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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Xercies's Avatar
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    Recommend Me Some Podcasts

    There is probably already three threads about this very subject in here but I can't find one ready available so I guess I'll start a new one. Im at work and in a booth with not much work to do and tons of time to do nothing so I have gotten back into Podcasting, listening to people coming out of my speakers soothes me a little bit and stops me thinking about the waste my life has become...

    Anyway I lisen to pretty good stuff I think, Rum Doings, Radiolab and Dan Carlins Hardcore History but its not enough to fill the hours of the day...

    So I am here to ask what Podcasts do you lot recommend to me maybe related to the kind of ones I listen to or secret gems that I need to discover.

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    I enjoy the weekly Videogamer Podcast. It's a good mix of industry news, console and pc games, what the guys have been up to and then user questions. The best part about it really though is that all the guys get on really well together and they record it sitting in the same room as each other so there's no distractions for them from something like a live chat going on or updates on twitter or what have you. They've great chemistry.
    "Halo is designed to make the player think "I look like that, I am macho sitting in my undies with my xbox""

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    The Lazlow Show

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xercies View Post
    Dan Carlins Hardcore History
    I started listening to this a few months ago and I've gone through all the available free episodes already. I'm not a history buff at all, but I just fell in love with this one. Every episode is packed with so many amazing stories. :)

    I recommend you listen to MonsterTalk. A show that takes a sceptical look at various cryptozoological phenomenons like Bigfoot and Mothman, but also lesser known monsters like Champ, The Jersey Devil, and Gef the Talking Mongoose. Very interesting stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henke View Post
    I started listening to this a few months ago and I've gone through all the available free episodes already. I'm not a history buff at all, but I just fell in love with this one. Every episode is packed with so many amazing stories. :)
    Carlin sets the bar awfully high for other podcasts, so much so that many seemingly decent ones are hard for me to enjoy because they aren't delivered with the same intensity.

    There's also Common Sense by Carlin, if you're interested in politics.
    The Medallion of the Imperial Psychopath, a Napoleon: Total War AAR
    For the Emperor!, a Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai AAR

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    Stuff I've been listening to a lot lately:

    Infinite Monkey Cage, where Brian Cox and Robin Ince chat to guests about how their scientific disciplines are inferior to physics. Also some actual science talk and comedy.

    Welcome to Nightvale, a rather odd radio drama about a small US town where strange things are afoot, played out entirely in the form of local radio announcements. I've been listening to this while playing Fallout: New Vegas instead of having the radio on the last couple of days and it's excellent.
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    I started listening to this a few months ago and I've gone through all the available free episodes already. I'm not a history buff at all, but I just fell in love with this one. Every episode is packed with so many amazing stories.


    I agree he makes history feel like it just happened yesterday and makes you feel well Humanity hasn't really changed much in the thousands of years. Great stories to nick for films as well especially the first three roman podcasts that could be a great trilogy, Writers out there make a note!

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    Joe Rogan Experience - video of each podcast also available as well as iTunes etc.

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    I second The Lazlow Show

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    One I just discovered through Mrs Jams: Sawbones

    The setup is that a man and wife, one a surgeon and the other a layman pick a medical history topic and talk about it for half an hour. It's funny and mildly informative.

    Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin welcome you to Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine. Every Friday, they dig through the annals of medical history to uncover all the odd, weird, wrong, dumb and just gross ways we've tried to fix people over the years. Educational? You bet! Fun? We hope!
    I learned just yesterday that the husband, whose name sounded vaguely familiar, is game journo Justin McElroy of Polygon/Giant Bomb fame (and also one part of My Brother My Brother and Me, which John Walker often says he likes on Rum Doings).

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    Very good picks everyone I approve of the list and especially Monstertalk and Nightvale has gotten me hooked and the day goes quickly while listening to them.

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    Oh cool, glad you liked Monstertalk.

    AV Club just listed their Top 10 Podcasts Of The Year. Night Vale is included at #7! Guess I'll have to give it a listen. :)
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    Oh hey, I missed the MonsterTalk recommendation. That sounds great -- thanks for the tip!

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    Still untitled - the adam savage project

    Basically Adam Savage from Mythbusters with Will Smith & Norman Chan from Tested just talking about geeky stuff from Kubrick films, through to great documentaries. Generally 20 - 30 minutes long, but always interesting.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ge/id586730504

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    http://chinahistorypodcast.com/ - very interesting and accessible. I prefer it's matter of fact tone over Dan Carlin's often exaggerated pop-history. (That said, Carlin's still a great listen).

    http://themoth.org/ - THE slam and story telling podcast. Fantastic stuff.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ - I'm a sucker for well told stories and "slices of life" and this one delivers very well.

    http://www.maximumfun.org/ - lots of stuff to choose from. I regularly listen to Bullseye but Stop Podcasting Yourself & Judge John Hodgman are great as well.

    http://www.wtfpod.com/ - my favorite and of the best interview podcasts, closely followed by Bullseye

    http://www.horroretc.com/ - what it says on the title.

    http://professorblastoff.com/ - I'm a big fan of Tig Notaro and this often amusing and often very interesting podcast just reaffirms it.

    http://www.savagelovecast.com/ - I could listen to Dan Savage talk about sex stuff all day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfenswan View Post
    http://professorblastoff.com/ - I'm a big fan of Tig Notaro and this often amusing and often very interesting podcast just reaffirms it.
    Professor Blastoff was my favourite podcast a year ago. I'd listened to every single episode(some of them numerous times), and I couldn't wait for Tuesday to roll around so I could download the latest one. Tig, Kyle, David and Aaron felt like close friends, and when Tig told us about her cancer diagnosis it hit me harder than news of any celebrity death or illness ever had. I actually felt ill for days afterwards. Not something I thought I could feel for a celebrity on the other side of the planet with whom I had a completely one-sided relationship(she told jokes, I laughed my ass off while making dinner).

    Tig got better, but it saddens to to say, the show's been getting worse. Feels like it fell into a slump back when they started doing a lot of live shows, and it's never quite recovered. I hung on for a long time afterwards, always downloading and listening to the shows at the start of the week, but I wasn't really enjoying them any more. I rarely check in with the gang, and when I do it's hit-or-miss (Tig's recent solo-episode was good tho). These days the show mostly feels like an old friend that I've grown apart from. :/

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    the show's been getting worse
    I've only begun listening to it rather recently and enjoying most of it (the teaching episode for example). I probably should give older episodes a listen to compare the quality.

    and when Tig told us about her cancer diagnosis it hit me harder than news of any celebrity death or illness ever had
    You've seen/heard her stand-up about that stuff? I think it was featured on the Moth or this American Life as well. I've never laughed that hard about stuff that devastating ever before. She's amazing.

    Edit: Found it. Tagged as Cancer • Funny • Heartbreak.



    Oh and I forgot to mention:
    http://thebuglepodcast.com/
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    Yeah I've listened to the live show she did just after she'd found out. It's... amazing.

    Since you're new to the show let me recommend a couple of my favourites:

    http://www.earwolf.com/episode/twins/ - This one is worth listening to just for the embarrasing anecdote David tells near the start of it. This is something that still gets brought up all the time on the show. Poor guy's never gonna live it down. :)

    http://www.earwolf.com/episode/ghosts/ - This one has an amazing story about Kyle's mom being convinced that the ghost of her late husband communicated with her by leaving a cold hotdog in the microwave.

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