I feel a bit overwhelmed by all the great audio content out there. I want to consume a lot of it. Sometimes (and I stress sometimes) I even wish my commute were a little longer just so that I could listen to more. Basically, I’m limited to my commute time because I just can’t work and listen to anything… too distracting. Here are the podcasts I like:
Internet-y: CBC’s Spark (TIP: subscribe to Spark Plus — there are full length interviews and extra goodies if you want to consume all), TVO’s Search Engine (The podcast deals with important web issues that don’t get the mainstream play they may deserve — net neutrality, privacy issues, copyright. Lots of goodies!)
Language-y: C’est La Vie’s Word of the Week from CBC, Grammar Girl, Learn French By Podcast. These language-y ones I tend to consume in great amounts all at once. I will forget about these podcasts for weeks, months and then consume 20-30 of them over a week or so. I often revisit older ones; they’re a great resource. I learned French my whole life in school, so I like to listen to some French once in a while to remind myself I haven’t forgotten it.
Story Telling: CBC’s Wiretap (CBC recently started podcasting this show — it makes me beyond happy), This American Life (a friend of mine turned me onto this show — amazing stories and reporting), White Coat, Black Art from CBC (great healthcare doctor stories; you do not need to be interested in medicine to be completely engaged by this show)
Advice-y: Savage Love is a great podcast on sex education, marriage, relationships and so much more. Sure, it can be a little X-rated, but, I’m sure you’ve all, at some point, read one of Dan Savage’s columns. He’s funny, smart and a little angry (which is pretty funny). Get over it and listen!
Scuzbag-a-licious: The Dean Blundell Show because fart jokes are funny. I was going to apologize for this, but I’ve decided not to. Obviously somebody (a lot of somebodies, actually) is listening to this show. It’s been on Edge for many, many years and the podcast is currently #28 on iTunes… So, whatever. I like to laugh at stupid boys making stupid jokes. Any podcast recommendations, folks?