Podcasts. I’ve listened to them for years, but never on my phone. It never occurred to me that there might be an app for that… and that I might have put that app in a folder labeled Useless. 🙂
Side note: If you don’t have a folder on your phone labeled Useless, you’re missing out. It’s the perfect way to take out your aggression on something that truly doesn’t have feelings.
About 6 months ago I was trying to listen to Dave Ramsey’s podcast online and was frustrated with the website. Josh looked at me like I’d just crawled out from under a rock and showed me how I can have them automatically download everyday. If you’re living under the same rock I was, you should definitely check it out! Tons of free information right at your fingertips, on demand!
Since then, I’ve listened to at least one podcast every single day. The most common time is when I’m in the car. My phone can connect to our car stereo and it is the best thing ever. I also love to listen while I’m getting ready in the morning or cleaning house. It’s exactly like listening to talk radio, except I get to choose when and what I want to hear.
My Current Favorite Podcasts:
There’s no question that my top three are wildly different, but I bounce between them based on my mood and availability. One keeps me in check financially, the other spiritually, and the third is just for fun.
After discovering the Podcast app, I was determined to find one for audiobooks. If I’m going to be in the car for several hours, this is my first choice. Audible.com is perfect! It tells you how long each book is, and you even get to listen to an audio sample, which is great to make sure that the readers voice is pleasing. Often, the writer is also the reader of the audiobook, which is fantastic because then you hear all the vocal inflection s/he truly intended.
I used to think all audiobooks were fiction. I’m not sure why I had that impression, but it seems like almost every book has an audio counterpart these days. From business growth to finances to child rearing, there are tons of topics covered, making it hard to pick just one to start!
What are your favorite podcasts? Books?