Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Now, hear this.

I've posted about this a couple of times on Twitter, but I feel like many of you may not have seen it and I WANT TO SHARE IT because it was so, so good.

Wild Ones on the 99% Invisible show is one of the best podcasts I've heard in a while because it uses music and voice to tell stories in a compelling way that, if it were a book, I would describe as "un-put-downable."  It's one of those that I listened to on my commute home and then stayed in my car for an extra 5 minutes just to hear the end of it because I could not imagine tuning out.  It's poignant and beautiful.

I cannot embed it here, so go to the 99% Invisible site and listen to it there.  Or better yet, subscribe to 99% Invisible.  It's worth it.

And if it doesn't put Wild Ones on your wish list, well then... I must not be doing this blog right!

Below is the book trailer for Wild Ones:  A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America.  It's a good one, so I urge you to watch it.  But the podcast is amazing.  I hope you give it a listen.

And you can bet you'll see a review of this book on this blog as soon as I get my hands on it.


  1. Nonfiction is my jam except when it's about people. This podcast is making me consider checking out Wild Ones even though it seems to be very much about people. The podcast reminded me a lot of This American Life (which I love).

  2. Noted! Will check it out!

    (When I saw this post in my feedreader I thought the picture was a significantly blown-up version of the cover of Patrick Ness's new book More Than This.)

  3. Aarti commands and I listen! To this podcast! I'm only about 3 minutes in, but the music is beautiful. Thank you for telling me to listen!


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