Favorite Podcasts

Helloo, welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday post, a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is an Audio Freebie. I decided to go with Favorite Podcasts because I love listening to podcast while commuting, it’s such a great way to past time while learning about something new … or entertaining.
Here I listed some of my favorites, and I apologize for the fact that some of them are not books-related 😛

Total Geekall | soundcloud | iTunes

Total Geekall is the unofficial official podcast of screenrant.com. Previously, they had a podcast called Screenrant Underground, which was my absolute favorite, and then they overhauled it since there were some changes in the site and it became Total Geekall. Ben, Rob, Dyce, and Hannah mostly covered movie and TV, but also games and some other geek-related stuff.

Formula1Blog.Com | website | iTunes

I believe I have mentioned in the past that I have unhealthy obsession with Formula 1. I have only watched the race live twice, but has been following it for over 15 years now. For someone who switched interest every other month, that is quite an achievement. LOL. Anyway, if you’re a fan of F1, you have to listen to this podcast for a super detailed race analysis, great guest interviews, and most of all fun banters.

TED Talks | iTunes

I usually listened/watched TED Talks while working out. The topics they covered varied a lot, and I learned many interesting things I would not be exposed to if not for these talks.

Writing Excuses | website | iTunes

I was first drawn to Writing Excuses because Brandon Sanderson co-hosts it (current hosts are Brandon, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler). I stay because even though I’m not a writer myself, I love getting some insight from these writers’ writing process and enjoy listening to their dynamic. The podcast is very casual and chatty, just four writer friends discussing writing technique, which made for a great listen. Oh and as their tagline says, it’s only fifteen minutes long so if you dislike listening to 2 hours podcast, try this one.

88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang | website | iTunes

Yin Chang, an actor-turned-podcast host, interviews writers, screenwriters, and other people working in creative industry to get insight from them. I love her genuine enthusiasm about writing and all creative thing. If you’re looking for YA-related interviews, why don’t give her talk with Leigh Bardugo or Morgan Matson a try?

All the Books | website | iTunes

All The Books is a weekly podcast from Book Riot. Every week, Rebecca and Liberty discussing new releases of that week and share what they’re reading. I listen to the show for their book recommendations, but also because they’re fun to listen to. The two have quite different taste in books so it’s refreshing to hear them share their thought on which new releases they think worth reading.

The Split Book Reviews | website | iTunes

This wonderful podcast unfortunately no longer has new episodes since 2016, but host Bryan Cohen and Robert Scanlon have 60 episodes up on their website for you to listen. If you’re looking podcast that review popular YA and MG books, The Split might just be what you’re looking for. The reviews are fair and they even gave us a key takeaways and writing tips from each book.

This Creative Life with Sara Zarr | website | iTunes

Sara Zarr conversations with other writers are inspiring and insightful. As a writer herself, Zarr takes more casual discussion approach, rather than formally interviewing, her guests. She discussed ideas and writing processes with other writers. This podcast doesn’t have a regular schedule like others in my list, but you might want to subscribe just in case.

And there you have it! My favorite podcasts, some are book-related, some are writing-related, some are… not. 😛 I only got to 8 because I ran out of favorite podcast, but I’m sure there are more great podcasts out there. Let me know if you listen to podcast and share your favorite ones!

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4 thoughts on “Favorite Podcasts

  1. I love listening to TedTalks! Though I have a bad habit of getting sucked in and losing a day to it, so I try to only listen to them when I have free time. Writing Excuses is awesome too. As an aspiring writer, their insights and experience are really valuable! I would actually love to have them do 2 hour episodes instead of 15 minutes. Haha. I can listen to them talk all day. The Sara Zarr podcast sounds interesting, I’ll check that one out!
    I listen to the Legendarium Podcast. They read fantasy novels and then discuss them. They’re doing Words of Radiance now 🙂

    1. Hahaha that is so true! All the talks have interesting titles and I just keep clicking episode after episode to check them out.
      Ah yes, totally. It’d be great to have longer episode of WE. I know some people prefer short podcast, but I always love the gigantic ones with 2 or 3 hours running time.

      Legendarium sounds great! SFF is my fave genre and well, everyone here knows how I feel about WoR. 😉 I’ll check it out. Thanks!

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