I’ve mentioned Radio Open Source several times to several of you. The most recent episode in the podcast queue, “Chomsky: My Dinner with Hassan,” is a great example of the show, as is “Re-thinking Neo-conservatism”. While I’m attracted to the American politics and Fiasco ones, there’s plenty of non-political ones to pick from.
It’s an hour long show that covers a wide-range of topics and brings together several people of “mainstream” expertise and Citizen-* experts. Chris Lydon, the host/moderator is quite unique in that he expresses strong opinions both directly and indirectly and asks follow-up questions when they’re called for. Most hosts in “issue” shows seem to be ignorant of the follow-up question, even something as simple as, “nah! really?!”
The best thing, of course, is that it’s a frequently updated podcast (here’s the RSS feed)…that isn’t tech-related. There’s a tremendous amount of community built around the blog-formatted web site; though I don’t get involved in it, you might enjoy it.
All-in-all, to get all cutesy, it’s pure Radio 2.0