I can’t recommend WNYC’s RadioLab podcast enough. Fascinating, science-based stories that are brilliantly produced. I have recommended this podcast to many friends, and every one, without exception, has thanked me later for it.
However, if you can only listen to one RadioLab story for your entire life (a tragedy, indeed), find twenty minutes and click on this story about Stu Rasmussen of Silverton Oregon. It’s just terrific, and the ending is fantastic.
It might even make you cry, though naturally, it did not do so for me.