I find that listening to talk does not interfere with my (left-brain) work, mainly programming. So I've been listening sometimes to talk radio or podcasts while working. Here is some of the stuff I like to listen to:
- Paul and "Young Ron", funny local Miami/ Ft Lauderdale morning radio show, with live streams and audio/ video clips available (here's a real funny Lisa Lampanelli bit roasting a producer who left the show);
- TWiT with Leo Laporte, as well as most of his other podcasts, especially
- The Daily GizWiz with Mad Magazine's Dick DeBartolo;
- Cranky Geeks with John C. Dvorak (available as audio or video);
- NPR's 7am News Summary and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!;
- Real Time with Bill Maher;
Hey, if anyone does not know yet, podcasts DO NOT require an ipod or even iTunes to listen to, they're nothing more than an RSS feed that lists MP3 files you can download. There's software out there that makes it easy for you to get the ones you want on a frequent basis. I do use iTunes though. They should adopt another name, like Netcasting or Audcasting before Apple sues...
Mad props to Leo Laporte. He's the only podcaster who can giggle on the air and not ruin the podcast for me (BTW, please listen to this all would-be teenager podcasters out there: Do... not... giggle...).
I'm still trying to find a good podcast in Portuguese (Brazilian)... haven't really found one.
Just listened to this once (really!), but it's sickeningly interesting in a The-Onion-Savage-love-meets-Jerry-Springer-meets-Dr-Phil kind of way... LoveLine with Dr. Drew