Podcasts #2 for your listening pleasure
Below are some more Podcasts that I’ve listened to lately and found interesting.
Invisibilia was recommended to me so I scrolled through to see which episodes would catch my eye. How To Become Batman stood out to me because of the title. From the title alone I figured it would be on how to become a superhero with your mindset. I was totally wrong.
It was about a blind man being able to see by using batlike sonar – clicking. It was his journey and how he empowered himself so that he didn’t have any obstacles standing between him and the world.
Once I finished listening to the podcast I contacted my friend who is deaf and uses a cochlear implant and told him that he should listen to this podcast. While their stories are about 2 different senses their journey on adapting to the world around them was somewhat similar. The frustration from both of their communities (the deaf and the blind) towards their determination to adapt to the hearing and seeing the world was somewhat similar.
To listen to the episode click the red link above.
I’ve always been curious how book banning works so when I saw this episode I knew it was for me. I didn’t realize the process it takes to ban a book AND what librarians think about book banning.
I recently read a book which was banned as recently as 2006. The book is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I really enjoyed it because it’s a thought-provoking and challenges the readers to consider what would happen if our world was devoid of books.
I decided to listen to the episode #246: My Pen Pal. “Stories of very unusual pen pals, including a ten-year-old girl from Michigan who befriends Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. A show from 2003 that we’re bringing back with news this weeks of Noriega’s death.”
After I saw the words pen pal I knew I wanted to listen to this one because I just finished a book based on pen pals. To read my review, Dear Aaron.
Back to the podcast … it’s not about a romance story like the book I mentioned above, Dear Aaron, but nonetheless, it was interesting to listen to it. This pen pal relationship between a 5th-grade girl and dictator Noriega was formed from her initially writing him and mentioning how she liked his hat and they couldn’t get hats like that here. Their pairing is bizarre but seemed to work.
Well, that’s it for now.
Let me know if you listen to any Podcast and if so which ones do you listen to.
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