National Geographic is Video Podcasting
In case you haven't noticed National Geographic is video podcasting. Quite frankly they are some of the best quality and most interesting podcasts I've ever seen. The vision of bringing that same exotic look into world cultures is alive and better than ever. Video podcasting seems to me a natural extention of the vision of those first national geographic magazines to use pictures. It's an interesting point of perspective with 100's of thousands of videobloggers on youtube and throughout the web. To me these videos illustrate how far we have yet to go before the world truely becomes the global village so talked about in the past. THey're a far cry from teenage girls sitting in their bedrooms talking about their secrete crush or viral videos of people lipsyncing lyric to crazy pop tunes.
"Unusual Food: Fried Rat"
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The thought of eating rats would be disgusting to many people, but there are areas of the world where a grilled rat is considered a yummy treat.
To bad national geographic doesn't even have a decent web page. But you can see their posts on mefeedia, http://mefeedia.com/feeds/18639/