Restoring UC Berkeley Podcasts – Help wanted


At the start of July a repository of university podcasts from UC Berkeley disappeared from the Internet.  This was the best repository of lectures I was able to find anywhere on the Internet.  Some have been lost forever, some have gone to iTunes (= may as well be lost forever) and some to Youtube.   Since iTunes discriminates against Android users I’ve started a repository item called UCBerkeleyLectures on Archive.org and am beginning to upload the audio that I have there.  At the moment there is only one course uploaded (because of trouble parsing metadata), but I have audio from a couple of dozen.

If you have audio from other courses and would like to help please let me know.

3 Responses to “Restoring UC Berkeley Podcasts – Help wanted”


  1. 1 bquass 15 January 2014 at 4:20 am

    Hi, Brendan. I was wondering, is there a Lecture #15 and a Lecture #26 to the Philosophy 185 Fall 2007 Heidegger course taught by Hubert Dreyfus? I am enjoying the lecture series, but I see that lectures 15 and 26 appear to be missing — and was hoping to track them down, if they exist.

    Thanks!
    Brian

    • 2 brendanscott 15 January 2014 at 8:25 pm

      Hi Brian
      Short answer: Sorry, they don’t exist.
      Long answer: If I have them, they’re up there (and if they were on the Berkeley webserver then I would have them). It may be that the recorder failed on that day or that there was a holiday (some courses kept incrementing the lecture numbers on holidays). Also, some lectures were omitted because a film or “third party content” was shown in the lecture.


  1. 1 Loss of the UC Berkeley Podcasts – updated (x2) « Brendan Scott’s Weblog Trackback on 20 July 2011 at 5:56 pm

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