A lot of my day is spent sitting at a desk alone. (Confession: Sometimes when I’m writing fiction I find myself saying the dialog outloud. I’ve also been known to talk to myself on the street – just a sentence or even a word that has something to do with whatever I was thinking. Weird, I know.) Of course, there are other days when I get to go out, interview fascinating people, spend time with friends. (I’m just throwing this in so you don’t think I’m nuts.)
The point is, even when I spend a good part of my day in silence, I like conversation (thus, Brunch Babble, among other things.) Maybe that’s why I’m totally addicted to podcasts. I like to walk most places – I listen to them then. When I can’t sleep, it’s like being told a story. Anyway, I thought I’d share a few of my favorites, but I’m always looking for new ones to get hooked on. Any suggestions? What are you listening to?
PS I get these all on iTunes but tried to give web addresses, too.
Slate Culture Gabfest
Like being at the table wtih a few of your sassiest friends weighing in on music, pop culture, books and anything going on in the zeigest- the cool table in the cafeteria where everyone is laughing and you want to know why.
Terry gross rules. She interviews everyone you wish you could sit down with and let’s you know about all the people you wish you had heard of. Arts, culutre, politcs, you name it.
Kurt Anderson is just so darn smart. He does great interviews with people from all walks of life, turns you on to people you hadn’t hear of.
Live broadcasts of storytellers sharing stories about love, family, real estate, politics, whatever – all without notes. Some funny, some moving, all great.