Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

So, I recently “discovered” podcasts. Yeah, I know, welcome to reality, they have been wildly popular for ages now, right? Well, I’m late to everything. You should hear how old I was when I lost my virginity. No, it doesn’t beat The 40-Year-Old Virgin but I was well into my twenties. Shit, that was too much information, and I’m already rambling. Forget you read that. Nobody wants to know.

Okay, podcasts. They are the flipping shizz, dude! I had NO idea what I was missing! Sure, a friend at work talked about them and recommended them, but I have had my nose stuck in a book for like the past eight years and can barely find time to listen to an audio book. But, I was seriously missing out, and I finally hopped on the train while I was traveling for work. See my blog about how much I hate flying if you want to know my general mood about that experience. But, podcasts made it all so much better!

The first one I found out about was Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You.


I picked that one because I am a huge Smallville fan (I own just about all the seasons on DVD and started watching the show when I was in the Army and deployed to Kuwait). He has episodes with Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Colin Hanks, James Gunn, Tom Welling, and so many more fabulous people.

The great thing is that podcasts feel so intimate. It’s like you are sitting around having one of those rare conversations that energizes and inspires you. It makes you feel like you could be friends with these people and sometimes it even gives you a bit of a high because the topics are just so great and exactly the kinds I love to have (and are unfortunately way too rare).

I hate chit-chatting and small talk and BS about superficial things. Podcasts make you think and often discuss emotional and extremely motivating issues.

Another podcast I listen to is Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert.


It’s wonderful. The fact check segment with Monica Padman (where we find out and clarify whether some statements made during the show were true or not) is a nice addition. You can hear awesome episodes with Ashton Kutcher, Matthew Lillard, Jason Bateman, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ellen DeGeneres, and many more.

The new podcasts I want to check out are Sam Harris’ Waking Up  and Ana Faris’ Unqualified.

I’ve also listened to a bit of The Joe Rogan Experience and it’s cool!


He does episodes with Billy Corgan and Maynard James Keenan, who I love. (And then there is that Elon Musk episode.)

Anyway, yeah, so the take away here is that podcasts are the shit. Yay or nay? What do you think?

3 thoughts on “Love Me Some Podcasts

  1. I have fully dived into podcasts in the last couple of months. My absolute favorite is Last Podcast on the Left. Super funny and very detailed episodes. They do a little bit of everything but a large part is serial killers, cults and cryptozoology.


    1. Just saw this, sorry! I will have to check that one out, thanks 🙂 – Shelly ❤

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      1. No worries! I hope you enjoy it.


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