Alexander McCall Smith, according to Ten Minute Writers Workshop
Ten-Minute Workshops for Writers interviews famous writers for their tips and advice to aspiring writers.
It’s a fun, easy listen. Not necessarily new advice, but you can get through them quickly and they’re fun.
Alexander McCall Smith writes 1,000 words an hour (an hour!) when he gets in the zone.
Check it out…
Suddenly, it seems like there are many podcasts for creative people, or people with creative interests. Yay! I’ll bring a few to you one at a time.
Your Creative Push is a podcast that interviews artists of all types about their creative process. The podcast is fairly straightforward: intro of the artist, interview, then a last tip from the artist about pushing your creativity. The Diana Galbadon interview is excellent. Some of the others can get a bit long. But all are good for inspiring us creative types, and the host does a good job of not inserting himself into the topic.
One nice thing about this podcast is its website. Here you find more information about the artists interviewed, including artwork if they are visual artists. What a great way to discover new art!
Go get pushed.
Here comes a new podcast about books, Clubbing with Mom. A mother-daughter team review and discuss books. It’s fun, and I really enjoyed the mom’s insights as she looked back on her life in relation to the book, Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Looking forward to more…
No website yet but look it up on iTunes…
…but I’m struggling.
40+ Fitness is a podcast that is about getting fit and being fit for those of us over 40.
I like its format–just 10-15 minutes long and I like the variety of topics. The production values have improved. The host no longer sounds like he is recording in a closet.
But the host Allan Misner has a laconic, slow-talking manner that makes me sleepy…Perhaps I’m used to trainers or fit people shouting at me?
If you want to recommend a nice, short, easily-digestible fitness podcast, let me know!
I just started listening to FBI Retired Case File Review with Jerry Williams and this phrase came up. The Needle & Gun Club was the name of a quilting group some female FBI agents were in at some point. Hollywood, make this TV show!
This podcast seems interesting, as it goes into nuts and bolts of cases and how FBI agents work. It also talks a lot about female FBI agents. The audio isn’t great. Hopefully, content will win out…
This podcast is for you, especially if you have ever dreamed of thru-hiking.
I listened to Sounds of the Trail on a recent long-drive. I suggest you skip the first two episodes and go to the third where the podcast really finds its footing, so to speak.
Some episodes focus on particular topics, like hiking with a partner or what hikers do off the trail. Otherwise, it follows a few hikers making their way either on the AT or PCT. Listen to the podcast to unscramble those acronyms.
It’s refreshing and transporting to hear people being sopassionate about the outdoors and nature. The blister and poop tales of the trail are not for the squeamish, but this does give you a good idea of what it’s really like to do a thru-hike. I will settle for listening all about it.
Planet Money put out a tribute to writers they love. It’s a cute, fun, and fast episode. Plus, you learn a few things, like the history of the Q-tip and how time travel is “the essence of finance.” Planet Money, make this an annual thing!
Meanwhile, Tim Ferris has a long interview/Valentine with Seth Godin. I guess I am drinking the Koolaid on one or both of these guys because I found it very interesting. “Money is a story.” Also, Seth Godin can go deep on the genre of sci fi literature. I mean, he has rules for sci fi and I respect that kind of commitment.
Any other sweet podcasts I’m missing? Let me know!
On my podcast app…
Need some new fun listens. What should I listen to on our upcoming road trip?
Downloaded Stuff Mom Never Told You, Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History, and a few others, but would love some that are not my radar or any others.
So whatcha got?