I'm a big fan of what the late Zig Ziglar called "Automobile University". Basically, listening to educational tapes and CD's in your car.
The modern-day version of this is listening to podcasts on your device. My commute right now is about 45 minutes each way. This amounts to 7.5 hours of commuting each week.
The curriculum for my "Automobile University" consists of these podcasts:
- .NET Rocks! - http://www.dotnetrocks.com/
- Beyond Web Analytics! - http://www.beyondwebanalytics.com/
- CIO Playbook with Jeffrey Hurley - http://www.jeffreyhurley.com/
- CIO Talk Radio - http://www.ciotalkradio.com/
- The Cloudcast - http://www.thecloudcast.net/
- DevRadio - http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/DevRadio
- Entrepreneur On Fire with John Lee Dumas -http://www.entrepreneuronfire.com/author/dumaspcf/
- Hanselminutes - http://hanselminutes.com/
- Herding Code - http://herdingcode.com/
- The iPhone App Experiment Podcast - http://www.iphoneappexperiment.com/
- My Appventure: iOS App Design, Development and Business Stories -https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-appventure-ios-app-design/id643410773?mt=2
- NodeUp - http://nodeup.com/
- NPR Topics: Technology Podcast: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=1019
- Radio TFS: http://radiotfs.com/
- RunAs Radio: http://www.runasradio.com/
- The Java Possee: http://www.javaposse.com/
- This Week in Google Glass: http://www.thisweekingoogleglass.com
- Android Central Podcast: http://www.androidcentral.com/podcast
Some of these podcasts publish shows on a weekly basis, others monthly and yet some others kind of randomly. I don't find every episode interesting. So, having a large list like this helps keep the interesting content flowing every time I jump in the car.
There's a lot to be said about listening to smart people talk about technology. It has helped me become a better software developer.