I have been told that I find cool stories because I'm a fan of the BBC. Before the internet, I listened to World Service on shortwave radio. Although now I have upgraded to listening online, its not all about news and politics. The Strand is broadcast on World Service 4 times daily and showcases the best of the arts, including movies. Listen to today's show, but you may be interested in February 6th's show. It features Director Stephen Daldry discussing the Oscar-nominated Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. John Williams discusses composing some of the most recognizable musical themes in a generation and working with Steven Spielberg.
You can listen to BBC World Service live including The Strand at http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/
Past episodes of The Strand including the one from February 6 are at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsn3
Podcasts of The Strand are also available at the iTunes store or on The Strand's homepage.