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I have a curious relationship with podcasts. I used to have a podcast (of sorts) of my own—it consisted entirely of me reading Interesting Thing of the Day articles. (I know a lot of you loved it, too, and I’m very sorry that circumstances make it impossible for me to continue offering those recordings at this time.) I’ve also been interviewed more than 100 times on other people’s podcasts. But I never listen to podcasts. That is partly because I don’t commute, partly because when I’m walking or driving I’d rather be alone with my thoughts (or talking to whoever is with me), and partly because I generally prefer to read than to listen. So I guess I’m a weirdo. But if you are not a weirdo, or if you’re differently weird, perhaps you’d like to seek out some interesting new podcasts to listen to today—September 30 is International Podcast Day.

Perhaps one day I will again have a podcast. It’s been on my list of things to think about for years, so you never know. If that happens, then I’ll spend September 30 every year trying to convince people to listen to my own podcast! For now, though, you’re on your own.