Hey everyone! We had so much fun talking about crime podcasts last week that we decided to delve into a couple more categories. It’s so cool to hear what other people are listening to and finding new things to explore. And today, the news we listen to is so important, right? So Wickeds, which news-focused podcast do you love?
Julie: I am SO sorry I missed last week’s discussion. (Assuming Crime Town was included!) I love podcasts–I walk a lot, and take the train to work, and find them a perfect way to spend my time. News centered? I download WGBH’s Boston Public Radio, and WBUR’s On Point, so I can catch up when I can’t listen. I only download a couple of episodes, though, since news podcasts don’t age well.
Sherry: I still haven’t listened to any. But am eager to hear what others are listening too!
Barb: My daughter got me into Modern Love. In this series, made by one of Boston’s NPR stations, WBUR, and the New York Times, actors read Modern Love columns from the Times. The columns are moving and so are the discussions with the actors about why they were drawn to the column they picked. As a long-time reader of Modern Love, I’ve heard some stories that I’d missed, and seen new things in columns I remembered.
Edith: Sorry, not my topic! I get my news from the newspaper and WBUR or WGBH on the radio, and love the mix of news and laughs that the NPR show “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” offers. But I’m just not a podcast kind of gal.
Jessie: One of my sons is such a podcast enthusiast. Because of his encouragement Ihave started listening to Crime Town, This American Life and also Ted Talks as podcasts. Since my daily commute involves walking down two flights of stairs my life is not really as seemlessly suited to podcasts as some people’s but I enjoy them when I remember to give them a listen.