Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

Podcasts…yes or no?

Do you listen to podcasts?

I’ve always been a big fan of listening to the radio when I’m driving around town etc, but lately I’ve gotten into podcasts.

What I love about them is that, unlike an audio book, you can dip in and out of subject matter depending on what you feel like, you can listen to something fun/educational/serious/intelligent/frivolous…

My go to ones are usually related to the writing business (Self Publishing Formula, SPA girls, Joanna Penn) and I find them absolutely fascinating and essential listening and learning, but I’ve also used one to help me get to sleep (although it didn’t work very well so I won’t give details here!!!).

The Food Programme (BBC Radio 4) is fascinating- all about the development and history of food and then there’s a selection of meditations, hiking stories, parenting, book clubs, short stories, poems, reviews and my husband was listening to one yesterday about murder (should I be worried?). So many to choose from!! I love that there’s something for every taste and every mood.

There are too many to choose from, so I’d love to hear any recommendations….do you listen to podcasts? Which ones?

[My most recent medical romance doesn’t feature any podcasts, but is Reunited By Their Secret Son  Mills and Boon  Amazon US Amazon UK]

9 thoughts on “Podcasts…yes or no?”

  1. Hi Louisa! I love a good podcast! Bestseller Experiment, Writing Excuses and The Worried Writer are all good writing podcasts. I love Esther Perel’s Where Should We Begin? Which is couples in therapy. Magic Lessons by Elizabeth Gilbert is wonderful and of course, Serial, if you like listening to crime. Scummy Mummies can be hilarious if you want a laugh.

  2. Hey Louisa – I’ve only ever started one podcast as I only ever listen to them in my car or during my walks so they usualy take a long time to get through. But, being a huge West Wing fan, I couldn’t go past The West Wing Weekly which is a dissection of each WW episode from start to finish and I just adore! I like that they’re way ahead and knowing that its going to take me ages to catch up and I wont be hanging on each week for the next episode.

    I fear, with my addictive personality that if I start listening to more podcasts I’ll do that instead of writing…. 🙂

    Re a podcast to help you sleep. I have a good tip for that. Find the boringest audio book in the world – I have unfortunately downloaded a couple of those – and play it as you’re all snuggled down ready for sleep. Works every time! I stumbled across it in London trying to sleep at 2am when woken by jetlag and I was back asleep in 10 minutes not the usual 4 hours which is my normal jet lag pattern. Have tried it since on the odd occasion I haven’t been able to sleep and it’s worked like a charm!

    1. Hi AA! I’m amazed at how many different podcasts are out there- one just for the West Wing? Wow! I could spend my whole day listening to stuff…
      I LOVE your idea about finding the most boring audio book to get to sleep!! Ha ha…that would have me nodding off in minutes!

  3. Hi, Louisa! Yes, I adore Podcasts but pretty much exclusively listen to them in my car or when I’m walking. So many fascinating things out there! Often subjects you’d never dream you’d be interested in, but are anyway. My daughter already listens to them, and I’ve been encouraging my young adult sons to tune in to a few between the music they like and the stupid (in my opinion, but to each his own) videos they seem to constantly be watching. They claim they have been…hope it’s true 🙂

    1. So many fascinating things out there, Robin!! Too many to choose from, but that’s a great problem to have, right?
      And ugh to the videos that our sons seem to be constantly watching…

  4. I had not listened to them really at all, but I was asked to do one about reading and reviewing so I did and although I was a bit worried I did get it done and listened to that one I don’t sound like me at all, but there are some really good ones out there and I still haven’t really listened to a lot of them I am too busy reading 🙂

    Have Fun


  5. Hey Louisa I love podcasts for a few reasons.

    1. I drove a LOT, upwards of 20 hours a week
    2. I had to find a way to use my time more productively.
    3. Like you said, choices. I mean I can dip into any content, literally its like a treasure chest.

    I was introduced to podcasts in college and I have been enjoying them ever sense, now I have even more reason to.

    NPR “Brians on” for the kids “Ear Hustle” or “How I built this” for me! I even launched my own today! “The me I was tomorrow.” With all the amazing content it is a wonderful way to express yourself.
    Happy listening

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