Best podcasts and other stuff.
February 11, 2012 11:18 AM Subscribe
Best episodes of On Being (nee Speaking of Faith), best light, entertaining and/or inspirational podcasts, plus other cheap but good things to include in a get well care package.
posted by quietshout to Human Relations (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My mom was in a fairly serious car crash the other day. She'll be fine, but she's going to be recovering, and in some serious pain, for a while. I can't afford to visit her right now, and I'm a bit broke at the moment, so I also can't afford to spend much money, but I do want to send her a care package to let her to know that I'm thinking about her. Ideally, it would be full of things that would be helpful and/or diverting for her in the coming weeks, and/or that would make her feel cared for and loved.
Ideas so far include a heartfelt card, a nice chocolate bar, and loading my ipod with a bunch of podcasts. The podcasts should be light, amusing, and/or inspirational. My mom is into the mind body connection, health, etc. She has a strong inclination for woo. She likes good, dark chocolate.
In terms of podcasts, I was thinking This American Life, The Moth, The Dinner Party, possibly a few Wiretaps and Third Coasts (I'm not sure if she'd enjoy them, while I do feel fairly sure of the preceding podcasts.) Maybe some StoryCorps? (though they feel too short; I'd like something she can drift off to for a while). RISK! is great, but it feels too risque for my mom. Can anyone recommend any other light, amusing podcasts? Audio only; it's an ancient ipod nano.
She'd like TEDtalks, but I'm pretty sure she listens already.
I know she'll like On Being, but I haven't listened to it for a while, and there are a ton of past episodes. If anyone could point me toward the most inspirational and easy to listen to episodes, that would be awesome.
Also, if anyone has any other care package ideas (that cost less than $10), it would be much appreciated.