The age of radio is definitely not over. With the emergence of internet audio streaming as well as podcasts, you can now listen to your favorite radio shows from anywhere and at anytime. One advantage that radio or audio recordings have over other types of media is that you can access and listen to them while on the go.
This American Life is a weekly hour long show from WBEZ Chicago and it is arguably the gem of all informative, hard-hitting radio shows. Hosted by Ira Glass and consisting of mainly non-fiction reporting, the show also includes essays, memoirs and short fiction, the vast archive of shows will keep you informed and entertained infinitely.