Wednesday, April 19, 2017

More Podcasts

As readers of this blog may already know I enjoy listening to podcasts. I've previously recommended some in posts last March and this past January. Recently, I've been sampling several new podcasts including the ones listed below.

That's been a good thing as many podcast hosts have been encouraging listeners to introduce other folks to podcasts. 

So this is my little pitch as well.

Not familiar with a podcast? It's like a radio program distributed over the Internet and you can listen to it on a mobile device or computer. Unlike radio programs, podcasts can be downloaded and listened to later. They cover a range of topics and there's often several per topic. You can choose programs that match your interests. It's like having a portable customized radio station on your mobile device.

Podcasts are technically free, and many (but not all) podcast hosts often urge listeners to subscribe with a financial contribution. 

If you decide to give podcast listening a try, there's online sites and YouTube videos that can get you started. If you're already a listener, here's some podcasts, I've listened to in recent weeks.

You Must Remember This  is a podcast that is usually ranked as one of the Top 100 podcasts, and Top 5 film podcasts, on iTunes. The podcast is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction dedicated to the "secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century."  Karina Longworth, a writer, researcher and journalist is the creator, host, producer, and editor of this podcast. She writes, narrates, records from her Los Angeles homeThe current series titled Dead Blondes has been highly entertaining and informative.

Modern Love: The Podcast is produced by WBUR, Boston and contains essays from the pages of The New York Times. It's based on the weekly New York Times'  popular series of reader-submitted essays. The podcast explores the joys and tribulations of intimate relationships in their many forms. 

Each week, a celebrity reads a favorite essay from the archives. The readings are followed by conversations with host Meghna Chakrabarti, Modern Love editor Daniel Jones and the essay writers themselves. 

I recently enjoyed: The End of Small Talk and Elvis and My Husband Have Left the Building.

The Truth podcast includes short stories that are, at times, dark, funny, and always intriguing. Each unique story normally airs from 10 to 20 minutes.

Most stories take listeners to unexpected places and include sound as well as words. The podcast is hosted by Jonathan Mitchell and many of the actors perform and teach at Magnet Theater in NYC.

The Truth refers to itself as "movies for your ears." A recent favorite of mine was titled: The Dark End of the Mall.

I previously asked if other fellow bloggers listened to podcasts. Most commented that they had not listened to any. Has anyone listened to any since then?


Sandra said...

no podcasts for me, the only ones I have ever listend to were when we were looking for a new church and they had the services on pod or the pastor...

Emma Springfield said...

I still have not listened to any.

Connie said...

I have not listened to podcasts, but I have heard about the Modern Love podcasts. They sound interesting.

William Kendall said...

Elvis and my Husband Have Left The Building sounds quirky.

NCmountainwoman said...

I regularly listen to THIS AMERICAN LIFE; WAIT,WAIT,DON'T TELL ME; SERIAL (when they are doing a new one); and I became absorbed with S*TOWN, although I felt as if they were actually exploiting the people involved. I also listen to MORNING EDITION, PLANET MONEY and NPR POLITICS as well as STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW. Many times something will grab my fancy and I will listen for a while, then drop it. I think having a great set of Bluetooth headphones makes it much easier to work around the house and still listen. Also, my car plays my iPod so I can also listen to Podcasts when I'm traveling. I haven't heard of the ones you mention but I will check them out.

Michelle said...

I love, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me....does that qualify as a podcast?

Donna OShaughnessy said...

I too love podcasts but wasn't aware of several that you mentioned, so I'll be checking them out. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Very nice here! I will have to read more. I don't do podcasts but my husband listens to Philly talk radio on podcasts constantly. Andrea

Cynthia said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, and I am enjoying looking around yours in return. I love podcasts and listen while I'm cooking, doing dishes, cleaning, etc. A couple of my favorites are The Moth and Ted Radio Hour. I'll be checking out some of the ones you mentioned.
Just wondering, would you consider adding a subscribe by email option in your sidebar? That way folks (like me!) get an email when you have a new post.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I haven't listened to any yet. I'm so behind on what's happening! :)

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