Wednesday, July 5, 2017


I'm not sure about you, but I love podcasts! Today, I wanted to take the time to share some of my favorites!

99% Invisible
99% Invisible is a delightful podcast presented by Roman Mars. It covers a variety all the unnoticed architecture and design in every day life. There are so many interesting things I've learned from this program. I tried to go back and choose my favorite episode, but there are so many, including McMansions (and what it is that makes us crazy about them), the Mojave Phone Booth, Chinese Food, and Milk Carton children. There are just too many good episodes! 

Gastopod is a podcast co-hosted by Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley. This is one of the longer podcasts I listen to, because let's face it, having children means I don't have a lot of time to dedicate to listening to anything but squabbling children, however this one is one I need to listen to. I always learn something new about the history of food. 

I found Lore early on in my podcast listening and it is definitely one of my favorite podcasts. I must download each episode as soon as possible and I hungrily look forward to my children's nap time so I can listen to it. Lore is like having Aaron Mahnke read a storybook to you about the strange side of the world. They are artfully crafted stories accompanied by beautifully haunting piano pieces. Some stories are a little graphic, so please mind listening around the little ones.

Myths and Legends
If you're like me, you love mythology and Myths and Legends is one of the best mythological podcasts.  I really enjoy Jason's retelling of myths and fairy tales with a modern eye and never fail to laugh. I've even learned of a few stories I've never heard before. I also enjoy The Creature of the Week, where a mythological creature is introduced. Most episodes are ok for children, though thoughtfully Jason will let you know before hand if there is any questionable content.

The Adventure Zone
Out of curiosity I've started listening to this series and have to admit I'm loving it! The Adventure Zone is a podcast of 3 brothers and their father playing Dungeons and Dragons. The family is hilarious to listen to and makes me dearly wish I had the opportunity to play a table top game. This is one that is definitely not for children.


Ok, so I've already gushed a bit about Lore, but I really love this podcast. I even am a proud Patreon Patron of this series. Well, if you're not familiar with this series, there is so much going on. Firstly, there will be a television series released on Amazon Prime later this year!

Aaron Mahnke, who is a writer first, is publishing his first Lore book! It's called The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures and you'd better believe I've already pre-ordered my copy.

(By the way, on accident I've learned that if you preorder items from Amazon you eceive the lowest price offered from the time you've purchased the item to the time the item is released. This includes movies, books, and video games! No heavy lifting on your part! Gosh, I love automatic savings!)

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