Many well-regarded universities are actively putting much of their course material up online so that anyone can pull down audio recordings of lectures and teach themselves (here’s ten universities with free science courses). As someone’s who’s never been able to constrain my interests to only the things I’m supposed to be working on, this is both a blessing and a challenge. On top of Google Tech talks and aforementioned TED conferences, that adds up to hours and hours of terrific educational content to load up an iPod with, both audio and visual.

So far I have been using UC Berkeley’s podcasts and am almost finished “attending” the Introduction to Astronomy course (which has been an excellent way to sate my fascination for the subject since catching The Sky at Night on TV is a non-trivial task). I’m planning on brushing up on my heretofore lacking Economics skills next.