Catching Up on Podcasts

Last week, after abandoning the audiobook of Richard North Patterson’s relentlessly didactic Conviction–cardboard cut-out characters and dialogue that would be at home in an amicus brief–I turned to my backlog of podcasts.  I’m a binge consumer of podcasts, going months without listening to any and then listening to nothing but for a few weeks. My first recommendation is actually a months-old RadioLab episode titled Animal Minds.  I thought of it again when a friend shared a video of a humpback whale being rescued from a gill net in the Sea of Cortes.  The first story in Animal Minds–a few minutes into the episode, right after the introduction in the church–deals with a similar rescue of a whale in the Pacific off the coast of San Francisco.  The rescue itself is gripping, and the aftermath is incredibly powerful and moving.

One thought on “Catching Up on Podcasts”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *