My daily commute is about one hour, and I like to listen to podcasts or audio books while driving. I subscribe to This American Life and Radiolab as well as The Quilted Cupcake, but I also like to listen to something else for a change. Did you know that the BBC offers 262 podcasts? I found them via the MetaFilter thread BBC World Service Documentaries:
“BBC World Service has over 500 audio documentaries you can download. The subject matter is incredibly wide ranging, for example, internet cafés, the influence of Islamic art on William Morris, South African female AIDS activist Thembi Ngubane, Yiddish, the importance of cows, novelist Chinua Achebe, financial risk management, Obama as an intellectual, the physical and emotional effects of a car crash and many, many more. If the quantity and variety are overwhelming, you can subscribe to a podcast, which delivers a new documentary to you every single day.”
I plan to listen to some of the documentaries for a start, but have also subscribed to A History of the World in 100 Objects – the first 30 objects/episodes are online so far, and the next set of programmes begins on 17 May.