I’ve been working from home for a couple of months now and since most of my work consists of me interacting with the computer – and hardly ever people, I enjoy listening to podcasts while I go through out my work day.
These are all free through iTunes, so that’s probably the best place to find them.
Here are a few that I listen to on a regular basis:
The Relevant Podcast: Put out by the folks who make Relevant Magazine, this podcast touches on issues of Life, God, & Culture. They have interviews and live music sets. They go over new media releases, odd bits of news and often have some type of silly game. They also go on large tangents that usually have me cracking up.
Stuff You Should Know: This is put out by individuals from “How Stuff Works” – Topics are wide sweeping and very informative. I find the hosts to be a nice touch of personable and entertaining. This is an older podcast, so make sure to download all the old issues.
This American Life: An hour-long program with different stories all related to one topic. Sometimes reading, sometimes interviews, sometimes comedy. (this one is a little hit or miss. sometimes good, sometimes deletable)
Stuff You Missed in History Class: Also put out by “How Stuff Works” – Similar to the “Stuff You should know podcast, this particular one focuses on historic events, people and places. This is also a long running podcast, so don’t forget to go back and download from their archives
The History of Rome: As of today, 141 issues spanning from “In the Beginning” to Constantius & Constans (sons of Constantine I believe)
The British History Podcast: Just like its sounds – the history of Brittain. This one is new, so there are only a handful of issues so far, but it’s been interesting. And the podcasts average around 20 minutes.
All Things Considered: From the BBC, this 20 or so minute podcast explores religious, spiritual, & moral issues in range of formats, such as documentary, interview, and discussion.
RadioLab: Typically an entertaining “scientific” investigation of one main idea. they pick a topic (such as time, or language) and put together a show with stories, interviews of experts, sounds, and information. It’s hard to explain and probably just needs to be experienced.