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This American Life Podcast

Monday, January 15th, 2007 — 10:45am PDT
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Every now n’ then John will make a post about what he’s listening to [audihertz], linking to various podcasts. He listens to far more than me, but when we head out to New West on the weekends I plug my headphones into his iPod and we both listen to whatever he’s got on his playlist that week. Recently, he’s had a couple episodes of This American Life with Ira Glass [ThisLife]. I have to say, I am becoming a fan of the radio talk show style and its theatre of the mind.

This summer I was hooked [Ms604] on Theory of Everything podcast with Benjamin Walker [TOEradio] his storytelling is mesmerizing and the tales he spins are both preposterous and entertaining. I think that’s where this all started, although if I really want to reach back a couple years, I suppose my liking for the genre began when I used to listen to John’s earlier RadioZoom podcasts.

These guys have such great voices and delivery, not to mention the content is intriguing, humorous and compelling. A recent episode of This American Life talked about reruns. One of the acts was about how married couples hear the same stories hundreds of times throughout their relationship (so true). The latest episode we caught was themed ‘it seemed like a good idea at the time’. Stories from all walks of life, told in such a captivating way.

For more of what I am listening to check out the podcast links on my sidebar.

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  1. GZ Expat says:

    OK…I just discovered this. Pass along to John, I think he may be interested…

    Rock In China…they have a podcast as well as free downloads of tunes from bands in Chiner…

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  4. frank says:

    The TAL free podcast is in danger of going away! Let’s help them raise the cash to keep it free!

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