Podcast Recommendations

I listen to at least 2 hours of podcasts/audiobooks every day. I listen while walking to/from work, while cleaning the dishes, while drawing or wood-carving. Podcasts and audiobooks have filled the hole in my life that books left when my life’s schedule meant I could no longer single-task anything.

As a result I’m constantly referencing podcasts I’ve listened to, or recommending episodes and series to friends and family. These recommendations are peppered across chat apps, emails, in-person conversations etc – it’s hard to track what I’ve recommended, and who to.

So I figured I’d try to curate a list of my most recommended pods in one place.

Note these aren’t necessarily listed in any specific order of importance or significance. They’re all gold.

Click here for the list.

More Cartoons

So ever since signing up to Instagram recently, I’ve been trying to post a new piece of art or cartoon every day (or as close as possible), to exercise my topical muscles a bit.

In the rush of it all I’ve not had the chance to update this site, so here are my most recent cartoons in one lump sum.

To get more regular cartoon updates, follow me on instagram.

Cartoons below – hope you enjoy them.

Speedy Boarding – 16th April 2017 – You have to ask yourself if the guy at the end of the Priority Queue really feels like he’s got his money’s worth
Turkeys Voting for Christmas – April 17th 2017 – Both specific to the Turkish referendum granting dictatorial powers to Erdogan, and a more general point on the recent (or is it?) trend for people to consistently vote against their own interests

 

“Who else wants a shot??” – April 18th – Theresa May calls a snap election before the reality or ramifications of Brexit become manifest
Empty Chair – April 20th 2017 – In the wake of Theresa May refusing to take part in any debates, BBC and ITV both threatened to replace her with an empty chair.

Painting Bruce Lee

So over a year ago I painted a Christmas present for my mum. Despite how painful the process was, I was inspired to continue, and decided to paint something for my dad (for balance).

The subject of the first piece was David Bowie, who sadly – and ominously – passed away 2 weeks after I finished the painting. Not wanting to tempt fate again, I opted to pick someone who was already well and truly dead – my dad’s hero, Bruce Lee.

In any case this process was even more painful than the last. I started painting early in 2016, and things quickly went awry: the proportions were wrong, the colours were flat and monochromatic. It looked terrible, and I dropped it completely for a solid year. In February of this year I resumed efforts, and decided to largely paint over it. I threw a further 20 hours into the project in the space of a week and finally finished it off.

So below, the final article:

Bruce Lee – by Seb Charrot, 2017 — 18″ by 14″ acrylics

And here is a progress gif:

Bruce Lee Progress
In Progress

Maybe next time I’ll wait less than a year before painting again!

Cheers,
Seb