Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dutch like Podcasts and talking to his Wife and Russ

I drove one of our cars down to Florida this past weekend.  I listened to 45 podcast episodes over the two days I spent on the road.  Several folks expressed interest in what I listened to, so I decided to share it here.  The spreadsheets with all the fund data are after the jump.

I listened to 2,810 minutes of podcasts from Sunday morning when I left Barrington, RI to when I landed in Warwick, RI on Wednesday morning.  That works out to 46 hours and 50 minutes.  About 2,550 minutes (42 hours and 30 minutes) of that was over the two day drive down.  I was able to do this thanks to Overcast, an iOS app that does some fun things with increasing audio playback speeds. In terms of "real time," I spent about 24+ hours listening.  Again, thanks Overcast!

The heroes of my road trip were Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller of Effectively Wild.  I thoroughly enjoyed the 16 episodes of EW that I listned to for a total of 613 minutes.  The average length of an EW episode was 40 minutes.  The second most listened to pod was Reconcilable Differences with 384 minutes.  Amazingly, that was 3 episodes.  Hello Internet comes takes third place with 328 minutes in 3 episodes.  The shortest was an episode of the Disney Dish with Jim Hill about the Animal Kingdom was a lean 18 minutes.  Data is below the jump.

Since Matt Houser asked, my favorite three podcast episodes were Effectively Wild 913 (featuring Rany and Joe), Orlando Tourism Report 78 (an excellent interview with Ron Schneider about playing Dreamfinder), and Radio Westeros 25.  The only episode/show I wouldn't recommend would be CBS Fantasy Baseball Today.  It is very bad.

One final little note.  While figuring out my drive time, I checked my phone logs.  I spent about four hours on the phone.





Show Episode Length Order Topics
Effectively Wild 912 39 1 Syndegaard and trade deadline decisions
Effectively Wild 913 64 2 Rany and Joe on NL West and AL Central
Effectively Wild 914 27 3 NL East
Effectively Wild 915 28 4 NL Central
Effectively Wild 916 33 5 AL West
Effectively Wild 917 31 6 AL East
Disney Dream Girls 116 33 7 Pricetags with Jeanie
DisNeat 25 52 8 New early morning magic and GotG rumors
Geekin on WDW 130 83 9 roundtable
Orlando Tourism Report 78 135 10 News and interview with Dreamfinder guy
Accidental Tech Podcast 178 103 11 Pokemon and the man who won't fix his computer
Radio Harambe 89 56 12 Dave doesn't like much
History of Westeros n/a 94 13 Tragedy of Summerhall
History of Westeros n/a 80 14 Shadow of Summerhall
Reconcilable Differences 6 109 15 John Siracusa's food troubles
Reconcilable Differences 7 132 16 How John's mind works (keep asking questions)
Hello Internet 47 127 17 hot stoppers, snipers being cool, flag talk
Effectively Wild 918 33 18 Diversity in MLB front offices
Effectively Wild 919 43 19 Listener emails
Effectively Wild 920 37 20 Why so many more dongs?
Cortex 15 110 21 beard oil and ad blockers
The Feed from Libsyn 75 111 22 iHeart Radio added to Libsyn and podcast miscellany
Disney Dish n/a 26 23 Disney Decade Part 2
Mickey Dudes 27 41 24 Bucket list
Mickey Dudes 28 41 25 Snack crawl -- someone got the turkey waffle!
ResortEars 25 86 26 Disney news catch up
Radio Westeros 25 131 27 Varys, Illyrio, and the Blackfyre Conspiracy
CBS Fantasy Baseball n/a 66 28 Really bad fantasy advice
Disney Dish 105 25 29 The History of Disneyland (appears to be mislabeled because of the feed)
Disney Dish 104 18 30 Live from Animal Kingdom
Disney Dish 105 33 31 Fort Wilderness (appears to be the true episode 105)
WDW 4 Families 145 45 32 Dealing with stress -- money, travel
ESPN Fantasy Focus n/a 54 33 Better than CBS by a lot
Reconcilable Differences 8 143 34 Destiny talk that makes me never want to play Destiny
Hello Internet 49 151 35 Funny intro, Uber, Apple Watch, The Martian, Everest (I listened to Episode 48 previously to hear about Dismaland.  That was a good one.)
Hello Internet n/a 50 36 Flag referendum
Effectively Wild 921 39 37 Amazing episode about Japan's Babe Ruth -- the end is great
Effectively Wild 922 41 38 How hard should you try for wildcard?
Effectively Wild 923 43 39 Jerry Dipoto and Meg Rowley is bad at grading
Backside of Magic 27 43 40 Cassie's pondering and rental car follow up
Effectively Wild 924 52 41 Favorite box scores (RIP Yahoo), what if all the All Stars were abducted, and adjusted careers arcs
Effectively Wild 925 53 42 Beat PECOTA
Effectively Wild 926 31 43 Dealin' Dombrowski -- TINSTAAPP
Effectively Wild 927 38 44 Twins lose Terry Ryan and is the Twins job a good one


Name Total Minutes # of Episodes Minutes/Episode
Effectively Wild 632 16 40
Reconcilable Differences 384 3 128
Hello Internet 328 3 109
History of Westeros 174 2 87
Orlando Tourism Report 135 1 135
Radio Westeros 131 1 131
The Feed from Libsyn 111 1 111
Cortex 110 1 110
Accidental Tech Podcast 103 1 103
Disney Dish 102 4 26
ResortEars 86 1 86
Geekin on WDW 83 1 83
Mickey Dudes 82 2 41
CBS Fantasy Baseball 66 1 66
Radio Harambe 56 1 56
ESPN Fantasy Focus 54 1 54
DisNeat 52 1 52
WDW 4 Families 45 1 45
Backside of Magic 43 1 43
Disney Dream Girls 33 1 33

2 comments:

  1. Good work, Dutch, thanks for posting. How many shows--you don't have to identify them--did you stop or delete before getting close to the end? My podcast experience greatly improved when I had the liberating but very simple realization that I don't owe anyone a duty to listen to their entire shows if I'm not too interested in a particular topic or guest.

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    1. 3. On each, I got about 1/2 of the way through and moved on to the next one. There's so much great stuff out there that I hate to waste time with stuff that interests me.

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