When I have days where I’m struggling to leave my flat, go online or watch TV, I pop on some podcasts to distract my mind. This is still a new addition to my routine so I’m still trying out different podcasts to see if I find something to love, but after listening for a few months, I figured I could give you a taste of what I’m loving right now.
There are so many times when I want to be inspired by powerful women and powerful stories and Ted Talks does that in abundance! My friend Natalie introduced me to Ted Talks and I’ve never looked back. I can stick on a talk while I’m getting ready in the morning or when I’m typing up a blog post. If you haven’t guessed, I’m listening to one right now and ‘3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do – Stacey Abrams’! She is brilliant and I’m definitely feeling inspired! I would love the opportunity to do a TED Talk one day to speak about how odd my mind is, how Harry Potter saved me or something I don’t even know.
Fantastic Geeks And Where To Find Them
My days, do I adore Tessa Netting and Anna Brisbin! This girls are the pinnacle of the Harry Potter fandom! They are so funny, so talented and really honest. When I heard that two of my favourite Youtubers were creating a podcast about not only Harry Potter but other fandoms, I endlessly clicked iTunes to get one of the few fandom podcasts out there. My favourite episodes have to be ‘SHREK IS LOVE, SHREK IS LIFE | Hufflepuffs are like Onions (Ep. 27)‘ and ‘Harry Potter Gender-Bent Casting | Benedict Cumberbatch as McGongall PLEASE!! (Ep. 26)‘.
If you don’t live in the UK, then you won’t know about the amazing Fearne Cotton. She’s been really looking into mental health over the last few years with two books (Happy and Calm) which are brilliant, but she also has a podcast called Happy Place. She interviews various kinds of people who suffer from mental health such as Natalie Dormer, Matt Haig and Stephen Fry. I never realised some of my favourite people were suffering along with me and, when I’m struggling with either my anxiety, my depression or both, it’s so handy to listen to stories of recovery.
Okay, I’m so showing my age but I love listening to The Archers (a radio drama played on BBC Radio 4) and it’s like Emmerdale on the radio. It’s weird how I can’t sit and watch that, but I sit and listen to that. It has all the drama and reality of a country life! The actors are brilliant to listen to (one day I’ll be on it) and the episodes are only 13 minutes long! You can just sit with a cup of tea and listen to what’s going on!
What podcasts are you listening to right now?