Thursday, May 3, 2018

Let's Talk Podcasts by Donna Fasano @DonnaFaz

Let’s talk podcasts. As you probably already know, I walk every morning for about two hours. Listening to podcasts is one of my favorite ways to occupy my mind while I’m racking up those steps. I’m always searching for interesting podcasts to add to my list.

You don’t have to be a fitness nerd to enjoy podcasts. You can listen to them while doing chores, while running errands, while sitting and enjoying a sunny day. You get the idea. Podcasts are perfect anytime.

Here are some of my favorites:

This American Life – Ira Glass created this popular weekly podcast that bills itself as “journalism built around plot.” I enjoy the compelling human interest stories and I’m often surprised by the interesting subjects and surprising plot twists. This podcast has 2.2 million weekly listeners.

Strangers – Produced and hosted by Peabody award-winner Lea Thau, Strangers is a storytelling podcast featuring true stories that never fails to make me think.

Serial – An investigative journalism podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig. Season 1 features the story of Adnan Syed who was convicted of the murder of Hae Min Lee in February 2000. The case on-going case is fascinating. (Note: On March 29, 2018, The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has ordered a new trial for Syed.)

S-Town – Hosted by Brian Reed, S-Town is the story of John McLemore, a man from a wealthy family who despises his Alabama home town. This is an absolutely fascinating story that ended at a place I never imagined it would.

These are just a few of the podcasts I’ve listened to. Are you a fan of podcasts? If so, what are your favorite podcasts?

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  1. Donna,
    Thank you so much! I've recently been looking for podcasts and your list is very helpful.

  2. I love podcasts! One of my current favorites is Revolutions by Mike Duncan. So far, I have listened through the English, American and French Revolutions. I think the Haitian Revolution is up next.

    Related to podcasts, I highly recommend some of the "open courses" you can find on iTunes. Yale has one on the American Revolution by Prof Joanne Freeman. I just love her style, especially her sense of humor.

    Lest you think I'm obsessed with Revolutions, I should share that my subgenre is American Historical Romance - Colonial and Revolutionary time period. Although one of my novels is during the French Revolution. (OK, maybe I am a bit obsessed.)

  3. I don't listen to podcasts. I'm a visual learner and I'd rather read an article. That's why I don't buy audio books.