What podcasts does the community listen to?
post by hristovassilev
score: 13 (4 votes) ·
This is a question post.
10 Jonathan Salter
Hi everyone! Excited to hear what people in the community listen to.
I have been recently enjoying the 80,000 hours podcast and Tyler Cowen's.
answer by habryka
· score: 7 (5 votes) · LW
I personally prefer audioooks, but here are some past threads with podcast recommendations:
Obviously, this shouldn't preclude other people from giving new recommendations, and if someone is up for it, I would also be glad if someone would go through all the threads I linked and compile all the recommendations into one big list.
answer by Elo
· score: 3 (8 votes) · LW
I listen to .epub files with FBReader and TTS plugin on Android.
I will take pdfs, plug them through toepub/com and listen to them too.
I have also added photo-ocr-pdf-text-epub-audio to my pipeline sometimes.
I am used to the generated speech and I listen faster than I could read with my eyes. Roughly 400wpm
comment by philh
· score: 3 (2 votes) · LW
Curious why this was dovnvoted? It's not a literal answer to the question, but it seems reasonably likely to satisfy the intent of the question.
comment by habryka (habryka4)
· score: 5 (3 votes) · LW
My guess is that someone felt that it wasn't actually an answer to the question, since it had nothing to do with podcasts. I also think it's reasonably on-topic, but I can understand why someone would think otherwise.
I can also imagine someone thinking the recommendation is actively bad, based on various research around reading comprehension, or maybe some other objections, not sure. I definitely don't know whether the thing recommended here is a good idea.
comment by Elo
· score: -8 (6 votes) · LW
I generally have users that don't like me. I don't care.
This method is one of the most significant pivotal life changes I have ever made. In turn it's enabled me to read hundreds books. ~62 this year so far. Those books enabled so many more significant changes that I am regularly a different person.
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