Lol, I literally just came across The Family Tree, was reading the Podcast of the Week posts on Thepodcasthost.
Going to add it to my subscriptions!
I find I'm listening to podcasts (esp the fiction ones) much like I read books; I'll have several going at ones, to dip into during various times of day / situations - and then from time to time I'll listen to most of a season in one go, just as sometimes I read a whole book in one sitting.
Do you listen to audiobooks at all? I used to a lot but I'm finding that I have so many podcast subscriptions that I can't find the time anymore lol.
But yeah, that's one thing that bugs me a little.... I like to keep track of all the books I consume in a year, including those I listen to, but I can't count the hours of podcast episodes I listen to daily in my list of books I've read even though it's the same action haha.
What do you use to listen, btw? I was using iTunes and the official podcast app but I had an issue meaning I can no longer use iTunes, so I'm now using the 'laughable' app. I find that pretty great (though maybe not for the type of podcasts you consume) as it allows you to keep track of when people appear on other shows.
Here's a general list of my favourite podcasts right now:
1. The Dollop (comedy, American history) 2. Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People (conversational, story-telling) 3. You Made It Weird (conversational) 4. Risk! (story-telling) 5. Book Shambles with Robin and Josie (conversational, books)
Also, a special mention for The Dead Authors Podcast (improvised, conversational) which I'm going through but isn't updating anymore. Extremely funny, though.
With regular audiobooks, I run into the problem of finding it difficult to stay concentrated - I lose track very quickly. With an audiodrama (actors, sound effects etc) it's much easier to stay focused. And with the long, chatty panel-type shows, it really doesn't matter if you miss a bit here and there. I do have 'The big Read; Moby Dick', read by various actors (the first one is Tilda Swinton), I might get around to that one day. I do like the book.
Also, audiobooks are much more difficult to find free/cheap (legally)...
I use Podcast Addict; I like it so much that I even bought the paid version after a few days, which I rarely do. It has everything I wished for at some point, even if I can't always find it right away - but the developer is very helpful in answering questions, usually within hours if not minutes.
I've heard great things about Pocket Casts too (and I find the name more sympathetic), but that doesn't have a free version, so I never got around to trying it out. (I'm on Android, but I suspect they both work on iphones, too)