A Stroll Through History with The Dollop

I listen to a lot of podcasts. I listen while walking the dog, or mowing the lawn, or even–if I remember my headphones–while I’m grocery shopping. Sometimes, when I just can’t deal with the news anymore, I turn off NPR and turn on a podcast.

So I love when I find a podcast that’s been around for awhile but is new to me. It means there’s an extensive archive for me to work through while I wait for new episodes of my old favorites. Lately, the podcast I’m binging is The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds. Each week Dave tells Gareth a story from history and hilarity ensues.

It’s a fun way to learn about history–or, sometimes, more current events–especially the little known stories of individuals who are nearly lost to history. Here are some of my favorites… Continue reading

Political Podcast Picks

 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m addicted to podcasts. And lately my listening tastes have leaned toward the political.

Here’s the thing, skimming your Facebook and Twitter feeds isn’t really informing you. Even if you’re clicking through to actually read some of those articles, they can only do so much. Sometimes you need more insight or analysis (preferably not of the screaming talking-head variety)…or you just need to have a laugh along with your political chat. That’s when I turn to podcasts.¬† Continue reading

My Halloween Podcast Picks

Happy Halloween, ya’ll! The holiday snuck up on me this year, and I actually keep forgetting what day it is. Like, I still don’t have candy… but I do have some podcasts for you to listen to in order to celebrate the spookiest of holidays!

Since Serial fully sucked me into the podcast rabbit hole, I’ve been exploring a wide variety of genres. I like roundtable discussions, true crime stories, and serialized fiction stories. These three podcasts manage to hit on all of those genres. Good luck, and try not to waste too much of your life listening to these…

62b3a07e4ea6d503edb28f603f6db2c1My Favorite Murder – I’ve been a Murderino for a few months now. You might think a podcast that features two comedians talking about their “favorite murders” would be offensive, but you’d be wrong (and probably¬†have no sense of humor). Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff somehow manage to make talking about horrific murders fun. It helps that their interest in murder is driven, in part, by anxiety about being murdered (something all of us ladies know a little ¬†something about). I also highly suggest joing the MFM Facebook group where Murderinos come to talk about the podcast, but more importantly, telling their own stories. You’d be surprised how many people narrowly miss being murdered. Continue reading

The Third Stop On My Podcast Tour

The third and (possibly) final stop on my world podcast tour took me to SLMA Radio. We had a nice chat about content marketing, what it means, what the challenges are, and why journalists are best-suited to tell your story.

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In other news: It seems this podcast tour has been paying off. Last week I noticed that Amazon said they only had 11 copies of ICM in stock. This week, there are only 4! Hurry up and order yours!

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I’m On a World Podcast Tour!

I’m embarking on a bit of a book tour–by which I mean I have just kicked off a “tour” of podcasts! I have to say, I love being able to do publicity from the comfort of my home office instead of spending weeks on the road. I’m sure, somewhere, there’s an old-timey author lamenting the state of book marketing but as a homebody, I love it.

My first interview was with Byron at WriterAccess. We had a great chat about Inside Content Marketing, the future of the discipline, and more! Take a few minutes to listen (and hopefully learn).

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The 5 Podcasts That Fill the Serial-Sized Hole in My Life

Like much of America I quit my job, stopped eating, and refused to leave my house last autumn after I became obsessed with Serial. Ok, so none of that is true, but I did love the podcast. My dog and I take a long walk every afternoon (or morning, depending on the time of year) and I like to listen to podcasts while we walk. I listened to just about every episode more than once, and when it ended I had to search for podcasts to fill the hole.

I’d already run through most of Marc Maron’s archives, and because I listen to NPR in my office, I didn’t really want to listen to any of its offerings. So here are some of the podcasts (Serial-related and otherwise) to fill the hole between seasons. Continue reading