By uejio on Nov 14, 2006
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?)