26 Things Only Podcast Lovers Understand

Grab your earbuds, you're going on an adventure.

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1. You MUST make sure your phone is charged before you leave the house.

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And if it isn't, you consider staying home. There's probably no reason to go out when you can learn how a diving bell works with the Stuff You Should Know podcast, right?

2. You’ve deleted photos/videos of treasured memories to make room for more podcasts.

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Really, who cares about your sister's graduation when there's a new episode of The Memory Palace about a guy who actually mailed himself to freedom in a box.

3. The songs that play during your favorite podcasts are the ones you listen to most.

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And you can recognize the tone of a story based on the interstitial music alone, like the peppy tunes used on the This American Life episode about Cars.

6. You get really excited to talk about a podcast you just listened to.

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And you can't wait until your friends get into it, too, so you can swap favorites and nerd out the way shows like 99 Percent Invisible teach you to.

10. Podcasts have become an integral part of your routine and it feels like something is missing when you miss one.

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And the longer you've been listening, the harder it is to quit. Which is why you're addicted to Radiolab and why it broke your heart when The Best Show ended.

11. The thought of working out without a podcast to listen to is devastating to you.

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And you feel extra inspired when the podcast you're listening to matches your workout, like stepping on the treadmill and hearing the Third Coast Re:Sound Podcast's Running Show.

12. In fact, the thought of doing most chores without a podcast to listen to is almost unbearable.

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It's almost better to just order in and listen to Al Yancovic explain the myths behind his foodie songs on The Sporkful if you can't listen to podcasts while cooking.

19. You know more about Audible, Stamps.com, Squarespace and so many other random companies than you will ever need to.

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But you don't hate, because they are making your favorite podcasts happen. (But really, WHO IS LEASING POSTAGE METERS? IT IS 2014 PEOPLE.)