Podcasts have quietly become mainstream, and thanks to smartphones they are easy to listen in the car, on a train, on a plane, while folding laundry or when working out. Apple alone boasts more than a billion podcast subscribers on iTunes.
Taking advantage of the significant amount of time I spend alone in the car and on airplanes, I’ve become addicted to podcasts. Reluctant at first to give up listening to music on my commute, podcasts have become the norm and fill the information void, both personally and professionally, that I experienced for a long time.
The wide variety of podcasts available is like a buffet at which you can expand your mind and laugh a little too. These snackable bites of information often run under an hour, and because they’re free, you can abandon one without guilt if it doesn’t taste good after the first few bites.
Five podcasts on my plate regularly include: