Friday Podcast 9/21/12
Happy September 21, loyal podcast fans! Did you know that today’s the 75th anniversary of the publishing J.R.R. Tokien’s The Hobbit? I learned that recently, when I looked up “September 21″ on wikipedia searching for something to write about in this space. I’ve never read The Hobbit, but when I was a kid I loved the Rankin/Bass cartoon version; if the book is half as good as that cartoon, it must be pretty good.
And how about this for a segue into the podcast: today’s ‘cast is actually thirteen minutes longer than the cartoon version of The Hobbit. And the podcast is completely free, while The Hobbit will set you back $13.99 on amazon, so it’s a really good value.
We’re going to bring you a brand new edition of Live Wire! Radio on the big podcast. This wild and woolly show is consistently entertaining, which is why we bring it to you every chance we get. This installment of the show features authors David Wolman and Al Jacobs, along with the band Lost Lander. Good stuff.
And we won’t stop there. The hits keep coming with The F Word: A History of Federalism, from producer Michael Goldfarb. You’ll get smarter just listening to it.