Listening to Podcasts

Sun, 16 Feb 2014

When I was younger, I used to really struggle paying attention to any talk or audiobook, but thankfully, as I’ve aged, my brain has become a bit better at focussing on listening.  As a result, I now enjoy several hours a week listening to podcasts as I run in the park or walk to work.  There are so many great podcasts out there that expose me to new ideas in an engaging and entertaining way, that it is no longer just a way to fill the time, but often the main motivation to do the exercise in the first place.

The week before last, London experienced major public transport strikes so I walked to work even more than usual, so I thought I’d write a post about the podcasts I listen to and why.

I listen to podcasts (and read) for several reasons:

The first few podcasts are ones that help me think deeply about topics I blog about (all the podcasts I mention are free and available in the iTunes store):

Next, since I spend much of my life explaining business and economics, I listen to a couple of entertaining business / economics podcasts to hear good ways of presenting content to a wider audience.

And a few podcasts that I listen to for other reasons: