Podcasts Are Saving My Life

I’m such a huge fan of podcasts that it’s insane. See I have this eye problem that prevents me from reading too much. My day job is in technology and my hobby is writing so I have no ‘good eyes’ left for everything else.

That’s where podcasts come in. I can listen to them while walking, cleaning, and building (my three other hobbies). It’s such a perfect blend that I want to share with you my favorites:

  • This Week in Tech
  • Slate Political Gabfest
  • Bloomberg Presents Lewis Lapham
  • History of Rome
  • Melvyn Bragg – In Our Time
  • The Economist (all of the shows)
  • APM: Marketplace Morning Report

The interesting thing about these shows are that none of them are from traditional TV/Radio. Half of them are writers of print media talking about their work. An interesting trend I expect to scare the beejeesus out of Hollywood.

Here are my second tier shows that I still listen to vehemently:

  • Slate Cultural Gabfest
  • Slate Hang Up And Listen
  • Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
  • Tech News Today
  • Buzz Out Loud
  • TED Talks
  • NBC Meet The Press
  • APM: Marketplace
  • APM: The Splendid Table

Sorry for the lack of links but you can Google (or iTunes search) these titles and I guarantee you will find them.

Do you listen to any of these?

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  1. You lost me at ‘cleaning is a hobby’ … the regulars in my iTunes podcast feed are: The CaffiNation Podcast, J.C. Hutchins, Managing the Gray, Marketing Over Coffee, Media Hacks, Push My Follow, & Six Pixels of Separation. A lot others I hit for a few episodes, but still on the lookout for more!

    1. @Lynette – lol, i do love cleaning, but only because i’m kinda like a “no impact man”. I live zero waste and so cleaning is really challenge when not throwing anything in the landfill. I guess you can say I have somehow made cleaning fun.

      Thanks for sharing your favorite shows. I will def check them out 🙂

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