What’s your passion? What do you find interesting? Funny? Inspiring? There is very likely an audio or video show out there with your specific interests in mind. Podcasts – as they are usually referred to – can be found by searching the iTunes Store, Zune Social, Miro Guide, or just a generic search on your favorite trusty search engine. You can then download and listen (or watch) these shows on your commute, while working out, or traveling. I mostly enjoy learning about my trade – technology and programming – but also enjoy keeping up with sports, news, and the economy, as well as having a good laugh or two. I find it difficult to choose which podcasts to listen to since there’s only so much time in the day, and while it’s great to constantly learn, at some point you have to make your own contribution using the knowledge gained from listening and apply it to your own projects and life.
The following is a list of many of the shows that I tune into. Some I listen to weekly, but most of them I only listen to the episodes that interest me. I find podcasts are especially beneficial for when I’m working out and traveling, and if you have a long commute I’d imagine they’re a lifesaver.