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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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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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Re: Podcasts

Post by Greg66 @ Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:19 pm

Don't Tell Me The Score. Simon Mundie talks to a selection of people in and around sport about what sport can teach us about life. There are some misses (eg James Haskell on Nutrition, Mike Brearley Nick Littlehales forex), but there are some excellent ones (Tracey Edwards, Sarah Storey, Alex Honnold, Sarah Lindsay, Drewe Broughton, Katherine Grainger, Sherylle Calder, Sam Walker forex).

The Sam Walker one makes me think England will not win the RWC this year, and that Wales night.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Dirk @ Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:38 pm

You lost me at Tracey edwards
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Greg66 @ Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:08 pm

Dirk wrote:You lost me at Tracey edwards


I knew literally nothing about her before listening to that episode. It was good.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Dirk @ Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:32 pm

You sure someone else didn't write the script and she just attached her name? A lot of people in the sailing world viewed her as talentless credit stealing bitch with a nasty streak that would rival Trump's
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Greg66 @ Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:23 pm

Dirk wrote:You sure someone else didn't write the script and she just attached her name? A lot of people in the sailing world viewed her as talentless credit stealing bitch with a nasty streak that would rival Trump's


It’s an interview with her. She talks about her childhood, running away from home, getting into sailing, the Whitbread RTW, and, naturally, the title of the podcast, which is “Sexism”.

Listen and judge for yourself. The only sailors I could name are Chay Blyth and Ellen MacArthur. Oh, and the Olympic bloke, who I certainly can’t nane from memory.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by span @ Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:56 pm

Dirk wrote:You sure someone else didn't write the script and she just attached her name? A lot of people in the sailing world viewed her as talentless credit stealing bitch with a nasty streak that would rival Trump's

Well someone's certainly being a total bitch.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Greg66 @ Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:14 pm

Ben Ainslie!

And I didn’t even have to look it up!

Span: get these Don’t Tell Me The Score podcasts into your lugholes NOW! You started this thread so you’re not allowed to say no. There are lots of one with strong women talking about themselves. Vv interesting. I’ve force fed some of them to the one daughter who hasn’t gone to the far side of the world to get away from me.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Dirk @ Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:36 pm

span wrote:
Dirk wrote:You sure someone else didn't write the script and she just attached her name? A lot of people in the sailing world viewed her as talentless credit stealing bitch with a nasty streak that would rival Trump's

Well someone's certainly being a total bitch.

On the crew of Maiden Great Britain there was a sailor call Anne-Marie. Forget her surname now. She was a better help than Edwards, a better , sail trimmer and a better navigator/tactician. She worked hard and trained the crew up. Edwards sacked her the week before the start just because she was better. 3 other crew who had given up shit loads for that race walked in protest. But Edwards was the figurehead so she got away with it.

That's why her name is mud. Well one reason anyway
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Re: Podcasts

Post by CJ+ @ Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:39 am

Well, that's half the story, anyhow. What about the other two sides?
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:23 am

I’ve been listening to 13 minutes to the moon and recommend it for anyone interested in the 13 minutes it took the astronauts to reach the moon from the main spaceship.

It’s a very slow burn but with loads of interesting details that blow your mind and make you realise what an achievement it was. One example being the Saturn V rocket that they flew up in was much bigger than I realised. How big do you think it was?


  • SPOILER: Mouse over to reveal
    • It was the height of a 36 storey building!!
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Re: Podcasts

Post by S1K @ Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:39 am

I’ve seen a Saturn V at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral and it is indeed fcuking huge, as is the tracked crawler which moves the rockets around. The Saturn V is on its side so you don’t see its height in quite the same way but even so, it’s a breathtaking sight.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:25 am

S1K wrote:I’ve seen a Saturn V at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral and it is indeed fcuking huge, as is the tracked crawler which moves the rockets around. The Saturn V is on its side so you don’t see its height in quite the same way but even so, it’s a breathtaking sight.
Yes, the same. I went to Kennedy about thirty years ago and still remember the astonishing scale of everything.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by S1K @ Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:37 am

As we’re talking about Cape Canaveral, I was lucky enough to watch a Space Shuttle launch from there. It was a couple of days after arriving in Florida on holiday so we were waking up very early due to the time difference so it was no chore to get up at 5am to drive there from Orlando to watch the launch at about 7.30 in the morning. It’s very flat land there but be found a slightly raised bridge just outside the perimeter fence, a couple of miles from the launch pad.

The steam and flame were clearly visible but of course silent due to the speed of light/sound, then the noise hit us and it was properly loud even at that distance, then a minute or two later there was a warm breeze. The way a rocket accelerates is different from watching any other vehicle because it seems that the faster it goes the faster it accelerates, unlike a car where the rate of acceleration reduces as the speed increases. We could see it turn onto its back and start to flatten out its trajectory then it disappeared from view as it crossed the horizon. It was a once in a lifetime experience I expect and I’m glad I got to see it, unlike my brother who couldn’t be bothered to get out of bed to come and see it.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by thekungfury @ Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:17 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:I’ve been listening to 13 minutes to the moon and recommend it for anyone interested in the 13 minutes it took the astronauts to reach the moon from the main spaceship.

It’s a very slow burn but with loads of interesting details that blow your mind and make you realise what an achievement it was. One example being the Saturn V rocket that they flew up in was much bigger than I realised. How big do you think it was?


  • SPOILER: Mouse over to reveal
    • It was the height of a 36 storey building!!

Living in the leafy Chilterns I so rarely encounter multi-storey buildings above about 10 so I struggle to picture what that looks like. Can you put it into M&S Food Hall or picturesque gastropub units for me?

Also, I have the riff from Inspiral Carpets as an ear worm now.
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Turntable @ Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:17 pm

S1K wrote:As we’re talking about Cape Canaveral, I was lucky enough to watch a Space Shuttle launch from there. It was a couple of days after arriving in Florida on holiday so we were waking up very early due to the time difference so it was no chore to get up at 5am to drive there from Orlando to watch the launch at about 7.30 in the morning. It’s very flat land there but be found a slightly raised bridge just outside the perimeter fence, a couple of miles from the launch pad.

The steam and flame were clearly visible but of course silent due to the speed of light/sound, then the noise hit us and it was properly loud even at that distance, then a minute or two later there was a warm breeze. The way a rocket accelerates is different from watching any other vehicle because it seems that the faster it goes the faster it accelerates, unlike a car where the rate of acceleration reduces as the speed increases. We could see it turn onto its back and start to flatten out its trajectory then it disappeared from view as it crossed the horizon. It was a once in a lifetime experience I expect and I’m glad I got to see it, unlike my brother who couldn’t be bothered to get out of bed to come and see it.


I had a near identical experience. Well described!
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Re: Podcasts

Post by Dirk @ Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:01 pm

thekungfury wrote:Living in the leafy Chilterns I so rarely encounter multi-storey buildings above about 10 so I struggle to picture what that looks like. Can you put it into M&S Food Hall or picturesque gastropub units for me?

Using the 5 horseshoes in Maidensgrove as a representative Chilterns gastropub

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Re: Podcasts

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:27 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:I’ve been listening to 13 minutes to the moon and recommend it for anyone interested in the 13 minutes it took the astronauts to reach the moon from the main spaceship.

It’s a very slow burn but with loads of interesting details that blow your mind and make you realise what an achievement it was.

I listened to a moon related pc this week too.

They might have covered it in the one you did but one thing that surprised me was that Armstrong and Aldrin slept on the moon for 7.5hrs. I mean, I know they have to sleep at some point but damn how the hell are you going to sleep on the actual moon? They were there for 21hrs and only spent 2hrs on the actual surface.

The pc also wondered what the conversations would have been like between Armstrong, Aldrin and the other one on the way back to Earth.

"So? What was it like?"
"Hard to describe. Only people that have walked on the moon would understand"
"Fcuk you"
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