My favorite radio show of all time is based out of Chicago - shows you how I am meant to end up there! It's called This American Life and it's hosted by my favorite man-in-glasses, Ira Glass. Each episode has a theme and is broken into acts, each a story told by someone else relating to the theme. I've found out about so many beautiful stories this way, including an episode by one of my favorite authors, David Sedaris, in which he takes the listener through the streets of Paris (here's looking at you Erin). His streets of Paris are seen in the viewpoint of an ex-patriot so everything is so real and poignant. We listened to this episode via podcast on our way to Paris years ago, and it led us to find our favorite shop in Paris, the old taxidermy shop, Deyrolle.
Another amazing radio show is Radio Lab. Radio Lab also has themed episodes like TAL, but is told more conversational style by the two hosts who serve as interviewers. One of the readings for our upcoming wedding ceremony is actually from a Radio Lab episode on symmetry. You can listen to that episode here, it's the first story by Aristophanes.
It occurred to me recently how amazing radio really is. The idea someone had to bring mass amounts of people information at the same time. Kind of like the Internet, which is information at any time. Thinking of information traveling through the air waves to make it to yours and my ears.