I have been listening to lots of podcasts lately. Part of my listening has been research for my own podcast adventures with Turbitt & Duck but also just because they are super addictive! Of course there has been some library listening but also musical theatre and lots of storytelling. So this is what I have been listening to and would recommend!
The Librarian Is In is a podcast from New York Public Library that features two public library librarians who discuss books and reading as well as interviewing library peeps doing interesting things in the NYPL network and across America. I recommend listening to episodes 32 + 45 + 50 + 53 to get you started!
At The Hayes is a podcast for all of you musical theatre nerds out there [like me!] featuring interviews with Australia’s musical theatre community and Aussie theatre gossip. Hear behind the scenes scoops on productions from Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney and performers, directors, producers and creatives. Definitely check out episode 11 where they talk about movie musicals and the episodes with Trevor Ashley and Philip Quast.
Chat 10 Looks 3 is hosted by Annabel Crab and Leigh Sales and they basically talk about what ever they feel like. From books, television and movies to news, current affairs and politics and even the odd show tune, these are easy listening episodes with smart Aussie women.
My Dad Wrote A Porno is possibly the most hilarious podcast you will ever listen. Do not listen to this in the workplace or with your parents! Their podcast blurb says – “Imagine if your dad wrote a dirty book. Most people would try to ignore it – but not Jamie Morton. Instead, he decided to read it to the world in this groundbreaking comedy podcast. With the help of his best mates, James Cooper and Alice Levine, Jamie reads a chapter a week and discovers more about his father than he ever bargained for.” Start from the beginning and it won’t be long before you are addicted to this UK podcast too!
S-Town was described by a colleague as theatre for the ears and it is indeed. The music is beautiful, the production stunning and the storytelling divine. There are twists and turns in every episode and you will devour these seven episodes. “John despises his Alabama town and decides to to something about it. He asks a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, sparking a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.”