This week’s blog post is not going to have any new photographs, since I’ve not done all that much of it lately. You get into a “lull” at times...and that’s nothing to worry about. It’ll come back soon enough. I am still doing my 365 project and have no plans on leaving that until December 31. :-)
Instead I’m going to write about something that is a part of my (almost) daily routine: listening to podcasts. When I was a kid I thought it was weird that my parents didn’t really listen to music that much, but rather picked talk radio. I listened to all kinds of music (but mostly heavy metal/hard rock etc) and kept up with what was popular at the time (although I never could figure out what the allure was with some of the 80s one hit wonders…).
Now though I find myself not really caring or knowing what song is popular or which celeb is “in” or not. Do they even call it that these days? I don’t know, nor do I particularly care! Much to my own bemusement I have discovered that I too pick talk radio now, or the 21st century equivalent - podcasts. The convenience of subscribing to these free podcasts that "magically" appear on your phone, ready to be listened to is just fantastic and it's made my daily walks much more enjoyable! If you're an Android user and in need of a good app to use I recommend Pocket Casts, an app that is easy and works well.
I’ve picked 5 that I listen to almost as soon as a new episode appears in my podcast feed. There are many others on my phone (over 50), but that would be a rather boring list of feeds that I don’t think everyone is interested in!
The Candid Frame
The host Ibarionex Perello interviews photographers about their work and why they do what they do, and it is a show that is definitely not about technology, but the work.
This Week in Photo
Unlike the podcast mentioned above, this one IS about photographic technology and what is new in that field. It doesn’t hurt to know what’s going on in your field of interest!
You Must Remember This
This is a show that I’ve only recently become aware of, which deals with the often not so well known history of Hollywood in the 20th century. Still working my way through the back catalog, but I expect it’ll be a “listen as soon as a new episode drops” kind of thing for awhile.
Roman Mars (and his producers) does an excellent show about design and the way it influences the way we see the world around us.
Pop Culture Happy Hour
A weekly show where 3 regulars from NPR and one guest talk about things involving TV, books, music and movies. I particularly enjoy Glen Weldon’s ability for snark. It often makes me chuckle (in a hopefully not old man style) as he comments on various pop culture phenomena.