I've gotten really into podcasts lately. It all started last summer when they changed my work assignment and sent me to the gritty urban location two days a week. I usually take the train, and needed some audio entertainment to pass the time. I wanted something other than music to listen to. I started with This American Life. But TAL is only one hour per week. I needed to branch out. Downloaded a few samples of this and that, and settled into a group of podcasts that grows larger every now and again when I discover something new. Now that I'm hooked, the podcasts get me through all kinds of otherwise boring tasks -- yardwork, road trip driving, routine tests that I have to do after hours at work.
My newest favorite is Radiolab. I also listen to lots of Fresh Air interviews, some silly thing by John Hodgman, the Freakonomics podcast, and for reasons I can't quite explain, CBC Radio's WireTap.
Any of you have any favorites you'd recommend? No politics, please. Just geeky stuff, humor, and stories, or some combination of the three.