This American Life is a weekly hour-long radio program produced by Chicago Public Radio and hosted by Ira Glass. Also available as a free weekly podcast. Primarily a journalistic non-fiction program, it has also featured essays, memoirs, field recordings, short fiction, and found footage.
If you're totally out of the loop like me and don't know what the hell is going on with the economy, go check out the show by This American Life. Pretty informative. Even though I spaced out here and there throughout the show.
If you feel like this crap is just too depressing and just like all over the place, then yeah... skip it.
Subscribe. They put up new, interesting shows every wk. Check it out.