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  • KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    Wait Wait Don't Tell Me

    I'd double for this, in addition to Fear The Boot, a very good pen and paper RPG podcast, it is platform agnostic and gives very good advice for GMs.

    Out of curiosity, is there any ex-This Week in Tech / Twit.tv listeners? I used to be a very loyal listener until it seemed that apple fanboyism and libertarian politics started to get more and more airtime, as well as annoying copresenters like Jason Calacanis whom seemed to use the podcast to brag about their success and gossip more than presenting news.

    I still listen to several. Calacanis hasn't been on that I've heard in a year or so that I'm aware of and Leo certainly is no fanboy anymore, although there are a few Apple related shows that I imagine are in that vein, but I don't listen to them.

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  • ElkiElki GOBS OF PUKE!!! YES!!!!!!!Moderator, ClubPA mod
    A lot of people talk about Doug Loves Movies, but I've found his frequent guest Graham Elwood has a better overall podcast with Comedy Film Nerds, co-hosted with Chris Mancini. They get good guests, and the discussion often leads to better riffing and insight than what you get on Doug's show.

    I know it can be helped, with it being a live-show and all, but I always find the mid-point of the show where Doug tries to herd his guests into stopping their (usually hilarious) conversations and to play the game pretty frustrating.

  • DritzDritz Registered User regular
    Out of curiosity, is there any ex-This Week in Tech / Twit.tv listeners? I used to be a very loyal listener until it seemed that apple fanboyism and libertarian politics started to get more and more airtime, as well as annoying copresenters like Jason Calacanis whom seemed to use the podcast to brag about their success and gossip more than presenting news.

    I still listen to some of the TWiT shows along with the TWiT podcast itself. Jason hasn't been on in years (that I can tell). They still have John C. Dvorak who I can understand might annoy people but I kinda like listening to him. Apple fanboyism is still a problem but Leo Laporte (the head cheese for those not in the know) no longer has much good to say about them.

    The biggest problem I find with TWiT lately (as a self confessed Nintendo fanboy) is that they seem to take whatever chance they can to shit on Nintendo and sometimes videogames in general. Both smartphones and the iPad are held up as the greatest gaming machines ever created.

    I doubt it would jive with most of the people around here but I enjoy No Agenda. I frequently disagree with the politics of the show but it's filled with crazy conspiracy theories which I find fun to listen to.

    Linux Outlaws is a pretty great podcast if you're into Linux.

    As for keeping podcasts up to date, you folks should really use podcaster or some other app. As far as I know you gotta actually plug in your iPod and sync it through iTunes like a savage if you want to keep them updated. I think iOS 5 finally does away with that though.

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    I'm infinitely glad to see love for Howard Kremer

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  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Registered User regular
    Other podcasts I listen to (before I was so rudely interrupted by the need to drive home from work). You might note a particular theme in my podcasting listening. Also, I listen to a lot of podcasts because my car radio is broken.

    Point of Inquiry - This is the once great podcast for the Center For Inquiry (spelled in the American way because they are 'Murcan). Used to be headed up by the DJ Grothe, who was a fantastic host - interviews mosty with people who had written books on the subject of scepticism, atheism, religion and so forth. I fully recommend getting the early podcasts - until around the start of this year, and then making up your mind explanation follows.
    Spoiler:

    The Bible Geek - Robert M. Price (now of the aforementioned Point of Inquiry) answers listener submitted questions about the Bible and theology. Price is a Christ mythicist, member of the Jesus seminar and has taught Biblical Criticism in a huge range of places. It's all quite fascinating, though it sounds really dry, it isn't. The odd wrinkle is that Price is A) a huge geek (he loves comics, pulp barbarian novels, Lovecraft, etc...) and B) hugely conservative (he HATES Obama, hates the Unitarian Universalists for their liberal agenda and makes the occasional comments about this, he's pro-life and a few other things), which makes for the occasional O_o moments. He is however a charismatic and learned guy so the podcast is really listenable. He also seems to release a new one every other day, so you'll never run out.

    Dr Karl's Podcasts - there are actually 4 podcasts http://www.drkarl.com/media-centre/podcasts

    Anyway Dr Karl Sven Woytek Sas Konkovitch Matthew Kruszelnick is an Australian media personality who has had a crazily interesting and varied career. Distinguished for his love of science he appears on 4 different podcasts and each of them are fun - Great Moments in Science, Karl talks about something interesting and science related. Science on Mornings with Zan Row, which is a recording of a radio segment for Triple J wherein people call in and ask questions and Karl answers them, Dr Karl's Blogcast, which I haven't listened to yet but hear good things about and a BBC version of the Science on Mornings podcast (which happens at 3AM BBC time O_o).

    Read it and Weep - 3 improv comedian types read/watch a bad book/bad movie and then discuss it for half an hour. It's frequently laugh out loud funny, but it isn't what one would except from hearing about the format. They rarely get into specifics about why the things are so terrible and you'll rarely have any idea what the actual story of the books are if you haven't read them despite their summarizing them every episode even. The main downside is that they think improv comedy is a real thing and occasionally this afflicts the podcast.

    The Geologic Podcast - George 'Geo' Hrab, atheist, comedian, musician, guy who looks sort of like Moby. What can a man say about him?
    It's a long form podcast wherein George does regular skits (usually in the form of phonecalls with himself, doing odd voices), segments such as "Religious Moron of the Week" or "Ask George" and then talking about stuff that he finds interesting and telling stories. I don't like his music, but I like hearing him talk about music, I like the things he edits together but find some of his skits tiresome. Still, the whole thing keeps me entertained and my car radio is broken so it continues. Also, I do like the song he did with the Bad Astronomer Phil Plait, it's cool.

    Chariots of Iron - another podcast about atheism. Again, three guys, but this time in Portland instead of Wisconsin. Not as good as Reasonable Doubts, it follows a similar format. They do have a religious news section, which is quite interesting. Been a while since I last listened.

    Freethought Radio - another podcast about atheism. I can't really recommend it. Dan Barker and his wife Annie Lorie Gaylor are the heads of Freethought Association (whose mission statement is supporting/enforcing/monitoring the Separation between Church and State). It's very preachy. Dan Barker thinks he can put anything to music, and frequently plays songs accompanied by piano and that's always unlistenable. The topics themselves for each episode are often interesting and frequently one learns some information about the history of some issue which is good.

    Skeptics Guide to the Universe - Haven't really listened to this in a long time, nor enough to really form an opinion.

    I've also tried a whole range of other podcasts mostly about atheism and skepticism and I tend to not like them. The Texas atheists podcast (which is also a live streamed radio/tv thing) is garbage, it's combative and poorly argued in the worst ways. The Good Atheist bored me. Skepticality seemed to have hosts who suffer from the common atheistic affliction of thinking themselves more interesting than they actually are. The Infidel Guy was just mediocre in every way.

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  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    I listen to and would recomend:

    The Adam Carolla Show: Funny show with some interesting guests. Today's show featured the band Bowling for Soup singing the theme song to Phineas and Ferb.
    The Film Vault: Great podcast about movies from the Adam Carolla network. Featues a guy with fairly mainstream taste in movies and another host with some more obscure recomendations. They don't cover movies in theaters right now, they each bring a top 5 about a particular topic each week.
    Comedy Film Nerds: Good/funny reviews of new releases.
    Hollywood Babble On; Very funny movie podcast from the Kevin Smith network.
    The B.S. Report: Good show about sports and pop culture.
    Doug Loves Movies:
    Judge John Hodgman: Hodgman takes a break from the Daily Show to be a pretend judge and rule on minor disputes among family and friends.
    The Nerdist: Usually very funny.
    The Atheist Experience: This is the audio of a public access show from Texas where believers call in to comment on the weekly topic presented by the Atheist Community of Austing. Usually pretty good. The host usually has very well reasoned positions and answers for the callers.
    The Skeptics Guide to The Universe: Good podcast about science and skepticism.
    Sklarbro Country: Technically a sports podcast, but really a mix of sports and comedy from the Sklar brothers.

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  • dbrock270dbrock270 Registered User regular
    Mysterious Universe - A podcast covering paranormal events from around the world hosted by Aaron Wright and Benjamin Grundy. The hosts are quite good and approach every topic with skepticism, and they are always covering the most interesting and relevant topics. Their website is here

  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Registered User regular
    Marathon wrote:
    The Atheist Experience: This is the audio of a public access show from Texas where believers call in to comment on the weekly topic presented by the Atheist Community of Austing. Usually pretty good. The host usually has very well reasoned positions and answers for the callers.

    I am strong disagree.

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  • Fatboy RobertsFatboy Roberts Registered User
    I am the happiest that you posted that, Elki. Although I also have a fond spot for when Daly sprung that on Maron at a live WTF, if only because it allowed for the digression into the topic of Menstrual Huts.

  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    Apothe0sis wrote:
    Marathon wrote:
    The Atheist Experience: This is the audio of a public access show from Texas where believers call in to comment on the weekly topic presented by the Atheist Community of Austing. Usually pretty good. The host usually has very well reasoned positions and answers for the callers.

    I am strong disagree.

    good for you, I guess

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  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Registered User regular
    Marathon wrote:
    Apothe0sis wrote:
    Marathon wrote:
    The Atheist Experience: This is the audio of a public access show from Texas where believers call in to comment on the weekly topic presented by the Atheist Community of Austing. Usually pretty good. The host usually has very well reasoned positions and answers for the callers.

    I am strong disagree.

    good for you, I guess

    Indeed.

    Unless I am misremembering the name/etc of the podcast then it's just not the case that the main host (Matt? Bald, stocky guy?) is well reasoned, and he's not very good at arguing. Too quickly he moves from frustration to being dismissive and insulting. In addition to which their understanding of a range of issues (such as morality or determinism) are unsophisticated to say the least.

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    I'm Glad this thread happened, I just recently ODed on Kevin Smith. and really can only listen to Smodcast and the occasional Tell'em steve dave. I was with him through his southwest ranting and his red state bonanza. Its really my own fault, I wanted to give all of his podcasts a fair shake and just heard too much.


    I dont see my big two mentioned:
    Keith and the Girl- New York Comedy scene oriented show, hosted by Keith Malley and Chemda Khalili. Its a little gossipy, its normally 5 days a week, and they have a whole spectrum of guests. They are an interesting interview team, often asking personal/sexual questions, and if you listen for a while you know quite a bit about their lives. Its generally comedy, but they have plenty of loud opinions, and serious shows and moments

    Never Not Funny- Never Not Funny got me through college. Well worth 20 bucks I have to throw at it to keep my subscription. Jimmy Pardo keeps a great mood, and the show rarely has an off moment. Both NNF and KATG have a polished feel, where the banter doesn't fall off ever, despite how casual the conversation is. Just dont expect a serious interview ever, its 90% light.


    Others I like:
    New York City Crime Report- Comedian Pat Dixon reading some NYC crime for the week. Pretty new podcast, but I've enjoyed it so far. Its horribly, horribly, horribly dark, as the crimes in NYC are. So if the thought of people joking about murder and rape sounds completely unforgivable, save yourself the trouble.

    Stuff You should Know/Stuff you missed in History Class- SYSK is the better of the two, but these both are sorta back up podcasts when I caught up with my others and need one to throw on. Also very SFW which is convenient sometimes. Its kinda like hitting the random button on wiki and making that a podcast. You learn a little bit of something on some random topic/person

    Legacy Music Hour 8bit/16bit music. Incredibly simple show. They play some songs from some games and then very casually (sometimes kinda awkwardly) talk about them. The two guys are sorta stiff sometimes, but its an good background podcast.

    Drunken Gamers Radio- No longer about videogames, and so now its random topics every week. They make their own music, and have had some interesting podcasts talking about music genres. They talk about beer alot (eh) and they have a pretty hilarious lightning round. The three guys just have good chemistry.


    The Rest of my list, I think they've all been talked about

    This American Life
    WNYC's Radio Lab
    Giant Bomb Cast
    Gamers With Jobs
    Nerdist
    Pod F. Tompkast
    Savage Love
    WTF



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  • ElkiElki GOBS OF PUKE!!! YES!!!!!!!Moderator, ClubPA mod
    I don't think I'll ever get to whittle down my podcast archives. And by that I mean I added The Bugle to the things I listen to, today.

  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Neil basically gets his geek on.
    How did I not know about this?!?!? Adding it to my list before I go to bed.

    Some of my list have already been covered, but here it is:

    * Writing Excuses
    * The Bugle
    * Answer Me This! (comedy question / answer podcast where they answer listener questions, sometimes seriously, sometimes hilariously -- one of the hosts is the sister to Andy Zaltzman of the Bugle)
    * Bright Club (academic types interviewed by a comedian and a self-proclaimed "idiot" about what they do, and how it relates to whatever the current theme is)
    * Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!
    * NPR Story of the Day (5-15 min depending on the story)
    * Science Friday (very happy they've now gone to posting their entire 2 hours rather than just selected sections, because I've never actually got a radio around on Friday afternoons and I can pause a podcast)
    * Stuff You Missed in History Class (still working through the archives -- ~20 min on some relatively unknown or misunderstood topic)

    Unfortunately, my primary podcast listening time is when I'm working out, when I'm doing housework, and when I'm in the car without kids. I have not been working out lately, and can't manage to get out of the house alone or do housework without a zillion interruptions (is it September yet? :P) so I'm falling a bit behind. And now another one to catch up on!

    When I am staying caught up on podcasts, I also hit iTunesU for whatever lecture series looks interesting and add that to the mix.

    Personally, I like D&D because I find OCD much more interesting than ADD.
  • SavdecSavdec Registered User
    My big few are the already much loved Radiolab, Slate ___ Gabfest, and This American Life, plus a couple more that haven't been mentioned:

    The first is possibly the best videogame podcast I've ever listened to. It's dead now, but if you don't mind listening to smart people talk about videogames intelligently, then Idle Thumbs can't be beat. The in-jokes can be overwhelming.

    The second was one I found out about this summer: Partially Examined Life. It's a 2 hour philosophy podcast that comes out every three weeks, hosted by a trio of ex-grad students who dropped out of the UT Austin program in the '90s, but still wan't to pursue and relive what made them want to study philosophy in the first place. No background required, and if you want to read along they post links to free versions of all their readings.

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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    Wow, nearly two full pages and no mention of We're Alive - A story of survival?

    We're Alive is a War of the Worlds -esque story about a group of survivors in Los Angeles during a zombie apocalypse. The production is high and the voice acting is pretty good. I can't understand why none of you guys are listening to this show.

    http://www.zombiepodcast.com

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  • Delta AssaultDelta Assault Registered User regular
    Ya know, one thing I've been wondering now that this thread's up... I still have no fucking idea why they're called podcasts. Like, just being descriptive, you'd call em "radio shows on your computer", cause that's what they are. They're radio shows you download and listen to on your computer, or on an MP3 player. But of course, "radio shows on your computer" doesn't really roll off the tongue very well. So it doesn't work in everyday language. But why call em "podcasts?" There's really nothing pod-like about them. They're not about pods. They aren't made in pods, I don't think. You don't listen to them in pods. We aren't pod people. Mp3s have nothing to do with pods. It's kinda nuts.

  • ElkiElki GOBS OF PUKE!!! YES!!!!!!!Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Ya know, one thing I've been wondering now that this thread's up... I still have no fucking idea why they're called podcasts. Like, just being descriptive, you'd call em "radio shows on your computer", cause that's what they are. They're radio shows you download and listen to on your computer, or on an MP3 player. But of course, "radio shows on your computer" doesn't really roll off the tongue very well. So it doesn't work in everyday language. But why call em "podcasts?" There's really nothing pod-like about them. They're not about pods. They aren't made in pods, I don't think. You don't listen to them in pods. We aren't pod people. Mp3s have nothing to do with pods. It's kinda nuts.
    5/5

  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    Ya know, one thing I've been wondering now that this thread's up... I still have no fucking idea why they're called podcasts. Like, just being descriptive, you'd call em "radio shows on your computer", cause that's what they are. They're radio shows you download and listen to on your computer, or on an MP3 player. But of course, "radio shows on your computer" doesn't really roll off the tongue very well. So it doesn't work in everyday language. But why call em "podcasts?" There's really nothing pod-like about them. They're not about pods. They aren't made in pods, I don't think. You don't listen to them in pods. We aren't pod people. Mp3s have nothing to do with pods. It's kinda nuts.
    The term "podcasting" was first mentioned by Aled Williams in The Guardian newspaper in a February 2004 article, along with other proposed names for the new medium.[4][5] It is a portmanteau of the words "pod"— from Apple's iPod —and "broadcasting".[6] The name may be misleading, as despite the etymology, it has never been necessary to use an iPod, or, indeed, any other form of portable media player, to use podcasts; the content can be accessed using any computer that can play media files.[7] Use of the term "podcast" predates the addition of native support for podcasting to the iPod, or to Apple's iTunes software.[8] To avoid a term suggestive of "iPod", some use the term netcast instead of podcast, such as the TWiT.tv podcaster Leo Laporte[9] (though the older[10][11][12] term is also used in the broader sense of any internet-delivered realtime media transmission).

  • Delta AssaultDelta Assault Registered User regular
    Oh. Boy, I feel dumb now, cause I actually do own an iPod. Though I never use it to listen to podcasts, actually. It's an iPod Shuffle, and it'd probably be a pain in the ass to try to navigate to a podcast in an Shuffle filled with music.

  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    I could swear I heard that the name had nothing to do with ipods. hrm.

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  • dj.subversivedj.subversive Registered User regular
    hey, I've been looking/waiting for this thread. some of these have been mentioned, and there's a definite trend, but here goes:

    Earwolf
    Comedy Bang Bang! - Scott Aukerman talks to guests (usually comedians and/or characters they have, but Weird Al has been on a few times) - he's essentially playing a straight man to the guests, and he does his best to trip them up when they're "in-character," (inane questions about details that aren't relevant) but there are a few episodes (Weird Al, Kevin Nealon and Lorraine Newman) where he does a more traditional interview (still sprinkled with jokes, of course).
    Who Charted? - countdown of the top five movies, music, and other stuff (they usually only get through music and movies) with Howard "Dragonboy Suede" Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack (wife of Scott Aukerman) and comedian guest (Brody Stevens is a good one, because Brody Stevens is awesome and not nearly as well-known as he should be, but the recent Bob Odenkirk episode is what I would recommend for a starter episode)
    Sklarbro Country - Randy and Jason Sklar - a mix of sports and comedy. I'm not a sports fan at all, but I love the Sklars, and they do a great job of sprinkling jokes throughout the sports. Sometimes it gets annoying when they go on for a little too long before letting the guest talk (and the guest is sitting RIGHT THERE until the second segment) but there's usually a pretty good story or two about how the Sklars and the guest met and general riffing on sports news
    How Did This Get Made? - Paul Scheer, Jason Manzukis, and June-Diane Raphael (I probably fucked up the names) - the hosts and a guest rip on bad movies
    Professor Blastoff - Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan, and David Huntsberger (or something like that) geek out over science and philosophy - I've only heard a couple episodes, but I like it so far

    Maximum Fun
    Jordan, Jesse, Go! - Jesse Thorn, America's Radio Sweetheart, and Jordan Morris, Boy Detective - twee-sounding theme song and silly nicknames on top, dick jokes all the way down (well, not all the way) - usually with a comedian or author guest, they joke around and talk about stuff for an hour or so. pretty light on the "shop talk" compared to some of the other comedy podcasts
    Stop Podcasting Yourself - Dave Shumka and Graham Clark (Canadian comics), sometimes with guests (usually other Canadian comics, but sometimes non-Canadian comics, too!) - pretty light and silly, Dave and Graham (and guest) make jokes about stuff. (I know "make jokes about stuff" is pretty generic, but that's really about all they do - there are segments, but those are pretty much just excuses to play theme songs and try to steer the conversation in a direction)

    Other
    WTF with Marc Maron - great "shop talk" comedy stuff - thirding or fourthing it or whatever, because I know it's been mentioned. it's an excellent show, and there's a reason Maron's getting a lot of buzz around it. the Mencia episodes are especially great, because he does confront the guy on the joke-stealing issue, and when he feels like he got blown off, he calls Mencia back for a second interview, prefaced by interviews with other Latino comics who've worked with Mencia and tell their side of the story. Also, the Gallagher episode is a must-listen.
    The Smartest Man In The World - Greg Proops at a bar talking about things. Satchel Paige, usually, but funny things too. Stories about past shows, stuff in the news, just whatever pops into his head. He's a funny guy, if a little verbose at times, but he IS the Smartest Man in the World. :D
    Nerdist - Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, Matt Mira - sometimes guests, sometimes Hostful, but almost always pretty good. Chris has a tendency to hog the mic and overuse the phrase "nerd culture," but Matt and Jonah are great (if a little quiet sometimes). Someone mentioned on the first page that a Matt Mira podcast would be awesome, and I have to agree. In fact, I think Hardwick should do his thing with guests, and Matt and Jonah should do their own show.
    Indoor Kids - part of Nerdist Industries - I mentioned this in the video game podcast thread, but Kumail Nanjiani and Ali Baker talk about video games with other funny people. Lots of geeking out and joking around
    Comedy and Everything Else - Jimmy Dore and Stef Zamorano and comedy-person guest talk about comedy. and everything else ("everything else" being usually politics, education, and religion - Stef is a high school teacher by day). This is a good "so what was it like starting out in stand-up?"-type of show, as long as you don't mind Jimmy's obsession with politics popping up. The guests are almost always comedians, and they usually talk about the nuts and bolts of being a working comic for at least part of the time. Jim Gaffigan and Brian Regan both had great stories about the early days of their careers (might have to dig back in the archives for those) He also does The Jimmy Dore Show for KPFK, which he also releases as a podcast and that is a lot more politically-minded (still jokes, but more him ranting about politicians).
    Girl on Guy - Aisha Tyler talks to guys about stuff. Aisha Tyler is Lana Kane on Archer, as well as being a geeky girl comedian. First episode was with H. Jon Benjamin and he told probably the best shitting-your-pants story I've heard in a long time, and I'm not really a fan of dirty-for-the-sake-of-being-dirty jokes (and thanks to Nerdist, not the only one I've heard in the last week - Judah Friedlander had his own poop-story on one of the ComicCon episodes).
    Lavender Hour - Duncan Trusell and Natasha Legerro (don't care about misspelling names at this point) - comedians talking about whatever pops into their head, in a "salon style" discussion with guests. Paul F. Tompkins and his wife were on an episode. It's good, not always jokey-funny, but good. Duncan's kind of a conspiracy theorist, so that's usually interesting.
    Doug Loves Movies - Doug Benson, stoner comedian, and guests (usually 3) - as mentioned, it's sort of a bummer when Doug cuts the guests ramblings short to play the Leonard Maltin Game (basically "name that tune" but with cast members of movies, starting from the lowest-billed), but it's a good time, and you can tell everyone is enjoying themselves (most of the time). Any episode with Jon Hamm is a great one, but it's been a while since he showed up. TJ Miller is also good, and much more of a regular guest.
    Walking the Room - just started listening to this one, and I'm currently working my way through the back catalog, but it's Dave Anthony and Greg Behrendt discussing comedy.
    The Pod F. Tompkast - Paul F. Tompkins is probably one of my top three favorite comics. His podcast follows a relatively simple formula - a bit from his monthly live show, an installment of The Great Undiscovered Project (Tompkins doing a bunch of impressions of various celebrities talking to each other about the titular project - Ice T, Buddy Valestra the Cake Boss, Dame Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber, Gary Marshall, a bunch of others), and a phone call with his friend Jen Kirkman (another comic), in between him sitting in a room talking about stuff. No guests, but Evan (or Eben, I can never tell) Schleder (I'm sure that's horribly misspelled) accompanies him on a piano.
    The Todd Glass Show - this isn't out yet (supposed to be coming later this month), but I'm looking forward to it. Todd Glass is, in my opinion, hilarious, and he used to be the third host of Comedy and Everything Else until Something happened. Everyone involved has been sort of tight-lipped about the details, but Todd and Jimmy had a falling-out and Todd quit the show. They've since made up (Todd's heart attack earlier this year helped with that) and he's been back on CAEE a few times, but he was on Nerdist and Comedy Bang Bang recently and announced that he was coming out with a podcast for Nerdist Industries, so I'm looking forward to it.

    It's pretty safe to assume that if you don't recognize a name in that list, they're a stand-up comic. :) Like I said, a definite trend. Someone mentioned they were looking for good "behind the scenes" comedy podcasts, and I'd probably recommend WTF, CAEE, and, from what I can tell so far, Walking the Room (I've only heard a couple episodes so far, and those were way back in the beginning, so it might be a bit different now). Nerdist is pretty good for that, too, if the guest is a comic. They've had Billy West, Nathan Fillion, Wil Wheaton, and Adam Savage (although he did a stand-up set - it was a live show - that started with "I think my son knows what a blowjob is."), who all had great stories about their careers and shows they've worked on.

    Now that I'm finished, I'm realizing links would be helpful, but it's late and this has gotten way too long. Google should be able to help. :D

  • ElkiElki GOBS OF PUKE!!! YES!!!!!!!Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Girl on Guy buddy! Hi5

  • dj.subversivedj.subversive Registered User regular
    hi-5!

    Aisha Tyler was a guest on another podcast and mentioned hers, so I checked it out and the first episode was Jon Fucking Benjamin. hooked. on the spot. :D

  • KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    While this has changed recently for me, the podcasts I now listen to are about 70-80% produced by "old" Radio or other traditional media. So I guess I am just listening to downloaded radio

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    I feel like Todd Glass has been talking about this podcast for like a year. He mentioned it a few months ago on NNF at least.

    People were recommending podcast aggregators, People who have surrendered to google and are sitting at their computer when they listen might want to consider just using google reader. You can plug in the URLs and organize them all into folders on the side. The only draw back is if you are way behind on a show with a giant library, going back more than like 50 episodes is a huge pain.


    I forgot to mention, I really miss A life Well Wasted, and hope that Robert Ashley stays true to his word and brings it back. It was This American Life but about video games, and if you haven't listened to the few episodes that exist, they are still worth your time.

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  • DemiurgeDemiurge Registered User regular
    Yes! My kind of thread, recently started listening to podcasts at work.

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  • JintorJintor Registered User regular
    I listened to This Is Not A Test today. Thanks for the recommendation, they're fantastic, although I shouldn't have expected anything less from Garry Whitta, Norm and Will, who keep popping in and out of the Bombcast.

  • LuxLux Registered User regular
    I pretty much only listen to This American Life, WTF with Marc Maron, and sometimes The Moth. I don't know if I have the time to devote to any new ones, although I am a fan of a lot of the people behind some of the popular podcasts (like Carolla, whom I also grew up listening to)
    Ya know, one thing I've been wondering now that this thread's up... I still have no fucking idea why they're called podcasts. Like, just being descriptive, you'd call em "radio shows on your computer", cause that's what they are. They're radio shows you download and listen to on your computer, or on an MP3 player. But of course, "radio shows on your computer" doesn't really roll off the tongue very well. So it doesn't work in everyday language. But why call em "podcasts?" There's really nothing pod-like about them. They're not about pods. They aren't made in pods, I don't think. You don't listen to them in pods. We aren't pod people. Mp3s have nothing to do with pods. It's kinda nuts.

    You can't really call them "radio shows on your computer" either because radios aren't involved.

  • plufimplufim Dr Registered User regular
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    Mike and Tom eat snacks became one of my favorite podcasts, listened to the entire archive over just a week. The eating and rating of a snack is only there to give the podcast some semblance of a framework, but it is the banter between Mike and Tom that is the comedy gold, especially when they go wildly off topic. Releases weekly.

    Walking the Room is what happens when two jaded and broken comedians sit in a closet and yell at each other through microphones. It is really, really good, although definately not for everyone - their humor can be very dark and offensive, and they're often brutally honest about how screwed they feel their lives are at times. If you want to try it, it is best listened to in order from the beginning, as they build up quite a glossary of terms, be it based on people in their neighborhood or just from their own ramblings. Releases weekly.

    The Tobolowsky Files is a storytelling podcast starring character actor Stephen Tobolowsky about "life, love and the entertainment industry". You probably know him best as Ned from Groundhog Day, but he's been in countless movies and TV shows, and he is a masterful storyteller. His stories come from many facets of his life, not just movies and television. There are at least two episodes that are hard to listen to without tearing up. Sadly it doesn't update as frequently lately as it used to, but every month or so a new episode hits. For maximum enjoyment, listen in order.

    Everything else I listen to has already been mentioned, so briefly, I also listen to: Stop Podcasting Yourself, Jordan Jesse Go, The Slashfilmcast, Nerdist, Judge John Hodgman, My Brother My Brother and Me and a few other video game podcasts (of which I'd recommend Radio Free Nintendo (Nintendo centric, but pretty open minded to the entire games industry and never afraid to critisize Nintendo) and Radio Trivia Nintendo (games music podcast where songs from any game that has appeared on any Nintendo console may be used)).

    Oh, and ad me to the list of guys who left the Smodcasts after Kevin Smith wouldn't shut the fuck up about being a stoner.

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  • MimMim Now known as "Bim" It means "Bisexual Mim"Registered User regular
    plufim wrote:
    Oh, and ad me to the list of guys who left the Smodcasts after Kevin Smith wouldn't shut the fuck up about being a stoner.

    I also skip all of his live podcasts with the audience in the background. I don't know why, but those bug me more than the stoner bits.

  • DrukDruk Registered User
    I'm not really into podcasts myself, but I encourage anyone to go check out PA's D&D podcasts, featuring:

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  • JintorJintor Registered User regular
    I love PATV and all, but I'd kill for some more half hour to an hour long podcasts, D&D or no

  • dj.subversivedj.subversive Registered User regular
    Iruka wrote:
    I feel like Todd Glass has been talking about this podcast for like a year. He mentioned it a few months ago on NNF at least.

    yeah, but he was on Nerdist a few episodes ago and mentioned it again, along with a date (August 21, I think) and that it's going to be a Nerdist thing, and Hardwick and Co. seemed pretty excited about it. I've been waiting for a Todd Glass Show since he left Comedy and Everything Else - the episode I discovered them with was Todd's last episode. I like Jimmy and Stef, but Todd was the reason I started listening to that show, and every time he (or Paul F. Tompkins) appears on a podcast, it's a must-listen for me.

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  • plufimplufim Dr Registered User regular
    Oh, I should have mentioned, even though it is on haitus, everyone (EVERYONE) needs to listen to You Look Nice Today. One of the greatest comedy podcasts.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    If Smosier is not on it I skip the Kevin Smith podcasts. He's the perfect foil for him and they got fantastic chemistry. On the opposite end of chemistry I hate anything with his wife.

    Ill also tentatively recommend Tell them Steve Dave. When they're on they are on fire and making me laugh so hard that I cry but often times it gets brought down by depressing stuff and stupid drama. Q and Ming are gold though.

    Finally seconding My Brother My Brother and Me. Hilarious stuff. I think they even have a sampler of their best stuff.

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  • Fatboy RobertsFatboy Roberts Registered User
    Really, I think the only Smodcast show still consistently okay is Hollywood Babble-On. And that's mostly due to Garman. Like Nerdist, (it was the Zooey Deschanel episode that finally broke me - sycophantic is probably the best word for it) Smodcast definitely has an expiration date. Like Kyougu said - without Mosier, the show just collapses in on itself.

  • MimMim Now known as "Bim" It means "Bisexual Mim"Registered User regular
    Really, I think the only Smodcast show still consistently okay is Hollywood Babble-On. And that's mostly due to Garman. Like Nerdist, (it was the Zooey Deschanel episode that finally broke me - sycophantic is probably the best word for it) Smodcast definitely has an expiration date. Like Kyougu said - without Mosier, the show just collapses in on itself.

    Yeah, I need Mosier and no audience. I kind of detest Smod 'em Steve Dave only because of Flannigan (he's on that, right?). I skip most of his appearances because of his hideous laugh.

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