I listen to a lot of podcasts. I know there are people who do not know what a podcast is and don't want to ask because they feel like it's something hey should know. I was one of those people. So a podcast is basically a radio show you can download and listen to on your device. The word podcast is made up from pod as in iPod and cast as in broadcast. I found a great overview of how to download podcast and what it all means here. There are literally a gazillion of them. You could get lost in podcast land for months.
I listen to them when I am exercising ( although sometimes I find they make me slow down too much so then I skip to fitradio) when I am at home with Romi during the day, when I am packing orders or cutting fabric, when I go for walks at work at lunchtime. I recently mentioned this on IG and was asked which ones I listen to. So here is my list:
My all time favourite is This American Life. I love Ira Glass. I love it when Ira gets the giggles. I think I have listened to hundreds of these. The Harper high school story was one of my all time faves. I can't imagine what that would be like, to send your child to school knowing they may get shot on the way home?
I also love Conversations with Richard Fidler - he interviews such diverse bunch of people and I like his interviewing style.
I recently discovered Snap Judgement, also on NPR ( same station as This American Life) I find the host a little annoying but I do love the stories, they have a weekly theme too. There are some great stories!
I am also a fan of TED radio hour, if you like TED talks you will like this. They have a theme and they highlight different TED talks that are part of the theme.
After the Jump, which is hosted by Grace Bonney from Design Sponge- love her!
Porchlight has some good ones-basically its an open l mike with a theme and anyone can get up and tell a five minute story relating to that theme. it is very hit and miss but I have heard some amazing and funny stories.
I also love The Moth. True stories told by a variety of people, in front of a live audience,lots of laughs and lots of sadness and amazing amazing people telling truly remarkable tales. I do love a true story.
So which ones do you love? Let us know!