Another year, another January, another month in review. I’ve always thought January is kind of a strange month. On one hand, it feels like thirty-one Mondays in a row, but on the other hand, everything feels so fresh and exciting! That’s the approach I try to have, but when it’s dark by 5:30 p.m. and the temperatures are freezing most of the time, it’s hard.
On the bright side, there was a lot of new and exciting stuff to keep my spirits up this month! I’ll talk about all of that in just a second, but first, here’s what I blogged about this month:
In the age of Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services, some might say that radio is dead. Though I hardly agree that that’s true, I think the talk radio of yesterday has evolved into a new form – the podcast.
For those unfamiliar with the term, podcasts are shows presented in an audio format, but unlike radio, which is broadcast or streamed, podcast is shared in episodes, which can be downloaded by listeners. Podcasts have a wide range of genres as well – some are informative, some cover news and current events, and others may even be audio dramas.
Personally, I listen to podcasts on and off. For me, it’s hard to focus on things like schoolwork and writing while listening to someone else’s voice, but when I’m working on other projects (like, say, a cosplay project…), they can be really entertaining to listen to. This week, I’m rounding up three of my favorite podcasts.