I have slowly taken to listening to podcasts myself in the place of talk radio, NPR, and music. I make time for music, but when my mind is unpreoccupied I prefer a good podcast. They can be very substantive sources for selective interests. For instance, if you are interested in grammar, there is a whole podcast for that.
It just so happens that Michael Hyatt, who is a podcaster himself, has some insights into why podcasts can be very helpful for their listeners:
- You can find shows for your specific interests.
- You can listen whenever you want.
- You never have to miss a show.
- You feel connected to the podcaster.
- You can listen while you are doing something else.
- You can easily share shows with friends and colleagues.