Podcasts for People Who Like Certain Kinds of Podcasts

I'm the kind of person who loved when it was time for someone to read me a story when I was a kid. Before I could read, I would follow my mom around the house with books asking her which one she wanted to read to me. There would always be an aggrevating hard cover under my pillow, 6 paperbacks under my bed, a Peanut's digest in my bicycle basket, and too many books in my "book box"....

Tell me a story. Read me a story. More stories please!

So it makes sense that for sometime now, This American Life has been my favorite podcast. Ira Glass and his crew offer up the tastiest morsels for the story-lover's brain...all kinds of wacky stories, incidents, ironies, and debacles about cops, phone companies, childhood, and aardvarks.

This weekend I gave the RadioLab podcast a serious listen, and I've gotta tell you, it's pretty flippin awesome. I learned a ton about laughter, zoos, listening, Wagner's "The Ring", and stress.

Approaching each topic with an insane level of curiosity, and digging up experts on just about every topic, RadioLab is the ultimate feast for a curious listener.

In case you're the kind of person who loves a good story, tune in to RadioLab, dude. It's like Reading Rainbow, only better.

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Aliecat said...

I love This American Life. Did you hear the one about the heart transplant girl who got in touch with the family of the boy who gave the heart after being killed by gangbanger? I was practically sobbing at my desk.

Reetsyburger said...

aliecat - I totally heard that one. Did you hear the one about the guy with the brother who had a learning disability and an aardvark?