My proposal works in two ways. First, I want to use these free podcasts in the classroom, to whet the students appetite to the literature. I know that in my high school, they experimented in giving all students an I-Pod for homework; students could easily place these reading onto their I-Pods and take them home.
However, listening to a podcast is not enough. I think recording a class podcast, recording passages from the books being studied, would make a great class project. I will be looking into podcast technology, and how to upload these recordings onto a class website, or one of the two websites listed above. Wish me luck!