For many years now I’ve been a fan of podcasts. I remember listening to Freakonomics back in 2010 after I’d broken my collarbone, I liked the fact that I could listen to interesting content on demand.
Since then podcasting has exploded and you can find shows on pretty much any topic you’re interested in. I like podcasts as a way to learn, to be entertained, and sometimes just to switch off.
Over the past year as I’ve got back into running, I’ve had more time to listen to podcasts. On easy runs, long runs and recovery runs you’ll always find me with headphones on, listening to my favourites shows. The only time I don’t run with buds in is when I’m doing interval training – I need to concentrate on what I’m doing, and I can’t do that if I’m listening to a show.
I like to listen to podcasts when I’m in the car. My commute to the office is around 20 minutes each way and I’ve pretty much always got a podcast on. It’s a good use of the time.
So which shows have I been listening to lately?
These are the shows I’ve listened to most frequently over the past month. Honourable mentions should also go to TED Radio Hour, Marathon Talk and Freakonomics. They’ve slipped back since the end of marathon training – there’s only so much listening time!
Do you listen to Podcasts? What are your favourite shows?