Changes to Our Podcasts

If you pay frequent visits to the HubPages blog, you will know very well that we have been regularly sharing new installments in three different podcast series:

  1. Fascinating Fiction: A series dedicated to the reading of short fiction Hubs
  2. The Online Writing Insider: A series sharing tips and advice for the modern online writer
  3. Weekly Advice from Everyday Experts: A series exploring interesting subjects through the Hubs of some of HubPages’ best writers

Because we will be dedicating more time to developing features and programs that will debut in 2012, we are putting the Fascinating Fiction and Weekly Advice from Everyday Experts podcasts on hiatus.

That said, if you would like to submit a recording of your own reading to the Fascinating Fiction podcast (something many Hubbers have already done in the series), we would be happy to run it. So in effect, the Fascinating Fiction podcast can run as frequently or infrequently as you please.

We will continue to share new Online Writing Insider podcasts each week, so keep an eye out for new episodes, and as always, feel free to submit any suggestions and ideas via email to podcast-at-HubPages-dot-com!

Creative Halloween Costume Ideas

Who doesn’t like talking about Halloween costumes? With the spooky holiday rolling around, we could not help but take a podcast to share some of our favorite creative Halloween costume ideas. Hundreds of Hubs on HubPages offer tips on costumes, so we narrowed our focus to three guides written by staff members: one with costume ideas for groups, another with costume ideas for sisters, and another with trendy costume ideas.

For more great costume ideas, be sure to poke around (just type “Halloween costume” into the search bar and you’ll find hundreds of results). Here are some recently published Halloween costume Hubs that were made during a recent Weekly Topic Inspiration session:

They’re fabulous- and very creative indeed!

Have fun planning your costume! And don’t forget- if there is a Hub or topic that you think would be good for us to discuss in a future Weekly Advice from Everyday Experts podcast, tell us about it by sending an email to podcast (at) HubPages (dot) com.

Fun Movie Trivia

Want to impress your friends with fun movie trivia? Listen in to our Fun Movie Trivia podcast as Jason and I cover some of the most interesting movie myths, facts, and what-ifs that are debunked, shared, and explained in a series of cinematic Hubs by Robwrite.

Robwrite is one of the best film experts on the site- his movie Hubs are packed with fascinating insights, facts, debunked myths, and all sorts of other interesting and delicious tidbits. We only covered a few of the movie facts Robwrite shares in this podcast. To see all of them, check out the original articles:

Have you ever met a famous person before? Or do you have a Hub or subject you think we should cover in a future Weekly Advice from Everyday Experts podcast? Tell us about it by sending us an email at podcast (at) HubPages (dot) com!

Fabulous Skincare Tips

Weekly Advice from Everyday ExpertsWhat’s the difference between dull and radient skin? Skincare! HubPages is filled with helpful guides on skin maintenance, and we want to share them with you.  That’s why in this episode of Weekly Advice from Everyday Experts, Michelle Padro and I discuss two of the most popular skincare Hubs on the site.

The first is 4 Steps To Beautiful Skin – How To Get The Best Body Skin Ever by moonbun, which shares some great foundational skincare practices. The second is Best Essential Oils For Skin Treatments by Om Paramapoonya, which includes not only tips on using and choosing essential oils, but also recipes for making lovely toners and remedies.

We hope this podcast helps you take better care of your skin. We also hope that you send feedback and suggestions for future podcasts our way– we’re always looking for new Hubs to discuss in the podcast. 😀

Climbing Mount Fuji

Weekly Advice from Everyday ExpertsDo you fancy yourself to be quite the explorer? If so, you might be interested in what Sir Cumference has to say about climbing Mount Fuji.  In Climbing Fuji-San – A Quick Guide, Sir Cumference shares background on the mountain as well as a wealth of tips on climbing this famous volcano in style.

If you’re so busy exploring and summiting famous mountains that you cannot read the full Hub (which we highly recommend, not just for the gorgeous photos and excellent writing, but the useful tips and tables as well), do not despair.  Jason Menayan and I discuss Sir Cumference’s major points in this week’s podcast!

We hope it inspires you to climb ev’ry mountain 😀

Have any suggestions for future Hubs to be discussed in Weekly Advice from Everyday Experts podcasts? Send it our way!

Tips on Choosing and Wearing Perfume

Weekly Advice from Everyday ExpertsThe world of perfume is astoundingly complex.  Thankfully, perfume aficionada and HubPages staffmember Michelle Padro knows a thing or two about how to choose, test, and wear perfumes, and shared her sage advice in a Hub titled The Dos and Don’ts of Perfume.

Listen in to this week’s podcast (Choosing and Wearing Perfume) as Michelle shares her tips with us.

You just might learn something new!

Is there a Hub that you think would be particularly good for the Online Writing Insider? Tell us about it!  It just might be the next Hub we discuss.  😀

Shinto 101

Weekly Advice from Everyday ExpertsWhat is Shinto? And how does one properly visit a Shinto shrine? Akbok, one of HubPages’ newest and most talented Hubbers, explains both in two different Hubs (A Shintoism Overview and How to Visit a Shinto Shrine).

Join Robin Edmondson and me as we review these helpful guides in this week’s episode of Weekly Advice from Everyday Experts (Shinto 101) – and be sure to read Akbok’s other amazing Hubs, too!

Is there an awesome guide, religious or otherwise, that you think would be perfect for the Weekly Advice from Everyday Experts podcast? Tell us about it! It just might be the next Hub we feature. 😀

Where Does Personality Come From?

Weekly Advice from Everyday ExpertsWhere does personality come from? Does it come from society? Parenting? Experiences? Genetics? Or something else?

In this episode of Weekly Advice from Everyday Experts, James Edmondson and Yours Truly weigh the different factors, as discussed in Peoplality: Where Does Personality Come From? – Discovering the Secrets Our Brain Holds, a Hub by toknowinfo.

Y Chromosomes – Bundles of Genetic Fun

Weekly Advice from Everyday ExpertsThe Y chromosome is a fascinating thing, as anyone who has read leahlefler’s Hub The Y Chromosome: Ancestry, Genetics, and the Making of a Man could tell you.

In this episode of Weekly Advice from Everyday Experts (Y Chromosomes – Bundles of Genetic Fun), Jason Menayan and Simone Smith discuss leahlefler’s fascinating exploration of the Y chromosome.  There is much more to this scrawny packet of genetic information than one might expect!

Do you have a comment on the podcast, or have a Hub in mind that would be great for a future discussion? Send us a message!

How to Make People Uncomfortable

Weekly Advice from Everyday ExpertsIn this episode of Weekly Advice from Everyday Experts, I am joined by HubPages designer James Edmondson.  As informal HubPages podcasting tradition has it, whoever joins me gets to pick the Hub we discuss, and James suggested we do one of my own, so for the first time ever, we’ll be discussing a staff-written article!

Don’t worry- it’s an interesting one.  In this podcast, James and I discuss How to Make People Uncomfortable.  From disturbing and disconcerting faces to costuming and behavioral tactics, we have you covered on the art of intimidation and creepiness!

If you want to read the original Hub, go on ahead, though I recommend listening in instead. You just might discover how making other uncomfortable enables you to reach your highest potential!

Are there any Hubs you’d like to recommend for a future podcast, drop us a line.  In the meantime, happy Hubbing!