While I am still in mourning for Penn Radio (even the website is gone already), I'd like to take a moment here to consider and applaud all of the other marvelous podcasts that I enjoy on a weekly basis.
I lost most of my interest in radio after bidding WMNF in Tampa farewell. My extensive drive-time in Kentucky has been made bearable only by the application of interesting podcasts. I like audio books, but listening to the same voice drone on and on gets to me after a while. I like music, but eventually even the most perky stuff starts to make me sleepy.
It was, therefore, a revelation of earth-shattering proportions to discover podcasting. Hours upon hours of customizable listening pleasure, enjoying the topics/music of MY choice, in mp3 format, in my car, for FREEEEEEEEEEE. It's such a mind-blowing deal, I'm still suspicious. Can the internetz really be THAT cool??? Yes, apparently they can.
At this point I consider myself a Podcast Connoisseur of the formats I like best. I've listened to A LOT of podcasts that I DO NOT like. Penn's show, for example, was the only "talk radio" kind of podcast I ever liked - because I like Penn himself, his personality, his humor, and his freethinking nut point of view. I'm fairly certain there are no other sharp, funny, optimistic, carny-trash atheists doing a talk show out there - but if you know of any, please prove me wrong!
Other than Penn (weep), I listen almost exclusively to 1) Skeptical; 2) Science; 3) Health & Medicine; and 4) Celtic Folk Music podcasts - although I've just discovered a couple 5) Food & Cooking podcasts that I like.
Because it's my journal, I'm going to share my podcast loves with you. Soooo lucky!SKEPTICAL PODCASTS I NEVER MISS: ( Read more... )
I'll delve into the other subject areas later. Podcast recommendations always welcome!