Time to take a break from writing about my thoughts and life experiences and turn the spotlight to others’ thoughts, experiences, and great ideas.
I took a podcast-listening sabbatical but recently returned. I really enjoy hearing other people talk into my ear instead of listening to my erratic thoughts all the time.
I found the coolest podcast app, it’s called Castbox. It’s a great app that you can create an account with – no lost subs if you switch phones – and can play it from multiple devices (phone, tablet, pc, etc). Best part: it’s free!
Below are some of my recent favorite podcast shows and episodes I’ve enjoyed and you might too!
I. LOVE. this podcast! After our son’s official autism diagnosis, I’ve been hungry for more information but find it daunting trying to sift through books and blogs. This has been the perfect way to learn while driving, running, cleaning, etc. I especially love that Mickey’s Dad and Mom created the Finding Mickey podcast, I love listening to them talk about their son and their experiences together. It’s rare to hear the experience of raising a child with autism from the dad’s perspective so I really value Mike’s perspective and desire to share resources with others.
I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE everyone to listen to the Finding Mickey podcast. I’ve loved all their episodes but these three have been my favorites to listen to so far.
Tips For Kids Who Have Siblings With Autism – this one is so great! Mike and their daughter – Mikey’s older sister – talk about what it’s like to have a sibling with autism. I loved it so much I had our daughter listen to it too.
Nonverbal to College Grads – Interview with Collins Foster – We’re not there yet but this episode is phenomenal! It gives me much hope and excitement for our son’s future and others’ with spectrum challenges.
Another new-to-me podcasts – and I thought it would be hard to find autism resources, ha! I haven’t listened to all their episodes but here are two I related with and found very edifying and encouraging. Everyone’s experience with autism is different and I’ve learned so much just by listening to other’s stories.
74: Autism Mom Memoir – I enjoyed this one so much with LeeAndra Chergey I bought her book Make a Wish for Me: A Family’s Recovery from Autism.
If the word, “recovery” puts you off, listen to her explanation in the podcast of that word usage.
Lest you think autism is the only thing on my brain lately, it’s not the only thing – just a fairly large chunk.
When I need a break, I invite Haley and Christie into my head. And I’m glad I do because sometimes they have some incredibly enriching conversations that do my mind and soul good. Especially these two recent ones:
Foc 068: Choosing Real Self Care, Not Perfection With Kate Wicker – Wow. I needed to hear this one. You need to hear it. Everyone needs to hear it. Interestingly, I recently started reading Kate’s book and would also highly recommend it. Getting Past Perfect: How to Find Joy and Grace in the Messiness of Motherhood.
Lastly, this one –
FOC 071: Grieving Suicide with Faith with Leticia Ochoa Adams – Everyone knows someone – or will know someone – who become victim to suicide. Whether it be a family member, friend, co-worker, or just that one person you kind of knew but didn’t really know. Leticia shares very candidly here experience with losing her son to suicide. This conversation is the one no one wants to or knows how to talk about. Leticia speaks eloquently and compassionately about suicide, mental health, and how our Faith can support us in these challenges.
Do you listen to podcasts? What are some of you favorite podcast shows or episodes?