I’m checking out a few podcasts and Ted Talks for motivation, inspiration, guidance and insight. Here are just a few:
What Should I Read Next?
A podcast for readers hosted by Anne Bogel and author of Don’t Overthink It and I’d Rather Be Reading. Every week on What Should I Read Next, Anne talks about all things books and reading, and does a little literary matchmaking with one guest.
The Book Show
The Book Show with Claire Nichols. She brings you interviews with the best authors from Australia and around the world.
The Currently Reading Podcast
Currently Reading is a podcast dedicated to the love of books and reading. Bookish friends discuss what’s on their nightstands, in their earbuds, and on their Kindles right now, in addition to books they’ve loved forever, and a variety of other readerly topics. It’s hosted by Meredith Monday Schwartz and Kaytee Cobb.
America Meditating Radio Show with Sister Jenna
A conscious, humanitarian, lively radio show! Engaging in conversations with featured celebrities, leaders, authors, and average folks sharing success stories.
The One You Feed
The One You Feed is a podcast that hosts inspiring conversations about creating a life worth living. A behavior coach, podcast host, and author, Eric Zimmer is endlessly inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live.
Ted Talks For Writers
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
Andrew Stanton: The Clues to a Great Story
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Toy Story, WALL-E) shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning.
Joe Sabia: The Technology of Storytelling
iPad storyteller Joe Sabia introduces us to Lothar Meggendorfer, who created a bold technology for storytelling: the pop-up book. Sabia shows how new technology has always helped us tell our own stories, from the walls of caves to his own onstage iPad.
Julian Friedmann: The Mystery of Storytelling
How we tell stories seems to be a mysterious process that millions around the world want to be able to do, but 99.9% effectively fail. Why is it so hard for storyteller and audience to be one? What we communicate can change the lives of the writer and the audience. However, why stories matter and how to tell them better may not be as mysterious as it seems. Julian Friedmann has worked with writers for over 40 years; he believes understanding that storytelling is more about the audience than the writer will result in better storytelling.
I am still writing my memoir. On the right is the Raymond V. Ingersoll Housing Projects I grew up in and on the left is Public School 67 where I went to school. My story starts here…