Sad news, faithful readers, Blurry Pictures of My Cat has been HAXXORED. The database got corrupted, and since the blog is mostly me rambling and posting, um, blurry pictures of the cat, I haven’t been keeping backups.
But, as someone once said, these little setbacks are just what we need to make a giant step forward. (Disclaimer: not to be construed as a promise to make a giant step forward.)
In the spirit of providing Actual Content, let me tell you about a couple of the podcasts I’ve been listening to. With each podcast, I’ll feature a fascinating recent episode (FRE).
- Snap Judgment is like This American Life with more smacktalk and better interstitial music. Fun stuff, serious stuff, real stories, fictionalized memoirish stuff, etc. FRE: Sarah Shourd, the American hiker arrested with her two friends after they strayed over the border into northern Iraq, telling her own story, which is not something I’ve heard from other outlets.
- 99% Invisible: A nice, short, punchy podcast/radio show on design. FRE: The design of check-cashing stores compared to the design of banks.
Either of these will rock your iPod, I promise you.