Two of the best opera podcasts are Handlemania and OperaNow! We particularly love OperaNow! because it's run by barihunk Michael Rice a.k.a. "Steamy Rice." He generally includes other singers on his show and his latest podcast had fellow barihunk Keith Phares. We would argue that Phares may have the most beautiful eyes in opera and Rice the best arms.
What made the latest podcast fun for us that Oliver Camacho, a regular on the show who always has great insights, introduced Phares as a barihunk.
If you're an opera fan, we strongly suggest that you subscribe to OperaNow!, which you can do on iTunes. It's a fun show that often contains serious discussions about opera and the state of the artform.
Keith Phares is currently at the Central City Opera where he is singing his signature role of Charlie in Jake Heggie's "Three Decembers." Michael Rice will be performing in Britten's "Rape of Lucretia" with Cal Performances in March 2011.