Podcasts aren't exactly a new technology, but they've more recently gained massive traction. In my own opinion, podcasts are proof of two things: it takes time to truly saturate a market and also that history absolutely repeats itself. Aren't podcasts basically just AM radio? I digress...
When was the last time you saw a passive form on a website "Man, I'd really like to get another company's email clouding my inbox every week." My guess would be never. I would be willing to bet that the emails you opt-in to are the ones that add some sort of value to your life.
A couple summers ago I took an impulse trip to Ireland for a couple weeks with a group of complete strangers. From the start – actually even before the trip formally started – to finish, I learned more than I ever could have guessed I would going into this trip – even though there wasn’t an actual class period.
In your college and early post-college days, it's not exactly super easy to do any kind of savings. Between students loans, the occasional dates, weekend trips and obviously going out with friends, it can seem like there's no way to live other than paycheck to paycheck. And that's okay, but there's a better way.