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 Post subject: Podcast me!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:49 am 
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Podcasts and live streaming BBC are how I spend my time at work, but I am catching up on all my podcasts and sometimes I don't want to listen to classic British comedy around the 2pm EST hour, so what are ones you recommend?

I currently listen to:

*The British History Podcast
*Spilled Milk
*Thrilling Adventure Hour
*Our Hen House
*Kitchen Cabinet
*The Vegan Option
...and I also have the BBC Listener app on my iPad so I have any specialty programs by them pretty well-covered.

My passions: Anglophilia, food history, history in general, vegan politics/discussion (already all caught up with the Vegan Porncast, some of Vegan Freak Radio--my iTunes has trouble downloading their stuff), travel, and if anyone out there can recommend an excellent French one--I'm an American living in Quebec so any exercise of the language I am still learning is a double bonus--I would love that too!

(Via my husband I already occasionally listen to Comedy Bang Bang, MATES, and what the fizzle, thanks.)

I await your genius!


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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I didn't want to start a thread like this in case there was one. So I found this. Sad to see no replies, but it's old and I'll have a go anyways.

I'm woefully behind on the podcast thing, as in, I started listening to nightvale earlier this year. I lost my place, but want to pick it back up. And I've just caught on to Serial, also, which I am thoroughly enjoying.

So, what MUST I be listening to? I'm really interested in the true crime inspection type thing in Serial, but I'm open to trying other things.

Also, what are you listening to? I know some people listen to really specialized podcasts that don't have broad appeal that you might not recommend to everyone, but I'm curious as to what's out there.

This whole thing is really new to me so I'm at a loss as to how to find new things.

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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Throwing Shade! Always and forever. Also, Stuff Mom Never Told You and Pop My Culture. And most of Radio 4's stuff. I mean, none of that is anything Serial-esque, they're just funny and interesting and awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:24 pm 
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Stuff You Missed in History Class is really, really good. I don't listen to every single episode ever, but they cover a huge number of topics and also cover a lot of true crime if you're looking to get your fix after Serial. I'll admit to being a bit morbid and listening mostly to their crime, disasters, war and shipwrecks episodes.

I've been enjoying Serial too and still have a few episodes left, but when I'm done I was going to check outCriminal and Sex, Death and Money.

If you are into comic books, I LOVE Three Chicks Review Comics. Even when I don't agree with their reviews, they make really good points and have fantastic interviews.

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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I listen to:

- Stuff You Missed in History Class
- Stuff Mom Never Told You
- Savvy Psychologist (my favorite!) from Quick and Dirty Tips
- Nutrition Diva (not vegan, but not anti-vegan) from Quick and Dirty Tips
- Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me from NPR
- Composer Quest

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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Thanks for the input, folks! I've checked out Throwing Shade (love it) and Stuff You Missed in History Class which is pretty interesting. Looking forward to trying out the rest.

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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I listen to:
This American Life
Serial
99% Invisible (my favorite, like a shorter This American Life)
Sklarbro County (comedians sharing ridiculous news stories, you can skip the interview part in the beginning)
Harmontown (Dan Harmon is the creator of Community and Rick and Morty)
Freakonomics
and Radiolab

I'll have to check out the ones you guys mentioned.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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Oooh. Thanks for resurrecting this, Moon, and everyone else for the suggestions!


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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I'll second Welcome to Night Vale.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:10 am 
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Tigon wrote:
I listen to:

99% Invisible (my favorite, like a shorter This American Life)



I just started listening to this-- it's pretty great! I like that it's short enough to listen to on my fairly short drives around town, and the topics are pretty interesting.

Plus I love this shirt:

http://chopshopstore.com/index.php/publ ... azzle.html

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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My favourites are:
- The Moth (true stories told live without notes - they will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between)
- This American Life
- Radiolab (science-y TAL accessible by everyone)
- Serial
- America's Test Kitchen (not even close to vegan but I like their tips and recommendations)
- The Splendid Table (see ATK comments)
- Spilled Milk
- Stuff you Missed in History Class
- Earth Eats (local food + sustainable ag)
- Earth Beat (no longer producing, kind of an environmental TAL with fun stories around the world. All 300ish episodes are still available to download though)
- Ted Radio Hour
- Planet Money (money/finance stuff usually bores me but this is great)


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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I listen to This American Life, Serial, WireTap, The Moth, Cracked, Porchlight, Selected Shorts, Quirks & Quarks and Spark. Most of them are storytelling, WireTap is what i think of as existential comedy, Cracked is comedy, and the last two are science/tech.

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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I listen to a lot of podcasts. This is what my Stitchr queue looks like (minus the obvious like TAL, The Moth, Radiolab):

-Throwing Shade
-Stuff Mom Never Told You
-Criminal - short pieces about crime and different aspects of crime. You would probably like this if you like Serial.
-Invisibilia - New podcast from NPR about psychology
-Call Your Girlfriend
-99% Invisible
-Judge John Hodgeman - John Hodgman helps people settle disputes in a mock daytime tv courtroom style.
-Oh No! Ross and Carrie - Funny undercover investigations into cults and fringe science. Some are relatively short one day things and some are more long term investigations.
-Welcome to Nightvale
-Savage Lovecast
-Startup - this follows the journey of one guy as he starts his own business. If you liked the way that Serial focused on just one story you might like this.
-Planet Money
-Freakanomics Radio
-I listen to a lot of the Slate podcasts, including the Culture Gabfest, XX Gabfest, Political Gabfest, and Amicus (another good one if you like Serial)
-NPR pop culture happy hour
-Reply All
-Anything from the How Stuff Works Network (Stuff Mom Never Told You, Stuff You Missed In History Class, Stuff You Should Know)
-Sawbones
-The Broad Experience (about women in business, but the information and topics are great even if you're not a career woman)

I'm missing some, so I'll add them when I remember!

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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Here Be Monsters- like a mini Radiolab, mostly about fear and the unknown, but not scary
Comedy Bang Bang
How Did This Get Made?
Savage Lovecast
The Bugle
The Daily Show Without Jon Stewart
The Dana Gould Hour

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Rich Roll podcast
Marathon Talk
Radio 4 Friday Night Comedy
Radio 4 Woman's Hour
The Guardian Book Club
Radio 4 Book Club
The Vegan Option
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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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I am reviving this thread to point out that Vegansaurus founder Laura Beck has an awesome and hilarious new podcast called "You're Gonna Die, Girl!" Laura and her co-host JiJi discuss horror movies from a scaredy-cat/feminist perspective. If you've ever experienced Laura's wit you know you're in for a treat! I love it, I want other PPKers to listen to it so we can talk about how much we love it together.

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
I am reviving this thread to point out that Vegansaurus founder Laura Beck has an awesome and hilarious new podcast called "You're Gonna Die, Girl!" Laura and her co-host JiJi discuss horror movies from a scaredy-cat/feminist perspective. If you've ever experienced Laura's wit you know you're in for a treat! I love it, I want other PPKers to listen to it so we can talk about how much we love it together.

It's on my pod but I haven't listened yet cause I haven's seen the movies. Do I need too?

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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LazySmurf wrote:
Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
I am reviving this thread to point out that Vegansaurus founder Laura Beck has an awesome and hilarious new podcast called "You're Gonna Die, Girl!" Laura and her co-host JiJi discuss horror movies from a scaredy-cat/feminist perspective. If you've ever experienced Laura's wit you know you're in for a treat! I love it, I want other PPKers to listen to it so we can talk about how much we love it together.

It's on my pod but I haven't listened yet cause I haven's seen the movies. Do I need too?


I think it depends! I really love listening to, say, How Did This Get Made? even when I haven't seen the movie, just because that show will always crack me up. But I know lots of people who can't listen to episodes unless they've also seen the movie because otherwise it's just too confusing.

On YGDG!, they do a pretty good job of explaining the movie so you probably don't need to be too familiar with it, and while they do discuss most plot points and definitely do warn you about jump scares, they have said on the show they don't want to spoil endings or twists, so there's that, too.

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I love The Bearded Vegans. I have a podcast crush on Andy.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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In addition to the usual suspects (TAL, Radiolab...), I like:

Hello from the Magic Tavern
Yo, Is This Racist?
My Brother, My Brother, and Me
On the Media
Stop Podcasting Yourself
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At the moment I'm listening to Stuff You Should Know, Stuff Mom Never Told You, Stuff You Missed in History Class, Tech Stuff, Ted Radio Hour, Our Hen House, BBC World Service and RTÉ documentaries.

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Maybe nsfw, but Marc Maron's podcast, what the fizzle with Marc Maron.

Here are some of his recent interviews:

- Ira Kaplan / Bob Odenkirk & David Cross
- Robert Trujillo & Flea / Aziz Ansari
- Daniel Radcliffe
- Elvis Costello
- Lorne Michaels

Edit: HAHAHA! I love that it autocorrects the name of the show to What the Fizzle :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:49 pm 
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I have a long list of podcasts, but the one I'm always excited to listen to is Throwing Shade. It's just THE BEST. Stuff you missed in history class is okay but I realized that I never actually retain anything they say, which sucks. And the ads are SO LONG. I need some new fun/funny ones. I am so excited for Laura's but I can't do scary movies....maybe the podcast where I don't see any horror is actually something I'll like!

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Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
I am reviving this thread to point out that Vegansaurus founder Laura Beck has an awesome and hilarious new podcast called "You're Gonna Die, Girl!" Laura and her co-host JiJi discuss horror movies from a scaredy-cat/feminist perspective. If you've ever experienced Laura's wit you know you're in for a treat! I love it, I want other PPKers to listen to it so we can talk about how much we love it together.

I listened to the first one, I liked it! I left a review and you should too cause their are none!

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast me!
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Podcasts!!!

Somehow I only got into podcasts about a year ago. I love them! Anyway I listen to

- Stuff Mom Never Told You
- The Nerdist (really nice when they have actors I know. It's just an honest conversation that does not focus on what they are promoting. So it's fun)
- Lore (Awesome story telling, short episodes (about 20-25 min) on mostly scary topics)
- Welcome to Night Vale
- This American Life (sometimes, not always)
- Radio Free Burrito (because Wil Wheaton!!!!)
- You Must Remember This (I actually listened to the whole series on Charles Manson - I'm not from here and knew so little about it - but I haven't really listened to any other episodes since. The storytelling is very very good though!)

Reading your podcasts, I realize I do need to find some on vegan stuff... hmmm.


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