Listening Tools

Updated November 21, 2016

I have a hard time working with silence. That doesn’t mean I can’t. There is just something about music or podcasts or cafe noises that can keep me going. But there is time and place for various types of listening. For instance, I can’t listen to podcasts when I’m Creating. Or songs that I tend to sing along with. I’m motivated to work, but the focus is lacking which means the results are lacking. But if I’m doing chores or maintaining things, a podcast is perfect.

So I wanted to create tools for working.

Music For Creating

  • Playlist with instrumentals only
  • All types of music: indie, rock, hip hop, etc.
  • Goals:
    • Provide motivation and focus
    • Reduce the amount of time needed to select music or change music while Creating

Music For Maintaining/Consuming

  • Interesting topics from which to learn
  • Fiction
  • Story telling
  • Podcasts
    • This American Life
    • CreativeMornings Podcasts
    • The BadChristian Podcast
    • Freakonomics Radio
    • Heavyweight
    • How I Built This
    • Limetown
    • The Liturgists Podcast
    • Mystery Show
    • Reply All
    • Revisionist History
    • StartUp Podcast
    • TANIS
    • Ten Minute Podcast
    • The Way I heard It with Mike Rowe