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Old March 14 2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Podcast suggestions

Can anyone recommend any audio podcasts? I'm about out, and need something. I'm after more talk rather than music.

To give an idea on what I've tried/my tastes:

Smodcast. Loved it, but finally pulling the plug due to drop in quality.
Freakanomics. Love it, but listened to them all.
T3 podcast. My favourite, mostly because of the presenters.
ESPN UFC podcast. Does what it says on the tin.
Radio 6 Introducing... love this podcast, but am after a more talk podcast rahter than more music.

Ones I dropped...
Comedy Nerds. Not sure why I dropped that actually... maybe not enough people of interest.
Answer Me This. Bloody annoying.
And one I can't remember his name... but he did about 20 minutes of ranting, then interesting interviews. Trouble is they were too frequent and wish he'd split the ranting from the interviews.

I think a key thing for me is that I don't like them too frequent, or I feel swamped and it becomes a chore.

Not sure if above is enough detail, but suggestions welcome.
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Old March 14 2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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The latest Joy of 6 podcasts feature material from Peter Serafinowicz's current 6 Music show. Best to catch them as soon as you can, if only for Terry Wogan's Pirate Radio Show
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/joyof6

Other than that, even if you're not a film fanatic, the Kermode and Mayo Film Reviews podcast is always entertaining even if (and especially if) you don't agree with their opinions. The current archive goes back to September 2010:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/kermode

The BBC has a lot of archived podcasts, including whole radio series available "indefinitely." For example try the popular science show The Infinite Monkey Cage with Robin Ince and Prof. Brian Cox:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/timc/all

Not necessarily for everyone, but I also listen to the Lancet weekly podcast and Lancet Infectious Diseases monthly podcast:
http://www.thelancet.com/audio

Other than that, I've recently been listening to some of the Guardian podcasts as well, especially Science Weekly and Tech Weekly. Have a look around:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/audio

Finally, for general and current pop culture discussion, I've also started listening to OverthinkingIt.com
http://www.overthinkingit.com/category/podcast/
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Old March 14 2012, 12:33 PM   #3
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Trek podcats:
G and T show.

If you are a sociald democrat i recommand the Left Business Obsever.

If you are an Sw fan check out the Forcecast.
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Old March 14 2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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The Bugle is done by John Oliver of The Daily Show and Smurfs fame and Andy Zaltzman who wasn't in Smurfs, so good for him. It's a fun, entertaining and British take on the news. It's a weekly, there's not a lot of back log since they just became independent.

If you like comedians talking about comedy and stuff WTF with Marc Maron is usually pretty good. But it might be the one you were talking about.
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Old March 14 2012, 07:17 PM   #5
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Fanholes. random comic, toy, cartoon, tv nonsense...
http://fanholespodcast.blogspot.com/
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Old March 14 2012, 07:33 PM   #6
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Re: Podcast suggestions

Thanks for all these suggestions. I am going to work my way through them all.

I must admit I'm *very* quick to decide on podcasts... maybe too fast. It's also hard when a podcast has been going a while as it can be be quite "in jokey". I think the T3 podcast is one a bit like that, but I love it. But when listening to a new podcast I don't always like that situation. So it's chicken and the egg... gotta be patient to begin to understand it. But I'm not patient.

Listened already to the Joy of 6 from the above. Didn't like it... even though I love Peter Serafinowicz.

Started listening to Over Thinking It. Run out of commute, but I don't think I could last with that because one guy shouted and his microphone was clearly louder than the other. So I'd bring down the volume to make him comfortable to the ears, then couldn't hear the other guy. Not sure if that's a one-off issue though, need to investigate.

Told you I was fussy.

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If you like comedians talking about comedy and stuff WTF with Marc Maron is usually pretty good. But it might be the one you were talking about.
Yep, that's the one I was on about but couldn't think of his name! If he separated his bit from the interview bit, and had less of them, I think I'd have stuck with him. A couple of his interviews were really interesting - even though I had no clue who the other person was.
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Old March 14 2012, 07:40 PM   #7
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The Nerdist sounds like it'd be right up your alley. I particularly liked the interviews with Neil Gaiman, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Danica McKellar--those were all fantastic podcasts IMO.
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Old March 14 2012, 10:59 PM   #8
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My favorites:

The Nerdist

The Thrilling Adventure Hour

Startalk Radio

Decoder Ring Theatre
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Old March 15 2012, 12:41 AM   #9
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The Adam Carolla Show
Kevin Pollock's Chat Show
Sklarbro Country
Nerdist
How Stuff Works


Can't go wrong with any of those.
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Old March 15 2012, 03:12 AM   #10
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My favorite podcast ever is Filmspotting. A spin-off dedicated to streaming movies and television was recently launched, Filmspotting: SVU.

For another movie podcast that's much more rough (i.e., less production and polish), I know the hosts of a small podcast called Oops, All Movies!. I also know a few people who just started a video game podcast called Co-Op Mode. For comic books, I know the hosts of Distinguished Comic Book Podcast.
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Old March 15 2012, 08:41 AM   #11
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The Nerdist sounds like it'd be right up your alley. I particularly liked the interviews with Neil Gaiman, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Danica McKellar--those were all fantastic podcasts IMO.
Ahh that's the one I meant, not Comedy Nerds.

I gave up on that, but can't entirely remember why!
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Old March 15 2012, 09:27 AM   #12
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Blogingheads is a great nonpartisan political podcast.

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Old March 15 2012, 03:59 PM   #13
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Kevin Pollock's Chat Show
One of my... oh, fuck it, it's my favorite podcast.
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Old March 15 2012, 04:00 PM   #14
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My Brother, My Brother and Me is excellent. I'd link it, but I'm on an iPad -- screw that noise.
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Old March 15 2012, 07:24 PM   #15
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The Nerdist sounds like it'd be right up your alley. I particularly liked the interviews with Neil Gaiman, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Danica McKellar--those were all fantastic podcasts IMO.
Ahh that's the one I meant, not Comedy Nerds.

I gave up on that, but can't entirely remember why!
They can be really hit or miss, and I generally focus on the ones with guests I'm interested in (and sometimes those guests are boring as sin too).
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