World of Podcast
Over the past decade I have become an increasingly more voracious consumer of so called ‘podcasts’, and long format audio shows. The ease of access to a true cornucopia of content is astounding to say the least. My particular favourites include topics ranging from health, fitness, science, history, and politics.
A surprisingly small number of people listen to podcasts on a regular basis. Luckily I am able to be one of those people. I’ll routinely stock up on a few episodes before I leave the haven of wifi. It is possible to engage with many of these podcasts through their websites, Facebook pages or leaving reviews. I however have always been content with just a listening roll.
Since I my primary mode of transportation is walking, I’ve found that it’s important to make up for all the lost time traveling. Anytime I leave the house I can throw my earbuds in and learn something interesting or entertaining. Aside from the educational component, podcasts sure do help pass the time and give me a sense of having accomplished something.
While I am always willing to sample new podcasts, the mainstays over the last several years have been the following:
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
The Joe Rogan Experience
Monday Morning Podcast
Since I listen through the Google Podcast app, once I’ve subscribed I can subscribe to channels and download episodes to listen to. Downloads auto clear after 30 days which is pretty handy for storage reasons.
Podcasts are free, portable, and do not require other participants to plan around. What’s more, as I’ve touched on, podcasts are perfect for multitasking. Any kind of ‘busy work’ pairs perfectly with the podcasts. Traveling, cleaning, cooking, waiting in long lines etc. Time well spent, and very relaxing.