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How to listen to There Might Be Cupcakes via Alexa

Here’s a couple of options for using your Amazon Home or other Alexa-friendly devices to listen to your favorite podcasts more easily.

Pocket Casts:

I know, via my podcast’s Facebook group, that Pocket Casts is popular amongst my listeners. Good news, if you have Alexa at home (or on your other devices), she plays nicely with Pocket Casts, and here’s how.

First, you have to download and enable the Pocket Casts Alexa skill. Next, link up and sync your Pocket Casts account. Once that is all set, you have some commands you can play with. I’m inserting my podcast into the commands, because of course you listen. 🙂 Just substitute for any other podcast that you also listen to:

  • Play :“Alexa, ask Pocket Casts to play There Might Be Cupcakes.”
  • Subscribe: “Alexa, ask Pocket Casts to subscribe to There Might Be Cupcakes.”
  • Recommend: “Alexa, ask Pocket Casts to give me a recommendation.”
  • Continue: “Alexa, ask Pocket Casts to play my Up Next.”
  • Get that Featured Content: “Alexa, ask Pocket Casts about the featured podcast.”


Download and enable the AnyPod skill. It seems to have more commands as of this writing:

  • Play: “Alexa, ask AnyPod to play There Might Be Cupcakes.”
  • Subscribe: “Alexa, ask AnyPod to subscribe to There Might Be Cupcakes.”
  • Play a specific episode: “Alexa, ask AnyPod to play episode XX of There Might Be Cupcakes.”
  • Jump: “Alexa, ask AnyPod for the episode of There Might Be Cupcakes.”
  • Skip: “Alexa, play the episode.” or even “Alexa, ask AnyPod to skip forward 2 minutes.”
  • List your podcast subscriptions: “Alexa, ask AnyPod, ‘What are my subscriptions?’”

Do you listen to podcasts on Amazon Home, or otherwise using Alexa? If so, do you use AnyPod or PocketCasts, or via other skil/service? If so, comment and let us know!

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Episode 30: A Zebra with No Spoons

I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, fibromyalgia, and POTS.

Books quoted in this episode:

Rachel Held Evans: Keep the Church Weird: Searching for Sunday

Resources for Living with EDS/HSD

EDS Resource Guides

The Zebra Network: POTS

Standing Up To POTS: Resources

FibroCenter: Fibromyalgia Resources

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Podcatchers: Where to Find Cupcakes (With Updates)

Updates: Spreaker and iHeartRadio! So proud. Thank you to you both.

How to listen to There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast–now on iHeartRadio! Click To Tweet

Full list:

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Episode 29: Unpacking the Bunny

episode 27: Halloween Enormous Stories

The Blair Witch series:

Blair Witch books:

Monsters in Virginia: Mysterious Creatures of the Old Dominion by L. B. Taylor

L. B. Taylor, Jr. on Amazon and Goodreads–he’s written 22 additional books about the strange and unusual in Virginia, including The Big Book of Virginia Ghost Stories

Cassell’s Dictionary of Superstitions, compiled by David Pickering

recommended in episode: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill — horror involving a train trestle and a monster. The audio version is narrated by Star Trek: Voyager‘s Kate Mulgrew, and is available via this link, or you can choose it as your free book when you sign up for a thirty-day trial of Audible and support the podcast.

the Virginia Writers Club

The Big Book of Urban Legends by Robert Loren Fleming, Robert F. Boyd, Jr., and Jan Harold Brunvan is a fun, graphic novel approach from a scholarly viewpoint, published by DC Comics.

Weird Virginia: Your Travel Guide to Virginia’s Local Legends and Best-Kept Secrets by Jeff Bahr, Loren Coleman, and Troy Taylor

All of these books have been added to the podcast’s bookshelf on Goodreads. Please feel free to friend me on Goodreads.

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Mental illness lies to us about isolation

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Hi, my name is Carla, I’m 46, I’m a podcaster, I have 2 dogs…and I have chronic primary and secondary depression and anxiety. What I mean by this is that I have them as stand-alone diagnoses, then have them compounded as both symptoms of, and then also natural consequences of, my chronic illnesses of EDS, fibro, and POTS. Triple whammy. I also have some PTSD issues even now from the assault I described and unpacked in episode 34, “This Girl Just Had a Bad Date”. Depression and anxiety (and PTSD) are liars, and one of the most insidious lies is that you are alone in this pain, and that you are alone in this—inability to cope? Inability to bootstrap yourself? Inability to YOLO? So I made a list in my #commonplacebook, which goes with me everywhere, of successful, “happy” people who do or have struggled with mental illness, often multiple disorders, like me. A couple of them, like @ladygaga, are also chronically ill like I am. Now, next time depression or anxiety tries to tell me I am all alone or desperate, I have receipts. I hope this list helps someone else, too. Add me to the list, and add yourself to the list. As Rumi said, we’re all just walking one another home. I will put a picture of the full list on #depression #anxiety #mentalhealth #strength #bujo #bulletjournal #neveralone #horrorpodcast #truecrimepodcast #bookpodcast #literaturepodcast @braintrustfm #chronicillnesspodcast #chronicpainpodcast #spooniepodcast #spooniepodcaster #zebrapodcaster #zebrapodcast #braintrustnetwork #cursiveismagic #chronicpain #chronicillness #PTSD #beyourownheroine

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Quote I referred to in the Instagram description:

We are all just walking each other home.


Recommended reading:

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott

Prozac Diary by Lauren Slater

my Goodreads chronic illness bookshelf (to be read and read)

These books added to the podcast’s bookshelf on Goodreads | please feel free to add me as a friend on Goodreads

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Book Lists: Chronic Illness

Listopia on Goodreads:

my chronic illness Goodreads bookshelf

Bumped to the top of my to-be-read list from these two Listopia/Goodreads lists:

Do you have any recommendations or additions?

the podcast’s bookshelf

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