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Alun Morgan
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Location: Cottesloe Sands, Perth, Western Australia
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I'm one of the unseen podcast people, have been for a couple of years now. I primarily listen in the car, but the problem I have is the other time I'm listening - whilst working in the garden!

I find the garden to be the best place to listen to the podcasts, as often I can supplement the audio with immediate observation. The problem is however, I'm forever getting the headphone cables caught on some branch as I'm working, and pull them out of my ears/unplug them, or even pull the iPod off my pocket. I'm sure someone else has a neat solution for this problem!

I've tried iPod in my front pocket (nano touch), headphone cables inside my T-shirt, but somehow they still manage to catch somewhere.

Being in Aus, I nearly always wear a broad brimmed hat, which I don't think falls off very often, so maybe I should try tying the whole thing up there? Any other solutions pod people?

Alun.
 
Edward Jacobs
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Maybe try running the wire down your back, and inside your shirt? Hook the ipod to your belt in the back, or put it in your back pocket.

Of course, hitting pause when someone comes strolling up while talking to you becomes a problem... people who listen to music can just drop the ear phones out, but with a podcast, you don't want to lose your place and miss several minutes while you fumble for the pause button. It never fails for me, that when I don't think to grab my ipod, I work for hours and hours in solitude, often thinking "I should be listening to paul's podcasts right now". Then when I do have my ipod, within minutes of turning it on, someone ALWAYS comes strolling up to chat. Every time. Can't hear what they are saying, can't hear the podcast, pulling off gloves, digging out the ipod, trying to hit pause and not the jump-to-next-podcast button... But wearing it "backwards" does help to keep the shovel handle from ripping it out of your ear.
 
Alun Morgan
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Thanks Edward, I'd just given up on this topic! Nice to see someone else with this problem... Up my back it is! Alun.
 
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