Last week’s discussion on reading digital books had me thinking about another way of getting them into your head – having someone read them to you. Every week I get an e-mail from the Economist telling me their audio edition is now available online. I can download the parts that interest me (or the whole thing if I’m ambitious) and have them read to me in a soothing BBC accent.
And yet, even though it’s so easy, I never do. The idea of podcasts has always appealed to me, but somehow I never get around to listening them. They’re one of those ideas that seems great in theory but I just can’t put into practice. So my pile of downloaded stuff just keeps on growing. Economist articles, Big Ideas lectures, Russian lessons (sadly now defunct, but you get the idea of how long it’s been since I listened) and more.
Of course I’ll keep downloading stuff and trying to find the time to listen. So does anyone have any podcasts or other downloaded audio that you’d recommend? And if so, where do you find the time and opportunity to listen to them?