I mentioned the other day that I listened to my first podcast, and that I really enjoyed it. Since then I have been looking around for some more to have a listen to.
I have now subscribed to:
- Radiolab From WNYC
- The Infinite Monkey Cage
- StarTalk Radio
- Freakonomics Radio
- Ten Minute Podcast
And of course the one that got me started, The Art of Manliness.
When you subscribe to a podcast on iTunes, it downloads the latest episode, and you can also download previous episodes. So in addition to the most recent episodes, on a couple of the podcasts I downloaded some other interesting sounding episodes. For example on Radiolab I downloaded Nazi Summer Camp, and from StarTalk the interview that Neil deGrasse Tyson did with Anthony Bourdain (a long time hero of mine).
I will start working my way through these over the next few commutes.
This morning I started with the abovementioned Nazi Summer Camp on Radiolab. I ended up turning it off after about five minutes. The editing of it, the different voices, and the sound effects made it feel like I was listening to the audio of a video and missing out on some accompanying visuals. It was not easy to listen to.
I tried another episode, Antibodies Part 1 and while it was better, and the editing cuts weren’t as rapid and it seemed a bit more cohesive. But still not quite my cup of tea. I think I will keep the subscription and maybe just listen to podcasts that have a title that sounds interesting to me.
So now I have moved on to Ten Minute Podcast’s latest episode Japanese Businessman. So far, they seem to think that they are hilarious, but I’m not sharing their mirth. I think I will give this one a few more goes before I decide if I will keep subscribing.
Will have a listen to StarTalk tomorrow.