March 3, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Okay. So those are some podcasts that I truly enjoy almost every day. I learn a lot and I feel mentally stimulated. And then there are these:
I don’t like to say that I “hate-listen” to these shows, but I’m afraid it’s kind of true. Every week I find myself simultaneously annoyed and amused. They almost always incite a rant that begins with something “OMG I can’t believe these people!?!?!?!” So….WHY do I keep listening? I have lots of interest in the topics,, yet I often disagree so strongly with the hosts’ opinions that I find myself wanting to pull my hair out. It’s like being at a dinner party with no ability to interject and voice one’s opinion!
I mean, c’mon…an endorsement of banana pudding: “the ultimate summer dessert concoction of bananas, pudding, Nilla wafers, and whipped cream” or an in-depth analysis of Nicki Minaj’s judging technique on America Idol?!
However, it might not be so bad to listen to the viewpoints that differ from your own…I suppose it’s good for me…
Do you “hate-listen” to podcasts/talk radio?!? Am I the only one?!
November 30, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Highlights of my week:
Also some great podcast listens this week…which reminded me of the RIDICULOUS mistake I made of leaving this lady off of my list of lady role models:
WHAT IS MY PROBLEM?!?! Dolly is one of my all-time favorite ladies..I love love love love her. Sorry Dolly…
Listen to this:
“After Decades of Dreaming, Dolly says ‘Dream More’”
Talk of the Nation – November 27, 2012
On Point with Tom Ashbrook – November 28, 2012
“Slate Culture Gabfest”
November 28, 2012
“What Changes When Women Lead”
Talk of the Nation – November 29, 2012
November 16, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Happy Friday! Thank god, again. It’s been a rough week filled with no voice and yet another flare up of the sinus infection that will never die. Booooooo
NPR has got its groove back…except for all the Petraeus related coverage, but hey, I’ll take what I can get!
“Kushner’s ‘Lincoln’ Is Strange, but also Savvy”
Fresh Air — Thursday, November 15, 2012
How am I just now finding out that Tony Kushner wrote the screenplay for Lincoln?! Crazy! Yeah, and I’m still not going.
“A Young Reporter Chronicles her Descent into Madness”
Fresh Air — Wednesday, November 14, 2012
OMG OMG Literally one of the craziest interviews I’ve ever heard. SO fascinating.
DoubleX Gabfest: the PetWell Edition
Slate — Thursday, November 15, 2012
“Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing”
NPR Music – November 16, 2012
So ready for the weekend–hope you have a good one!
September 7, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Sifting through the RNC/DNC hoopla on NPR has been quite exhausting…So much so that a couple segments from NPR Science Friday made it today!
“One Gomer Can’t Understand What Bane is Saying”
Two Gomers Run for Their Lives — Aug 29, 2012
“Director Rian Johnson & more..”
Q with Jian Gomeshi – September 6, 2012
“The Importance of Strange Science”
Talk of the Nation Science Friday – September 7, 2012
“How Long is too Long?”
NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour – September 7, 2012
“‘Bachelorette’ Sounds Dark Comedic Depths”
Fresh Air — September 7, 2012
I’ve been in a little bit of a podcast slump lately…due to the overwhelming deluge of political content (not that I am not interested, but I can only take so much). I’ve decided to bounce over to PRI International and listen to back episodes of the programming there–Rach: you totally inspired me, will let you know what I find!
August 26, 2012 § 1 Comment
“Top 10 Films of All Time”
One of my most standby podcasts…finally lay out their all-time top 10…very thorough as usual.
“First Listen: Gaby Moreno, ‘Postales’”
NPR All Songs Considered - August 19, 2012
“Bill Hader on Sketch Comedy, his love of Old Films”
Fresh Air – August 23, 2012
On Point with Tom Ashbrook – August 21, 2012
August 19, 2012 § Leave a Comment
yep…still kind of sick…one week later.
I better feel better tomorrow for the work week…bah
Some good stuff on NPR this week and now Mother Jones has a pop culture podcast?!? Amazing!
“How Books Shaped The American National Identity”
Talk of the Nation – August 14, 2012
“Bob Spitz: “Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child”
The Diane Rehm Show – August 15, 2012
“Donald Ray Pollock on Finding Fiction Late in Life”
Fresh Air – August 17, 2012
“The New ‘Glocal’ Economy”
On Point – August 19, 2012
“A Movie & An Argument”
Mother Jones — August 18, 2012
August 10, 2012 § Leave a Comment
yay Friday! Great great first week of work–surprisingly low stress and fun!
Now for a weekend of nothing much. Closing ceremonies, music on the square, yoga, etc. Whatever happens, I’m pretty excited for the highs of low 80s….I’m so ready for fall I could scream.
“Battle of the Tech Titans”
On Point with Tom Ashbrook – August 6, 2012
love your produts, but Apple: GET A LIFE.
“Dean Norris On Play Good in ‘Breaking Bad’”
Fresh Air – August 6, 2012
“A Blessing Disguised as a Scarf”
Joy the Baker Podcast – August 8 2012
You might recognize a caller thirty two minutes into this episode…
“Quinn Cummings: A Year of Learning Dangerously”
August 9, 2012
Not sure what to think about this hour on home-schooling…I was home-schooled until the 8th grade and I still find this a bit silly…
“Chris Rock on the Funny Business of Finding Success”
Fresh Air – August 9, 2012
Chris Rock is one of my favorite celebrities right now…his presenting speech at the Oscars last year made me love him forever:
July 27, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I am so excited for today’s edition of “Listen to This!”
The Louisville area now has its own local podcast! Woohoo! Twitter pals and bloggers Melissa and Linda are podcasting about life in Louisville at Louisville, Not Kentucky. It’s so fun to listen when I am familiar with the voices (or one voice, haven’t actually met Linda IRL…ha!) and the locales. I love podcasts and have often dreamed of doing one–it takes guts to put yourself out there and they are doing awesome!
Topics discussed on the first episode? Jungle Jim’s, bourbon, drag shows, Breaking Bad, and Romancing the Stone!! This was MADE for me! Ha!
Oh, and how adorable is their logo?!?! Designed by Kyle Ware.
“‘Breaking Bad’ And a Little Sad”
Pop Culture Happy Hour – July 20, 2012
“The Ripple Effect from rising food prices”
Talk of the Nation – July 25, 2012
“Christopher Beha, On Faith and Its Discontents”
Fresh Air – July 26, 2102
“It Was All A Dream (Or: Turns out spoilers are good for you)”
All Things Considered – July 26, 2012
“The xx perform live”
Q with Jian Gomeshi – July 27, 2012
July 20, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Uhhhhhh so this is what it looked like outside last night. !!!
I have not edited or added any filter to these photos–it was like a horror movie out there!
Ready for the weekend! Excited to have Tate popping in for a quick visit today. Dark Knight Rises tonight, teaching tomorrow morning, finish Breaking Bad (we will be able to watch new episode Sunday!) And….is it okay to admit that I’m also kinda amped for the Bachelorette finale on Sunday evening? Anyone else? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Folding laundry this weekend? Check these out!
“Innovation Stagnation: BRAVO’s Andy Cohen”
Q with Jian Gomeshi – July 16, 2012
An interview with the mastermind behind the Real Housewives? Yes.
“Aaron Sorkin: The Writer Behind the Newsroom”
Fresh Air – July 16, 2012
“Jeff Faux: The Servant Economy”
The Diane Rehm Show – July 17, 2012
Probably the most pessimistic viewpoint on the future of the American economy I’ve heard in a looooong time. Sadly, this guy makes a lot of sense…
“Dodged a Fairy Bullet”
Joy the Baker podcast – July 19. 2012
Only four this week…NPR was a bit snoozerville this week.
July 13, 2012 § Leave a Comment
“Dr. Nora Volkow”
The Diane Rehm Show — July 9, 2012
This lady has a crazeballs accent and the show was very interesting.
“‘Margaret:’ Inside the ‘Fall’ Of a Teenager”
Fresh Air – July 11, 2012
“Exploited Labor in the USA”
On Point with Tom Ashbrook – July 10, 2012
Just listen to this if you think your job is bad.
“Spiders and Kittens and Lots of Gratitude”
NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour – July 13, 2012
Only because of the mutual, “OMG I’m finally watching Breaking Bad too!” feeling.
Happy Friday everyone! In a few weeks, I’ll be back to having true Happy Fridays (with the start of my new job!) for myself. The past few months it has been just another day for me. I’ve had a wonderful time being off, but am very much looking forward to getting back to work.
We had a wonderful first week at the studio! Many thanks to all who attended class–can’t wait to keep going!
Haha, just kidding…Andrew likes to dance, but hates live music…does an engineer with a laptop count though?