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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/11434/mises-org-on-itunes-u/

Mises.org on iTunes U

January 12, 2010 by

The Mises Institute is pleased to announce that the multimedia content on Mises.org — many thousands of hours of audio and video — is now available through iTunes U. This is the future of education: straight from great minds to individual users around the world. FULL ARTICLE by B.K. Marcus


Fred Furash January 12, 2010 at 7:13 am

Great work, thanks so much to everyone involved!

Norbert January 12, 2010 at 7:48 am

You don’t know how happy you made at least me. I spent hours to download and convert audio files to have it on my Ipod.

Thanks again :-)

Manuel Lora January 12, 2010 at 8:14 am

Absolutely heroic.

Paul Vahur January 12, 2010 at 8:14 am

Absolutely astounding! Great work!!!

I’m one of the persons who has learned Austrian Economics through these audiofiles. All these lectures taught me economics and history and converted me from regular libertarian to anarcho-capitalist. Thank you! :-)

I was facing a little crisis only few weeks ago when I was running out of new audio (I had only Human Action unlistened). This past week has brought online some 100+ new files. I hope to last few months on that.

Norbert, I guess you were doing unnecessary work before. You can subscribe to different podcast feeds simply copying the feed link address and pasting it to iTunes>Advanced>Subscribe to Podcast…

Mark E. January 12, 2010 at 9:44 am

I am intrigued by this announcement.

I have given up my iPod for a Motorola Droid. Are there any non-iTunes podcast sources available? Using iTunes for this would be quite inconvenient.

I look forward to browsing and increasing my study.


Paul Vahur January 12, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Mark, I hope that someone who does not use iTunes will share their experience (I use only iTunes), but there are other podcatchers out there. See my previous post about getting the podcast address.

Mark E. January 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Paul Vahur,

Thanks for the suggestion. I use several different podcast subscription programs but, so far as I can tell, none can access an iTunes one.

I found this link (below) that describes a way that *used* to work but it seems Apple has changed it to prevent this method now.


I checked it out in iTunes and it looks good but I won’t be subscribing at this point. I hope Mises.org will consider setting it up through http://feedburner.com which has been swallowed up into Google. That makes it very easy for anyone to access.


Sandra MacGregor January 12, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Since retirement I’ve been happily becoming a technophobe. Now this changes everything. This will be wonderful. Are they voice or script lectures? This shows how ignorant I am. Thank you in advance for all the happy hours I’ll be spending learning.

Paul Vahur January 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Mark E.,

I’m not sure what you mean by iTunes podcast. Podcast as such is not an iTunes proprietary feature.

All that has changed now is that the links to feeds were added to iTunes U which is an directory inside iTunes store. I’m not using iTunes U to get all the Mises media, I simply copy the appropriate feed address (which could be for single file or category or subcategory) and paste it to my iTunes for download.

The newest Winamp handles the podcasts as well. All you need to do is to tell the Winamp Library the address of the feed and it will download the files for you in mp3 format. Here is a screenshot of how to get the feed address (in Chrome). Actually, iTunes downloads the files in mp3 as well and you can access them with other software or copy the files to your portable mp3 player.

Peter M. White January 12, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Your comments are timely. I recently recieved a check from my Mom and Sister for Christmas and used the funds to purchase a Sony Reader. I have downloaded and moved content from the Mised Institute via this medium. Very pleased.

Gernot Hassenpflug January 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm

This is an awesome and humbling development. Thank you very much for this gift.

Alpha January 13, 2010 at 10:10 am

It would be really great if you could make your podcasts available on the Zune Marketplace.

Greg Ransom January 13, 2010 at 10:24 am

The organization of materials is terrific.

This really helps those of us with Iphones and Ipods.

David B. January 13, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Thank you SO MUCH for all the resources! I must say that I am overwhelmed but very excited to get digging into all free material. SO Very valuable!

Thank you Mises.org! Keep it up and keep spreading Free thinking.

Mark E. January 13, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Paul Vahur,

Thank you for taking the time to respond. I didn’t know about the media link where all the podcasts could be found.


Your screenshot sorted that all out. :) I was under the impression that those streams were only available though the iTunes store.

Thank you for sharing that!

Reynolds C. January 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm

I did not believe at first that Mises.org is on iTunes. After I saw that you were, I did not hesitate to download pretty much everything that has been uploaded so that I can listen to the articles anytime I want. Thank you so much.

Arteom K. January 17, 2010 at 5:31 am

Great work. Thanks for Mr Rockwell and Turcker.

Christian Palmstierna January 26, 2010 at 5:26 am


Fantastic! Nice to have all the media in one app.

I noticed something unfortunate though. Most of the tracks on ‘Defending the Undefendable’ fade out too early. It’s only about 4-5 seconds missing on each, so it’s not a very big deal, but it is a bit annoying to have dear Jeff interrupted at the end of every chapter ;-)

William Calculator May 16, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Relax Do witches run spell checkers?

Andrew Hayes May 17, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I had also spent hours upon hours downloading and modifying files from mises.org to my computer so I could put them on my ipod. but they went in under podcasts, as new material became availible on Itunes U, I downloaded them, and they went under the classification ITUNES U. So in an effort to streamline my collection I deleted all that I had, so that I could re download them through Itunes U.
but now I find that particular collections wont download in itunes. For instance, the Politics of Obedience.

I don’t know on whose end that problem is, but I thought it couldn’t hurt to let ya’ll know. maybe its my problem, and maybe its itunes problem. but I thought I’d mention it.
Has anyone else had this kind of trouble?

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