I'm not sure which delighted me more: the discovery that you can podcast The Now Show
, or the discovery that I actually possess sufficient cultural literacy to find it funny. (Perhaps this Friday's episode wasn't typical, but the only things it required that I would think of as being outside the knowledge of the average American with a passing interest in current events were a) having seen Life on Mars
and Doctor Who
and b) being able to recognize vocal impersonations of Gordon Brown. These two things were no problem for me.)
If you listen on an airplane flight, you get the bonus entertainment of watching the person sitting next to you studiously ignoring the fact that you're chortling loudly for no apparent reason.