I’ve want­ed to get into pod­casts for a while now, but I always had trou­ble lis­ten­ing to them because I’d get bored and start fid­dling with some­thing else, then tune out until a half hour lat­er when I real­ize I’ve missed the major­i­ty of the record­ing. Friends have told me they lis­ten to pod­casts while they do house­work, but I’ll be hon­est, I try hard not to let house­work last more than 15 min­utes at a time.

Recently I fid­dled with the google pod­cast list­ing on my phone and real­ized I had a reg­u­lar half hour com­mute on week­days from the apart­ment up to ’my’ café in the hills. I found the Writing Excuses pod­cast and lis­tened to that the next day. I’ve been on a pod­cast binge ever since.

I imme­di­ate­ly asked all my friends for pod­cast rec­om­men­da­tions. I now have a stack of writ­ing and anoth­er stack of non-writ­ing pod­casts to lis­ten to. More con­tent than I could ever get through in a life­time, but I’d rather have too much than a dearth of options. So here are some of my favorites so far in no par­tic­u­lar order:

My list of pod­casts that I want to try is over 40 names long, so I won’t list them all here, but when I start a new one and I think it’s worth shar­ing, I’ll let you guys know.

Do you lis­ten to pod­casts? Where/when? And which are your favorite?