What do you do while listening to podcasts?


#61

Mostly it’s commuting. But I’ve started putting a podcast on when I have housework to do like washing up or whatever, and also sometimes in the background if I’m playing a game just casually and don’t need to be paying much attention to the audio.


#62

I almost only listen to podcasts while working at the office, and when commuting to and from the office. Occasionally I’ll listen while playing games, but generally my go-to multitasking when playing games is to have a Giant Bomb or Waypoint video playing on my Chromebook.


#63

I had this same problem so I bought a bunch of jigsaw puzzles off of Amazon. It’s perfect.


#64

usually either work out (my gym workout is about the same length as an average podcast ep) or play monotonous games like WoW- really, any game where you can mute the audio and not be missing anything. in general anything that requires my eyes and/or hands but not my ears and/or brain. i tried writing while listening to podcasts for a while, didnt work out lmao


#65

Can any of you work out to podcasts, I try to run with them but they often mess up my flow

Would save me so much multitask time if I could figure it out tho


#66

I have a fairly long commute so podcasts are my lifeblood when I’m driving. I will also listen to podcasts while I’m doing chores around the house and while playing games that are not too narrative heavy.


#67

Mostly while commuting on the train, but do like to take long walks while listening to podcasts as well.


#68

Like most folks here my main podcast time is commuting, but I’ll also listen to podcasts while playing certain games where I feel like I don’t need sound like Unexplored or Spiral Knights. Another thing that goes super well with podcasts imo is gunpla. It’s something I can do with my hands and it requires a lot of attention so I can’t really watch stuff at the same time, so, podcasts!


#69

10!10! is a good mobile game a bit like tetris which i like to play whilst i listen to stuff. also dots & co/two dots are both good as well. other that i listen to podcasts when i drive and when i tidy/do chores


#70

Only ever when I’m walking to work, hence why I only listen to the Waypoint Podcast. I find it hard to listen to podcasts at home because I always get the nagging feeling that I could be reading instead. My desire to listen to more podcasts, however, has got me thinking of repurchasing No Man’s Sky which seems like the perfect podcast game.

I recently found out about S-Town, which I can’t wait to sit on the couch with a drink and listen to.


#71

I spend several hours a week on public transport, so I do my podcast listening there. Probably why I’m in to longer podcasts most of the time, 'cuz I will burn through half-hour ones like nothing on those trains.

Otherwise, I’ll listen to podcasts while walking, cleaning or doing basic physical stuff.


#72

Most of the time I’m on a subway, playing Zelda on my switch at the same time. Commutes are what podcasts were made for (they are this generation’s talk radio!)


#73

My brain tends to lock onto things, so my prime podcast time is while I’m driving, running, or building gunpla. Basically anything I can do automatically and instinctively without having to concentrate too much.


#74

Usually when I’m looking for something to do alongside a task that is boring and doesn’t need close attention:

  • at work, while doing non verbal tasks
  • at home, doing dishes or yard work
  • commuting
  • family friendly shows in the car with the kiddos
  • sometimes listen to comedy shows while playing click heavy or sports games

#75

I do a bunch of my listening during my commute to and from work and while I’m there doing things that don’t require my entire attention. Then I generally listen while at the gym, cooking, and cleaning around the house.


#76

Nothing. I can only commute while podcast listening. If I try to do any work or answer emails or literally anything, I miss huge chunks of the podcast. I’m a terrible multitasker.


#77

I work as a delivery driver as one of my jobs, and it is honestly the best way to get a LOT of podcast-listening in. I’ve gone through the entirety of a couple podcasts just between deliveries.


#78
  • Walking
  • Riding the Train
  • Cooking
  • Playing Hearthstone

I go through about 5 hours of podcasts a week, all told.


#79

Can’t even fathom how you can play Hearthstone while listening to podcasts. My multitasking skills must be awful.


#80

I’ve been playing HS regularly since it was in beta, so at this point most of my plays are rote. Sometimes I have to hit pause for arena drafts or particularly complicated plays though.