Free audio and video podcasts from National Geographic now make it possible for students and teachers to experience an African safari, catch the week’s top science and nature news stories, and listen to interviews and songs of world music stars. Available for downloading to an iPod or MP3 player, the podcasts aim to inspire audiences to care about the planet by tapping into a wide range of newly produced and existing content from National Geographic. “Podcasting is the ultimate tool for learning about the world,” said Betsy Scolnik, vice president of content operations for National Geographic Digital Media. “It makes it easy for everyone–from students and teachers looking for study resources, to armchair travelers or on-the-go adventurers–to access great stories through video, audio, music, and still photos. National Geographic’s podcasts build on more than a century of exploration. The lively topics and engaging sights and sounds captivate audiences of all generations.”