You?ve already heard the NPR news cycle twice, and the 101 is a parking lot. Rather than nurture violent fantasies, why not listen to a podcast? It?s easy to do--just find one of these broadcasts on iTunes or the Web, download them to your smartphone, iPod or iPad, then cue them up in your car. (We?ve synched our iPhone to our car audio system, so we hear it loud and clear through the speakers.)
You Can?t Eat the Sunshine: Tour operators Esotouric give us spicy local history for free, detailing how yesterday?s industrial wasteland became today?s hot-spot Arts District and the hangout of literary giants Dashiell Hammett and John Fante.
WTF with Marc Maron: Intellectual, raging and above all funny, TV comic Marc Maron invites showbiz insiders into his Highland Park garage to gossip, shoot the breeze and crack wise. The Zach Galifianakis and Sarah Silverman episodes are standouts ($1.99 for each hour-long episode).
The Treatment: Film critic Elvis Mitchell?s Thursday afternoon KCRW show is a thoughtful hour in which directors such as Sofia Coppola, writers like David Benioff (Game of Thrones) and actors (Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke) discuss their recent work.