It's like TiVo for radio on your iPod. Pick a program, download it, and listen. Free. Sweet.
Mkay, so I downloaded a bunch. They're fun. They're just what I needed, since I'm tired of listening to the same 2000 "top rated" songs. I know it's ridiculous, but I'm tired of them all. So I listened to a podcast on the way to the bus this morning, and then some more while I was doing minipreps at my bench. I like 'em.
My favorite podcast so far is WGBH Morning Stories. It's cute. But it's not long enough. I keep wishing that Fresh Air or the Morning Edition or something was available.
I also listened to some of the Original Red Sox Podcast, which is basically this father/son team talking about the Red Sox and their recent performances and the occasional Yankees Suck comment. It was fun, but too long. I don't think I could listen to it on a regular basis.
I'm strangely fascinated by Benjamin Walker's Theory of Everything. Have I heard this before? It sounds so familiar. I have no idea what it's about or why it exists (and I've listened to about 40 minutes so far), but it's entertaining.
Next I'm going to try some of the KCRW programs and maybe some Air America Radio, but I don't know which ones to try. Any suggestions?