Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Good Stuff for Me: What I'm listening to....

I don't want to imply that anyone out there is not familiar with these radio shows, but I've been asking friends lately, "Did you hear such and such" and I've been getting blank stares back. So, I'm just putting this out there, and if anybody listens to these shows, tell me, and let's talk.

This is what I listen to when I clean:

This American Life
I've been listening to this show for years, and it never disappoints. I have laughed to tears (bodybuilding snowman), and been moved to tears (this week's is actually quite poignant), and the time flies right on by. Your thoughts? I especially recommend this episode about the healthcare debate , which was excellent at clarifying the issues involved.

Radio Lab
My cool sister recommended Radio Lab to me a year ago and it is great! I listen to my sister about new things. She introduced me to Pearl Jam in 1992, took me to a Sarah McLachlan concert in 1994, sent me emails in 1998, when I checked my email account maybe once a month, and moved to San Francisco AND started doing marathons and triathlons before it was the cool thing to do. Anne, you are so on the cusp. And Anne likes Radio Lab. And I really do, too.

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
Classic NPR show that makes me laugh out loud. Ah, am I geeking you out yet? But really, Mo Rocca cracks me up every time he talks. Eva, I am still sorry to have had to give up your spare ticket to see the live show all those years ago! And, did you know that Peter Segal is a pretty serious marathoner?

So, friends, what are you listening to these days?


Kristy said...

I haven't listened to This American Life in a while. I should put some new episodes on my ipod and listen to that while I walk on the treadmill (yeah, no more running for me) instead of watching lame morning shows.

I have always really enjoyed NPR's story corps. I think there are some interesting insights into peoples lives and what makes them who they are. I haven't listened to the other programs you mentioned, I'll have to check them out.

The other thing I have been enjoying lately is my Corrine Bailey Ray Pandora station.

Tammy said...

Hi Becca. I always forget about this blog and then every now and then I check it out and read back a bunch of posts. So, I am obsessed with NPR actually. And even more obsessed with "Wait wait don't tell me." Our favorites are Paula Poundstone and Mo Rocca. We always lament the fact that we didn't know about "wait wait" when I was working in Chicago a few summers ago. It was before we had Brian so we were totally free and just looking for stuff to do. We missed our chance to go to the show!