Have you jumped on the podcast bandwagon?
No, I’m not talking about doing my own. Dear gods. I don’t have the voice to do my own for starters. Plus what on earth would I talk about?! No, I love listening to podcasts.
Not being one to miss socialite media buzz, the first podcast I listened to was Serial – the podcast that hooked thousands of virgin podcast listeners!
My favourite podcasts | how I listen
I use the native iPhone app. When I’m in my car, I use a portable Bluetooth speaker. It cost me $15 from Target and I charge it using the cigarette lighter socket. I have one of those old cars with window winders that needs a key to open. No such thing as built in Bluetooth.
At home, I have a trick to get the boring jobs done. Podcasts! I pop my iPhone in my bra with the speaker end pointing upwards. No need to bother with annoying headphones or dangling wires. If you’ve ever dropped your iPhone in the sink (ahem, that would be me) you will love the bra-iPhone-holder tip.
Hanging out laundry is much more fun when you’re distracted by listening to something interesting. Lots of other chores too, like cleaning, gardening, folding, putting clothes away, unpacking the groceries, cooking, dishes … Just a word of advice – vacuuming? Not so much!
My Favourite Podcasts
- Serial – the did-he-didn’t-he podcast that turned me into a podcast fan – can’t wait for Serial 2 coming later in 2015.
- This American Life – the podcast that spawned the Serial phenomenon, and an award winner for a reason
- Life of Caesar – I adore Roman history and Gaius Julius Caesar is the ultimate historical hero. This is irreverent, but amazing!
- Life of Alexander the Great – by the Life of Caesar team. Paid subscription but I think it’s worth it. I pay $5USD per month. It’s a way of saying “thanks for the great work, guys”.
- Criminal – perfect for a quick car trip, these 20 minute episodes discuss the tales of those who’ve been wronged, done wrong, or fall somewhere between that
- Conversations with Richard Fidler – a podcast of the popular ABC Radio show
- Justin Hamilton’s Can You Take This Photo Please? – we “met” Justin Hamilton for the first time at Wil Anderson’s Sydney Opera House 2015 show. Bloody hilarious! He interviews comedians for this fabulously funny podcast.
- Wilosophy – my favourite Australian comedian, Wil Anderson discusses life philosophy with guests. Well, that’s the intention anyway!
- Strangers – true stories about moments that are like an empathy shot in your arm
- Two Fat Expats – love this blogger-produced podcast from Kirsty (4 Kids, 20 Suitcases and a Beagle) and Sarah (Lady Sadie’s Emporium) about life as an expat
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