I’ve become a huge podcast fan over the past couple of years. I almost never listen to music, so I don’t feel like I’m missing anything on that front. Any time I’m spending ~15 minutes or more not trying to read or communicate, but just working with my hands, I put on a podcast.
I personally like the Permies Podcast, as it is the most information dense podcast series I have ever listened to, but they don’t come out regularly. I listen to some of the ones listed on the left side of the Distrowatch homepage, and several other random ones that I may or may not hunt down regularly. The one that got me started was Hello Internet with CGP Grey and Brady Haran. Hardcore History is also top notch if you like that kind of stuff.
I think it is really awesome to get work done and learn at the same time. Whether it is doing dishes, mowing the lawn, fixing cars or more, I can always pop in a cheapo Bluetooth earpiece and listen to something. I use my phone mostly for listening to podcasts. Sometimes I want to brush up on learning some things, or sometimes I just put on some silly comedy to make things less of a grind. I went from a podcast denier to an addict!