It should come as no surprise that I listen to science podcasts (see previous Podcast Picks). I am that nerdy. But I subscribed to The Infinite Monkey Cage not because of science but because of Brian Cox, who is a physicist crush of mine, next to Brian Greene. That doesn't make TIMC a boring walk in the science park. It is good comedy, aside from being good for your brain. (I am convinced that I am a little smarter than before I heard it, yet I become more aware of how little I know.) The show is fast-paced, with knowledgeable guests and a geeky live audience. It makes painful errands (say, a trip to the wax technician) more bearable.