Do you listen to podcasts? Bookish podcasts? Other podcasts? And when and where do you listen?
Myself I enjoy podcasts. Its like I can curate radio and just listen to what I want to listen to. I have three main podcast “genres” that I listen in on on my iPad.
- Bookish podcasts
- Quilting podcasts
- Uplifting/inspiring podcasts
Night time is my time to listen. I sort out one or two (depending on length) and set them going when I go to bed. It quietens my mind! Yes really. It stops my mind going on about stupid unnecessary worrying things. I have to concentrate on what they are saying. And then I drop off to sleep. Sometimes before the podcast finishes. But that’s not a problem, I just go back to it and pick up more or less where I feel asleep, the next night. Like last night I fell asleep and slept through about three podcasts that I went back to rescue this morning!
Bookish Podcasts I like
What Should I Read Next is the first book podcast that I listened to and my favourite. Even if I don’t often feel attracted to the books that the interviewee is chatting about, I love the book talk and Anne Bogel is an excellent podcaster and interviewer. Such enthusiasm. This one is my favourite.
One Great Book is a new podcast started by Anne where she spends 5 minutes or so chatting about one book. Again her enthusiasm wins me over, even though I already have a lot of great books I want to read!
Smart Bitches Trashy Books is a romance book podcast hosted by Sarah. Another good interviewer. I generally listen to this podcast although I do occasionally just skip some as well. Again though awesome book enthusiasm.
Currently Reading is hosted by Meredith and Kaytee. I haven’t been listening to this long but they chat about books they are currently reading, sometimes have guests and I like listening in.
Sarah’s Book Shelves Live is one that started earlier this year and I am enjoying her interviews and book chats even though I have little in common with the books.
Pat Sloan is such a bundle of energy and interviews very interesting people.
Just Wanna Quilt is hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Gard and is utterly fascinating, and does have an invested interested in copyright. Comes from Tulane University.
Hello My Quilting Friends Leah Day
Happier by Gretchen Rubin is always a very fascinating listen and I love her sister Elizabeth who is also hosts the podcast with her.
Happier in Hollywood is hosted by Liz ( Gretchen’s sister) and Sarah. Two writers in Hollywood and they are both informative, entertaining and very authentic.
Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations I always find interesting and uplifting or thought provoking.
Phil in the Blanks has started recently and the interviews and discussions have again been thought provoking and often fun.
Onbeing with Krista Tippet I sometimes listen in on. Oriented somewhat to poetry which doesn’t really interest me but its not only that so I check every week.
Some of these I also listen to at times
Do the Thing With Whole 30’s Melissa Urban
Hip to be Square Quilting Podcast
The Book Podcast – Australian
The West Wing Weekly as I sporadically re-watch the West Wing I listen to the matching podcast.
What are your favourite podcasts? That’s if you listen to them. If not – why not?
Is there some bookish podcast – or other – you think I am missing that I could try?