Podcasts and Driving

I kind of have a love/hate relationship with podcasts.

Any follower of Ed Dale knows that he purely loves them and I definitely understand the appeal. There is simply too much really good stuff out there in podcasts to able to ignore them. The problem has always been one of when am I going to listen to them? Not while I’m at the computer, that’s for sure.

So the obvious, and as it turns out for me after trying it for a while, is to download them to my iPod and listen to them while driving. What I find the best thing about this approach is that when my mind inevitably wanders and I realize I’m not thinking about the podcast anymore, is that I can simply go back a bit and start listening again.

I’m a bit ashamed to say that the reason I’m rather late coming to this party is that I only recently upgraded my car stereo so that I can now directly plug in the iPod and control it with the stereo controls. Much easier and safer than trying to mess with the iPod while driving!

As for which podcasts I listen to, I’m afraid I don’t have any surprises… Dominiche,  TED Talks, I Love Marketing, and Challenge Plus.

So that’s my little productivity tip. Use driving time to listed to podcasts. I also listen to them when doing chores.

Onward and upward!

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