On my morning commute today, it occurred to me that although I have a goal of reading three books a month, I actually “read” many other important stories all day. In fact, I think you’d be hard pressed to find someone who reads as much news as I do. In addition, I listen to short stories via podcast all the time. If you’re stuck in the car or on public transportation on a regular basis, I highly recommend listening to more than just music.
My weekly commute goes like this:
Monday – music.
Tuesday – Pseudopod (sci-fi) or Escape Pod (horror) stories.
Wednesday – The New Yorker Fiction.
Thursday – The Moth (true stories).
Friday – music.
This routine actually makes bumper to bumper traffic almost unnoticeable. In fact, last month I was so engrossed into a story I literally missed my exit. Of course not all stories are great, and my rule is that if I’m drifting off in thought at 7 full minutes in, I’ll switch to something else. But the good ones make it worth it.
I’ve been listening to podcasts on a regular basis since 2008 (and have even been podcasting myself since about that time, but that’s another story). In that time, some stores have continued to resonate with me. I figure why not share them?*
Top 10 Best Stories I’ve Heard on a Podcast
*Of course I’ve listened to a ton of great stories over the years, but these are the ones where the titles never left my brain.
More importantly, got any recommendations for me now?