One of my favorite diversions is listening to a good story. It could be about someone beating incredible odds, or just something incredibly odd.
I suppose that's why I listen to Hometown Tales - they'll do a podcast on just about any story, from ghosts to good sandwiches. My only complaint is that it looks like they'll do their 100th podcast before I do, as evidenced by the fact that they've just put out their 99th half hour bundle of goodness.
Give it a listen, and let me know if you hear any familiar names mentioned.