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So, don't tell him, but I've been cheating on Ira Glass. You see, my… 
15th-Apr-2010 09:51 pm
So, don't tell him, but I've been cheating on Ira Glass. You see, my weekly this American Life fix doesn't even last me through Monday (45 miles, 75 minutes, plus parking time) and I've listened to the back episodes I've downloaded. So I've been trying out other stuff. There's Speaking of Faith, though it's often very chewy and I have to be in the right mood to listen to it (Krista Tippett is just a touch twee), but I have a bunch of back episodes of it pulled down, and I do enjoy it. I've tried Fresh Air, but it's just not grabbing me. (I know, heresy). I am loving Science Friday, but it is also only once a week. (I'm driving 250 miles a week just going to work). seattlejo has voted for Coverville, which I've downloaded, but not tried yet - what else good should I be listening to?
16th-Apr-2010 04:34 am (UTC)
Lynn Rosetto Casper's "Splendid Table."

"Radio Lab." Cannot recommend this enough. The long ones are especially good.

"Heart and Soul: Faith Perspectives" - it's a BBC version of "Speaking of Faith," with no twee-ness.

"Wait Wait Don't Tell Me: The NPR Quiz Show"

16th-Apr-2010 11:39 am (UTC)
Oh, yea, I've heard of Radio Lab! They did part of a recent TAL, and Ira was like "If you're not listening to RL, go do it right now." I'll check them, and everyone else, out.
16th-Apr-2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
I second Radio Lab. I just got into it, and it's SO GOOD. I also recommend Stuff You Should Know. It's basically these two dudes in their 30s who explain completely random stuff in a straightforward, accessible way. Non-political, not overly thinky or overly dumbed down, and they're VERY funny. Topics range from the Amish to Muppets to parasites to drug trafficking, all explained in neutral, sort of Wikipedia-esque ways for about 20 minutes a pop.
16th-Apr-2010 05:07 am (UTC)
Another vote for Splendid Table and I'm really fond of On The Media. And yes on Wait... Wait.... and PRI's Bob Edwards' Weekend.
16th-Apr-2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
I like Splendid Table so so much.

I also have been listening to a lot of All Songs Considered lately.
17th-Apr-2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
I agree with Wait... Wait... Just make sure you can laugh and drive at the same time. I also like Stuff You Should Know although I only ever listen to it by chance.
19th-Apr-2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
I did a podcast roundup post here not too long ago. Since then, I've dropped the Personal Finance Hour podcast and added Speaking of Faith and Wait, Wait.
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