Podcasts I've been listening to:

I Should Be Writing: This is one of the first podcasts I ever listened to, after Michael Stackpole's The Secret, and I'm glad I picked it up again. It's by Mur Lafferty, and the tagline used to be "The podcast for wannabe fiction writers, by a wannabe fiction writer." That second part has gone away, now that Mur has a couple books published by a major publisher, but she still comes from the perspective of the difficulty of the everyday work of writing, discouragement, fear, and writing through & living with mental illness.  And she does great interviews. She's how I found out about China Mieville. Easily one of my favorite podcasts. Yo, is This Racist?: I found this one recently: it updates 5 days a week, and the format is Andrew Ti and a guest, usually a comedian, take voicemails asking if things are racist. Generally, the answer is 'yes.'[1. Note: I'm white. It was recently pointed out to me that white people blogging about race should make sure to prevent that fact from slipping by unmentioned.]

99 Percent Invisible: Everyone listens to this one, right? It's a podcast about design. They talk about awesome things.

Stuff You Should Know: The podcast associated with the website 'How Stuff Works,' episodes are generally pretty long and I skip about two thirds of them. But I know a lot about avalanches, the effects of global warming on Venice, and Monopoly now! (I knew a lot about Monopoly before, but this was a lot more thorough than my past information.)

Hide and Create: Another writing podcast. I listen to several writing podcasts, and I just started this one recently. I can't remember why. But it's pretty good, and I haven't unsubscribed.