A free and easy source for information.
Podcasts are easy to find, you can sometimes listen to them online or you simply download them and listen later.
Put them on your “walkman” when you go out for a walk or when you take the public transports, at work when you are in an environment with multiple noise sources (it reduce them to a single source), when you are in a meeting for which you have no interest , or even in a family meal while your stepmother is talking about her last haircut.
You can also take it in your car when driving work or to home. It’s the option I take because I spend 4 hours a day in the car. I simply copy them on an usb stick and plug it to the radio. (you can also burn it on a cd, depends of your car radio system).
Do it your way !
Podcasts are a great idea, they allow you to listen to a show you missed, to be informed of the latest buzz and so on.
Listening to posdcasts is a good thing because even if you aren’t really attentive to what is said, your subconscient is smart enough to make you listen at important parts, so you if you heard of a subject after listening to a relative podcast, you know a little of the subject and you seem less dumb that you are.
Plus, il like me you listen to podcasts in a foreign language, you can significantly improve your knowlege by simply semi-listening to conversations in that language.
Like I early said : Podcasts are cool, so listen to them !
Here is my list of podcasts’s sources for developers : share it and enjoy it !