Tuesday, January 11, 2011


So far, the year 2011 has left me with more interesting entertainment than I almost know what to do with.

- The 4th Season of Big Love is finally on On Demand.
               Polygamy, gambling, affairs, smuggling, murder, politics, family, faith, cults.  What will those wacky Mormons get into next?

- For Christmas my Dad got me a subscription to the New Yorker.
              "You're a grown-up now," he said.  "It's time to start reading the New Yorker."  Which is AWESOME.  But, it comes once a week, which means I barely have time to finish one issue, when the next one comes.

- Precisely, for ages has been telling me to listen to the podcasts by radiolab.  I finally took his advice, and am full on addicted.  It is SO COOL!  They talk about all kinds of things, from lying and deception, to heroes and altruism, to success.  They interview really interesting people, and have a wonderful way of making science, math, and technology fascinating, even to us normal people who have little to no understanding of those kinds of things.  (Holly, if you're reading this, they did a brief episode on "the voices in our head" and how we can talk to ourselves, which was the discussion after dinner at Christmas.)

At this rate, I don't think I'll be bored until April.


  1. Radiolab is amazing. I also strongly suggest The Moth podcast. Much smaller, more digestible size of only about 10-15 minutes of people just telling stories.

  2. I will check it out! I've heard great things about it. Did you know Pittsburgh is starting it's own MothUP events? The first one is next Wednesday, January 19 from 7pm - 8:30 pm at the WYEP studios in the Southside!