I ride my bicycle to almost everywhere I need to go. In (almost) any weather and as long as my bike is functional, riding is my main form of transport. This gives me quite a lot of time in the saddle over a week or month.
I’ve heard different versions of the following over the years but I think Jim Rohn says it best when he says:
“Take care what you put in to your mind”
“Stand Guard at the door of your mind. You decide what goes in”
With my cycle routes pretty much on autopilot at this stage I have started listening to podcasts so I can train my mind while also training my body. I find I can absorb podcast content much better than audio books while riding. The main reason I think I can absorb podcasts much better is because I can listen to the entire podcast in a single commute which is usually about 50 minutes or so. I ave tried audio books briefly but found that I had to keep replaying key parts of the book for it to really sink in.
So which podcasts? Below are the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis.
There are a lot here, but each week I have 50 minutes x 2 (there and back) x 5 (days a week) = 8 hours 20 minutes to listen to these. Cumulatively this adds up to a lot of time invested, and a lot of information gained on some of the key areas in my life. This information is often recent and up to date due to the nature of podcasts, making them a great way to stay abreast of the latest development in almost any industry.
Python and Machine Learning development
Self help / Productivity