Things I am going to try in 2018: Listening to new things

I think I may have accidentally created a new project for myself for 2018. I thought in response to the tweet above, I might get one or two suggestions back. I was kind of expecting Nicola Osborne would have more than that, but otherwise was just looking forward to discovering a few new things. The list below is the consolidated set of recommendations I got. Bright orange is things I already listen to, and not everything is linked because eating and using the bathroom are things I also needed to do today. In short, people are amazing, generous, kind, varied, and interesting.

So now I’m thinking I need to work my way in no particular order through these during 2018, and maybe blog a few notes if I really like / really don’t like. My main criteria will be “Can I knit along to this?”.

(Since this is going to take me some time, feel free to continue sending me ideas if you think there’s something good that isn’t on this list).

I also received an excellent suggestion to get over myself and consider audiobooks, which turned into the suggestion that my local library may have some to offer and it might even count as “footfall”. A bit of a search reveals there are a few audiobooks available to loan from West Lothian Libraries. Many not to my taste but it’s free, so hey, why not try something? It was also suggested that I try the audio books collection available at Open Culture. Edit: Also suggested that I try the free audiobooks at LibriVox.

A few suggestions for specific programmes from the BBC iPlayer too: Mark Steel – Who Do I Think I Am? | Marie Hicks on BBC Women’s Hour. Well, alright then. Knitted needles primed and ready to go…

A Big List

  • @ComComPod
  • @earhustlesq (+2) (life in prison, as told by prisoners)
  • @heavensgateshow (sympathetically about the cult of the same name).
  • @howsoundtweets
  • @longestshortest, which seems appropriate for anyone who has ever been a child, had a parent, or thought about how society relates to either.
  • @Sawbones interesting discussions of misguided medicine. A bit of science. A bit of history. A bit of things that make you go “hmmmm”
  • @Undisclosedpod
  • 99% Invisible;
  • All Songs Considered;
  • BBC World Service
  • Better off Dead
  • Book Shambles;
  • BreakDrink
  • Casefile Jonestown – if you want to do some cult deep diving!
  • Code Switch (+2)
  • Contrafabulists
  • Death, Sex and Money;
  • Design Matters
  • Digital Human;
  • Embedded;
  • FiveThirtyEight Politics;
  • Global Pillage;
  • Grief Cast (brilliant, need to be in the right mood/space).
  • Guardian Books
  • Guardian Politics Weekly;
  • HBR IdeaCast
  • Homecoming (drama, short seasons);
  • HybridPod
  • In Touch (which is excellent especially their occassional qccessible tech eps);
  • iOS Today
  • Irish Times Books
  • Jisc podcast
  • Judge John Hodgeman;
  • Longform;
  • Made of Human;
  • Media Masters;
  • Millennial (now finished);
  • More or Less;
  • More Perfect;
  • Mystery Show (now finished);
  • Nancy;
  • New Yorker Fiction
  • No Such Thing As A Fish (+2)
  • Note to Self;
  • NPR Invisibilia (+2)
  • NPR Planet Money;
  • NPR Politics Podcast
  • NYPL
  • NYT Book Review
  • On Being
  • On the Media;
  • Pod Save the People
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour;
  • Radio Ambulante! ?? – If your spanish gets really good Heather recommends
  • Radiolab;
  • Reasons to be Cheerful
  • Research in Action
  • Reveal (+2)
  • Revisionist History
  • Richard Herring (he has a few, and they’re all good)
  • Ru Paul’s Whats the Tee?
  • S-Town (now finished);
  • Science for the People
  • Science vs;
  • Serial (when running);
  • Slate Working;
  • Social Science Bites
  • SRHE
  • Standard Issue;
  • StartUp;
  • Talking Politics
  • Teaching in Higher Ed (+2)
  • The Academic Citizen
  • The Adam Buxton podcast
  • The Adventure Zone
  • The Allusionist;
  • The Beef and Dairy Network podcast
  • The Bottom Line;
  • The Bugle
  • The Daily
  • The Drunken Walk;
  • The Guilty Feminist;
  • The iMore Show
  • The Indicator from Planet Money
  • The Infinite Monkey Cage
  • The Media Show (R4);
  • The Moth
  • The News Quiz Extra
  • The Nod
  • The Pitch;
  • The Splendid Table;
  • The Tip Off (+2)
  • The Women’s Podcast
  • Thinking Allowed;
  • This American Life;
  • Today In Digital Education

With thanks to @suchprettyeyes | @ronald_2008 | @francesbell | @_allmyvinyl | @Lawrie | @mweller | @annakwood | @tinyblob | @TheWayneGibbons | @JaySieling | @JacToTheFuture | @catherinecronin | | | @colinmadland | @m_consalvey| @ClareThomsonQUB | @amywoodgate

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