May 30, 2013 at 7:51 pm #15925
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.
May 30, 2013 at 8:57 pm #19210
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…
May 30, 2013 at 9:17 pm #19211
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.
June 1, 2013 at 6:35 am #19212
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.
June 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm #19213
Ironing, washing the dishes, well, basically every menial task except from vacuum cleaning (because of the noise…).
June 2, 2013 at 7:17 pm #19214
driving – i drive on average 6 hours a day so i listen to a lot of podcasts
June 10, 2013 at 10:14 am #19215
When I'm walking the dog, running or cycling.
June 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm #19216
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. ;)
July 24, 2013 at 9:22 pm #19217
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.
July 25, 2013 at 6:20 pm #19218
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!)
July 30, 2013 at 7:05 am #19219
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!
July 30, 2013 at 11:09 am #19220
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
July 30, 2013 at 11:37 am #19221
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.
July 30, 2013 at 2:24 pm #19222
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. :)
August 8, 2013 at 12:14 am #19223
On my rowing machine. History takes my mind off the pain.
September 11, 2013 at 4:04 am #19224
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!
September 12, 2013 at 12:36 am #19225
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.
September 18, 2013 at 10:44 am #19226
I am normaly when I listen, I am in bed or on a long trip. Sometimes though sometimes I listen on the computer!
October 11, 2013 at 2:56 am #19227
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
October 15, 2013 at 11:56 am #19228
Every free hour i have during the day unless someone starts shouting at me for not focusing on the task at hand. :P
November 25, 2013 at 9:44 pm #19229
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.
December 1, 2013 at 10:14 pm #19230
I nearly always listen when I'm driving.
January 1, 2014 at 8:15 pm #19231
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!).
January 1, 2014 at 10:25 pm #19232
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.
January 3, 2014 at 4:21 am #19233
I listen while driving. My trip to work is 30 minutes.
January 4, 2014 at 1:17 pm #19234
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!
January 5, 2014 at 1:03 am #19235
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.
January 6, 2014 at 6:16 am #19236
On my commute to and from work and while I type my case notes at the end of the day.
February 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm #19237
Working in the horse farm or on the bus
April 23, 2014 at 11:54 pm #19238
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. ;)
April 28, 2014 at 6:05 pm #19239
Lately, driving or sewing. I end up rewinding a lot.
July 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm #19240
Normally, walking the dog or driving. Just completed a 15 hour drive over 2 days and caught up with a lot of back-log.
July 18, 2014 at 1:46 am #19241
I've been listening to them while I'm working
July 18, 2014 at 2:05 am #19242
Oh, mother o' cod, any and every-darned-thing, but mostly while driving and as I'm sitting in bed and knitting. Good times.
July 22, 2014 at 2:49 am #19243
Driving, gardening, cooking, walking
September 6, 2014 at 1:45 am #19244
I mostly listen at work and when I go for walks.
September 24, 2014 at 4:35 pm #19245
Driving to and from customer visits, on the laptop when “working from home”, and any time I go for a walk really.
March 12, 2015 at 8:24 am #19246
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!)
March 12, 2015 at 1:52 pm #19247
Brewing ale beer.
March 12, 2015 at 4:28 pm #19248
Working usually. Sometimes I listen while doing dishes or while in the bath.
July 23, 2015 at 12:01 am #19249
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.
July 30, 2015 at 4:29 pm #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.
August 6, 2015 at 2:49 pm #19251
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!
August 8, 2015 at 10:03 pm #19252
I listen while i take my exercise and with yard work and if i have a long drive.
August 13, 2015 at 11:40 pm #19253
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.
August 19, 2015 at 5:14 pm #19254
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. Work 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.
August 24, 2015 at 10:49 pm #19255
Mostly walking my puppy dog or riding the subway.- Julie
September 2, 2015 at 8:42 pm #19256
I'm usually cross stitching.
September 11, 2015 at 9:23 am #19257
I'm compelled to sing, “and magic helmet,” every time Jamie says the word 'spear.'
November 25, 2015 at 5:12 am #19258
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?)
February 10, 2016 at 4:21 pm #19259
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
March 18, 2016 at 2:57 pm #19260
My daily commute and occasional gym trip. I've become that guy that chuckles to himself on the tube.
April 12, 2016 at 10:33 pm #19261
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.
April 13, 2016 at 12:58 am #19262
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.
July 16, 2016 at 1:20 pm #24874
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 ;)
December 30, 2016 at 9:20 pm #30430
Like many have said before me – I listen while driving to and from work.
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