Bike Commuting for Better Knowledge

My bike is in the shop and I have been car pooling rather than bike commuting to work for the past couple of days. I have amazing company while commuting (Alison!), and it is a nice change – but I miss the time that commuting creates for listening.

If I did not commute I doubt I would find time to do as much listening as I currently do – and with all of my listening time I have learned that it is not music that is most satisfying on my commute, it is the educational/informative programs.

Commuting is good exercise, can be economically efficient and is good for the enviroment – but most importantly I think commuting is actually making me smarter! (Does the bike shop understand that they are holding up my education every day they keep my bike!?!) My current favorites include:

Berkeley Webcasts – This is incredible! So good you must click the link. Check out the courses that they record! This (almost) makes me wish my commute was longer. Can not say enough good things about this.

Security Now – I have learned new things about security, networking and the internet from this show.

FLOSS Weekly – TWiT has a number of interesting shows, this is my 2nd favorite (after Security Now).

Harvard Business Review – Not free – like the links above, but really enjoyable. Audible offers other publications as well – but for some reason this is the one that I keep coming back to as good listening material.

Commute More!

2 thoughts on “Bike Commuting for Better Knowledge

  1. Lance Willett

    Ha ha, your education really is tied to your bike commute! I feel the same way… except I don’t commute anymore (just wake up and walk to the desk… ).

    But, podcasts are a great way to learn and explore. I have been following Security Now since Episode #10 or so, and love it.

    My favorite podcast by far, however, is The Word Nerds. Awesome, interesting, engaging. Plus, it gets my mind off of computer techy stuff for a while. 🙂

  2. cmiles Post author

    Lance – That looks like a really interesting link, I think I am going to have to take a listen! I went to Paradise Forks this past weekend and listened to hours (and hours and more hours) of techy stuff, change is good…


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