Call me old-fashioned, but I love listening to the radio… and I don’t just mean music. I love radio shows, the kind that make you laugh, cry, and think. If you’ve never listened to anything other than Dr. Laura and Howard Stern, then you may not know what I mean, and you’re really missing out! Here’s my list of 7 great radio shows… you must listen to them!
1. This American Life
Listen at thisamericanlife.org
This is my absolute favorite radio show, telling three stories each week on the same theme, hosted by Ira Glass. It will make you laugh, make you cry, and most of all, make you think. The best part? The stories are all extraordinary because they’re true, told by regular Americans. I love it! I’ll load a few podcasts on my iPod when I’m out for a walk or I’m working out… my all-time favorite is episode # 175, “Babysitting.” Download the podcast or listen online, especially to the last segment. Riveting!