MØ21: Podcasts Took Over My life




This week I gots to thinking about podcasting. It was somewhere along the third recording session of the week that I realised, "Damn... I do this a LOT."

I mean I'm currently doing an indie publishing show, a horror movie fun-times show, and a self-reflective personal (Patreon-exclusive) show. 

Oh, and I'm writing stories and on upload duty for The Other Stories.

And if you consider the fact that I used to produce other peoples' podcasts for money and the fact that I've been doing it for coming on four years, it's a big part of my life.

I remember the first time I spoke into the microphone and how awkward and self-conscious I felt doing it.

My god! I thought to myself. You're a real piece of shit, Luke. Nobody wants to listen to this!

And maybe that's true. 

But here's how I've benefitted from podcasting and what might make you want to give it a go.

Since podcasting...

I'm a better talker, better conversationalist, I speak clearer, can manage my pre-interview nerves a lot better, understand audio editing, can manage projects, have built a big network, talked to people who I'd never get the opportunity to talk to, have used podcasts to force myself to make stuff -- stories, films, and even a business, and have learned to go with the flow.

The go with the flow thing is super important for podcasting. Sometimes you just have to throw your pants to the wind and hit record.

So would I recommend it to someone else? 

Sure... why not?


Speaking of podcasting, we're now 25 episodes into Horror Hangout. That weekly show where we watch the 50 greatest horror movies ever and talk about them.

Fancy a gander?





Gerald's Game by Stephen King -  My god. This book took such a nauseating turn I had to stop off to top up my blood sugar. Although very little actually happens in this book, it still takes you through a whirlwind of skin-ripping tension. There was one scene that had me making actual 'ew' noises as I squirmed in my seat. There's a bit of a twist at the end that left me a little cold but definitely a great (and dark) book.


The Others - One for the Horror Hangout. A well-accomplished film if a little too vanilla for my tastes.

28 Days Later - Stone cold classic! That music... the empty London... the thumbs in the eyes, oh lord, the thumbs in the eyes! The only downfall to this film is the weird colour artefacts on the digital video but I suppose it gives it a certain aesthetic. 

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - This is the show me and Cat will go to as a default thing to watch. Even Guilemero Del Toro loves it (so much so he's been in it).


Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins, Twin Peaks OST, and this song my friend Thom made for a certain project

Right then...

Time is money and money is food and central heating is council tax and council tax is... well, I really don't know what council tax is anymore. But what I'm trying to say is... goodbye... so...

Until next time,

Luke & Family.