About 8 years ago I started walking to help keep myself in shape. Let’s be honest, sitting in front of a computer all day does nothing for your waistline. To begin with, I felt guilty about going for my walks. The walk itself was about an hour and 15 minutes, but getting to and from my walk, then the shower afterwards meant my exercise was taking away about 2 hours of work time.
The way I reconciled this time with myself was to “work” while I walked. No, I didn’t take my laptop with me . I took my mobile phone and listened to podcasts. I am now on my third phone since I started these walks. In fact, when I upgraded from my Samsung S3 to my current Note 3, I did so because the S3 phone jack had stopped working!
As you can tell, I am an Android user. I did have an iPhone many years ago but when it broke, I tried Android and have never looked back. To listen to podcasts, I use an App called BeyondPod.
Unfortunately it’s Android only I think.
I have tried a few podcast apps, but this one is great. I have a nice collection of podcasts that I listen to while I am out walking, many of which are educational, but not all. As I’ve gotten older, I feel less guilty about my walks, so indulge in fun, entertaining podcasts that often make me laugh out loud as I am walking around the streets of Puerto de la Cruz.
So what Podcasts do I listen to?
Well I kind of go in cycles, preferring one podcast for a while, then switching to a different one. Here is a small selection of a few favourites:
- Affiliate Buzz with James Martell. I even appeared on episode 219 of that show.
- Entrepreneur Boost with Chris Guthrie.
- Niche Pursuits.
- Self Publishing Podcast (and their Better Off Undead podcast for entertainment, though don’t listen to that one if you are easily offended).
- Bulletproof Radio.
Do you listen to podcasts? I’d love to know what your favourites are. Please leave a comment below if you want to share some, or even share the app you use to listen to them.