For the past few hours I have been completely absorbed listening to This American Life! A friend posted a link to it and while I will be honest and say that I have never heard of it before I am very much impressed by both the quality and content of each story!
I strongly believe that listening to this kind of thing is extremely important! not only because it makes you more aware of what is going on in the world around you but instead of just being exposed to the information it actually provokes some thinking and thus some interaction with what you are hearing. A skill which most people seem to lack in modern times. In science the ability to take in information and process it into something useable is critical.
Plus- it is a great thing to keep you occupied while doing some mundane task such as data analysis or data compilation!
Give it a listen, you will not regret it!
I suggest starting with: The incredible rarity of changing your mind