Ever since it was mentioned on This American Life, the RadioLab podcast has been popping up everywhere people talk about interesting things on the internet. I both shows on my iPod while I'm at work, and I always enjoy both of them so much that I often want to turn to the woman next to me and say something like, "I find it fascinating that people live this way, don't you?!" or "What's your take on the theory of relativity?"
So maybe it's all about feeling pseudo-intellectual. Gimme a break and download an episode or two. I promise it will be the best hour of your day.