Wait wait, don't tell me what my favorite podcast is...

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Wait wait, don't tell me what my favorite podcast is...

uh... actually let me reword that. 

Q: What is my favorite podcast?

A: "Wait wait don't tell me!" from National Public Radio.


I've been listening to this hour long weekly podcast for about a 8 months now.  Occasionally I listen to it on the radio in real time on the weekends, but mostly, I burn it to a CD-RW and listen to it in the car.  It's a current events news quiz type show making fun of what just happened in the past week or two with popular and obscure questions on the news.  It's a call-in show with some regular cast members (such as Paula Poundstone) and a few celebrities every so often.

My favorite celebrities have been Alan Alda and Tom Hanks.  I think this show has been on for several years, but I just discovered it and look forward to listening to it every week.  Enjoy!

Another one of my favorites was Inside the Net with Amber MacArthur and Leo Laporte.  I say "was" because they just replaced it with a new video podcast called "net@nite".  Fortunately for me, they still have a podcast version which I can listen to in the car.  The thing I liked best about Inside the Net was that it went in depth into a particular "Web 2.0" web site and gave the human perspective of who was behind it, how it was formed, etc.  Infact, I feel that it was only after they interviewed the creators of YouTube, did YouTube actually take off.

Net@nite has only had 2 episodes so far and the first one was kind of boring even though they managed to get Steve Chen (from YouTube) on for a few minutes.   I'll listen to the second episode later this week after I finish listening to another episode of This American Life (650,000 civilian deaths in Iraq?  Really?)






 

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