This American Life (Features)
This public radio classic created by Ira Glass jumps seamlessly from your radio to your mp3 player. The TAL people describe it as
The Show with Zefrank (Comedy)
The language earns it an
BBC | From Our Own Correspondent (News and Politics)
As the name implies, this radio show features in-depth news coverage from each correspondents' respective beat. The BBC podcasts an extensive range of shows, but if you're still wanting more, you can hear the news in 33 different languages on the BBC's website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/
Scientific American's 60-Second Science (Science)
A well-spent minute of amusing stories from the science world that explains things like: what happened to the golf ball that was whacked off the International Space Station by a cosmonaut?
Cool Hunting Video (Culture)
The blog of the same name launched a
Slate Magazine Daily Podcast (Current Events)
You would think that making a podcast by simply reading a print story out loud would be as exciting as, well, reading a newspaper over the radio, but host Andy Bowers' selection and delivery—not to mention the stories themselves--make for an interesting show. He does interviews, too.
WFUV's Take Five (Music)
Spend five minutes with musicians you like and ones you haven't heard of yet. Hosted by Rita Houston, guests range from Ani DiFranco to Tom Waits to The Asylum Street Spankers. A good mix of interview and music.
WSJ's Your Money Matters (Business)
This news-you-can-use program gives sound advice on handling your cash. Topics include how to start investing in the stock market when you don't have a lot of money to spare, and how to avoid paying too much to access your bank account.
TWiT (This Week In Tech) with Leo Laporte and Friends (Technolog
An hour plus
This techie gabfest will keep enthusiasts up-to-date on the latest technology news. The informed roundtable keeps things lively.
Learn Mandarin Chinese (Education)
Even if learning Chinese was not on your to-do list, this language lesson offers engaging repartee between the hosts — a native and non-native speaker — who discuss the nuances of the language instead of simply adhering to the "repeat after me" approach.
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