Seeking drive time
I really like podcasts. I learn so much from them and, in podcasts like David Axelrod's "The Axe Files," find optimism is these strange times. But I need a long drive to listen to them.
There is no other time in my life when I have the luxury of sitting back to listen to words that otherwise don't interfere in what I am doing. During the Summer and throughout our long and delightful Fall, as I made my trek "up North" every other weekend and more, I had a four-hour period when I could drone out on a very familiar road and landscape to listen, uninterrupted and without distraction to work and from other life, to interviews and stories that expanded my awareness of the world I live in. Now, as Winter sets in, and I no longer have that weekend block, I feel anxious, that sense of FOMO, as time for listening disappears.
I reflect on this here because today, with a need to do some winterization work in the garage, I listened to interviews with Paola Antonelli, Reed Hoffman and Reid Hastings, and Cristiane Amanpour. I slowed the task to appreciate the company.
Anyway, Sometimes someone does one of these lists. You might find something there for you.