Friday Podcast 1/27/12
We’re going to do what we can to help you start your weekend off right, folks. And since we’ve really only got one arrow in our quiver (that being the free podcast arrow), we’re going to use it.
First off, we’ve got an episode of ThoughtCast for you. It’s full of smart folks talking about thoughtful things, so we think you’re gonna like it. You like thinking, right? Then you’ll like ThoughtCast, trust us. And whose thoughts will ThoughtCast be casting at you today? How about author Tom Perrotta, poetry critic Helen Vendler and esteemed classicist Gregory Nagy? That do it for it? Of course it does. Also, on a sidenote, can we mention that we love that Gregory Nagy is listed as an “esteemed classicist,” because that opens up the possibility that some of the classicists out there aren’t so esteemed. We want to know who those poorly-regarded classicists are so we can make fun of them at parties.
After all that heavy thinking, we’re going to let you unwind a little with some French popular music delivered our favorite way, which is as presented by retired Belgian physicist Charles Spira (he’s only retired from his physicist job; he’s not retired from being Belgian, as far as we know) on his show Bonjour Chanson. Enjoy!