Podcasts and why I listen to them.
I spend to much time in front of the computer, that when I get away from it, I would rather read books, the dead-tree kind, but I have fallen in love with pod-casts, as I can listen to them late at night, just as I am falling asleep, after I am done reading.
At first I resisted getting an iPod because I work out of my home office, and I figured anything that I could see on my computer was just fine. But I don’t take the computer to bed (although I did once when I was ill, but that is for another blog).
So, what do I listen to? I listen to a mix of entertainment and information. Here is a list of what is currently in my podcast list:
- Best of YouTube
- C2 Uchafbwynitau’r Wythnos
- Doctor Who PodShock
- New Yorker Animated Cartoons
- Onion Radio News
- Onion News Network
- The President’s Weekly Radio Address
- BBC Radio 2′s Russel Brand
- BBC Radio 2′s Steve Wright
- CNET TV "The Queue"
- Learn Spanish with Coffee Break Spanish
I have just started getting WebAlert, but find it very informative, in a nice compact amount of space and time. The CNET The Queue is also very quick and informative. They are both good ways to catch news I might have missed.
As for the entertainment ones, they are simply entertainment, but I enjoy them quite a bit. I find it is easy to fall asleep listening to them.
The one in Welsh, I have no idea what they are talking about, but it is almost as good as white noise for falling asleep to, and I don’t have to worry that I might have missed anything. WIsh there was a coffee cup Welsh I could download.