I don’t have a radio. On many occasions I’ve heard people say good things about NPR and so recently I’ve been listening to some of the podcasts offered by them. They are excellent programs and I thought I’d recommend a couple to anyone interested in listening in.

The first is All Songs Considered. It is hosted by Bob Boilen (sometimes in conversation with guests) and features newly available music from various artists. The selection is eclectic and I’ve found some great new artists from listening to the show.

The second is Science Friday. It is hosted by Ira Flatow. He discusses various current issues in science with guests who are prominent members of the scientific community. The conversations are interesting and introduce me to a larger scientific domain than what I’m used to hearing about in the computer science area.

They are both weekly shows, so it’s not that hard to keep up. Check them out!