Friday, July 15, 2016
I don't know about all of you, but I just love listening to podcasts, especially while I am sewing! After all I sew for many many hours a day as I sew when I'm at work, and I sew when I get home! It can be nice to mix up my usual music with some interesting conversation, even if I cant participate in the conversation myself. My taste in Podcasts leans rather nerdy...but I mean, that should be expected from me by now! I thought today I'd share my favorite podcasts with all of you...
1) Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso
I already mentioned my love for Sophia Amoruso's excellent podcast on the blog a few weeks ago, but now I am bummed because I am all caught up on Girlboss radio! I actually have to wait for each new episode to come out now instead of listening to them all back to back as I did all last week! Sophia interviews other girl bosses, from Grace Helbig of YouTube fame, to Alyssa Mastromonaco COO of Vice and former Deputy Chief of Staff for President Obama! Listening makes me feel even more motivated to become a better girlboss myself <3
2) Dear Hank & John
I'm not sure if any of you are fellow nerdfighters (wait what?) but if you are you probably already know how great the Vlogbrothers podcast is! John Green (of The Fault in Our Stars fame) and his brother Hank Green (of the internet and SciShow fame) take questions from their audience and give as they dub it "dubious advice" in turn, they also update everyone on their favorite subjects Mars (yes the planet Mars) and English football team AFC Wimbledon. Does this sound a bit random? It is, and in the best way! Give it a listen.
3) Hello Internet
More YouTubers :) This time it's CPG Grey (of YouTube's CPG Grey) and Brady Haran (of Numberphile and dozens of other channels) chatting away about flag design, plane crashes, Apple news, YouTube, and various other things. It is much more entertaining than it sounds I promise, chiefly because CPG Grey is such a strange personality and Brady has a most amusing "normal" perspective making them the perfect odd couple for any discussion!
4) Welcome to Night Vale
When it comes to fiction podcasts, Welcome to Night Vale is my favorite. Consistently creepy, wonderfully surreal, while also often being adorable too thanks to the wonderful narrator Cecil. You simply must give it a listen, only do start from the beginning!
Like I said above, nerdy ;) This Harry Potter focused podcast is one of the longest running Potter podcasts out there, and I have been a listener for years and years since before the last book came out! Now they continue to discuss Harry Potter news like updates in the theme parks, the Fantastic Beasts film, the Cursed Child play and more. I like to keep up with Harry Potter news and there is no podcast better!
6) Game of Owns
Another pop culture interest podcast, this time focusing on Game of Thrones and the Song of Ice and Fire books. The hosts are funny and engaging covering both the show and the books series in what they call their on and off seasons. In their on season they focus on reading through and discussing the books, and their off season is the TV show's on season when they discuss each new episode in two episodes a week! I love listening to the discussion each week during the show, and when I finally do make the time to read the books I can't wait to listen to the rest of their content too!
7) Still Untitled with Adam Savage
Mythbuster Adam Savage's podcast with Tested.com is another constant listen for me. Adam may be a prop maker but he discusses making and creating in general with such passion that as a maker myself (seamstress counts!) I am inspired by his zeal. Film reviews and other nerdy topics are also common, and he has recently introduced a couple of new female guests so that is a nice change up!
I am still looking for a good Star Wars podcast, as I am a total Star Wars nerd too, so if anyone knows of one they like do let me know! In fact, please give me any and all of your podcasts recommendations as I listen to them all week long and always need more to listen to! Especially if you know of any vintage or old Hollywood focused podcasts, as I don't know of any at all. I also really enjoy podcasts similar to Girlboss with a focus on entrepreneurship and badass ladies!