I wish I could say I was on to this show at the ground level in 2010. I wish I could say I was there last year when they started their Kickstarter campaign and raised more money than any other radio journalism program in the website's history. I also wish I got a t-shirt or a notebook or a poster or something to signal my allegiance to the larger world.
Instead, I heard about this show on Monday on KQED's Forum radio program. After downloading all their podcasts I pulled a "house of cards" and listened to all 80 of them in 4 days. Besides being immensely entertaining this show was a welcome reminder of our awesome ingenuity, of the beautiful stuffs of the made environment, of why I build to begin with (and it does help to be reminded). Go listen. I dare you to stop at one. Here are a couple to try out.
Get through them all and join me in a state of mid-week despair.