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ColOfNature
03-06-2011, 11:53 PM
While we've still got this second-honeymoon, getting-to-know-you-again kind of vibe going on: podcasts, eh? I like:



The RPS Electronic Wireless Show (obviously) (hint)
The Bugle (http://www.thebuglepodcast.com/)
The News Quiz (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fricomedy) (it alternates with the Now Show, which I can't be arsed with)
(http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006r9yq)
The Flop House (http://www.flophousepodcast.com/)
Answer Me This! (http://answermethispodcast.com/)
Collings and Herrin Podcast (http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/collingsherrin/)

There used to be more, but I ended up downloading them and not listening so I pared it back to this list. What do you like?

Simon
04-06-2011, 12:04 AM
just were alive at the moment although thats more a radio play than standard podcast.

Auspex
04-06-2011, 12:07 AM
I too used to listen to loads of podcasts but now only listen to:
- Football Weekly (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/series/footballweekly)
- Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/kermode)
- Rum Doings (http://botherer.org/tag/rum-doings/)
- We're Alive! (http://zombiepodcast.com/The_Zombie_Podcast/Main.html)

And the RPS Show as well but it's so irregular I forget I've subscribed to it till a new episode pops up. Interested to see what RPSers recommend as I may expand upon my subscriptions.

Fiyenyaa
04-06-2011, 12:18 AM
The Rum Doings Shooow!

Naturally.

Kadayi
04-06-2011, 12:54 AM
A few of the above and the following: -

http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/podcast

http://www.giantbomb.com/podcast/

http://www.eat-sleep-game.com/news/category/rebel-fm-podcast/

http://www.shacknews.com/article/68683/weekend-confirmed-episode-63

http://longnow.org/seminars/podcast

TheLastBaron
04-06-2011, 01:16 AM
RPS
Three Moves Ahead
Rum Doings
PC Gamer UK
Gamers With Jobs
I also listen to the Dungeons and Dragons podcast whenever they do a Penny Arcade series

LittleLizard
04-06-2011, 01:20 AM
Sidepodcast
Necesito un Arma

Didnt know RPS had a podcast. Where ME can download it?!?!

TheLastBaron
04-06-2011, 01:23 AM
Scroll down to the bottom of this page and there's a podcast link. Don't know what it isn't on the top bar also.

LittleLizard
04-06-2011, 01:26 AM
scroll down to the bottom of this page and there's a podcast link. Don't know what it isn't on the top bar also.

thx a lot!

Berlin
04-06-2011, 09:16 AM
Hell, thanks people! I was browsing through some podcasts lately and what I found interesting is this One Life Left thingy, Brainy Gamer of course, and 8-4 Play. Couldn't stand the Giant Bombcast and other Joystiq's and D'toid's, but I gotta try the ones you listed here.

deano2099
04-06-2011, 07:51 PM
Gaming:
PCG UK
Gamers With Jobs
Gamespot UK (their audio and video stuff is the complete antithesis of their writing - personality driven, opinionated and interesting, rather than bland and dull)
Comedy
As It Occurs To Me
Peacock and Gamble Podcast
Mitch Benn Music Show
General
Rum Doings
Sunday Night Safran

westyfield
05-06-2011, 12:45 AM
Podcasts I listen to:
Rum Doings (http://botherer.org/tag/rum-doings/) - John Walker (of RPS fame) and Nick Mailer (of Rum Doings fame) chat about anything and everything. Funny, interesting and often educational.
Machine of Death (http://machineofdeath.net/about/podcast) - readings from a collection of short stories about a world in which people know how they will die.
PC Gamer UK (http://www.pcgamer.com/category/podcast/) - some of the chaps from PCGUK talk about games. Usually higher-quality than the mag - it's funnier and less press-releasey.
Radiolab (http://www.radiolab.org/series/podcasts/) - science, philosophy and technology podcast/radio programme. Very interesting, though the sound effects and music irritate me a little.
Edit: Oh, gosh, and of course The RPS Electronic Wireless Show (http://rps.libsyn.com/). Whenever it's bloody there.

Wolfenswan
05-06-2011, 01:14 AM
Matt and Mondos Punkrock Power Hour (http://punkrockpowerhour.mypodcast.com/)

Sock Monkey Sound (http://sockmonkeysound.com/category/podcasts/)

frenz0rz
05-06-2011, 01:36 AM
Ah, excellent idea for a thread.

I more or less stopped listening to podcasts when I quit playing WoW, since I could never really find anything to replace the act of 'grinding';an aspect of MMOs which most people seem to loathe, but one which I found regularly enjoyable for years with the accompaniment of a good podcast or live show. Since then, only a brief few months playing Torchlight once or twice a week brought me back to the podcast scene, and since then I've once again stopped downloading them.

The problem isn't that I dont like podcasts. Rather, I simply find it difficult to find something to do whilst listening to them. I find browsing the net far too destracting, with it usually causing me to ignore the podcast entirely, and I find it impossible to simply sit in a chair and listen. I need monotony - some idle task to be doing whilst listening. Damnit, why isn't my life more dull?

raddevon
05-06-2011, 03:15 AM
Most of my favorites have already been mentioned except:
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/podcast

I don't really think you would have to be American to appreciate it. Great stories. My wife is fond of Kevin Smith's Smodcast (http://www.smodcast.com/) network, but they are a bit raunchy for my tastes (not a prude).

GraveyardJimmy
05-06-2011, 01:58 PM
Ten Songs Podcast (http://tensongspodcast.blogspot.com/) - Punk and Hardcore sometimes with folk-punk offshoots.

Does anyone know any good software (ITPC protocol?) to catch podcasts with?

Jams O'Donnell
05-06-2011, 02:31 PM
Horror Etc (http://www.horroretc.com/) -- intelligent discussions about (mostly) horror movies. Often has great movie recommendations, such as Triangle (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1187064/)

The HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast (http://hppodcraft.com/) is also rather good, talking each week about Lovecraft stories. Right now they're talking about Mountains of Madness. They also have an excellent URL -- http://hppodcraft.com/

US radio station WFMU (http://wfmu.org/podcast) has a number of good podcasts, particularly Mudd Up (http://wfmu.org/playlists/DR). They also used to have a swell one which was full of 70s and 80s African pop music.

The Eurogamer podcast, sometimes. Depends who is presenting in a given week.

Also RPS, Rum Doings, Idle Thumbs, PCG, Radiolab.

GraveyardJimmy
05-06-2011, 02:35 PM
Horror Etc (http://www.horroretc.com/) -- intelligent discussions about (mostly) horror movies. Often has great movie recommendations, such as Triangle (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1187064/)


Thanks for this, gonna check it out :D

ColOfNature
05-06-2011, 05:41 PM
Does anyone know any good software (ITPC protocol?) to catch podcasts with?

ITPC is really http, it just tells your browser to pass the URL to iTunes. Replace the "itpc:" in the URL with "http:" and any feed reader should work.

GraveyardJimmy
05-06-2011, 05:51 PM
ITPC is really http, it just tells your browser to pass the URL to iTunes. Replace the "itpc:" in the URL with "http:" and any feed reader should work.
Ah I see. Thank you, didnt realise it was itunes related, dont have it on my pc at all.

ElatedYak
15-06-2011, 09:13 AM
Can't believe no one's mentioned Radiolab (http://www.radiolab.org/). I also quite enjoy the ramblings of RPS friends Eurogamer, I recommend their E3 coverage.

Jams O'Donnell
15-06-2011, 09:17 AM
Can't believe no one's mentioned Radiolab (http://www.radiolab.org/). I also quite enjoy the ramblings of RPS friends Eurogamer, I recommend their E3 coverage.
It's been mentioned twice ;)

ElatedYak
15-06-2011, 09:24 AM
Well there you go, my disbelief was justified.

Schaulustiger
15-06-2011, 09:31 AM
I recently listend to all of the Idle Thumbs podcasts (http://idlethumbs.net/archive) again and it made me miss those guys pretty badly. It was one of the best gaming podcasts I know and it's still worth a listen if you don't know it.

Jams O'Donnell
15-06-2011, 09:48 AM
I recently listend to all of the Idle Thumbs podcasts (http://idlethumbs.net/archive) again and it made me miss those guys pretty badly. It was one of the best gaming podcasts I know and it's still worth a listen if you don't know it.
Yes, it was a treat when I randomly checked for new podcasts from them a little while back and there were two new ones from GDC. They should start a new podcast in Boston now most of them are out there.

SeanybabeS
15-06-2011, 11:05 AM
The only one I listen to that hasn't been mentioned is SModcast (http://www.smodcast.com).

Wonderfully crude humour from Kevin Smith (director of Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma...) and Scott Mosier (producer on almost every film he's made). I'm a bit of Smith fanboy, though, so may not appeal to some.

He's also roped in a load of friends to record their own. So now its a SModcast network, 1 for each day I believe.

riadsala
15-06-2011, 01:22 PM
The excellent and insightful In Our Time (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl). The range of topics covered by this show is incredible. Most my general knowledge comes from listening every week on my commute home.

And Three Moves Ahead (http://flashofsteel.com/index.php/three-moves-ahead/). (strat game podcast) Which has gone far too wargame centric for my tastes recently. But when they cover a topic I'm interested its usually a good listen. It's pretty hype-free and insightful. I like Troy's matter of fact approach to game discussion. Big shame he's moved over to PR.

laneford
15-06-2011, 05:55 PM
Most of my favorites have already been mentioned except:
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/podcast

I don't really think you would have to be American to appreciate it. Great stories ).

As a non American I can vouch for this. it's one of the most wondrous things, this show, hilarious, informative, suprising, fascinating, and occasionally desperately moving.

phail philosopher
22-06-2011, 11:26 AM
@riadsala: Thanks for the tip on In our time, just listened to a few episodes and it really is quite brilliant. In sort of the same vein I would recommend Hardcore History (http://www.dancarlin.com/disp.php/hh) for any history buffs in the hivemind.

A few others I particularly like is On the media (http://www.onthemedia.org/), WTF with Marc Maron (http://www.wtfpod.com/)(very good comedy/interview podcast, though perhaps not with mass appeal) and (My Brother, My Brother and Me (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/my-brother-my-brother-and-me) (a rather silly but nonetheless amusing podcast partly dedicated to more or less absurd yahoo questions).