What I Listen To
Today I thought I'd share some of what I listen to while I'm working. Usually I listen to music in the idea/thinking phase but once I get going I like to listen to a book on tape or a podcast (especially if I have to do a lot of finishing work computer). Here are some of my favorite podcasts:
RADIOLAB: I love Radiolab. I think everyone does at this point? It's a beautiful mixture "between philosophy, and human experience", which is my favorite way to experience science.
99% INVISIBLE: I learned about this show from Radiolab and it's my new favorite! It's about design that's all around us but that we hardly ever notice, the "99% invisible activity that shapes our world." If I were you I'd go back and listen to all the episodes, they're very short and completely fascinating.
DECODE DC: Andrea Seabrook used to cover congress for NPR, but she's had enough! Decode DC is her attempt to cover what's actually happen in politics and not just repeating soundbites. If you are also fed up with politics and how it's covered you will like this.
FREAKONOMICS: For some reason this one took me a while to get into. But after listening to about twelve straight hours of it while hand addressing wedding envelopes a few months back I was hooked! Their tagline is "the hidden side of everything", I would say it's kind of a non emotional way of looking at everyday things in a new way. Give it a listen and maybe that will make sense!
THE DINNER PARTY: This one was recommended to me by a couple of people. So far I've only listed to a few episodes but it's a lot of fun! It's sort of like a pretend dinner party, they invite famous people on to chat about current events, create dinner party mixes, or teach you a joke or how to mix a cocktail to serve at your own dinner party. It's another short but sweet one.
As well as these I listen to the podcast downloads of Fresh Air, The Diane Rehm Show, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, The Splendid Table, and Snap Judgment. I have to say, I'm just not into This American Life anymore, I haven't listened to to willingly in years. NPR sacrilege I know but there you go.
A lot of you might already listen to these, but maybe you'll find something good to get though your day or a long car trip!
What are some of your favorite podcasts? I love recommendations, especially if they're lesser known shows!