The audio newspaper
I’ve been looking into the podcasts on The Economist’s website and there’s a bunch of really informative audio and video content there.
What I stumbled across that I think is pretty fab is the Editor’s highlights, where you get to hear — get this — an audio reading of the top stories for the week from The Economist newspaper. Sounds old school, after all, why would want to listen to something that’s exactly the same somewhere else, but just presented in a different media format?
But I think it’s very cool and very mobile. I enjoy reading The Economist whenever I can get time, but it’s good too to have it in a format where I can walk and listen to it rather than sit/stand and read it.
I had a nice afternoon walk home from work this evening listening to the latest podcast. It was a good break from reading stuff on a computer screen all day. Highly recommended.