PODCAST :: Podcast Junkie

June 03, 2016

effie's paper-podcast junkie
I admit it.  I am a podcast junkie.  I think it all started years ago when I was a little girl living in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  My parents religiously watched CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt and then 60 Minutes every Sunday evening.  Initially, I found these shows mind-numbing because they weren’t about Cabbage Patch Kids, me, Barbie dolls, me, stationery, me, figure skating, me – you get my drift.  But, since I didn’t have a choice I figured the least I could do was pay attention.  And pay attention I did – I learned all kinds of stuff about all kinds of things going on in the world, about famous actors and actresses, about museums in foreign countries, about world dignitaries and the list goes on.  My horizons were expanded and my curiosity peeked.  The current nerd that I am was born right there on Sundays watching those CBS news shows with my parents.  For me, podcasts are an extension of that same kind of learning.  I listen to podcasts about businesses starting up, podcasts about people running their businesses, podcasts that allow people like you and me to tell the stories of their daily lives, quiz show/trivia podcasts – what can I say, I’m addicted.  I’ve even paid, yes paid, to go see my favorite podcasts in live tapings. So, there you have it – other people watch The Kardashians, my guilty pleasure is podcasts!  To kick off things for the month of June, I’m going to share some of my favorite podcasts with you.  I hope you’ll check them out!