Declaring podcast bankruptcy
As with e-mail I've hit the tipping point where I can't possible listen to all the podcasts I subscribe to.
I can only listen to "conversational" podcasts when I'm either driving or doing nothing. That doesn't amount to a lot of time.
During the day I'm either in meetings, or trying to get back into that 'flow state'. Neither of which let me drop in-and-out of narrative or conversation audio.
I do have some music podcasts which I'll keep for that time. Monday Graveyard, Ultima Thule, The Black Dog, and Echoes are a few. These range from ambient to electronic dance with a little conversation between mixes.
Ones I'm having to let go are the long form conversations. Now that, I guess, podcasts are "a thing" the length and advertising have increased. They aren't bad, and I'll miss them, but that's the problem right now-I'm missing them.
An ungodly amount
I currently have 58 episodes sitting in my queue. Most around 40-60 minutes in length. John Gruber's 2hr 45m episode will go unheard.
And they keeping piling in. Some have even ended and I haven't got around to hearing them all. So I'm saying goodbye to:
- The Talk Show With John Gruber
- Off Camera with Sam Jones
- Design Everywhere
- Tanis (great, but I don't know when it'll be back)
- The Last movie
- The Movies That Made Me
- Long Now: Seminars About Long-term Thinking
- Eureka by Baron Fig
- Soundtracking with Edith Bowman
- CTRL+Click Cast
I list them here in the hope I can pick them back up again. Who knows.
Now my list is down, and with the Xmas holidays coming up, I may actually catch up.