Top Ten Tuesday: Audio Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  There is a new topic each week for bloggers to join in with their own top ten. If you’re looking for some new or different book blogs to read, hop on over to her site and check out some of the links.

This week for TTT the prompt is Audio Freebie.  We’re told any audio goes (audio books, podcasts, music, etc.).  I’ve tried a few audiobooks, but it’s just not for me.  I wish I enjoyed audiobooks the way I enjoy reading a story myself.  It’s not only an issue of me having a hard time losing myself in the story, I also miss a lot because my mind will start to wander meaning I miss a good portion of the story.  So I’m going to talk about my favorite podcast for this week’s TTT.

Truthfully, there are plenty of podcasts I’ve listened to that didn’t hold my interest and made my mind wander the way audiobooks tend to do.  But not so with my favorite podcast, Ologies.  The host of Ologies, Alie Ward, has been a favorite of mine for many years.  In fact, my first experience with her was her podcast with Georgia Hardstark called Slumber Party with Alie and Georgia that began back in 2012.  The duo did a lot on the Cooking Channel and even made an appearance on Drunk History.  For the last 5 or so years she’s been a correspondent on Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, and last year she got her own science show, Did I Mention Invention, on the CW.  During that time, back in 2017, she started the Ologies podcast and I just adore every episode.  Keeping with the Top Ten theme, I’m going to list my 10 favorite episodes in the order they were released.



Horology (Watches) with Cameron Weiss

Melittology (Bees) with Amanda Shaw

Dendrology (Trees) with J. Casey Clapp

Lepidopterology (Butterflies) with Phil Torres

Phonology (Linguistics) with Nicole Holliday

Kalology (Beauty Standards) with Renee Engeln

Conservation Technology (Earth Saving) with Shah Selbe

Corvid Thanology (Crow Funerals) Kaeli Swift

Felinology (Cats) with Dr. Mikel Delgado

Ludology (Video Games) with Dr. Jane McGonigal

Trust me on this.  Even if seems a subject won’t interest you, Alie finds a way to ask the questions that make it fascinating.  For example, I’m not really a dog person so didn’t think I’d like the dog episode.  I loved it!  And crow funerals??? Really? Give this podcast a try.  I really think you’ll enjoy it more than you can imagine.

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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5 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Audio Freebie

  1. lydiaschoch says:

    Okay, I really want to check all of these podcasts out. We have such similar tastes!

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

  2. Hmmm… never thought that a subject like crow funerals could be interesting. Or even that there was such a thing!

  3. Great list! happy reading.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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