Listen with the Lights Off

Cinnamon sticks dissolve into apple cider. Fallen leaves crunch underfoot. Bright orange pumpkins appear on porches. October arrived. With it comes an annual event close to my retinas: Blindness Awareness Month. In celebration, I created a podcast playlist on Medium for the Bello Collective, “Listen with the Lights Off: 19 Podcasts about Blindness.” Settle in…

Podcast Week: A Few Good Listens

If you can’t get enough of podcasts, ahem like me, here’s where to find reliable recommendations for good listening. Hot Pod. A weekly newsletter about podcasts and industry newsbits by Nick Quah. He used to be on the outside as a podcast fanatic, but now he works for Slate. Sign up for Hot Pod here….

Podcast Week: Shows Discussing Disabilities

As a woman who gained a visual impairment as an adult, I continue to seek out resources. Podcasts fill this information gap. Programs can serve as an outlet for education as well as entertainment. Here are a few shows I listen to regularly which are produced and/or hosted by people with disabilities: Ouch: Disability Talk…

Podcast Week: Strangers

This podcast dives into emotion and struggle, the humanity within all of us. Whether we recognize it or not, we all share things in common. Strangers is a program that examines true stories and encourages empathy and consideration.   Podcast: Strangers Host: Lea Thau Episode frequency: about every 2 weeks Episode length: varies, 30-50 min…

Podcast Week: The Longest Shortest Time

Are you a parent? If not, you’re a parent’s child. You’re probably friends with a few parents. You don’t need a parent card to enter the conversation of The Longest Shortest Time. I’m not a parent, but I like this pod. See what I mean? Podcast: The Longest Shortest Time Host: Hillary Frank Episode frequency: …