A lot of my friends really like NPR (National Public Radio). I'll admit that I've long had a bit of a knee-jerk reaction towards any sort of talk radio, and not in a good way. Because so much of what's on the radio shows can be utter tripe-- celebrity gossip, mainly-- I've long hated it. Especially since people seem to like to have it on for early morning car rides. Really, I'd just rather have silence, thanks very much, than hear a bunch of ninnies chatter about who's dating who or who offended who.
NPR, of course, is a much different animal than music-station talk radio. It tends to be more thoughtful and informative. Still, I really just had no interest in listening to it, or, at least, to much of it.
My boss, however, often has it on while we're working in the warehouse. I've come not to mind it so much, as the programs he listens to tend to be more thoughtful and interesting. Some, I think, would end up boring the heck out of me quite quickly, but these mostly haven't.
So, I'm curious! Do you listen to NPR? What sort of programs?