So this is something that has recently taken over my life – podcasts are my new love! As I work in an ever changing industry (social media), these things have been invaluable for tips, tricks and keeping up-to-date!
My house has subsequently become a place of one lone voice – Adam, poor Adam – yelling for his now very distant fiancée as she swans about hanging out washing and listening to horror stories.
I’ve become accustomed to stuff flying in my general direction – soft stuff, mind, like a fresh roll of toilet paper or one of Ben’s used bibs – a desperate plea for attention.
Often, some disaster has happened – my son has filled his nappy, Adam’s smeared his face with courgettes, and the baby’s only gone and shoved his foot into the bowl (wha…?)
Sorry boys, but these podcasts are just too good.
So, if you’re interested in expanding your podcasting experience, here’s what I’ve been listening to in the month of September:
Hashtag Authentic – How could I not include this podcast by Instagram queen Sara Tasker? If you’re into everything Instagram, go check her out, because boy does she know her stuff. Not only that, but her podcasts are full of positivity and the tips she gives are really insightful. I’ve loved listening to the guests she’s had on, and discovered some amazing Instagram accounts I didn’t even know existed.
Hashtagged – This podcast is less about the technicalities of Instagram and more about the great content you should be producing for it. I’ve really enjoyed listening to the many photographers Jordan Powers brings on and seeing their viewpoints on the platform.
Soulful PR – I started listening to this podcast after reading Sara’s blog post on her favourite podcasts, and since I was in the peak of my podcast addiction, I just had to give this one a listen. I haven’t gotten around to the others yet, but I’ve really liked listening to Jan Murray’s informative podcasts, especially on social media, to help with my social media know-how!
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Marketing – There are very few writing podcasts that I like, but when I stumbled across this one hosted by the prolific Lindsay Buroker I was instantly hooked. Their chats are really informative, and I’ve learned so much about the self-publishing world that’s helped me make some informed decisions on what to do with my own work. I highly recommend giving these guys a listen if you’re a writer – whether through traditional or self publishing – everyone can learn something new from these guys.
Just for kicks:
No Sleep – I hate scary movies, but I love scary stories – weird, huh? I started off reading the No Sleep threads on Reddit, then graduated to narrators on Youtube, and now listen to these guys whenever I get the chance.
And that’s it for August! Do you listen to podcasts? Listened to any on my list? Or are they any you think I should check out? Let me know in the comments!