Looking for a few good writing podcasts


CatholicGeekShow2Podcasts work for me. For years I’ve downloaded radio broadcasts in Esperanto to listen to at my leisure. And lately I’ve been listening to Jimmy Moore’s low carb diet podcasts regularly.

But what about my writing? I could use some writing inspiration on a daily basis. And since I do housework while I listen to podcasts, I could get finally get caught up with the laundry.

I already listen to author Declan Finn’s podcast The Catholic Geek. It’s kind of a chore to listen to because it’s 2 hours long and I’m more oriented toward shorter podcasts. He interviews a lot of sci-fi authors including some I really like, such as Daniella Bova and Karina Fabian.

But I need more writing podcasts! What I want/need is some writing inspiration about the writing process, especially anything aimed at the indie writer.

I’ve tried The Creative Penn and the podcaster, Joanna Penn, has a cool British accent. But she describes her writing as in the vein of the infamous anti-Catholic novel ‘The DaVinci Code.’ As an enthusiastic Catholic convert, I’m not sure how much of that I can take.

Also, The Creative Penn seems to have no problem with ‘erotica.’ As someone educated at a time when the world made more sense, I’m appalled that anyone is willing to talk about reading or writing a porno in a public forum.

I may decide to become a regular listener of The Creative Penn anyway.  But I’d like to be able to find other writing podcasts that have what I want without praising pornos or anti-Catholic material. I wonder if there are any Catholic or Evangelical Christian authors who have good podcasts? Other than Declan Finn, of course.


Today is my 12th day on a strict ketogenic diet, and I’m still suffering symptoms of an ailment commonly called ‘the keto flu.’ It’s really just going through withdrawal from sugars and other carbs. When I first went strict low-carb over ten years ago, I had few symptoms, but as I get older it gets worse. Moral— don’t go off the keto diet once you are on it.

Today I listened to the Jimmy Moore low-carb podcast and it featured a lecture by Dr Eric Westman mainly about the use of the ketogenic diet in the treatment of diabetes. Here is the link: http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/the-llvlc-show-episode-1149-dr-eric-westman-2016-low-carb-cruise-lecture/26680


A storage unit for cats.

A storage unit for cats.

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4 thoughts on “Looking for a few good writing podcasts

  1. As an evangelical Christian I couldn’t stand the da Vinci code! You can find out more about US history watching the National Treasure movies than Church history reading that piece of sensationalized crap! A friend who read it assured me that it stunk from a literary viewpoint too. So did Harry Potter (which I have read) and Fifty Shades of Grey.
    Seems like how much you earn as an author nowadays goes in direct inverse proportion to the quality of what you produce. Sad. 😦

  2. Aw, what a sweet picture. I need to cut back on carbs and sugar as well. I did great for a week, then slipped back into my old habits. I would help a lot if I didn’t keep so much junk around the house (for the kids, you see). Not that they need to eat junk food either. Maybe that’s the key: Stop buying junk.

  3. I listen to The Creative Penn, but I pick the topics that most interest me. I don’t listen to all of the shows. I think Joanna’s goal is to reach the widest audience possible, which is why her topics are so varied.

    The Sell More Books Show is good. The two guys who run it might be more to your liking. They don’t have religious content, but they report the latest news in the writing world and offer their thoughts on it. So it helps you keep current on what’s going on.

    Others that might be worth looking at are Helping Writers Become Authors, Author U Your Guide to Book Publishing, and The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast. I don’t listen to these much, but I have listened to a few topics that have interested me.

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