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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Free online podcast abstracts

JournalJunkie provides free online podcasts of the abstracts of articles in a growing number of medical journals.  You can listen to them online or download them to your MP3 player.  You can also "subscribe" for automatic downloads.  When the journals provide their own podcasts (as Lancet, BMJ, NEJM, and JAMA do, for example), JournalJunkie simply adds links and the layer of subscription management.  For journals that don't already provide podcasts, JournalJunkie makes its own.  All the voices on its podcasts are human --and it has a standing call for more human readers.