Created By Matt
Do to my lack of sensory intake methods, I find myself struggling to take in as much as I would like in a given amount of time. Here in lies the beauty of podcasts and audiobooks. Think about playing video games. Three senses are used up right there. Your eyes, ears and hands are taken away all by one form of media. (Don’t get me wrong, I love videogames. Just bear with me while I make an argument on audios behalf.)
Now consider watching TV. Two of your senses are used up. You need to use both eyes and ears for TV and movies. But at least in this instance your hands are free. So what do you do? Grab something to eat. Now your eyes, ears, hands and mouth are all being used up but you are still only taking in one form of media. (Again, bear with me. I <3 eating chips and watching scary movies but let’s let audio have its moment)
Finally, imagine yourself putting on some headphones and selecting a funny yet intelligent podcast (Subliminal Mandatory Downtime plug). The podcast starts playing and you’re enjoying the comical back and forth and you’re even learning a few things. You look down. What’s this? Your hands are free to do whatever they want. You’re even free to look around the room or even walk into a different room. The possibilities are endless! You can exercise, look at things on the internet, play games, so long as they are pretty simple and don’t distract you too much from the podcast. I believe this to be the reason I love audio so much.
In a future article I will go into detail on the podcasts and audiobooks that I prefer to feed my audio addiction with. Let me know if you’re an audioholic like myself and what your favorite audio fixes are. Thanks for reading… I just realized I wrote an article about loving audio... I should probably record an audio version of this. Oh, bother.