I've been spending a lot of time in my car.
So I've been listening to podcasts lately. I love music, but one can only listen to the same mp3s and songs so many times. Podcasts are free; free new music is a lot less easily obtained.
- This American Life, The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar (This American Life episodes are free to download for a week, then free to listen to online but pay to download) - really wonderfully told story of families, family legends, the stories they tell ourselves, and how we use that to shape our lives
- This American Life, This I Used to Believe - I found the segment about the football coach a little bit annoying, but "Scrambled Nest Egg" was wreching and "Pants Pants Revolution" was hilarious
- This American Life, Scenes from a Recession - did you know there are FDIC secret agents? I didn't. Totally fascinating.
- This American Life, Fine Print - worth listening to just for the segment "Occupancy May Be Revoked Without Notice"
- I relistened to Kate Braestrup's interview with Speaking of Faith, and it was as lovely as the last time I listened to it; you want the unedit interview, dead middle of the page. It's long but lovely.
- a random episode of Savage Love, and half of another random episode - I have to be in just the right mood to listen to this; in the right mood, Dan Savage is funny and biting; in the wrong mood, he's a little too biting
- an okay but not great interview with Laurie R. King, a little about The God of the Hive and a little bit about the Russell books in general (and dammit, why isn't it April yet? :) )
- a podcast with madrobins reading from an unpublished third Sarah Tolerance book (*swoon*) [I can't find where she posted the original link to the podcast, but if you want to listen, I'll email it to you]
I've been listening to some really good stuff. Next up is Torchwood: Lost Souls, and then the other radio dramas in order (and whoever has Asylum out can please to be giving it back to the library now), so that I can watch Children of the Earth (it might not be strictly necessary, but I'm a completist) and tomorrow I'm picking up the audiobook of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society from the library. I don't normally do audiobooks - I'm too impatient for them, I can read faster than they can - but in the car, it'd be a good solution, so I'm going to give it another try.