Vinod Kurup

Hospitalist/programmer in search of the meaning of life

5 by 5

My commute to work is 25 minutes each way, so I’m always looking for a podcast to listen to. I’ve been a fan of the 43folders website for years and Merlin Mann recently started a podcast called Back To Work with Dan Benjamin. Dan Benjamin, it turns out, is the founder of a network called 5by5, which he says has been called “NPR for geeks”. The shows I’ve listened to have all been sharp and entertaining so far. I especially like Latest in Paleo (despite the fact that I’m not eating anything near a Paleo diet) and the Pipeline (check out the interview with Philip Elmer-DeWitt). Looking through the list of shows, I can only believe that Dan Benjamin has to be the most productive person on the face of the earth.

I’m currently also listening to All About Android, This American Life and some UC-Berkeley CS lectures. Any other great podcasts I’m missing?