I love the idea of audio learning, audio listening. Its absolutely lovely. I feel more in touch with the world to be honest. I've been wrapped up in my own life for so long that i feel freed by podcasts. especially podcasts that report political and everyday news. I've listened to the Rachel Maddow and Bill Moyers podcasts and they are brilliant. I am getting a sense of the nation through them. But I also love the learning! the Stuff you should know podcast is such a great injection of random information that is soooo interesting. Such as how bounty hunting works, or how totem poles work. Really great hosts and a great way to just learn. I am also keeping up with the latest science news from the Skeptics guide to the universe which talks about the latest scientific breakthroughs which i also care about. Also i find astronomy sooo fascinating that im listening to Astronomy Cast which explains to the typical lay person what a neutron star is or how relativity works. also sooo interesting! And lastly i am especially passionate about the large exposure i get to short fiction. These podcasts have affected me in such profound ways. I havnt read a book for fun in years and its so nice to find another way of getting to know good literature through audio listening. I highly recommend PRI Selected shorts podcast and Escape pod (Science fiction shorts). And now im expanding and trying out other podcasts in other genres such as horror and fantasy. Im really excited about podcasts as you can see. I feel more inspired, in touch with writers, scientists, politics through podcasting. Its become my only source of news and touch with the outside world i feel. i am also going to try a history podcast because i loved history class in high school.
im trying to collect a variety of podcasts that fill those areas of interest that i've lost touch with or long forgot about. science, history, literature, politics. need next is to find a decent gay podcast or maybe a film podcast. who knows. the sky's the limit when it comes to podcasts. i have so many to share