Serial Podcast – again

November 26th, 2014

New York Times Magazine: Sarah Koenig Can’t Promise a Perfect Ending to ‘Serial’.

“The journalist talks with Taffy Brodesser-Akner about striking a balance between entertainment and journalism as she investigates a 15-year-old murder case.”

The next installment comes out tomorrow!

I always listen to podcasts on my commute

November 3rd, 2014

The Atlantic: Podcasts So Good You Want to Binge-Listen. By Conor Friedersdorf.

Serial could build on the success of This American Life and Radiolab to produce the most ambitious narrative nonfiction ever delivered via your ears.”

I subscribe to more podcasts than I can usually manage to listen on my commute regularly, and I sort of keep some extra episodes for longer drives. Mostly, it doesn’t matter to me if I’m two or three weeks behind Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me or Radiolab or even This American Life, I’ll catch up eventually. But I’ve followed Serial very closely, listening to each episode as soon as it came out. I’m hooked!

When I grow up I want to be an astronaut

October 27th, 2014

Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space (TED talk).

Chris Hadfield (official homepage, Wikipedia entry) was the first Canadian who walked in space; he was inspired to become an astronaut when he watched the Apollo 11 lunar landing as a nine-year-old.