mythbusters - On the discovery channel. These people are silly special effects nerds "testing" the myths and then making stuff blow up
A tale of Woe by Terry Hall and Mushtaq - music I heard on the plane from tokyo. A wonderful blend of indian and american music styles with accordions (but only in this song.)1
Alien Taste by Wen Spencer - I read this a while ago, but recently successfully recommended it to someone. Since it was recommended to me I think it's safe to recommend it to other people.2
1Be warned, I like weird music.
2I usually read pablum, so most of the stuff I read I should not recommend or even admit to reading.