Hosted by an independent-minded old school journo and belligerent centrist who tells the truth and isn't afraid to offend both sides, this 10-13 min daily podcast explains and analyzes the issues of the day from a different perspective. Because it emanates from San Diego -- a safe distance of more than 3,000 miles away from the "talk way" (the chatter corridor that connects New York and Washington -- it's not blinded by politics and partisanship. It's fair, but it's also tough. It doesn't set out to persuade you or convert you, only to make you think.
Natural disasters bring out the best in some, and the worst in others. For an example of the first, look at how volunteers and responders are heroically rushing to help provide aid and relief. For a far less glorious example of the second, look at a silly and very ill-timed feud between two GOP politicians.