Sunday Playlist: A Tip of the Hat
July 15th, 2012
06:00 AM ET

Sunday Playlist: A Tip of the Hat

By Tyler Moody, CNN

(CNN) – What do you listen to that’s great? On our new Soundwaves blog we will be posting a Sunday playlist each weekend highlighting stories, interviews and programs we are enjoying at CNN Radio.

Whether you use a computer, tablet, smartphone, iPod, streaming in your car, or an actual radio tuned to an AM or FM frequency, listening to well done radio programming is awesome.

To those of us listening it doesn’t matter much where it comes from or how we get it, it only matters that the content delivers what we’re looking for. We’re looking for something that holds our attention, entertains us, educates or informs us, and gives us an escape. What do you listen to and why? Let us know in the comments below.

NPR uses the phrase “driveway moment” and those moments can happen anywhere. We listen to local radio, nationally syndicated radio, satellite radio, podcasts, and we search our SoundCloud streams for the new & interesting. Pandora, Slacker, Spotify are all great for their own reasons.

The health of the radio business is debated in a lot of different trade publications, and I’m going to avoid talking about it here. I am going to say that no matter what business is behind the content trying to make money, the act of listening to great music, news and programs is healthier than ever.

So today we tip our hat to some of the “biggies” out there, and some of our favorites:


Adam Carolla


Planet Money

Fresh Air

Dinner Party Download

The Takeaway

Morning Edition & All Things Considered

This American Life

The CBS World News Roundup

These are just a sampling of what gives us our driveway moments, even if we're not sitting in our car. Thanks for doing what you do!

We look forward to sharing more Sunday Playlists with you, and of course we hope you enjoy listening to our work too.

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