Mini Guide to: A Constructive Commute

September 24, 2008

All us working gals bear the burden of the daily commute to and from work. It’s a joy, isn’t it? Oh wait, it can be quite hellish. Whether you’re braving tons of traffic, feeling like a cow amidst a herd of cattle on the bus or walking the sweaty or freezing blocks- a commute is one of the less enjoyable things in life. All in agreement? I thought so.

Therefore, I thought I’d share one of my new favorite things to help me battle my commute. I’ve subscribed via iTunes to various podcasts (free!) and now- instead of listening to the same songs over and over again- I get myself up to speed on the news and have found a way to actually make my commute constructive! Quite genius, if I do say so myself.

If you don’t have iTunes (something’s wrong with you, but) head to www.apple.com/itunes and get it on your computer STAT. Then decide which programs will satisfy your witty appetite and get to subscribing. My personal favorite is Wall Street Journal This Morning. The podcast has no commercials, therefore trimming it to 35 minutes so that I can just press play as I close my door behind me and arrive at my desk as the program closes and Gordon Deal signs off. I arrive at work appraised of all the major headlines and am a WIT “in the know”. Now it’s your turn!

Other favorites include:

– NPR’s ‘This American Life’
– Bloomberg’s ‘The First Word’ and ‘On the Economy’
– USA Today’s Pop Candy

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