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JLC

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Podcasts
« on: 06 March, 2017, 01:00:01 pm »
As I often have to travel quite a bit for work I love podcasts.

Some of my favourites -

The Black Tapes
Myths & Legends Podcast
Welcome to Night Vale
In Our Time
Soundtracking with Edith Bowman
The Adam Buxton Podcast
Uncanny County

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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #1 on: 06 March, 2017, 01:34:36 pm »
I'll have to check out those.

The ones I always keep coming back to are:
2000AD Thrill-Cast (of course)
Kermode & Mayo's film reviews
This American Life (human interest and reporting)
Fighting Talk (sports comedy quiz)

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« Reply #2 on: 06 March, 2017, 02:09:26 pm »
Recently blasted through Untold : The Daniel Morgan Murder podcast.

Couldn't recommend it highly enough. Brilliantly presented, heartbreaking and shines a light on some of the institutions in modern society that are badly letting us all down.

Also recommend Crime In Sports. Two yanks rip the piss out of sportspeople who have turned to crime. Hilarious and sobering in equal parts.

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« Reply #3 on: 06 March, 2017, 03:32:36 pm »
Yeah the Adam Buxton ones are great.

I've been working my way backwards through the Richard Herring Leicester Square Theatre podcasts, back through As it Occurs to Me and the Collings and Herrin ones.

It's weird revisiting anything topical.

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« Reply #4 on: 06 March, 2017, 06:43:21 pm »
I did enjoy RHLSTP (as all the cool kids are calling it) for a while but I'm starting to find him increasingly annoying and decreasingly funny - and as he digs deeper into his pool of comic mates, I find I've never heard of a lot of them.

If you're cherry-picking however, the Peter Serafinowitz one is a classic for his Star Wars stories.

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« Reply #5 on: 06 March, 2017, 07:07:27 pm »
I quite like ones I've not heard of - I thought the relatively recent one with Jess Thom/Touretteshero was great.

I could see why some people could find him annoying though.

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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #6 on: 06 March, 2017, 07:45:20 pm »
Hypnogoria - for all sorts of weird fictions.
Bigmouth - a British pop culture review show hosted by a 2000AD fan
the New Statesman podcast - because I'm a liberal elite snowflake
Pop Culture Hound - great comics interviews by Chris Thompson
Comic Geek Speak - American comics podcast

And there's another that escapes me.  ;)

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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #7 on: 06 March, 2017, 08:10:56 pm »
Infinite Monkey Cage remains my favourite podcast. Beyond that, 2000 AD's one's always good for a listen.

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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #8 on: 06 March, 2017, 08:46:12 pm »
I Was There Too - interviews with smaller players (generally extras or supporting cast members) involved in iconic movies. Interesting, personal perspectives and a charming, funny host. Among many others, highlights have been Stephen Tobolowsky talking about his role in Groundhog Day (Bing!), Jenette Goldstein talking about playing Vasquez in Aliens and comedian Greg Proops being delightfully frank about his experience on The Phantom Menace.

The Flop House - there are dozens of 'bad movie' podcasts, but this is the best one I've found. Hosted by one current and one former The Daily Show writers (and their bartender pal who is arguably the funniest of the bunch), its perhaps an acquired taste, but it routinely makes me laugh more than any other podcast.

Retronauts - Retro videogame podcast. Sometimes the subjects can be a little niche for me (they just did a very thorough examination of the Apple II, for example), but when its a topic I'm interested in it's a great listen.

Cane and Rinse - it's awful name aside, this is the best videogames podcast out there. Thoughtful, intelligent dissections of some of the biggest and best games of the medium's history. Zero snobbery - a simple mobile game like Threes! gets the same level of attention and discussion as GTAV. The back catalogue is a treasure trove.

Thirty Twenty Ten - a great concept (a pop culture deep-dive into the biggest songs, movies, comics,  videogames and sometimes news stories from 30, 20 and 10 years ago the week of recording) executed brilliantly. Some proper nerding out that occasionally unearths some really interesting trivia nuggets, long-forgotten pop culture artifacts and unlikely coincidences across the decades. I also like all the other output from the guys who do this show (Laser Time), though it's a mixed bag - sometimes a little US centric and with a slightly tedious preoccupation with professional wrestling.

Distraction Pieces - which is hosted by Scroobius Pip, who I like a lot. Topics and guest vary wildly with some (again to my tastes tedious) digressions on wrestling and UFC). But when it's good, its great. Pip is such an engaging and sensitive interviewer that he can really draw a lot out of his subjects, and even episodes that you might think would be not particularly interesting can be really raw and illuminating - see his two part interview with TV presenter Gail Porter.

No Such Thing as a Fish - aka the QI podcast. Love this one, though I don't tend to listen weekly and prefer instead to stockpile them for road trips.

I also dip in and out of The Joe Rogan Experience. As with others, your mileage may vary depending on guest and subject - and Rogan himself is a pretty opinionated, divisive figure - but I'd highly recommend the recent episode with Scientology whistleblower Leah Remini - it's pretty explosive stuff.
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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #9 on: 06 March, 2017, 08:55:18 pm »
I have more than I actually listen to, but here's a list (with links, as I've prepared it for when I need to reinstall operating systems, etc).
As you'll note, quite a few of these have already been mentioned.  Also note that these are the direct links that you'd have to cut and paste in to your feed aggregator (I use rhythmbox or banshee on linux).  Third and final note - more than a couple of these are hosted or co-hosted by Squaxx!

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« Reply #10 on: 06 March, 2017, 08:56:59 pm »
No Such Thing as a Fish - aka the QI podcast. Love this one, though I don't tend to listen weekly and prefer instead to stockpile them for road trips.

I've never heard of it - is it actually an official QI podcast or something very QI-like?  Shall have to go explore!

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« Reply #11 on: 06 March, 2017, 09:05:49 pm »
I'm pleased to see that Welcome to Night Vale got a mention: I love that podcast, though sometimes the weather is not to my taste.  Don't go in the dog park!


I hope all you cool kids shouted out RHLSTP and AIOTM out loud when you read the references.


Does anyone else listen to the podcast My Dad wrote a porno? A guy's dad actually wrote a hilariously bad series of erotica called Belinda Blinked, and he proudly announce this to his son and asked him to review it.  His son reads a chapter at a time to a couple of his friends and hilarity ensues as the writing is so bad it makes Chuck Tingle sound high-brow.
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« Reply #12 on: 06 March, 2017, 09:06:59 pm »
No Such Thing as a Fish - aka the QI podcast. Love this one, though I don't tend to listen weekly and prefer instead to stockpile them for road trips.

I've never heard of it - is it actually an official QI podcast or something very QI-like?  Shall have to go explore!

It's quasi-official. I guess they can't use the QI name for copyright reasons, but it's hosted by the QI 'elves' ie researchers, and the content is based on research they are doing for the show. If I'm being honest, I actually prefer the podcast to the actual TV show these days (which has gone downhill a bit imo). The podcast has been so successful that the crew have actually got their own BBC TV show out of it.

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« Reply #13 on: 06 March, 2017, 09:19:29 pm »

I hope all you cool kids shouted out RHLSTP and AIOTM out loud when you read the references.


No.

(Aside) Yes.

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« Reply #14 on: 06 March, 2017, 09:22:25 pm »
Anyone listed to Project Moonbase? Very funny at times and they play some very obscure 'easy listening' type music. It should really be on the radio.

While I find the show totally unwatchable now I do like quite a few of the Doctor Who podcasts.

The podcast I've listened to the longest though is Kermode & Mayo. Love the show, Steve.

For 'true crime' then Casefile and Accused are quite good. The first is ongoing while the later centred on an unsolved murder and had a similar format to Serial.