So, can I just say right now how much I absolutely love This American Life? I've been listening to it for about a 2 years now after hearing about it from a friend of mine and it has turned into an addiction of mine!
If you haven't heard about TAL before, it's a radio show on NPR. On each episode, they have a theme and tell different stories based on that theme. It's hosted by Ira Glass, who, I have to say, I have a bit of a crush on... and so does just about everyone else who listens to the show, girls and guys alike.
It's great for road trips, which I make frequently back to my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Usually if I'm listening to it in the car and I get to where I'm going, if the show isn't over yet I will wait in my car until the show ends.... it's that good.
I do love NPR in general but I hate catching the show half way through so you can download episodes on iTunes. And if you're a cheapo like me you can stream episodes on your computer and subscribing to the podcast is free too! Plus, one of the main reasons I want an iPhone is because there's a TAL app and you get every episode EVER! So get you're Ira fix ya'll!
p.s., Here's the link to the website: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/