There are so many methods to entertain ourselves these days, so much so that I wonder how over-stimulated I actually am. When I begin a new story that I am unsure of how it will unfold, I try to surround myself with topics that relate to the experience I’m trying to portray, or the questions I am hoping to ask. But with so much media, it isn’t just books that I use as brain input.
One of the ways I have taken to expanding my world is listening to podcasts. Since I’ve been home long enough to restart my long walks, I’ve been catching up on my extensive list. Perhaps I subscribe to too many of them, since its clear I cannot keep up. But I like being able to switch between ideas and modes of communication as I walk. So this week, I give you my list. Feel free to recommend more! I’m always game for another great voice:
- The Moth
- Love + Radio
- The Heart
- Radio Diaries
- This American Life
- Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
- Memory Palace
- StarTalk Radio (astrophysics)
- 99% Invisible (design)
- Theory of Everything
Maybe that’s a bit excessive. Maybe it isn’t, because I value that input as equal to the input of books. Opinions are noted, facts are double-checked, but some of the poetry that an astronaut (on StarTalk) may say when waxing nostalgic about his last space walk is invaluable.
What do you listen to?