What Are You Listening To?

I mentioned in my Bird Brain post that I listen to podcasts when I’m stuck walking along the sidewalks and roadsides. Don’t worry, I can hear traffic and other noises through my headphones! If you see my laughing or giggling as I walk, or looking particularly perplexed, it’s because of those little voices in my ears. I thought I’d share a few that I have found interesting.

Timothy Ferris rounds up high achievers and performers and learns what makes them tick in his weekly podcasts. Ferriss is the author of the Four Hour Work Week, Tools of Titans and other books and calls himself a self-experimenter. Best Tim podcasts I’ve listened to recently: Conquering Fear and Reducing Anxiety – Caroline Paul and because I’m an animal lover, Susan Garrett — Master Dog (and Human) Trainer.

Another one to get your thinking is Waking Up With Sam Harris. It won’t get you giggling but it will get you thinking.

Have you heard of CRISPR? I didn’t until I listened to  Radiolab. These podcasts make me realize how small and sheltered my life really is.

A quick drive to the grocery store–a 15-minute trip is just enough time to listen to  Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame The Way I Heard It,

Another short podcast I like that’s fun and interesting is Good Job Brain. The podcast is part quiz show, so sometimes it makes me feel smart, sometimes not.

And the one I listen to most often, that makes me laugh and think and shake my head as I”m walking down the street is Real Time With Bill Mahr. This is basically a rebroadcast of his HBO show.  Mahr is blunt, and if you’re offended by four letter expletives, prepare to be offended.  You can also watch the show on YouTube.

I listen to all of these through my Google Play app. But there are lots of other ways to find them. The links above take you directly to those that have them on their websites.

So, what are you listening to?

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