One of the great things about podcasting is that it’s bringing back the art of story-telling. I drive about and hour each way to and from work and this time in the car is my time when I can either get ready for the day or decompress on the way home so sometimes the stories I listen to can set the tone for the day.

This morning I heard the tale of Luisa Tetrazzini, the turn of the century Italian soprano, and how she brought hope to the city of San Francisco as it was finding its way out of the rubble of the 1906 earthquake. I’ll admit I’m a bit sentimental – the way the tale unfolds is quite moving and it’s told masterfully.

If you get a chance to listen, do! It’s great stuff.