Listening to music or an iPod while you run is nothing new. Millions of people do it. Even my minister. I know because I gave him an iPod for Christmas last year. And I virtually gave up radio while commuting, in favor of hearing podcasts using a cassette-adapter in the car.
Now I’ve gone a step further. Well, several thousand steps further. On my morning run, I catch up with the overnight news via podcasts. I stack up a few favorites that total about 25 minutes. I created a “Morning News” Smart Playlist on my iPod so that when the shows download they go into that folder. It's easy then to sync them to my Shuffle.
My morning “pack ‘o podcasts” is:
- Wall Street Journal Tech Briefing
- Front Page Preview of The New YorkTimes
- Cynopsis Digital (tech news)
So far, I haven’t been able to find a good Sports update. Anyone have a suggestion.
These short-form podcasts, from reliable and specialized information providers really give new meaning to the phrase “News on Demand.”