The short version is this: If we play our cards right, historians will remember the sixteen years from 2009 to 2025 as a period of profound change in American society. That change will be largely credited to two outsize personalities — Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton — and their progressive coalition of young voters, people of color, and urban whites with college degrees.
In fact, I love audiobooks and podcasts. I tend to read a book (fiction) at night for myself, non-fiction (work) in the morning or when recharging, and listen to a non-fiction audiobook throughout the day/working out. When I am not listening to an audiobook, I listen to podcasts. When I am listening to either an audiobook or podcast, I listen at an increased speed to get through it faster. Usually at 1.25x or 1.5x speed. This means I can get through book 25% — 33% faster than normal. Imagine how many more things you can listen to in a career by doing that!