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AIRS High-Tech PodCasts

All of these Podcast series' contain the latest information on computers, phones, screen-readers, video magnifiers, or topics of general scientific interest.

The table below has a row for each Podcast series. The link in the left column takes you to the web page for the Series.

AIRS High-Tech Podcast Series'
Series TitleSeries Description
AppleVisAIRSLA Is proud to link you to this series of podcasts providing Apple VoiceOver users with App and feature guidance.
Ars TechnicaMike Paul reads his selections from Ars Technica, a website covering news and opinions in technology, science, politics, and society. It publishes news, reviews, and guides on issues such as computer hardware and software, science, technology policy, and video games.
Cool Blind TechAIRSLA is pleased to provide links to Cool Blind Tech podcasts on technology of vital importance to the blind and visually impaired community. Learn More at CoolBlindTech.com.
Braille Institute PodcastsFrom time-to-time the Braille Institute produces a recorded seminar or special event that has lasting value to our listeners. When that happens, the Institute makes the recordings available to AIRS so that they can continue to serve the community. In the past these have included descriptions of the Tournament of Roses, the Braille Challenge and seminars on advances in vision.
Brain Pickings PodcastsBrain Pickings, at brainpickings.org, is a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, a subjective lens on what matters in the world and why, bringing you things you didn't know you were interested in - until you are. Larry Oliver reads his special selections.
Car and DriverShare Tim McKean's passionate interest in the American dream as he reads articles from Car and Driver Magazine.
Car TalkAIRSLA provides these links to NPR's hilarious weekly radio series "Car Talk" with Tom and Ray Magliozzi.
Consumer ReportsComprehensive advice on anything that's worth buying from the most authoritative, unbiased source of information for the intelligent consumer - Consumer Reports.
Daily AIRSThere's something new every day on AIRSLA! Each day of the week our volunteers bring you the topic-of-the day; from foreign news to inspirational messages to tech talk. Tune in every day for these short, topical podcasts.
Discover MagazineChris Martinez reads you his selections from Discover Magazine. Thought-provoking and cutting-edge content from the Sciences.
Foundation Fighting BlindnessThe Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), has an extensive program of seminars and special events that benefits our listeners far beyond the day of the event. Recently, the Foundation has made recordings of medical seminars on vision loss and their fantastically successful VISIONWALK fundraising event available to AIRS.
FSCastFSCast is Freedom Scientific's monthly podcast. Hosted by Jonathan Mosen, Vice President of Blindness Hardware Product Management, FSCast features news, interviews, and product demonstrations relating to Freedom Scientific products. FSCast is a great way to make the most of the products you have as well as learning about what's new and what's around the corner.
Low Vision TechnologyDr. Bill Takeshita tells you how to get the most from PC's and other gadgetry that can help those with low vision get along.
MacworldAIRSLA is pleased to link you to podcasts of Macworld magazine to keep you abreast of the continuing computer developments being made by the Mac. Macintosh users can rely on Macworld's incisive product reviews, in-depth feature, articles, technical pointers, buying tips and Labs-based performance reports - with specialized updates on desktop publishing, graphics, connectivity and telecommunications.
Monster TalkPresented by SKEPTIC magazine, MonsterTalk is a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and werewolves. Evidence is examined according to strict scientific principles.
Motor TrendMotor Trend Magazine provides the motoring enthusiast with road tests, vehicle comparisons, automotive trends, driver's experiences, and The Car of The Year competition. Shelley Stephen reads you her selections from each issue.
NatureNature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science. The Nature Podcast is a free weekly audio show highlighting content from each issue, and interviews with the scientists creating the data. AIRSLA is proud to present these links to the Nature Podcasts.
NPR Science FridayScience Friday, as heard on NPR, is a weekly discussion of the latest news in science, technology, health, and the environment hosted by Ira Flatow. Ira interviews scientists, authors, and policymakers, and listeners can call in and ask questions as well. Hear it each week on NPR stations nationwide!
PC MagazineScott Olthoff reads his selections from PC Magazine. Listen in as he painlessly leads you through the complexities of computer literacy.
PC WorldPaul J. Warwick reads selections from PC World magazine, the complete resource on how to select, buy and use PC products and services. Each issue features products rankings, evaluations and ratings, tips, how-to's, consumer advice and step-by-step guides.
Popular ScienceR.J. Amador reads you articles from Popular Science, a magazine specifically for the general reader interested in science and technology subjects. It has won over 50 awards, including the ASME awards for journalistic excellence in both 2003 (for General Excellence) and 2004 (for Best Magazine Section). It has been translated into over 30 languages and is sent to at least 45 countries.
Science SelectionsThis series of podcasts is intended to keep you up to date on the whole spectrum of scientific progress without losing you in technospeak or abstract concepts. It features selections from the more popular scientific journals, such as Scientific American Magazine, but also takes its material from such sources as the Los Angeles Times or the New Yorker, when appropriate. The articles read range from methane on Mars and cosmic radiation to our sense of smell and the intelligence of ravens.
Sky and TelescopeBeginner or experienced, if you're excited about astronomy, Sky and Telescope is for you. Each issue contains practical observing tips, our popular star charts, useful product reviews, advice on astrophotography, and so much more! Roger Baker guides your tour through the universe.
All About Smart PhonesDr. Bill Takeshita, Julian Vargas and the occasional guest discuss the latest smart phone technology, accessibility characteristics, and techniques that make sure you'll get the most out of your device. In addition, Julian will occasionally host Tech Talk, a round table discussion of technology of interest to the visually impaired community.
SmithsonianJim Hull reads you his article selections from the prestigious journal of the Smithsonian Institution.
Star Trek Mission LogMission Log is a Roddenberry Entertainment podcast with the sole purpose of exploring the Star Trek universe one episode at a time. The mission: to explore, debate and discuss one of the largest science fiction phenomena of all time - Star Trek. AIRSLA is pleased to link these logs for our vision-impaired listeners.
Video Game UpdatesLet Tim Pedersen feed your addiction to the latest and greatest video games - you know you want to! Seriously, Tim selects and reads articles on popular games to inform your buying decisions.
Vision TalkDr. Bill Takeshita interviews guests expert in such topics as medicine, assistive technology, psychiatric counseling and practical advice for the vision-impaired community.
Vision Treatment AdvancesMax Flehinger, former AIRSLA President, selects and reads articles on recent advances in vision treatment from a variety of prominent vision treatment journals and seminars.
BBC FutureTerry Ryan selects articles from BBC Future, a home for the insatiably curious, dedicated to making you smarter every day.
Wired MagazineMichael Sessums reads you selected articles from Wired Magazine about how new and developing technology affects culture, the economy, and politics.

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If you'd like to see us read your favorite, or if you'd not only like to suggest a PodCast series, but help produce it as well, send us an e-mail with your ideas and intentions.

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