While on the farm in Menorca this weekend with William, Yasmine, Sanaa, Waya, and little Leo, William put on Joe Henderson’s Page One (with McCoy Tyner on piano!), and I loved it. William was also telling me about how he subscribes to and downloads podcasts from iTunes onto his iPod. He has pretty much the same taste in radio and news as I do, so once I got back to Madrid, I decided to go through the iTunes podcast library to see what I could find.
What I found were some of my favorite shows that I always look forward to seeing or hearing whenever I am back home. In particular, I enjoy watching the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS every evening at 7:00pm with my father. They just don’t have news shows, debate and analysis this good anywhere on European TV. Next, I love driving in my car and listening to NPR. Once I subscribed to my favorite stuff, I then proceeded to download Henderson’s Page One. I am afraid (figuratively, not literally) that the music and podcasts will distract me from finally finishing My Name is Red. Anyways, here is a list of the podcasts I have just subscribed to (if you have any other good ones, let me know):
- Washington Week with Gwen Ifill
- NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
- Shields and Brooks
- Supreme Court Watch
- Talk of the Nation
- DC Politics Hour with Kojo and Jonetta
- The Diane Rehm Show
- This American Life
- NPR: Books
- The Kojo Nnamdi Show
- NPR Washington Week
- NPR: Jazz Profiles
I didn’t find a Howard Stern podcast, but you can’t have everything now, can you?