Between My Reads is a feature that appears on here sporadically. As I’m sure you might have guessed by now, I’m passionate about books. However, they are not the be all and end all of my life so I thought it might be fun to share some other stuff now again here too. If this doesn’t interest you, don’t worry books will be back on the agenda tomorrow.
Today I want to talk about Podcasts! I have become a huge fan of podcasts as sometimes I just want something short to listen to that is over and done with in one session (as opposed to an audiobook that takes me about 3 weeks to get through.) And I love listening to them while I walk or exercise as I love feeling that I’m exercising my mind as well as my body. Plus they are FREE, what’s not to love.
With the huge range of podcasts out there though, it can be hard to narrow them down to ones worth listening to. I’ve added some new ones to my queue lately after Lyndsay @ Fizzy Peaches shared her favourites of 2016 so I thought it might be useful to share my all time greats too!
5 Great Podcasts to Listen To!
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: This is my all time favourite podcast. It is full of practical advise on to get a little bit happier in your everyday life. There is a try this at home every episode, they are easy to implement and THEY WORK! If you want to feel motivated and inspired to make positive changes in your life, then I suggest you try this one.
Beginner Runner Village : This one is perfect if you are thinking about getting in to running or if you just want to up your running game a little. They are geared at beginners and I found them practical. Not to mention crazy motivational; they make me want to lace up my runners and hit the road. Even though I’ve been running for a while, I still found lots of useful tips and I feel I’ve improved my running routine a bit just by implementing some of the advise.
Super Serials : This was a suggestion from Katherine at I wish I Lived in a Library and I love it! It’s a chat show about book serials and it’s just so much fun. The presenters are lively and irreverent which I love and they have discussed some of the greats like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Sweet Valley High and Nancy Drew. Yep, quite the mix. If you love snarky commentary on books that you love or even the ones you love to hate (I’m looking at you Sweet Valley!) then you should check these out.
Ted Talks : Sometimes I just want to learn about a new idea or hear about a new way of thinking or just listen to someone who is passionate within their field. And with thousands of Ted Talks to chose from, whatever you are into to, I can guarantee you there is a Ted Talk for that.
Invisibilia podcast : is one I’ve mentioned before but it’s still one of my favs so I’m going to give it another shoutout. It’s SO good. It’s all about the invisible things in your life that you can’t see but that affect your daily life. Like fear and thoughts and beliefs. It has introduced me to new ideas and I’ve learnt even what quantum entanglement is, I can’t wait to impress everyone I meet with this! Every episode is such a different experience and it’s all done in a very chatty, breezy style. I can’t recommend it enough
PS – I didn’t include Serial as I’m sure you all know about one already. It was another one that I binge listened to but at the end of it I still wasn’t sure what I believed.
Talk to Trish: Do you listen to Podcasts? Have you tried any of these? Any you want to recommend to me, I’m always happy to find new ones.