Lately (and by lately, I mean all summer long), my workouts have been much more enjoyable because I’ve been listening to podcasts. I caught up on Welcome to Night Vale in mid-July, right before the live show, and then they went on hiatus, so I had to find something else. I like the Thrilling Adventure Hour very much (that’s their website, but I download them from here), but I’m not always in the mood for it, and John and I listen to Hello from the Magic Tavern together in the car, so I couldn’t use that. Someone I follow on Twitter was raving about The Bright Sessions, and it looked interesting, so I gave it a try. SO GOOD. The Bright Sessions is about a psychiatrist who only treats “unusual” patients. Her definition of “unusual” is right up my alley. I raced through both seasons, and I’m eagerly awaiting the beginning of the next season. Once I finished The Bright Sessions, to avoid withdrawal before the next season starts, I started another podcast called Ars Paradoxica, about a scientist who accidentally time travels to 1943 while she’s conducting an experiment to do something else. That one is ALSO great, and the only reason I’m not caught up is that I’m having trouble downloading episodes 12 through 16. Not everyone streams all the time, podcasters. So while I figure THAT out, I started a new one called The Black Tapes. It’s also a fictional podcast (all of my favorite podcasts are fiction ones), but it sounds the most like a real radio show. A journalist from a fictional NPR-type station starts a series about people with interesting jobs and gets pulled into investigating supernatural events. The person she works with debunks those events. It’s a little eerie, but it was the fourth one that really creeped me out (just yesterday), so I might limit myself to listening to those outside on sunny days only. I’ve heard those will be in short supply in another month.
There’s good stuff out there!