Thursday, July 23, 2015


I love listening to podcasts! I listen to them every work day morning while I get ready for school. I like them because I can find a podcast that covers my interests. Also because I can just listen. I don't have to be stuck to a screen watching a (YouTube) video. 

Here's a screen shot of my favorites. 

These are my entertainment/personal podcasts. 

My very favorite podcasts isn't casting anymore. I found the Manic Mommies podcast when my daughter was little. This podcast was done by two working moms and covered the joys and pains of raising children, working full time, being a wife and a friend and all topics mommy related. I related so much to these women. I was so sad when I listened to their last podcast. It felt like I was loosing close friends. 

MuggleCast is another favorite. I started listening to this podcast shortly after Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was published. I love the in depth discussion of all things Harry Potter. They stopped podcasting weekly about a year after Deathly Hallow Part Two was released in theaters. But now that the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movies are coming out they put out a new show once a month. The hosts started the podcast when they were teenagers. They are now in their 20s. I've enjoyed listening to these kids grow up. 

My husband introduced me to Serial. Serial investigated a true story of a teenage girl's murder. It goes step by step through the case. The host interviews a multitude of people involved in the case like the accused parents, police officers, lawyers, etc. There are so many twists and turns! There hasn't been a new story since Dec 2014 but I keep hoping they'll do another one. 

I also listen to podcasts for professional development. 

EduAllStars is a favorite of mine. The hosts, an elementary principal and a classroom teacher, interview makers in the education field. I've gotten so many awesome ideas for my library from listening to this podcast. 

Publishers Weekly PW KidsCast is another favorite. The host, a reviews editor, interviews children & YA authors. I LOVE authors. I love hearing how they develope their stories, where they get their ideas, their process, etc. I could listen to authors talk for hours!

The last of my favorites is both professional and personal. I just found The New York Public Library Podcast. The hosts interview writers, artists and thinkers. The podcasts are both entertaining and educational. 

As I've reread this post I realize I've used the word 'favorite' a lot. I thought about going back and using my theasarious for 'favorite' but I decided 'favorite' is more me and I'm just going to use it till the cows come home (and there's my southernness coming out). 

What podcasts do you listen too? Are there any I need to add to my listening repertoire?


  1. Oh my! I have to admit that I have never listened to a podcast on my own! I think its because of our poor internet connection in the woods! ;0)

  2. My kids listen to lots of podcasts. I'm just beginning to venture there. I think I'll add The New York Public Library to my list. Thanks for the recommendations.

  3. Thanks for these new podcasts for me to check out! I looooved Serial. A good friend of mine listened to excerpts of the podcast with her students to analyze storytelling, discuss the justice system, & break down how to create podcasts, among other things.
    I really like podcasts for conversational phrases in languages foreign to me, especially for on-the-go lessons. & I've recently discovered the How I Learned series [] - hilarious, moving stories that are told live & then cast monthly. So fun!

    1. I subscribed to this podcast. Thanks for telling me about it!

  4. love, love, LOVE podcasts. another one I enjoy is This American Life from NPR---fabulous!

  5. I subscribed to this podcast. Thanks for telling me about it!