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Started by dreams99 on Feb 11, 2020 2:41:17 PM
The Podcast Thread

A thread to discuss podcasts.

dreams99 - 11 Feb 2020 14:44:00 (#1 of 87)

Have got a podcast app on my phone (thanks Bonus) so am listening to them during the day while working. Previously would just listen to them in my browser.

Am subscribed to about 30 at the moment, but may whittle that down.

Just binge-listened to the first series of Serial. Brilliant.

Currently listening to Alec Baldwin's podcast Here's The Thing - as it's Oscar season he's rerunning interviews with key film people. Have listened to him with Spike Lee, Barbara Streisand (he's such a fanboy of her) and Cameron Crowe.

FrankieTeardrop - 11 Feb 2020 14:45:06 (#2 of 87)

I've been checking out this podcast - for fans only, obviously, however it is lovely to hear people talking who love the subject as much as, and, crucially, in the same way as, I do:

dreams99 - 11 Feb 2020 14:46:06 (#3 of 87)

ah yes, I've had that open on my browser for about a year, only listened to a couple. Will add it to my playlist now.

Tadagee - 11 Feb 2020 15:04:46 (#4 of 87)

I am such a geek. On my long drive home i often listen to the History of England Podcast by David Crowther. He's up to towards the end of the 16thC (episode 286) I'm stuck in the boring bit of the early 13th century before Simon de Montfort livened things up a bit (around episode 60)

The LUFC podcast The Square Ball is my other regular.

although less so in recent weeks

I was listening to 'My Dad Wrote a Porno' but got a bit bored.

dmlc133 - 11 Feb 2020 16:16:50 (#5 of 87)

A run-through of my current regular listens:

Regular listens: Guardian Football Weekly, The Totally Football Show, Radio 4 Quiz

Improving/educational documentary stuff: 99% Invisible (eclectic case studies of industrial and civil design and architecture), This Podcast Will Kill You (medical and social science behind infectious diseases), The Allusionist (origins of words and language), Gastropod (science and history of food)

Light relief: No Such Thing As A Fish (QI researchers chat about odd facts), Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast (comedian and celeb interviews, variable in tone and quality), The Beef and Dairy Network (slightly surreal spoof, ymmv), You're Dead to Me (Horrible Histories -style historical character studies but not as funny), Quickly Kevin Will He Score (90s football stuff, much better that the precis suggests), Fingers on Buzzers (about quiz shows), Biology of Superheroes (not all that tbh)

Dip in and Out: Tim Harford's stuff (50 Things, 30 Animals that Made us Smarter), BBC4 History of Ideas, a few others on the history of science/philosophy

Subscribed but not got round to yet: Serial, Science Rules!, Caliphate. Will add the David Crowther one to that list.

YogiMeerfield - 11 Feb 2020 16:39:53 (#6 of 87)

I'm subscribed to loads of podcasts. But I only get around to listen to a handful.

I'd recommend the Adam Buxton podcast. He has a good variety of guests. I think he's on a hiatus at the moment. But he's got a decent back catalogue to keep you going.

Bonusy - 11 Feb 2020 16:43:52 (#7 of 87)

Yes, would also recommend. His ones with Louis Theroux were quite memorable, also Michael Palin and Kathy Burk stood out

dmlc133 - 11 Feb 2020 16:44:20 (#8 of 87)

Yeah I have dipped in and out of that one in the past too - like Richard Herring, a bit up and down depending on the guest but some (unexpected at times) gems.

dreams99 - 11 Feb 2020 16:45:33 (#9 of 87)

Who's the American guy who interviews comedians, has done it for many years now (I think Herring's was based on his)?

dmlc133 - 11 Feb 2020 16:50:13 (#10 of 87)

I think it's WTF with Marc Maron - never listened to that one. He has some real heavyweight guests these days but a lot who I've never heard of either.

YogiMeerfield - 11 Feb 2020 16:56:00 (#11 of 87)

The Bugle used to be my favourite. But John Oliver has of course gone on to bigger things now. Their fuck-eulogies were ace.

Andy Zaltzman has carried on, but it's not the same.

PaperRustler - 11 Feb 2020 17:23:34 (#12 of 87)

Marc Maron's interview with Louis Theroux was shockingly bad. He's hugely popular, but irritating AF.

I usually listen to US politics (Preet Bharara, Trump Inc.) or true crime-type stuff like S-Town, Ronan Farrow on Weinstein or the wonderful Keith Morrison ('The Thing about Pam' is a hoot, for a brutal murder).

dreams99 - 11 Feb 2020 17:40:57 (#13 of 87)

Yes, it was Maron, and I'm subscribed already. He's done over 1000 of them! 2 a week for 10 years.

dreams99 - 11 Feb 2020 18:11:43 (#14 of 87)

Baldwin's latest podcast is with russ tamblyn, total legend, absolutely irrepressible. Baldwin can't get a word in edgeways.

TableTopJoe - 13 Feb 2020 17:51:53 (#15 of 87)

I really enjoyed The Thing About Pam from NBC Dateline. Keith Morrison's narration is very engaging and it's a hell of a tale.

I'm two episodes into The Missing Crytpo Queen on BBC Sounds. It's about Dr Ruja Ingatova's crypto currency Ponzi scheme and is fascinating.

PaperRustler - 13 Feb 2020 21:26:18 (#16 of 87)

I'm glad someone else enjoyed 'Pam', and Morrison's narration. I hope he does some more.

Onegin - 13 Feb 2020 21:31:36 (#17 of 87)

Recommend S-Town from makers of serial

This American Life

That Peter Crouch Podcast is funny.

TommyDGNR8 - 13 Feb 2020 22:02:42 (#18 of 87)

I find most of the long-lasting podcasts disappear up their own arses after a while. The first couple of years of No Such Thing as a Fish were really enjoyable, but it's been stuck in a rut ever since.

Welcome to Nightvale, Plumbing the Deathstar similarly.

Lineker & Baker make a surprisingly good team.

uranrising - 14 Feb 2020 09:09:45 (#19 of 87)

The process ever seems to be find the winning formula as soon as possible, then stick to it like a leech. Which means the formula is then worked to death.

TommyDGNR8 - 15 Feb 2020 08:57:10 (#20 of 87)

Pretty much it, uran.

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