Used to be that 6:30 just meant that the Wheel of Fortune was the show on tv. Blah. When our tv signal disappeared about two years ago, I had no idea what to expect; we went from 1 channel to 0. Over time, I found myself leaving the radio on after the end of Alaska News Nightly, washing dishes and listening to Marketplace from American Public Media. Eventually, I was hooked on their "dinner party topic" pieces, the crazy guy that goes to all the trade shows and asks really bizarre questions, as well as Kai Ryssdal, the show's host.
I assure you, I'm not the only person who needs a Marketplace fix - just google Kai Risdal. Oh, yeah, and Mr. X totally approves; he openly encourages it.
(Truth be known we have a number of NPR favorites: CarTalk; Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me; Left, Right and Center; All Things Considered)