2021, a third national lockdown and barely an end in sight means we’re all searching for things to do. Many are furloughed still and have plenty of time on their hands, others are working and need an escape but whatever your personal situation, I have an idea for you!
I’m a sucker for Podcasts. Sometimes even I prefer them to music. I love music, but sometimes I want to learn things, to engulf myself in other people’s conversations and to hear about things to which I relate.
I’ve started using an exercise bike because going to work in the dark and arriving home in the dark leaves no time for running. At least, that’s what I love to tell myself. I hate running. For January, at least, and hopefully beyond, I have vowed to cycle for ten minutes on the bike before I do anything else each day. It is January 8th and so far I have stuck to it.
Mostly, I’ve done this to music. Occasionally, I have done it in silence. Yesterday I did it listening to Laura Whitmore’s Castaway Podcast. The Podcast about Podcasts.
So far I have only listened to one episode with the lovely Giovanna Fletcher as a guest and I have already gained so much from it.
Obviously, the first podcast recommendation is going to be this one. Castaway by Laura Whitmore.
My to-listen-to list already has on it:
- David Tennant Does A Podcast With… (I’ve heard he has fabulous guests and fabulous conversations) Since writing this post I have listened to James Corden and begun Catherine Tate – both brilliant so far.
- Giovanna Fletcher – Happy Mum Happy Baby (An honest discussion about motherhood)
- Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed – Chris and Rosie Ramsay
- Ctrl Alt Delete – Emma Gannon
If you’re thinking of ways to usefully while away hours of yet another lockdown then, you’re welcome 🙂
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