Recently a group of writers were discussing favorite pod casts. While I sample writing pod casts, they are not my favorites.
My favorites are informational and cover a wide range of topics. They include:
- Missing in the Carolinas, a true crime podcast by writing friend Renee Roberson. Renee is a top notch researcher and journalist.
- Fiber Nation: Tales of Textiles, Craft and Culture produced by Interweave. My husband tells me only a knitter or weaver would care but the episode on hemp was fascinating.
- 99% Invisible, a radio show by Roman Mars about design and architecture. Loved the episode on the illustration of dinosaurs.
- Stuff to Blow Your Mind, a podcast about history, science and just about everything else.
- Stuff You Should Know. Covers everything from true crime to how tuperware and the electrical grid work.
- TED Radio Hour. If you love TED Talks, check out this NPR broadcast.
It is amazing how often I come away from one of these podcasts with a writing idea.
Writing podcasts are a great way to learn about writing and marketing, especially if you are interested in indie publishing. Here are some of those on my feed, in no particular order:
- DIY MFA Radio. Gabriela Pereira hosts this podcast that offers a weekly interview with authors and experts in the publishing industry.
- The Manuscript Academy. Another podcast that offers interviews. These are with agents, editors and authors. About writing, business, and the publishing community.
- Helping Writers Become Authors. Author K. M. Weiland’s podcast on inspiration and craft.
- Writing for Children. Katie Davis hosts the Institute of Children’s Literature podcast that is up to 241 episodes.
I listen to podcasts while I do dishes and fold laundry. Knitting is also a good time to listen. If I haven’t included your favorite, please add it in the comments below.