In high school and university, I used to listen to a lot of music. As I went about my day, there would continually be something on the cd player. But these days I find myself listening to podcasts1 in my spare audio time instead, and that strikes me as interesting because without meaning to I seem to have moved from (largely) mass-produced, mass-marketed entertainment to (mostly) independent, informational2 entertainment.
I’ll readily agree that most of the things I learn aren’t going to impact my life in any significant way. I’m not going to read many comics, or play many role-playing games, or do, uh, whatever QI does, but they’re still fun to listen to. :) ↩