For a quirky selection, more off the beaten track, tune into the shorts on The Moth podcast, or Wisconsin Public Radio’s program Here on Earth: Radio without Borders. Both feature guests and topics sure to spark a new idea and teach you something you may never have considered. Host Jean Ferraca is smart and her book I Hear Voices is worth investigating.
Word people will enjoy Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac for a daily poem and run down of what went on each day in literary history, and you will laugh and learn listening to A Way with Words about the use of language, and origins of sayings (would I be do brave as to compare their humorously entertaining banter to Tom and Ray?).
NPR, who has generally become too mainstream for me does offers Science Friday as a separate feed, and for people interested in keeping up with technology how could you miss Internet Guru and highly entertaining Leo Laporte’s Tech Guy podcast?
Take a moment this week to try a new podcast, it will make your weekly housekeeping tasks that much more pleasant or help you stick to your exercise regime that much easily.