Week of February 20, 2017: The five coolest podcasts: entertainment, perspective, and FUN
Unless you are driving a race car, driving around can be pretty annoying. So, if you’re a little like me you look for a benign distraction; something you can do while driving without becoming a hazard: Listen to talk shows, books on tape, music, or…. You may, like me, be a little more curious and bored with regular broadcasts. Try these:
And now for “The Rest of The Story.” Do you remember Paul Harvey? I couldn’t wait to listen every day to his commentary which I remember as entertaining, a little corny but always satisfying. Now comes Mike Rowe’s “The Way I Heard It,” the podcast: “The Way I Heard It is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.”
Was the title of the book that got it all started. Steven D. Levitt is the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory. The collaboration began when Stephen J. Dubner, a New York journalist was sent to interview Levitt, by then an award-winning economist. They wrote the book Freakonomics. 5 million copies later the book is a must-read bundle of fun and unexpected surprises. The podcast is as equally unpredictable and easy listening.
Pure unadulterated fun, fun, fun: Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is a live game show. “Three celebrity panelists listen as contestants come on stage before a live audience and try to wow them with a fascinating fact, a historical wrinkle, a new line of research — anything, really, as long as it is interesting, useful and true (or at least true-ish)….. The panel — an eclectic mix of comedians, brainiacs, and other high achievers — poke and prod the contestants, and ultimately choose a winner.”
Technology, Entertainment and Design, TED. Richard Saul Wurman saw three fields, T.E.and D. converge in the early eighties. The first TED, 1984, included demos of the compact disc, the e-book and 3D printing – the event flopped. In the early 90’s the event caught on. “TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation….. is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas.”
Are you curious? About what makes things the way they are and how they work, how something got started and how things ended up looking the way they are. This show is for you. “We were privileged to experience a wonderfully engaging and live rendition of Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible podcast that mesmerized our team of business, design, and technology enthusiasts. With a dynamic mix of audio and video visualizations, Roman delivered a full performance that far exceeded our expectations for a speaking engagement. His heartfelt tone and insightful narrative enlightened and fascinated us!” — Samsung Product Innovation Team
I can’t wait to go for drive.
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