A Little Bit Of Knowledge

Like my oh so crunchy, lefty, elitist, intelligentsia peers I listen to This American Life from Chicago Public Radio. Hell at this point, it’s probably uncool to listen to it anymore or something, but I don’t care. I like it.

As far as I know, my local public radio station KPRG1 does not broadcast the radio show, but that’s okay, I download it as a podcast. Last week’s show was especially entertaining, A Little Bit of Knowledge (is a dangerous thing I guess). It was a rebroadcast, but still entertaining stories of knowing just enough to get into trouble. Give it a listen, especially the story about getting something into your head as a kid and not figuring out the truth until well into adulthood. Like the guy who always wondered why only people named Nielsen get to rate what is on television.

1Postscript: I can honestly say I don’t listen to KPRG much anymore. The iPod is so ubiquitous now I don’t have much reason to listen to any radio. And when I do tune in to KPRG, I can’t stand listening to it. I don’t know what happened, but their signal is just atrocious now. Alex Fields used to maintain it I think, but he’s no longer on island. And their signal has degraded. It sounds like a lonesome prairie wind is blowing constantly at that station, making listening to conversations or music not a pleasant experience.

5 thoughts on “A Little Bit Of Knowledge

  1. Thomas Post author

    I haven’t seen it actually. I hate to sound even more pretentious, but I don’t watch much television. The baby keeps me busy most evenings, and when the TV is on it seems to be tuned to HGTV.

  2. Thomas Post author

    I think I mentioned it before, but let me also throw in a plug for Radio Lab, from WNYC. This is a truly amazing radio show that is also available as a podcast.

  3. santos.

    i haven’t seen the series either, but am sort of curious as i subscribe to the radio podcast, too. ta for the link to radio lab, will check that out.

    if you ever want a break from hgtv, i highly suggest “top gear” on bbc america. v. much a boys’ toys series, but i love it.

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