I listen, selectively, to a lot of Podcasts. I scan the description each morning and build a playlist. I prefer longform and explainer-type podcasts. I avoid bluster and time wasters.
Each morning I peruse several email newsletters from various sources. I try to get a good mix of views, but I won’t tolerate crazies, conspiracy theories that require more than two people to keep their mouths’ shut, or hate. So, while I will look in on those communities regularly, I never take them seriously.
I do read widely from newsletters several topics:
- Military and Defense
- Foreign Relations
- General News
- Deep Reads on Politics
- Healthcare Policy
- Foreign Press for an outsider’s view of events
- Crime & Criminal Law
- Constitutional Issues
- Dogs, especially Animal Rescue
- Fake News & Foreign Interference
- Science, particularly Earth, Astrophysics, & Biology
I also subscribe to several online newspapers including: The Guardian, Washington Post, Virginian Pilot, NYT, LA Times, Charlottesville Daily Progress, & the Christian Science Monitor, and keep tabs on the feeds from NPR, BBC, CBC, Radio New Zealand, Australia Broadcasting, Radio Deutsche Welle, AP, Reuters, along with several Google Alerts.
I am currently reading these books: