Not daft in my opinion, but interesting judgement. Have you tried it? Method used by one of the U.K.’s top Audax cyclists (Andy Curran) and I tried it out over two long, back to back rides recently. It really made my world go round. A few podcasts and some music got me through the long draggy bits and out the other side of hanger and fatigue. And you know what? No one was harmed in the process. For the night riding, I recommend ‘Nocturne’ an American podcast for all things nightly.