@Zeusandhera I love Audiobooks and listen to them a lot while taking road trips or doing my daily walk, but I can’t listen to one while doing stuff around the house. Missing details while operating a vacuum or a power-tool drives me bonkers (headphones don’t sufficiently do the trick for me). In addition, occasionally while working, something will require my undivided attention, and before I know it, I have to rewind because I missed something.
@f00l I use my Tap in “don’t listen to me, you creeper” mode. So the control is a button I have to talk to. Alexa knows my audible books so I can say “Play audible book Frankenstein” and don’t have to pull up an app and queue up the book on my tablet. When I listen to library books on Overdrive I sometimes use my LG Tones but I hate having stuff stuck in my ears. Yeah, I know, TWSS.
Depends on what the “work around the house” is. If it’s laundry or cleaning, it can be pretty much anything. If it’s something like doing income taxes or anything that really requires a lot of attention, something “fun and upbeat” can be distracting.
I paired an old receiver with some decent quality bookshelf speakers and a BT adapter for my home system. For indoor chores, I’ll put something upbeat on. The Royal Concept, Walk the Moon, and The National Parks have started getting reps in those situations.
For runs, workouts, or back when I used to have to do yard work, I would listen to old episodes of Loveline from back when it was really good (the Adam and Drew years). Music never distracts me enough, Loveline is far more entertaining than most podcasts, and there are several years of every-weekday 90-minute episodes to get through.
@f00l Looks like they have some on the official site under the category Classic Loveline, but probably less than 500, so roughly two years’ worth and on the older side. Maybe they have more past the paywall.