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I’m looking for podcasts to listen to on my recently inherited iPod. All the podcast directories are huge and most of the favorites lists I can find are tech heavy, so I’ve decided I need some individual recommendations. Here is what I listen to now:

Do you have any favorite podcasts? I’d love to hear about them.

· comments [90] · 09-13-2007 · categories:technology ·

90 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jenn // Sep 13, 2007 at 11:02 am

    I like KCRW’s Good Food. It’s based in California (and I’m not) but it has a lot of interesting interviews and bits. I also like Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me.

  • 2 Ansley // Sep 13, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Here are a few of my faves, all available through itunes:

    Cast On, a podcast for knitters

    Good Food, KCRW

    60 Second Science, Scientific American

    The Business, KCRW

  • 3 Krista // Sep 13, 2007 at 11:09 am

    I like NPR’s Story of the Day. They’re not too long, they include a good mix of current events, pop culture and human interest. Added bonus- they make great conversation starters.

    I also like Slate’s explainer podcast. Answers the questions behind current events.

    Congrats on the inheritance.

  • 4 Raquel // Sep 13, 2007 at 11:13 am

    I have to say that Frickin’ Circus is one of my favorites – there’s a line on the right that lets you subscribe through iTunes. Listen from the beginning, they start off a little slow, but about 8 episodes in he starts to really get a good thing going. He’s a great storyteller and life on a circus train or with a circus is pretty damn interesting.

  • 5 Carolyn // Sep 13, 2007 at 11:16 am

    My favorite is not for just listening to, but for working out. It’s called Podrunner and every episode is an hour-long mix of music tuned to a certain number of beats per minute. I run faster when I listen to fast music!

  • 6 Becky // Sep 13, 2007 at 11:31 am

    I made a list of what I listen on my own blog:

    I commute almost 90 miles a day, so I need a LOT to listen to. I’d say the ones I enjoy the most are RadioLab (so good, it’s like This American Life with science!); Downtown Soulville (if you like old soul records) and CraftSanity. I pick and choose with CraftSanity, as I only listen to the ‘casts about crafts I do, but she’s got great guests — check out the archive.

    I’ve also heard that the BBC podcast “In Our Time” is supposed to be great. I am having trouble subscribing to it through iTunes, though.

    Hope this helps! And thanks to the other commenters.. I’m sure I’ll find something new, too!


  • 7 nazilam // Sep 13, 2007 at 11:38 am

    I was going to say KCRW good food. I also listen to wait wait don’t tell me and who do you know and other sorts of things I usually can’t remember to listen to on the weekends.

    Makes dog walking way more interesting.

    The Now Show from the BBC is funny especially if you are keen on current british events.

  • 8 erica // Sep 13, 2007 at 11:39 am

    I love NPR’s Wait, Wait don’t tell me for laughs.
    Also for short treats- Story Corps on Itunes.

  • 9 melissa // Sep 13, 2007 at 11:47 am

    I love Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me as well, also available from NPR.

  • 10 Sister Diane // Sep 13, 2007 at 11:57 am

    Well, okay, I’ll be like that, and recommend my own: CraftyPod, which is a podcast about making stuff.

    If you like This American Life, you’ll also like To the Best of our Knowledge, from PRI (, and RadioLab, from WNYC (

    And then, Brini Maxwell’s Hints for Gracious Living is awesome, and available in both video and audio formats. (


  • 11 Mo // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    I listen to NPR’s All Songs Considered. I love-love-love it. Also, I watch Larry King Live on podcasts.

  • 12 Kelly // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    NPR’s Talk of the Nation is good (depends on the topic though), BBC’s The Nolan Show is interesting, Real Time with Bill Maher – Love that one. Nancy Pearl has a podcast and sometimes you can get pod books for free. I recently got Pride and Prejudice individual chapters as podcasts. All of the above are from iTunes. Good Luck!

  • 13 Elizabeth // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    My favorite podcast is the Mark Kermode’s BBC movie reviews. He is hilarious. If you can find it (it’s not available through the BBC anymore but it’s on You Tube), his review of the Pirates of the Caribbean 3 is…indescribable.
    Anyway, you can subscribe to the regular podcast right through Itunes.

  • 14 Monica // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    I just recently started listening to the knitting blog Stash and burn ( which I really dig.

  • 15 Marlisa // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Radio Lab is a recent addition to my podcast list. I checked it out after hearing a plug for it on This American Life. Very, very interesting!

  • 16 Elizabeth // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    Here are a few of my favs:

    – Eat Feed
    – Tips from the Top Floor (digital photography)
    – Thistlepod with Fiona Ritchie (NPR)
    – Jazz Profiles (NPR)
    – Best of Nolan (BBC)
    – Driveway Moments (NPR)

    have fun listening!

  • 17 K. // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    How Much Do We Love

    Start at the beginning. You won’t be disappointed.

  • 18 Amber // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    Good Food
    Knitpicks Podcast
    Lime & Violet
    Stash & Burn’s podcast
    Vogue’s podcast
    Vegetarian Food for Thought

  • 19 chrispy // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    I love creative mom podcast. I don’t even have kids or want them but she talks about inspiration and other things which inspire me to pull out the sketchbook again. also she causes me to wonder about other things. It is a really great series and her audio has been excellent from day one.

  • 20 Jennifer // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    Podcasts I look forward to:

    Lime n Violet
    Slate (the Friday Gabfest)
    Cast On

    Others I enjoy:

    Mr. Manners
    Grammar Girl
    Movies You Should See
    McLaughlin Group (audio)

    I didn’t include any video podcasts, but there are lots of those as well.

  • 21 erat // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    My faves are more musical than informative (although This American Life is still high on my “Best Podcast Evahhhh” list). My faves so far:

    KEXP Live Performances Podcast (in-studio and live venue concerts, but you Seattlites probably know that already, huh?)

    They Might Be Giants Podcast (always good for a smile or two)

    CBC Radio 3 Podcast (Canadian indie bands)

    As far as video podcasts go, I only follow Photoshop TV. It’s informative and goofy at the same time, but it’s only interesting to a certain segment of society, I guess.

  • 22 Karen // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Thirding Radio Lab! I found out about it via This American Life and now listen to it regularly.

    I’m also a big fan of a lot of the CBC (Canada’s national radio network) podcasts. You can see the full list here:

    My own favourites from CBC include Q, Quirks and Quarks, Vinyl Cafe Stories, and Editor’s Choice.

  • 23 chilihead // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    I love

    Grammar Girl
    The Classic Tales
    Learn Spanish with Coffee Break Spanish
    This American Life

  • 24 Colleen // Sep 13, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    I listen to lots of American Public Media podcasts that are great and documentary-ish like This American Life:

    The Story:
    American RadioWorks:
    Weekend America:

    Fresh Air has a podcast now, and The New Yorker has a fiction podcast that’s great.

  • 25 Kim // Sep 13, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    The Sound of Young America and Jordan, Jesse Go! are both great. TSYOA is mostly interviews and JJGo is Jordan and Jesse just talking about stuff. They are both fine fellas. Highly recommended. Both podcasts accessible through

  • 26 Maria // Sep 13, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    Please, please check out The Dawn and Drew Show, some of the first podcast pioneers out there. Very, very funny!

  • 27 Matt Haughey // Sep 13, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    Another vote for The Sound of Young America (

    Jesse has an awesome radio voice and years of experience so the finished product is really polished. He interviews people that interest him and range from stand-up comics to indie rockers to comic book artists to writers to rappers. You never know what to expect, but it’s always really good and worth the 30 min or so.

  • 28 leslie // Sep 13, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    I love radiolab!

  • 29 J // Sep 13, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    Check out Keith & The Girl — they’re hilarious (much better than Dawn & Drew)!

  • 30 Rachel // Sep 13, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    Wait! Wait! Don’t tell me! Always entertains me.

  • 31 Shanee // Sep 13, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    I love:

    Feast of Fools
    Never Not Funny
    Lime & Violet
    Savage Love
    Creative Mom
    Manic Mommies-which yes for parents but I think I would listen to anyways even without child.

  • 32 Dana // Sep 13, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    I must say OPEN SOURCE. They suddenly lost their funding early this summer but we are all hoping it comes back. It started it all and is hosted by the fabulous Christopher Lydon. Others: The Story, This American Life, Good Food, Speaking of Faith, Real Time, Fresh Air, Carnegie Council Podcast, and Talk of the Nation.

  • 33 ann // Sep 13, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    Stoop Storytelling – recorded stories on a theme from the monthly(ish) shows in Baltimore. Some guests famous, some not. Always a treat.

  • 34 Karen // Sep 13, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    Ricky Gervais’s original 12 podcasts with Steven Merchant and Karl Pilkington were riotously funny and added pure joy to my life. They are on or itunes. They did others but I haven’t heard them yet.

  • 35 Claire // Sep 13, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    NPR’s Car Talk – even if you don’t give a damn about cars its hysterical.

  • 36 nadarine // Sep 13, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    also- 89.3 The Current’s “Musicheads” podcast- music chat every Tues with ridiculously well-spoken dj’s. One of which has an accent. What’s not to love?

  • 37 Virginia // Sep 13, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    I love Wait Wait and Bryant Park Project on NPR, NY Times Book Review and Front Page, and Slate Magazine Daily Podcast.

  • 38 erica // Sep 13, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    NPR: hidden kitchens

  • 39 Sami // Sep 13, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    I subscribe to the following:

    Beyond Jazz (a crazy hiphop / jazz/ whateveh show out of Belgium)

    To the Best of Our Knowledge (I’m soooo glad they finally started posting a portion of their shows)

    The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (not to be missed are Friday’s sessions with Shields & Brooks)

    Ultima Thule (a wonderful show out of Australia that spins new age music of all types – they put together some stunningly beautiful shows)

    I think I’ll check out some of the podcasts listed in the other comments…

  • 40 pam // Sep 13, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    it looks like you are a fan of askmefi like i am, so try the mefi podcast! it cracks me up to listen to matt and jess talk about their favorite threads of the week/month. they always introduce a good song or two from mefi music. and they’ve recently started answering member questions.

    the coldchef interview was amazing. (you can subsribe through itunes too)

  • 41 Andrea // Sep 13, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    This list so far has more words than music :)
    Rubyfruit Radio ( is the best 30 minutes of female artists you’ll hear. The podcaster lets the artists’ work shine through, i.e., the podcast isn’t about her, and she plays a great mix of acoustic folk to hard rock with a little (very little) dance and soul thrown in. Go back through the archive and download every episode. You’ll hear great music and realize that radio truly does suck.

  • 42 CC // Sep 13, 2007 at 4:35 pm is two successful authors, two bottles of wine, and lots of giggles- their main focus is wine and writing but their tangents are often more hilarious than anything either Lani Diane Rich or Samantha Graves has in print

    Don’t forget books- I download audio books from the Denver library and listen to them on the road

  • 43 megan // Sep 13, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    Andrea – Thank you. I should have clarified that I am indeed looking for non-music podcasts.

  • 44 ~~Melissa // Sep 13, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    Just one more book (interviews with children’s books writers and illustrators-inspiration, how they work…. ):

    Quirks and Quarks: the latest in science, technology, medicine and the environment
    (I love the incredible info about nature and animals)
    -see past shows for online podcast archives

    Tapestry: Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning
    (wonderful insightful, candid interviews/discussions)
    -see past shows for online podcast archives

    Can’t wait to check out other commenter’s recommendations!

  • 45 Leanne // Sep 13, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    I really enjoy listening to podcasts of Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW ( … one of the few things that I liked about living in southern california.

  • 46 Kris // Sep 13, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    Keith and the Girl!! and if you are listening to savage lovecast….then Fox and the City and Don’t Touch the talent :)

  • 47 anne // Sep 13, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    i ditto the dawn and drew show. it can be pretty dirty but they have a knack for saying the silly stuff one thinks out loud. i don’t know how they sustain their energy but they do.

  • 48 meghan // Sep 13, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    the podcast “Uhh Yeah Dude” is the best thing i’ve ever heard.

  • 49 Kim // Sep 13, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Not mentioned yet (most of my favorites were already recommended!):

    More Hip than Hippie, my favorite green podcast. Dori and Val are hilarious

    Driveway moments: Sort of like story of the day, but just regular ol’ compelling stories updated irregularly

    The Science Friday podcast. I like Talk of the nation, but I don’t commute everyday ,so episodes pile up, but Science Friday is always interesting.

  • 50 sarah // Sep 13, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    KEXP Music that matters Podcast
    WYNC’s Radio lab

  • 51 Mike G. // Sep 13, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    Sound Opinions from American Public Radio/WBEZ in Chicago. It’s the Ebert and Roeper of indie rock.

    Smart City with Carol Coletta. It hits all of the trends in urbanism before they hit my city.

  • 52 monica // Sep 14, 2007 at 3:41 am

    It is funny. Like laughing on the bus, getting embarassed about laughing out loud funny.

  • 53 Kim // Sep 14, 2007 at 3:53 am

    I’m so excited to see all these podcast recommendations! I have 7 to add to my list that is now heavy with The Splendid Table and a couple downloaded books from my local library. I must say that Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me has to be an acquired taste.

  • 54 esseff // Sep 14, 2007 at 4:50 am

    PRI’s Studio 360 hosted by Kurt Anderson is excellent.

  • 55 Miss Huckleberry // Sep 14, 2007 at 5:47 am

    Oh boy. First of all I’m glad you posted this question! I listen to podcasts at work (headphones) and I’ve pretty much made it through all of the past shows and am in the market for new stuff. So here’s mine as of now:

    The Dave Ramsey Show- (everyone should listen to him!!)
    Lip Gloss & Laptops
    Chasing Beauty
    Manic Mommies
    Real Time with Bill Maher
    The Diva Cast
    Bruce Williams – I just found him yesterday, not sure still
    NPR- This I Believe
    Me & The Bean (I was still working on back episodes and now it’s gone, anyone know what happened?)

    I’ve tried listening to the Savage Love podcast but it’s just too vulgar for me to listen to at work, it makes me feel dirty sometimes! lol

    Thanks for all the great suggestions from everyone- I have a list of 27 new ones to check out!!

  • 56 melissa // Sep 14, 2007 at 5:52 am

    I listen to a lot of podcasts since I walk back and forth to work each day, but my favourite has got to be BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent. Each episode contains 4 or 5 reports from BBC news correspondents posted all over the globe giving interesting little reports on things that happen in their country that wouldn’t normally make the news. It’s like travelling but without the airport hassles!

  • 57 Angela // Sep 14, 2007 at 5:56 am

    I have a few faves:

    2 Harry Potter Podcasts
    Craftcast with Allison Lee
    Renaissance Festival Podcast
    Irish and Celtic Music Podcast
    NY Times Book review
    Jamie Oliver

  • 58 Deborah // Sep 14, 2007 at 6:22 am

    FlavorCast – silly songs, fun stories, boys being boys. It’s GREAT!

  • 59 Michelle // Sep 14, 2007 at 6:46 am

    We seem to have a lot of podcasts in common – I’m a big fan of Smodcast, On the Media, This American Life, etc. Here’s a couple you might consider:

    WFMU’s Seven Second Delay (a long running radio show in New Jersey, now published as a weekly podcast through iTunes. Funny as hell!)

    Filmspotting – a smart weekly movie review podcast.

    Chowcast – this is a brand new one that friends of mine started. Their feed isn’t on iTunes yet, but you can download it from Every episode will be about that evening’s dinner.

    The Ethicist – a short weekly reading of the New York Times ethics advice column.

  • 60 Jess // Sep 14, 2007 at 7:04 am

    I’ll add another plug for both
    All Songs Considered and RadioLab.
    Studio 360 is also great- arts and culture.

  • 61 Julie // Sep 14, 2007 at 7:28 am

    I just recently discovered and I am hooked! It’s cool because because while the podcast is about making stuff, the conversation leans towards the root of creativity. She has an awesome and soothing radio voice as well.

  • 62 candice // Sep 14, 2007 at 7:40 am

    this is great. i listen to podcasts all day at work, and now i have so many more! i’m a little obsessed with “Jordan, Jesse, Go!”, and i love the irreverent, innocent silliness of TSOYA, “The College Years”, too. Filmspotting is a great podcast about movie reviews, but they’re going through a bit of a transitional time right now (i’m sure it’ll still be awesome, though). Scene Unseen Movie Reviews is also great fun, but a little less professional than Filmspotting. Good luck sorting through all these tips!

  • 63 Abby // Sep 14, 2007 at 9:15 am

    Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me!

    My husband and I went to a live taping last night here in Winston-Salem. (The tix were my bday gift.) It will be played this Saturday.

    LOVE this show.

  • 64 Abby // Sep 14, 2007 at 9:16 am

    I also really like NPR’s Fresh Air. (I’m going to bookmark this post. Great question.)

  • 65 Monique // Sep 14, 2007 at 9:30 am

    I must be as geeky as I am always accused of being. My weekly podcasts:
    This Week in Science
    The Skeptics Guide to the Universe
    Science in the City
    Point of Inquiry
    The Naked Scientist
    and finally, a slathering of NPR podcasts including:
    Driveway Moments
    Fresh Air
    Science Friday
    Health and Science
    Your Health
    Story of the day

  • 66 Lucia // Sep 14, 2007 at 9:37 am

    Stash and Burn

    None craft podcasts-
    Bon Appetit Audio
    The First 10 Years (Elvis Costello!)
    On The Media

  • 67 Kristina // Sep 14, 2007 at 9:40 am

    I’ll hop in with another CBC podcast— Writers & Company. They’re usually well-known authors (the summer’s “best of” featured Vikram Seth, Margaret Atwood, Ruth Reichl, Nick Hornby, Ian McEwan). They’re about an hour long, so there’s time to talk about both their books and the ideas behind them; but they never get boring.

    If you haven’t got one already, I recommend an iTrip. The technology isn’t flawless, but podcasts are great to listen to in traffic.

    Plus another vote for All Songs Considered. And if you’re in the mood for something serious, BBC has a variety of their documentaries available for download.

  • 68 megan // Sep 14, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Kristina – unfortunately my iTrip won’t work in my VW because the antenna is at the back of the car. My VW owning friends have reported the same trouble, we all make due with a clumsy tape deck adaptor.

  • 69 Suzan // Sep 14, 2007 at 11:54 am

    I do not think anyone said The Treatment from KCRW it is one of the best looks at film and it’s because of Elvis Mitchell he is a amazing interviewer.

  • 70 Liz // Sep 14, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    Great question! Sifting through iTunes without any direction is just frustrating. I’m into longer podcasts, and here’s what I listen to:

    Stash and Burn
    Definitely, definitely my favorite knitting podcast. I want to be friends with these girls!

    Cast On
    I go in and out on this one, but it *is* very soothing.

    Book Lust with Nancy Pearl
    It’s only once a month, but Seattle PL librarian Nancy Pearl interviews a new writer each time. Always interesting and entertaining, even if you’re not familiar with the writers.

    Creative Screenwriting Magazine podcast
    Maybe this isn’t interesting if you’re not into screenwriting…but I doubt it. A weekly one-hour interview with the writer(s) of a movie on the day it’s released. Interesting and inspiring (again, if you’re into screenwriting). Sometimes they give away the endings, though, so be cautious about anything you actually want to see!

  • 71 Margie // Sep 14, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    Cast On with Brenda Dayne has already been mentioned a few times but it’s so good I have to recommend it as well!

  • 72 Shannon // Sep 14, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    let’s see, non-tech podcasts? I was a podcast early adopter, and most of my podcasts ARE tech, but some aren’t, such as these;
    Craft Sanity
    Stand to Reason (Christian Apologetics)
    Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack
    Generally Speaking Lost Podcast (or anything produced by
    Stars Hollow Podcast (Gilmore Girls fan)
    The 10th Wonder (Heroes fan)
    I do one called The Fangirl at but I’m not always regular

  • 73 sera // Sep 14, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    Another good knitting podcast is Knit Science–the science slant on knitting is cool. I also enjoy Sticks & String (a podcast by an Australian bloke who knits) and It’s A Purl, Man.

    Non-knitting podcasts: Future Tense, Sound Opinions (off and on) and of course, This American Life.

    I use a tape deck adapter, it is clunky, but I do like that I don’t have to deal with the fuzzy radio signals going in and out.

  • 74 Carrie // Sep 15, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    I second many of the above especially Radio Lab (and if you like that try NPR: Hmmm…Krulwich on Science), Hidden Kitchens and Good Food. I’d also add NPR: This I Believe, WGBH Morning Stories, TEDTalks, and KPBS A Way With Words (if you like words and language).

  • 75 k8inhawaii // Sep 16, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    I love “Selected Shorts”: NPR, “Savage Love Podcast”, Ricky Gervais’ Podacast, “This American Life”, Joe Frank Radio, KCRW “Morning Becomes Eclectic” ….that’s it for now.

  • 76 Lakesideknitter // Sep 16, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Mmm, I love podcasts! They make any drive worthwhile. I agree with the recommendation on the Dave Ramsey show – very sound financial advice.
    For knitting, a few that weren’t mentioned that I thoroughly enjoy: Changelings Knit and Stitch, the Knitting Cook (off on maternity leave right now) and Lixie Knits It. If you’re a Grey’s fan, the producers also put on an excellent podcast during the season.

  • 77 Susan // Sep 16, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    The Dawn and Drew show.

  • 78 Susan // Sep 16, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    The……..Dawn and Drew show.

  • 79 chrispy // Sep 17, 2007 at 9:54 am

    I would like to say that I use a radio transmitter with my player (not ipod), which works with ipods and it does not use the antenna. We can even remove the antenna which is on the back of the car and it works great. We have actually thought of removing the antenna for long trips so that we don’t have to mess with finding the right station.

  • 80 Sarah // Sep 17, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    I don’t see WAMU:The Diane Rehm Show (syndicated on NPR)anywhere here. If you like some political discussions and can get past here voice condition, it is awesome. She does book reviews and other stuff too, but mostly politics.

  • 81 awesome // Sep 17, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    hands down.

  • 82 McAuliflower // Sep 17, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    Woo- what a list.

    SOrry if this is already mentioned:
    I am currently crushed out on WNYC’s Radio lab.

    It’s a wonderful show about the intersection of science and the human experience. Every show is very thought provoking.

    cheers! I’m looking forward to perusing the podcasts listed here!

  • 83 lilyd // Sep 18, 2007 at 3:15 am

    here here for radio lab!!

  • 84 Badecca // Sep 18, 2007 at 4:09 am

    I listen to Filmspotting obsessively.

  • 85 Melissa // Sep 18, 2007 at 4:34 am

    I am discovering all sorts of podcasts to check out!

    One I haven’t seen mentioned is the NYT Book Review podcast.

  • 86 Sara // Sep 18, 2007 at 10:24 am

    Just had to add that I now have to use an iTrip as my Subaru doesn’t have a tape deck-IMHO, though clumsy, the tape deck adapter gives much, much better sound than the iTrip (and you don’t have to keep searching while travelling when you move into new radio frequencies).

  • 87 cait // Sep 18, 2007 at 4:41 pm

    It looks like you already have a lot of good suggestions, but I’ll add mine to the list. I like stories rather than info, so:

    > NPR Selected Shorts
    > The Onion (60 seconds daily of nonsense)
    > The Classic Tales
    > 60-Second Psych (which I listen to all at once at the end of the week)

    (oh and I second Sara’s above comment about the iTrip… that’s how I enjoy my commute to school everyday – I actually look forward to it.)

  • 88 Lynn in Tucson // Sep 19, 2007 at 11:45 am

    What a great resource your readers have amassed! Thanks for asking the question!

  • 89 Emily // Sep 20, 2007 at 4:00 am

    My two favorites, besides This American Life, are:

    -The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. It’s an APM daily podcast. It’s 5 minutes, so it’s easy to keep up with. Garrison talks about literary history for the day, and then reads a wonderful poem by a variety of authors.

    -KCRW’s Bookworm. Author interviews do not get much better than this.

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