What's a podcast and how do I listen to one? As quoted by one podcaster: "A podcast is like a radio show that comes to your ears via the internet. " It's not "live" so you can download and listen at your convenience through various Apps on your phone, or listen on your computer through the web site. Here's a tutorial on how to listen on your phone.
What should you listen to? You decide! There are So. Many. Choices. There are podcasts that are educational, thought provoking, entertaining, some that will open your mind to new ideas, some are simply poetic, and some are just addicting! Google "best podcasts of 2019" or "favorite faith based podcasts" I've recommended a few in various past newsletters (linked on Facebook over the past few months) and here are a few I've enjoyed.
On Being From the website: A Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast. What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? And who will we be to each other? Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.
The Bible Binge Knox McCoy and Jamie B Golden review Bible stories. One reviewer: I love the way these two tackle the stories in a fun and engaging way! (Some may know Knox and Jamie from The Popcast podcast.)
Emily Freeman's The Next Right Thing From the website: Each episode is less than 15 minutes long and includes a short reflection, a little prayer, and a simple next right step.
Annie F Downs' That Sounds Like Fun From the website: Less like a podcast and more like coffee with friends, Annie’s podcast, released on Mondays and Thursdays, features her favorite things and favorite people. Pretty much, if it sounds fun to Annie, she wants you to hear about it.
The Art of Simple - Tsh Oxenrider - Weekly chats about living well and ignoring the rest.
The Happy Hour From the website: The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey is a place where girlfriends gather to talk about the big things in life, the little things in life, and everything in between. Each week Jamie and a guest invite you into their conversation, and you will be inspired, encouraged, and pointed to Jesus through every show.
Shalom Sistas with Osheta Moore - a podcast for peacemakers.
The Bible Project with Tim Mackie and Jon Collins : In depth conversations about Bible theology.
Pray as You Go - a devotional from the Jesuits in Britain described here: Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc.
Sortawesome with Meg Tietz and Kelly and Rebekah. Listen as they "serve up fresh doses of sparkly small things and help you process the serious and the silly topics of life..."
If you've got a Podcast that you've found fascinating or uplifting or hilarious - feel free to share on the FB page (or if you're not on Facebook - email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll share it!).