If you're a serious 30 Rock fan and you haven't tried this, I sincerely recommend giving it a go. Try queuing up a few episodes, via Netflix, on your phone or mobile device. Turn off the display, put in the earbuds, and listen to each show like an album. If you're on a Wi-Fi connection, you're all set. But with Netflix's new download options, you can take episodes on the go, as well.
These days, I regularly listen to 30 Rock episodes the same way I listen to podcasts or music -- in the car, at the gym, walking the dog. It's often said that television is a writer's medium, and 30 Rock is very much a writer's show. Take the Season 5 episode "Mrs. Donaghy," in which Liz and Jack accidentally get married. The high-velocity exchanges between Fey and Baldwin are like a masterclass in comic timing. The sixth season episode "Leap Day" is another good primer, anchored around some inspired goofiness concerning "Leap Day William," the amphibious holiday legend who rises from the Mariana Trench every four years and trades candy for children's tears.
If you've seen the episodes enough times, your mind's eye will fill in the necessary visuals. That's been my experience, anyway, and I've found that by just listening to the show I've uncovered even more layers to what is already a very layered show. 30 Rock has some ridiculous running gags that only reveal themselves with repetition. Same with Fey and co-writer Robert Carlock's Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which debuted its much-anticipated third season last week. If you want to podcast experiment with Kimmy, I'd suggest starting about halfway through Season 1, when the show started hitting on all cylinders.