Why Podcasts are my New Found Love

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Whilst driving and in the gym I’m always plugged in, usually to the radio or the never ending playlists on my phone.  I’m not into any specific genre, so I often vary the station I listen to or the playlist I shuffle through.  However, of late I’ve noticed myself skipping tracks and stations.  I’m bored of the endless rattling on the radio and beat of the latest songs.

Ever since I had children I’ve felt like my brain has needed a little nurturing.  I’m not saying being a parent doesn’t require the use of our brains, it definitely does – just in a different way.  So with my recent falling out of love with music and radio, I’ve ventured into the world of Podcasts.  What a lightbulb moment!  Not only are my workouts and car journeys more interesting, my brain is also getting the exercise it’s been longing for.  I’m learning so much and I love it!

My favourite Podcast so far is Mad World with Bryony Gordon.  Mad World is piped over to us by The Telegraph and each week we get an insight into the mental health of a different guest.  The first episode lets us into the life of Prince Harry, I won’t give away too much but he portrays himself so very well and in my opinion, it’s a must listen!

In the second episode Bryony chats to Mandy Stevens, the former NHS Mental Health Director.  This instalment is so insightful, Mandy leaves no stone unturned when discussing her own battle with clinical depression.  Now well on her way to recovery she is living proof that depression can affect anyone, but also that it can be conquered!  This episode will stick with me for a long time and again in my opinion, is a must listen!

The world of Podcasts is such an exciting place, I find myself searching for new content to listen to at every opportunity.  I’ve also started to listen to them more when I’m working and even just pottering around the house.  I’m about the venture into blogging Podcasts, hopefully I’ll learn a thing or two about what I should actually be doing with my little corner of the internet!

Do you listen to Podcasts?  Please leave your recommendations in the comments below! 

 

 

68 Comments

  • beautybabyandme April 25, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Thank you for this! I want to get a bit more into podcasts and this looks like the perfect place to start! xxx #dreamteam

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 26, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Ah fab, glad I could help! X

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  • Pass the wine please April 25, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Great idea – I’m always on the go so think I need to get looking for some of these to listen to – will see what everyone recommends here! #DreamTeam

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 26, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Thankyou! X

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  • Devon Mum April 25, 2017 at 9:28 am

    I’ve been thinking about checking out some podcasts for a while now. My partner listens to them all the time and says I should give them a go. I listen to audio books at the min so I’d probably enjoy podcasts too, I just need to find the right one #TwinklyTuesdays

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 26, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      It was my other half that got me into them too! Thanks for stopping by x

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  • stressymama April 25, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    You know, I’ve never listened to a podcast. I know what you mean about radios and your brain needing nurturing though so you’ve really sold the idea to me. I’d love to give yours a listen when you get started with it. #TriumphantTales

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Thankyou! X

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  • aliduke79hotmailcom April 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I actually haven’t ever listened to a podcast, people keep telling me how good they are, so, I guess it is time to give them a whirl.
    #TriumphantTales

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      I’m a total convert! X

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  • mommyandrory April 26, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    I’ve nearly finished reading Bryony’s book which I’ve really enjoyed so I’ll definitely be checking out her podcast! #TriumphantTales

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 27, 2017 at 10:45 am

      I had no idea she’d written a book, I’m heading straight over to Amazon now! Xx

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  • JakiJellz April 28, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I’m more of a music in the car kind of girl myself but I have been listening to a couple of Russell Brand’s new ones lately (I can listen to him talk forever!) so I can understand why they are so popular 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to #TriumphantTales, hope to see you back on Tuesday xx

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      Oh he’s fab isn’t he!? x

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  • Mrs Mummy Harris April 28, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    I’ve never listened to a podcast but Hubby spoke to me about it last week. I dont actually know what they are – is it just like a recorded radio show?
    Thanks for joining us again at #TriumphantTales, hope to see you back next week!

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      They are similar, but the some of the content is really interesting! x

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  • Lisa (mummascribbles) April 28, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    I know just what you mean about our brains needing nurturing. I keep meaning to regularly listen to podcasts so I must check this out! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      Thankyou! x

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  • Mrs Hergerburger April 29, 2017 at 5:17 am

    I got quite into podcasts when I was commuting before no2. The Serial ones are great, I love Woman’s Hour, and I’m a big Lena Dunham fan so really enjoyed her Women of the Hour series. She’s just released a second series that I’m excited to listen to actually. Podcasts are such a good way to engage the brain, much like blogging! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      Oh fab, thanks for the recommendations! x

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  • anklebitersadventures April 29, 2017 at 6:11 am

    I have never listened to pod cast but reading this has now inspired me !! off to Amazon I go !! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      Ah great, enjoy! x

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  • daydreams of a mum April 29, 2017 at 7:46 am

    I really have been meaning to get into podcasts for ages, there’s no one but me home this afternoon I might just start there. Thank you for the recommendation! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      You’re welcome! x

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  • Jessicah April 29, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I don’t usually listen to podcasts, but heck, i think I’m going to look into it!! Do you have any other favourites? #blogstavganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Ah fab! x

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  • Aleena Brown April 29, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I’ve never managed to get to grips with Podcasts, but I must admit both of these sound right up my alley!! #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      They are brilliant if you’re into that sort of thing xx

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  • Nicole April 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I’ve not joined the podcast brigade as yet, but what you penned does sound interesting. Sometimes we need a little more ‘nurturing’ and ‘nourishment’ than just good ol’ music, so thanks for this!
    #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Here, here! x

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  • and Jacob makes three April 29, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I love a podcast! I’m quite into crime ones, but your recommendation sounds good. #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      Fab aren’t they! x

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  • JakiJellz April 29, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Popping back from #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      Thankyou xx

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  • anywaytostayathome April 29, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    I’ve never really done podcasts, maybe I should try again #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      There’s some great content out there if you have a little search xx

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  • fancypaperblog April 29, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Love a good podcast. Use them when I teach too. They are the best! #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Aren’t they just! x

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  • oldhouseintheshires April 29, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I listen to Bryony Gordon too. I never knew she had a book. Thanks for this post! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      I think she’s fab, I must buy her book! x

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  • mums army April 29, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I have never thought to listen to podcasts before, I get fed up with music or adverts on route to work and sometimes end up switching off and driving in silence. Podcasts could be a good alternative though 🙂 Nicky x #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      I know what you mean, I’m very much the same! Sometimes it takes a little searching but there’s some great content out there xx

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  • talkingmums1 April 29, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    I came across TED talks a while ago, need to listen more. Know what you mean about stimulating your mind though x
    #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      Oh that’s the second recommendation I’ve had for that one, I must have a listen! x

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  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... April 29, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I have no idea about podcasts at all: I will go and look it up 🙂 #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      They’re definitely work giving a go! x

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  • Stephanie April 29, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    I’ve been listening to a bunch of podcasts on business, blogging, affiliate marketing, and travel. There’s a lot of good stuff out there! #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      It’s a whole new world isn’t it! x

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  • Nat - Awaybies April 30, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Thanks for the recommendation! Sounds great. I love good podcasts too, always on the lookout for good ones – we got a little addicted to “Serial” and I adore TED talks. I’ve heard “this American life” is very interesting and Freakonomics #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Oh I’ll definitely be checking those out! x

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  • Rachel April 30, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I’ve never really tried podcasts, but this is definitely a series I want to listen to!
    #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      It’s a really good listen! x

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  • Mom Of Two Little Girls April 30, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Sounds like a far better way to unwind … something worth listening to.
    #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 30, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      It makes a nice change xx

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      • Mom Of Two Little Girls May 22, 2017 at 8:09 am

        back from #blogstravaganza x

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        • The Tale of Mummyhood May 23, 2017 at 11:51 am

          Thankyou x

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  • msmamabean April 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Like many of the people who have commented on your post, I have never really listened to a podcast – but after reading this it seems like the perfect way to relax or just have on whilst doing other chores around the house!! I can’t believe I never realised this! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood May 1, 2017 at 11:44 am

      They make a lovely change! x

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  • Jo April 30, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    My husband is trying to get me into listening to podcasts, he loves them. I’ll try the series that you’ve mentioned above, thanks!

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood May 1, 2017 at 11:45 am

      My other half loves them too! x

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  • tinmccarthy April 30, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    I should look into these.

    #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood May 1, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Thanks for stopping by xx

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  • Annette, 3 Little Buttons May 1, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Ahhh… I am so behind on podcasts, I wouldn’t know where to start with these. It’s great being able to find something that interests you – I wonder if there are any on blogging! Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam x

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood May 4, 2017 at 8:22 am

      Oh there are loads on blogging, I’m yet to listen to them though! Thanks for stopping by x

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  • Muffintopmummyblog May 1, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I started listening to podcasts a few weeks ago, but I’ve been finding it difficult when I also have to listen out for baby. But this makes me want to give it another go! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood May 4, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Ah those little monkeys, I know what you mean! x

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  • Peachy May 3, 2017 at 3:03 am

    I don’t listen to podcasts but you make me wonder if I should atart.#Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood May 4, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Some are really good! x

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