Top Ten Tuesday

It’s Tuesday and time for another  The Broke and the Bookish TTT!

September 20: All About Audio freebie —  aka top ten audiobooks you should listen to, 10 books I want to listen to on audio,10 bands you should check out, 10 podcasts you should be listening to, 10 of my all time favorite albums, 10 songs I love, really whatever you can come up with.

So, audio freebie it is. My head can’t deal with audio books (if anyone has any tips for how to keep listening and not zoning out, that’d be appreciated, cause I like them in theory…). But podcasts, why not? I’ve listed them and there are apparently 8 I really follow (6 English and 2 Swedish) and 4 I listen to sometimes to keep up with languages I (more or less) know.


Nerdist – this is the podcast that got me into podcasts. Chris, Matt & Jonah talk to (more or less famous) people. And they are at times quite funny.

Hello Internet – two guys talking. Robot(ish) CGP Grey and caveman Brady Haran.

Welcome to Night Vale – This is their own description:

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
Turn on your radio and hide.

Slate’s Double X Podcasts – this one is women talking! It covers current events and has a feminist twist.

Alice Isn’t Dead – is from the same people as Night Vale Community radio, so that should give you an idea.

Serial – the (almost) unavoidable when talking about podcasts. I just like it.


Magnus & Peppes podcast – A Finn and a Swede, living in LA and talking about feminism, journalism and society.

Obiter Dictum – this definitely falls in the “two guys talking” category as well, but they do it in a good way!


I listen to but only partially understand:

Hlaðvarp Kjarnans (Icelandic) – some day, I dream, I will magically be able to understand this. I know tons of words, they just don’t sound the same when being said by actual Icelandic people…

Skønlitteratur på P1 (Danish) – I kind of understand, if I slow them down a bit. Seriously Danes, articulate! 😛

Bokpod (Norwegian) – Norwegian’s just the cutest language. And I want to keep it up now that I don’t have any Nordic colleagues.

NDR Kultur (German) – Eh. I don’t listen to this as often as I should. They honestly don’t make it sound that interesting, I just haven’t bothered finding something new that catches my.. ear.

11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday”

  1. Kul lista! Antecknar för framtida lyssning.

    As for audio books, yeah, me too, I want to like it because it seems practical. But in reality, I’ve managed to listen to Bridget Jones while exercising, the two sort of, helped each other out, one book read by Bela B. and ehm, Wetlands, because Charlotte Roche, gosh how I love her. Other than that it’s like meh.

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  2. I’m the same with audiobooks! Just totally hopeless with fiction… but I have listened to Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and found that I loved that one, so I think it depends on the books.

    And yay for podcasts! I’ll check out your recs – sort of new to the podcasts game here and often run out of episodes to binge.

    Here’s my TTT. 💕


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