10 May 2011

Tuesday Fun

I couldn't resist. I'm a huge podcast fan, so I thought I'd throw out some of my favorites. Podcasts are the reason I listen to fewer audio books than I used to. If I could invent a formula that makes minutes into pages counts, my book count for the year would fly through the roof!

This American Life -- Every week Ira Glass and team take on a theme and challenge you think of ordinary people in a new way.

Radio Lab
-- Jad Abrumrad and Robert Krulwich make me love science again, just like I did as a kid. The wonder and mystery are back. Think that you can't be a Christian and a scientist? Think again. Robert is.Link

Escape Pod -- Sci-fi short fiction. Usually about 2o minutes long, there's always a good story in here. Some are to die for. No, really, check out Episode 242 -- The Love Quest of Smidgen the Snack Cake. You'll never look at a Hostess product the same way again. Or any other form of marketing.

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
-- Ever wonder what the Ivy Leagues are teaching? Here's your chance to listen to the guest speakers for one of the courses at Standford.

-- Wharton's out there too.

I am a firm believer in growth through learning. I stumble across loads of different and interesting things this way. It can make for some great conversation or stories.

Who is on your must listen to list?


Bethany K. Warner said...

"Simon Says", the weekly podcast of Scott Simon's Saturday morning essay on Weekend Edition: Saturday. His essays are always poignant and insightful with a neat twist in perspective.

Mary Vensel White said...

Slate Magazine has a monthly book club, available as podcasts, where they discuss books. Good stuff!

Jay H said...

Some Christians claim that you can't be a good Christian and a scientist. Some scientists claim you can't be a Christian and a good scientist. :)