Dumb Question Corner: Why Do People Care About Playlists vs Pocketcasts Up Next

Hello Granny, congratulations on your first Grand Geek. I’ll assume it’s okay to say “Grand Geek” because any baby brought in by Apple Watch has got to be a Grand Geek, right?

Anyway, Todd McCann from the Trucker Dump Podcast. Here’s the problem to be solved. I am apparently an idiot. I keep hearing the podcasters I listen to and any reviews I see about new podcasting apps, everything revolves around podcast playlists. For the life of me I can’t figure out why anybody would want to make a podcast playlist.

I mean, music? Sure! 3 minute song, there’s a whole bunch of them, want to listen to a whole bunch in a row, I understand. Podcasts? 45 minutes, an hour, 2 hours if you’re looking at MacBreak Weekly, something like that, why would you want to make a podcast playlist when you’re only going to be looking for a new podcast every 45 minutes or so.

What is the point? What am I missing?

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