My gift to myself for this landmark birthday on Sunday is a refurbished 3rd generation iPod nano. I've been of two minds about these gizmos for some time. I'm not wild about seeing half the walking/ running/ commuting public go about with their ears plugged, and I don't think I'll use it much myself when I'm running or walking, both for safety reasons and to guard my now-aging hearing. I don't need a soundtrack every minute of the day, and my musical memory is good enough to provide one when I do. However, I am excited to enter the world of podcasts. I don't drive enough to hear all those wonderful radio programs that are available online, and occasionally I might watch Bill Moyers this way since I can never seem to catch a broadcast of his work. What better way to have something good to listen to while I'm folding laundry or cleaning up after the kids are in bed. Anyone out there have favorite uses for their iPod? Favorite podcasts I should add to the list?