It is almost time to leave, so you snatch your car keys, grab your phone, bag, and head out the door. You open the car door and climb inside. After turning the key in the ignition, do you adjust the radio knobs next? Or cue up your favorite podcast, just pressing play?
Listening to music or podcasts are the most common of ways to enjoy one’s drive from garage to parking space.
What do you listen to?
Music puts the mind at ease and presents a more enjoyable car ride.
Podcasts have boosted themselves into popularity. The topics, discussions, and channels are just as vast as the personal sounds and styles of musicians.
Boarding the bandwagon, I explored the Podcast section on Spotify, listening to a few channels. Documenting and reviewing, I decided to feature some of my favorite podcasts I listened to for the first time. In total, I found seven I am quite fond of and am extremely eager to hear more.
Did your favorite podcast(s) make the list?
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Let the list begin!
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#1: Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach
Ann Kroeker represents diversity in writing through abundant conversation regarding varying topics. Episodes include self-editing, habits that can ruin your writing, and producing ideas. As an avid writer, I can see myself further exploring the 100+ episodes of Ann Kroeker. No matter how advanced of a writer you are, we can all use a little coaching from time to time.
#2: The NoSleep Podcast
Suspense from first sound, NoSleep Podcast immerses the listener in original horror stories through words, sound effects, and music. This podcast offers an interesting twist to ghost stories through audio. Ditching the typical ghost story swap, NoSleep shoots for storytelling through auditory performance and engagement. As a fan of the horror genre, I have trouble finding thrillers to read. This podcast gives me ghost stories in a way I have been searching for.
#3: You’re Booked
London-native, Daisy Buchanan, the podcaster, not the novel character, sweeps listeners across libraries and the bookshelves of professional writers. What did they read? What did they pretend to read? What did they read in which they are too fearful to admit? You’re Booked podcast dicusses the dire questions for book worms and writers and exposes all.
#4: Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet
The world is too expansive not to explore, but real reviews of the places people visited are too funny to not conduct a read-aloud. Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet takes real-world, real-people reviews from hotels, car washes, stores, and more. A humorous and unique podcast proves that a podcast can really be about anything. And it just makes sense.
#5: 99% Invisible
The entire planet is a crafted design. We interact with design day-in and day-out. 99% Invisible draws discussion from the design that often goes unnoticed by the majority, hence a near 100% in the name. Unnoticed, however, does not mean unimportant. Join Roman Mars for an artful, architectural podcast that can intrigue the minds of designers, architects, and those itching for more knowledge.
#6: How To Be Amazing
Amazing. It’s miles above good and a lot better than great. Michael Ian Black showcases to his audience successful people who share stories and how they became this quote-on-quote, amazing person. An abundance of celebrities with their own path in the world join Black for a wide range of discussion. From scientists, chefs, writers, video stars, comedians, and more, this podcast will make you want to be just as amazing.
#7: Good Job, Brain
Your brain is helping you read this sentence right now. And your brain will also help soak up the information of any podcast. Why not construct a podcast that focuses on the brain. Good Job, Brain gives all listeners an opportunity to test their knowledge, learn, and ineract with prompted questions, quizzes, and more. Interactive and fun, you won’t find yourself dreading the lecture like high school.
I used to think podcasts were an acquired taste and was an activity I would never find fun. After listening to these podcasts, as well as exploring a few others, I was more intrigued than I originally expected.
I knew podcasts could be about anything, but after searching, this showed more clear than ever. I enjoyed the variety since it can be difficult for me to find the back and forth conversational style of a podcast interesting.
What type of podcasts do you listen to?
Which podcast(s) from the list above most intrigued you?
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Thanks for reading!