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By: Change Agency - Advocating a better education system for the 21st Century. » links for 2006-11-06

Tue, 14 Nov 2006 03:44:33 +0000

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By: Andy Budd

Mon, 06 Nov 2006 18:31:18 +0000

I think the location matters. I generally listen to podcasts on the commute to work or while in the kitchen. That way you don't have too many external distractions. If you're sitting in front of the computer listening to a podcast, then the natural temptation is to multitask and 10 minutes later you realise you've stopped listening.

By: Eddie

Mon, 06 Nov 2006 15:20:49 +0000

I'm a big fan of podcasts. Regarding the "multitasking" type of comments- I think the difference is that podcasts aren't just ambient, background noise. It's something we actively sought out because of our interest in it, so it seems to make sense we want to focus on listening to it. I recommend Gerry Gaffney's UXPod ( I think it hits all the tips you have. He very rarely does "anouncements" or any other fluff, except when he needs to. He spends about 30 seconds on intro before he jumps right into an interview or short take on user experience. He doesn't do a daily show though... it's about 3-4 episodes a month.

By: James Mc Parlane

Mon, 06 Nov 2006 02:58:01 +0000

My 1.4142c

By: craig

Sun, 05 Nov 2006 23:37:19 +0000

Give em hell Leisa. ;) Far too many of the podcasts I download end up whaffling on without any direction scarcly littered with detailed information. We need an industry wide reputation and rating system to filter out this time wasting garbage because there is so much to gain from the gems. I recently purchased a mobile media player I take with me on my walks so as "not to get distracted" while on the puter listening to podcasts. Helps immensely with focus and I'm getting more exercise than I ever have. :) I've found I have to set time "just for listening" and "watching" not using the computer and doing both. I'm less stressed and more focused this way. I find myself listening more intently to the good casts but finding good stuff has been hard. Of all the casts I listen to, conference ones seem to be the best content wise so long as they don't rely too heavily on sildes I can't see out walking. :) A big problem I'm having is the sometimes awful recording quality when I sync to my player that I can't fix while out walking. It annoys me no end that good quality content can't be heard over noise or through lack of amplification. Gah! Or people walking away from microphones... or audio that clips! Argh! Listening to podcasts has certainly been a frustrating experience for me thus far. Anyone know of some good commandline filtering software I can run over podcasts I subscribe to (with juice) to fix or at least identify dodgy casts?

By: Anne 2.0 » Blog Archive » links for 2006-11-04

Sat, 04 Nov 2006 23:27:39 +0000

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By: Michael Air

Sat, 04 Nov 2006 02:53:30 +0000

I find it depends a great deal on where you listen to them. I only really listen to podcasts while on my laptop... If I'm on my laptop then I'm working which means I'm not really going to sit there and focus just on the podcast. For this reason alone, I don't listen to many podcasts.