**For Your Ears Only: Listening Activities**

Staying at home and social distancing have forced people to use their devices more and more to stay connected. If you've got screen fatigue, here are some things you can do to stay informed and entertained through listening only:

PODCASTS & MORE

Check out NPR's directory of podcasts on topics in the arts, science, health and fitness, business, and more. This American Life, How I Built This, etc etc.

From the New York Times, The Daily is a digest of the most important news of the day.

BBC Sounds has a great range of shows.

Radiolab's podcasts and shows present "personal narratives, deep journalism, interviews that reveal, and smart entertainment as varied and intimate as the human voice itself."

For literature lovers, adventures in reading with the Close Reads Podcast Network

Nobody's perfect in The Armchair Expert, one of Esquire Magazine's top 10 podcasts of 2020, featuring Dax Shepard talking to celebrities (authors, actors, musicians) about the messiness of life. 

Hear amazing storytelling on the Myths and Legends podcast from Jason Weiner, who retells myths and folklore from around the world.

The Decoder Ring is a show about cracking cultural mysteries. 

Also one of Esquire's top 10 podcasts, My Favorite Murder features two lifelong fans of true crime stories, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, telling each other their favorite tales of murder and hearing hometown crime stories from friends and fans.

Author Philip Hoare presents The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Big Read, a narration of the epic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, featuring celeb readers such as Jeremy Irons, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Iggy Pop and more.

MUSIC

Log in to Freegal to listen to and download music. For Snow Library card holders only. Have your card number handy.

Listen to music on Accuradio.

Internet radio at Pandora.