Welcome to Podcast Tuesday, where the numbers only rise.
I’ve added a couple of casts to my roster. Becoming Wise and Get Your SH*T Together. I have listened to neither yet but Becoming Wise is a short pod released by On Being so I suspect that I’ll like it.
I was really proud of myself this past week because I listened a lot. Alas, it has made very little dent in my backlog. I think that I just subscribe to too many Podcasts. I can’t help it though! There’s so much out there and I treat them quite like books. There’s one for everything that I think I want to learn about. This week I read something about Teddy Roosevelt and I was like, “Hey! I should listen to the Presidential podcast!” But I can’t bring my little OCD heart to start in the middle and, anyway, I’m still catching up on On Being.
When LD (Little Dude) was born, I simplified my reading life and it feels good to have a simplified reading life. Stephen King, book, book, YA. I should never really know what I am reading more than one book ahead. For instance, I am reading Night Circus right now (book 1) and I know that my next book is Rules of Engagement but I can’t choose my YA until I finish book 1. It’s very freeing, actually. I can read something that I’m dying to read relatively soon. But I have nothing like this for Podcasts.
Sure, sure. I could come up with something. And I AM thinking about it. I am thinking that maybe I will listen to an audio and then catch up on a Podcast, the whole thing! At this moment I have about 48 hours of On Being stocked up. That’s two whole days! Hubby had a subscription to Audible and for a while he would only buy “long” audiobooks. I just asked him what he defined as a long audiobook and he said about 25 hours. And I have one podcast with 267 episodes saved up!
To put it into perspective, I am currently listening to the Anne of Green Gables series and they run about 8 hours a piece. It takes me two weeks to get through one in the car because I talk to my mom on the phone every day either to or from work. Two weeks for 8 hours! That means I would be listening to On Being for.. hold on… math… 6 weeks! Now, it would be less time because I listen at home but still… That’s a lot.
And I do like On Being. I was skeptical at first because the first one I listened to was a discussion with a physicist on science and beauty and I was drinking a nice Michigan beer and thinking, “Okay. Whatever.” But I do like it. Discussions about poetry and religion and information and mourning and mindfulness. It’s kind of great.
I’m not calling my listening life a curse, though. I’ll NEVER run out of things to listen to. Even if there is a nuclear war, as long as I have a power source… I’m counting on Canada for that one.