Hi all --
One of the best things about having a decent phone is that now I can listen to lots of podcasts while walkin' around.
Here's what I'm listening to currently:
The Animation Podcast: A Mouse-House artist spends his off-hours interviewing various legendary animators. It's only sporadically updated; I'll probably wind up burning the whole run to CDs and listening to it straight through one of these days.
The Economist - United States Section: More news, this time through the funhouse mirror of a London newsmagazine. Every few days, there's a new five-to-ten-minute piece about some aspect of American life. These days it's mostly election chatter, but outside of that they pick interesting topics a little out-of-step with vapid MSM jabber.
The Treatment: Film critic Elvis Mitchell interviews actors, directors, producters, et cetera. He's a good interviewer, and the half-hour interviews allow him to go into at least a little bit of depth.
The Business: KCRW's weekly entertainment-news show. Y'know, because I don't obsess enough over pointless showbiz news.
NPR's 10AM News Summary: A daily five-minute news summary, so I'm not completely living-in-a-cave.
Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!: NPR's weekly news game show. Silly, fun, but only informative if you need to know about (say) lawsuits between competing little-person Kiss cover bands.
Podictionary Weekly: A lexicographer's podcast -- every weekday, he picks a word and spends five minutes exploring its history and etymology.
This American Life: I'm having trouble getting into this. It's entertaining enough, but I tend to let the episodes accumulate on my podcatcher. This may be something I just burn to CDs every so often and listen to in the car.
60-Second Science: Scientific American's daily science podcast -- every day, one of their staffers spends a minute talking about some science issue of the day.
Have Games, Will Travel: It's weird. I've never spent time gaming, but I've always been fascinated by gaming (vide my childhood, when I accumulated hundreds of board games but never played them with anybody). This is ptevis's outlet for his current thoughts about the world of tabletops, RPGs, etc.
Coverville: A podcast devoted to cover songs. I don't listen to it too much lately, but it's still good background music for when I'm cooking or cleaning.
EscapePod: Every week, Steve Eley reads a science-fiction short story. I'm finding I far prefer my science fiction in short-story form: get in, explain your cool idea, get out. (I keep recommending "The Clockwork Atom Bomb" to absolutely everyone. Second-favorite: "Squonk the Dragon".)
So, lazyweb: what podcasts do you recommend? I'm generally looking for good nonfiction -- I could use another science podcast especially -- but if there are decent audiodrama podcasts out there then I need to listen to those, too.
Mood: curious · Music: none