There was a time (think 2 months ago) when I thought podcasts were for old people and for people slightly older than me who thought podcasts were the coolest new technological thing (no offense meant – bear with me). But it’s also funny, because maybe 6 months ago, I thought the same thing about blogs. Who the heck writes a blog? And even more so – who reads them? They’re for old people trying to be cool. And don’t even get me started on iBooks.
But then I actually read a blog. Then I wrote a blog post. Then I listened to a podcast. And then I downloaded the library app on my iPad and read a free book. I was blown away.
Did I get old or less cool? It turns out neither.
Podcasts are actually super great (and super cool:) for so many reasons:
I love learning about basically anything and it turns out you can find a podcast on any subject. (Yesterday I learned about Lithium and last week about Venus Fly Traps – why not!)
THEY’RE FREE. Like really, morally free (unlike music).
They’re super easy to access, search for and consume. Not to mention portable – even my little iPod Nano supports the Podcast app.
The ultimate distraction: there is a place in my heart for running with music (namely during a race or a speed workout) but I love podcasts because they keep me entertained on long, solo runs. It’s like having a few really smart friends right there in your ear;)
In the past 1-2 months I have developed a serious podcast addiction. I now have up to 10 different stations/subjects and I get overly excited to run because I keep those podcasts solely for runs. If you’re a podcast junkie like me, then you might enjoy this little list I threw together of my favourite podcasts to date (please note that I am still a newbie to podcasts!)
FAVOURITE PODCASTS (Sept. 22/15)
Serial from This American Life
-If you’ve listened to Serial, then you know. If not, I highly recommend it. The story will pull you in immediately, but just a warning, you may develop an obsession with Adnan Syed’s case.
-A more in-depth look at Adnan Syed’s case than Serial. If you liked Serial, you’ll love Undisclosed.
Talks With Teachers by Brian Sztabnik
-This podcast is great for teachers and future teachers (or anyone interested in the education system).
RunnersConnect Run to the Top with Tina Muir
-Of course, what better podcast to listen to while running than a running podcast? I love listening to these podcasts because it’s really like reading a running blog WHILE running! What could be better?!
-I’m an English major and basically suck at anything science/math related, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t interest me a TON. RadioLab makes harder concepts much easier to understand.
Greater Good Live
-Another scientific approach to many simple aspects in life – like happiness! Crazy interesting.
The Marathon Show
-I think the name speaks for itself:)
Marathon Training Academy
-Again, I think it speaks for itself:)
-Basically Law&Order in your pocket.
Oops, I only had 9. But hopefully, that 10th spot can be filled by YOU.
I hope everybody has a fantastic Tuesday full of great food, great people and something that makes YOU feel good!
Do you listen to podcasts? When did you start?
What is your favourite podcast?