|The Podcast app on the iPhone|
For me, it all started with Serial. I'm pretty sure the hype of that brilliant series did a lot for the world of podcasting. After Serial ended, of course I wanted more. At first, I was in search of more podcasts just like it. But, honestly, there weren't (and aren't) any. But there are loads of great ones out there for sure!
Although I don't subscribe to any, I do regularly download episodes from about 25 different podcasts. Some podcasts release a new episode weekly. Others, not quite as often. I don't listen to each episode of all of those podcasts, but I do read the title and brief description of the current episode, and if it's something I'm interested in, I download it so it' on my phone when I'm ready to listen.
I walk my dogs daily. Each dog, twice a day. That's 4 walks a day (at least). And it's during those long walks that I listen to podcasts. So, yes... I listen to a lot them. About a wide range of topics.
When I stumble upon a podcast I really like, it's hard not to talk about it to other people. It's like when you read a great book, and you want your friends to read it too, so you can discuss it.
So with that in mind, I wanted to write about a podcast I just discovered this week, and have already binged the first 9 episodes.
|"What Should I Read Next" with Anne Bogel|
The host of the show, Anne Bogel seems to have read every book out there. What a brilliant idea for a podcast! Here's the basic format for each episode.
She has a guest on each week, and she asks them these 3 questions:
1. What are 3 books you love? (and why)
2. What is one book you hate? (and why)
3. What are you currently reading?
And with that information, she gets a good feel for the types of books that person likes. Then, she recommends the next 3 books they should read next.
I keep adding more and more book titles to the "Notes" app on my phone while I listen to Anne's podcast. I not only get great book recommendations from her guest's "3 books I love" list, but also, from Anne's recommendation list.
What Should I Read Next? premiered this past January, so there are lots of episodes to go through. And believe me, I will go through them all.