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Now What Do I Listen To?


I recently finished listening to an audiobook and have no others to listen to. I am surprised by how much this has affected me – I hadn’t realised just how much listening to the story unfold as I went about my day had become ‘normal’.

I had it playing when I was in the kitchen cooking and cleaning, when I went out for a walk or a run, when I was relaxing in the bath or doing the housework. The characters were my companions who got me through the chores of each day and kept my spirits high.

Then the series ran out. I need to wait for the next book to be released before I can continue on my journey with these characters and now I don’t really know what to do with myself.

The house feels quiet, jobs seem to take longer and I have a shorter attention span for housework.

I can’t really afford to buy another audiobook this month which means I am left with a void to fill. Which leads me to Podcasts.

Lots of people I know listen regularly to Podcasts and I think I’d like to do the same – they might just help me through the washing up like my audiobooks did.

The trouble is, I have no idea what to listen to.

I quite like The Penguin Podcast and the Guardian’s Children’s Book Podcast to listen to but I don’t know what else to try.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I enjoy most topics aside from politics and will give anything a try. I just really need to find something to listen to soon otherwise I’m never going to keep the house clean or my feet pounding the streets should I go out for a run.

6 thoughts on “Now What Do I Listen To?

  1. Well, I listen to The Archers. It’s not the coolest thing in the world, but when you’re into it, you’re hooked. They are all online to catch up on, and there are podcasts to download!

  2. The History Hour podcast is amazing. Also try Radio 4 Bookclub, Writing Excuses (15-minute episodes from amazing sci-fi and fantasy authors) and Radio 4 Drama of the Week!

    1. I listen to writing excuses as well but find it a bit annoying – it’s like radio programmes with too many presenters, they just irritate me. I have to be in just the right mood for it.

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