01/25/2020 at 5:30 pm #73284Eric35783Participant
- Location: PA
While I list or take photos, I like to listen to Stuff while I work.
Lately I been listening to Hardcore History an Audio Podcast, and Of course Jay and Ryanne..
And Nic Hills, whose a UK reseller and some of the other UK Ebayer’s.. and Audio books from the free site Librovox
What is it that Everyone Else Listens to??? Always looking for more fun stuff, to get me through the day!!!0
01/25/2020 at 5:33 pm #73285
Podcasts: 99% Invisible. Song Exploder. Without Fail. Swindled. Nancy. Freakonomics Radio, Heavyweight, Against the Rules, Reply All1+
01/25/2020 at 6:50 pm #73286autumnforestParticipant
- Location: North Carolina
I like Podcasts including Scavenger Life, Serial, Everyday Einstein, planet Money, Grammar Girl, Brain Stuff, Note to Self, Invisibilia, and my all time favorite Revisionist History.
I also have gone to all the local towns in my area and sign up for their library cards. I then use the App Libby and download Audiobooks.1+
01/25/2020 at 6:53 pm #73287
I also have gone to all the local towns in my area and sign up for their library cards. I then use the App Libby and download Audiobooks.
I recently got a new library card just for this purpose. There’s just a wealth of awesome free content out there. https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/1+
01/25/2020 at 8:53 pm #73289TemudginParticipant
- Location: Washington DC
My old school brain does not multi-task: if there is music or talking, I have to listen to it and cannot do much else. So I can’t have anything playing while working if I expect to get anything done.
So I only listen to podcasts (or music) on long distance drives, or on flights if I tire of reading. To add to the above good suggestions: This American Life, Serial Killers, Criminal, In Our Time, Every Little Thing, TED Radio Hour (there are several different TED apps).3+
01/25/2020 at 10:40 pm #73293
This is true, but it depends on the work. If I have to think, I like quiet or ambient music. If I’m just doing mindless or repetitive tasks, I like to be sucked into a story.1+
01/26/2020 at 2:12 pm #73300Old DadParticipant
- Location: Missouri
As I’ve gotten older I have more trouble trying to split my attention. Music is OK if not too loud but oldies can pull my mind back to that time in my life.
I can listen to Jay and Ryanne and also play Spider Solitaire, that’s about it.1+
01/25/2020 at 9:46 pm #73292The Groovy Grasshopper EmporiumParticipant
- Location: Midland, MI
So glad you posted this. I get very frustrated because I try to listen to the podcast while listing and I retain nothing that’s said on the podcast. I have a 45 minute comment to work so that’s when I listen. 🙂1+
01/26/2020 at 1:25 am #73294Antique FrogParticipant
- Location: Leicester
<cough> If someone’s selling an “Antique Etruscan Victorian Persian Islamic Ornate Round Shield Brooch” I ain’t listening to a word that’s coming out of their mouth!
I recently discovered Alexander Scourby through listening to his readings of Jorge Luis Borges’ stories. It’s available as a pirated and somewhat disjointed 10-hour-long video on YouTube.1+
01/27/2020 at 7:39 am #73327Retro Treasures WVParticipant
I listen to podcasts that I want to pay attention to during my commute and during my walks.
When I working or listing, I listen to music.
I’ve tried listening to podcasts while working and I either quit working to listen, or I get absorbed by my work and go a long stretch without hearing a word that was said on the podcast.
My go-to non scavenger podcasts are “How Did This Get Made”, and “The Tim Ferriss Show”.1+
01/27/2020 at 9:18 am #73336chaoticgoodParticipant
- Location: Kansas City, MO
I’ll listen to podcasts or audiobooks while I photograph, share and follow (on Poshmark), and ship.
In addition to Scavenger Life, I listen to A Reseller’s Passion, Thrifters Villa, and Flip the Script. I also like The Science of Social Media, The Bitter Southerner, and Death Sex & Money.
I get audiobooks through the library via the Hoopla Digital app and Libby app.1+
01/29/2020 at 10:55 am #73433almastyParticipant
I prefer listening to really loud music if possible while working, mainly 60s-70s classic rock, prog, current rap. Also 60s-current pop songs if I’m exhausted and need to get a certain number of listings up. Just pull up music on youtube and shift through different types of music while working. I used to have a record player set up in my office to an amp, but I haven’t done that in a few years and I think it might’ve been too loud (sorry neighbors!)!
I did the podcast route for a few years, but the voices put me to sleep.1+
01/30/2020 at 5:34 am #73464Winchester38Participant
I constantly have either a podcast playing or something on Netflix while I’m working.
Scavenger life, 99% invisible, Timesuck, Dark Poutine, Casefile, e-commerce momentum, freakonomics, planet money, pure hustle podcast, generation why, the indicator, up first… That’s about 1/3 of my subscriptions…haha
Thanks everyone for sharing. I’ll check some of the others here out!1+
01/30/2020 at 11:51 am #73493VintageTreasuresParticipant
Lately I’ve been listening to the “Up and Vanished” podcast. I’m a mystery lover and this fits the bill.1+
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