I am finding that the ability to listen to recent BBC Radio transmissions via my iPod is having some unexpected side effects.
It all started when we got a DAB Radio for our kitchen. For both of us it’s rekindled an interest in listening to the Radio other than just the Today Programme in the morning and the funnies on the odd occasion. I now listen to Radio 5 a lot (Fighting talk and 606) plus Radio 6 and 1Xtra now and again.
I also use the Internet at work to listen to things I’ve missed. For example last night Sepp Blatter was interviewed on Five Live and as I sat down to start listening to it in the kitchen I actually stopped myself and got up to do something else as I knew that I could listen to it today when working.
The missing piece for me was being able to listen to it when on the move and as portable DAB radio is just too expensive at the moment – my killer app would be an iPod, good phone, good camera and a DAB radio – podcasting makes an excellent alternative.
On my rare tube journeys I now don’t need to make sure that I’ve a book in my case. I just listen to one of the automatically synced BBC podcasts (thanks to iTunes). But, and getting to the point, I hadn’t figured that I start laughing out loud in a packed tube! My first attempt was last week when I listened to my favourite show Fighting Talk. Every few minutes I was giggling inanely, looking around I could see that people were staring at me as if I was a nutter. It happened again this morning as I’d added Chris Evan’s show, once again I was giggling on the tube.
So there you go, I’m a podcast nutter.