Why You Should Keep a List of Podcasts to Listen to
As a culture, we are obsessed with making lists. Grocery lists, to-do lists, bucket lists, and wish lists. There is something immensely satisfying about being able to check something off of a list.
And we bet that we are not the only ones who are occasionally guilty of writing a task on a list that we’ve already completed just to be able to cross it off and visually see that it is completed.
We love to set goals for ourselves and make plans, and creating lists is a wonderfully effective way of increasing our productivity and ensuring that we follow our goals through to completion.
Because of their practicality and benefits, lists should not have a negative connotation. Lists are meant to be freeing, not enslaving. Lists help us to remember things that we want to be sure we do later, whether that be mopping the floors or reading that book we’ve been hoping to get to!
This friendly, encouraging method of accountability can be applied for hobbies or activities outside of reading too. If sewing is your thing, consider making a list of all the sewing projects that you want to tackle eventually. If blogging is your thing, make a list of all the different topics you would like to include in future blog posts. And if podcasting happens to be your thing, make a list of all the podcasts that you hope to listen to!
We hate it when we hear or read about some podcast that seems interesting, only to later completely forget the name of it. It is hard to later find an obscure podcast that you wanted to listen to if you just google “podcast about books.” There are so many unbelievable podcasts online now that it can be extremely challenging to keep up with them, not to mention making time to actually listen to them.
We believe that it is extremely beneficial to create a physical list of podcasts that you plan on diving into in the near future. This will not only help you remember the names of podcasts as you stumble across them, but it will help ensure that you actually go back to them and give them a listen.
Passions & Prologues: A New Literary Podcast
Giving authors the opportunity to nerd out about things they love doing on their own time allows listeners to learn more about their favorite writers. Beyond that, it’s been crazy interesting to learn things like: how powerlifting has helped Mallory O’Meara become a better historian or how Phantom of the Opera lives rent free in all of Kalynn Bayron’s books.