The Curious Autodidact

August 21, 2010

Need a New Podcast to Listen to?

Tug on Puget Sound

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?).

Rarely does a day go by when I don’t listen to one of the programs offered by Tom Ashbrook’s On Point Radio, Diane Rehm Show on WAMU, or Michael Krasny on KQED’s Forum.

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.

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