Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by frogwoman, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    Any good ones to recommend? Can be on anything
  2. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    I listen to loads but I'll pick a few;

    This American Life
    Danny Baker
    Stuff you Should Know
    No Such Thing as a Fish
    Answer Me This
    Frank Skinner

    I have more if you need them!
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  3. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    pogo :p

    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.
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  4. Mapped

    Mapped London town

    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 :(
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  5. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Dan Carlin - Hardcore History and Common Sense

    Love to find a decent UK show similar to CS
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  6. Idris2002

    Idris2002 The Man From G.R.A.S.S.Y. K.N.O.L.L.

    In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg.

    From Alpha to Omega - Irish left economics podcast.
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  7. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Matter and Motion
  8. QOTH

    QOTH Well-Known Member

    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)
    The Bugle
    Scroobius Pip's Distraction Pieces
    Cool Tools
    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.
  9. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

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  10. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Another vote for Doug - he's a funny guy, I appreciate his lazy style.
  11. YouSir

    YouSir Look out Laika, it's Earth.

  12. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    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!
  13. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Oh and The Distorted View Daily...been listening to this for years. It's very wrong.
  14. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    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.
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  15. QOTH

    QOTH Well-Known Member

    That sounds brilliant. I love it when I find something new that has tons of episodes.
  16. hot air baboon

    hot air baboon Well-Known Member

    ...I read that as the History of Frome & was trying to imagine how they got that to 200 episodes....
  17. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    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.
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  18. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    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.
  19. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    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.

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  20. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    Anyone listened to the Russian Rulers podcast? I really recommend it.
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  21. no-no

    no-no Small robot you know

    Tank Riot - 3 nerds talk about history/politics and pop culture
    Skeptics Guide to the Uiverse - What it says on the tin
    Doug Stanhope
    Rex Factor - biography of each british monarch from alfred the great to Liz2, quite funny
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  22. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    Just found another one about the history of china. :cool:
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  23. xenon

    xenon A move in any direction

    Not political, but I have been listening to the heavy metal historian a lot recently
  24. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    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.
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  25. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Wheres the best home for podcasts? If you regularly check podcasts, what site might you go to to check whats new? Podomatic?
  26. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

  27. no-no

    no-no Small robot you know

  28. QOTH

    QOTH Well-Known Member

  29. damnNAFTA

    damnNAFTA Well-Known Member

    Black Sheep: A Socialist Podcast

    From their about page:
  30. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

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