This is long overdue. I’m addicted to an unhealthy number of podcasts. I’ve been meaning to pick out some favourites and try to get some of you hooked.
(Here’s my vision: you take me up on my suggestions, become super fans, and then we have great chats about life, the universe, and everything.)
I’ll add to this post as time goes on, but in a curious break from my die-hard CBC fanfare, I’ll begin with two awesome shows based south of the border.
As Ira Glass famously explains, every week they choose a theme and then bring you all kinds of different stories on that theme.
They have their own archive of favourites, but I’d like to add a few of my own:
- Mind Games: Who’s playing. Who’s being played? Does such a line exist in the first place?
- The Devil on my Shoulder: Sometimes something overtakes you… some mischievous or even sinister force that you simply cannot explain.
- Frenemies: A contemporary word that finally captures, in three syllables, that time old expression: “With friends like you, who needs enemies?”
- Rest Stop: Sometimes fascinating stories come from the most mundane places. Pull over and have a listen.