Monday, April 21, 2008

Question of the Day

I previously mentioned that three of the pre-set radio stations in my truck are to NPR -- variously Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Orlando. As I drive across Florida to seminary and back, I generally rotate as a signal dies and a new one emerges. I don't always agree with what's said on NPR, but I rarely feel stupider after having listened to it.
What is your favorite NPR show?
All Things Considered
Fresh Air
Morning Edition
Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me
The Diane Rehm Show
A Prairie Home Companion
Car Talk
This American Life free polls

I used to really like This American Life, but haven't listened to it in years due to scheduling conflicts. So if I had to choose, I'd say Terry Gross' Fresh Air.


United Method said...

Its great to stumble across "Wait wait, don't tell me" while flipping the dial, but I have been seriously addicted to "All Things Considered" via podcast.

Apparently wait wait don't tell me was at Samford University a few weeks ago and I missed it.

Anonymous said...

I voted for "All Things Considered" but must admit that "Prairie Home Companion" and "Car Talk" often appeal to me more than the serious news.

Anonymous said...

This American Life is very hard to catch when you do church work. If you can, JtM, see if they have a podcast or streaming audio of the one from this past week on cryonics. Absolutely fascinating. Let me know if you can get a chance to hear it. I'd love to chat about it!

Keith Taylor said...

my two favorites are "Car Talk" and "Praire Home Companion".

DannyG said...

Car Talk has always been my favorite. I've had to pull off of the road because I'm laughing so hard.

larry said...

I agree about checking the podcast for This American Life - I sometimes get it through iTunes, so I know it is available. For me personally, though, I had to go with All Things Considered - I grew up listening to it with my mom while she would be getting dinner ready. She loved having in-depth news coverage that she could listen to while she did other things, and it has just stuck with me. However, I will admit that Fresh Air is superb programming!

Mar Vista Mustang said...

Terry Gross' Fresh Air by all means is my favorite, followed by This American Life. However, both are a bit hard on traditional belief.

Stresspenguin said...

"Fair Game" with Faith Salie tops my list. I had never heard it before a few weeks ago in Dallas. The snarkiness of the show is superb.

I like "The Writer's Almanac" with Keillor, as well. A good short podcast-worthy program.

"Calling All Pets" is a hoot, I listen to it on the way home from school on Fridays.

And I like "Zorba Paster On Your Health." I'd listen to it after church in Springfield, MO, but they don't have it here in Dallas.

Strangely enough, I also really like Marketplace. I don't know much about the market and such, but I find it palatable and easy to understand on this show.