I was browsing iTunes the other night and noticed that they are now offering “iTunes U” — podcasts of lectures, events, speeches and so on. You can “take” literature courses at various schools, and there are some universities that have recorded author readings. You can listen to a course on the nature of creativity at MIT, for example, or on “the literature of crisis” at Stanford. Stanford actually has a bunch of tracks on literature, including discussions of various authors and books, like ZZ Packer and Wallace Stegner. Neat.