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My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.

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Podcasts I Currently Love

I love to read and I love a good delicious book. but a lot of my free time is sucked away into making art. Painting is were my heart is. So I realized I can either make art or read and even though I love to read- making art always wins.  In my studio I listen to a lot of music and records but I have started listening to podcasts because I since I am not able to really read why not start listening to podcasts? I have never really been into books on tape or talk radio and I was craving something a little more substantial.  I mean lets just say it reading books makes your brain smart and I don't know about you but when I am reading I feel my brain getting smarter. lol- So since being a mom and making art and having no time to read anything and my free time is dedicated to my art.  I had a friend suggest to me to start listening to podcasts and it's something you can do while creating something.  I am just going to be honest listening to something like talk radio reminds me of my grandmother- she would sit in her apartment for hours crocheting, smoking cigarettes and listening to talk radio- so podcasts made me think that I was going to be listening to something old fashioned versus something substantial and enriching content. Judgements aside- why not give it ago? and guess what? listening to podcasts are being added to my addiction list :) So here are a few of my favorite.

Good Life Project  is a podcast about creative entrepreneurship and how creatives are carving their own way in this world.  I think what I love most about this podcasts is that they interview relevant people like artists, bloggers, and authors. People who are real trail blazers for their craft and independent thinkers.  There is usually a brief introduction but usually the talk centralizes on something that they are currently working on or some of their major motos for life.   Its a once a week podcasts and it's really inspiring to stay motivated and also encouraging that I can be my own trail blazers and it's more important for me to create my own path then to follow someone elses.

The Accidental Creative is a podcast about being creative, but it's not so much about the idea it's more about keeping your creative fire lit. In making art I know I put everything into my work and try to make whatever I am working the best work I have ever made. Doing your best- takes a lot of energy and time and have realized over time when giving something your all- a creative can get burned pretty easily.  This podcasts is a specialist on how to stay creative and keep up just the idea train. He interviews entrepreneurs and how they do it- and tips and tricks on how they keep creating and stay motivated.

The Moth has been going since 1997 and it's true stories told by memory which are generally funny, crazy, and touching life stories.. some famous people and lots of non famous and they are told at a mic on a stage.  Each story you walk in someone's shoes and it's quite an adventure.

Do you have any podcasts you listen to?

12 comments

Lauren said...

You know, I don't have podcasts that I listen to, and I really appreciate the suggestion. Okay let me take that back. Not the appreciation part. I do occasionally listen to This American Life of The Splendid Table, but I don't really think of them as podcasts. Not sure why.

When I'm in the studio or I'm editing, I can't really listen to books (can't concentrate) so it's almost always music in the background, but a podcast? That I think I could handle! Thanks for the suggestion!

Rachel @ Rainy Days & Rubber Ducks said...

I love the Moth! I usually end up crying half the time. Lauren, I also love This American Life and Storycorps!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

this is excellent! i end up watching a lot of terrible tv when i work - you know bad reality tv because i can't really pay attention to much beyond that. and i must admit my exposure to podcasts is limited to what is on NPR.

when i am really in the creative process i usually listen to nothing because i just forget about the outside world. but i do love podcasts and this is a great idea - one i have thought about incorporating, but i never knew where to start. i am so excited you shared this they all sound perfect.

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

I love listening to podcasts!! I actually enjoy it a lot more when I'm at work - so I'll definitely add these to my list! Thanks for sharing!

Hena Tayeb said...

Interesting.. I consider myself a decent multitasker.. but I find myself tuning in and out of music and such when I am busy working.. I doubt i'd be able to fully concentrate on a podcast to do it justice.. which is one of the reasons I don't do books on tape either.. I just make a point to try to read at least a few pages every night in bed before I go to sleep..

YeamieWaffles said...

I love the concept of Podcasts but rarely listen to any of them, The Moth sounds like a really good place to start!

Emma Kate said...

I need to start listening to more podcasts. Looking forward to checking out your suggestions!

Meghan Kraft said...

Oooh...I don't really listen to podcasts, but I'm definitely intrigued! I'll have to check this out

Jane said...

i love love podcasts. although i haven't had time recently to enjoy them as much. i should start again! i'm a huge huge anime nerd as well and so most of my podcasts were listening to japanese anime news and culture. I also get caught up with this splendid table a prairie home companion (loove this show).

Angel Y. said...

I need to listen to more podcasts! I have in the past but I usually tune into whatever my husband is listening to. Thanks for the suggestion!

Alli said...

Thanks for sharing, these sound so great. I work in an office so I like to listen to audiobooks while I work to spice things up. But These sound so great I might have to start adding in some of these great podcasts.

cheers.

Sarah said...

The Danielle Laporte podcast at the Good Life Project really sang to my soul. Thank you so much for sharing, and the inspiring afternoon it has evoked. Really, thank you. :]

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