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Tomorrow in the evening I’m gonna sit in the audience for a live podcast. It’s one of my favorite podcast with a mix of radiohosts and comedians that can talk about anything from politics and everyday life. (The podcast is in Swedish so feels pointless to further explain what it is about here.) Looking forward to it!

It do remind me how much time I spend listing to podcast these days. I was pretty late into them, I’ve only followed some for about 2 years. But I did listen a lot to radio talk channels so didn’t felt I needed to get into podcasts. Until I started to notice some shows that I enjoyed.

One thing that I enjoy about radio and podcast is that they really help me relax at certain moments. When I am working, my favorite way to spend lunch has become to go out and eat alone and listen to a podcast. That also extend to other things, like about 2 years ago I felt really awkward going to a bar and ordering something myself. But going to a bar and sit somewhere listing to a podcast can make that really enjoyable for me. That I feel less awkward doing things myself these days has helped me take the step and travel to Japan myself next year just have a calm vacation. Also doing a solo trip has always been something I wanted to try. SO PODCAST CHANGED MY LIFE!!!

Okay maybe that last part was a slight exaggeration. Owell!

Here are some suggested topics to talk about today:

  • Do you listen to podcast or radio? What do you enjoy and would recommend? Have you tried doing a podcast yourself?
  • Are you planning going to any events soon? Like a concert or whatever you would call an “event”?
  • What is your favorite way to spend lunch?
  • Or talk about anything.