For many years I have listened to podcasts primarily when walking for exercise. I also listen when driving, and when doing extended chores around the house. That hasn’t changed. I worked from home before the pandemic and continue to do so now – no commute.
I have no idea! My podcast habits have ebbed and flowed for years. Certainly the instant dropping of a commute saw my backlog grow for a while, but I have, pre-COVID also had periods of major backlog and also periods of empty lists.
Literally, podcasts that are primarily music, no or minimal talking.
Fascinating! Have you tried out stations like Soma FM for similar music?
Funnily enough, I’ve been listening to SomaFM on-off since 2002, have their app on my phone, and support them with a small monthly donation.
I’d found my appetite for podcasts just disappeared. I have switched completely to Audiobooks and I read novels far more than I have for years.
I had two main podcasting genres I listened to. Apple-centric podcasts like MPU and Catholic podcasts for my faith formation journey. Now I don’t listen at all. I’m sure that will change and each week I look at the subject of this week’s MPU in anticipation but I haven’t listened for months.
MIne has increased, but also not because of COVID. I intentionally wanted to listen to more as part of my commute.
Recently switch to Castro as my podcast app.
Me too! I’ve enjoyed them for a long time, really great trance-ish grooves for getting work done
this describes me perfectly
It’s fascinating how our tastes change over time. It’s definitely worth asking ourselves, from time to time, “am I still doing this because I enjoy it, or just because it’s a habit?” If it’s just a habit, try something new!
That’s a very astute observation. I found that I was listening just to keep up without enjoying what I was listening to.
I will return to podcasts eventually but I will have to be much more focussed on my list curation.
My listening also decreased because I commute much less now. First it was work-from-home and now it has settled into 50-50 hybrid. Less car time equals fewer podcast minutes.
That said, I have a few favourites (ATP, Cortex, RD, etc) that I keep up with, even if that means listening in the house while doing tasks – something I did not do before Covid.
Certainly part of etc one would hope!
I imagined MPU would go without saying… how else would one end up here after all? Though honestly, I am not a completionist when it comes to MPU – some topics fall outside of my areas of interest and that is fine.
I cleared out a lot of my news/current events podcasts because for awhile, every single episode was COVID related and it was stressing me out. I switched to mostly podcasts that were meant for entertainment and that stuck. That was really nice for me.
I also found time to finally work on my own podcast, and am now working with colleagues on releasing a regular podcast about education: Teach4x Radio • A podcast on Anchor
It looks like we share the same taste in music.
There are a couple in your list I didn’t know yet. And although technically not a podcast but a radio show, I can also recommend Sounds in the Dark.
I recommend checking out the Sound Opinions podcast for conversations about rock music as well as other genres of contemporary music.