I adore podcasts. They’re the perfect mix between audiobooks and songs, not too long but full of content that can actually teach you something without you having to infer anything. You can listen to them on the commute to work, a solitary shopping session when you have no one to talk to or when talking the dog for a walk. Pop one on, and it’s like there’s another person going through the same thing as you.
Podcasts only started to make an appearance in my life two months ago when I realised that I loved audiobooks, but that the long ones made me lose focus. It was the shorter ones that I loved. I also came to the realisation that I really wanted to listen to YouTube videos on the train, but that it was probably a terrible idea due to the amount of mobile data that videos use up. I needed a middle ground. So, here’s a list of podcasts that are my middle ground (psst. that doesn’t sound that exciting, but trust me – these are amazing). Also, all of my links are in CAPITALS.
PODCASTS ABOUT COMEDY: Insanely Chill w/ Cody Ko
The name might seem a little familiar. He’s actually an ex-Viner, check out a compilation HERE, and a current YouTuber with over 500k subscribers. Quite frankly, he’s hilarious although he is an acquired taste. A lot of his humour revolves around dick jokes, poking fun of culture as we know it and ranting about how different the airports in Europe are in comparison to the ones in America.
He also lives in Venice, which is something he adores talking about. The Los Angeles Venice, not to be confused with the Venice in Italy. Don’t worry, I was confused at the beginning too. All in all, he’s a conversational podcaster who is perfect for when you’re doing something boring. Find Insanely Chill w/ Cody Ko HERE.
PODCASTS ABOUT BLOGGING: What She Said
Can’t quite remember how I stumbled upon this, but boy am I glad I did. It’s similar to other brilliant podcasts like HASHTAG AUTHENTIC and MADE ONLINE but I’ve found it a little more approachable than the other two. Lucy, the host, makes the podcast seem a little more like she’s having a conversation with friends as opposed to simply interviewing someone because it’s her job. This is probably also helped by the fact that she does actually have quite a few blogger friends who she brings on.
The laid-back yet information-driven setup makes me feel comfortable in what they’re trying to teach me, and it relaxes me enough to allow myself to be taught. My favourite episode was one where they talked about the importance of Pinterest in relation to your blog because this was the first time ever that I had actually realised Pinterest was supposed to be looked at like a search engine. Find What She Said HERE.
PODCASTS ABOUT BOOKS: From The Front Porch
THE SECRET HISTORY* was the piece of literature that lead me to this podcast. I’m writing an essay on it for submission, and I wanted to have a peek into how other people saw it. Searching in the iTunes podcast store, this is what one of the first results was.
Surprisingly, I actually really liked it! I think one, or both, of the people who run it, also run a bookstore. It’s so interesting to hear about what they think about all of the books that they’re putting into their stores. They also do tiny spoken reviews about books that they’ve received and give in-depth book recommendations to their readers as well as each other. Find From The Front Porch HERE.
COMEDY: I’m Sorry Dad
Another comedy podcast, I’m Sorry Dad is run by two other viners – Brandon Calvillo and Ry Doon. Their humour is a little darker than Cody’s, but it does follow a similar structure and theme. They actually had Cody on as a guest! It’s quite sex-obsessed, but entertaining despite the crude things that they might say sometimes. This is a little more well known due to their association with viners turned YouTubers like David Dobrik and Jason Nash.
When I say dark, I mean that they say a lot of offensive sh*t and it probably isn’t that great to listen to if you’re going through a sensitive time. Although, each to their own. It’s great fun to listen to, but I would recommend headphones. This definitely isn’t something that you can listen to with your parents around. Find I’m Sorry Dad HERE.
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