been doing this for the past five years and i finally stopped. i think i’m going to investigate this further and maybe write something about it, but i realized that listening to podcasts drained my happiness. i think there are 2 culprits. 1) it doesn’t allow you to be bored, which is actually quite a meditative state that compels creativity. 2) it makes it so that little interactions with people are more difficult (quick hellos, small talk, catching up, etc). have you found anything similar?