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 Favorite Murder
- Writing Excuses
- Sterling and Stone Almanac
- Welcome to Night Vale
- Damn Interesting
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?