I love listening to podcasts while I work.
Especially if the task at hand is monotonous or design related.
Now if I’m coding, I usually just listen to instrumental music.
Hearing words and writing code don’t mix. I’ll end up typing what the person says somewhere in the code. That breaks things.
I love my podcasts. They feed my unquenchable curiosity. Almost weekly I get randomly interested in a new topic. One of the first things I do is find a podcast on the subject.
I consider this one of the few perks of having a desk-locked job. Sure I’m destroying my spine, waist-line and life span, but hey, at least I’ve got my dang podcasts.