My favourite Podcasts
I have finally discovered the joy of podcasts. I love being able to listen to interesting stuff while I am sketching on my iPad. The times just flies and I have been learning all sorts of things. My only problem is finding podcasts that I like and so I thought that you might feel the same and like to hear about some of my favourites.
So this is what I have discovered so far!
No. 1 The Creative Pep Talk https://soundcloud.com/creativepeptalk
This is a fantastic show full of insight into the art industry and I have learned so much from the host Andy Miller. Since I discovered his podcast a few weeks ago, I have binge listened and caught up with all of his podcasts. His talks are entertaining as well informative with cultural references from Fraggle Rock to The Legend of Zelda. He seems to have a strange liking for the music of The Backstreet Boys, but hey, we are all allowed our own guilty pleasures.
His podcasts have made me feel less isolated as an artist and to also understand the ebb and flow of an artist's career.
Listen to this if you want to learn about how to make it as an artist and enjoy the odd laugh.
Happier with Gretchen Rubin https://soundcloud.com/panoply/happier-with-gretchen-rubin-ep-001
This podcast will make you happier! Gretchen is a bit of a happiness expert and whether you need cheering up or not, you will find the discussions to be thought provoking. From simple things such as why you should make your bed in the morning to why doughnuts at work can make you miserable. It's a funny look at what works for us as individuals and has lots of practical tips on how to achieve a bit more happiness in your life.
Listen to this for a deeper insight into what really makes you tick.
Good life project https://soundcloud.com/goodlifeproject
Jonathan Fields interviews some very interesting people (that I haven't heard off before) on a wide range of topics on the conscious/spiritual fringe. With subjects such as 'Parenting as a Vehicle for Liberation', 'The Art of Perception: How to See What Really Matters' and 'Transcendent Collaborations, Mentoring and Faith.' You can see that the subjects are quite eclectic.
I listened to the art of perception and was fascinated to find the art was being used as a tool to teach police officers how to really 'see' and share that information back in the workplace. It wasn't what I expected to hear, but I enjoyed it all the same.
Listen to this to learn about new and wonderful things.
The Dork Forest https://soundcloud.com/the-dork-forest
I was attracted to the title of this as I see myself as a bit of a geek and it makes for some fun listening. The shows are light hearted interviews by the comedian Jackie Kashian. The conversations revolve around pop culture, TV and the world at large. I listened to an interview with Moon Zappa (yes, Frank Zappa's daughter) and happily doodled away whilst learning what it was like to be a rock legends daughter.
Listen to this for some laughs and distraction.
The Lively Show https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-lively-show/
Jessica Lively is someone that I don't know much about, but I think that I would like her if we met in real life. She has a conscious take on everyday life and her podcasts are an exploration of her thoughts on various subjects. She is currently travelling around Europe doing the Air B and B thing and her podcasts document her travels.
There are also interviews to be found, with people such as Gala Darling - author of Radical Self Love and Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat,Pray Love' and 'Big Magic'.
Listen to this for entertainment and self discovery.
I'd love to know what podcasts you listen to! Please share and let me know as I'm always searching for new things.