Except when it comes to listening to podcasts.
I can't imagine sitting and listening to a podcast. Unless there's some fantastic footage, I can't even imagine sitting and watching a lot of those videos people make where they just look into a camera and talk. Talk? I can't imagine sitting and watching a Tedtalk.
But I can listen to all those things while I'm working in the kitchen. And I'm one of those people who will work in a kitchen for hours on a weekend, a weekend that is pretty much lost to other kinds of work. But if I can suck in writing- and reading-information while making bread, baking cookies, roasting asparagus, or any of the other things you might find me doing on a Sunday, we're talking a massive two-fer.
Yes, there is a wealth of info in oral form out there, but who has time to just sit in a chair and listen to it? Listen to it while you're doing other things. I have a Facebook friend who listens to podcasts on an iPhone while he's stacking wood. I have my laptop set up on the kitchen counter.
My most recent podcast listening experience was an interview with Joanna Penn. I've gotten some good ideas from Penn, one of which I may be discussing here later this week. Other podcast options:
- Lisa Cron's Wired for Story Tedtalk
- Write the Book, a Burlington, Vermont radio program with podcasts available on-line. Oh, I haven't been to this site in a while. They have an interview with Megan Abbott I'm interested in.
- National Public Radio
- Any local public radio program probably has its programs available as a podcast. This Colin McEnroe Show on sanitation included children's author Sarah Albee as a guest.
- The Narrative Breakdown, Cheryl Klein and James Monohan discuss storytelling