A fascinating podcast from Brian Dunning (of Skeptoid) about whether or not it was Jewish slaves who built the Egyptian pyramids (click link below to listen inline):
I love his podcasts - they are usually 10-15 minutes long and focus on verifying claims and sussing out truth. See full transcript of this episode here.
Not only was he an honorable and admirable contender for Trump's celebrity contest, Trace Adkins knows how to write a good song. I heard "You're Gonna Miss This" for the first time a couple mornings ago and it made me cry in the car on my way to work.
Here's a live performance of this song in Bloomington (which increases it's poignancy for me):
Usually, on a nice lazy weekend day, I love to sit back and listen to A Prairie Home Companion (the movie was pretty good too). My favorite section of the show is, by far, the jokes. Here are a few clips from past shows that still make me chuckle.
Men, Women, and Marriage jokes:
Guy Walks into a Bar, Jewish, and other jokes:
Mike Enjo, has a nice mellow voice that flows nicely with a rich tapestry of guitar riffs. The album is only three songs long (try doing that with traditional media), but it also only costs $0.39. See why I love AmieStreet?
Intention is a perfect example of the non-mainstream artists on AmieStreet. He is described as an emo-rapper - his voice initially reminded me of MC Frontalot (who, by the way, is coming out with a new movie).
Griffin House has been one of my favorites for quite some time. I just love the warm acoustic sound, clever lyrics, and good vocals.
I love to listen to NPR, and one of their best shows is easily Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!. It's a news quiz show with a panel of witty comedians. Their special guest this week was NBA star Chris Paul.
Below you can listen to this past week's show - it was an excellent episode. Chris Paul's interview starts around the 18th minute: