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21 May 2008

i’ve been working. in the library. all day. 8 hours in the same seat with a short break after 5 of them for some food. and the thing that’s kept me sane is public radio. which is completely unsurprising given my addiction to it. mostly i’ve been listening to this american life. if you’ve never listened before, you should. you can listen to any episode for free online (which is what i’ve been doing). or you can download. or you can podcast for free.

do yourself a favor and listen to act v. the first time i heard it was one friday night when i left home on a 15 minute errand to the grocery store for the requisite i’m-home-alone-on-a-friday-and-i’d-rather-not-be ice cream. i was so engrossed within the five minutes it took to get to the grocery store that i sat in my car and listened for nearly an hour so i wouldn’t miss the few minutes it would take to run in and get my ice cream. it’s that good.

{if you want other suggestions for wonderful episodes, leave a comment.}

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 21 May 2008 6:22 pm

    damn it! i jinxed myself! as soon as i sang its praises, the this american life player stopped working for me.curses!

  2. 24 May 2008 5:21 am

    I’m going to have to get into NPR someday…right now I totally love the music!

  3. 2 June 2008 9:41 am

    I watched a video podcast of This American Life about a Mormon painter on the way back from the retreat. (Meghan had it on her ipod) It was awesome.I love your blog, and was so glad to meet you this weekend.Let’s keep in touch!

  4. 4 June 2008 4:45 pm

    that’s a fantastic episode of the TV show, jess. i loved it. if you have cable and get showtime, you should watch the show. sundays at 10 p.m. i think they’ll be available on iTunes at some point. and season one is available through netflix. and the radio show is brilliant. if you want more recommendations, drop me an email.

  5. 4 June 2008 4:46 pm

    there’s some great music on NPR, too, jen. you might try they stream music all day. if you’re interested, i can recommend which of their shows i like.

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