A campaign started at NPR and spread through the podcasting community has asked listeners to tell a friend to #trypod - as in 'try a podcast'.
I listen to podcasts a lot. While I'm driving (one hour round trip to work five days a week, plus errands), while I'm in the studio, while I'm cleaning. I use podcasts to keep up with what's happening in the world and then to amuse myself as a distraction from what's happening in the world.
Podcasts are an interesting combination of modern and traditional technology. An old radio show 'round the fireplace meets the smart phone, or an audiobook that releases a chapter a week of a story... that's never been in book form before.
In 2015, seventeen years after my first panic attack, I was diagnosed with social anxiety and major depressive disorder. A year and a half later I was diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
My name is Erika Gibson. I have a couple mental illnesses. And I don't like to be told that I should be ashamed of that.