Everyday Charlotte Podcast: An Introduction

In case you hadn't heard yet, I started a podcast. Because I have so much free time, right? But in all seriousness the moment the idea popped into my head I could not get it out and figured that was probably a sign from God, added to the fact that my husband has in the last year purchased all the equipment needed for his own podcasts. And we're already reading all these books -- and I was having trouble finding audio books read well enough for some of them and figured I may as well jump the fence and dip my toes in the water.

I have to say, I'm really enjoying the process. And the opportunity to learn yet another skill. I've always loved reading out loud to my children and now they can listen to me read while they go to sleep if they want to. Or they can listen to a chapter that is scheduled that day for them while I help their other sibling. There are so many amazing books and this is just one more way we can squeeze in a few extra.

The podcast is based around the idea of old radio broadcasts -- my dad used to tell me stories about how they'd sit around the radio listening to their favorite show every week. The anticipation and the element of being drawn in to a story feels magical to me. So I have chosen a schedule that releases a new chapter of a different book 3 times a week. Each episode consists of a single chapter, this makes linking to a specific school day/week very easy for those who organize their school curriculum this way. (I do, so it's super convenient for me). At the end of the book I will then release a full episode with the entire book -- more audiobook style if that's what you're looking for.

Currently on the schedule is: Our Island Story by H.E. Marshall, The Handbook of Nature-Study by Anna Botsford Comstock, The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton Burgess & 50 Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin -- but coming up in the queue are a few like: Parables of Nature by Mrs Gatty, Viking Tales by Jennie Hall, & many more!

All the books and material I will read will be in the public domain.

A few sources of material I hope to add in the near future are:

  • Poetry
  • Parents Review Articles
  • Charlotte Mason's 6 Volumes
  • Possibility of adding Hymns (would love to know your thoughts!) 
  • & The hundreds of other amazing public domain books I am compiling constantly

So far there are 6 episodes available -- more being released 3 times a week. You can follow me on instagram.com/everydaycharlotte and find the podcast on anchor.fm/everydaycharlotte or every other major podcast network! You can also follow along for the podcast and much more in the future at EverydayCharlotte.com

God Bless

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