Instead of world-saving, I was dreaming about podcasts--and the pleasures of listening to a story.
Stephen Colbert once tweeted (see? Are kids now going to be tweeting their sources in school papers?) that he'd like to get an ipod shuffle just so he can punch it in the face--but I'm rather fond of mine.
Here are my favorites (all of which are free, and can be found by searching the iTunes store):
- KQED: The Writer's Block (I've found a number of books I've loved through this podcast)
- New Yorker: Fiction (seriously excellent. Always something wonderful. I just wish they'd update more than once a month! It's an interview with a writer, who's chosen something from the NYer archives to read and discuss)
- NPR: Book Tour Podcast (just what it sounds like)
- PRI: Selected Shorts (a wide variety read by actors and others with great voices)