Many of us live in a world where we are saturated by the media we consume: Netflix, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Spotify, and one of our favorites here at Of Lovers and Fools-the podcast. All of these and more are accessible at any time. It’s an amazing time to be alive.
Yet all these amazing advances in how we digest entertainment and news leave us wondering: “When can I make time for it all?” and “Where can I listen to my favorite podcasts?”
1. Daily Commute
One of the best places to sit back, cruise, and listen to your most recent download, is on the way to work. Tuning into the most recent Radiolab or This American Life, can give you conversation with your coworkers, something to discuss with students, or just get you through the day until you’re back in the car homeward bound.
2. Road Trips
Like #1, just for a lot longer. If you’re like some, listening to music for five hours straight can induce raging migraines, but sitting in silence puts you at risk of drifting to sleep and crashing into the side of a semi.
Instead of letting that happen, why not laugh your way through many of the 3-hour-long episodes of You Made It Weird or The Joe Rogan Experience? At least when you do crash, it’ll be because of your joy and laughter, and not boredom.
3. Train Rides/Airplanes
Where some might opt for an audio book during these tried and true forms of travel, next time you’re delayed try catching up on all those missed episodes of Dear Hank and John. Nerdist has enough back logged interviews with Neil deGrasse Tyson to get you through a 1/3rd of your train ride back home for the holidays.
4. Laundry Day
Nothing passes the time like folding clothes. Nothing makes folding clothes fun like WTF with Marc Maron. Whether you’re folding laundry, hanging clothes on hangers, or staring at underwear drying on a clothesline, a podcast can make the boring tasks and space in between doing things a whole lot more fun.
5. In the Shower
After cleaning your clothes and your room, why not clean yourself. And why not listen to Rob Bell tell you more about the eternal hum of the universe on the Robcast, all while hearing the gentle hum of hot water hit the back of your head. clean your body and enlighten your brain.
- You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
- The Liturgists Podcast
- Ask Science Mike
- Freakonomics Radio