Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Favorite Podcasts (Lizzie)

I'm a nerd. I'm never so happy as when I'm actively learning and (unfortunately for those who have to
Phoebe and me out
 for a walk last Christmas.
listen to me) sharing what I'm learning. I'm a biologist by trade, so science, especially as related to diseases and their cures, interests me. For some time now, I have also been enjoying learning about languages and studying French. Unfortunately, I've also been learning about health issues in dogs; my exceptionally sweet and beautiful Great Pyrenees died Thanksgiving night. But let's not dwell on that sad subject. I'm thankful for the wonderful two years I had with her after finding her at the local shelter.

Not so surprisingly, listening to a podcast on the history of the English language, and therefore covering a lot of world history as well, has given me numerous details to add to my stories, from historical details to character and plot ideas. I also enjoy learning the background of some of our traditions and gaining insight into the complexity of our language.

I don't have as much time to read as I'd like, so I often listen to podcasts to get my learning in, chiefly listening to The History of English Podcast, Renewing Your Mind (R.C. Sproul, history of the church and biblical teaching), This Week in Microbiology (microbiology papers discussed by scientists), Coffee Break French (for learning French), and Helping Authors Become Writers (K.M. Weiland with writing tips).

If you enjoy learning about English and history, then
you'll love The History of English Podcast.

What do you like to learn? Or would like to learn when life slows down enough to give you the time?

6 comments:

  1. I have to admit I much prefer fiction, so when I want to listen to something I usually opt for an audiobook! But I do enjoy learning opportunities in person, especially writing conferences :) And I've listened to a few Lasers, Dragons, and Keyboards podcasts - they do fun author interviews.

    P.S. I'm so sorry to hear about Phoebe :(

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  2. I've never heard of that podcast. It sounds interesting.

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  3. I'd love to learn to speak Italian and I'm always open to learning more about writing. My favorite podcast is Writing Excuses. They're short and I can listen to 2-3 while folding the laundry. ☺
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. That's a hard thing to work through; we've been there.

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    1. Italian would be a beautiful language to learn. I used to listen to Writing Excuses too.

      Thanks. She was a wonderful dog.

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  4. I don't listen to podcasts much, but when I do, it's about writing, usually on your recommendations:)

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