From This American Life, a story about an Iraq veteran who had to learn the hard way how to interact with friends and family when at home. While I have never been in battle, I share the challenge of explaining the difficulty of my medical situation (25lb tumour, burst bowels, 2wks in ICU) to friends and family. Most often humour does the trick, but sometimes, that just doesn’t work.

Also on the program, a story about trying to change the mind of an Australian cat-caller, and a robot aware of right and wrong.

How the Dolly Daily Podcast Spotlight came to be:

Every day I take a walk with my little jack russell/rat terrier Dolly. She loves Victoria Park, so we usually head there first so that she can walk the oval and say hi to the Canada geese that make the park their shoulder season home. Then we head to Roos Island where she tries so terribly hard to catch squirrels, always coming up just short, as they scurry up the trees towards their winter homes. These days we also stop by the green space beside the Joseph Schneider House where she gets a little extra time for some ‘fetch’, before turning back up Queen to head back home. As we walk, I listen to a podcast. Since Dolly is just the cutest thing, and podcasts are awesome, I’ll be sharing the podcast I listen to that day, along with a short blurb about why I think it’s worth paying attention. I may miss a day here and there, and I trust that my readers will understand.

My Podcaster of choice is PocketCasts. Be sure to download it today.