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!