Most times when I head out on a trip by foot, whether that’s around London, or somewhere else, I listen to music, but increasingly I’ve been drawn to truly great radio shows (or podcasts as I should probably call them), chief amongst which is of course 99% Invisible but Benjamen Walker’s occasional Theory of Everything also deserves a mention, as does Radiolab.
Yep, Radiolab. I was so close to not linking to these guys after their truly epic mishandling of their interview with Eng Yang and wonderful author Kao Kalia Yang. And I was happy to tell them what I thought at the time. But I think (hope?) that the guys have learnt their lesson. And their shows are really quite unique.
So here’s a link to a brilliant episode they did a while back on Choice, a subject I covered less eloquently when I edited a magazine in 2000 (I called my piece Choice Anxiety).