I was so pleased with myself for this ‘playlist’ of podcasts I made for the guy who runs the local coffee shop.
I couldn’t quite tell how much of it was the unsolicited gift bit/random act of gifting… or how oddly important it was that this dude I don’t know that well sees how smart and ‘switched on’ I was in my picks.
Either way, I figured it was only right that I shared the shameful sense of self-satisfaction I got and, of course, the pods I picked themselves.
(Judge if you like but, what’s the last nice thing you did for your own bestie barista..? You feelin’ good about that two dollar tip that you made sure he/she saw with the slo-mo hover hand technique?)
Radiolab – Season 5 – Ep. 3 – Race (I’m not gonna spoon feed you but from 34:05 on – particularly, Gladwell’s personal bit bout race and running and how much pointless pain a star athlete is made of – this’ll for certain show you what production can do to heighten a story.)
WTF with Marc Maron Podcast – Episode 333 – Daniel Smith (K, not all these need a note but, this kinda long form talk about life anxiety, blaming shit on your folks and sad sex teachers is why you hear your hip, ‘plugged in’ friends mentioning the Marc Maron Podcast. And how, ‘Really, you should hear the Anthony Bourdain one.’ True exhausting hipster, very true.)
Harmontown – Ep. 2 – The inception Of Girlfriends (Second show in, using your young girlfriend as your co-host/dj for an episode = Thing #366 That Radio’s Never Gonna Try.)
Stuff You Should Know – Nov. 8 2012 – What Will Happen When We Reach The Singularity? (The accelerating pace of our technological future! What I understand about it sounds super cool.)
Fresh Air: Aaron Sorkin – The Writer Behind ‘The Newsroom’ (Explain yourself for making a thing we don’t love as much as other things you’ve made for us!)
You Look Nice Today – Schrodinger’s Conference Bag (“What Is Ronald McDonald House?” once again delivers as the most consistent comedy lead-in.)
All Songs Considered : 2013 Winter Music Preview (The beauty of this show is in the few tracks they’ll point me to next.)
The Indoor Kids #40: Story and Gaming, the Sequel – Starring Devin Faraci (Or, I dunno, maybe the future of storytelling and games isn’t interesting to you…)
Jordan, Jesse, Go!: Episode 252: Downtown Lady with Jonah Ray and Andy Wood (How bout a genuine hippie’s bucket list and sensory depravation tank rental places?! If you really want an in point, start around 0:00 and continue ’til it’s done.)
I could keep going but I ran outta space on the gift flash drive.