Oh, this is a fun necroed thread! So many new games in the last 6 years...
For me, this is Tetris Effect and Spelunky. I'm good enough at both that unless I really want to perform well, I can kinda play them on autopilot while listening to podcasts or just winding down after work or whatever.
While I played close attention to everything when I first played it, at this point Skyrim is the perfect game for just starting up and existing in while listening to or watching something else. Lately I've also been catching up on some old premium series while playing Rocket League.
I spent around an additional 80 hours in Rimworld while catching up on podcasts and watching movies. Once I had my base established it was just fast forward through the days and wait for the resource loop to finished to build and expand.