In each issue of the magazine, we ask a Podcast Disciple five questions about their love of podcasts and podcasting. For Issue #006 of the Pod Bible magazine we were joined by Dr Suzi Gage, from Say Why To Drugs!
Why do you love podcasts?
My work means a lot of travelling to conferences or to give guest lectures, so I spend a LOT of time on trains. Podcasts are my saviour, making journeys across country fly by, and entertaining and educating me in the process.
What was the first podcast you ever listened to?
Oof. I have to dredge back in my memory for this. I would think it would either be Adam and Joe’s radio show podcast, or Collings & Herrin.
Which podcaster makes you laugh the most?
Bob Mortimer. A new episode of Athletico Mince is always a highlight, and I can’t watch premier league football in the same way after Gangs of the EPL. Special shoutout to Richard Herring too – his recent RHLSTP episode with Ed Gamble had me crying with laughter on a train recently.
Which podcast has educated you the most?
I have learnt a lot about crimes of the past via the amazing Drunk Women Solving Crime. Sodajerker is a great podcast about songwriting. top and Search has informed me loads about drug policy. But I think my fave is Rule of Three – I’ve learnt so much about the craft of comedy and storytelling from listening to comedians picking their favourite comedies and discussing them with Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley.
Can you recommend a podcast our readers may not have heard of?
I really love Why Aren’t You a Doctor Yet? I wonder if they need a rebrand though as a couple of them got their PhDs recently – congratulations Alex and Oz! The podcast talks about science and tech with experts, with humour, and with lots of millennial pop culture. It’s interesting, thoughtful and hilarious – what’s not to love.
On Say Why To Drugs, Dr Suzi Gage, a psychologist interested in understanding associations between substance use and mental health, tackles one substance per episode – providing information about what we know – the harms, but also potential benefits of these substances. here’s no hype, no spin and no judgement, just information. Listen now on ACAST, SPOTIFY or your favourite podcast app.