The other day, Bill pointed out to me that I am now walking over 12 miles per week. I
knew I was walking a lot, but for some reason, I hadn’t thought to do the math. 12+ miles a week is probably 10+ more miles per week than I walked when we lived in Washington. And I love it, even on cold days. So much so, that I just bought myself some comfy over-the-knee socks for those extra-cold days. I hope to knit a pair as well, but I needed these NOW.
An important part of my walking routine is listening to various podcasts. A podcast, in case you’re not sure, is a digital audio or video file that you can download from the internet to an MP3 player. I use my phone as an MP3 player, and listen only to audio files when I’m out walking. Most of the podcasts I listen to are episodes from radio shows I really enjoy, but a few are instead produced strictly for upload to the internet (i.e., they are never broadcast on a radio station first). I subscribe to my favorite podcasts, which allows me to download the most recent episodes with a simple mouse click.
Here is a list of the podcasts I am currently subscribed to:
- Entitled Opinions (About Life and Literature)
- Interfaith Voices
- The Moth
- The New Yorker: The Political Scene
- NPR Planet Money
- On the Media
- Studio 360
- This American Life
What radio programs and/or podcasts do you regularly listen to? I’m on the lookout for a good program on leadership and management, but I’m interesting in any suggestions you have for my Listening Buffet. Share your favorite programs and podcasts in the comment section below.