My iPhone and a good soundtrack is essential to my daily commute. Here’s a list of what I’ve been listening to lately:
Radio Lab – Each episode of Radio Lab takes on a basic part of human existence like “sleep” or “time” and examines it from all angles. With wide open eyes, the hosts question our basic assumptions and preconceptions. The result is a collage of viewpoints from scientists, artists and regular people on the street.
This American Life – Host Ira Glass and his producers explore a different theme each week with stories both real and imagined.
Joe Frank Radio – I’m not really sure how to describe Joe Frank. He’s a strange kind of mocumentarian and satirical genius whose show is a patchwork of the surreal and very real.
Morning Becomes Eclectic – A music program from KCRW in Santa Monica featuring an eclectic (duh) mix of music and interviews with the artists.
60 Minutes – The esteemed CBS News program.
The New Yorker: Fiction – Stories from the magazine’s fiction archive, read by contemporary authors.
The New Yorker: Comment – The first piece from each issue’s Talk of the Town section.
The New Yorker: Campaign Trail – The magazine’s weekly take on this year’s riveting campaign happenings.