Tuesday, June 27

Podcast Fun




 Do you listen to podcasts? I never really did much until Lani Diane Rich’s Will Write for Wine—she and author C.J. Barry delighted me with their irreverent humor as they talked about writing. Then I got hooked on Popcorn Dialogues—again Lani Diane Rich (as Lucy March), podcasting with author Jennifer Crusie and talking story in films—also delightful.  

Today, I’m sending you somewhere else, though—not being lazy, honest, but last night I listened to the first episode of Chipperish Media’s Big Strong Yes podcast and you so want to hear this. Author, podcaster, and story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones talk about “what it means to engage in badassery,” as they explore three books, Brené Brown’s Rising Strong and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear and Shonda Rimes’s Year of Yes. Lani and Dr. Jones are real and vulnerable and brilliant and amazing—you’ll be all in from the first moment. I’ve bought the first book (Brown's) and I’m planning on following along each week.The chemistry between these two women is fun and they really explore writing and themselves.

Chipperish also has several other fabulous podcasts, including How Story Works--all about story and storytelling;  Jed Barlett Is My President--a look at The West Wing, one of my favorite TV shows, and Still Pretty, in which Lani discusses Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

If you've never listened to a podcast before, any of Lani's are a great place to start. Use the links. Go listen. I promise, you'll have a great time! Enjoy!

7 comments:

  1. I WANT to like podcasts. I think they're a great resource. The actual sitting down with one, I"m not good at. Lani is great, though!

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    1. I know people who listen in their cars and while they clean house or when they walk...I'm not so faithful. Up here at the lake, we don't have TV, so podcasts are a good way to entertain myself while I knit.

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  2. I loved Alastair's deconstruction of the Star Wars movies... made me appreciate then on yet another level. But in general I never remember to listen to them. :-(

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    1. I get a reminder on my phone on the days that Lani has a new podcast out, plus I'm on her email list, so I get notices. Just subscribe to the podcast of your choice and you'll get pinged when a new one is up.

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  3. Great suggestions! I don't listen to podcasts very often, but these sound very interesting.

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  4. KB is into podcasts, too. Everything old is new again. LOL She listens to two women who talk about salacious murders--yesterday she said she had weird dreams the night before and maybe shouldn't listen as she fell asleep :) You think?

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  5. I haven't listened to a lot of podcasts either, but these sound really interesting. I listen to a lot of radio, usually CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), and some of the features are podcast-like, so I think I could really get into this.

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