Although a voracious reader, I’ve never been able to listen to books on tape.  My mind starts wandering instantly and I find myself repeatedly rewinding at the phrase level (let alone the chapter level).  After a few days of “It was a dark and stormy night…  <>  It was a dark and stormy night…” I just gave up.

Which is why I’m so confused at the fact that I am absolutely digging podcasts (a feeling not really held by everyone).  I just finished listening to Chris and Charles interview John Durant and Joe Andreshak and followed those up with a great Bruce Schneier interview found on IT Conversations.  All three were insightful and had information that I didn’t already know.  Furthermore, I used my H6315 and bluetooth headset so I could listen while grocery shopping and later, after replacing my headset with noise blocking earphones, while mowing the lawn. Way to go productivity!

Let me know what podcasts I shouldn’t be living without!

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