Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Your Favourite Podcast and Why

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A pink neon sign that says “On Air.” To be honest with all of you, I rarely listen to podcasts.

Books are such a huge source of entertainment to me that I simply don’t have a lot of time left over for other things, but I am open to changing that under the right circumstances.

One of the few exceptions to this rule is Tell Me About Your Pain. It’s a podcast about living with chronic pain and the latest evidence-based information on how best to treat it and to live with it.

(For anyone who might be new to the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge or to my site in general, I have episodic migraines).

I’m still quite new to this show, but I appreciate the fact that the people who run this podcast are so conscientious about only recommending treatments that have a strong scientific basis for their claims.

One of the things I’ve learned from my illness is that most of us will do anything to find relief and a very small percentage of humans out there will take advantage of that desperation to sell “treatments” that are ineffective or, even worse, might actually cause other health problems or exacerbate your current ones.

Due to this, I’m cautious about who I listen to when I seek out complementary treatments for my migraines that might work well with the new treatment regiment my family doctor put me on a few months ago. I don’t want to upset the delicate balance that can happen when you finally find a routine that helps.

This podcast is an excellent one if you also happen to have a chronic illness that causes pain or if you simply want to get a peek at how some of your friends and loved ones deal with this sort of thing.

if anyone reading this knows a lot about podcasts and would like to make some recommendations, I’d love to hear about anything that’s related to science, books, art, or history! It’s wonderful to learn more about the world.


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10 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Your Favourite Podcast and Why

  1. Echo Ishii

    Hi! I sometimes listen to StarTalk which covers all kinds of science topics. The Inquiry on the BBC is good too for a variety of topics-recently mostly politics but an archive off all kinds of subjects.

  2. I tend to listen to podcasts when I’m working. So much of what I do is boring, data entry that it’s easy to listen and still work.

    Sorry to hear about your migraines, I know that they can be debilitating! I’ll have to look into that podcast though. I have stenosis of the cervical spine which basically means my spinal column isn’t wide enough to accommodate my spinal cord, so it presses against it and causes pain in my extremities. Doctor thinks I was born with this issue and I’m lucky, because 99% of the time, it’s manageable. I hope that you can find some relief from your migraines.

    • It’s cool you get to do that!

      And thank you. I’m on a new medication for it that is helping a lot more than the previous one.

      Sorry to hear about your stenosis of the cervical spine.

  3. Sounds like a good one, and I’m the same. I forget about podcasts although I’ve been doing better with some lately ha.

  4. Sorry about your migraines. I hear you about the need to find science based treatments, and we have to wade through so much false information sometimes to get there.

  5. One podcast I really enjoy is via the BBC – it’s called Bookclub. Good discussions with leading authors but not too academic or too light

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