Why I Hate Podcasts
First I'll tell you honestly: I don't care for most podcasts. Actually I can't STAND them. Same with webinars. There are a few that are done well, but often the host just goes on and on about nothing, or they'll say something dumb and crack up at themselves — I just can't do it. DELETE. It feels like a BIG waste of my time. I just want a transcript so I can SKIM, I've always preferred reading new information instead of listening, probably because I'm so visual. The ones I do love are when they get to the stinkin' POINT and have truly useful information that I haven't heard many times before. Recently, since I began walking regularly, I've tried more to find some that I like and will save them to my phone. (Usually I'll subscribe, too.) The good ones are like gold, because I LOVE to multi-task, and when I can learn something useful while I'm walking, it's magic. 🙂 I have my favorites for online business podcasts, foodie podcasts, podcasts to help grow my faith, etc., and it's fun to find more in those areas, but recently I found a really helpful one for work-at-home Moms!
Have you heard of the Encourager Podcast?
I was asked to be on the Encourager podcast with Rebekah Scott, and her topics are related to being a busy Mom, working at home, how to manage it all, and encouraging other Moms to do this, too. (Mostly she helps work-at-home Moms, but a lot of her tips are for any Mom trying to stay on top of things — this gal is more organized than I think I'll ever be again!) When I listened to some of her earlier podcasts, I was impressed and got some good new ideas, and since balancing my business, the kids, husband, home, homeschooling, etc., is my biggest struggle, I subscribed so I can catch episodes as they come out. 🙂
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Here's what we talked about:
- Find out what my biggest joy is in working at home.
- Specifics on prioritizing your home life and business.
- My top 3 tips for working at home and balancing everything.
Then we talked about my specific business…
- (When I listened I found out that her husband harvests corn and soy on their farm. OOPS.)
- How beginners can easily start to make the switch to real food.
- Why I would *never* buy a can of Campbells soup.
- “What is real food?”
- Hear about my initial real food bombs when I was trying to switch my family over.
- What is my new favorite flour. (Hint, read about it here. Or read the post mentioned here.)
- What made me take the LEAP into real food all those years ago.
- How my family adjusted to the switch.
- The issues I didn't even KNOW were related to the junk I was feeding my family.
- The behavioral differences Rebekah saw in her own family once they got rid of red dye.
- The price differences in eating better and tips for saving.
- Why Rebekah boycotted cereal in her home and what she feeds her family instead. (Here's my list of healthy breakfast ideas.)
- The first 3 steps I recommend to start with when switching your family to real food.
- What most Moms don't know about their food…
- The real food benefits Rebekah and I have noticed in ourselves and our families.
- The basics on GMOs and why Monsanto is SO bad.
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- Or find it here on iTunes.
- Check out Rebekah's business page here. You can design your own purse and they're so CUTE!
- Find The Encourager podcast page here.
- Here's my book which we talked about: Read more about it here or just order one here.
Here's what Rebekah wrote about the show:
Bringing tons of excellent advice on how to purify your kitchen, Kelly the Kitchen Kop is our wonderful guest on the show this week. What I love about the show this week is Kelly has advice for anyone who wants to make a change, large or small, in their diet and cooking. Of course moms (and dads) want what is best for our families to stay healthy! This episode highlights some of the basic steps we can implement to achieve a healthier life. Sharing her expertise through advice on the show, her book (found in the show notes), and her blog, Kelly opens eyes about the misconceptions of healthy food, warns to stay away from packaged, preservative-packed foods, and instead advocates real food. Listen to the show to pick up helpful tips for your lifestyle and afterwards follow up on the show notes to check out Kelly the Kitchen Kop's helpful resources.”
And here is a reflection guide for after you listen with more information and ideas to use what you heard.
Why do you say in the title you hate podcasts and then you ene up recommending one?
Did you read the post where I explained?
Thanks Jeanmarie! Maybe I should start a Facebook post asking everyone to share what their favorite podcasts are and why??
I love podcasts — I listen when I walk my dog and at night to help me sleep — but I have a few pet peeves about them. I hate podcasters that are so amused with themselves (this happens a lot with two or more people podcasting together) that they forget to provide interesting, useful content. I hate it when the blurb about the subject matter doesn’t reflect what they really spent most of the time talking about, and I hate hate hate most of the bumper music used. It’s almost always too long, too loud and jarring, and just not to my taste. This is just somebody’s ego getting in the way, forcing others to listen to *their* music choices, akin to those who blast their music from their car so loudly so that I have to roll up my windows even during the summer.
But, I have spent many, many happy, productive hours listening to some excellent podcasts. Some are excellent despite the music issue, but the ones that are just so amused by themselves? That never ends well!
I’ll listen to your guest appearance today!