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podcasts: are they piss?

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  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Hardcore History is a good podcast.

    That’s all I listen to from that list though.

    It is good, but it hardly ever comes out, and Carlin’s style can sometimes feel overwrought.

    I find Revolutions to be a far batter history podcast.

    I’m still working through a history of Rome, which is good if a bit dry.

    Maybe it’s because I’m a naturally boring person (like a saltine cracker given human form), but I love how dry Duncan is. It’s basically my ideal tone for a history podcast.

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  • Theodore FlooseveltTheodore Floosevelt proud parent of eight beautiful girls and shalmelo dorne (which is currently being ruled by a woman (awesome role model for my daughters)) #dornedadRegistered User regular
    ya'll should check out europe from its origins if you're into history podcasts

    this isn't popping up in pocket casts--do I need to search for something else, or am I just doofing it

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Stilts wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Hardcore History is a good podcast.

    That’s all I listen to from that list though.

    It is good, but it hardly ever comes out, and Carlin’s style can sometimes feel overwrought.

    I find Revolutions to be a far batter history podcast.

    I’m still working through a history of Rome, which is good if a bit dry.

    Maybe it’s because I’m a naturally boring person (like a saltine cracker given human form), but I love how dry Duncan is. It’s basically my ideal tone for a history podcast.

    Overall it’s not too bad but sometimes I get pretty lost in all the similarly named emrperors of some of the families.

    I’m on episode 145 of 179 though so clearly i’m enjoying it overall.

  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    Stilts wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Hardcore History is a good podcast.

    That’s all I listen to from that list though.

    It is good, but it hardly ever comes out, and Carlin’s style can sometimes feel overwrought.

    I find Revolutions to be a far batter history podcast.

    I’m still working through a history of Rome, which is good if a bit dry.

    Maybe it’s because I’m a naturally boring person (like a saltine cracker given human form), but I love how dry Duncan is. It’s basically my ideal tone for a history podcast.

    He's a little less dry on Revolutions, I think.

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  • Theodore FlooseveltTheodore Floosevelt proud parent of eight beautiful girls and shalmelo dorne (which is currently being ruled by a woman (awesome role model for my daughters)) #dornedadRegistered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Hardcore History is a good podcast.

    That’s all I listen to from that list though.

    It is good, but it hardly ever comes out, and Carlin’s style can sometimes feel overwrought.

    I find Revolutions to be a far batter history podcast.

    I’m still working through a history of Rome, which is good if a bit dry.

    Maybe it’s because I’m a naturally boring person (like a saltine cracker given human form), but I love how dry Duncan is. It’s basically my ideal tone for a history podcast.

    Overall it’s not too bad but sometimes I get pretty lost in all the similarly named emrperors of some of the families.

    I’m on episode 145 of 179 though so clearly i’m enjoying it overall.

    yeah, by Duncan's own estimation (as I recall it) he originally wanted the podcast to be a little more varied in its subject matter than "here's what this emperor did and then what THIS emperor did!" but I do still enjoy it. I'm relistening right now and it's pretty good as like... I dunno, the NPR of podcasts. like you just leave it on? i guess that's just called the news. and this is history. also, I know that NPR actually has podcasts. this is an evidently terrible analogy but it fits the feel, the feel of just listening to NPR while I clean or whatever

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Diarmuid wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    it still kinda blows my mind how big podcasts have gotten in the last few years, because I usually think of this decade as being the one where streaming video took off in a huge way, but then I think about it for a second and streamed audio's gotten just as huge

    like, podcasts are a decade-plus old streaming format in the same way video streaming is, but it seems like they've grown together

    I guess I just did a lot more streamed audio in the mid/late-00s because it was easier with the tech I had available to me at the time? so I've been used to podcasts for longer

    Podcasts are a very good thing to do while you're doing another thing.

    It helps block out the futility of existence.

    It's definitely a lot more convenient to get podcasts (especially small independent ones) now than it was in 2006 or so. Plus smartphone apps and whatnot make managing them super easy. I used to have to manually download, sort, and then transfer each batch of files to my PSP (because yes I was that nerd who had a jailbroken PSP as a pre-smartphone media device until like 2012)

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  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    Oh sorry the genre name I was looking for was "Rewatch Podcasts"

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I've been playing a LOT of Forza Horizon... 2, lately.

    And man, when they shut off the sales for that game, they should've patched it to remove any hooks to buy DLC I don't have

    it's very annoying to see a car ingame and then be told "oh lol, this isn't available anymore"

    Anyway I don't know why I'm playing Horizon 2 when I have 3 AND 4 to play, but my life is weird and stupid.

  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    Cello wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Hardcore History is a good podcast.

    That’s all I listen to from that list though.

    It is good, but it hardly ever comes out, and Carlin’s style can sometimes feel overwrought.

    I find Revolutions to be a far batter history podcast.

    Behind the Bastards has been a very good modern history podcast but it balances out the harrowing nature of Humanity's Worst People In All Of History with jokes! A lot of jokes!!!

    (It's been one of my usual work podcasts lately, which I'm trying to balance out with catching up on the Adventure Zone to be less depressing, and also several Canadaland podcasts which....I might start paying Patreon money for, they've got some good journalists on their payroll doing long-form investigations that I can't find at any similar news outlets here)

    i actually started listening to behind the bastards a bit ago too! I believe after you posted about it. it's good! Robert Evans has a pretty appropriate handle on its tone and humor, even if I feel like the vast majority of his guests are...... well, they often sound like they're doing a dollop impression, which is just slightly less interminable for me than the actual thing. But I really like Robert.

    their episodes during unite the right 2.0 were pretty good too; makes it feel more present-tense than just "more jokes about contemporary politics from random comedians"

    See, I don't mind their version of slightly blander Dollop guests because I like the general *feel* of the Dollop but don't have to wait for them to say something cringey like....tends to happen every twenty minutes or so for me with Dollop proper

    But the modern takes like the Unite the Right 2.0 one, or the Manafort one, or the Alex Jones ones have been super enlightening on a modern level too! And the one essentially about people who helped the Nazis is practically required listening for context on modern fascism, I think

    I just gotta space the episodes better because the nihilism does rub off a bit

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  • Curly_BraceCurly_Brace Robot Girl Mimiga VillageRegistered User regular
    Clearchannel can leave podcasts the hell alone, thank you very much.

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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    Did you guys figure out if syndicated internet variety talk programs were piss or not

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Knob wrote: »
    Did you guys figure out if syndicated internet variety talk programs were piss or not
    Turns out

    Yeah

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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    Good job, team.

    Diarmuid
  • masterofmetroidmasterofmetroid Have you ever looked at a world and seen it as a kind of challenge?Registered User regular
    Frankly i thought it was one of those "The answer is implied in the question" type deals

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    next podcast thread title: "Dare You Enter My Magical Realm (of Podcasts)"

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    I think we still haven't determined whether or not they're piss, tho

    my vote is yes no yes

  • HermanoHermano Registered User regular
    Jameela Jamil is on this weeks Holywood Handbook and it's very very good, fyi


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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
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  • replacewythyreplacewythy Registered User regular
    I listened to episode 12 of the Amory Score, man your own jackhammer
    "There's a comic currently releasing that on our current schedule, we would have overshot. It's like Naruto."
    "Things Wilhelm Ryan has done: imprinted himself onto the fear of dogs."
    "If it feels like this comic has added a lot of bullshit in order to hit, like 12 issues, yeah"
    "By the way, this song? In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, it's about a battle, it's not this battle."
    "It would be like, a cool cutscene, if, there were cool characters in it, but Jesse's just an asshole, and Mayo, well, his name is Mayo."
    "swords up, titties out, let's go"
    "You're not doing anything interesting here, Claudio, you're treading very treaded ground." This is specifically about the religion stuff, but it also could have been about anything else.
    "There's a lot happening, and yet nothing has happened."
    "That will remain true, this whole fucking book."
    "Everyone, they did it. They learned how to write songs."
    "Do you want to read some lyrics from In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, cause it's still, listen folks, it's still bullshit"
    "Also, we should give a score, to this song, as we do, on the show The Amory Score." DO you
    "uuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhh he's a dog"

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Honestly, as the creator of the long running and widely popular wrestling and Goosebumps podcast R.L. Steiners, it is just an honour not to be nominated for an #IHeartMedia award.

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  • replacewythyreplacewythy Registered User regular
    Cuts Marked in the March of Men isn't canon, don't worry about it, in episode 13 of the Amory Score
    "Don't worry guys, I will get you back, with the Batman song, later" oh hell yeah
    "Well, it's far enough away, right now, right this minute, that, I bet, it's gonna be forever."
    "He's got a really big, weird crotch thing." he sure does!
    "He just turns into weird flesh paste, because this book is gross."
    "What happens when anything is going badly in the Amory Wars, and something good needs to happen?" "Space. Wives. Space. Wives. Space! Wives!"
    "Hey, remember how Claudio is talking to a dog right now?"
    "Do you know about the laws of thermodynamics, Apollo?"
    "Sometimes we wonder, like, yo how do the Prise fuck though?"
    "Cause they're born with swords. Something to keep in mind."
    "The problem is... Well, there's like five or six problems with this."
    I've been complaining about the fact that Coheed and Cambria are siblings this whole time.
    "No characters make decisions based on motivations."
    "Claudio, @ me, where the boys at?"
    oh hell yeah the announcement for Great Gundam Project, I made it
    "Good luck not falling in love with your weird sister person."

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  • Care Free BombCare Free Bomb Registered User regular
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    Diarmuid wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    it still kinda blows my mind how big podcasts have gotten in the last few years, because I usually think of this decade as being the one where streaming video took off in a huge way, but then I think about it for a second and streamed audio's gotten just as huge

    like, podcasts are a decade-plus old streaming format in the same way video streaming is, but it seems like they've grown together

    I guess I just did a lot more streamed audio in the mid/late-00s because it was easier with the tech I had available to me at the time? so I've been used to podcasts for longer

    Podcasts are a very good thing to do while you're doing another thing.

    It helps block out the futility of existence.

    It's definitely a lot more convenient to get podcasts (especially small independent ones) now than it was in 2006 or so. Plus smartphone apps and whatnot make managing them super easy. I used to have to manually download, sort, and then transfer each batch of files to my PSP (because yes I was that nerd who had a jailbroken PSP as a pre-smartphone media device until like 2012)

    Until I got my smartphone in 2014 I was transferring podcasts into an SD Card and listening to them on my 3DS using big old headphones

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  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    Diarmuid wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    it still kinda blows my mind how big podcasts have gotten in the last few years, because I usually think of this decade as being the one where streaming video took off in a huge way, but then I think about it for a second and streamed audio's gotten just as huge

    like, podcasts are a decade-plus old streaming format in the same way video streaming is, but it seems like they've grown together

    I guess I just did a lot more streamed audio in the mid/late-00s because it was easier with the tech I had available to me at the time? so I've been used to podcasts for longer

    Podcasts are a very good thing to do while you're doing another thing.

    It helps block out the futility of existence.

    It's definitely a lot more convenient to get podcasts (especially small independent ones) now than it was in 2006 or so. Plus smartphone apps and whatnot make managing them super easy. I used to have to manually download, sort, and then transfer each batch of files to my PSP (because yes I was that nerd who had a jailbroken PSP as a pre-smartphone media device until like 2012)

    Until I got my smartphone in 2014 I was transferring podcasts into an SD Card and listening to them on my 3DS using big old headphones

    If you don't have a Zune handy this is the only other acceptable way to listen to podcasts

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    I'd still be using my Zune if it didn't start acting up and stop syncing properly. It's a heck of a lot smaller than my phone, that's for sure.

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  • Medium DaveMedium Dave Registered User regular
    I've still got a Zune HD 80 tucked away in a drawer somewhere. It still works but the battery is trash. You have to charge it every day like a phone.

    But goddamn, I loved the zunes. Had an og one and absolutely upgraded to the HD, it was a hell of a device and great software.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    man, the bombcast is full of energy this week

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  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    I bought a new Zune, promptly dropped it in the (clean) toilet, put it back in the box and returned it to the store for a replacement.
    That’s my Zune memory.
    That and all the porn teenage me loaded on it

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    it may say something about my untrusting nature, but I am convinced the Rockstar email Brad read in the middle of the bombcast did not come organically from an actual employee, but from the Rockstar's marketing team trying to have their positive spin read on a podcast as a genuine inside opinion on a deeply influntial platform in the "gaming community" as Giant Bomb

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  • THESPOOKYTHESPOOKY papa! Registered User regular
    Curses

    I finally have a job where a ballcap is kosher istead of a calotte, but Giant Bomb's retro ballcap is out of stock in BIG ASS HEAD sizes

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  • THESPOOKYTHESPOOKY papa! Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    I learned something very important about Giant Bomb dot Com from the site update video

    If you add ?swatch=1 to your url, you get the whole thing in Swatch Internet Time

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    I would genuinely love if Giant Bomb started a new series where they revisited modern classics and "reviewed" them on Gamespot's insane archaic scale

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  • Medium DaveMedium Dave Registered User regular
    DAMN good Fright or Shite today. Lot's of Abby gettin' freaked and Vinny fucking with her.

  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    I do still have a sandisk clip mini mp3 player but that one doesn't really do podcasts well so I just put music on it

    hot Zune take: the Zune HD was one of the best early "smart" touchscreen devices and definitely better than the equivalent ipod touch

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  • PeasPeas Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    DAMN good Fright or Shite today. Lot's of Abby gettin' freaked and Vinny fucking with her.

    I would watch that feature but I get jumped so easily so i would just check out within minutes after going nope nope nope

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    it may say something about my untrusting nature, but I am convinced the Rockstar email Brad read in the middle of the bombcast did not come organically from an actual employee, but from the Rockstar's marketing team trying to have their positive spin read on a podcast as a genuine inside opinion on a deeply influntial platform in the "gaming community" as Giant Bomb

    I think it’s perfect likely that it came from a real employee. Just a younger one who is swept up in the zeitgeist of the moment and has fully swallowed the party line about the importance and significance of the videogame they are making.

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  • SproutSprout Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    it may say something about my untrusting nature, but I am convinced the Rockstar email Brad read in the middle of the bombcast did not come organically from an actual employee, but from the Rockstar's marketing team trying to have their positive spin read on a podcast as a genuine inside opinion on a deeply influntial platform in the "gaming community" as Giant Bomb

    I think it’s perfect likely that it came from a real employee. Just a younger one who is swept up in the zeitgeist of the moment and has fully swallowed the party line about the importance and significance of the videogame they are making.

    At the very least it read like it came from someone who had 100% bought in to tech-bro lingo (stuff like talking about "the space").

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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    There is a WIDE spectrum of attitudes coming from employees within a large company. Including a whole bunch of people who wouldn't necessarily realize when they're being exploited, or legitimate workaholics who don't think twice about spending all their time at the office, everything from far left to far right politically, etc.

    You could easily cherrypick a statement from one employee inside any thousand-plus company and have that support basically any position you're trying to push.

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