A podcast about Reddit stories I am binging…

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I cannot remember which podcast I was listening to where I heard about Endless Thread. There is a new trend in podcast advertising where podcasts are reading ads about other podcasts and this is how I came across this one.

I listened to one episode from Dec 17, 2020 about the earliest use of the word mullet. After this single episode, I was hooked. I listened to. …


Underunderstood, a podcast that finds the answers

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I listen to numerous podcasts, one of which is The Vergecast. They recently had an episode where they highlighted another podcast, Underunderstood. This specific one was a story about the Sheriff of Polk County Florida and some jailbroken FireTV sticks. I enjoyed the episode enough to subscribe to the podcast and start listening to all the episodes from the first one.

This podcast takes a mystery and attempts to solve it. I am sure there are more podcasts like this one, and hopefully I will find them, but for now I have binge…


This is not my top whatever list of crime podcasts, just what I am currently listening to

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Here are the four crime podcasts I am subscribed to, along with 1 other crime/murder history podcast I like. This genre of podcasts is pretty popular at the moment and I know there are more out there to listen to, I just need to find a few and try them out.

Spoiler Notice: I will not tell any specific facts or statistics about any of the podcasts below, aside from fact as to whether or not the crime was solved, assuming you have…


Learn to love speed and trimmed silence

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Not sure how many podcasts you listen to or how much time you have to listen to them, but there are a few things you can do to increase the number of podcasts you listen to.

The first of these is adjusting the speed at which you listen to the podcast playback. At first, jumping from 1.0x to 1.5–2.0x will seem like an impossible task, especially if you jump in head first. I have been listening to podcasts for over a decade, and usually listen for more than 4 hours a day.

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Getting your mind off of it helps…

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A while ago I wrote about how I use podcasts to help reduce and eliminate my anxiety.

With the current conditions going on globally, I am trying to stay busy or keep my mind occupied. My current podcast player has over 375 episodes in a backlog to listen to, and with the collection of shows I subscribe to, my daily listening is not dropping that noticeably each day.

I know this will be a short read, but here are a list of things I have been doing to help keep my anxiety down.


First Steps to Getting Started

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I am an introvert, very analytical and ask many questions.

One question I always had was to find software bugs and report them, but I never looked into it much to find out how to get started. A co-worker in the SOC I work in pointed me to a site called Hack The Box and last week I came across this video on YouTube . After looking through the content this YouTuber has shared, he puts up a great list of things to look at.

So far I have purchased the book mentioned…


How my smart watch fuels my health related anxiety, and how I learned to live with it…

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After loosing my father to heart related issues a week after my 37th birthday, when he was 62, I did not know at the time that random aches and discomforts a few years later would trigger health related anxiety.

For many years, even prior to the iOS and Android devices we have today, I carried 2 mobile phones. Today I carry an iPhone and a Pixel, and I almost always wear 2 watches, a Seiko mechanical self winding and an Apple Watch series…


Short list of tech podcasts that keep me listening…

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Even though the podcasts I subscribe to fall into a variety of categories, many of them are technology related. Covering discussions and debates about computers, mobile devices and the like, more so manufactured by Apple, Google and Samsung. Below is a short list of many of my favorite technology podcasts and what I like about them.

Likely my favorite technology podcast, if not my favorite podcast overall is Accidental Tech Podcast or ATP for short. The show is hosted by 3 developers; Marco, Casey and John, and they have released…


How listening helps me stay focused…

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In 2008 my dad had a heart attack and due to a lack of oxygen to his brain for over 8 minutes, he was in a coma for about a month. During his time in a coma, it was hard tell if he would awake out of it in a day, a month, a year or longer. The doctors had no evidence to give an outlook of when he may wake up. Luckily, when he came out of his coma, the only apparent condition he suffered was memory loss. The day he first saw…


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In my mid 20’s I went to a week long personal leadership course my company used to offer to employees for training. On the first day of the course, everyone took a Myers Briggs personality test. I really wish I could find the paperwork with the results now, but I do remember the Introvert to Extrovert scale going past the Introvert end of the scale. Which looking back on it, does not surprise me. As part of the course, the overall larger group was separated into 5 smaller groups. On the 2nd day, while we were in our smaller groups…

Dayton Pruet

GDG and GDG Cloud community groups Organizer and GDG Mentor, cloud and mobile developer, tech enthusiast, podcast junkie.

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