What are you doing when you listen to the podcasts?

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  • #15925

    tommm
    Participant

    I'm just curious, when do you listen to the podcasts and what are you doing?    In my case, I am lucky to live fairly close to my work, and I try and walk in when time permits.  I listen to the podcasts then.  Sometimes I listen to the podcasts when I run. 

  • #19210

    anonymous
    Participant

    On the rare occasions that allow me to drive my own car to work (I carpool most days, in a sad aux jack-less car), I will have a listen.  Mostly, however, I listen at bedtime when my brain can focus, or when I'm sewing.  Although, one episode had me so wrapped up that I incorrectly pinned my fabric and had to start all over on a blouse… 

  • #19211

    jimclare
    Participant

    I enjoy this podcast most when I am cooking and cleaning up the kitchen or mowing the lawn. I think it helps my mind focus on what I am listening to. I have tried listening while playing video games or on the bus but I remember less in those cases.

  • #19212

    Alexander
    Participant

    Driving to and from work – about 25 min each way. I listen daily, because I am behind on episodes, and I re-listen many, to better remember things.

  • #19213

    DarkAgeMinion
    Participant

    Ironing, washing the dishes, well, basically every menial task except from vacuum cleaning (because of the noise…).

  • #19214

    iain
    Participant

    driving – i drive on average 6 hours a day so i listen to a lot of podcasts

  • #19215

    Cayle
    Participant

    When I'm walking the dog, running or cycling. 

  • #19216

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    I'm usually listening intently at my computer trying to spot audio errors, any mispronounciations I might have made, and random weird editing mistakes I might have missed.  And then cursing when I do, and rerecording. Walking the dog sounds like a lot more fun.  ;)

  • #19217

    anonymous
    Participant

    Usually I listen at work during my lunch break. I sit in the glass sky walk on the 4th floor so I can see the tops of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.Sometimes I have it on whilst ironing, and once I listened to it at a Buddhist chill out retreat.

  • #19218

    JamesS
    Participant

    I have a 40 minute drive to and from work, so that's where I get most of my podcast listening in.  Also, while on the elliptical.  (But not during weights — that's heavy metal time!)

  • #19219

    anonymous
    Participant

    In general I listen to podcasts under the following circumstances:When cooking (My fave way), cleaning, on the way to and from work and when working on renovating my new house. For the BHP I like to give it my full attention so I tend to listen when alone in the kitchen and I'm cooking. My missus hates my history podcasts and says they are boring and so I retort with the fact that her soaps are far more boring. This usually results in her telling me that when we move into our new place I will be banished to the shed. So my plan is to get a decent sized one and put a little desk and chair in with an electrical power hookup and Wi-Fi and this will be my man-cave!

  • #19220

    anonymous
    Participant

    I'm very lucky that I do a job and have a boss who doesnt mind if I listen to my ipod in work as long as it doesnt interfere with my work. As a lot of what I do does require concentration but I've always found that listening to music or podcasts makes me concentrate more.I also regale, or maybe bore, my work colleagues with interesting facts I've learnt

  • #19221

    anonymous
    Participant

    If they react the same way as my other half it'll be boredom  ;DThat said I do not care as I love learning and to heck with what others think.

  • #19222

    JamesS
    Participant

    My wife is good natured, so she puts up with my trivia that I get from the podcast.  I can tell she's just humoring me, though. :)

  • #19223

    anonymous
    Participant

    On my rowing machine. History takes my mind off the pain.

  • #19224

    caroleland
    Participant

    I have a fair drive to work, so I listen in the car, especially on my commute home.  And I am a teacher, so I listen while grading papers as well!

  • #19225

    NYCowboy04
    Participant

    I live in the Bronx and work in Manhattan, so I have a 45-90 minute commute each way every day (6 days a week). Leaves a lot of time for BHP goodness.

  • #19226

    Anonymous

    I am normaly when I listen, I am in bed or on a long trip. Sometimes though sometimes I listen on the computer! 

  • #19227

    sharonhimes
    Participant

    Usually I am painting. Not walls or houses, but paintings of wildflowers or native birds.  Strange as it may seem, sometimes the detail work in art is monotonous. I find it helps to keep me from wandering out the studio door to listen to an audio book or podcast.  (I read somewhere that Renaissance artists often had people read to them and their subjects to keep everyone sedate)It is only in the last couple weeks I have discovered podcasts! The BHP is by far the best and most interesting to me since I often prefer history and historical fiction audio books. I'm finding the recent BHP podcasts especially interesting since I've also been listening to the Bernard Cornwell series 'Warrior Chronicles' which I think is set a couple hundred years later. Sharon

  • #19228

    Joepochicken
    Participant

    Every free hour i have during the day unless someone starts shouting at me for not focusing on the task at hand. :P

  • #19229

    Chris
    Participant

    I walk to work so I can usually listen to an episode there and one on the way back. That is, of course, when I am not listening to music. I tend to let the episodes build up after after a few weeks and listen to them over the course of a few days.

  • #19230

    Richard Lyle
    Participant

    I nearly always listen when I'm driving.

  • #19231

    ellis
    Participant

    I'm a stitcher in a costume shop for a large theatre, so I listen while I'm sewing (and try not to get so distracted I make mistakes!).

  • #19232

    ScottFM
    Participant

    Mostly I listen when I am bathings in the shower. Sometimes while driving, but seeing how I work from home, driving does not happen for me very often.

  • #19233

    gravel
    Participant

    I listen while driving. My trip to work is 30 minutes.

  • #19234

    anonymous
    Participant

    I listen on my way to work, which as its only 15 minutes it was taking me a long time to get through past 'casts.  However, over the Xmas Holidays I took the plunge and cleaned out my shed (so I could find tools to do some renovations on the house).  It took way longer than I thought (I think the concept of the Tardis must have come to the BBC scriptwriter having done the same and been amazed at how much junk can be squeezed in to what appears on the outside to be not such a big structure).  So although I never got any other jobs done I did finish the shed and got up to date on the podcasts!

  • #19235

    DanChisum
    Participant

    I listen when at the gym and I've started listening at work during lunch.  There is just enough time for me to get in a episode during lunch.

  • #19236

    Coachwhip1865
    Participant

    On my commute to and from work and while I type my case notes at the end of the day.

  • #19237

    anonymous
    Participant

    Working in the horse farm or on the bus

  • #19238

    kimilynn76
    Participant

    I'm usually doing housework stuff – laundry, cleaning the kitchen, etc. It's great company. Not sure what I'm going to do when I'm all caught up and will have wait for new episodes each week. ;)

  • #19239

    vspkcc
    Participant

    Lately, driving or sewing. I end up rewinding a lot.

  • #19240

    Candia
    Participant

    Normally, walking the dog or driving.  Just completed a 15 hour drive over 2 days and caught up with a lot of back-log.

  • #19241

    Seasin
    Participant

    I've been listening to them while I'm working

  • #19242

    GaliCalla
    Participant

    Oh, mother o' cod, any and every-darned-thing, but mostly while driving and as I'm sitting in bed and knitting. Good times.

  • #19243

    anonymous
    Participant

    Driving, gardening, cooking, walking

  • #19244

    anonymous
    Participant

    I mostly listen at work and when I go for walks.

  • #19245

    richardmbooth
    Participant

    Driving to and from customer visits, on the laptop when “working from home”, and any time I go for a walk really.

  • #19246

    anonymous
    Participant

    Largely either when I wake up far too early in the morning to get up, or before bedtime.  The former is better for actually remembering stuff, I think the latter does send me to sleep (that's in commonal with most podcasts though Jamie, so don't take it to heart!)

  • #19247

    BrianB
    Participant

    Brewing ale beer.

  • #19248

    Pugzilla66
    Participant

    Working usually. Sometimes I listen while doing dishes or while in the bath.

  • #19249

    Silme
    Participant

    Arise, zombie thread!I knit, tat, sew, or draw, usually (other crafts also occur). Either of these subjects (especially the first two) tend to be too monotonous and take too long for me to not get mental input, so audio books (science) or recorded lectures used to be my go-to, but by now I have discovered that there is such a thing as educational podcasts to engage my brain.

  • #19250

    I normally just lay down in my bed, giving it my full attention, otherwise I won't be able to follow what Jamie is saying. Once I had to re-listen to one cuz I got distracted texting.

  • #19251

    anonymous
    Participant

    I usually listen when I put on my makeup in the morning. I live by a – no such thing as too much makeup – creed. (I have way too much fun with all the colors) but, that said, it takes forever to get ready! So I listen while I put my face on… We also have 2nd Shift Storytime at work, where I plug my iPod into the loud speakers and make The Boys (I only work with two people) listen to audiobooks with me. Recently, I started playing BHP episodes for them. They LOVE it! And I get to re-listen to some of the older episodes. It's a win/win!

  • #19252

    anonymous
    Participant

    I listen while i take my exercise and with yard work and if i have a long drive. 

  • #19253

    anonymous
    Participant

    Generally I only listen while I'm working. I work produce at a grocery store and the work that I do is very monotonous. It helps that mangers don't mind since I'm rarely out on the sales floor with customers and just doing things in the backroom. I do also listen from time to time while driving. But that's only when I'm alone in the car as no one else in the family appreciates historical topics the way that I do.

  • #19254

    anonymous
    Participant

    Non-work hours: I listen while I'm on the bus to work, any time I'm walking more than a block, while washing the dishes or doing laundry, and occasionally in the shower.Edit: Also while cooking. I keep my phone in my apron pocket. image_zpsjchnkfbw.jpgWork hours: I try to listen at work (boss doesn't mind as long as I only have one earbud in.) However, if I'm doing something that requires more thought, I end up not really hearing parts of the podcast and having to go back and listen to it over again.

  • #19255

    anonymous
    Participant

    Mostly walking my puppy dog or riding the subway.- Julie

  • #19256

    Angelique
    Participant

    I'm usually cross stitching.

  • #19257

    anonymous
    Participant

    I'm compelled to sing, “and magic helmet,” every time Jamie says the word 'spear.'

  • #19258

    anonymous
    Participant

    I had 6 hours of toddler-free BHP listening time today, guys!  IT WAS AMAZING.(I am still so very, very far behind on the main podcast, though.  Apparently I need more data entry and solo drives?)

  • #19259

    anonymous
    Participant

    Until recently I was doing lots of experiments in a laboratory for my PhD. There were lots of tedious jobs, like washing beakers and jars, weighing stuff out, babysitting reactors while they worked…I'd go mad without my podcasts! (In all seriousness, the guy who worked on this topic before me was actually sectioned just before he finished his PhD.)I started off on the History of Rome but 88 hours wasn't enough to get me through, and then I found the BHP. It kept me sane on many a late Saturday evening making two or three batches of low-carbon cement at a time! Jamie's also a bit more light-hearted than Mike, but both will get a thank you in the acknowledgements section of my thesis  :D

  • #19260

    anonymous
    Participant

    My daily commute and occasional gym trip. I've become that guy that chuckles to himself on the tube.

  • #19261

    anonymous
    Participant

    I listen to podcasts as part of my breakfast routine. It's mostly good when there's a new BHP, although it's really no fair to make me parse so many Wulf and Aethel names before the coffee is ready.

  • #19262

    anonymous
    Participant

    I'm still binging my way through, almost to Alfred and not even begun the member's only.  I listen at work and when mowing my lawn.

  • #24874

    Elwyn York
    Participant

    iPhone 6 or iRiver MP3 Player paired to Truck Stereo to listen to whilst travelling around for work in my lorry/truck delivering food. Don’t usually listen whilst parked, but it’s good to have something running when I have miles of boring roads on the limiter or crawling in traffic.

    Being able to actually drive to places and think about what has been discussed in the podcasts is pretty awesome ;) Of course, I’ve not yet visited them in person as oddly enough parking a 44 ton truck next to historic sites is oddly unwelcome but I do get days off sometimes ;)

  • #30430

    Mary Bellomo
    Participant

    Like many have said before me – I listen while driving to and from work.

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