|This Christmas I received my second iPod. It is at least half the size of my first one and is jet black. It is also intact my previous one met its unfortunate end after one too many bounces on the floor. I am very excited about being able to tune out people on public transit again. I am also more committed to keeping up on my podcasts.
Podcasts are subscriber-based audio or video files available on the Internet. Content is updated automatically, ready for your listening pleasure whatever your poison. From New Music in Canada to lectures at the Hirshhorn Sculpture Museum, there's someone going on about something you're bound to dig.
My current favourites are based in the arts. If art criticism is your bag, try zekesgallery.blogspot.com/2005/07/art-podcasts.html. This blogger's page offers several links to various podcasts with informed reviews on content and style of program. From random podcasters to Museum of Modern Art's official audio files, there's plenty of content to wade through.
If you find the above a little dry, then try some old-fashioned radio plays. The folks at decoderringtheatre.com specialize in old-time action, adventure and mystery. Their original series, The Red Panda, involves the Second World War adventures of "Canada's greatest superhero." Spies, jewelry heists and murder perfect for those excruciating public transit rides.