A lot of people listen to podcasts because they want to learn something and be entertained along the way. ~ Alex Blumberg
I’m one of those people mentioned in the quote above. I love learning new things or hearing more about what I already know through conversations. And if I can laugh along the way, that’s a bonus. Podcasts, especially, afford me the opportunity to listen in order to understand than to respond. I love that immensely. And so, below are some of my favourite podcasts:
I used to receive a poem a day through my inbox. When I couldn’t keep up with reading, I switched to the audio version. It’s less effort, and I enjoy listening to a poem before I start my day.
Wild Words by Nicole Gullato is one of my go-to writing blogs. I absolutely like this writer’s approach to writing and creative life. Nicole believes that a writer’s life is lived in seasons, and she explores this topic in her podcast.
The WISER by Wits University is a scholarly podcast. If you are not a scholar, don’t let that discourage you. Because from a variety of topics and depth of conversations, you’ll surely gain more insight and perhaps on things you never thought to investigate.
What initially drew me to this podcast is my need to stay informed about South African literature and current discourse. For instance, through this podcast I discovered a South African writer, Noni Jabavu. A writer, I’ve never read but share some similarities with, “I belong to two worlds with two loyalties…” I hope to share more about my experience reading her work in some future posts.
SOS by John Nicholson is a fairly new but delightful podcast about making music; a mix of conversations and songs. The host chats about songwriting and original works with songwriters, and for the benefit of a wider audience. In fact, if you are a musician or songwriter, John is currently looking for collaborations to feature in his upcoming episode. Interested in chatting about your work? You can find John’s email from the Facebook page!
A friend who knows that I’m a huge fan of Mrs O introduced me to her podcast. I’m always eager to hear what she has to say. In this first series, she chats about relationships that make us who we are. What I love most about this podcast is her accessibility; the way she demonstrates, by being herself, that we all are rich through relationships we have with our loved ones.
So, I hope you take some time and check out these podcasts. And oh, I do dabble in podcasting myself as you can see in the image above. But how about you, are you a podcast fan, producer or both? I’d love to hear what conversations interest you.
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