Last weekend, I listened to a radio show on WNYC while I cleaned out my boys' closet. Between sorting onesies and wool sweaters, and trying to match tiny shoes and old socks, I heard Kurt Vonnegut's 1998 recorded interviews with "the dead, or almost dead". He wrote short fictionalized clips for WNYC where he talks about traveling through a blue tunnel to meet up with various deceased characters. He meets a woman on death row; Dr. Kevorkian; Lee Harvey Oswald; a woman who's obituary was botched by the New York Times. They're political, opinionated, understated, funny, and dark. What timing and word choice. If you want something brain-stirring, or something to do while you're cleaning out a closet that smells like "old house", this is a good pick.
P.S. I have a secret wish to host a podcast or write for radio one day.