So you were home alone on Valentine’s Day? All I can say is ‘lolz’. That’s what you get for doing the whole marriage thing. I had a grueling day. The kind of day where I want to lie in a hammock and listen to something soothing – perhaps A Prairie Home Companion, the podcast from Garrison Keillor.
Who? You don’t know the name? You might have heard the voice – he’s been referenced in The Simpsons and The Wire. He’s got this gentle, intelligent humour, performed in front of a live audience. Sometimes they laugh and you realise there was a joke so dry it could have popped out of a toaster.
A Prairie Home Companion is an easy listen – the sound quality is perfect and I smile at parts of it. So why have I deleted it from my podcast app?
Well, it’s not laugh out loud funny, and while it’s moderately interesting to get a snapshot of life in Minnesota, I don’t learn an awful lot. So it’s really just about the quality and distinctiveness of Keillor’s voice. Not enough to keep it on my stuffed-to-the-gills app.
Still, give A Prairie Home Companion a try – maybe on a Sunday afternoon after a wet hike.
Best regards from Zurich, where all the buildings are strong, all the trains are good-looking, and all the incomes are above average.
p.s. Talking about income, I’ve been listening to a bunch of financial podcasts – I’ll tell you about a couple of them quite soon.