Stop Listening To Podcasts


“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ~ John Locke

Have you jumped on the podcast train yet?

If not, you should.

And then you should stop.

Podcasts are the holy grail of content consumption. You can drive and walk and wash dishes while being injected with useful information through your ear canals.

But, if you aren’t careful, it all becomes one big homogenous mess. Your brain becomes like an old woman hoarding outdated newspapers.

I suggest two things:

  1. Listen to a podcast until you hear something profound then stop listening. For the rest of your drive or walk simply contemplate the application of this newly acquired insight.
  2. Spend more time in silence. I typically alternate during my drives between listening to podcasts or complete silence. Both are of extreme importance.

Podcasts stimulate thinking. The silence expands it.

Acta non verba,


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Erik Kruger

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