Re: If you listen to NPR...
I've listened to WWDTM, but not WYK.
We do both listen to [link|http://www.saysyou.org/|Says You], a very funny quiz show where the contestants show their skill with wordplay.
I'd love to watch/listen to these kinds of shows more regularly but there isn't enough time in my week to do so. (Can't do it at work, either. My students might notice.)
My point is not that we don't have good, intelligent programming here in the States but that:
A. it's a lot less mainstream than it seems to be in the UK.
B. I'm wondering if it's a cultural thing.
Granted, you can't really tell all about a society from its popular culture.
Kaylee: Wash, tell me I'm pretty.
Wash: Were I unwed, I would take you in a manly fashion.
Kaylee: Because I'm pretty?
Wash: Because you're pretty.
- "Heart of Gold", Firefly