My Favorite Things: Podcasts

I’m someone who believes in lifelong learning – there’s always an opportunity to be enriched, educated, encouraged through books, music, magazines, whatever. Perhaps that is part of the reason I rarely spend a free moment without earphones on. The other being to drown out the voices in my head. For another time, I suppose.

So I thought I would share a list of the podcasts I subscribe to. All are synced across my PCs, tablets, phones and (my favorite) iPod Nano with Lunatik TikTok watch band.

Originally I thought about sharing a synopsis of each, along with an iTunes link but thought better of it. Without further ado, the list:

  • Music
    Paul Van Dyk’s VONYC Sessions
    Tiesto’s Club Life Podcast
    David Guetta
    Planet Perfecto Podcast ft. Paul Oakenfold
    A State of Trance Official Podcast (Armin Van Buuren)
  • Education
    Stuff You Missed in History Class
    Stuff You Should Know
    Freakonomics Radio
    Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips
  • Tech News
    Tech News Today
    This Week in Tech
    Windows Weekly
    This Week in Google
    This Week in Enterprise
    NPR Topics: Technology
    Security Now! With Steve Gibson
    WP Central Podcast
    Windows Developer Show
  • General News & Opinion
    Wall Street Journal This Morning
    This American Life
    NPR Topics: Story of the Day
    60 Minutes – Full Audio
    The Economist
    Frontline
  • Talk Shows
    The Adam Carolla Show
    No Agenda
  • Religion
    Mars Hill Church: Mark Driscoll

The obvious question is “when do you have time to listen to all of these”? Well, I have found that a typical week for me has about 15hrs of time that is either “me” time or spent at least than maximum efficiency – driving/commuting, cooking, laundry, etc. I use these opportunities to multitask without necessarily impacting my primary task.

Also, many of these podcasts are less than an hour and produced once a week. But in a pinch I would offer that WSJ This Morning, Tech News Today are a daily ritual, TWiT, Windows Weekly and TWiG are weeky commits, while everything else I listen to sporadically.