I haven’t talked about the podcasts I’ve been listening to for a while – so time to revisit that category.
The rules that I use as to who I subscribe to change fluently. In more recent days, I prefer listening to podcasts that aren’t time-sensitive. If I can listen to a podcast episode from February here in mid-October, that’s a good thing. Political and most sports-related podcasts would, therefore, be a no-go for me right now.
I like podcasts that have an episode length of 60-90 minutes. Anything beyond that is a bit too long for me, currently. For example, Joe Rogan is an outstanding podcaster, but most times I don’t have time in my life for his marathon conversations with some outstanding guests every day. I do have exceptions to that rule – but if I do, it’s with a podcast that provides episodes less than once a week. For those longer episodes, I usually listen to half or more one day, and the remainder on a second day.
Lastly, my goal is to listen to one podcast a day – so I have a rotation of seven podcasts I subscribe to. Should I run out of new material and need more, I subscribe to more. Some podcasts have fresh episodes weekly, some provide maybe one or two episodes a month, and some “go dark” for several months at a time. Plus, some have a good “library” of episodes worth revisiting or visiting for the first time.
Here’s my current rotation:
- Dope Stories (I’m a big fan of Pauly McGuire’s blog and book works.)
- Big Brother Gossip
- The 6:05 Superpodcast (The mothership!)
- The Voice Behind The Voice (Sportscasting)
- The Bettor Life (Gambling News)
- The Gabcast (UFO’s and the late Art Bell type of stuff)
- Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
If your rules are like mine, these are good starting points.