PS Does anyone have any audiobook recommendations!?
After getting really into (I mean, really into) the podcast Serial, I now love to listen to podcasts. Even if I don’t love the premise of a show or can’t 100% the exact podcast, it’s still fun to listen along. I’m also pretty sure that listening to podcasts couldn’t be easier or more convenient if you live in the city.
With the nicer weather, I’ve been opting to walk more when running errands. When it’s cold, I will 100% choose the subway to avoid walking fifteen blocks even if walking would be faster. But now, I’m all about getting the fresh air and enjoying not turning into an icicle. Podcasts are perfect. (I also enjoy talking to my mom while walking!)
I mostly get recommendations from Garrett on what to listen to. This American Life is definitely one of my favorites.
I had a number of meetings around town today and found myself bored on the subway. I downloaded Invisibilia’s latest episode. (Invisibilia is a super new NPR podcast about human behavior, brain science, psychology… told through story telling.) The episode I listened to is called “Our Computers, Ourselves.”
Very, very basically… the episode is all about what using computers does to our brains. How is it helpful to us as humans? How might it hurt us? What are the larger implications of pervasive technology integration?
If you have an hour to kill (cleaning, driving, walking, working out), I highly recommend a listen! Any podcasts I should download? Any favorite specific episodes?