On Monday, I plug my mic into my computer, open Audacity, hit ‘record’, and start to talk. For 40 minutes, I discuss a current unschooling topic. Along the way, I share some family news. Before I know it, I have a new podcast episode to upload to Podbean. Episode 82 is done. And it’s only a day late!
On Friday, I think, “If I want to post next week’s episode on time, I should record it this afternoon.” But before I can record a podcast, I have to come up with a topic to talk about. After pondering this question for some time, I come to the conclusion I talked about everything on Monday. I can’t think of a single new piece of news. No new unschooling topic has been floating around my head. My girls haven’t done anything out of the ordinary. I feel uninspired.
Suddenly a new idea occurs to me: What if I make a shorter-than-usual podcast on a single topic? I could use a blog post as a starting point.
So I dig deep into my blog’s archive looking for a suitable post. Soon I’ve unearthed an old but very popular post about art. Could I chat about strewing art? Maybe I could share some of the great art conversations that my girls and I have had.
Podcast planned. Podcast recorded. Here it is. (And it’s not late!)
In Episode 83. I talk about:
- My ideas for future podcast episodes
- How to strew paintings
- How paintings can lead to all kinds of conversations
- Ferrets and how ours came to a crunchy end!
It’s Not a Periscope 2: Pictures
Maybe you’d like to see our painting on the wall near our kitchen table!
The Winged Watchman by Hilda Van Stockum
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Willows and Beyond by William Horwood
The Willows in Winter by William Horwood
Toad Triumphant by William Horwood
The Willows at Christmas by William Horwood
Podcast Player with all episodes in my blog’s sidebar
How to Write a review or leave a rating in the iTunes Store or App Store
My podcast blog posts
So have you ever strewed a painting? Do you have a favourite artist? And what do you think about ferrets?