And as lockdown continued, the people (or some of them who were able to), continued also to devour podcasts until their ears were begging to have a day without earbuds in them, and their right thumb was weary from hitting download. However, the need continued and here is this list:
Thirst Aid Kit, for anyone who can’t get enough updates to the Isolation Hunks page.
Friends at the Library, for something more wholesome than TAK but no less enjoyable in a different way. Found 3 new-to-me authors on here, and this also fills my need for Aussie friends talking to each other (eg Chat 10; Dispatch to a Friend)
MotherFood, presented by author and cook Alissa Timoshkina, is a series of interviews with other mothers who are professional chefs unpacking their family history around food, experiences of pregnancy and birth, and the link between their job and how they feed their families.
Also on food, Cooking with an Italian accent, is a relaxing listen with Juls’ soothing Tuscan accent and musings and recipes.
For something else soothing, this kitchen garden pod is as good as a guided meditation. To the sound of birdsong and footsteps crunching on gravel, Mickey walks you through her garden kitchen half season by half season and bed by bed, always in the same order so that you can imagine how the plots are laid out.
Changing pace, The 11th is a gripping political thriller, a walkthrough of the real life fall of the Australian govt in the 1970s over a series of scandals and American intrigue over the Vietnam war.
Finally, another thought provoking podcast, the East is a podcast. Episodes might cover the colonial history (and identity) of cricket in the Indian subcontinent and Carribean, a look at the Ba’ath party, or a paper on farming techniques. Political, social and always engaging.