Do you have any favorite podcasts?
I'm sort of an audio book addict. I have an audible account and I love to listen to books. Especially on the weekends, when I wake up earlier than my husband and I don't want to make any noise, or turn on the lights. I can pop in my headphones and listen to a classic story. I've just finished Great Expectations by Charles Dickins and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
But sometimes, my husband and I want to listen to something together. Especially for road trips. Occasionally, we will listen to a book together, but we have a few favorite podcasts that we enjoy. A podcast is great because it has new episodes regularly and it is like a movie for your ears. You can immerse yourself with while still taking on the scenery.
I like audiobooks and podcasts because I can give my eyes a rest. Sometimes my eyes are so tired after watching TV or reading that they water and burn. With a podcast or an audio book, I can go for a walk and I'm not tethered to an armchair.
I have two favorite podcasts that I would recommend.
My husband and I also like Serial, but it hasn't had any new episodes for a while.
Today I want to tell you about one of my favorites. Tune in tomorrow to hear about my other favorite podcast.
On Being with Krista Tippett--- This is one of those podcasts that I found by accident. Someone I follow on Instagram posted about an episode so I decided to check that one episode out. It was an interview with a poet.
Once I dug a little deeper and listened to more episodes, I appreciated to depth and scope of the subject matter. Krista Tippett interviews authors, poets, musicians, scientists, and spiritual people.
Her interviews are relevant, poignant, and meaningful in ways that impact the human condition.
She talks with civil rights activists and actors, but not in a late night talk show host sort of way.
She gets into smart conversations that make you THINK.
Krista does a lot of research before her interviews, so she asks people to delve into their ideas and expand on their experiences. Usually, her questions make me ask questions and I find myself wanting to seek out the source.
Since I've started regularly listening to her podcasts, I've bought books, listened to contemporary banjo playlists, and signed up for the Brain Pickings weekly newsletter. Not because the show suggested that I should, the way a commercial or a plug tells you to go out and buy something, but because I sincerely wanted to learn something or find out more. It has opened up a whole world of knowledge and it is a regular source of intelligent, thought provoking ideas.
Here are a few of my favorite episodes:
Listening to the World
Your Life is a Poem
Choosing Curiosity Over Fear
Cartographer of Meaning in a Digital Age
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