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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #60 on: July 10, 2017, 11:46:29 PM »
Something I've started on but I am sure if I am good enough for it yet- the History of Philosophy (Without any gaps).

It is good but they have already done something like 300 episodes and I am only in the 20s. They are quite short but I need to actively listen, if I get distracted or drift off I lose the thread. It is good though.

Of all the posts on any forum I have ever written this has to be my worst example of a missing "not".

What I intended to write was "Something I've started on but I am not sure if I am good enough for it yet".

For. Fucks. Sake.

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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #61 on: July 11, 2017, 12:23:26 PM »
The Football Ramble's far better than the Guardian football podcast.

I get contemporary film reviews from Film Fandango and Ya Shoulda Seen This By Now (although the latter's winding down, which is a shame). Film Sack is a slightly more gentle version of We Hate Movies, although you get more out of it if you've seen the film they're talking about – you can listen to WHM with only the barest idea of what the movie's about, IMO.

Matt Gourley's I Was There Too is very good: interviews with people who played (mostly) bit parts in big movies. Getting them to talk about how long they were on set, who they met, whether they could change the script, all that. It's a fascinating look at the little details of movie-making.

The Word magazine's been dead for a few years but the podcast lives on – it's a live interview show now. They usually get people on to talk about their books.

Heavyweight (by the same people that do Reply All) is worth a listen if you're into This American Life.

I like The New Statesman Podcast, and The Spectator's Coffee House Shots has got terrible people on it, but is a good hate-listen. I enjoy Pod Save America, although it can get quite deep in the weeds about how American politics works.

+1s for We Hate Movies, Adam Buxton, The Dollop, Reply All, The Worst Idea of All Time ...

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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #62 on: July 11, 2017, 01:59:16 PM »
The Football Ramble's far better than the Guardian football podcast.
No.
Lads. Banter.

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« Reply #63 on: July 11, 2017, 02:12:02 PM »
The Football Ramble's far better than the Guardian football podcast.

Really? They seem like insufferable cunts to me.
But the important thing is that they find themselves hilarious.

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« Reply #64 on: July 11, 2017, 05:35:30 PM »
The Grognard Files. If you are interested in the British RPG scene in the 1980s this is the podcast for you.

Well well well.  And I thought it would be pointless listing all the RPG podcasts I like, I might have to now.  Grognard Files is great and for some reason I find the presenters voice very calming!

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« Reply #65 on: July 11, 2017, 06:10:45 PM »
Hawksbee and Jacobs daily podcast is good if you like football and sport and all that. Martin Kelner's on it sometimes.

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« Reply #66 on: July 11, 2017, 07:26:42 PM »
Well well well.  And I thought it would be pointless listing all the RPG podcasts I like, I might have to now.  Grognard Files is great and for some reason I find the presenters voice very calming!

Ha! Thought I'd throw it in just in case. It is mainly an exercise in pure nostalgia for me. It is a very good podcast- one of those where as soon as I first listened to it, I thought this is going to be good.

Yeah, go on, do a list of your RPG podcasts.

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« Reply #67 on: July 11, 2017, 08:02:47 PM »
The Football Ramble's far better than the Guardian football podcast.

The Guardian one can be a bit weak depending on the line up - sometimes it's the younger journalists who are fairly monosyllabic and very uncomfortable with being asked their opinion on anything, it comes across like enthusiastic primary school teacher James Richardson trying to get a 7 year to say why they liked that week's reading book in front of class without them bursting into tears.

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« Reply #68 on: July 12, 2017, 11:18:44 AM »
Yeah, go on, do a list of your RPG podcasts.

Apart from The Grognard Files these are off the top of my head and have been listened to recently:

Drink Spin Run (Two droll Americans interview creators in the DIY RPG zine and drink fancy craft beers)

Save or Die (The grumpiest old dude D&D podcast)

Spellburn (about the Dungeon Crawl Classics system and its creators)

Glowburn (about the upcoming Mutant Crawl Classics post-apoc variant of the above)

Good Friends of Jackson Elias (Some affable Englishmen discuss Call of Cthulhu and associated games in-depth)

Hobbs and Friends of the OSR (Old D&D type games and their modern counterparts discussed in a non-judgemental way)


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« Reply #69 on: July 12, 2017, 11:29:14 AM »
Even though I'm not a football banter lad nor a Josh Widdecombe fan, I've been listening to series 1 of Quickly Kevin Will He Score and bluddy loved it. I learned a lot about Ali Dia too.

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« Reply #70 on: July 12, 2017, 11:46:54 AM »

Save or Die (The grumpiest old dude D&D podcast)



Don't know if you've noticed but the old presenters of Save or Die (Liz and Mike?) have returned with a podcast called Save for Half which isn't just  D&D.

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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #71 on: July 12, 2017, 12:49:58 PM »
The Lapsed Fan Wrestling Podcast

...You a fan?

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« Reply #72 on: July 12, 2017, 01:23:34 PM »
i stopped listening to the football ramble a while ago as the 'banter' levels had gone drastically up while the insight had gone down. i only listen to arsenal podcasts now cos who cares about other teams?!

anyone with an interest in music should check out new york times popcast. some interesting debates albeit some that go over my head as they may be talking about some musicians that havent made it over here yet. Even if it is music i dont really care about it i find it engaging. for example last night i was listening to a recent one about the release campaigns of new albums by katy perry, lorde and halsey and how they differed etc.

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« Reply #73 on: July 12, 2017, 07:19:23 PM »
i stopped listening to the football ramble a while ago as the 'banter' levels had gone drastically up while the insight had gone down. i only listen to arsenal podcasts now cos who cares about other teams?!

I stopped listening when they started advertising moisturiser for men. Nothing against either moisturiser or advertising but the way they tried to slip seamlessly into bantercast without so much as a cringe made my rasmus deplete.

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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #74 on: July 12, 2017, 07:56:07 PM »
I don't listen to podcasts an awful lot. I've got so many films, books, TV shows and albums to get through, I never think to just listen to a podcast. I do listen to the odd episode of

The Aunty Donna Podcast
Good for fans of Aunty Donna, the Australian YouTube sketch boys, and maybe even for people who don't watch their videos? It's a mix of just chatting about anything and just bizarre characters and scenarios that they improvise. It's had me in tears. Has some really funny guests on sometimes too.

My Brother, My Brother and Me
Absolutely love the McElroys. I just listen to random episodes but I've been trying to go through them in order. There's over 300 episodes so at least I'll probably never run out. Crazy that they've done it for 7 years and it's just so consistently funny. I discovered them through Griffin and Justin's Monster Factory series on YouTube which is also amazing, and Car Boys with Griffin and Nick Robinson is a hilarious and bizarrely emotional journey.


It's nice following a podcast. I think it's the most comforting form of media for me. Just really nice to hear the voices of these people that you find hilarious and get emotionally invested in.

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« Reply #75 on: July 12, 2017, 08:48:37 PM »
I love true crime podcasts, but the intro to Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff is one of the most accidentally hilarious things I've ever heard.

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« Reply #76 on: July 24, 2017, 10:53:37 AM »
The Tip Off

https://soundcloud.com/thetipoff

Podcast about investigative journalism.
It's good.

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« Reply #78 on: July 26, 2017, 04:26:45 PM »
Have you seen the SeeSo tv adaptation of this? I've just watched the first episode and enjoyed it a lot and was wondering how it compared to the podcast.

Very much the same humour and tone, although the podcast conversations tend to be a bit more loose and rambly as you might expect.

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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #79 on: July 26, 2017, 04:48:33 PM »
Very much the same humour and tone, although the podcast conversations tend to be a bit more loose and rambly as you might expect.

Thanks for that, I'll have to check them out one day.

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« Reply #80 on: July 28, 2017, 12:21:57 PM »
The new jon ronson audiobook/podcast is currently free on Amazon.

It's quite an interesting listen, except ronson seems to believe that porn until quite recently was protected by credit card identification and free porn is a relatively new thing brought about by streaming sites.

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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #81 on: July 28, 2017, 12:23:45 PM »
He never spent much time in local woodland in the 80s and 90s then.

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« Reply #82 on: July 28, 2017, 11:10:32 PM »
The new jon ronson audiobook/podcast is currently free on Amazon.

It's quite an interesting listen, except ronson seems to believe that porn until quite recently was protected by credit card identification and free porn is a relatively new thing brought about by streaming sites.

Pretty dismal audio quality - 22kHz at 31kbps; acceptable for a free audiobook but I'd not be happy if I'd paid the full price of 24 quid for it. (Bit pricey anyway for a 3.5-hour audiobook if you ask me.) Are they all that sort of quality or has it been specially degraded just for the free version? Doesn't make Audible seem worth the money if that's their standard quality.


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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #84 on: July 31, 2017, 01:00:29 PM »
So basically they're doing Football Weekly elsewhere?

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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #85 on: August 01, 2017, 05:14:53 PM »
Cum Town
Mainly to see if one day Adam will actually snap. And I find Nick Mullen a fascinating individual and still have no idea where the irony lines are and if they exist at all.
He's nihilistic and troubled and all that stuff, but I honestly think Nick Mullen is a comedic genius.

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« Reply #86 on: August 01, 2017, 06:16:43 PM »
The new jon ronson audiobook/podcast is currently free on Amazon.


This is exactly like all of Ronson's things: very easy to digest and an interesting subject matter, but vague vague vague vague shallow shallow shallow shallow. The name "The Butterfly Effect" is a good example. You could pick it as a name and theme for pretty much any subject you ever wanted to write about.

I also became strangely fixated on his pronunciation of "porn", the weird slanting intonation. "Hardcore free POO--orn."

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« Reply #87 on: August 01, 2017, 07:50:51 PM »
Does anyone have any recommendations of good horror podcasts please? I used to love Horroretc but they don't seem to do much nowadays.

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« Reply #88 on: August 01, 2017, 08:24:58 PM »
So basically they're doing Football Weekly elsewhere?

Yeah and the good news is that because it's not associated with the Guardian they won't have to use their writers as guests - no more Jacob Steinberg sounding like he's about to cut himself any time James Richardson tries to be jovial with him.

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Re: Podcasts
« Reply #89 on: August 01, 2017, 10:20:54 PM »
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:

The Dollop - good except for the live shows, occasionally too long. People have been ragging on Gareth but I think he's got a hard job; the crazy stuff can't really be made any more funny than it naturally already is, and the not-so-crazy stuff can't either. There's only so much you can do as what is effectively a comedy hype-man. The only Americans who can do decent English accents.

Chapo Trap House - my favourite. I am now a lot more educated on obscure New York-based political journalists than I have any right to be. I also subscribe to the Premium episodes via Patreon, which is well worth it. Weird to see how popular it's got (been listening since episode 3)

Radio 4 Friday Night Comedy - only listen to the News Quiz, and really only for Jeremy Hardy

the Adam Buxton Podcast - see others

You Must Remember This - some of the series are more interesting than others

WTF with Marc Maron - will listen depending on the guest. Maron himself seems to get good stuff out of his interviewees, although his own personality is a bit tedious. UHH MAN IF YOU JUST LOOK AT THE FUCKIN' PAIN MAN WE'RE ALL SO FUCKED UP MAN yeah okay Marc, maybe take a break from LA for a bit

Last Podcast on the Left - serial killers, cults, paranormal etc. Guys are a bit shock-jock for my liking but the stories are interesting (except the UFO ones, UFOs suck)

Criminal - only recently started listening to this. Similar to This American Life et al., but crime-themed. Good

The Grift - again, similar, only ten episodes so far

Citations Needed - only four episodes so far and I've listened to two. American left-wing podcast debunking right-wing/mainstream media talking points on foreign policy. Good for giving some context to common political consensus, depending on your political leanings some of it may come off as apologism for "baddie" states but I think it's a valuable counterpoint to what you might get in the press

Common Sense with Dan Carlin - one of the few political podcasts that comes off as genuinely non-partisan. Carlin isn't non-partisan himself, but doesn't divide easily along left-right lines - he is, I guess, a sort of social liberal but also fits in with a more European-nineteenth-century-liberal/conservative American tradition of pro-gun, anti-tyranny, government-skeptic etc. on certain issues. Worth a listen

Hardcore History with Dan Carlin - generally gripping, although can go on a bit

Tides of History - just started listening to this, similar to Hardcore History but shorter, thank god. Looks like some interesting thematic topics (I generally prefer hearing about more esoteric elements of history than the usual well-known topics, which is what drew me to Hardcore History (Mongols!) and The Dollop in the first place)

Probably Science - I used to have a crush on Matt Kirshen which I think is what brought me here. Comedy podcast that covers recent stories in science. I might stop listening to be honest, it's only mildly amusing

Liar City - a true-crime podcast covering the theme of "liars", which sometimes involves criminals but also covers things like hoaxes and, for whatever reason, Andy Kaufman. Stories are generally well-told. The introductory spiel that begins every episode ("Everybody lies...some are good at it....some are really bad....what lies in the middle is the most interesting thing in the world...the truth") is really fucking stupid and borderline-nonsensical though so they should stop that

PODCASTS I USED TO LISTEN TO BUT QUIT

Cum Town - Nick Mullen is a fascinating character and, as someone said upthread, might actually be a comic genius, and some of the stories he's told have had me laughing probably more than any other podcast, but there's only so much "uhhhh and then the black trans woman turned out to be a retard" "EHEHEHEHHEHHE uhhhhh fuck I can't believe you said she was a retard" material you can wade through for the gold.

My Dad Wrote a Porno - I know everyone recommends this but I listened to one episode and I felt like it was only okay and a bit one-note. Is there much to it beyond "badly written porn is silly"?

Kermode and Mayo podcast - I found out you can just subscribe to their Youtube feed to hear the actual reviews of the actual films, which is much better than having to fast-forward through two hours of self-indulgent shite to get to them. I started listening to this around 2005 and there are injokes from then that they are STILL doing, which weren't funny in the first place. The people who write into them are awful. You're on a mission with a marine biology team and you want to be the first person to say "Hello to Jason Isaacs" from the bottom of the ocean? Well good, you can fucking stay there.

The History of Philosophy (without any gaps) - I listened to quite a few but gave up when I'd got through about 25 and was still on the Ancient Greeks and had forgotten who they all were. A noble idea though

The History of Rome - similar

My Brother My Brother and Me - I might go back through the archives because I actually really liked this, but there was a noticeable nosedive in quality somewhere around the time the oldest one had a baby (podcast hosts having babies always makes the podcast worse for some reason). Around that time they also stopped taking questions from Yahoo Answers (maybe some legal concern? dunno) and started just taking questions sent into them instead, which were not as funny - nothing beats Yahoo Answers for the sheer brilliant madness of the questions. My favourite was the man whose coworker kept saying "blow my load" instead of "blow my top".

Rum Doings - again, podcast host having a baby always signals doom. Podcast hosts are John Walker (of Rock Paper Shotgun) and his friend Nick Mailer (related to Norman). Walker is a softy liberal Christian and Mailer is more of a contrarian with some right-wing tendencies; the podcast used to be a blend of cosy chat and politicky bits, where they would genuinely butt heads and some interesting debate would come out of it. Somewhere around John Walker having a baby they both became utterly fucking unbearable middle-aged twats who were obsessed with low-carb diets and home renovations (they were also anti-Corbyn to the point of borderline paranoid delusion but that was the least of their crimes). I quit listening somewhere around Mailer's fourth or fifth rant about his daughter's painfully middle-class school serving improperly large portions of rice, instead of whatever high-protein newly discovered grain he personally imports from Burkina Faso.