For a long time, I struggled with podcasts. I do well with videos, but having to listen to someone talk without actually doing anything has felt… awkward. And if I try to combat that by doing something absentmindedly, I’ll realize that I haven’t actually been listening for the last 15 minutes.
But with practice, I eventually got over it and learned to pay better attention to what I was listening to (and I got really familiar with the “back up 15 seconds” button!).