#trypod

I resisted podcasts for a very long time. I don’t generally like talk radio, and I can’t do audiobooks* so I didn’t think I’d like podcasts either. Turns out, I was wrong. After getting kind of sick of the songs on my iPod, I decided to try “Serial.” Remember when that was a big deal? I came into it really late, but I was hooked. And once it was over, I was desperate to find new podcasts to listen to.

I mostly like entertainment podcasts. I listen to “Pop Culture Happy Hour” most weeks and “Little Gold Men” every week. (I used to listen to PCHH every week, too, but in recent weeks I’ve found the topics less compelling, and the hosts began to get on my nerves a little? I don’t know if that’s just a result of overexposure or ???)

Other podcasts I’ve enjoyed include the now defunct “Mystery Show.” And I listen to occasional episodes of “RadioLab” and “Reply All.” I like the Crack’d podcast, too, and sometimes “Bullseye” or “Fresh Air” or “Stuff You Missed in History Class.”

Still looking for some good author/book marketing podcasts. If you know of any, please comment! (I did guest on “She Wrote a Book!” a couple times, which is a nice one, but there must be more, yes?)

So. Do you listen to podcasts? If so, which ones? If not, why not? I want to hear!

*I can’t listen to audiobooks because I find I can’t absorb the story in that form. I need to see the words.

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  1. Audiobooks aren’t for me. I read way too fast to find them enjoyable. I generally don’t have time to listen to anything, but I recently downloaded a few podcasts I’ve been listening to with my husband. One is The Dollop which is hilarious (two comedians discussing weird things in American history). The other is a gaming one. We also listen to old episodes of Loveline when on road trips. A couple of times I’ve listened to “Your Book Is Why Daddy Drinks” too. Guys reviewing horrible books! The problem is that I could listen while at the gym, but I detest the feeling of anything in or on my ears. I’m interested to hear more about author/book marketing podcasts as well.

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