Aaron in Azerbaijan

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Guilty Pleasures

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Eli and I have been up to no good.  We’ve been acting like hedonistic Americans for weeks, now.  I’m almost ashamed to admit it: We’ve been listening to National Public Radio.

One of the benefits to being in a city like Lənkəran is that we can get onto the internets fairly often.  And some people even get it to their homes!  Eli is in this latter group, piping internet to his house.  People who are in villages don’t have this luxury.  This being the case, we are making sure we enjoy our internet freedom to the max.  It’s almost sinful.  Recently, we’ve been enjoying the radio stylings of Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell on Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! and the brilliance of Kai Ryssdal’s Marketplace.  If we’re not careful, we might continue this sinful spiral, adding things like This American Life and Car Talk.  In fact, this afternoon, we celebrated with a high-five when we could say that we were among the first to hear today’s Morning Edition out of Boston.  You can take the boy out of NPR’s broadcasting range, but you can’t take the NPR out of the boy.

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Written by Aaron

February 4, 2010 at 7:50 am

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  1. I love Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. They are soooo witty. I find myself laughing out loud!
    My 2nd favorite; This American Life. I am gratefull for the internet because I don’t often get to hear them during the regular broadcast time. I just listen to the podcast later on.
    You have to LOVE the internet when you are in the boonies

    Aunt Pat

    February 4, 2010 at 4:19 pm

  2. So sad you missed it… I sat in a warm room and listened to Car Talk and This American Life.

    Eli

    February 15, 2010 at 4:47 pm


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