Study: People Spend More Time Binge-watching Than Hanging Out With Their Friends, Reading, Or Exercising. | Gradient

Study: People spend more time binge-watching than hanging out with their friends, reading, or exercising.


Binge-watching has overhauled all of America’s free time, totaling 125 million hours of total streaming per day on Netflix. According to a study from Cord Cutting, the average Netflix user watches 1 hour and 40 minutes of Netflix a day. That’s four episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, or 1.9 episodes of Orange is the New Black.

One hundred minutes does not seem that bad, right? Well, Business Insider drew a gut-wrenching comparison between the amount of time spent binge-watching with other, perhaps more valuable, activities like exercising, reading, and socializing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics records show that American’s spend an average of 17 minutes working out, 19 minutes reading and 38 minutes a day socializing. All of these activities total 74 minutes, so that means Americans binge-watch more Netflix than the combined time they spend working out, reading and hanging out with their friends.

Now remember:
Hanging out with friends will make you significantly happier.
Everyone needs at least 30 minutes of exercise a day to be healthy.
Reading makes you smart and reduces stress levels.

So don’t forget to go outside every once in a while and pick up a book, or else your friends will have to pry your Netflix from your cold, dead hands.

New Pod Flow: Sounds Good With Branden Harvey “Jason Russell”


Jason is the cofounder of the iconic non-profit Invisible Children which was founded to increase awareness of the horrendous activities of the LRA in Central Africa. Jason was also the director of the iconic Kony 2012 film that took the world by storm. In this two-part interview Jason and Branden talk about what it means to create a movement, what Jason experienced during his breakdown and subsequent recovery, and Jason’s experience in the world of theater.

New Pod Flow: Animalators, “ Aharon Rabinowitz”


Aharon Rabinowitz is the head of marketing for Red Giant based in New York City. During our conversation, we discussed the importance of work life balance, his start as a production intern at Sesame Street and why artist’s feel personally offended when you reject their work.

New Pod Flow: In Case You Missed It, Episode 040


United gets their cheap on, fake news, and Trump hired who?

New Pod Flow: Scribble & Jam, “Artist Matthew Perryman Jones”


Welcome to Episode IV. This week, Dan spends some time with his favorite singer/songwriter, Matthew Perryman Jones. Matthew and Dan talk about panic attacks, growing up in Atlanta, the way music is informed by pain and suffering and the way music gives freedom.

If you have spent any time watching television in the last decade you have most likely heard one of Mattew’s songs on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill and many others. His insightful writing and voice have drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley, and he is on the short list of songwriters who skillfully weave the deeply philosophical and the vivid utterly human without ever losing sight of either.

To get his new album Cold Answer, (which features the three songs from him you heard on this episode), visit

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New Pod Flow: Sounds Good With Branden Harvey “Next Steps After the Presidential Election”


Branden sits down with writer and speaker Tyler Huckabee days after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States to talk about empathy, justice, listening, and where we go from here.

New Pod Flow: In Case You Missed It, Episode 039


Special Election Edition, President Trump to legalized weed and everything in between.

This week we reflect on the election and discuss our strategies for staying sane.

New Pod Flow: Animalators, “Illo


Luca and Ilenia are the founders of Illo, a studio based in Turin, Italy.  During our conversation, we discussed their self-driving video bot named Algo, how Illo was formed and how they’ve crafted a unique office culture.

New Pod Flow: In Case You Missed It, Episode 038


This week we discuss Beyonce’s night at the CMAs, last minute election plans and how SNL might save us all.

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New Pod Flow: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Podcast: Doctor Strange


We appreciate everyone sticking with us through this long hiatus but are planning our return even as we speak, with a bunch of new goodies and an updated format. In the meantime, here’s a brief primer on Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange — just so you can go into the movie knowing what you’re getting yourself into.