Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Hospital stays, bereavement and insomnia. https://anchor.fm/stuart-hannah3/episodes/Hospital-stays–bereavement-and-insomnia-e1tgher
And My Podcast Is Back up!
Well after a rethink, I have launched the podcast again. No Spotify playlist integration, just an old school relaxed chat about living with a brain tumour diagnosis.
If you would like to hear it, the new episode is available on Spotify and Amazon Music and sometime tomorrow will be on Apple and Google podcasts. just search on the podcast app for ‘The Brain Tuner’.
….and my first podcast is down!
Well you live and learn. I really liked the feature that Spotify added to their Anchor.fm podcast service of including songs from your Spotify library, it sounded such a great idea.
In reality though there are issues. One of our daughters lives in New Zealand and the second song that I included can’t be played (regional licensing I’m guessing) and anyone listening on the free version just gets 30 seconds of the songs.
The feedback from those I’ve asked is to ditch the music element and stick to the traditional podcast style, so a new pilot episode is on the way.
The ‘T’ Word Part 13 – iPod Therefore I Am.
We’ve been busy bees recently, getting ready for operations that didn’t happen and then embarking on a Grand Tour to catch up with lots of our friends back in Leicester who we haven’t seen for ages.
This is one of the reasons that I haven’t been able to publish a new ‘T Word’ post for a while but I’ve not been idle. Since blogging I’ve had quite a few people suggest publishing the blog as an eBook, which I thought was a nice compliment. I’ve also been trying to think of a way to raise some money for the Brain Tumour Charity and I suddenly had a lightbulb moment that the eBook might be the opportunity to do this.
Even though we are runners, at our age and ability, Charity marathons or even half marathons are not for us but the book could be the way. I’ve spoken to the BT Charity fundraising team who were very helpful and encouraging. They also shared the experiences of others who have done the same, sharing how they managed the fundraising etc.
So, the book is going to happen but is going to take time to get together as I want to expand on some of the original posts but also my brain tumour story isn’t over yet as Gary the Glioma is yet to be dealt with, so I have more to write about!
Another idea that came up as a quick way to try and raise money while the book comes together is to turn the existing version of the blog into a podcast. This turns out to be easier than expected. I already have a great recording software on our Macbook (Garage Band) and there us a wide choice of hosting and publishing services for podcasts, so my preparation for launching the podcast is well underway.
There is no guarantee that any of these efforts will raise any money for the charity but that is no excuse for not trying and it should be fun regardless of the outcome!