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iTunes and Podcasts

Many of us use iTunes. Actually, I’m pretty sure anyone who listens to music and is living in this century uses iTunes for whatever reason. I’ve also recently discovered that iTunes has a lot of features that are commonly overlooked, one of those is podcasts.

Podcasts always sounded a bit weird to me. However they’re an incredibly valuable resource, as there are podcasts on thousands of things, ranging from rose gardening to workout tips. After doing some investigating, I discovered that there are a LOT of podcasts dealing with graphic design. Most of them are produced by actual working designers, design firms, or organizations dealing with design.

Here are a few good ones if you want to give it a shot; it seems like an odd way to learn more about design, but they’re actually interesting to listen to, especially when you’re working on some kind of project and need background noise.

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum podcast

Typeradio podcast (about typography- actually pretty interesting)

PRI: Design for the Real World

Voices of Design


  1. John Cipriani wrote:

    I agree there are many untapped features of iTunes that go unnoticed, but that because the average user just wants to put music on their ipod. However those who explore more will be rewarded for their effort. I’ve used podcasts to learn about many things varying from astronomy to cooking and everything in between. Not only a great tool for learning, many of them are highly entertaining.

    Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 9:35 am | Permalink
  2. Natalie Andrews wrote:

    I am a culprit of over-looking podcasts. I had no idea what it was, let alone that it could be used as a good learning tool. I always iTunes for its basic function, listening to music. I’ll be sure to check it out!

    Monday, September 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm | Permalink