All this month, I’ve heard about the campaign to spread the news of podcasts called TryPod. As I am a voracious listener of podcasts (you can see the complete list of my current subscriptions and other recommendations on my podcast page), I figured I ought to participate while I can. So I will post about one of my favorite podcasts every day for the last 9 days of March.
Best of the Left is one of the more recent additions to my podcast subscriptions. I think of this as kind of an audio Reader’s Digest collecting progressive political commentary from radio and tv programs and from other podcasts. This is a podcast that requires a time commitment as episodes are usually around 90 minutes long and they’re released 3 times a week. On the other hand, if you’re trying to keep up on political events and seeking a variety of opinions on the issues, this podcast can save you some time. What I like about Best of the Left is that each episode is arranged around a theme – usually a current event – but in some cases a broader idea is explored such as in a recent on propaganda called Living in an Empire of Lies.