Friday, March 18, 2011

Cast Away

I had an iPod for years before I started exploring podcasts, but there are several that I've listened to regularly for a long time now. The only thing they have in common is that each offers a quirky and unique glimpse into the human experience.

I also subscribe to The New Yorker's monthly fiction podcast, which I usually enjoy, but not always.

Any recommendations?


Anonymous said...

I like Smiley and West; the BBC film review show with Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode (comes out on Fridays); the Dinner Party download for the jokes; and In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg (this week: the Medieval University).

Deborah said...

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography can be interesting. Via their website ( you can also get a Life of the Day.

Mykljak said...

Thanks. I'll check them out.

Michael Kearns said...

I love "Planet Money" from NPR and "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me." If you want something more introspective, I am listening to a Buddhist psycotherapist named Tara Brach who is wonderful. (

Other than that, I heartily endorse the ones you already listed.