Wednesday, August 29, 2012

T-200 : Podcast Pool

If you haven't ever listened to a podcast you're missing out.  I listen in the morning while I'm tubbing, at lunch while I'm walking, and at night as I'm falling asleep.  Here is a list and description of my favorites.  I'd like to hear your comments on my list and -- if you have favorites that are not on my list -- I'd like to hear about them, too.


  • 60-Second ScienceTune in every weekday for quick reports and commentaries on the world of science-- it'll just take a minute.
  • Earth Sky 90-Second Podcast Join 15 million listeners worldwide every day for 90 seconds of science, nature and people.
  • NPR Columns: Sports with Frank Deford NPR Morning Edition's Frank Deford gives weekly commentary on a cross section of the world of sports. Sometimes acerbic, often funny, always insightful.
  • NPR: Hourly News SummaryFive minutes of NPR news, updated hourly. 
  • Brain StuffMarshall brain explains the world's everyday mysteries and other puzzling phenomena in BrainStuff, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com
  • Get-it-Done Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More - Get time management tips to help you organize your life and get more done in less time. 
  • Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life - Laura D. Adams is a personal finance expert who writes and hosts the Money Girl podcast. 
  • Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing - In under five minutes, you'll get a fun and friendly dose of writing advice. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice.
  • Stuff You Should Know - In the Stuff You Should Know podcast, follow Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark (I love their banter) as they explain hot topics. 
  • WNYC's Radiolab - Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. 
  • NPR Programs: Fresh Air Podcast - Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. 
  • JapanCast - Free Japanese lessons in podcast format.
  • 60 Minutes - Listen to the award-winning 60 Minutes broadcast in its entirety every week.
  • Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me - Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell host the weekly NPR News quiz show alongside some of the best and brightest.
  • Tech Stuff - In the TechStuff Podcast, our experts take a look at the past, present and future of all things tech.
  • Car Talk - America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise.
  • This American Life - Official free, weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show "This American Life." First-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching.
  • The Tech Guy - From computers and the Internet to cell phones, MP3 players, and home theater, no one explains technology better than Leo Laporte.
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