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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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Do You Ever Enjoy Listening to a Spirited Discussion about a Subject You Know Nothing About? I Do.

August 20th, 2016

Episode 330 of 399 episodes

Have I mentioned that I have a podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin? Oh right, I think maybe I have. Well, because I’m fascinated with all things podcast-related, I get a brilliant newsletter called Hot Pod, which is written by my friend Nicholas Quah. The newsletter covers the highly specialized world of podcasts, but Nick is such a terrific writer that he often throws in asides or observations that resonate far beyond his official topic. For instance, in today’s newsletter he wrote about how he’d been listening to a podcast called Card Talk about the hit trading card game “Magic: The Gathering.” Then he added: So, I’m not a Magic player myself — I had a passing interest when I was a teenager in Malaysia, but TV ended up sucking more of time…but I find myself really drawn to the patter and rhythm of the often insular, community-specific language baked in free-flowing conversation. Do you ever have that experience where you turn on like, a sports radio program for a sport you don’t really follow because it’s just really damn fun to listen to people get into the weeds of something they know a whole lot about? It’s like immersing ... The post Do You Ever Enjoy Listening to a Spirited Discussion about a Subject You Know Nothing About? I Do. appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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