The wonderful world of podcasts
Over the course of the weekend I watched the Apple keynote speech from Wednesday to learn some tricks for when my phone is delivered. Since Apple doesn’t always provide instruction manuals, I find that watching the keynote and the commercials can help me learn new tricks that they’ve added to the phone.
Something I saw must have triggered something in my brain about podcasts because I decided to go out and download a few podcasts and see what they’re all about.
First of all, I found Freakonomics Radio - let me just tell you that I did not enjoy economics as an undergrad and didn’t really enjoy it much in grad school either but I do love the Freakonomics stories. If you’ve read any of the Malcolm Gladwell books and enjoyed them, you should check out Freakonomics.
I also subscribed to one called Money Girl because my dad is always advising me to learn more about investing, doing my taxes, and all that good stuff. I am an accounting major and I don’t do my own taxes. But maybe this podcast will at least make me more interested in that kind of stuff.
Kamm once mentioned to me that she listened to the Jillian Michaels’ podcasts so I picked out a handful of those.
Emily always talks about Ira Glass and it spurred me to listen to a few episodes of This American Life which were rather interesting so I subscribed to that one as well.
Damla and I were just talking about how much more we’ve been liking history lately (even though we had no interest in it while growing up) so I picked out a few podcasts from Stuff You Missed in History Class.
I also found a relatively new podcast called Runner Girls that is about 3 girls who are training for their first half marathon. I listened to them on my run today. I’m not sure how much I like the podcast yet but it did make my run go by faster.
Others I subscribed to were 60 minutes, TED radio, Piers Morgan Tonight. I clearly have a lot of catching up to do. I want to make sure I’m not missing any great ones though so, what’s your favorite podcast?