I find myself in the world of podcasts rather belatedly, all of a sudden immersed in this fantastic place of possibilities, where one can immerse oneself in programmes ranging from Gin & Botanicals (BBC4: Food Programme) to the Migration of Birds (BBC4 Radio: In Our Time) to the whimsical quirky storyworld of Nightvale (Welcome to Nightvale).
Older Daughter started at Nanyang Technological University a month ago, and I am driving for an uninterrupted half an hour several times a week. I thought I would use that time to educate myself through podcasts. I had listened to a few podcasts many years ago on a road trip to Penang (9 hours on the road), but have not had occasion to listen to another one, till now.
Older Daughter helped me to download the first few podcasts, and Loving Husband sent me links to loads more. It has been an intriguing and extremely entertaining process, sorting through, downloading and listening to these programmes.
My favourite programme for this week is Wanuri Kahiu on Ted Talks (Ted Talks Daily, 29 August 2017) advocating the need for Fun, Fierce & Frivolous African Art. She calls her work AfroBubbleGum, which is also the name of the organisation she founded.
I want to create fun, fierce & frivolous art, too; SingaporeBubbleGum, anyone?