posted on October 20, 2012 16:48
The Water Sifu "turns ordinary water workers into black belts." We stumbled across this free podcast developed by an operator in California. Over the course of 28 episodes, Ty Whitman tackles a range of topics covered on water supply treatment and distribution certification exams.
"Interesting, informative, and fun talk about the drinking water industry. This podcast is created by a water worker not only for anyone in the industry, but anyone who's ever been curious about it, with a mixture of classroom style and "just for fun" style shows."
If you're not familiar with podcasts, they are short audio episodes of one or more people discussing a topic. Some share time-sensitive information and others, like this one, are more timeless in the featured content. You can listen to podcasts on the web, download them to your computer, or use them on your mobile device. Episodes of The Water Sifu are available for direct listen and download or you can subscribe through iTunes.
While Whitman does share his own opinions and anecdotes in the episodes, the uniqueness of this podcast makes this a fun supplement to traditional certification exam prep. As with face-to-face training sessions, the added human touch of the audio format makes learning easier. We're not endorsing these, but the instructor also has math DVDs available for purchase.