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Why Podcasts are my New Found Love

Why Podcasts are my New Found Love

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! 



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68 Replies to “Why Podcasts are my New Found Love”

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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

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

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. 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

    1. 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

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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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!

  15. 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

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

  16. 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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