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Listening Lately

When I am in the kitchen (which is a good chunk of my day) I really enjoy listening to different podcasts on the computer. I like that they keep me thinking and learning and, since Wilbert listens to several of the same ones as I do, it give us something to talk about. 

Here are some of my favourites as of late.

The Allusionist: This one appeals to the word geek in me. It looks at the history of words and the stories behind words and why we say the things we do in the crazy English language. Bonus: host is British and has a fantastic dry sense of humor. Lots of fun, though some episodes are a little less family friendly than others.

Radiolab: This is one of Wilbert and my favorites. The loose description is it stories from science and technology, but you almost always learn something new. Like "blow-your-mind, I-never-knew-that, God-is-amazing-something" new.

The Memory Palace: A short podcast. Each episode is a little story that the writer tells in a masterful way. Think "The Rest of the Story" with Paul Harvey, but not just about people, but also events and inventions and all sorts of things like that. Great when you just need something short.

99 % Invisible: A show about design and why things are the way they are. Another really interesting one and Wilbert and my other top pick. It is so interesting to learn about the little things in the world around you that we often over look.

The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey: I know I have talked about this one before, but I can't say enough good about it. I have almost listened to the entire archive. My "to-read" list is through the roof and I am so encouraged by each person she talks to. It is great!


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