Oh yes! It’s happening! Podcasts are becoming more mainstream in Germany. Finally! What makes me say that? Because now the BIG bloggers are talking about podcasts. Such as Steffi Luxat (Ohhh Mhhh) in her most recent post about 10 things that are making her happy right now. And guess who left a comment with her favorite podcasts recommendations? That would be me :-) I gave Steffi the following podcast recommendations (and hopefully to everybody else who is reading her blog): Continue reading →
Are you on Instagram? If not you missed something really fun! Anne Häusler‘s #meetthebloggerde challenge. During this 2-week-long challenge Anne asked 14 questions and all German bloggers were invited to answer them on their Instagram account. Which I did. Along with hundreds of other German bloggers. I had so much fun to not only post consistently and to come up with photo ideas every single day. But I also loved the feedback from my followers, old and new, and I discovered quite a few new blogs and inspiring Instagram accounts.
It’s late on Friday and the weekend is already here. How did that happen? At least it finally stopped raining today and the forecast for tomorrow (but just for tomorrow…) looks like perfect Biergarten weather! Do you have anything fun planned, too? Since Sunday is forecasted to by grey and rainy again in this neck of the woods, you might be looking for something thoughtful / fun / inspiring to add to your reading list. Look no further – here are my favorite Friday links!
The first time I learned about the Kinderkunsthaus was when I was still living in the United States. I remember that I was mindlessly browsing through my Instagram feed when I saw this: a photo of kids and parents crafting together at tables covered in paper, paint bottles, scissors and glue. “Where is this place?” I thought. And got even more excited when I found out that it’s located in Munich. This art studio looked like the perfect place for my daughter who loves nothing more than messing around with glitter and glue, stamps and stickers, paint and crayons. Little did I know at that time that the Kinderkunsthaus would become much more than that: a place that also feeds MY creativity, ignites and nurtures MY curiosity, and connects ME to the creative world.
March was #trypod month – which stands for “try a pod(cast)”. Popular podcast publishers like NPR, Gimlet Media or This American Life/Serial collaborated to introduce more audiences to podcasts. They encouraged their listeners to introduce friends to their favorite podcasts while also sharing personal stories and podcast experiences on social media. Fast forward to the beginning of April and the hashtag #trypod reveals thousands of podcast recommendations on Twitter or Instagram. What a great resource!
Podcasts have been growing quickly in the past 5 years. At least on the other side of the Atlantic. In the United States it’s one in five Americans who is already listening to podcasts every month. And the numbers are continuously growing. And in Germany? According to this article at least 5% of people between the ages of 14 to 49 are listening to a podcast daily. Looks like there’s a lot of room to grow…
Why should you listen to podcasts? The reasons are manifold! To keep you entertained on long car or train rides. For distraction while you are cooking dinner or folding laundry. To learn something new and to keep up with current events. To be inspired and to make sense of the world. To hear the life stories of people who live a completely different life. But most of all: out of pure curiosity.
I promise you: there is a podcast out there for every topic that you can imagine. It’s just waiting to be discovered! Don’t know where to start? Why don’t you browse the iTunes “New & Noteworthy” section or use the search function to find podcasts about your favorite topic. Or you could also start with one of my podcast recommendations below.