This a Sunday feature here where we discuss specific topics related to books and the blogosphere.
Let’s talk podcasts!
Over the past couple of months, I’ve seen many references to podcasts in blog posts and friends’ reviews. I read a lot of mysteries and thrillers and apparently there are quite a few popular ones focused on those genres, especially true crime. I’ve not given them a second thought about them until recently as I have my hands, eyes and ears full of eBooks, audiobooks and television series waiting to binge watch. I’m not the only one with these time constraints and everyone else seems to be able to fit in a regular podcast or two.
So, what am I missing? Why have podcasts suddenly become so popular? What distinguishes them from all the other wonderful media we have to consume?
I just finished a book where the Serial podcast was prominently featured. And, I keep seeing My Favorite Murder show up in online conversations and reviews. Again, these are in the same genre and I’m interested in learning about more in other topics (entertainment, news, fiction, etc.).
What are some of your favorite podcasts and why?