Editor’s Note: The Commuting Introvert is a weekly column that highlights short-form entertainment for commuting students.

Actor, humorist, and Apple pitchman John Hodgman came from relative obscurity as a literary agent to become the self-proclaimed arbiter of all things information based as we know today with his infamous almanac “The Areas of My Expertise.” Now he wants to change how we think about the day as a whole with his podcast, “Today In the Past.” This “page-a-day calendar without pages” is a fun look at the daily weirdness of life translated through Hodgman’s delightfully demented imagination.

Whether wishing a random celebrity a happy birthday, waxing poetic about Richmond, Virginia’s unusual weather pattens, or taking a look at the dark history of Yale’s Feline Studies Lab, the podcast will keep you smiling from bus stop to bus stop.

Click here to go to the podcast, search in iTunes for “Today In the Past.”


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