New Season of Start-Up!

Yay! The new season of Start-Up starts tomorrow, April 14th.

The previous two seasons have been very well-produced and just fun to listen to. The first two seasons followed one company starting a business. This season is not going to be so linear, but I have faith. And now that I am living in the land of start-ups (my neighbor has one, my other neighbor works for one, etc) I’m especially interested to hear about start-ups.


Podcasts for Creatives…

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.



For Book Clubbers…

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…

I want to like this one…

…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!

Want Information Overload to Disappear?

I posted about Note to Self & Infomagical Challenge before, but want to do it again as they just had their results show.

Note to Self is a podcast that tackles tech issues and tries to make them human. The Infomagical Challenge was set up to specifically tackle the feeling of information overload.

It’s a challenge you can sign up for, or just follow along. They assign specific tasks, goals, etc. then follow up with encouraging texts, emails, and a newsletter.  25,000 people signed up! Not only is that cool but it provided data points for researches to see who hit what goal and how.

I like the practicality of this podcast. Many episodes are short and usually very entertaining. Plus, real strategies for handling media. So give it a try. Or a listen.

Note to Self Infomagical Challenge

“The Needle & Gun Club”

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…