Welcome! I'm glad you like the podcast and website idea. It makes sense to me that podcasts could be an addictive way for people to escape reality. I know that when I find something that makes me feel good, I want to run the wheels off it. Moderation doesn't come easily to me. It's such a hard balance to strike between not thinking obsessively about your life and not completely ignoring your life. Since I don't get loaded anymore, I'll know I need to express my feelings when I find myself playing too many video games. Don't get too down on yourself for listening to podcasts, on the unhealthy scale its not too bad. I encourage you to find people to open up to and find out what feelings you're trying to avoid. Mine always seem to come back to: I don't have enough, I don't do enough or I'm not enough. Hopefully you relate and feel a little less alone.
http://mentalpod.comNothing degrades the quality of my life like obsessing about the quality of my life.