Do you guys listen to audio books?
I recently had the unique opportunity to hear Georgetown Physics professor, Francis Slakey speak in a a small group setting. He is working on an exciting competition enticing small cities around the country to explore innovative ways they can reduce their carbon emissions. He is also author of the memoir To the Last Breath. He describes his quest to summit 7 highest peaks on each continent and surf each of the four oceans. Given how much I love a good adventure, I was intrigued. Downloaded the audio version for a road trip with my family and learned that each of his challenges were more about finding himself in his life than the extreme quest he committed to complete. I have tried a few audibles in the past which have left me feeling less than satisfied. After listening to Francis Slakey read his memoir, I’ve decided I really don’t like listening to audibles when the author is not the reader. To the Last Breath is a thriller for adventure seekers in reality or from the comfort of your own home. We have a few chapters left which leads me to the ethically question, Can I listen without my husband and kids? We’ve been enjoying it so much together that I feel guilty going ahead without them, but I’m dying to start the next chapter! Would you?
I also have to admit that I’ve become a bit infatuated with podcasts. These are my top 5 podcasts:
I’m late to the bandwagon here, but am really enjoying the mystery and suspense in a modern day classic, “whodunit.” Is Season 2 just as good?
Fascinating if you, your spouse or child is an introvert. It really makes me want to encourage all schools to be part of the Quiet Schools network for the sake of our children and families. There are so many types of people in our world, being an introvert has been mistakenly given a negative connotation. I wish we all could embrace our inner selves more wholly. Quiet people are often the greatest minds with the deepest spirits. In a quieter work we could all benefit from hearing their voices.
Always a great listen and sharing of interesting thoughts and ideas from experts across any number of professional fields. I especially love the talks on interpersonal relationships and the human experience.
Maybe because I have an education background or maybe because my college path looked nothing like the paths of my kids or the 4 seniors this podcasts follows, but each episode focusses on another aspect of selecting, applying, and accepting the college admissions process. Experts share their experiences and years of industry knowledge in short episodes mixed with the voice of four real life seniors.
My chance to be entranced by the voice of Terry Gross during her variety talk show. I particularly appreciate her interviews with famous actors, singers and writers. The work of artists, specifically entertainment industry artists, has always intrigued me.
What are you listening to now? I’d love to know. Please share yours in the comments below! xx