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Post by span @ Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:03 am

I love having a podcast on the go so I don't have to live in the moment. Even when I'm out for a walk in nature or playing with my son, I can really be in another world in case nature / spanlet bores me for a moment*

The point of this thread is because I'd love recommendations, but I can also suggest a couple:

Crime
West Cork - a journalist couple investigating the unsolved murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. It's incredibly atmospheric with compelling 'characters' that I just couldn't stop listening.

Comedy
Dear Joan and Jericha - brilliantly funny and very rude agony aunt podcast with Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine. Will make you laugh and frown at the awkwardness / inappropriateness all at once, just like Julia Davis's stuff always does.

I also listen to a lot of ongoing series from radio like the Kermode and Mayo podcast, and also interview podcasts which are so common that most of you probably have your own serieses, but I like Adam Buxton's and even Dax Shephard's even though it's very American and therapy-y. But I wasn't sure whether to go into detail on those types of podcasts or whether this thread should be more podcasts properly produced as serieses, IYKWIM.

* not really but I do listen to them when I'm in the supermarket or driving or doing housework.

I'm going to listen to Serial next!
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:40 am

Crime/Comedy - Drunk women solving crime - celebrity guests and comedians (women ones) get pissed and try to solve true-life historical crimes.

How did this get made? - terrible films under the microscope

And Wittertainment ofc, which is a staple.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by S1K @ Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:46 am

My Dad Wrote A Porno

A comedy podcast. Jamie Morton's dad wrote a dirty book and self-published it. He reads out a chapter a week, accompanied by friends James Cooper and Alice Levine and much hilarity ensues. Over a hundred million downloads so far.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:05 am

I'm going to sound like a complete technophobe now...

I have no idea how to listen to podcasts, but I like the idea. Do I need a particular app? Where does one find podcasts to download? Etc etc.

Treat me with kid gloves please, but not the type Jimmy Saville used...
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Strawman @ Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:22 am

Either itunes, there are thousands on there and many are free to download, or BBC iPlayer has (all?) the radio content to listen to, as do other radio stations.

I regularly listen to the John Kelly on LyricFM, on Sunday he has a different guest picking the music that influenced them, sort of like desert island discs but 2 hours and he mainly has artists/authors/musicians on the show and interviews them about how the music has informed their creative process. Mystery train sunday service in the list in this link

https://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/mystery-train/podcasts/
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:29 am

CW, if you're an Android: I use an app called Player FM, which works as a search engine for podcasts, as well as a player. It will automatically download new episodes of your subscribed things, suggest things you might like etc. Basically hold your podcasting hand.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:34 am

I've never got into podcast comedy, I'll have to check a few of those out. I tend to listen to educational ones but the following are good for general interest: Stephen Fry's Great Leap Years, The Naked Scientists, Tell Me Something I Don't Know.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by thekungfury @ Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:50 am

Serial and S-Town are really intriguing topics and brilliantly made. As I said on the other thread Serial S1 was superb, S2 a bit dull but S3 is turning out to be amazing.

There's No Such Thing As A Fish - made by the people behind QI. They pick 4 odd topics each week chat about them in depth.

Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast - Bill just sits down and talks/rants about shit for an hour. Can be a little hit and miss but on the whole is funny.

Song Exploder - artists break down a single track of theirs piece by piece. Some/most are songs I'm not familiar with but there are a few gems in there.



I listen to some other niche ones like West Wing Weekly (talk for an hour about each West Wing Episode) and sport specific ones too.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Joesnow @ Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:24 am

Another Wittertainee here. HTJI etc.

These are quite well known, but I also like:

- 99% Invisible - about design, but obscure or interesting stories about the stuff around us
- Criminal - intriguing stories about crime from around the world
- The Allusionist - all about language and the meaning behind phrases and words
- Desert Island Disks, BBC
- In our time, BBC

This American Life is a long running Podcast with 2.2m listeners.
On searching for it after a recommendation from Adam Buxton, I came across That American Life which is a parody of the style and people stories featured in This American Life. Its one of the funniest podcasts I've listened to. If you get it, you may like it as much as I did.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Freddie @ Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:59 am

Also search on Spotify. If you have Spotify.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Greg66 @ Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:14 pm

The Dollop.

Comedic American history podcast in which one guys reads a story about American history to his mate. Usually an underlying social commentary which is left wing. Very funny in parts though. Episodes about The Rube, Trump, Enron and Opiates in the USA are excellent. They are currently on tour in Aus so doing some Aus history ones. I was listening to one about the Pacific island of Nauru this morning. Funny and dispiriting in equal measure.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Strawman @ Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:23 pm

Greg66 wrote: I was listening to one about the Pacific island of Nauru this morning. Funny and dispiriting in equal measure.


Thanks for the warning, I'd say the dispiriting >>> funny on that one. Still interesting though.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:18 pm

Strawman wrote:Either itunes, there are thousands on there and many are free to download, or BBC iPlayer has (all?) the radio content to listen to, as do other radio stations.


Damien Thorn wrote:CW, if you're an Android: I use an app called Player FM, which works as a search engine for podcasts, as well as a player. It will automatically download new episodes of your subscribed things, suggest things you might like etc. Basically hold your podcasting hand.


Freddie wrote:Also search on Spotify. If you have Spotify.


Cheers guys. I shall pop my podcast cherry shortly!
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