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Second major sequence now available in audio format

21 Post author: Rick_from_Castify 31 January 2013 05:25AM

The sequence "A Human's Guide to Words" is now available as a professionally read podcast.

We have started working on the large "Reductionism" sequence which includes both the "Joy in the Merely Real" and the "Zombies" sub-sequences.  They should be available in a couple of weeks.

Comments (6)

Comment author: Dr_Manhattan 30 January 2013 01:55:18AM 7 points [-]

As someone who is arguably better at auditory processing vs. visual I much up vote this effort. I bought both available podcasts and the quality is good. Intend to buy others as they become available.

Comment author: PhilGoetz 01 February 2013 05:50:39AM 3 points [-]

I followed the link, but it isn't clear what my $5 pays for. A button says "Download", but when I click it, it tells me I need to buy a subscription. I don't want to do it if it means I have to go through iTunes, or click on a whole bunch of links to download individual MP3 files. I want to pay $5 and get a zip file of MP3s.

Comment author: Rick_from_Castify 01 February 2013 06:10:03PM *  2 points [-]

You get a podcast feed link which you can add to iTunes or to any podcast catcher program you choose to use. There are some benefits of doing it this way, the files are bookmark-able (your last listening place is remembered) and you can set your podcast software to automatically sync the 5 least recent unplayed files for example.

If you are anti-podcast though we could certainly share the files with you in a zip. Just shoot an email through to support@castify.co and we'd be happy to do that for you.

PS: If you'd like to test it out, just sign up for the Free essay from Eliezer here: http://castify.co/channels/3-eliezer-yudkowsky-the-simple-truth

Comment author: scott_from_castify 03 February 2013 02:10:43PM *  1 point [-]

One of our customers uses a Firefox plugin called downThemAll which, given an podcast feed, will download all the MP3s for you. I suspect this will most closely resemble the outcome you're looking for.

Comment author: PhilGoetz 01 February 2013 10:59:22PM 1 point [-]

Post says "second major sequence". Where's the first major sequence?

Comment author: Rick_from_Castify 01 February 2013 11:25:59PM 3 points [-]

The first major sequence is "Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions"; however, the wiki suggests to start with the minor sequence "Map and Territory". Links to all three below.

Map and Territory: http://castify.co/channels/4-less-wrong-map-and-territory http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Map_and_Territory_(sequence)

Mysterious Answers To Mysterious Questions: http://castify.co/channels/1-less-wrong-mysterious-answers-to-mysterious-questions http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Mysterious_Answers_to_Mysterious_Questions

A Human's Guide to Words: http://castify.co/channels/16-less-wrong-a-human-s-guide-to-words http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/A_Human%27s_Guide_to_Words