Wednesday, March 21, 2007

iSurprise


















I never expected to listen to so little music on my iPod.

I naturally assumed that I'd dump a few day’s worth of CDs to the MP3 player and join the throngs of New Yorkers sadly disconnected from nature and each other due to being tethered to two tiny white cords implanted in their ears. And I have.

But what I never saw coming was how the lion's share of my iPod time would be spent in the thrall of various podcasts.

With anywhere from half an hour to 45 minutes to and from school or work, I have plenty of time to finish a show or dig deep into some of my favorite programs. From "This American Life" to "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," "Battlestar Galactica commentary" to "Filmspotting," "Ask a Ninja" to “Renewing Your Mind,” I'm the guy on the subway with a huge smile on his face, scaring all his train-mates.

One of these days I may go back to listening to music, but for now I’m happy to be one of the pod people.

4 Comments:

Blogger c_neil said...

Living in a large city and riding buses and trains seems to put the urge to buy something like this into people. Two weeks ago I caved and bought a Creative Zen. (I don't like Apple's DRM scheme.) I spend most of my time listening to the lessons offered at chinesepod.com and, go figure, the radio.

I can't believe I spent $350 Singapore dollars just to listen to the radio.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous nate said...

I think that's a fantastic way to employ an ipod. I've fantasized about mass transit for just such a thing. But it works well on long runs, too.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Even Clay had hopped on the train with the Jefferson Hour: http://jeffersonhour.org/page/index/

As have I,
Paul

2:18 PM  
Blogger Brandon Fibbs said...

And as have I now too! All 46 hours that the website has available. That ought to keep me busy for a bit!

4:46 PM  

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