Hello everyone and welcome back! Today I’m taking a break from my self-publishing series to share a more personal post. This one will be a little shorter than some of my other posts because I (shamefully) don’t listen to many podcasts. My commute to work is only about 5 minutes and I don’t have a lot of time otherwise to dedicate to them, but I hope to remedy that in the near future.
My all-time favourite – which I haven’t listened to in ages – is The Creative Peptalk podcast by Andy J. Pizza. This podcast was recommended to me by an Instagram friend so I thought I would check it out, with no prior knowledge of this creative. Andy is a visual artist, a drawer if you will, not a writer, but his advice applies to any and all creatives. I have yet to walk away from one of his episodes empty handed. He really has a way with words and a knack for lifting other people up. Plus, he’s a little nuts – as all great people are – so it’s a blast listening to him. I used to listen to his podcast daily when I had to commute back and forth to college for an hour and a half each day. I took a HUGE hiatus from his podcast when I left school and just listened to episodes again over Christmas break. I didn’t realize how much I missed his wisdom. I am definitely going to have to get back on that bandwagon.
Another favourite of mine is the Unpublished podcast by Amie Mcnee and her partner James (@inspiredtowrite on Instagram) which she started as a place to hold space for unpublished writers and other creators, to let them know they aren’t alone. I love Amie. She is such an inspiration with her love letters to the community and her no bullshit way of facing the world. She is not afraid to have difficult and raw conversations about the problems we face as creators and it’s so refreshing. I always leave her podcasts feeling supported and ready to tackle my projects again. I also love her newer episodes which she shares with her husband James as they have conversations about art. They discuss their differences as writers and it really helps to have two points of view on the topics they’re discussing. Two of my recent favourite episodes are “Does Creating Have to be Fun?” and “Ego and Creativity”.
Aaaaaaand that’s it. Those are the two podcasts I listen to, and yes, I know what you’re thinking. Why on earth would you write a blog post on your favourite podcasts when you only listen to two? Well, the truth is I love these two so much that I thought it would be a tragedy to wait to share them until I listened to more podcasts. I want to tell other people about them now. So yes, go listen to them and if you have any cherished podcasts, please list them in the comments! I am definitely looking to add more to my list.
A couple more on my current “to listen to” list are Rythmn and Words podcast (@rust_creative on Instagram) and The Book Witch Club by Lydia Srofe (@bookwitchclub).
I hope you guys liked today’s short and sweet post. It’s always fun to share a bit about my interests. Next week I will be bringing you guys something I’ve never tried before: a post written as one of my characters. *insert nervous face* I hope it goes well and I hope I don’t back out of it at the last minute. Wish me luck!