Despite being a regular consumer of audio content, I haven’t started listening to podcasts yet. A friend recommended a non-fiction podcast, Hardcore History, and I became aware of several of the sci-fi podcasts on SCy-Fy’s list through their Goodreads groups or twitter feeds, but I never followed through and became a listener.
I always seem to have a backlog of audiobooks to listen to, which is probably the main reason I haven’t investigated alternate forms of audio content. It’s possible there’s a technical solution to the other reason for my reluctance: most podcasts appear to cover multiple topics in each episode, and I don’t think that there’s a convenient method for skipping over topics if one of them isn’t of interest. (I use an Ipod shuffle, which has no display, so fast-forwarding and rewinding can be frustrating.)
Do you listen to podcasts? Should I start listening to them? Let me know in the comments section.
In unrelated news, I’ve just returned from a road trip; I plan to catch up on my reviews and respond to award nominations over the next couple of weeks.