Ernest Hemingway once said, “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” This quote puzzled me initially, because I reasoned that sound is an ever-present element of everyday life, thus listening is inescapable for all of us. Having thought about it some more, however, I believe I understand what Ernie means by saying that we never listen. I think what he is trying to say is that we hardly perform the act of listening on its own, as it is usually accompanied by another sensory stimulus. So, I have decided to create a list of my top five favorite podcasts as an incentive for you to listen more. All of these auditory delights, maybe with the exception of one, are worthy of being listened to properly and purely. According to Ernie, if you want to learn, you have to listen. According to me, if you want to listen to something good, you should listen to these.