What I'm Reading... #4
Ever since I started my internship, there's been a dramatic shift in my reading habits. I started reading physical copies of books less and have been switching to reading on my iPad since it's a lot easier to carry around. I've also been more into listening to books in the car to make use of my commute time. As well as audio books, I've really come to enjoy listening to podcasts and have been making conscious choices to not listen to music all the time and be a little more productive... So even though the title of this series is what I'm reading, I thought I'd share some podcasts I've really been into. Below are some of my favourites at the moment so if you're stuck on ideas, maybe give these ones a listen.
Histories of the Unexpected
Having read history at university, I always say what happened in the past was not inevitable. Well actually, you don't have to have studied history to know that but you get what I mean - I feel it more deeply that the past wasn't inevitable. This podcast is amazing in looking at history in a slightly different way. Whereas in school or elsewhere we normally look at history in a linear way, and in other words, chronologically, Histories of the Unexpected looks at history almost thematically. They discuss the histories of random objects such as windows, holes, and boxes, making us realise that there really is a history of everything. The hosts are really funny too and I highly recommend this podcast if you're looking to understand the connection and histories of various objects.
BBC Global News Podcast
This bitesize podcast of around 25/30 minutes is (not surprisingly) really informative. I feel like I don't even have time to sit and read the news lately so this has been a good way for me to stay up to date with what's going on in the world.
My Dad Wrote a Porno
This is the funniest and most entertaining podcast I've ever listened to. Jamie Morton reads chapters of an erotic book his dad wrote and his friends and himself discuss the material. I don't know how to describe this further but trust me, this is a good one.
They describe this podcast as "One pressing question from the news. Four expert witnesses. Challenging answers." Every week, they upload a podcast that answers one question in four different parts. Some of my favourite episodes so far have been "Is Donald Trump Good for Jouranlism?" "How do you Launch a Nuclear Missile?" and "What went Right in 2016?" Even if you don't know much about the topic of that week, they do a really good job of explaining things from the basics and comprehensively.
There's No Such Thing As A Fish
This one, like most of my other recommendations is really informative yet a little random. Four hosts come together every week, each with a random fact of their own and they discuss them. Until I listened to this, I had no idea a frog's tongue was ten times softer than a human's or that Komodo dragons can taste their prey from miles away. It's so interesting and funny at the same time, you should definitely give this one a listen.
Ctrl Alt Delete
As a "blogger" (in quotation marks because I still haven't come to grips with this one), this podcast has been really useful in getting to more about the industry. Emma Gannon interviews a lot of creatives about how they came to do what they do, any challenges they face, how social media and internet have changed their lives, and more. She features a lot of people from different worlds like bloggers, vloggers, illustrators, and writers and I find it so interesting to hear different views and the guests' creative process.
So that's it you guys! Thank you for reading and don't forget to follow us on Bloglovin' to stay up to date with our posts. See you back here next Saturday! Heads up, it's going to be a brand new Seoul Series because we haven't had that for a while.