I am lucky enough to have a day job that allows me to listen to my iPod 95% of the day. While I love my music and my audible books, I have found the resource of podcasts to be invaluable. Most of them are free and they are full of educational goodness in an entertaining way. Through podcasts I have learned astronomy, how to shrink a human head, tons of history, and how to improve my writing.
Since I have found so much enjoyment and so much information through these podcasts, I thought it a good idea to share my personal top 5 podcast list.
#1 – Writing Excuses – Thank you Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells for your enlightening discussions on the writing craft.
#2 – Stuff You Missed In History Class – These ladies are awesome and there is no telling what jump through history you might take when you listen.
#3 – The Bugle – John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman are just plain hilarious.
#4 – Stuff You Should Know – This is where I learned how to shrink a human head. There could be debate on whether I needed to know that or not, but I’m sure I will use the information wisely … In my writing, I swear!
#5 – Mysterious Universe – Just a forewarning, this podcast did give me a nightmare once. Some of the stuff they discuss is just plain creepy.
That’s it! That’s my top 5. If anyone has a podcast that they think I should check out, I’m happy to do so.