19 Comebacks for “I Don’t Have Time to Listen to Podcasts”

Something I hear people say all the time is, “I don’t have time to listen to podcasts.”

When I hear this, my internal voice says, “WHAAAT?!?!

I usually nod, like I understand. I don’t want to come across as being “judgy”. Who am I to criticize another person’s priorities?

But, I do have this blog, right? So let me say this:

What I really hear when someone says that they don’t have time to listen to podcasts, is that they don’t value podcasts enough to make time to listen to them. This, I don’t understand.

We’re all busy. We’re inundated with work, news, social media updates, homework, paying the bills, etc. I’m not immune to “busy”; I’m overwhelmed by my to-do list on a daily basis! That’s why I listen to podcasts!

Podcasts can be an escape, a resource, or both. They can entertain you or provide you with valuable information and ideas for your busy life. That’s the value that podcasts provide, and that’s why I make time to listen to them. It’s why I suggest that other people do, too.

I gave myself 90 seconds to think of situations and places that are great for podcast listening. Next time you hear someone say “I don’t have time to listen to podcasts”, toss out one of these suggestions.

You Can Listen to Podcasts:


At the gym
On a run
On a bike ride
Doing yoga (there are guided at-home yoga podcasts)
Walking the dog
Walking the baby
Feeding the baby


Meal prepping or cooking
Doing the dishes
Dusting, vacuuming, tidying up (phone in pocket, with or without headphones)
Doing your hair & makeup
Folding laundry


Car (use Bluetooth or put your phone in the cup holder)
Doctor’s waiting room
Dentist’s chair (my dentist encourages it!)


The airport
Kid’s sport or dance practice
Nail salon (getting a pedi)

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For anyone who says they don’t have time, tell them to check out my post on how to Increase Your Productivity with These 3 Podcasts. With better productivity comes more time…to listen to podcasts!

Help me build the list! Leave a comment with another place or time when someone can listen to a podcast!

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19 Places to Listen to a Podcast

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