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Radio Lab

September 27, 2007

Time for something non-knitting. Anthony and I are devoted This American Life listeners. I have a secret (or not so secret) crush on Ira Glass. I also think that Anthony will look somewhat like him in 10 – 15 years. Anyhoo, a few weeks ago they featured a segment off of Radio Lab. We liked it so much that we started downloading Radio Lab too, and if we didn’t sound like NPR junkies before, we certainly do now.Every time we are at a party or a social function, somehow this show comes into the conversation. Radio Lab is a show that explains the science of life. They explore topic such as Sense of Self, Morality, Beyond Time and Mortality. Anthony and I listen to them together so we can have discussion, often times pausing in the middle.

I have to say this is one of the many reasons I love Podcasts so much. I love that we have access to shows we wouldn’t normally know about, can listen to them when it’s convenient for us, and stop in the middle if need be to discuss what we just heard.

I immediately felt that Radio Lab was an audio version of Good Eats. They both explore things by look at them through science and they have great little sound effects to make the point more interesting.

Have any podcasts/radio shows you regularly listen to? I’m always looking for something new to listen to while knitting away.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 27, 2007 11:09 am

    I like NPR’s Talk of the Nation Science Friday, Brenda Dayne’s Cast-On, Stash and Burn, Christa Knits, the Knit Picks Podcast, and Ready Set Knit from WEBS. Sweaters for Dragons is new, but it seems like it will be a fun podcast. I haven’t listened to Irie Knits yet, since I just discovered her, but she’s also there in Eugene. By the way, I’ve been lurking for a while and enjoying reading your blog. I presently live in Southern Oregon, but in less than two weeks we are relocating to Vancouver just north of Portland, and I seek out blogs and podcasts by Pacific Northwesterners (For instance, Brenda Dayne of Cast On, you might not know, grew up in Eugene and lived in Portland before relocating to Wales). Anyway, I’m rambling. Feel free to come and check out my blog, and I hope I was able to mention at least one podcast you hadn’t listened to before.

  2. September 27, 2007 4:04 pm

    I’m guessing I never told you that I dated Ira in college, did I?

    And I’m so not lying.

  3. September 27, 2007 8:32 pm

    Too bad you missed meeting Paige, one of my knitting buddies who just moved away, she had a crush on Ira Glass too!

  4. October 1, 2007 1:09 pm

    :) Radio Lab & This American Life ROCK. I love podcasts. They let me keep up with my NPR habit.

    The best quote (?) ever? I was listening to Wait Wait Don’t Tell me and the caller listener was playing the which story is not a fib “game” and he says, “I guess here’s where I get punished for being an NPR news listener” it was *soo* funny and I don’t know what I’d do without NPR. ;)

  5. October 3, 2007 7:02 am

    Both are such wonderful shows!! Also, there is nothing wrong with being an NPR junkie, it gives you so many chances to through odd and interesting tid bits into conversations. :P Also, you know that Ira is going to be in Portland on Sunday the 7th! Wish you were closer, I would have loved to go with someone who is actually interested in him.

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