Dead Time Learning
Dead Time Learning + Free Audio +
New Articles + M. Scott Peck +
LOL on the Airwaves + Coming Soon!
Dead Time Learning by Jon Bischke
"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my Commute"
I heard a great new phrase recently (while I was
listening to a podcast of course!): "Dead Time
Learning." Dead Time Learning refers to your
ability to learn during times that would normally be
unproductive. Examples include:
During your commute - This is the #1
for Dead Time Learning for most people. The typical
person spends more than an hour each day alone in
their car. What a tremendous opportunity to learn a
foreign language or listen to that great book you
never found the time to read!
While you are exercising - Audio learning is a
great way to make exercise more enjoyable. It's
like you are getting two workouts (a physical one
and a mental one) at the same time.
Around the house - How many of you love
washing the dishes, etc.? I know that I don't!
Listening to books and podcasts while you are doing
these chores can make them more bearable though.
It's strange. I sometimes actually look forward to
these things now...
Dead Time Learning can represent a major shift in
your life. As Brian Tracy likes to say, if all you
did was listen to educational audio books in your
car you would quickly become one of the most educated
people of your generation. At the same time, the
great thing about Dead Time Learning is that, by
definition, it won't take any time away from all of
those other things you love to do. So I challenge you
to give it a try and find out just how easy it is to
learn by listening.
For the complete blog entry entitled "Dead Time
Free Audio Books
We haven't quite put the finishing touches on it yet
but since it's live on the site we wanted to take a
minute to point your attention to our new Free
Audio Directory. The Free Audio Directory
contains over 150 educational spoken word audio
titles that are totally free to download. It's an
interesting collection of audio books, speeches and
stories that we've found on a number of sites
including Audible.com, FreeAudio.org
Some of our favorites include Thomas Paine's Common
Sense, Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I
Have a Dream" speech and Seth Godin's newest
Knock. We're very excited to grow this section
of our site and plan to add some of our own titles
to the mix very soon. If you have any suggestions
for audio titles that we should add, please e-mail us
We put up a few new articles on the site
recently. Here they are for your reading pleasure:
the Wake of Katrina: The Wrath of Mother Nature"
- One of the best ways to minimize the impact of
natural disasters is to study them to determine what
went wrong. This article points to audio resources
about past natural disasters such as Krakatoa
and the deadly
blizzard of 1888.
with a Spiritual Edge" - Are you lacking
fulfillment or a greater sense of spirit in your
life? A metaphysical podcast might be just what you
need. Seth Anderson highlights several that he
enjoys in this article.
Football Season Again!" - With the new season
underway it's a great time to pick up a football
audio book or listen to a "pigskin podcast." There
are a number of titles available ranging from
stories of players (Namath)
and coaches (Vince
Lombardi) to all of the fantasy football advice
you would ever want to hear.
M. Scott Peck
Sadly, M. Scott Peck passed away this week. He
was the best-selling author of "The Road Less
Traveled" and many other self-help titles. In his
honor we've put together an author page with many of
his audio titles:
Scott Peck Author Page
LOL on the Airwaves
We were interviewed on a couple of podcasts this
week. Here are the links in case you're interested
on The User Group Report with Chuck Joiner
on The You Are the Guest Podcast with Bill Grady
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We'll have some cool new announcements for you
in our next newsletter. The first will be the
announcement of several new podcasts and audio books
that we are producing in-house. We're pretty
excited about these and we think that you'll really
enjoy listening to them.
We're also getting closer to the launch of direct
sales functionality. When that goes live you'll be
able to order audio books directly from
LearnOutLoud.com. Stay tuned!