Podcasts… the reason I don’t mind sitting in traffic anymore

February 9, 2015

I don’t know why it took me so long to get onto the podcast bandwagon, but I’m happy to be on it, and I will admit that I was a bit myopic when I used to call them boring, un-engaging and one-dimensional.

But it took a friend who told me about all the amazing podcast content she downloaded and listened to while she ran, for me to give the likes of This American Life, Radio Lab, Freakonomics and The Moth a try.

I downloaded a few, and i’m hooked, and for the last two weeks I’ve happily sat in traffic listening to Serial, while downloading new episodes of Criminal, and sourcing other cool channels.I sometimes listen to podcasts while running (with only one earbud so that I can hear everything else around me), and I love how accessible, easy and free podcasts are. I also like how if I don’t like something, I’m not compelled to listen to it all, and I’ve learnt that if a podcast doesn’t grip me from the onset, then I should rather skip to the next one.

There’s a huge range of parenting podcasts, plus lots for kids – simply search on iTunes under Kids & Family (or any category you’re interested in), and see what you like.

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3 Comments

  • MeeA Parkins

    Again with the tech phobia – I have no idea what podcasts are or how they work or why I should be interested… But since you’ve blogged this post, I’m looking into it and finding out! 😉

    February 9, 2015 at 6:43 am Reply
  • Tanya

    Let me know if you need help. I was also intimidated at first. Just go to iTunes, look for podcasts and click what you like. Then sync with iPod, or listen straight. Enjoy, and let me know if you find something awesome.

    February 9, 2015 at 9:16 am Reply
  • Emy Clarke

    LOVING Serial! Would love to hear what everyone else is listening too.

    February 11, 2015 at 12:50 pm Reply
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