I have only recently started getting into podcasts, and I must say it’s hard to find good ones. I have tried to find lists of interesting podcasts but they always give me the same ones, the big ones. I wish some one could have come up with a list of the smaller, unheard of podcasts. So I have decided to start going through the podcast lists on itunes and sound cloud and see what I can find. And because I want to keep a record of the ones that I have listen to and whether I liked them I will be making a quick note of the ones I’ve listened to here. I’m going to try an listen to one podcast from 4 different categories each week, whether I would normally listen to them or not.
Followers on Sound Cloud: 1306
Category: Society and culture > Personal Journals
Though Matthew Santoro is a well known Canadian YouTube and SnapChat personality and he recently started a podcast. He states in the first episode that he was excited to start a new project after so long, and he is right to be so. The first episode was just really him talking about his life, where he’s been and where he’s going. It got me excited to see what he does over the next year. I listened to a total of 3 episodes and it is really does seem to be a look into his life in audio form. He has his friends on and you listen to their conversations. There isn’t a set topic per episode but since it’s just started it may change in the future. If you’re into a free form podcast then this may be a good show for you. Also, if you are a fan of his you will quite enjoy it. As a fan, I find it very interesting but it’s not for everyone.
Followers on Sound Cloud: 11
Category: Art > Literature
I am already a book worm, so picking up this podcast was a no-brainer. Though this is a newer podcasts, the host is not new to the game. The episode format is interviews with writers. It’s very focused but flows very well. They discuss the author’s work and the author’s recommendations. It is very interesting and it introduces the listeners to new artists and books that they wouldn’t have necessarily picked up on their own.
Followers on Sound Cloud: 104
Category: Business > Career
Now I don’t tend to listen to Business shows, or read magazines or articles, but as part of me experiencing new things I decided to listen to something that might help me in the future. I have always thought about going into business for myself so why not listen. The first episode is just an introduction about what the series will be and the back ground of the host. Though I feel like it could have been done in a more timely manner I do also understand that there will be some growing pains with most smaller podcasts. So I only managed to get through 3 episodes of this podcast. It is a good podcast, but it is a very loose show. There is 15 episodes so maybe it gets better, but I find that the show is not focused enough as is should be at the beginning. The 2nd episode, though it was interesting, she interviewed Kim Katrin Milan and I felt like the conversation went all over the place, which I don’t feel like it did justice for this show. I hope that over the series the growing pains have gotten better. I will try to get through the rest of the episodes but I may not make it. Overall this podcast is a brilliant idea and the host is fantastic, I just hope that the episodes get a bit more focused in the future.
Followers on Sound Cloud: 4
I don’t feel like this podcast should be found in comedy. It really just is a talk so where the host and his guests really talk about anything an everything. There is no episode structure, it is just them talking about things. Similar to Matthew Santoro’s Podcast, you need to be a fan or just enjoy listening to peoples conversation to enjoy this podcast. Sadly I did not enjoy the host’s voice nor do I find the conversations interesting or new. This will not be a pod cast that I will come back to.