Friday, June 3, 2011

Thank you Internet

There are days when I sit down at my computer after Claire goes down and I wish that the internet would give me more...more status updates, more interesting articles, more thoughtful blogs.  This was not one of those weeks.

It's no secret to anyone that knows me that I am an NPR freak (much to the hubbs chagrin).  More specifically I am a This American Life (TAL) freak.  I listen to their podcast while I work out and then I constantly bring it up in conversation all week long.  It's a great way to pretend like I'm informed when really I'm mostly not (if you like free podcasts the planet money team also has a great one).  This weeks' podcast is not to be missed.  Did you know that there is a test that they give to people to find out if they are psycopaths?  There is.  The whole TAL team took it.  It is supposed that 1% of the average population scores "high" on the test as does 25% of the prison population (which is sort of to be expected).  What I didn't suspect is that 4% of CEOs also score 'high' on the test.  It's an hour long but so worth it.  Here, take a listen.

And then this morning I saw this awesome Tumblr called Awesome People Hanging Out Together which is full of exactly what it sounds like it would be full of--pictures of awesome people hanging out.  Like Walt Disney and Salvador Dali or Andy Warhol and Alfred Hitchcock.  (blogger seems to be having a fit or I would have just posted the pictures for you so you'll just have to go there yourselves.)

Happy Internetting my pretties.
So what did you find on the internet this week that will dazzle and impress?

**Bookclub, we're reading March for Monday so you have the weekend to finish.


  1. I'm half way through that episode of TAL so thanks for not spoiling anything. I will be finishing it today on my lunch break! I love it so much that now whenever I say "I heard this story" to my husband he always asks "On This American Life?" in a sort of mocking tone. This comment is getting long, but if you are looking for more I also Love (yes with a capital L) "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" and "Storycorps."

    Happy listening!

  2. So interesting! Love that you are an NPR freak. I am a huge talk radio girl too. Except I am a fan of 600 KOGO. Not really a Rush fan - but I love LaDona Harvey and Chip Franklin.

  3. I LOVE NPR! I had no idea they had a podcast for TAL, so thank you for the link!

  4. There's a podcast for Story Corps?!? I am on that...I also love Wait wait. My husband does the same thing when I tell him about "some story I heard"

    @erin. I am intrigued. I've never listened to that kind of radio but I'm willing to give it a try. LaDona Harvey I will learn who you are....

    @Stephanie, You are going to love it. It's really fun as a workout switchup once a week. I usually listen to embarrassing getto booty music when i work out but once a week I love listening to TAL

  5. Take yourself over to NPR's "Hearing Voices" and WNYC's "Radiolab." Trust me, on both counts. You'll love it.

  6. That's a done and a done. Thanks Rach

  7. I totally love TAL! I think my favorite episode ever was Break-ups. Also, Testosterone is super interesting, and Switched at Birth.
    I'm going to have to check out a few of these other podcasts! Good to know.