A new study has found that people who listen to podcasts are more open-minded, intellectually more active and less anxious than those who do not listen to podcasts.
The researchers said that the unilateral relationship between podcast listening and social engagement was related to the positive effects on podcast listeners.
Researchers at Queensland University of Technology asked more than 300 participants questions about their podcast listening habits and compared them to their personalities and listening reasons.
The author of the article wrote in the article that as predicted, researchers found that those whose minds were open, who had scientific curiosity and better ability to think and understand, usually listened to podcasts.
He added that this shows that people who listen to podcasts are very hungry for information.
He said the findings were consistent with previous research into the use of other new technologies and online platforms for scientific purposes related to openness of mind, curiosity or thinking.