There are books of the same chemical composition as dynamite. The only difference is that a piece of dynamite explodes once, whereas a book explodes a thousand times. ― Yevgeny Zamyatin
It was really well-done. I enjoyed the actors who sounded eager and entertaining trying to imitate scientists' accents. What I liked about the series is that the narrators didn't hurl tons of specific terms and factual data at you at lightning speed so that you lose the plot completely.
The book covers a wide range of topics starting from Ancient Greece and Rome, then addressing the Renaissance period to Enlightenment up to modern times. The actors come up with curious examples from the history of brain studies (a story of a certain Anne Greene who was hanged in 1650 but died several years later, for instance).
Some of the scientists mentioned are Hippocrates, Galen, Leonardo da Vinci, Ibn Sina, Vesalius, Luigi Galvani, Santiago Ramon y Cajal, Otto Loewi, Henry Hallett Dale, William Grey Walter, Hans Berger, Edgar Adrian et al.
Here's the list of some topics embraced in the book: trepanation; epilepsy; brain dissection; grey matter and white matter; the circle of Willis; neurons, dendrites and axons; nerve net theory; Functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Your Mac Life, or YML as it is generally known, is a great way to stay abreast of what's happening in the world of Apple consumer products, especially including the iPod and Macintosh computer families. The principals (Shawn and Jay) are knowledgeable, amusing, and technically great at putting out a radio show. They (especially Shawn) are also opinionated and articulate, so if you generally agree with them you'll be entertained, but if not, you'll probably find them a little hard to take.
This is a show primarily for people who really like their Apple products, but it's also useful for those wondering what those products might offer them. The interviews and news features are the most useful, and their "shout outs" and more social segments can easily be skipped over. It's worth a sample subscription to see if you like it, and if you like the first few, you won't get bored.