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: Podcasts
: JLC 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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: CalHab 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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: Rately 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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: Steve Green 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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: Dandontdare 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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: Steve Green 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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: Eamonn Clarke 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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: IndigoPrime 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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: radiator 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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: sheridan 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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: sheridan 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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: Rackle 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 (http://www.mydadwroteaporno.com)? 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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: radiator 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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: Steve Green 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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: Tony Angelino 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.
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: sheridan 06 March, 2017, 09:25:16 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.

Despite never having heard of it, I've now been assured by Rackle that I've actually watched on episode of the TV programme, before the BBC restricted iPlayer (we don't watch live broadcast TV).  Podcast now added (sound quality of the pilot episode is shocking, but then that's par for the course while podcasters are learning their trade).
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: CrazyFoxMachine 06 March, 2017, 09:41:18 PM
Yeah that's something I've caught ahold of in the last six months - the TV show is fun if a little uneven (constant weird close-ups of the audience even if they're not laughing - and that weird thing they do with BBC news presenters that rarely works) but the podcast is regularly revelatory. There was one I heard relatively recently about asthma being partially psychosomatic and one of the number goes "so it's not real then?" and James Harkin immediately responds "it's as real as the mind is". Which I've found myself saying a lot with regards to mental illness. It's chock full of this sort of magical shit.
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: Echidna 06 March, 2017, 09:59:07 PM
Does anyone else listen to the podcast My Dad wrote a porno (http://www.mydadwroteaporno.com)? 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.

Belinda Blinked gets a thumbs up (pun very much intended) from me - there's at least one laugh-out-loud moment per episode.

I'm a big fan of Adam Buxton's podcast and the old Adam & Joe one. Elis James & John Robins' Radio X podcast scratches a similar itch - I'd urge any fellow Slack Squadron veterans to give it a try.

And I'm a LTL of Kermode and Mayo, but isn't everyone these days?
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: Skullmo 06 March, 2017, 10:03:01 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.

Totally agree. Love Rich Herring but the show is becoming a bit of a slog.
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: Theblazeuk 07 March, 2017, 11:14:05 AM
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: Eamonn Clarke 07 March, 2017, 05:21:28 PM
The Lakes comic festival have just launched their own podcast. First episode has a Charlie Adlard interview and a chance to win a Dave McKean print.
https://comicartpodcast.wordpress.com/

And just to plug my other podcast for anyone interested in British genre television like Doctor Who, Survivors, Blake's 7, Tomorrow People, Gerry Anderson's supermarionations and live actions, Children of the Stones, Christmas ghost stories, and much much more.
www.britishinvaders.com
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: Frank 07 March, 2017, 07:09:50 PM
Recently blasted through Untold : The Daniel Morgan Murder podcast

Thanks for the recommendation. Its appeal is similar to that of Serial (https://serialpodcast.org/season-one), which I assume most people here will have listened to already (if not, highly recommended).

I'm a BBC whore: A Point Of View, Start The Week, Infinite Monkey Cage, Front Row, Arts & Ideas, Thinking Allowed, The Media Show, In Our Time, Inside Science, The Film Programme, Friday Night Comedy, Kermode & Mayo, From Our Own Correspondent, Short Cuts, The Inquiry, The Forum, Analysis, Seriously/The Documentary, The Reith Lectures - but I'll make special mention of More Or Less (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrss1/episodes/downloads), which is the most valuable show the BBC produce.

When I'm not sucking on Auntie's tit, the 538 US politics podcast (https://fivethirtyeight.com/tag/politics-podcast/) was intended to cover the 2016 election then disappear, but it's become a rational guide to the spiraling lunacy of the incumbent. I'm almost certainly the only person on Earth who loves the Bret Easton Ellis podcast (http://www.podcastone.com/Bret-Easton-Ellis-Podcast), but I'll pimp it anyway. That guest list looks uninspiring, but Easton's the star.

Each show opens with an impossibly long monologue that bombards the listener with ideas and allusions delivered at the same speed as that old lipsmackingthirstquenching ... Pepsi ad. Then you realise Easton's made his poor guest sit there while he perorates, battering them into submission for the rest of the show. It's basically a diary charting BEE's failure to make it in Hollywood.

Freakonomics (http://freakonomics.com/archive/) is NPR's sister show to More Or Less, and TED Radio Hour (http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/)/This American Life (https://www.thisamericanlife.org/) are great if you're okay with them pushing a social agenda in a voice that's a cross between Bill Lumbergh and Kermit. Pick of US factual shows is Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History (http://revisionisthistory.com/), which explains why we're stupid and keep on doing stupid things even when we know they're stupid.

My favourites are the terrifying Toyota Brake Scandal (http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/08-blame-game) and the whimsical story of why big, butch basketball players would rather be rubbish than look like little girls (http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/03-the-big-man-cant-shoot).


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: Modern Panther 07 March, 2017, 08:42:02 PM
As a board game geek, shutupandsitdown.com (http://shutupandsitdown.com) have a monthly podcast, discussing old and new games.  It's actually a lot better than it sounds.  I'd recommend the site's reviews for comedy value alone.  Also, their sister site coolghosts.net (http://coolghosts.net) does the same thing for video games.
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: radiator 07 March, 2017, 09:54:58 PM
For board game podcasts, I like Cardboard! which is hosted by Rich Sommer (who played the Harry Crane in Mad Men). His twin obsessions are board games and cocktails, and one of the signature features of his podcast is that he will talk about a particular game and then recommend a cocktail pairing to drink while you play it (say, Colt Express paired with a vintage cocktail recipe from the Wild West).

The format has changed quite a bit now though - it's a bit less produced and off the cuff than it was when it started.
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: Theblazeuk 08 March, 2017, 10:46:23 AM
I can't believe I forgot about Wittertainment. And the BEE podcast sounds incredible as an insight into the desperate narcissism of a fading star.

One podcast I forgot in my massive ramble was Junkfood Cinema, where two critics from Aint it Cool of yore (and the writer of Dr Strange) discuss their favourite genre movies in a haphazard order. From Fallen to The Rock, Demon Knight and True Romance, there's an ever growing list of fan favourites for them to go through. Lots of fun, trivia and some great insights into the makings of your favourite popcorn flicks and sci-fi/horror hits. Similarly to the gimmick of Cardboard! mentioned below, they discuss a classic pulp/b/whatever movie and then suggest a junkfood pairing to eat whilst watching it.
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: Lobo Baggins 08 March, 2017, 01:20:22 PM
Things I've been listening to, in no particular order...

The Mega-City Book Club (natch) - http://eamonn1961.blogspot.co.uk/ (http://eamonn1961.blogspot.co.uk/)

Hypnobobs, Jim Moon talks about a huge variety of things http://hypnobobs.geekplanetonline.com/ (http://hypnobobs.geekplanetonline.com/)

The Awesome Comics Podcast, small press comics http://awesomecomics.podbean.com/ (http://awesomecomics.podbean.com/)

The GROGNARD Files, reminiscing about playing old school RPGs in the seventies and eighties https://armchairadventurerblog.com/category/podcast/feed/ (https://armchairadventurerblog.com/category/podcast/feed/)

British Invaders, discussion about British 'cult' TV.  I've been listening to these for a few months and have finally finished, and I'm somewhat at a loss now that I've run out of them (the pair of them struggling to find anything nice to say about Star Maidens was my favourite!) http://britishinvaders.com/ (http://britishinvaders.com/)

Space Spinner 2000, a pair of Americans set about rereading some old comic called 2000 AD right from the start, at the rate of five progs at a time, and rapidly succumb to both cultural and temporal shock http://cradeline.com/space-spinner-2000/ (http://cradeline.com/space-spinner-2000/)
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: Eamonn Clarke 08 March, 2017, 05:47:54 PM

British Invaders, discussion about British 'cult' TV.  I've been listening to these for a few months and have finally finished, and I'm somewhat at a loss now that I've run out of them (the pair of them struggling to find anything nice to say about Star Maidens was my favourite!) http://britishinvaders.com/ (http://britishinvaders.com/)


Cheers, Lobo
Wait until you hear my struggle with Robert's Robots coming up in a few weeks.  :-[
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: Pete Wells 08 March, 2017, 06:30:19 PM
Totally agree. Love Rich Herring but the show is becoming a bit of a slog.

I'm quite the opposite, I love most of the guests Herring gets on, but there are many, many times that he himself is an insufferable prick. The number of genuinely interesting conversations that have been cut short so he can ask one of his tedious, unfunny, emergency questions actually has me shouting at my iPod.

I quite like Adam Buxton's podcast too, but have taken to skipping the first 5-10 minutes where he effectively tells you absolutely everything his guest is going to say! This baffles and annoys me every single episode.

Here's another shout for Eamon's wonderful Mega-City Bookclub which is pretty much perfect, I love hearing people discuss the books I love so much.

If I may be so bold, the Megacast on the ECBT2000AD network has a new regular reviewing team of the extremely sexy Pete Wells and Rich 'Bluemeanie' McAuliffe. We've reviewed the last three issues and it's been a blast!
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: GordonR 08 March, 2017, 07:18:31 PM
British Invaders, discussion about British 'cult' TV.  I've been listening to these for a few months and have finally finished, and I'm somewhat at a loss now that I've run out of them (the pair of them struggling to find anything nice to say about Star Maidens was my favourite!) http://britishinvaders.com/ (http://britishinvaders.com/)

Star Maidens was actually German.  Which might explain a lot about it.
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: Eamonn Clarke 08 March, 2017, 08:53:06 PM
Totally agree. Love Rich Herring but the show is becoming a bit of a slog.
Here's another shout for Eamon's wonderful Mega-City Bookclub which is pretty much perfect, I love hearing people discuss the books I love so much.

Thank you, sir.
Greggs gift certificate is in the post
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: Eamonn Clarke 08 March, 2017, 08:58:44 PM
Star Maidens was actually German.  Which might explain a lot about it.

Yup, a bizarre Brit-German co-production that was filmed at Hammer's Bray studios.
It is 100% terrible though.
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: Trout 09 March, 2017, 05:12:24 AM
A second vote here for The Adventure Zone, which is enormous fun. I've been doing a lot of driving lately and it's sustained me well. It's best to start at the beginning, though, and I'm now just over a year behind! There are more than 50 hour-long episodes.

I also really like War Rocket Ajax, a comics podcast which has even featured Arthur Wyatt at least twice. Their ranking projects (one for characters and another for stories) are kind of fascinating.

Also the Thrill Cast, of course. I listen on looooong drives, and I now associate Molcher's voice with the need to urinate.

- Trout
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: Rately 09 March, 2017, 10:11:37 AM
Recently blasted through Untold : The Daniel Morgan Murder podcast

Thanks for the recommendation. Its appeal is similar to that of Serial (https://serialpodcast.org/season-one), which I assume most people here will have listened to already (if not, highly recommended).



Not a problem, fella.

The Bret Easton Ellis podcast with John Carpenter couldn't be recommended highly enough. Great stuff.
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: JayzusB.Christ 12 March, 2017, 11:35:24 AM
Athletico Mince, with Bob Mortimer and Andy Something-or-Other. Originally a football podcast but they kind of gave up on that ages ago. I don't like football but AM makes me laugh out loud every time.
You'll have a lot of listening to do to catch up on running jokes, but it's worth it.
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: Supreme Pizza Of The DPRK 18 April, 2017, 09:57:16 PM
I second Athletico Mince. Me and my dad listen to them on long car journeys. Don't be put off by the football thing. I knew nothing about football, but thanks to AM I immediately knew who he was when I saw Steve McLaren on the telly thanks to his "hair island, it's my hair island!"

On a side note, I wonder if Andy peruses the boards since he's one of those comic book people?

Can't recommend it enough. So many laughs.
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: Eamonn Clarke 27 April, 2017, 09:25:49 AM
Soul Music
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008mj7p

The beeb aren't making this show any more but all the episodes are available as a podcast.
Fascinating stories about how certain songs and pieces of music were written and the emotional impact they have had on the lives of various people.

Great episodes about Hallelujah, Fairy Tale of New York, Baker Street, Mr Blue Sky and many more,

The one about Strange Fruit is incredibly powerful radio.
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: Tony Angelino 27 April, 2017, 05:39:44 PM
Yes Soul Music is a good listen although I only listen to the songs I'm interested in. I'd also recommend the Theme from New York, New York one as well. I never liked the 'A Number One' line or the fact it is repeated so quickly. 
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: PsychoGoatee 28 April, 2017, 12:01:36 AM
Love podcasts, I listen to a pretty mammoth amount of them! Here are my top favs:

Tell 'Em Steve-Dave,
Mike and Tom Eat Snacks,
How Did This Get Made,
Judge John Hodgman,
Hollywood Babble-On,
Smodcast,
WTF with Marc Maron (the best interview podcast for me),
Comedy Bang Bang,
Weird Adults with Esther Povitsky,
The Steven Brody Stevens Festival of Friendship,
Pop Sickles,
Mega64 podcast,
and a shoutout to one of the best ever from years ago, The Lazlow Show.
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: JUDGE ALFISH 05 June, 2017, 09:31:27 PM
I am new to the Forum but not Mega City Book Club...which is wonderful!
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: sheridan 05 June, 2017, 11:01:54 PM
Soul Music
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008mj7p

The beeb aren't making this show any more but all the episodes are available as a podcast.

Are they not?  I've just added the xml (http://podcasts.files.bbci.co.uk/b008mj7p.rss) feed and the latest three episodes are timestamped at one in the morning on the last three Wednesdays.
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: Tony Angelino 06 June, 2017, 05:57:51 PM
I think a new series of Soul Music started recently. It was about 6 months since the last episode.
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: SpaceSpinner2000 06 June, 2017, 07:35:50 PM
Right now my favorite podcasts are:


Oh also I do a 2000 AD recap podcast called Space Spinner 2000, which I'll sheepishly suggest might be worth a listen :D
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: AlexF 18 June, 2017, 07:19:14 PM
Too many recommendations to cope with!

Personally, I confess I got a little bored of Kermode and Mayo, mostly because of all the listener correspondence. I switched over to the Empire podcast for my new release movie stuff.

Don't think I've seen anyone else mention them so I'll put in a good word for
The Guilty Feminist (recorded comedy show, basically)
Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period. (Denzel Washington movie reviews, hosted by two comedy writers)
Post Mortem with Mick Garris - he's a fairly dreadful filmmaker but clearly loves the genre and is  on friendly terms with a lot of cool horror directors, which makes for good chats.
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: JLC 20 July, 2017, 07:02:42 PM
Just over a month to go until the final season of The Black Tapes. Giving it a relisten!
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: ming 16 March, 2018, 11:23:06 AM
A second vote here for The Adventure Zone, which is enormous fun. I've been doing a lot of driving lately and it's sustained me well. It's best to start at the beginning, though, and I'm now just over a year behind! There are more than 50 hour-long episodes.

Judge Dredd got a namecheck in the latest Adventure Zone mini-adventure (Dust); my nerd-meter needle pushed into the red at that point.

Anyone have any other recent podcast recommendations?
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: radiator 16 March, 2018, 08:51:41 PM
Movie Crush - (yet) another movie podcast, this one hosted by Chuck Bryant from Stuff You Should Know (who I find to be an insanely likable and engaging host) talking to various guests about their favourite movies.


Last Podcast on the Left - podcast about the occult, fringe groups, conspiracy theories* and serial killers. An occasionally abrasive listen and an acquired taste but frequently funny and often (unsurprisingly) dark. Some might object to the levity and irreverence with which they treat some pretty serious subject matters. I pick and choose depending on the given subject, though I thoroughly enjoyed a recent series they did on Timothy McVeigh/Oklahoma City and another on Norwegian Black Metal.

*though i should stress that the hosts are not tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy nuts and are largely skeptics.
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: Fungus 17 March, 2018, 01:23:49 AM
Podcasts should be ace, you're able to waffle at length, no restrictions. In a way, it's good that so many get boring real fast. I probably have a half-dozen on rotation...

'I don't even own a television' was tried, after half a podcast I knocked that on the head. Fell into the 'it's so bad it's good' so effortlessly I couldn't continue. I'm a boring old fart, what can I tell ya  :thumbsup:
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: radiator 17 March, 2018, 02:38:31 AM
For me, podcasts have made pretty much all old style talking head media obsolete. You can be so specific, go into so much depth and just cut the bullshit to such an extent in a podcast interview that traditional old format interviews on things like radio or chat shows seem so lightweight and frivolous by comparison.
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: TordelBack 17 March, 2018, 08:25:09 AM
For me, podcasts have made pretty much all old style talking head media obsolete. You can be so specific, go into so much depth and just cut the bullshit to such an extent in a podcast interview that traditional old format interviews on things like radio or chat shows seem so lightweight and frivolous by comparison.

Nail on the head there,  Radiator. Although I do find myself yelling at the air when some nugget of factual wrongness is trotted out and batted back and forth unchallenged,  it's still a massive improvement on shallow waffle chopped into 'balanced' chunks, generally in the service of some promotion.
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: Theblazeuk 21 March, 2018, 06:02:28 PM
Other than The Adventure Zone, I listen to LOADS of RPG podcasts. My favourites are One Shot (friends of the McElroys and similarly tightly edited) and Roleplay Public Radio/RPPR. The latter is unedited to a great extent but has great audio quality nonetheless and does some great horror games, as well as silly ones. Delta Green and Red Markets plus Spirit of 77 or Rick n Morty in Monsters & Other Things. Good, good stuff.


Last Podcast on the Left - podcast about the occult, fringe groups, conspiracy theories* and serial killers. An occasionally abrasive listen and an acquired taste but frequently funny and often (unsurprisingly) dark. Some might object to the levity and irreverence with which they treat some pretty serious subject matters. I pick and choose depending on the given subject, though I thoroughly enjoyed a recent series they did on Timothy McVeigh/Oklahoma City and another on Norwegian Black Metal.

*though i should stress that the hosts are not tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy nuts and are largely skeptics.

I describe the style of this podcast as 'The Douche' from Parks and Recreation. It is good but they can be as tiresome as they are entertaining. The Aum Shinrikyo series is great.
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: radiator 21 March, 2018, 08:01:21 PM
I describe the style of this podcast as 'The Douche' from Parks and Recreation. It is good but they can be as tiresome as they are entertaining. The Aum Shinrikyo series is great.

I wouldn't go quite that far  :lol:. But yeah, it has a tone best described as 'shouty'.
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: rogue69 07 April, 2018, 12:10:10 AM
BBC radio 4 have a few new podcasts

You're Doing it Wrong; Adam Buxton takes a sideways look at some of our confusing modern ideas.

Evil Genius: Where do you draw the line? Each week, we examine a cultural icon’s back story and weigh up the good against the bad.

GrownUpLand; Comedians Mae Martin, Bisha K Ali and Ned Sedgwick consider the adult world with the help of Steve Ali and special guests.
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: Theblazeuk 08 April, 2018, 02:57:49 PM
Black Squadron reporting, I guess.
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: Dudley 03 June, 2018, 06:15:05 PM
The Beef and Dairy Network. Deadpan comedy about beef and dairy farming. Quite a lot funnier than it sounds.

Last Podcast on the Left is great as long as you have a very very dark sense of humour and avoid the dull creepy pasta episodes.

How Did This Get Made? is my weekly guaranteed laugh.
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: Pete Wells 26 June, 2018, 05:58:52 PM
There’s this amazing new podcast by some Mackem areshole...

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: rogue69 04 October, 2018, 11:36:43 PM
Interesting new podcast "Drunk Women solving Crime"
4 female comedians drinking & trying to work out how an past crime was commited
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: GordyM 18 October, 2018, 01:52:56 PM
The Worst Idea of All Time

Two friends agree to watch a shitty film once a week for a year and podcast after each viewing. First film they pick is Grown Ups 2. It gets funnier and funnier as it goes along because each viewing gets more torturous and they sometimes have to get drunk just to get through the 37th viewing or whatever of the celluloid abomination.

www.worstideaofalltime.com
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: Rara Avis 03 November, 2018, 08:14:29 AM
I really like LPOTL but yes they can be very shouty. The Norwegian Death Metal series was one of my favourites along with Carl Panzram. Loved Aum Shinriyko and Jonestown. They just finished up a three parter on the West Memphis Three which was fantastic as well.

I also enjoy (from the same network) Wizard and the Bruiser : https://soundcloud.com/wizbru

For more political comedy I have enjoyed a few episodes of The Dollop as well. The Opioid Crisis and the Trump ones were unbelievably good but I just can't get past that guys laugh which is incredibly annoying.

I also gave Dirty John and Doctor Death a go - they were ok. I'm working my way through the Thrillcast at the moment and I want to give that 'West Cork' a go - it's about the tragic murder of a French woman (Sophie du Plantier) here in Ireland and the investigation surrounding her death. It's only available on Audible though.

The only podcast I wouldn't recommend it Shit Town - please don't waste 8 hours of your life on this.

I describe the style of this podcast as 'The Douche' from Parks and Recreation. It is good but they can be as tiresome as they are entertaining. The Aum Shinrikyo series is great.

I wouldn't go quite that far  :lol:. But yeah, it has a tone best described as 'shouty'.
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: Colin YNWA 09 November, 2018, 08:43:27 AM
There’s this amazing new podcast by some Mackem areshole...

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Finally got around to starting to listen to this (can't believe I first heard about it in June - sorry Pete!) and its bloomin' fascinatating.

Put aside the fact that I'm not involved in SEN work its still a brilliant listen on a number of levels. First and foremost more lovely* Pete 'Lovely' Wells and his infectous humour. Secondly an insight into a really important but often forgotten (by those not involved) part of education.

But thirdly and most importantly really good lessons in storytelling as you begin to understand quite the amount of thought and consideration that's gone into what appear on the surface to be simple stories but when you break them down are fantastic examples of quite breath-takingly compact storytelling designed and executed to get across so much. Truly Mr Wells (Lovely) is the Wagner (J) of children's storytelling.

Well worth checking out and and have to make special mention of Episode 3 where Pete talks to a hero of the field (from what I can gather) Les Staves who gives a frankly chilling insight into how much this area has moved on since the 70s. While we watch the world do its best to lurch into a downward spiral its heartening to see how much as a sociality things have progressed.

Thanks for the heads up Pete and sorry it took me so long to get to this.

*I've realised its impossible to type Pete Wells in a sentence without also typing the word lovely... see.
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: Pete Wells 10 November, 2018, 09:16:18 AM
There’s this amazing new podcast by some Mackem areshole...

(https://s22.postimg.cc/swy4bbdbl/B86_EE01_E-86_CA-4_A8_D-8_ECA-488_AC3861_B68.jpg)
But thirdly and most importantly really good lessons in storytelling as you begin to understand quite the amount of thought and consideration that's gone into what appear on the surface to be simple stories but when you break them down are fantastic examples of quite breath-takingly compact storytelling designed and executed to get across so much. Truly Mr Wells (Lovely) is the Wagner (J) of children's storytelling.

Thank you so much Colin! I can’t tell you how much that means to me!
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: The Legendary Shark 01 January, 2019, 10:05:16 AM

Unregistered Podcast with Thaddeus Russel. (http://unregistered.blubrry.net/2017/04/) Some fascinating interviews with all kinds of interesting people. Episode 2: Maggie McNeill, for example, is an interview with a self-described whore and sex workers' activist that expanded my understanding of this industry and the people who work in it and demolished some of my misconceptions (no pun intended).

Sean Carrol's Mindscape Podcast. (https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2018/07/) More fascinating interviews, this time more with experts on academic subjects like biology, quantum mechanics and cognitive dissonance. I used to love the BBC's Horizon programme before it descended into a simple, almost primary school mode - I liked it better when it was deeper. This podcast goes a long way towards plugging that gap.

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: Dudley 07 February, 2019, 09:42:41 PM
The only podcast I wouldn't recommend it Shit Town - please don't waste 8 hours of your life on this.

Hear bloody hear. Christ that was annoying.
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: Rara Avis 16 February, 2019, 05:16:03 PM
It's such a shame because it could have been SO good but they completely lost their objectivity.

Lately I have been listening to Dead Rock Stars - two music journalists spend up to an hour discussing the life and death of some of our most loved musicians (Lemmy, Bowie, Lennon, Elvis etc). They are both really knowledgeable about music but one of the journalists (Mick Wall) had been around for quite some time and has some really amazing first hand stories about the subjects. There are only about 20 episodes online though which is the only downside: https://play.acast.com/s/deadrockstars

Also LOVING swindled. It's just one guy telling the story of various cons, heists, crimes and other nefarious goings on : http://swindledpodcast.com/

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: rogue69 25 March, 2019, 11:37:11 PM
for the fans of RHLSTP (rhlstp) Richard Herring has a new podcast STONE CLEARING WITH RICHARD HERRING as he undertakes his secret mission to clear a field of all it's stones whilst walking Wolfie the dog

Also for Marvel/ Wolverine fans there is a 10 part series WOLVERINE THE LOST TRAIL Logan (Richard Armitage) returns to New Orleans in search of redemption, only to discover that his ex-lover, Maureen is nowhere to be found. And she's not the only one.
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: Rately 26 March, 2019, 01:50:37 PM
Listened to Caliphate, a ten part series about ISIS constructing their own state, and also the story of a Canadian citizen who was radicalised by online propaganda. Astonishing stuff to listen to.

Equal parts gruesome, terrifying and hilarious.

When you realise the great damage that can be done, the misinformation of social media, it really is terrifying.
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: JayzusB.Christ 27 March, 2019, 08:52:16 PM
The only podcast I wouldn't recommend it Shit Town - please don't waste 8 hours of your life on this.

Hear bloody hear. Christ that was annoying.

I quite enjoyed it myself
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: MacabreMagpie 28 March, 2019, 12:43:06 PM
My current (non-comics) listening habits:

Beautiful/Anonymous - a weekly hour-long chat with a different anonymous stranger. This is an incredible podcast.

RISK! - live storytelling, but of the kind you'd only usually tell your therapist.

Dr. Gameshow - they play listener-submitted games with guests, often descends into lunacy. Hilarious and creative.

RadioLab - mini radio documentaries that regularly blow my mind.

The Dollop - American history, often focusing on the absurd. Often manages to be funny and depressing at the same time.

Savage Lovecast - Dan Savage's sex and love advice podcast.

For the longest time my top favourite was 'You Made It Weird', which I still listen to, but it's flagged a bit over the last year or two. Still some amazing episodes in the archives though.

Honorary mentions:
Made of Human
This is Love
The Infinite Monkey Cage
Book Shambles
Generation Why
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: MacabreMagpie 28 March, 2019, 12:50:16 PM
The only podcast I wouldn't recommend it Shit Town - please don't waste 8 hours of your life on this.

Hear bloody hear. Christ that was annoying.

I quite enjoyed it myself

I thought it peaked a bit early but I really enjoyed S-Town, too.
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: Dandontdare 28 March, 2019, 02:44:00 PM
I'm definitely going to try out some of these suggestions as I'm getting bored with my regular subs, such as:

Hoovering - food-based chat with comedian Jessica Fostecew interviewing guests about their culinary upbringing, eating hang-ups, favourite foods etc - fun, but all the guests tend to be middle-class North London liberal vegan comedians, so it gets a bit samey - notable exceptions are the woman who wrote a book about living off roadkill

How did this get made? sometimes studio based and sometimes live, they take the piss out of terrible movies in detail - I thought I'd like this, but the episodes are overly long and the panel are too annoying - the one on Judge Dredd was more about how stupid they found the judge system than actual flaws in the movie

No such thing as a Fish - amusing trivia from the researchers behind QI

also, the Radio 4* comedy of the Week & Friday Night Comedy (not really podcasts, just R4 comedies on regular subscription) RHLSTP, Spacespinner2000, Drokk, Where Eagles Dare, My Dad Wrote a Porno (if it ever comes back)  and the thrillcast (which I get but rarely listen to)


Re: Radio 4 downloads - the new BBC Sounds app, which they are promoting mercilessly, is shit - feedback has forced them to postpone plans to phase out the iPlayer Radio app, which is much more user-friendly
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: rogue69 28 March, 2019, 06:56:51 PM
if you use audible you can get series 14-20 free of The Unbelievable Truth
Hosted by David Mitchell 4 guests have to hide 4 true facts among all the fake information they are saying on a particular subject & the other guests have to work out the true facts
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: Dandontdare 28 March, 2019, 07:17:08 PM
I love that show (except when the annoyingly unfunny Henning Wehn is on)
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: radiator 28 March, 2019, 08:35:40 PM
How did this get made? sometimes studio based and sometimes live, they take the piss out of terrible movies in detail - I thought I'd like this, but the episodes are overly long and the panel are too annoying - the one on Judge Dredd was more about how stupid they found the judge system than actual flaws in the movie

I could never get into HDIGM? The Flop House is my preferred bad movie podcast.
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: MacabreMagpie 29 March, 2019, 10:50:10 AM
I love that show (except when the annoyingly unfunny Henning Wehn is on)

I've only seen him on panel shows but he usually gets a laugh or two out of me.
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: Theblazeuk 31 March, 2019, 04:23:24 PM
How did this get made? sometimes studio based and sometimes live, they take the piss out of terrible movies in detail - I thought I'd like this, but the episodes are overly long and the panel are too annoying - the one on Judge Dredd was more about how stupid they found the judge system than actual flaws in the movie

I could never get into HDIGM? The Flop House is my preferred bad movie podcast.

I went to Hinterlands last year, lovely bar, lovely staff, lovely owner patiently indulging me. Great beer too.
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: Pete Wells 31 March, 2019, 08:55:43 PM
I’m really enjoying ‘Films to be Buried With...’ with Brett Goldstein. He gets a different celeb guest each week and he tells them they’ve died. Heaven exists and in it, everyone is obsessed with film. The guests then have to talk about their life through memorable films e.g. first film they saw, which film means the most to them, which film has made them cry the most, sexiest film and so on.

Goldstein is a great host, he seems a really nice guy and seems to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of film. Well worth your time!
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: rogue69 05 April, 2019, 12:49:41 PM
For all RHLSTP (rhlstp) fans Richard Herring has launched an new Kickstarter  to raise money for series 15 consisting of 25 episodes along with at least 25 new Me 1 vs Me 2 snooker & at least 25 more stone clearing podcasts

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/467836598/richard-herrings-assorted-podcast-fundraising-kick
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: radiator 25 April, 2019, 08:19:26 PM
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster

Very funny podcast where guests pick their dream meal course by course.
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: The Legendary Shark 06 August, 2019, 12:39:43 PM


Sean Carroll's Mindscape Podcast Episode 58 - Seth MacFarlane on Using Science Fiction to Explore Humanity. (https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2019/08/05/58-seth-macfarlane-on-using-science-fiction-to-explore-humanity/)