A Global Success. Reflections on the success of a ‘Romp through the History of Philosophy’ Marianne Talbot University of Oxford. At the beginning of the academic year 2008/9… …I didn’t know what a podcast was….
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Reflections on the success of a ‘Romp through the History of Philosophy’
University of Oxford
…I didn’t know what a podcast was…
Yes, your podcast is currently the most popular worldwide download of those in iTunes U.
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…as of May 2010 it had been downloaded over half a million times…..
…it was also written up in many UK national newspapers.
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…it is still being downloaded 5,000 times per week
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… and that you are hoping soon to make some podcasts….
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