Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by frogwoman, Jun 9, 2015.
Any good ones to recommend? Can be on anything
I listen to loads but I'll pick a few;
This American Life
Stuff you Should Know
No Such Thing as a Fish
Answer Me This
I have more if you need them!
I luuuurve podcasts, and still don't understand how they're not bigger, although that is changing at the moment, it's all rather exciting.
Depends what you're after? Alongside those already mentioned by D'wards I would also recommend checking out Radiolab, as well as the podcast networks Radiotopia, Maximum Fun and Gimlet Media.
Doug Stanhope - Basically drunken tales fro Bisbee Arizona, down by the US/Mexico Border. Very funny, but also often very wrong.
The Bugle - John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman
Answer Me this
Richard Herring's ones, when he does them
Smartest Man in The World - Gregg Proops from 'Who's line...'
Podcasts have more or less stopped me listening to music on my commute
Dan Carlin - Hardcore History and Common Sense
Love to find a decent UK show similar to CS
In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg.
From Alpha to Omega - Irish left economics podcast.
Matter and Motion
I love podcasts - I enjoyed Serial a lot, and there's now a show called 'Criminal' which is about different aspects of crime (from the POV of perpetrator, victim, law enforcement). Not started on that yet.
I currently subscribe to:
Boars Gore and Swords (a game of thrones podcast)
Scroobius Pip's Distraction Pieces
Boing Boing Gadgets
You are Not so Smart.
BBC Friday Night Comedy
Also just started listening to the Word pocasts from the beginning (all the way back to 2007!)
D'wards did you used to listen to DB's All Day Breakfast Show? I miss that.
Lots of good ones mentioned already.
Against the Grain
Left Business Observer
MideastWeek is a good current events Middle-East podcast, albeit quite often a bit right-wing.
The Institute of Historical Research
Another vote for Doug - he's a funny guy, I appreciate his lazy style.
Only Podcast I've ever really followed - http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com
It's over now but there's 200 or so episodes and he's doing new stuff too.
Resident Advisor and XLR8R podcasts for a couple of great mixes every week.
This American Life
Loads of gaming ones, including Giant Bombcast, Player One podcast, Major Nelson, 8-4 Play, Guardian Radio (Destiny), Final Fantasy & Kingdom Hearts Union.
Japan related podcasts, It came from Japan, GPod.
I haven't time to listen to half of them!
Oh and The Distorted View Daily...been listening to this for years. It's very wrong.
Backstory History is entertaining, basically they pick a theme of American history and discuss a few individual cases around it
The Partially Examined Life is good, it features a panel of people interested in philosophy discussing different books.
That sounds brilliant. I love it when I find something new that has tons of episodes.
...I read that as the History of Frome & was trying to imagine how they got that to 200 episodes....
Once you've finished that there's http://thehistoryofbyzantium.com/ done by a different person in the same style. Up to 74 episodes already!
New podcasts I'm enjoying are http://www.theallusionist.org/ about etymology and http://thisiscriminal.com/ which is various aspects of true crime - from 30 year long scams to the illegal trade in venus fly traps in North Carolina. I've just starting listening to The Unexplainers http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02scjr6 which is enjoyable tosh with him off of Goldie Looking Chain; comedy "investigations" into the paranormal.
It's finished now but the podcast sensation of the year was http://serialpodcast.org/ a long wide ranging look at a 1990s murder in Baltimore by some of the people behind This American Life.
I listen to a lot of podcasts. I think they're getting more and more popular.
A couple of recent discoveries:
I Was There Too
Matt Gourley interviews actors from films, not the stars but generally people who played one of the more minor characters, although that doesn't mean you won't recognise at least some of them. Gourley has a very relaxed style and seems to have/develop a natural chemistry with his guests. You get some nice stories and a different perspective on films.
The Black Tapes Podcast
A docudrama (i.e. not real ) that's riffing on Serial, but about the supernatural and occult. It has its faults but is engaging and fans of Serial will enjoy the many nods.
I actually found them via Kickstarter, and their campaign still has a couple of days to go. Sounds like they're trying to fund doing this around their day jobs, so if you like it I think it'd be nice to support them and bung a few quid/dollars.
I love podcasts, I barely listen to music anymore because of them.
If you are at all interested in film I'd highly recommend You Must Remember This by Karina Longworth. It's about "the secret and/or forgotten histories of 20th century Hollywood" and very entertaining and well researched. I'd recommend listening to it from the start. Recently she's done continuous themed series, one on Hollywood in WWII and the latest one on Charles Manson.
WTF by stand up comedian Marc Maron is a great interview podcast with the more interesting/left field people in the entertainment industry.
If you are into science The Skeptics Guide of the Universe is excellent. It debunks science myths and poor science reporting.
The Savage Lovecast is a sex and relationship problem phone in by advice columnist Dan Savage and frequently hair raising and great fun. Listen with headphones around children.
Anyone listened to the Russian Rulers podcast? I really recommend it.
Tank Riot - 3 nerds talk about history/politics and pop culture
Skeptics Guide to the Uiverse - What it says on the tin
Rex Factor - biography of each british monarch from alfred the great to Liz2, quite funny
Just found another one about the history of china.
Not political, but I have been listening to the heavy metal historian a lot recently
Oh, Invisibilia is good, longform journalism about the invisible forces that shape us. So one week is about whether our thoughts matter, another about how we try to assist blind people. Hard to explain but good.
Wheres the best home for podcasts? If you regularly check podcasts, what site might you go to to check whats new? Podomatic?
Just came across the futility closet : Podcast Archives - Futility Closet
Well researched tales of weirdness, it's a little short though, not long enough to go to sleep to without having to cue up an 2nd or 3rd....
also in a similar vein : Damn Interesting • A collection of fascinating true stories from history, science, and psychology. In text and podcast form.
FAO serial fans Serial catch-up: what happened next in the case of Adnan Syed?
Black Sheep: A Socialist Podcast
From their about page:
Did you listen to 'Undisclosed'? I'm about four episodes in so far, it's well worth listening to. Really bizarre case. Do you think he's innocent?
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