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Title: Podcasts
Post by: popcorn on July 09, 2017, 02:15:56 PM
What podcasts do you do? I devour hours of them, but I find it difficult finding ones I actually find consistently good. TELL ME YOUR FAVES.

I do:

The Adam Buxton Podcast
Everyone here knows this one. When Adam launched this it immediately became my favourite podcast. Whenever I see there's a new episode I get excited.

Kermode and Mayo movie thing
Everyone knows this one too. I listen each week but never really look forward to it. Whatever.

Harmontown
A kind of improvised standup chat show hosted by Dan Harmon, creator of Community, Rick and Morty, and some other stuff. How much you enjoy it largely depends on how much you like Harmon. I find him an endlessly funny, charming, interesting speaker, and I particularly enjoy his honesty about his masturbation habits. At the same time he also talks a lot of shit, and so do some of his guests - there's a lot of new-age bullshit and some appallingly misinformed debates. Sometimes things about it drag a bit, but it's become a kind of comforting background noise for me.

Waking Up with Sam Harris
Everyone here hates Sam Harris but I find him quite an interesting, thoughtful chap who Makes Me Think. I don't always agree with him, and a lot of the time I don't understand him. Some of his episodes are incredibly dry; others quite incendiary and exciting. I think my favourite bit was when he put forward an argument that the government was justified in asking Apple for a back door to hack phones, which shook me up a bit - he made an argument I hadn't thought of and made me wonder if I was wrong about everything in my entire life. Then the next episode he read out a counter-argument sent from a Google employee which had changed his mind. Phew.

Luke and Pete's Summer
This is a new one, only four episodes in as I write, hosted by two people I'd never heard of who apparently also do a football podcast, which explains why I'd never heard of it. They're just two funny gents having a chat. One of them does an extraordinary impression of the intro to One Week by the Barenaked Ladies ("IT'S BEEN ~") which I think is impressive.

Cane and Rinse
A group of British blokes play old games and discuss their merits. I find this sometimes quite insightful, and sometimes dreadful, depending on who's in the discussion that week. Because they're Brits they often drop in references to things like Blue Peter and Monster Munch which helps, somehow.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Thursday on July 09, 2017, 02:21:37 PM
You say that about Cane and Rinse but there's like 3 different Americans who tend to be rotated in. They're usually good though, and not the stereotype you might have in your head of an American games critic.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hewantstolurkatad on July 09, 2017, 02:34:50 PM
Ones people here either already know or would have no interest in:
Cane and Rinse
The Best Show on WFMU
The Lapsed Fan Wrestling Podcast
Review-A-Raw
99% Invisible
Reply All
We Hate Movies
The Flop House



Best of the rest:
Chapo Trap House
Super popular political podcast, very left leaning, anti-neoliberal, etc, funny

Watch out for Fireballs
Similar to Cane and Rinse, but a bit more obnoxious American

Retronauts
Varies wildly depending on topic (and one of the new hosts is such an awkward dude that his shows are literally unlistenable), but the key guys usually know a lot and they pick some pretty neat topics sometimes

You Must Remember This
This is surely popular enough that I don't have to describe it anymore? Karina Longworth does pretty detailed histories of various stories in Hollywood, usually based around a central theme for each season. Some of the more recent seasons haven't appealed to me as much, leaning towards stories that I know pretty well, but it's very well done on the whole

Between the Sheets
Two huge wrestling nerds work their way through an old issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter for about 6 hours each week.

The Changelog
JavaScript Jabber
Keeping up to date with that tech crap
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Spiteface on July 09, 2017, 02:39:29 PM
My listening is:

SModcast

Kevin Smith (the "S") and Scott Mosier (the "M") talking. Occasonally guests filling in for Scott Mosier if he's unavailable or one-ff interviews. Some of the fill-in guests have gone on to start their own podcasts under the SModCo umbrella, which brings me on to:

Tell 'em, Steve-Dave!

Two long-time friends of Kevin Smith: Bryan Johnson and Walt Flanagan (Steve-Dave and Fanboy from Mallrats, respectively), with Brian "Q"Quinn (later of Impractical Jokers fame). Again, similar format to SModcast. Sometimes too long though. Spawned the TV series "Comic Book Men"

Hollywood Babble-On

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman taking the piss out of Hollywood. Ralph's an aquired taste, but I do enjoy this.

Fat Man on Batman

Yet another Smith one. Used to be an awesome series of interviews with people who worked on Batman projects of some capacity (comic writers,animated stuff), now reduced to a youtube thing where he talks about movie trailers and such, with very little actual Batman content in it. Shame.

The Adam Buxton Podcast

Enough said.

The Tokusatsu Network Podcast

Tokusatsu talk & reviews, usually of shows that have just started or overviews of shows that have ended their runs. Sometimes the smug attitudes of some of the contributors gets on my nerves, and not enough talk about Garo.

Rider Club Radio

Also a Tokusatsu podcast, but this one is more specifically about Kamen Rider, discussing the currently-airing show, along with tokusatsu news and rumours.  More shambolic and comedic in tone, which I enjoy.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Ja'moke on July 09, 2017, 02:40:19 PM
I need a new true crime podcast to get into. I prefer serialised ones rather than individual stories each episode. I just caught up to date with Up and Vanished which is not bad, even if the host does try inserting himself into the story; it's an intriguing case and features a rare break in the investigation during the making of the podcast which is unusual.

Any others to recommend? I've done Serial. I've briefly looked into Accused but it didn't grab me.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: popcorn on July 09, 2017, 02:41:16 PM
Ones people here either already know or would have no interest in:
Cane and Rinse
The Best Show on WFMU
The Lapsed Fan Wrestling Podcast
Review-A-Raw
99% Invisible
Reply All
We Hate Movies
The Flop House



I only know the first one and would be interested in knowing why you like the others.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sin Agog on July 09, 2017, 02:45:53 PM
Currently subscribed to/past favourites:

The Big 3
Cum Town
Thomas & Way
Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
Worst Idea of All Time
Russell Brand on Radio X
Adam Buxton
Started properly dipping into Chapo since the election (felt a real contact high from their post-results jubilation)
Office Hours w/ Tim Heidecker sometimes if I want something kind of low-key and low-energy
A few Ian Boldsworth thangs
I maybe listen to one in three WTFs
And...I feel there must be more but I must've unsubscribed to them at some point.  I only even discovered the Podcast app about three years after being given an ipad as a present, but if I ever emigrate it'll probably be the one thing tethering me down to civilisation week by week.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hewantstolurkatad on July 09, 2017, 02:49:07 PM
oh... I might be in a bit of podcast bubble


The Best Show on WFMU
Weekly 3 hour call in show hosted by Tom Scharpling. Usually contains a 30 minute comedy bit between him and Jon Wurster that're often hilarious but I mostly just like the quality of the weekly themes, callers and Tom's general sense of humour. The length and energy level makes it very good for working along to.

The Lapsed Fan Wrestling Podcast
Biweekly, very very long. Of no appeal to people not very into wrestling tbh.

Review-A-Raw
Weekly WWE Raw recap, easier than watching the show

99% Invisible
About design and architecture, usually around 15 minutes and episode and very well produced. Worth a listen for just about anyone really.

Reply All
Basically an NPR style podcast about the internet

We Hate Movies
Bad movie podcast with a focus generally leaning towards really bleh late 80s to early 00s Hollywood fare. An episode about Twister or the Devil's Advocate is more likely to be a goodun than one about a more typically awful film

The Flop House
3 former Daily Show writers watch some recentish film that was either a creative or commercial flop. Pretty relentless flow of jokes so sometimes it's a bit too much but when it's funny it's hilarious.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: popcorn on July 09, 2017, 02:55:24 PM
Cheers for that, I'll check some of those out.

I forgot one:

Song Exploder
Musicians break down how they made songs. Has some big names sometimes like Bjork and U2. Ace even when I you don't like the song, at least if you're a musician.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: marquis_de_sad on July 09, 2017, 03:05:48 PM
I listen to quite a few Radio 4 podcasts. Allows me to avoid the pain of accidentally hearing the Archers theme.

In Our Time

I'm sure everyone knows this. If not, Melvyn Bragg hosts discussion between three or four academics about seemingly almost anything. Great to hear informed people for a change — and it's also fun when Melvyn gets needlessly gruff with them.

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

From the annoyingly jolly bloke who presents More or Less. Really interesting and well-researched look at important but often overlooked aspects of the modern economy. Short but sweet.

Thinking Allowed

Used to listen to this a lot, kind of dropped off recently. Half an hour, 15 minutes each on two recent pieces of social science research.

H3 podcast

Really enjoying this one lately (though the ghost hunting special was gash). It's definitely improved since they allowed it to go on longer.

Behind the News with Doug Henwood

Interviews with people about political stuff. Very left leaning, but a diverse range of guests on varying topics. Henwood is a really good interviewer, I think. Just sits back and lets people talk, adding stuff if he needs to.

Waking Up with Sam Harris
Everyone here hates Sam Harris but I find him quite an interesting, thoughtful chap who Makes Me Think. I don't always agree with him, and a lot of the time I don't understand him. Some of his episodes are incredibly dry; others quite incendiary and exciting. I think my favourite bit was when he put forward an argument that the government was justified in asking Apple for a back door to hack phones, which shook me up a bit - he made an argument I hadn't thought of and made me wonder if I was wrong about everything in my entire life. Then the next episode he read out a counter-argument sent from a Google employee which had changed his mind. Phew.

Sorry to be negative (and predictable), but Sam Harris is awful. Pretends to be a neuroscientist, is bafflingly dense and ignorant about philosophy (despite spending so much time on it), and had fatuous racist Charles Murray on his show to legitimise his pseudoscience for a load of naive atheists.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: New Jack on July 09, 2017, 03:14:48 PM
I have to second a couple

We Hate Movies

A few standups review a bad movie each week, it's utterly great, the best podcast I've ever heard - I can listen to them describe a film I've never seen and end up howling at it. The mailbags are pretty stellar too, generally being people writing in with their disgusting experiences in cinemas or people whose favourite film of all time is unsettlingly, Blue Velvet

The Lapsed Fan has already been mentioned, dunno how it would come across for non theatrical combat fans

I vacillate on some others - Marc Maron, Stanhope, Bill Burr, but none hold my attention for good. I sort of dip in and out very intermittently, in the case of Maron's WTF, usually based on the guest.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: newbridge on July 09, 2017, 03:28:44 PM
I highly recommend the possibly more obscure Boners of the Heart podcast. It's on the same NZ podcast network as Worst Idea of All Time (Tim Batt from that show is the spoken-of-but-never-speaks engineer), and the premise is essentially just two women comedians (Alice Snedden & Rose Matafeo) listing celebrities they'd like to have sex with based around a weekly theme. That premise may not necessarily sound very promising, but the hosts are actually quite endearing and hilarious. Go listen to it.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on July 09, 2017, 03:32:21 PM
The Smersh Bond-cast is very entertaining, even if you have no interest in James Bond.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: popcorn on July 09, 2017, 03:32:32 PM
Sorry to be negative (and predictable), but Sam Harris is awful.

I knew I shouldn't have mentioned that one.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Enzo on July 09, 2017, 04:00:05 PM
Athletico Mince

Nominally a football podcast with Bob Mortimer and Andy Dawson. Instead of football chat you get a fantastic insight into Bob's imagination through various characters including Steve McClaren and his pet snake Casper, Gang wars between premier league players, Scottish folk tales, the up and down friendship of Mark Lawrenson & Robson Greene and much more. Required listening.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mothman on July 09, 2017, 05:07:14 PM
I'm currently giving Smershpod a second go. I got really put off it quite quickly because it was tapping into a pet hate of mine - obviously clever people pretending to be stupid as the the basis of their comedy. But there is some insight in there despite themselves, the recent "sidecast" on non-series Bond film Never Say Never Again, with Samira Ahmed, has rekindled my interest.

The Trekmovie website's Shuttlepod is an occasional listen for me. Despite being a massive Trek nerd I don't really have much time for other massive Trek nerds, especially when my own knowledge exceeds theirs sometimes. And they still need to sort out their sound quality, one of their contributors consistently sounds like he's recording from inside a steel drum in nhis bathroom.

I need a new true crime podcast to get into. I prefer serialised ones rather than individual stories each episode.

I'm not much of a true crime fan, but I chanced upon The Unresolved Podcast early in its run and so have been able to observe as host Micheal [sic] Whelan has improved over time. His latest, on the life & crimes of Franklin Delano Floyd (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Delano_Floyd), has been the best yet. I'd be interested to know what Ja'moke (see above) thinks of it.

And yes, I do listen to The Audio Guide To Babylon 5, in which three podcasters discuss an episode a week (with a Spoiler section for those who are following the podcast series while watching it for the first time). They're running out of episodes, though, so the big question is, will they do Crusade and the movies?

And of course The Infinite Monkey Cage. The podcast version is usually longer than the version broadcast on Radio 4.

I also listen to You Must Remember This on occasion. Though I've yet to follow any of the serials as avidly as the excellent Manson Family series.

Another I've discovered recently is The Secret History of Hollywood. I've only listened to one so far, the latest (and the second part of a series on the life and work of Val Lewton) on the making of Cat People, a favourite of mine. There have only been 5 eps in total over a year and a half, and it's no surprise really as they're quite long! I'm hoping to listen to the others, maybe on holiday...
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Phil_A on July 09, 2017, 05:15:36 PM

Watch out for Fireballs
Similar to Cane and Rinse, but a bit more obnoxious American


I do enjoy some of their games chat, but in all honesty I went off it because of their tendency to go into paroxysms of laughter at their own jokes. It gets really, really tiresome.

Recently I've been dipping to My Brother, My Brother and Me,  the McElroy brothers advice podcast. The best parts are when they try to respond to questions posted on Yahoo Answers, this one about some guy trying to explain his erotic Garfield fanart to his girlfriend is legendary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PExKw38rntw
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Pranet on July 09, 2017, 06:41:18 PM
Some which have not been mentioned (unless they have and I missed it, sorry.

Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown.

Recently just started listening to The Dollop, which can be funny and interesting. Releasing them twice a week is too often though.

Backlisted, a podcast about old books.

Listen to the Incomparable (nerdy culture) sometimes but they love themselves a bit (the description of the podcast on their webpage describes themselves as "smart" which is really annoying. I always think "I'll be the judge of that sunshine"). Some of the other podcasts on the Incomparable network can be interesting- eg Random Trek, Unjustly Maligned.

More or Less- Radio 4 thing about use of statistics and numbers in the news and by politicians.

The Grognard Files. If you are interested in the British RPG scene in the 1980s this is the podcast for you.

Best episodes of Radiolab are really good.

Malcolm Gladwell's Revision History can be good.
 
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sin Agog on July 09, 2017, 06:48:40 PM
Subscribed to about five things since you started this thread already.  Backlisted being the latest one.  S-Town was about the only time I ever ventured out of my funny people talking about nothing bubble and it was a great experience, so the idea of people scatting about actually good old lit sounds equally refreshing.  Ventured over to their FB page to see what they were covering, fully expecting a line-up on the level of an Oprah's book club, only to be pleasantly surprised.  Keep up the responses!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: finnquark on July 09, 2017, 07:22:56 PM
Uhh Yeah Dude - 'America through the eyes of two American Americans.' Seth Romatelli and Jonathan Laroquette chat shit for an hour and a bit. Probably been mentioned here before.

GAA Hour - SportsJoe podcast about Gaelic Football/Hurling, usually 3/4 a week (previews and reviews for both games).

Others have already been mentioned.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Neomod on July 09, 2017, 08:09:03 PM
As previously mentioned up thread:

Adam Buxton
Song Exploder
You Must Remember This


and also

Comedy Bang Bang
Still some cracking episodes to be had

Sodajerker on Songwriting
Two lads from Liverpool speak to the likes of Jimmy Webb, Paddy McAloon, John Grant and Van Dyke Parks on ..erm.. songwriting.

Common Sense with Dan Carlin
US political analysis from the sometime historian.

Doughboys
American fast food chains reviewed by Nick 'Monster Fuck' Weigert and Mike 'birthday boy' Mitchell. Usually joined by one other funny person.

Project Moonbase
Loungecore, exotica and electronica of an English bent.

WTF with Marc Maron
Not popular around these parts it seems but I like his interviews.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DrGreggles on July 09, 2017, 08:14:50 PM
Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown.

Very silly, but great fun.
The quickfire round jingles still haven't got boring.

https://youtu.be/IbSou3C5ens
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: slapasoldier on July 09, 2017, 08:28:10 PM
Sorry to be negative (and predictable), but Sam Harris is awful. Pretends to be a neuroscientist, is bafflingly dense and ignorant about philosophy (despite spending so much time on it), and had fatuous racist Charles Murray on his show to legitimise his pseudoscience for a load of naive atheists.

Here's a link to the episode:

https://www.samharris.org/podcast/item/forbidden-knowledge
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: kittens on July 09, 2017, 08:34:48 PM
hollywood handbook best podcast
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Ja'moke on July 09, 2017, 08:47:54 PM
I'm not much of a true crime fan, but I chanced upon The Unresolved Podcast early in its run and so have been able to observe as host Micheal [sic] Whelan has improved over time. His latest, on the life & crimes of Franklin Delano Floyd (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Delano_Floyd), has been the best yet. I'd be interested to know what Ja'moke (see above) thinks of it.

Thanks! I will check that one out.

Outside of true crime podcasts, I listen to...

Comedy Bang Bang!
I always stay a step behind so that I can binge multiple episodes, so I'm currently on a break after getting up to date a couple months back. I should have a nice backlog of episodes to burn through now, though.

A number of Twin Peaks podcasts: The Gifted and the Damned, Diane: Entering the Town of Twin Peaks, Bickering Peaks, There Will Be Drinking
All of them are covering the new season. Gifted and the Damned is probably my favourite as the hosts have a good sense of humour as well as a deep knowledge of the show and its mythology. Diane is good to hear Brits discuss the show. There Will Be Drinking is good for a (drunk) female perspective of the show, the two hosts drink Twin Peaks inspired cocktails and recap the latest episodes.

Russell Brand on Radio X
The old 6Music and Radio 2 shows are some of my all-time favourite things. The new show is great too, started off a little stilted but it's fallen back into that old, familiar groove now.

Rob Has A Podcast
Best coverage of reality-tv. Funny and insightful. Hosted by former Survivor contestant Rob Cesternino, I mainly listen for the Survivor related podcasts.

Ask The Industry
Simon Caine interviews writers, directors, producers, etc. Mainly about UK comedy and stand-up. Great for any aspiring comedy writers or anyone just interested in the ins and outs of the comedy industry.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: non capisco on July 09, 2017, 09:47:12 PM
Currently subscribed to

Comedy Bang Bang
Way more of a curate's egg than it used to be but occasionally still comes up with the goods. I will never unsubscribe in fear of missing another appearance from Neil Campbell as The Timekeeper.

Filmspotting
The best cinema review podcast there is, in my limited experience of such things.

You Must Remember This

Adam Buxton

The Parapod/The Mental Podcast

The Secret History Of Hollywood
Much the same as You Must Remember This but by a British bloke and with an average episode length of three hours.

My Dad Wrote A Porno
They do occasionally sound a bit pleased with themselves these days but I still find it delivers solid yuks, such as the other week's "bottom flannel" story.

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.

The Frank Skinner Show
He still makes me laugh out loud at least twice per show. The section on flying ants on the latest one was brilliant.

I need to get on at least one of those Twin Peaks ones mentioned upthread.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hewantstolurkatad on July 09, 2017, 10:08:28 PM
I also listen to You Must Remember This on occasion. Though I've yet to follow any of the serials as avidly as the excellent Manson Family series.

Another I've discovered recently is The Secret History of Hollywood. I've only listened to one so far, the latest (and the second part of a series on the life and work of Val Lewton) on the making of Cat People, a favourite of mine. There have only been 5 eps in total over a year and a half, and it's no surprise really as they're quite long! I'm hoping to listen to the others, maybe on holiday...
Hah, the Manson Family one was the one that really made the podcast take off while I was like "gahh, I don't wanna hear about Charles Manson again!"
She's overreaching a bit with the current season but I think when it finishes it could be really good.

Secret History of Podcast is one of those ones like Hardcore History where it feels like an audiobook instead

I do enjoy some of their games chat, but in all honesty I went off it because of their tendency to go into paroxysms of laughter at their own jokes. It gets really, really tiresome.
Yep, it's very much that vibe where the guys think of it as a comedy podcast when it really isn't. Didn't it take them like 3 years to release everyone hated the opening sketches?

Still though, some good picks. I enjoyed the recent one about Shadow of Destiny

Currently subscribed to

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.

There are people who listen to cumtown that dont listen to chapo trap house?






Just remembered another good one I don't follow religiously but is worth looking through
The Projection Booth
Individual episodes range between 2-6 hours talking about one film with a ton of interviews with various academics, journalists, etc about the film. The Magnificent Amberson's episode is very good.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mothman on July 09, 2017, 10:18:03 PM
Hah, the Manson Family one was the one that really made the podcast take off while I was like "gahh, I don't wanna hear about Charles Manson again!"
She's overreaching a bit with the current season but I think when it finishes it could be really good.
 film. The Magnificent Amberson's episode is very good.

I haven't heard that one, I'll check it out. I also though the Blacklist season was very good but felt it maybe depended too much on the flashbacks - recycled episodes. And I bailed out of the Dead Blondes season early on, it just seemed way too random, I know what she was trying to do but it became a slog of misery with endless tales of Hollywood chewing up people and spitting them out. You can't ignore that part of the industry but I need more.

I'm blanking on what the current season is about. I don't have my phone handy to check.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sin Agog on July 09, 2017, 10:22:23 PM
Will subscribe to that Secret History one 'n' all I think, as I'm also a Cat People fan.  Be sure to give the eerie short story it's based on a read (just finished it myself a week or two ago): Ancient Sorceries by Algernon Blackwood.  It's got a killer pagany Wicker Man ambience.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sin Agog on July 09, 2017, 10:58:28 PM
Gah, I forgot how selective I am when it comes to whose voice I'll allow to caress my cochleas on an audiobook or podcast.  May have to switch off You Must Remember This thirty seconds in because the host has the most over the top bitchy Valley Girl lilt I've heard outside of a John Hughes movie.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mothman on July 09, 2017, 11:37:40 PM
Well, I've heard more annoying voices on podcasts. Never really thought about it - her voice is as much part of he show as the story. Guess that happens if you grow up with a name like "Karina Lombard" (if that is her real name, wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't).
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on July 09, 2017, 11:37:47 PM
Just remembered Dead Pilots Society - http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/dead-pilots-society - where a bunch of well known US actors and comics (including Adam Scott, Laurie Metcalf,  Paul Scheer, and Paul F. Tompkins) perform table reads of unmade sitcoms by fairly famous writers like Victor Fresno, John Hodgman, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, there's also interviews with the creators each time which make for a fascinating listen.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: sprocket on July 09, 2017, 11:57:17 PM
hollywood handbook best podcast

kittens is of course correct.

Ones that haven't been mentioned that I enjoy are the Guardian's football podcast, and the Bugle (at least when Nish Kumar isn't on).
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on July 10, 2017, 12:23:37 AM
Recently I've been dipping to My Brother, My Brother and Me,  the McElroy brothers advice podcast. The best parts are when they try to respond to questions posted on Yahoo Answers, this one about some guy trying to explain his erotic Garfield fanart to his girlfriend is legendary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PExKw38rntw

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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: non capisco on July 10, 2017, 07:46:54 AM
Gah, I forgot how selective I am when it comes to whose voice I'll allow to caress my cochleas on an audiobook or podcast.  May have to switch off You Must Remember This thirty seconds in because the host has the most over the top bitchy Valley Girl lilt I've heard outside of a John Hughes movie.

She's not that bad! I quite like Karina's voice, especially when she's doing faintly contemptuous impressions. Wait til you hear the episode where she impersonates Alfred Hitchcock.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: non capisco on July 10, 2017, 07:51:00 AM
There are people who listen to cumtown that dont listen to chapo trap house?

I've dipped in and out of Chapo. Might have to give the UK election eps a listen.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sin Agog on July 10, 2017, 09:11:27 AM
She's not that bad! I quite like Karina's voice, especially when she's doing faintly contemptuous impressions. Wait til you hear the episode where she impersonates Alfred Hitchcock.

I think the intro must have been recorded earlier than the actual content, as she dials it down later on.  Listening to her chat I wouldn't have a problem with at all, but whenever something's scripted I need a raspy-voiced old Englishman or I won't believe your filthy common lies!  Dunno if that comes from my dad plopping me down in front of nature docs so much as a kid instead of parenting me.  Digging that Secret Hollywood pod.  Surprised he didn't break each episode up into a dozen parts and plaster Casper Mattress adverts all over it.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hewantstolurkatad on July 10, 2017, 09:38:23 AM
Karina Longworth is very bad at the introductions, adverts, etc
Tbh I find it kinda charming how ridiculously she overcompensates (especially the ads, I've never heard anyone go so far with the "see, I actually use this shit"  stuff as some of hers).
Once you're into the actual content of the episode she's fine though.



I'd also suggest with podcasts to just get over needing those BBC voices in general. A large chunk of the easy listening US ones are done by NPR and they tend to be pretty wafer thin as far as content goes.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hedgehog90 on July 10, 2017, 09:52:25 AM
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.

When it started it was my favourite podcast by far.
I've burnt out on it recently though. Nick is consistently great, but Adam and Stav are just crap for the most part. Stav's schtick in particular has grown incredibly wearing and annoying.
Can't stand that lad.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Hemulen on July 10, 2017, 10:07:56 AM
I'll second Doughboys wholeheartedly. As a vegetarian Englishman there is really no reason for me to be listening to Americans overanalysing the quality of Carls Jr cheeseburgers and whathaveyou, but Nick and Mitch's loving-yet-fractious relationship somehow makes it compelling listening.

The aforementioned Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown is hands down the best podcast panel show out there, but Do The Right Thing also deserves a mention. Host Danielle Ward is great (and her questions/script are wonderfully idiosyncratic) and she has a great rapport with the team captains so even episodes with weak guests tend to make for an enjoyable listen. I'd love to know if there are other decent podcast panel shows out there. I dip in and out of International Waters, but the calibre of guests is often pretty poor, making it a bit of a slog at times.

Oh No Ross and Carrie
A lot of fun and somewhat less smug than a lot of "sceptical" podcasts. It features two former evangelical Christians turned atheists who investigate various cults, religions, alternative therapies and "claims of the paranormal" by just showing up, joining in, then reporting back. They got a lot of attention for their Scientology investigation, but I find the episodes tackling lesser known groups more interesting in a lot of ways (Tony Alamo Ministries, Aetherius Society, OTO, etc.).

Do Go On
Three Australian comedians take it in turns to research a topic (either their own choice or a listener suggestion) and present a report to the others, who will interrupt and derail them with jokes and tangents. Good format, likeable hosts, but there's a few dud episodes here and there. I tend to skip episodes if I'm not interested in that week's topic.

Hello From The Magic Tavern
Improvised comedy set in a fantasy world. The premise is that host Arnie Niekamp has fallen through a portal into the magical world of Foon. When not looking to find a way home, he hosts a podcast from a tavern, interviewing the locals along with his co-hosts Chunt (a shapeshifter) and Usidore (standard wizard). The most extraordinary thing is their dedication to continuity which, given everything is improvised and their guests generally aren't superfans with a thorough knowledge of the inner workings of Foon, means that the regulars have to find interesting ways to contort and shape the world to continually "Yes and" every bizarre thing their guests come up with. The performers are all part of the Chicago improv scene so it also makes a nice change from the same old Earwolf/LA comedy regulars that you'll hear on most comedy podcasts.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hedgehog90 on July 10, 2017, 10:22:46 AM
Waking Up with Sam Harris
Everyone here hates Sam Harris but I find him quite an interesting, thoughtful chap who Makes Me Think. I don't always agree with him, and a lot of the time I don't understand him.

I listen to this too and feel the same. He is an odd pup at times for sure.
Sometimes I'd go as far to say he enrages me, but by and large he does conduct some interesting and enjoyable chats.
He's open to criticism and takes it well, and his discussions are noticeably civil and without drama.
That said I've only listened to the last 10 episodes or so, this may be a recent development in his character.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: popcorn on July 10, 2017, 11:35:41 AM
I listen to this too and feel the same. He is an odd pup at times for sure.
Sometimes I'd go as far to say he enrages me, but by and large he does conduct some interesting and enjoyable chats.
He's open to criticism and takes it well, and his discussions are noticeably civil and without drama.
That said I've only listened to the last 10 episodes or so, this may be a recent development in his character.

There were two or three about a year ago that were a bit more spicy. They were both cases where he had people who actively oppose him on the show. Worth a listen.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Shit Good Nose on July 10, 2017, 12:40:35 PM
Only three regularly:
Buckles, of course;
Athletico Mince (although I'm a few behind);
The Dollop (I seem to remember it's not thought of very highly on CaB)

Maron I listen to when he has a guest I'm interested in (the Herzog one was excellent), unlike Buckles, which I always listen to regardless of who he has on there.  But otherwise I've never got what all the critical fuss about with it being the best thing ever.  He's just not funny or particularly interesting.  In my opinion.  Ditto Joe Rogan.

I used to listen to StarTalk, but a year or two ago Tyson seemed to start consuming his own smoke and develop an ego, at which point the whole show got a bit annoying.  Haven't gone back since.

Of the numerous others I've dipped my toes into, they've all been a bit try-hard (most American ones), interminably dull (most British ones), very repetitive (Stanhope, Bill Burr), or all of the above.

Would like to try My Favourite Murder, but it's fitting it in.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Wet Blanket on July 10, 2017, 12:51:29 PM

Buxton Obvs.
Athletico Mince Hilarious. Although imagine how even greater it would be if it was Vic and not the arsey guy off Twitter.
Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast This one’s probably my current favourite. Showbiz old timers sharing anecdotes. They’ve just switched to some ‘premium service’ so you can only get the more recent ones on ITunes now, but fortunately I’d already downloaded all of the Marx Brothers related guests. 
The BBFC Podcast. But I only actually  listen to the ones where they discuss the censorship backgrounds of specific films.

I dip into
Scrobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces
The Comedian’s Comedian
An Irishman Abroad
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hewantstolurkatad on July 10, 2017, 12:52:49 PM
I liked the dollop but two a week is just way too much for a podcast that, unless the topic is very good, can grate like a motherfucker.
Asides from the live episodes (which are uniformly terrible) and things I already know, it's very hard to gauge beforehand whether its a good topic or not too.

Unsure if I've ever consistently listened to a British podcast other than Cane & Rinse (I effectively treat Kim Justice like a podcast too tbh); there is a tendency for them to be unbelievably dull, I agree. Adam & Joe years back was very good though, and I'm a big fan of Gervais on XFM still, so it's not like English people are inherently shit.




Also, I'm not sure if it even is bad, but I've noticed I tend to judge people if they say No Such Thing as a Fish is one of their favourite podcasts. It might just be because it's usually listed alongside Night Vale and West Wing Weekly though.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Paaaaul on July 10, 2017, 01:10:42 PM
I've tried a number of times to enjoy The Dollop, but...Gareth Reynolds. He's a humour vacuum, and he's on the show entirely to add colour to Dave Anthony's stories, but he just repeats things Dave says at a higher pitch.
Dave Anthony's previous podcast with Greg Behrendt, Walking The Room, was one of the earliest "two comedians gassing about nothing" podcasts, and one of the best. It genuinely has one of the great "What The FUCK?!?!?" moments in all of everything.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Ignatius_S on July 10, 2017, 01:14:23 PM
I need a new true crime podcast to get into. I prefer serialised ones rather than individual stories each episode. I just caught up to date with Up and Vanished which is not bad, even if the host does try inserting himself into the story; it's an intriguing case and features a rare break in the investigation during the making of the podcast which is unusual.

Any others to recommend? I've done Serial. I've briefly looked into Accused but it didn't grab me.

I think the one I would most recommend is Casefile by Anonymous. The majority of the cases are covered in a single episode, but bear with me…

The podcast was started by someone off work and bored and as the show took up, others are now involved in the research and production.  The episodes started off (going from memory) about 30 minutes are so (but some less) but now are often 90+ minutes and at least one has been two and a half hours.

Recently, there have been multi-part episodes, such as a five-part one about the EAR and a two-parter on The Moors Murderers; each episode is 90+ minutes. With the former, there were a couple of bonus episodes of interviews they had done. There was a slight, misguided (and mercilessly brief) attempt at acting in one episode, but otherwise, the approach is sound.

There’s very little padding or superfluous details in the episodes and the friend who introduced me to the podcast commented that liked that the approach is to stick to the facts and although the host has opinions, that’s not at the forefront and thought a fair few others could take a leaf out of that  I would agree with that and in the majority of single-episodes stories, I’m not sure how much benefit there would have by spending more time – with the Snowtown one, for instance, I don’t know what else there was to add.

Although I’m not against adverts, I’ve found that the amount and frequency, plus overproduced intros/outros can really pad out an episode – e.g. a couple that I mention below sometime have 20-25 minutes of actual content versus a 30+ minute runtime. That’s not an issue with Casefile and certainly with the recent episodes, aren’t interrupted by the ads.

If you’ve listended to Serial, then presumably, you’ve listened to Undisclosed? If not, I would recommend the first two seasons – far more rigorous than Serial. Also, in both cases, the team has helped to uncover new evidence that may free the two people convicted.

Crimetown has an unusual approach in that it looks at the crime culture in a particular city for a season. The first was Rhode Island and a fair bit is to do with organised crime and the effect on local government. It’s entertaining and had many great stories, but although these were interconnected, I felt the approach was slightly too scattergun and being more focused would have helped the overall narrative.

In the Dark – brilliant. The main focus of the first season is about the adbsuction and murder of a young boy by a serial offender. This led to a national register of sex offenders and that’s looked at.

Actual Innocence – each episode is about someone wrongfully convicted and later exonerated. Very good.

Stranglers – about the Boston Stangler(s). Overall, I think a book like the one by Susan Kelly (who features) gives a better examination of the case, but there’s some good stuff – particularly about the cultural impact of the case. But there are caverats…

It’s too overproduced – if someone is writing an newspaper article, there has to be accompanying sound effects, for instance, which is distracting and unnecessary. Some of the choices are odd – for instance, although one journalist is interviewed and comes out rather well, but her coverage helped established the notion that there was one murderer and put information into the public domain that shouldn’t have, which is basically ignored. It puts forward the argument about mass panic but others (e.g. Kelly in her book) argue that the panic affected mainly the people, mostly poor/not well off in certain locations, whereas for the well off, it was something not to be taken seriously.

The structure left something to be desired – it starts with DNA linking DeSalvo to one murder, but for most of the series, it’s casts doubt on him being the murderer until it gets to the DNA testing, which was a weird decision.

Breakdown – a different case each season. The first relates to an arson case and the various breakdowns (get it??)  that led to a wrongful conviction, which was many, many years later overturned. The journalist behind it has a newspaper background (and it’s presented by his paper) , which I think is reflected in the presentation but didn’t have any issue with that. Haven’t heard the other seasons but will be getting around to it.

True Murder – each week a different author talks about their book. It’s rather a mixed bag, particularly dependent on the quality of the book and author; however, some are excellent. The choice of books is quite varied and although some will be about a specific crime/offender, others may look at a series of crimes with different perpetrators or a topic such as capital punishment in America. I would particularly recommend is Blood Runs Green (http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/B/bo19966410.html) and the two episodes with Stephen Williams.

If you enjoy podcasts where people suppose far too much from far too little, Missing Maura Murray is the one for you. I manage to make it to around episode 30 before bailing – I’ve read that it’s gotten better, but that doesn’t say too much.  The concept is two people are planning to make a documentary about a disappearance, but don’t seem to know very much about it. Sometimes it was quite funny (unintentionally) but it was mainly going down one rabbit hole after another. There’s also a spin-off called Crawlspace but haven’t tried it.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Shit Good Nose on July 10, 2017, 01:30:33 PM
Asides from the live episodes (which are uniformly terrible)

Actually, yeah, you're right - the live ones (except for the two with Patton Oswalt, which are fucking amazing, and the Burke and Wills one with Wil Anderson) ARE shit.

I've tried a number of times to enjoy The Dollop, but...Gareth Reynolds. He's a humour vacuum, and he's on the show entirely to add colour to Dave Anthony's stories, but he just repeats things Dave says at a higher pitch.
Dave Anthony's previous podcast with Greg Behrendt, Walking The Room, was one of the earliest "two comedians gassing about nothing" podcasts, and one of the best. It genuinely has one of the great "What The FUCK?!?!?" moments in all of everything.

IIRC, Reynolds is what puts most/all CaBbers off.  I quite like him, I think because he has quite a British sense of humour (being of English/Welsh stock), and he's often very quick as well.  He's also the only American I know of who can do a convincing Brummy accent.

I'd forgotten about Walking the Room, though - yeah, excellent, and I worked my way through all of those in the space of a few weeks.  Such a shame they knocked it on the head.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hewantstolurkatad on July 10, 2017, 01:39:17 PM
The problem with Gareth Reynolds is that when it winds up being a not very funny topic, he tries to big it up anyway and it grates like nails on a chalkboard. Like, an excitable person can add a lot to a thing when you're already having fun, when you're not it'll do anything but that.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Shit Good Nose on July 10, 2017, 01:45:20 PM
He obviously doesn't bother me anything like he does most others.  Fair dos.

Mind you, I will say that I don't think he's so great when the tables turn for the occasional "reverse" dollop.  He invariably chooses fascinating topics, but listening to them just makes me wish Dave Anthony did the research and was covering them instead.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: drummersaredeaf on July 10, 2017, 03:14:03 PM
 True Geordie is quite good. I've only been tipped on to him recently, and some of his guests are utterly fascinating. Not especially arsed about hearing about UFC and stuff though.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mothman on July 10, 2017, 04:26:30 PM
The extra-cheery voice Karina puts on for the adverts is actually quite useful: I've become expert at fast-forwarding (while driving a car at 80mph on the motorway) within half a dozen words.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Keebleman on July 10, 2017, 05:58:26 PM
Gilbert Gottfried Amazing Colossal Podcast
A huge favourite of mine, and I'm disappointed that the mini-eps are now only available through a paysite.  The Facebook group, 'Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Listeners' Society', is worth joining too.

The Ezra Klein Show
Lengthy, high quality interviews with prominent personalities: Trevor Noah, Jesse Eisenberg, Bill Gates.  An interview with a writer called Tyler Cowen inspired me to create a thread on the GB board, but another terrific interview is with veteran journo Elizabeth Drew discussing the parallels, if any, between Watergate and Trump's current difficulties.

Skeptoid
15 minute investigations into such matters as UFO sightings, ghost photography, GM foods, conspiracy theories, historical legends, etc.  Well researched and well presented by Brian Dunning for ten years now - there's a huge library to investigate. 

For a few months in 2014/5 Dunning had some guest hosts as he was otherwise occupied - as a convict.  He had been convicted of 'cookie-stuffing', a scam through which he cheated eBay of a million dollars.  This sounds a relatively victimless crime, except Dunning was always pleading for cash from his listeners.  I'm glad I never contributed, though my high opinion of the show - as oppose to Dunning's character - has not changed.

History of English Podcast
Incredibly learned and detailed - nearly 100 episodes, and still only up to the 13th century! - and apparently just a labour of love by a gifted amateur.

Big Picture Science
Well-made show from the SETI Institute, presented by Seth Shostak and the sexy-voiced Molly Bentley, that deals with all aspects of science, not just the search for alien intelligence.

Slate's Trumpcast
This started when the Republican primaries were still in progress and the people behind it fully expected it to end after the election.  Inevitably, the metro-liberal tone is annoying at times but there is good stuff here.  The shows are usually 25-30 mins and there are two or more a week.

Plus of course the Radio 4 library, but it does seem strange that the UK is currently lagging behind in producing free-standing radio shows (ie podcasts).
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Pranet on July 10, 2017, 06:21:47 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Pranet on July 10, 2017, 06:25:23 PM
Re Gareth Reynolds- I can see why he grates on people, and like I said earlier I think two a week is too many and I tend to download an episode when I am in the mood rather than download every episode when it comes out, but he does make laugh out loud quite often.

His reverse Dollops can be very good- the one about the person who decided he was probably a genius at golf and kept trying to enter the British Open was great.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Special K on July 10, 2017, 06:46:20 PM
I'm a bit predictable and love human interest stories, so here goes

This American Life - This is what started me off. Hits the target 95% of the time, few duff episodes here and there but usually fantastic
Serial - 1st series only, superb story telling
S-Town - fascinating
99% Invisible - design and architecture
Serial - 1st series only, superb story telling
Lore - creepy true stories, great atmosphere
Here Be Monsters - An unusual podcast exploring the dark corners of the human mind and new frontiers in science, art and philosophy through visceral storytelling.
Criminal - true life crime stories
Kind World - true life stories of how the smallest action can have a profound effect on others lives. Beautiful.
Reply All - stories involving the internet
Storycorps - the stories of everyday life in America
Memory Palace - historical narratives. Beautiful
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mothman on July 10, 2017, 06:46:37 PM
Anyone using Apple devices finding the podcast app increasingly flakey? It seems to keep screwing up the downloads. I ofetn find two versions of the same cast in my list, with different run times - neither plays. I have to delete both and download again, sometimes more than once. One problem is the current interface doesn't always make it clear if the cast has downloaded at all - you need an electron microscope to spot the tiny little circle...
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Golden E. Pump on July 10, 2017, 10:54:54 PM
The Music Snobs; four guys talk about a host of music subjects. Very knowledgable. Tends to stick to R&B, funk and soul.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hewantstolurkatad on July 10, 2017, 11:01:37 PM
I can never get the apple podcast app to even start downloading.  Phone only has 16gb so I generally dont want to waste space with podcasts anyway, mind.


Memory Palace is lovely but I usually like to let them build up
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Ja'moke on July 10, 2017, 11:13:29 PM
I think the one I would most recommend is Casefile by Anonymous. The majority of the cases are covered in a single episode, but bear with me…



Thanks for all those Ignatius! I will pick and choose my way through.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Pranet 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Panbaams 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 ...
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Paaaaul on July 11, 2017, 01:59:16 PM
The Football Ramble's far better than the Guardian football podcast.
No.
Lads. Banter.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DrGreggles 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ASFTSN 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!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Lazy Gondolier 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Pranet 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Gwen Taylor on ITV 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ASFTSN 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)

Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: SteveDave 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Pranet 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Repeater on July 12, 2017, 12:49:58 PM
The Lapsed Fan Wrestling Podcast

...You a fan?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Hat FM 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Depressed Beyond Tables 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: TwinPeaks 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DrGreggles 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hedgehog90 on July 24, 2017, 10:53:37 AM
The Tip Off

https://soundcloud.com/thetipoff

Podcast about investigative journalism.
It's good.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: poo on July 26, 2017, 11:44:15 AM
Mountain http://mountainpodcast.com/ (http://mountainpodcast.com/)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Phil_A 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Small Man Big Horse 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: thugler 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: biggytitbo on July 28, 2017, 12:23:45 PM
He never spent much time in local woodland in the 80s and 90s then.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DrGreggles on July 31, 2017, 12:31:16 PM
BOOOOOOOOOO!

http://www.football365.com/news/exclusive-james-richardson-to-leave-guardian-football-weekly
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hewantstolurkatad on July 31, 2017, 01:00:29 PM
So basically they're doing Football Weekly elsewhere?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Large Noise 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: popcorn 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."
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ads82 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Gwen Taylor on ITV 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Kishi the Bad Lampshade 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.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hewantstolurkatad on August 01, 2017, 11:12:13 PM
New podcasts:

30 For 30: the Podcast
Yep, honestly the topics so far have, at the very least, been better than the worst of the televised ones. If you're at all interested, you probably know what you're in for here.

The Criterion Cast
Thought this one died a few years ago but it looks like it just... I dunno, fragmented? Verrrrrrry messy feed with about 8 different podcasts included from what I can see (I'm just grouping them all together here), but some pretty damn solid episodes on films you wouldn't really expect to have whole podcasts dedicated to, there must be about ten episodes on the films of Yasujiro Ozu and there's an episode called "The Documentaries of Louis Malle: Part 3". There's some pretty severe movie geekdom going on in terms of the research they do, checking out all releases they can find, recommending books and other reading materials, reviewing the commentary tracks...

We Hate Movies: mailbag episodes
Skipped all of these since forever (and it seems loads of people do) but they're actually pretty damn good, 90% stories of bad cinema memories.


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.
Man, I dunno, I kinda liked the oddly awkward energy there'd be on the podcast sometimes. Richardson is very much the show though, I'll probably unsubscribe from Football Weekly now

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)
Are the Patreon episodes more of the same or do they differentiate in some manner? Like, maybe the regular episodes are more focused on recent news. In general I listen to far too many podcasts to actually justify paying for one but they've been tempting the hell outta me.

RE: MBMBaM. I binged maybe 200 episodes over a couple of months and I'm pretty sure I just blasted right past the kids birth, iirc it was no different than any podcast that's had that has had to deal with the whole parenting thing and survived (i.e. a few months of very short or messy episodes, an awful lot of talking about the baby, a gradual return to stability). I'm pretty sure they returned to the Yahoo questions too.

Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Gwen Taylor on ITV on August 01, 2017, 11:54:29 PM
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:

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


Are you Jeremy Hardy?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean on August 06, 2017, 08:53:58 PM
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

I was previously listening to Philosophize This!, which covers the ground somewhat more quickly (although with many more gaps). The History of Philosophy, afaics, spends its first 100 episodes on the Greeks. Philosophize This! was done with them in 15 (three of which were a digression into Eastern philosophy), and currently at episode 107 is already into the 20th Century. I gave up on it after starting on THoP (WAG) because the style of presentation annoyed me, but it might be worth giving it a try to see if you prefer it.

Actually I might switch back having seen how long I have to go to get past the Greeks on THoP.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sin Agog on August 06, 2017, 11:07:36 PM
Just torrent some lectures from The Teaching Company, man.  If you get a good marriage between professor and material, I mean someone who you can tell is still deep in love with their field, they are actually quite fun and stick with you a long, long time (the origin of the word 'chunder' on the History of the English Language series still haunts me).


That Criterion podcast sounds interesting, by the way.  Ta for the mention!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Pranet on August 07, 2017, 09:10:56 PM
Quote
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

I loved the History of Rome, it was one of the first podcasts I really got into.

I've never really got into Mike Duncan's follow up, Revolutions, in quite the same way. I liked the series about the English Civil War, couldn't be doing with the one about the American revolution. I skipped the one about the French revolution but I might well return to it. I listened to the series about Haiti, and although it was interesting I did lose track about who was who.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hewantstolurkatad on August 08, 2017, 01:53:49 AM
I never found the History of Rome too hard to listen to, I've probably retained most of what I've heard pretty well even now a few years on. It was just a kind of length that really didn't fit my listening habits at all for the subject matter.



RE: Retronauts, they've a new regular host who is literally the most awkward person I've ever heard on a podcast. He asks some good questions and seems to know loads, but he's so goddamn awkward, his mannerisms, his tendency to constantly talk into the mic even while someone else is talking, taking things off on tangents in the process...
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Special K on August 08, 2017, 12:22:06 PM
Anyone recommend any good nature/adventure/wilderness type podcasts?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: finnquark on August 08, 2017, 05:29:37 PM
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.

The bad news is Iain Macintosh's increased involvement. Can't wait for a whole hour of talking shit about Champ Man. Wacky!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: WesterlyWinds on August 20, 2017, 07:28:41 PM
So I've recently become obsessed with radio 4's In Our Time. I love the breadth of topics and the way in which Bragg teases out key information from experts for a lay audience. Are there any podcasts that are similar in terms of covering eclectic and fascinating topics in an easy to understand, but also quite indepth way?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Gwen Taylor on ITV on August 20, 2017, 08:51:24 PM
So I've recently become obsessed with radio 4's In Our Time. I love the breadth of topics and the way in which Bragg teases out key information from experts for a lay audience. Are there any podcasts that are similar in terms of covering eclectic and fascinating topics in an easy to understand, but also quite indepth way?

I think it's a great idea for podcast but I can't stand Bragg. Any maths ones he just lets the guests talk with increasing levels of complexity without asking them to keep it simple, because he's out of his depth; any history or literature ones and he talks over the guests when they might have an interesting digression so as to keep on time.

Someone a bit less pompous would be good.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: newbridge on August 20, 2017, 11:21:19 PM
I think it's a great idea for podcast but I can't stand Bragg. Any maths ones he just lets the guests talk with increasing levels of complexity without asking them to keep it simple, because he's out of his depth; any history or literature ones and he talks over the guests when they might have an interesting digression so as to keep on time.

Someone a bit less pompous would be good.

Nah, Bragg is perfect. He seems genuinely interested in every topic and he has an amusing way of just randomly being gruff with certain guests for no reason.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Panbaams on August 24, 2017, 03:45:44 PM
BOOOOOOOOOO!

http://www.football365.com/news/exclusive-james-richardson-to-leave-guardian-football-weekly

After all that finger-wagging I got for saying that The Football Ramble is a better show! Apparently Football Weekly's so good that its own presenter has deserted it.

Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Paaaaul on August 24, 2017, 04:03:46 PM
After all that finger-wagging I got for saying that The Football Ramble is a better show! Apparently Football Weekly's so good that its own presenter has deserted it.
And he now hosts an almost identical show with the same producer and lots of the same guests.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on August 24, 2017, 04:12:48 PM
I've been really enjoying Revisionist History recently. The guy covers a variety of subjects in a well set out and thoughtful manner and is quite insightful at times.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Blinder Data on August 24, 2017, 04:41:06 PM
The bad news is Iain Macintosh's increased involvement. Can't wait for a whole hour of talking shit about Champ Man. Wacky!

I find him pretty endearing.

I must say I've stopped listening to FW now that the Totally thing is happening. I wonder if numbers have dropped off generally. Max Rushden is good in small doses but he's too self-referential for my liking. And him plus Barry G turns it into a right banterfest.

It lacks AC Jimbo's erudition and keen sense of wordplay, Clive
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Paaaaul on August 24, 2017, 04:55:16 PM
I find him pretty endearing.

I must say I've stopped listening to FW now that the Totally thing is happening. I wonder if numbers have dropped off generally. Max Rushden is good in small doses but he's too self-referential for my liking. And him plus Barry G turns it into a right banterfest.

It lacks AC Jimbo's erudition and keen sense of wordplay, Clive

I've been listening to both for the last couple of weeks with a view to dropping one of them. Max Rushden has been much better behaved since he took over full time.
I'm inclined to bin the Guardian podcast, but most episodes so far, the Totally Football show has had a guest who stinks up the place. I've always liked Kelly Cates when I've heard her elsewhere, but she doesn't seem to get how the show works.

Ooh look. They've both just appeared on my phone. Which one to listen to first...
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hewantstolurkatad on August 24, 2017, 05:17:46 PM
I've been listening to both for the last couple of weeks with a view to dropping one of them. Max Rushden has been much better behaved since he took over full time.
I'm inclined to bin the Guardian podcast, but most episodes so far, the Totally Football show has had a guest who stinks up the place. I've always liked Kelly Cates when I've heard her elsewhere, but she doesn't seem to get how the show works.

Ooh look. They've both just appeared on my phone. Which one to listen to first...
I've been finding that too, and can't really retain why exactly they were on. There was some fiftysomething former footballer? Was he promoting a book or something?

What exactly is their plan? Like, are they just getting the podcast off the ground to expand into a website and various other sports related podcasts? I'd quite like some documentary style soccer podcast things.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Gwen Taylor on ITV on August 24, 2017, 05:44:11 PM
I've been really enjoying Revisionist History recently. The guy covers a variety of subjects in a well set out and thoughtful manner and is quite insightful at times.

Cannot stand Malcolm Gladwell, but it's a really interesting idea for a podcast.  I guess it's the same deal for me as with Melvyn Bragg on the other thing.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Epic Bisto on August 25, 2017, 10:01:10 PM
The Rialto Report - a wonderful thing, full of interviews with actors, directors and miscellaneous types from the Golden Age Of Porn. Some are depressing, some are heart breaking and some are really uplifting. I would personally start with the Eric Edwards, Al Goldstein and Jerry Butler episodes.
Chart Music - absolutely fucking hilarious podcast consisting of several noted former critics (yet Neil Kulkarnis et al) dissecting an episode of Top Of The Pops, with equally hilarious and insightful comments and discussion. Yes, there's an episode dedicated to the Roger Daltrey/Watch Her Backs fiasco, and subtle mentions of Chris Needham, Joy Sarney and Brass Eye abound.
The Trap Set - interviews with drummers. Not just talking about their drumming skills, but also about their personal lives, what motivates them, etc. From the wonderful (Bernard Purdie, George Hurley) to the rapey (Carmine Appice). The recent Phil Collins interview was nice to hear, even if you're not a fan, and a little bit sad too. Even some drummers you may not be familiar with (especially the William Goldsmith ep) can surprise you.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: non capisco on August 26, 2017, 01:41:32 AM
Chart Music - absolutely fucking hilarious podcast consisting of several noted former critics (yet Neil Kulkarnis et al) dissecting an episode of Top Of The Pops, with equally hilarious and insightful comments and discussion. Yes, there's an episode dedicated to the Roger Daltrey/Watch Her Backs fiasco, and subtle mentions of Chris Needham, Joy Sarney and Brass Eye abound.

I absolutely bloody love this podcast, it's like a really entertaining geeky pub conversation. They've managed to bring back the running joke of Simon Price fancying Madame Cholet out of The Wombles an admirable amount of times. As I mentioned in the TOTP repeat thread in Oscillations the episode where they tear into Peter Powell is a joy.

Al Needham is so likeable, isn't he? "RACE-EH!"
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Epic Bisto on August 26, 2017, 03:38:33 PM
Al Needham sounds like a lovely chap. Also, he gives a full report about dragging Chris Needham to a karaoke competition which automatically entitles him to a knighthood.

The Womble stuff culminated in one of the funniest moments, specifically when they were mentioning Mike Batt's theme song for the Tories: "Remember You're A Cunt"

Also, the discussion about the Village People was really interesting (ie. homosexuality in homophobic times was much more vibrant and positively confrontational before being absorbed into regular pop culture), and Kulkarni's anti-Live Aid speech made me want to start applauding.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Crabwalk on August 27, 2017, 01:25:59 PM
I've been finding that too, and can't really retain why exactly they were on. There was some fiftysomething former footballer? Was he promoting a book or something?

Adding ex-pros/current pundits like Leroy arise our and Mark Schwartzer is a huge mistake. They're too 'inside' to properly rip into anyone or talk with irreverence.

Schwarzenegger was a co-commentator on 5 Live yesterday and the commentator actually brought up how 'unfair' it was of an unnamed podcast to ask him who the worst keeper in the PL is. They talked about it for a surprisingly long time, the self-imporant spods.

The Totally Football show would be better adding a token comedian or fan from another walk of life if they really want the show's dynamic to evolve. They've clearly not got the balance right yet.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Crabwalk on August 27, 2017, 01:28:13 PM
Oh, and let me add that Chart Music is my favourite podcast right now. Everyone that hears it (who has at least a passing interest in the pop music of yesteryear) seems to adore it.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mothman on August 27, 2017, 05:10:45 PM
Schwarzenegger was a co-commentator on 5 Live yesterday

I presume that's an autocorrect fail. But it's a shame, I could stand to listen to the Ahnolt on the radio talking about football.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Crabwalk on August 28, 2017, 12:40:44 AM
I presume that's an autocorrect fail. But it's a shame, I could stand to listen to the Ahnolt on the radio talking about football.

Sadly, yes that's an autocorrect cock-up!

'Naht enough quvality in der bahx Chappers'

Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: kittens on August 28, 2017, 10:04:40 AM
i have been listening to 'the infinite monkey cage' to go to sleep to, which is interesting but sometimes annoying. what i would like to know is if there is a show/podcast like it that deals with history instead of science. please give suggestions generously
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Neomod on August 30, 2017, 06:01:25 PM
Thanks to whoever recommended The Secret History of Hollywood. A lot of work has obviously gone into these epic episodes.

and again whoever recommended Chart Music in the TOTP thread.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mothman on August 30, 2017, 06:07:37 PM
Thanks to whoever recommended The Secret History of Hollywood. A lot of work has obviously gone into these epic episodes.

You're welcome. Greatly enjoying them myself. It helps that he's got a good voice. Way too many podcasters out there don't. Curious to know how he managed to get Gatiss involved.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Phil_A on August 30, 2017, 07:21:29 PM
Thanks to whoever recommended The Secret History of Hollywood. A lot of work has obviously gone into these epic episodes.


I listen to a similar one called You Must Remember This which is another good "underbelly of Hollywood" series, although the host's intonation can take a bit of getting used to.

http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on August 30, 2017, 07:46:14 PM
Another vote of thanks for recommending the Chart Music podcast, it's great fun. A podcast full of genial chat from funny, pop-obsessed nerds, what's not to like?!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Neomod on August 30, 2017, 08:52:13 PM
You're welcome. Greatly enjoying them myself. It helps that he's got a good voice. Way too many podcasters out there don't. Curious to know how he managed to get Gatiss involved.

I'm only on part 2 of the Warner Brothers story so haven't knowingly heard Gatiss yet.

I listen to a similar one called You Must Remember This which is another good "underbelly of Hollywood" series, although the host's intonation can take a bit of getting used to.
http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/

Oh yes, been listening to this for a while. The Manson story being the entry.

I don't mind Karina's (that's me) intonation. Her 'Sexy Sadie' performance was a highlight.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: phantom_power on September 01, 2017, 07:37:13 AM
Another vote of thanks for recommending the Chart Music podcast, it's great fun. A podcast full of genial chat from funny, pop-obsessed nerds, what's not to like?!

I am enjoying this, though I feel they were a bit harsh on Nik Kershaw in the second episode, and they are very wrong about Madness
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: non capisco on September 01, 2017, 08:54:02 AM
New Chart Music episode popped up yesterday! A February 1970 episode which must be practically one of the oldest TOTPses in existence. Looking forward to giving that a listen this weekend.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: dr beat on September 01, 2017, 09:39:56 AM
Another fan of Chart Music here.  As an avid 90s Melody Maker reader I used to a have a love-hate relationship with the likes of Price, Parkes, Kulkarni and Stubbs, but they're great on this.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Natnar on September 01, 2017, 10:28:35 AM
For any Star Trek fans i can recommend The Rules Of Acquisition a podcast where 3 guys are making their way through Deep Space Nine episode by episode (they're up to season 4 at the moment). It's pretty funny

https://rulesofacquisitionpodcast.com
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ozziechef on September 01, 2017, 09:08:12 PM
TV Cream's What We Just Watched is a decent listen. The two hosts choose a vintage TV show which is then discussed in detail. I just listened to an episode disecting Saturday Superstore Celebrity Record Breakers (or something)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: finnquark on September 02, 2017, 04:42:30 PM
What exactly is their plan? Like, are they just getting the podcast off the ground to expand into a website and various other sports related podcasts? I'd quite like some documentary style soccer podcast things.

What's funny is how revolutionary it was being billed by Macintosh et al, and how dull it seems in comparison. It's just football weekly with an added boring guest. I think they'd mentioned maybe branching into other sports/areas of football, but maybe that'll have to take time. 5 Live just started a European Leagues podcast with all the journos from the now dead BT European Football Show. Totally saturated market, surely?

I've actually stopped listening to both FW and TFS, partly because it just all becomes quite dull. I'm not sure what they add other than describing games from over the weekend, and chucking in prosaic observations about managers. But then I guess a lot of football journalism in general is like that. I do wonder when the bubble will burst on the consumption of football news though, as there's just too much of it - see the gradual expansion of MOTD from television onto other platforms. The new podcasts are just scrabbling to get some money out of the game before they can't any longer.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hewantstolurkatad on September 08, 2017, 05:13:02 AM
They're doing a Football League show too now, focusing on one team each week... I dunno. It's definitely got that thing tons of British podcasts do of feeling extremely airless and rigid. Richardson's good and all but I feel like he's struggling with the new team, it's like he's in a room full of people who neither know how to laugh nor would be willing to do so if they found something funny.


Not a saturated market yet though, podcasts may be in a bubble but it was arguably an underutilised field for absolutely ages. Things are getting closer to standardised distribution sources beyond iTunes (which is a mess in itself) so the field should keep growing as that improves
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Utter Shit on September 08, 2017, 10:51:08 AM
What's funny is how revolutionary it was being billed by Macintosh et al, and how dull it seems in comparison. It's just football weekly with an added boring guest. I think they'd mentioned maybe branching into other sports/areas of football, but maybe that'll have to take time. 5 Live just started a European Leagues podcast with all the journos from the now dead BT European Football Show. Totally saturated market, surely?

I've actually stopped listening to both FW and TFS, partly because it just all becomes quite dull. I'm not sure what they add other than describing games from over the weekend, and chucking in prosaic observations about managers. But then I guess a lot of football journalism in general is like that. I do wonder when the bubble will burst on the consumption of football news though, as there's just too much of it - see the gradual expansion of MOTD from television onto other platforms. The new podcasts are just scrabbling to get some money out of the game before they can't any longer.

Agree on the split, it's just turned one good podcast into two mediocre ones that I only bother with if I've got nothing else to listen to. The Football Ramble is the only must-listen football podcast for me nowadays.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hayduke_lives on September 08, 2017, 11:44:23 AM
I reckon Second Captains is the best football podcast. Rather than devote 5 minutes to each game, they have some really interesting discussions about a couple of big topics from the weekend - during the international break it's been quite Ireland heavy, but it's usually focused on the Premier League. It's genuinely funny, and most of the best guests from FW and the Totally Show contribute (no Jimbo though). If you support them on Patreon they also do wider sport and politics episodes every day.

After Second Captains I think the Totally Show would be my next preference. It's still finding it's feet in spite of the combined experience behind it, but it's refreshing to hear some new (well, to me at least) voices. Football Weekly is alright, and I don't think Max Rushden is anywhere near as bad as people make out - for me it's Barry Glendenning that can ruin an episode.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: TIAL on September 09, 2017, 09:36:07 PM
Thanks everyone for recommending Chart Music, I'd not have listened if it weren't for this thread.

I'm a big fan of Roderick on the Line - John Roderick from the Long Winters talking to Merlin Mann about whatever pops in to their head that week. Roderick is an interesting guy and has a constant supply of stories to draw from.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Crabwalk on October 13, 2017, 08:40:25 AM
Another I've discovered recently is The Secret History of Hollywood. I've only listened to one so far, the latest (and the second part of a series on the life and work of Val Lewton) on the making of Cat People, a favourite of mine. There have only been 5 eps in total over a year and a half, and it's no surprise really as they're quite long! I'm hoping to listen to the others, maybe on holiday...

Thank you for introducing this podcast to CaB. I’ve just finished ‘Bullets and Blood’ and it’s an astonishing piece of long-form storytelling. That Adam Roche has created this in his spare time is amazing - it’s absolutely top notch in writing, performance and production.

What stories! What twists! Seriously, everyone should pile into this.

Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: non capisco on October 13, 2017, 08:55:35 AM
Thank you for introducing this podcast to CaB. I’ve just finished ‘Bullets and Blood’ and it’s an astonishing piece of long-form storytelling. That Adam Roche has created this in his spare time is amazing - it’s absolutely top notch in writing, performance and production.

What stories! What twists! Seriously, everyone should pile into this.

His current podcasts about Val Lewton are great too. I agree that 'Bullets And Blood' is something really special. He very much brought people like Jack Warner and James Cagney to full fleshed-out life with his narration, writing and research. I haven't heard his epic Hitchcock series yet, might have to set about a month's worth of commuting aside for that!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: phantom_power on October 13, 2017, 09:00:24 AM
I have started listening to Philosophize This! when I go to sleep and am really enjoying it. The presenters seem to be very knowledgeable (to my layman's ears) but have a really good presenting style as well that gets the information across in an interesting and easy way. They talk about various philosophers and philosophies from throughout the ages as well as things like logical fallacies and stuff like "how to be happy"
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Crabwalk on October 13, 2017, 09:44:16 AM
His current podcasts about Val Lewton are great too. I agree that 'Bullets And Blood' is something really special. He very much brought people like Jack Warner and James Cagney to full fleshed-out life with his narration, writing and research.

I've listened to the first two Val Lewton podcasts as I was on a car trip with my wife last week and she was behind me listening to 'Bullets and Blood' so we decided to leap together into the subsequent saga.

Val Lewton was a name I knew from Cat People, Mark Gatiss' horror doc from a few years back and from hazy memories of watching I Walked With a Zombie as part of my film degree twenty years ago. But I've retained next to no knowledge about him so these have been a treat too, if understandably not quite as grand and emotional as the Warner series.

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I haven't heard his epic Hitchcock series yet, might have to set about a month's worth of commuting aside for that!

Ooh, that's the first I've heard of this! It's not on my podcast feed - I'll have to track it down.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: amputeeporn on October 15, 2017, 10:35:15 PM
He's nihilistic and troubled and all that stuff, but I honestly think Nick Mullen is a comedic genius.

Yeah, the guy's ridiculously funny. Wish he was more motivated to develop his stand-up. Weirdly, I remember him posting on the Doug Stanhope forums purefuckingevil like 7, 8 (maybe more?) years ago when he was a kid - and he was wicked funny even then, and always going over the line.

While I agree with the other person posting that you have a lot of stupid retard jokes in there, for me it really is worth it. I'm always surprised what a good impersonator he is and the guy's stories and fuck-withs are great.

I also really like the odd insights into the lives of young comics, their feuds and differences and struggles etc.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Z on November 16, 2017, 10:31:39 PM
That Dirty John podcast was the most remarkably dull thing I've listened to in an age. I'm honestly baffled as to how it became one of those hyped podcast sensation things.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: bgmnts on November 16, 2017, 11:44:38 PM
Hardcore History by Dan Carlin.

I'm cool like that.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Lost Oliver on November 17, 2017, 07:44:00 AM
Anyone got any recommendations for anything philosophical? Started on The Partially Examined Life but wasn't too keen for some reason. Would give it another go though if enough folks say so.

Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hedgehog90 on November 17, 2017, 10:23:59 AM
You might like this, LostOliver, it's quite funny too:

https://verybadwizards.fireside.fm
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: phantom_power on November 17, 2017, 11:19:48 AM
Anyone got any recommendations for anything philosophical? Started on The Partially Examined Life but wasn't too keen for some reason. Would give it another go though if enough folks say so.



I am enjoying Philosophise This! but I am a beginner when it comes to philosophy so it may not be to your taste
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Blinder Data on November 17, 2017, 11:47:01 AM
Jon Ronson's Butterfly Effect was great I thought. Simultaneously made me want to delete the internet from my life and google all the performers mentioned for *ahem* research.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ozziechef on November 20, 2017, 08:03:44 AM
Is anyone else enjoying Haunted? It's a really good exploration of ghost stories that listeners send in. Really well made and the host is easy to listen to.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: SteveDave on November 20, 2017, 09:17:15 AM
I've been listening to "Lore" but Aaron Manke's voice puts me to sleep so I normally only hear the introduction and the incredibly long and dull adverts.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Panbaams on November 20, 2017, 11:24:35 AM
Someone with a film out who's worked in comedy has written a book about music ... thank goodness there's a catch-all thread about podcasts, because whichever CaB forum I put it in, it'd be wrong. Which is a roundabout way of saying that Armando Iannucci has written a book about classical music and is on the latest Word magazine podcast (aka Word in Your Ear).
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Repeater on November 20, 2017, 11:28:49 AM
What podcast app you cunts using then? Used Antenna Pod for my Samsung (Android obvi) but it's fucked itself up. Trying Beyond Pod now.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DrGreggles on November 20, 2017, 01:09:13 PM
It's probably already been mentioned in this thread, but I'm enjoying Trace.
It's an Aussie podcast, in the Serial* mode.

*good Serial s1, not shit Serial s2
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on November 20, 2017, 01:32:15 PM
What podcast app you cunts using then? Used Antenna Pod for my Samsung (Android obvi) but it's fucked itself up. Trying Beyond Pod now.

Pocket Casts is good
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Keebleman on November 20, 2017, 03:15:35 PM
Has anyone paid for Stitcher Premium?  That's where all the old Gilbert Gottfried episodes are and I was wondering if there's enough other material to make it worthwhile.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean on November 20, 2017, 04:20:14 PM
I use Overcast on my iPod touch. Has the handy Smart Speed option which shortens silences and is useful for getting through my backlog faster. (I don't use it for drama or comedy stuff where timing matters, mostly just for current affairs-y type stuff.)

Podcast Addict for Android is also good, and has a similar option.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: amputeeporn on November 21, 2017, 07:52:11 AM
Finally gotten round to Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder.

After being slightly overwhelmed by the STACK of names involved, I'm utterly engrossed. What a revolting story about revolting people, ending with the most revolting of all (the Murdoch empire).

It's been around a while but highly highly recommended to fans of true crime podcasts.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Repeater on November 21, 2017, 10:35:54 AM
Aye, my thing with Podcast Addict is it doesn't have an option to add passwords/usernames to feeds so I can't listen to certain 'casts. Unless I'm missing the option?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean on November 21, 2017, 01:40:19 PM
Aye, my thing with Podcast Addict is it doesn't have an option to add passwords/usernames to feeds so I can't listen to certain 'casts. Unless I'm missing the option?

I guess you must be, as it's had that option for a couple of years: https://podcastaddict.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/237642-how-to-subscribe-to-an-authenticated-premium-rss-f
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: sprocket on November 22, 2017, 07:21:47 PM
Has anyone paid for Stitcher Premium?  That's where all the old Gilbert Gottfried episodes are and I was wondering if there's enough other material to make it worthwhile.

I signed up using the 90% off code* (https://www.reddit.com/r/Earwolf/comments/6opcwa/chris_gethard_had_an_ad_on_the_newest_ba_that/) a couple of months ago, I haven't really used Premium for anything other than Hollywood Masterclass though. To offset this utterly unhelpful information, I do know there's a new 50% offer for the next week using code BLACKFRIDAY, I think you still get a month's free trial with that too.


* I've no idea whether or not that still works.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Enrico Palazzo on May 24, 2018, 11:58:54 AM
Just started listening to The Reducer podcast - https://www.balls.ie/the-reducer/the-reducer-podcast-389096 (https://www.balls.ie/the-reducer/the-reducer-podcast-389096)

The Tim Lovejoy on Football episode is an absolute gem.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Bogbrainedmurphy on May 24, 2018, 12:56:56 PM
Finally gotten round to Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder.

After being slightly overwhelmed by the STACK of names involved, I'm utterly engrossed. What a revolting story about revolting people, ending with the most revolting of all (the Murdoch empire).

It's been around a while but highly highly recommended to fans of true crime podcasts.

We're up to episode 8 of the first series of this and it is quite a daunting "cast" list but as you say, revolting people and a disgusting, disgraceful story is being told here.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DrGreggles on May 24, 2018, 02:31:11 PM
Have I mentioned Crime in Sports on here?

If not, Crime in Sports.
If so, I agree with my previous post.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Mobius on May 25, 2018, 12:58:34 AM
Just started listening to The Reducer podcast - https://www.balls.ie/the-reducer/the-reducer-podcast-389096 (https://www.balls.ie/the-reducer/the-reducer-podcast-389096)

The Tim Lovejoy on Football episode is an absolute gem.

Thanks for this. Just listening to the Lovejoy one at work and enjoying it. Main bloke sounds an awful lot like Dara O'Brien.

Ok he's just thanked his brother Dara, so that solves that..

The Daniel Morgan podcasts are incredible as well, if you're into Serial etc. Bowraville is another good'un, similar vibe but about some Aussie crime.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: phantom_power on May 25, 2018, 08:53:44 AM
I am enjoying the Quickly Kevin podcast. It is nostalgia-tastic but then I am nostalgic for 90s football so it fits the bill.

Has anyone heard the new David Baddiel podcast about David Bowie?

Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on May 25, 2018, 01:27:56 PM
The Beef and Dairy Network
Ben Partridge doing surreal comedy from a faux-meat-industry perspective. Lots of good guest actors, well written, very funny. Worth your time.

The Mysterious Secrets of Uncle Bertie’s Botanarium
Once you get past the wacky title, it’s basically quite a funny radio 4 comedy play. Jemaine Clement is in it, and it’s on Spotify.

The Adventure Zone
Dungeons and Dragons role playing podcast, but by the McElroys mentioned previously. It starts off slow but builds into all sorts of big reveals and callbacks with musical cues and everything. Will catch you off-guard at how good it is.

Also:

The Daily - New York Times daily news podcast. 20 minutes, very informative.
What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law - Roman Mars and a constitutional law professor talking about the current crop of yahoos in the White House.
Pod Save America - another US politics podcast hosted by former Obama staffers. They're sometimes a bit pleased with themselves (and one guest seems to exist solely on twitter so when her gags stop working she literally just says hashtags) but it’s good spirited and quite funny.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: saltysnacks on May 25, 2018, 05:18:04 PM
Roman Mars

Imagine having a name that cool.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DrGreggles on May 26, 2018, 12:13:44 AM
Just started listening to The Reducer podcast - https://www.balls.ie/the-reducer/the-reducer-podcast-389096 (https://www.balls.ie/the-reducer/the-reducer-podcast-389096)

The Tim Lovejoy on Football episode is an absolute gem.

Thanks for the heads up.
Lovejoy-slagging is always fun (and should be more common).

Is there a copy of him hosting 6-0-6 the night Chelsea lost to Barca (and the ref!) in 2009 out there somewhere? It was fucking hilarious!

Caller: "You're sounding like a Chelsea fan!"
Lovejoy: "I'm a famous Chelsea fan."
Caller: "Well I've never heard of you."
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on May 26, 2018, 01:36:42 AM
Who is Tim Lovejoy?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DrGreggles on May 26, 2018, 10:15:10 AM
A massive MASSIVE cunt.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on May 28, 2018, 07:36:09 PM
Here’s a good one - A Very Fatal Murder.

It’s done by the consistently funny writers at The Onion, and is a spoof of “Serial”-esque true-crime podcasts, but well observed and skewers the genre (and the creators’ motives) perfectly.

Tightly scripted, good production, very funny. Definitely worth a listen.

Edit: listening to it again, they’re about 12 minutes, 6 episodes total. You could do the entire series in the entire time it takes to listen to one RHLSTP (rhlstp).
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean on May 28, 2018, 08:08:26 PM
Here’s a good one - A Very Fatal Murder.

Is there a RSS feed for that one? Not sure I can be arsed if there's no way to get it into my podcast app.

<edit> Found it: http://feeds.megaphone.fm/veryfatalmurder
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: dannyfc on May 28, 2018, 09:29:44 PM
A massive MASSIVE cunt.

Read this earlier, and was about to pipe in about how the Lovejoy hate is a meme and his worst crime was being a banal, inoffensive TV host for laddish culture. Much worse people to target abuse at etc. etc.

But NOPE - just listened to The Reducer episode and it's justified. Some proper spiteful stuff in there, especially directed at women and even his own daughter.

Enjoyed the hosts and interested in checking out the other episodes. Only criticism is the audio quality is quite poor.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: bgmnts on May 28, 2018, 09:32:28 PM
A massive MASSIVE cunt.

http://www.cuntscorner.com/forums/topic/61545-tim-lovejoy/ (http://www.cuntscorner.com/forums/topic/61545-tim-lovejoy/)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Utter Shit on May 28, 2018, 09:38:32 PM
http://www.cuntscorner.com/forums/topic/61545-tim-lovejoy/ (http://www.cuntscorner.com/forums/topic/61545-tim-lovejoy/)

What a depressing bunch of over-compensating macho desperados that place seems to house.

Best Lovejoy moment was on 606 when a caller got so angry at Lovejoy's endless twattery he almost cried.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbLde_htQmg
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: bgmnts on May 28, 2018, 09:47:14 PM
What a depressing bunch of over-compensating macho desperados that place seems to house.

Best Lovejoy moment was on 606 when a caller got so angry at Lovejoy's endless twattery he almost cried.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbLde_htQmg

Aye. Just thought it was relevant to the 'Lovejoy is a cunt' point.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: dannyfc on May 28, 2018, 09:57:48 PM
What a depressing bunch of over-compensating macho desperados that place seems to house.

Best Lovejoy moment was on 606 when a caller got so angry at Lovejoy's endless twattery he almost cried.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbLde_htQmg

Reckon Jason Mohammed and Robbie Savage are equally as bad, and most of the callers tbf. Stopped listening a while a go but always liked Pat Nevin who was probably the only non-reactionary person on 606.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean on May 28, 2018, 10:22:52 PM
Best Lovejoy moment was on 606 when a caller got so angry at Lovejoy's endless twattery he almost cried.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbLde_htQmg

Bloody hell, a bit of warning would be appreciated if a link is just someone droning on about football. All he seems to be angry about was Lovejoy being a Chelsea fan, but I've quite possibly missed some nuance because it was all about football and hence deathly dull.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Utter Shit on May 28, 2018, 10:24:17 PM
I'm not sure what else you were expecting from a 606 clip.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on May 28, 2018, 11:36:14 PM
Well don’t let all this Lovejoy-Hatejoy overcloud the fact that A Very Fatal Murder is a very good podcast.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DrGreggles on May 28, 2018, 11:45:10 PM
I'm not sure what else you were expecting from a 606 clip.

In the Danny Baker days I'd have expected a man phoning up because he'd once gone to a football match by accident with a self-made saucepan stuck on his head. Or something.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DrGreggles on May 28, 2018, 11:48:42 PM
Here’s a good one - A Very Fatal Murder.

It’s done by the consistently funny writers at The Onion, and is a spoof of “Serial”-esque true-crime podcasts, but well observed and skewers the genre (and the creators’ motives) perfectly.

Tightly scripted, good production, very funny. Definitely worth a listen.

Done Disappeared is another excellent true crime parody podcast.
Very funny and brilliantly observed - right down to the fake ads.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Depressed Beyond Tables on May 29, 2018, 12:46:22 PM
Danny in the Valley can be interesting sometimes.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: EOLAN on May 30, 2018, 11:48:29 AM
Enjoying the A Very Fatal Murder. It especially captures the type of ads on podcasts. Loved the anti-Stamps.com one in the last episode.

Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on May 30, 2018, 12:47:16 PM
Here’s a good one - A Very Fatal Murder.

It’s done by the consistently funny writers at The Onion, and is a spoof of “Serial”-esque true-crime podcasts, but well observed and skewers the genre (and the creators’ motives) perfectly.

Tightly scripted, good production, very funny. Definitely worth a listen.

Edit: listening to it again, they’re about 12 minutes, 6 episodes total. You could do the entire series in the entire time it takes to listen to one RHLSTP (rhlstp).

Thanks for the recommendation, I'm really enjoying this. A very sharp, caustic, funny piece of satire.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on May 30, 2018, 12:57:45 PM
Glad you’re both enjoying it!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: boki on May 31, 2018, 05:33:10 PM
What's a good Android app for the ol' podders these days?  I'm using Podcast Go, but lately I've noticed my phone heating up LAMF when I'm listening to something on it, which seems like there's a bit too much processing effort going into playing a low bitrate audio file.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: bgmnts on May 31, 2018, 05:48:12 PM
I use Pocket Casts.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean on May 31, 2018, 10:33:39 PM
I use Podcast Addict, because it seemed to be the only one I tried that was actually capable of reading all my podcast feeds, including the private ones I've made myself to listen to files from my computer as if they were podcasts. (Most of them seem to want to read the feeds second-hand through their own servers, which obviously doesn't work for a feed that is only accessible to the local network.)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mothman on May 31, 2018, 10:40:51 PM
And for iOS? I feel generally unsatisfied with the Podcasts app.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: niat on June 07, 2018, 03:49:27 PM
And for iOS? I feel generally unsatisfied with the Podcasts app.

Downcast has always been good for me.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Ignatius_S on June 07, 2018, 04:04:33 PM
And for iOS? I feel generally unsatisfied with the Podcasts app.

These days, I use Overcast – the design is pretty solid, but ultimately, I like the audio quality. There’s a voice boost function that I’ve found significantly improves audio on podcasts where sound quality isn’t great. There’s a smart speed function that reduces the length of silences when people aren’t talking, which I was a little dubious about but my impression is that it works very well.

It’s free but ad-supported, but this is essentially a small add at the bottom and although I sometimes hit it by accident (which just brings up a new podcast and easy to close), it’s unobtrusive. There’s also a subscription service that removes the ads.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mothman on June 07, 2018, 09:56:03 PM
Thanks, I'll check them out.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 08, 2018, 08:26:20 PM
Couple of New York Times podcasts that are excellent; Caliphate and Charm City.

Fascinating in-depth reporting. Absolutely worth a listen.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Z on June 08, 2018, 10:59:13 PM
Yeah, I've been really enjoying Caliphate. I assume the first few episodes got some of that Serial style attention? They were extremely well put together in a way I could imagine people lapping up.

Will check out Charm City.



I see 30 For 30 has done a series on the bikram yoga guy, anyone know if it's any good?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: kalowski on June 09, 2018, 09:43:36 AM
Lots of these sound really interesting, but how I'm fuck do you all find the time to listen to them? Don't you work, sleep, listen to music, watch TV, eat etc...? I can manage the odd one per week.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Neomod on June 09, 2018, 11:08:39 AM
Talking about true crime podcasts, I gave My Favourite Murder a go when it first came out but it didn't really appeal (god knows why it's always number 1 in the Stitcher chart), Small Town Murder is fine to dip into once in a while but a bit samey.

What I really wanted was something serious and so thanks to whoever recommended Casefile. Just listened to the Snowtown episode. Kin' ell' there are some really fucked up aussies out there. Would also recommend The Lisa Marie Young and North Hollywood Shootout episodes. I also learnt stuff from the Brian Wells episode that wasn't in the Evil Genius netflix doc. 

Didn't know that the presenter is anonymous, anyone know why?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 09, 2018, 11:12:37 AM
Lots of these sound really interesting, but how I'm fuck do you all find the time to listen to them? Don't you work, sleep, listen to music, watch TV, eat etc...? I can manage the odd one per week.

20 minute commute to work, 45 mins for lunch, 20 minute commute home. I can get a few podcasts in most days (assuming I take lunch).

I pop one on the speaker when I’m cleaning or cooking most evenings because it’s better than the gogglebox and I can’t watch something because I’m cleaning or cooking. I don’t watch much tv at all though, so maybe that’s unusual.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DrGreggles on June 09, 2018, 12:45:27 PM
Anyone else listening to the latest season of In The Dark?
It's tremendous - but is making me fucking angry too.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hermitical on June 09, 2018, 01:19:33 PM
A current favourite is Citations Needed (A podcast on media, power, PR, and the history of bullshit) (https://medium.com/@CitationsPodcst)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: garnish on June 09, 2018, 03:02:38 PM
Peter Daou's We Are The Resistance is a great weekly summary of The Democrat's taking the fight to the White House and trying to raise the standards of moral leadership
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 10, 2018, 12:17:25 AM
Another plug for the NYT’s Caliphate. I’m finishing it off while I clean the kitchen and it is fantastic. I am considering subscribing to the NYT just to demonstrate my appreciation for the work the journalists did on it.

Really looking forward to finishing off Charm City afterwards. If it’s half as good, I’ll probably end up with a subscription to the Times.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Brundle-Fly on June 10, 2018, 02:11:32 PM
.

Has anyone heard the new David Baddiel podcast about David Bowie?

I've listened to the first one and enjoyed it a lot although I'm not sure how long they will be able to wring this conceit out with the limited topic.

I must recommend Rule Of Three, Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley's comedy discussion podcast. If I recall I don't think you're much of a fan P_P? but these are funny and informative listens. They invite a comedy person in to chat about their main comedy influence. Davey (Viz Comic) Jones eulogising the great Leo Baxendale is my favourite so far.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Famous Mortimer on June 10, 2018, 03:49:14 PM
Peter Daou's We Are The Resistance is a great weekly summary of The Democrat's taking the fight to the White House and trying to raise the standards of moral leadership
Peter fucking Daou? He's still a thing?

https://theoutline.com/post/2207/the-strange-life-of-peter-daou?zd=1&zi=i2wfqs3i
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: sprocket on June 10, 2018, 04:01:59 PM
I see 30 For 30 has done a series on the bikram yoga guy, anyone know if it's any good?

It's okay, to be honest the main revelation for me was that there's such a thing as competitive yoga.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sin Agog on June 10, 2018, 04:18:00 PM
The Projection Booth has really started enriching movie watches recently.  Broke my cherry by listening to the one on Smile (1975), and it more than made up for all those abortive attempts at starting convos about old movies with friends that went absolutely nowhere.  Can't wait to listen to all the ones on my fave Czech New Waves and the like.  Actually started specifically watching a few movies so I can listen to them zone in on shit that either went completely over my head, or I hadn't quite grown a full opinion about yet.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean on June 10, 2018, 10:28:22 PM
I've listened to the first one and enjoyed it a lot although I'm not sure how long they will be able to wring this conceit out with the limited topic.

I haven't heard it, but I wouldn't have said Bowie was an especially limited topic.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Brundle-Fly on June 11, 2018, 12:33:08 AM
I haven't heard it, but I wouldn't have said Bowie was an especially limited topic.

I suppose it remains to be seen. I liked it though.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Z on June 11, 2018, 12:41:33 AM
The Projection Booth has really started enriching movie watches recently.  Broke my cherry by listening to the one on Smile (1975), and it more than made up for all those abortive attempts at starting convos about old movies with friends that went absolutely nowhere.  Can't wait to listen to all the ones on my fave Czech New Waves and the like.  Actually started specifically watching a few movies so I can listen to them zone in on shit that either went completely over my head, or I hadn't quite grown a full opinion about yet.
Unsure if I already mentioned it in this thread but that's one podcast that really feels like it's doing a service. The efforts they go into with some episodes are well above and beyond the call of duty.
The one about the Swimmer was a really good recent-ish one. Still have to see how they got 3.5 hours out of Falling Down
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Dog Botherer on June 11, 2018, 05:20:30 AM
Don't listen to a lot of podcasts, but I have a couple in rotation.

Chapo Trap House: Definitely seen it mentioned a few times but if you're anyway left of centre politically it's one of the best podcasts out there. The Grey Wolf feed is great too, double the Chapo.

Blood & Mud: I know rugby union isn't exactly C&B's cup of tea but if anyone else out there is into it B&M is probably the best rugby podcast I've heard. Not much for technical analysis (their main segment is the SHIT/GOOD ratings), the two lads most just chat about rugby and whatever stupid shit pops into their heads. Also very good at skewering the "LOLBANTER" side of rugby culture.

Molecast: Another rugby union podcast, focusing more on Irish rugby. Good technical analysis from amateur guys who've been writing about and playing the game for years.



Peter Daou's We Are The Resistance is a great weekly summary of The Democrat's taking the fight to the White House and trying to raise the standards of moral leadership

lmao
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: New Jack on June 11, 2018, 06:54:23 AM
Last Podcast on the Left is really growing on me. Was listening to the two parter on Dennis Nilsen and... Not sure if enjoyed is the word, but it was great, and they had me laughing a few times.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: yesitsme on June 11, 2018, 12:03:51 PM
Some I've jettisoned recently.

Pod Save America - Stop laughing at your own jokes.
Improv4Humans - What was I thinking in the first place?
RHLSTP (and all spin offs) - Never knew RH lived in the country and had children who say/do the most hilarious things.  Now I do.
Truth and Movies - Love ACJimbo don't like the 20 somethings who talk about things that happened more than a week ago lke it was the ancient past.

On a final warning.

Brian Gittins and Bill Burr.

One's I'm glad to see resurface after a while.
TVCream.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Enrico Palazzo on June 11, 2018, 12:13:10 PM
Some I've jettisoned recently.


Truth and Movies - Love ACJimbo don't like the 20 somethings who talk about things that happened more than a week ago lke it was the ancient past.



I enjoy that podcast but ACJimbo hasn't been on the last few weeks, which makes it considerably less fun.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Blue Jam on June 11, 2018, 12:17:02 PM
Snooker Potcast. I found this after wondering if there was an equivalent of Athletico Mince for snooker. It's basically two Scousers who sound like they lurk on the snooker threads here- no mention of the contents of Willie Thorne's shed though, sadly:

https://snookerpotcast.podbean.com/mobile/
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: popcorn on June 11, 2018, 12:50:25 PM
I keep hearing this podcast advertised and I can't get over how shit it sounds. I can't get over it. Listen to this (right at the beginning of this, 0:00): https://www.podbean.com/media/share/dir-k98uv-429d4a5

I skip it at 100mph every time. Fuck.

edit: apparently this plays different ads sometimes. The one I'm complaining about is the women talking about growing up. Berkhamsted Revisited.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Beagle 2 on June 11, 2018, 12:59:09 PM
Anyone else into the Blindboy podcast? I really like the guy, and although it's moved from an initial way to flog his (very good) book of short stories into 'Blindboy gives you a brief history of a subject based on stuff he's found on Wikipedia that week', I still really look forward to it every week. It's interesting to hear an Irish perspective on history and culture, and learn a bit about the regional differences over there as well.

Yurt.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Ignatius_S on June 11, 2018, 01:59:39 PM
…What I really wanted was something serious and so thanks to whoever recommended Casefile. Just listened to the Snowtown episode. Kin' ell' there are some really fucked up aussies out there. Would also recommend The Lisa Marie Young and North Hollywood Shootout episodes. I also learnt stuff from the Brian Wells episode that wasn't in the Evil Genius netflix doc. 

Didn't know that the presenter is anonymous, anyone know why?

I’ve recommended it – but if you picked it up via someone else, I’ll still take it.

Realised the other day that not all episodes were showing in my app feed and there were quite a few that I missed (from around case 30) but now they are, so won’t have to listen via the website.

Anyway, sure I hadn’t heard the Lisa Marie Young and North Hollywood Shootout ones, so will rectifying that!

Agree about Snowtown – not sure I would want to listen to it again. I haven’t watched Evil Genius yet, but had heard that there was some stuff not in it, which was mentioned on Casefile.

Re: the host being anonymous – he’s said that this is because he wants the focus to be on the case, rather than him. Personally, I think that does fit the style well. I dug out an interview with Vice, which touches upon this and other stuff about the podcast, which I found interesting: https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/dp3jqk/talking-to-the-host-behind-casefile-australias-biggest-crime-podcast

However, there was a blogger that posted who the host is and then removed the information, after they got in touch. There it was claimed that this would impact on his life and whether they can do the podcast (so there’s been speculation about why) – you can find all the relevant blog via google; not sure how much I would recommend that though.

On another note, there’s another Aussie podcast, Felon, which is *rather* similar in style to early Casefile.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Ignatius_S on June 11, 2018, 02:06:15 PM
Think I might have recommended it, but Ponzi Supernova about Bernie Madoff is excellent. My memory was jogged as I heard the host, Steve Fishman on another podcast. Recently, he’s done Empire on Blood - haven’t heard that though.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hermitical on June 11, 2018, 07:08:16 PM
Don't listen to a lot of podcasts, but I have a couple in rotation.

Chapo Trap House: Definitely seen it mentioned a few times but if you're anyway left of centre politically it's one of the best podcasts out there. The Grey Wolf feed is great too, double the Chapo.

Do you ever listen to/watch The Majority Report or The Michael Brooks Show? Might well be up your alley
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean on June 11, 2018, 10:14:28 PM
I keep hearing this podcast advertised and I can't get over how shit it sounds. I can't get over it. Listen to this (right at the beginning of this, 0:00): https://www.podbean.com/media/share/dir-k98uv-429d4a5

I skip it at 100mph every time. Fuck.

edit: apparently this plays different ads sometimes. The one I'm complaining about is the women talking about growing up. Berkhamsted Revisited.

I mean, the one you linked to always plays the Royal British Legion ad, because that's the one that's at the start of that episode. I take it you mean the ad at the start of this one: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/dir-zxunx-426e00f, which does indeed sound unbearably horrible.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: popcorn on June 11, 2018, 10:25:26 PM
I mean, the one you linked to always plays the Royal British Legion ad, because that's the one that's at the start of that episode.

Nope. It plays different things. I get the Windsor Knot atm.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean on June 11, 2018, 10:33:52 PM
Nope. It plays different things. I get the Windsor Knot atm.

Not sure how that's possible tbh, as it's just playing a file and the ad is a part of that file, not a separate file, so unless you're listening to a different episode you should be getting the same ad as everyone else.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Dog Botherer on June 12, 2018, 12:24:33 AM
Do you ever listen to/watch The Majority Report or The Michael Brooks Show? Might well be up your alley

Both look like good shouts, or at least a lot of people that I follow on Twitter are into them. If I ever get caught up on Chapo I'll give them a shot, thanks.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Monsieur Verdoux on June 12, 2018, 12:27:04 AM
Will Menaker, Matt Christman and Felix Biederman from Chapo have all guested on the Michael Brooks show.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: popcorn on June 12, 2018, 06:33:48 AM
Not sure how that's possible tbh, as it's just playing a file and the ad is a part of that file, not a separate file, so unless you're listening to a different episode you should be getting the same ad as everyone else.

Yes, I think you're right and I've allowed my brain to become unnecessarily boggled.

This episode seems to begin with the advert in question: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/dir-ntcfs-4219596 Hellish.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hermitical on June 12, 2018, 07:14:25 AM
Both look like good shouts, or at least a lot of people that I follow on Twitter are into them. If I ever get caught up on Chapo I'll give them a shot, thanks.

I've got into the habit of watching them live on YouTube. Been a long time since I've regularly watched something as it goes out (decade or so since having a TV)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Large Noise on June 12, 2018, 07:40:44 AM
Quite enjoying the Current Affairs podcast. Does a good job of discussing left wing ideas from first principles, which seems to me to be an approach more commonly taken by the right.

These left wing shows really need to buy some webcams and start putting their shows out as YouTube videos though. That's where the kids are, the people who can be influenced. iTunes is preaching to the converted.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: garnish on June 12, 2018, 04:05:16 PM
What's the UK left-wing economics podcast that recently did a few episodes on the history of neoliberalism?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Dog Botherer on June 12, 2018, 07:04:11 PM
Quite enjoying the Current Affairs podcast. Does a good job of discussing left wing ideas from first principles, which seems to me to be an approach more commonly taken by the right.

These left wing shows really need to buy some webcams and start putting their shows out as YouTube videos though. That's where the kids are, the people who can be influenced. iTunes is preaching to the converted.

Ooh, been reading their articles for a while, didn’t know they had a podcast. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 15, 2018, 01:06:11 AM
Another plug for the NYT’s Caliphate. I’m finishing it off while I clean the kitchen and it is fantastic. I am considering subscribing to the NYT just to demonstrate my appreciation for the work the journalists did on it.

Really looking forward to finishing off Charm City afterwards. If it’s half as good, I’ll probably end up with a subscription to the Times.

I’m a subscriber to the NYT now. Make of that what you will.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: garnish on June 15, 2018, 11:28:39 AM
What a depressing bunch of over-compensating macho desperados that place seems to house.

Best Lovejoy moment was on 606 when a caller got so angry at Lovejoy's endless twattery he almost cried.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbLde_htQmg

The worst thing about that video is that it was originally uploaded by Lovejoy's own production company, the guy is that lacking in self awareness.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: easytarget on June 21, 2018, 03:00:02 AM
Chart Music - absolutely fucking hilarious podcast consisting of several noted former critics (yet Neil Kulkarnis et al) dissecting an episode of Top Of The Pops, with equally hilarious and insightful comments and discussion. Yes, there's an episode dedicated to the Roger Daltrey/Watch Her Backs fiasco, and subtle mentions of Chris Needham, Joy Sarney and Brass Eye abound.
Thanks for this. It's great.
I think I have this thread to thank for letting me know The Word podcast is still a thing - I loved it, then, for some reason I thought it stopped about 6 years ago (anyone?) now I have hundreds of episodes to enjoy!
A recommendation I'm surprised hasn't come up yet The Dana Gould Hour Another "US comedian talks to other US comedians" podcast, but a good one, well produced and thoughtful. Often features Eddie Pepitone who is a delight. 
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hedgehog90 on June 21, 2018, 10:23:42 AM
I mentioned Dana Gould a few times in the other comedy podcasts thread of old.
I used to be a big fan but can't be arsed with it anymore, got a year's worth I haven't listened to.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: New Jack on June 21, 2018, 09:27:54 PM
Thanks to this thread I am now enjoying the Last House on the Left podcast. Sure, they're a bit loud, brash and annoying, but I love the topics they cover and it's an entertaining listen especially on subjects I need a proper into to

Fucking hell though one of them was eating in the Fred and Rose West one, mouth chewing noises while on about Fred cutting out foetuses. Could barely finish my Yoplait
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mr. logic on June 22, 2018, 08:21:36 AM
I really wanted to like that Reducer podcast but it’s so po-faced. Fair enough Tim Lovejoy is a cunt, but they’re also angry talking about Renford Rejects. That 90s football podcast do it so much better, acknowledging the absurdity of whatever they’re covering but infusing the conversation with warmth, humour and a certain amount of affection.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: yesitsme on June 22, 2018, 10:40:41 AM
I really wanted to like that Reducer podcast but it’s so po-faced. Fair enough Tim Lovejoy is a cunt, but they’re also angry talking about Renford Rejects. That 90s football podcast do it so much better, acknowledging the absurdity of whatever they’re covering but infusing the conversation with warmth, humour and a certain amount of affection.

Aye, The Reducer is walking a tightrope with me at the moment (I'm sure they're worried).

They seem to have run out of steam a little - reviewing Morrissey's book looked like 'We've got nothing' to me.

I'll give them a couple of more goes, if they can't pull something out of the World Cup then what can they do?

The reason I like it is because it it's football viewed through an Irish prism.  It has the odd little glimpse in to the social politics and perspectives you don't get from the untraditional British media.

But if they start reviewing pop stars novels they can feck off.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DrGreggles on June 22, 2018, 12:12:32 PM
Andy Dawson's other podcast 'Top Flight Time Machine' is good fun.
Thought him and the other bloke would annoy me, but it hasn't happened.
They're currently doing some World Cup ones, which would make a good sampler.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Schnapple on June 26, 2018, 02:26:55 PM
Caliphate is superb, and Rukmini Callimachi is an outstanding reporter and seemingly a very cool person, too. The way it weaves in the human angle with global politics is no simple feat, but it's pretty flawless in that respect. Excellent sound design, too, very understated but effective. Thanks to whoever reccomended it.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 27, 2018, 02:17:47 AM
Caliphate is superb, and Rukmini Callimachi is an outstanding reporter and seemingly a very cool person, too. The way it weaves in the human angle with global politics is no simple feat, but it's pretty flawless in that respect. Excellent sound design, too, very understated but effective. Thanks to whoever reccomended it.

That would be me, I am still an evangelist for it.

My NYT subscription is also bloody good. Win-win all round.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Hat FM on June 27, 2018, 02:02:58 PM
I'm a big fan of the overcast app and would recomend that to anyone who is sick of the iphone podcast app. However, i have found an issue that means i have to use a different app for my ipod as there are some pods that i want to keep on my phone and not on my ipod and vice versa. Overcast seems to want to delete the pod on both devices if i delete it off one. quite annoying. Anyway, i have started using the podsmasher app on my ipod. seems okay so far though there are a few niggles.

surprised there has been no mention of dissect yet. great podcast where this guy spends a season 'dissecting' various albums. previously he has done albums by kendrick lamar and kanye west. at the moment he is doing the season about frank ocean. he recently did a two part pod on 'pyramids' which was really interesting. the podcast just shows how layered the artist's work is in terms of themes both lyrically and musically. i'm a big fan anyway.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean on June 27, 2018, 10:15:29 PM
I guess you could use different Overcast accounts on each device?

I had to stop using Overcast because it started lagging horribly, and eventually crashing on launch. A reinstall solved it but eventually it started doing it again (and of course in the meantime I had to re-download all my unlistened episodes). A shame, because it really was very good before it became effectively unusable. Now using Podcast Addict on my Android phone, instead of Overcast on my iPod.

I can't find podsmasher anywhere. Are you sure that's what it's called?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Ja'moke on June 28, 2018, 03:00:49 AM
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surprised there has been no mention of dissect yet. great podcast where this guy spends a season 'dissecting' various albums. previously he has done albums by kendrick lamar and kanye west. at the moment he is doing the season about frank ocean. he recently did a two part pod on 'pyramids' which was really interesting. the podcast just shows how layered the artist's work is in terms of themes both lyrically and musically. i'm a big fan anyway.

Dissect is great, but one part unintentionally made me laugh for ages. In the Kendrick one where he mishears the line “Pass Dot* the bottle” as “Pass doctor bottle” and goes into a whole analysis of what “doctor bottle” might mean. How he didn’t spot that mistake, given how meticulous everything else is, I do not know, but made me laugh.

Otherwise though, yes, really good podcast, particularly the Kanye series.

*Dot as in K.Dot, Kendrick’s nickname.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Hat FM on June 28, 2018, 12:52:31 PM
I guess you could use different Overcast accounts on each device?

I had to stop using Overcast because it started lagging horribly, and eventually crashing on launch. A reinstall solved it but eventually it started doing it again (and of course in the meantime I had to re-download all my unlistened episodes). A shame, because it really was very good before it became effectively unusable. Now using Podcast Addict on my Android phone, instead of Overcast on my iPod.

I can't find podsmasher anywhere. Are you sure that's what it's called?

hmm i don't think it gave me an option to use another account. dont think so anyway.
i thought it was called podsmasher though i can't find it now either. dont have my ipod on me at the moment.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Hat FM on June 28, 2018, 12:53:26 PM
Dissect is great, but one part unintentionally made me laugh for ages. In the Kendrick one where he mishears the line “Pass Dot* the bottle” as “Pass doctor bottle” and goes into a whole analysis of what “doctor bottle” might mean. How he didn’t spot that mistake, given how meticulous everything else is, I do not know, but made me laugh.

Otherwise though, yes, really good podcast, particularly the Kanye series.

*Dot as in K.Dot, Kendrick’s nickname.

haha! can't believe he missed that. I loved the revelation that kanye was actually in the role of someone having a wank during 'hell of a life'!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Special K on July 22, 2018, 07:03:14 PM
*snip*
The Grift - again, similar, only ten episodes so far
*snip*

Thanks for the heads up. Been looking for something new, listened to a few this afternoon and really enjoyed them.

Cheers
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mothman on July 22, 2018, 08:08:33 PM
I don't know if it was this thread or another, but when I was scouring Twitter for news about yesterday's outage, I found a Tweet where the creator of Smershpod was being sarcy about some criticism his podcast had received on CaB. And then a bunch of his fanboys jumped in to agree what an awful place this is. Fair warmed the cockles of me 'eart, so it did. Fuck, people can be so precious...
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Black Ship on July 23, 2018, 12:21:23 AM
Anyone mentioned Cheapshow yet?

Yeah, another one for Athletico Mince. Also slowly marathoning RHLSTP on the bus too and from work.

Ear Biscuits presented by Rhett and Link of Good Mythical Morning fame
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: lebowskibukowski on July 23, 2018, 03:24:01 PM
Has anyone mentioned "Dear Joan and Jericha" yet?
Started listening to it this morning and very good so far. You can never have too much of Julia Davis in your life.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: thraxx on August 20, 2018, 10:03:28 PM

Does anyone else here listen to The Sitdown?

It's ostensibly a podcast about the Mafia and gangsters, but it's chaired by Mike Recine who is a pretty hit and miss stand up, but one that I like a lot.  He's also in the orbit of Nick Mullen and co so the whole thing has a very Cum like tone, and that's a good thing.

Most of his guests are also comedians, but ones that grew up in the eye-talian parts of New York and have experience of life with the Cosa Nostra, or know/knew various hoods.  Or at least they say they do. 

Each podcast follows the same arc in where they focus on a real life gangster's story, with Mike getting increasingly annoyed as his guests (they all call identify themselves 'italian'), go off on tangents and it descends into a stereotypical eye-talian american group rant against the irish, jews, blacks and so on.  Sometimes the guests are anonymous as they refer to real life crimes and people, but I'm trying to work out if they are bullshitting or not and if the whole thing is a hoax.

Like I say, I like Mike Recine and have followed him for 10 years or so.  It seems to me that he has had to tone down his original amateur stand up schtick because it was pretty offensive and outrageous in the way that Mullen's is.  However, in his quest to get bookings and on TV he seems to have slowed and watered his stand up down to the point where he genuinely hates his material and himself, which is in itself quite endearing and amusing.

It's hit and miss, but it hits way more than it misses and I like it a lot.  What do you cunts reckon of it though?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: thraxx on August 21, 2018, 10:34:05 AM
Has anyone mentioned "Dear Joan and Jericha" yet?
Started listening to it this morning and very good so far. You can never have too much of Julia Davis in your life.

Thanks for this tip - it's really good.

Julia Davis is my dream woman.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Brian Freeze on September 15, 2018, 05:06:30 AM
I listened to a 99% Invisible episode which discusses the origins and history of the laughter track which I thought might be of interest to someone on here. It's episode 305 : The Laff Box.

It was quite odd listening to Roman Mars talking about Kinder Scout more recently as it used to be on my doorstep, so to speak and not something I was expecting to crop up on his show.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Brian Freeze on September 15, 2018, 07:16:20 AM
I forgot to mention I enjoyed- Done Disappeared and A Very Fatal Murder so thankyou to whoever recommended those.

Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Dog Botherer on September 15, 2018, 02:23:22 PM
Does anyone else here listen to The Sitdown?

It's ostensibly a podcast about the Mafia and gangsters, but it's chaired by Mike Recine who is a pretty hit and miss stand up, but one that I like a lot.  He's also in the orbit of Nick Mullen and co so the whole thing has a very Cum like tone, and that's a good thing.

Most of his guests are also comedians, but ones that grew up in the eye-talian parts of New York and have experience of life with the Cosa Nostra, or know/knew various hoods.  Or at least they say they do. 

Each podcast follows the same arc in where they focus on a real life gangster's story, with Mike getting increasingly annoyed as his guests (they all call identify themselves 'italian'), go off on tangents and it descends into a stereotypical eye-talian american group rant against the irish, jews, blacks and so on.  Sometimes the guests are anonymous as they refer to real life crimes and people, but I'm trying to work out if they are bullshitting or not and if the whole thing is a hoax.

Like I say, I like Mike Recine and have followed him for 10 years or so.  It seems to me that he has had to tone down his original amateur stand up schtick because it was pretty offensive and outrageous in the way that Mullen's is.  However, in his quest to get bookings and on TV he seems to have slowed and watered his stand up down to the point where he genuinely hates his material and himself, which is in itself quite endearing and amusing.

It's hit and miss, but it hits way more than it misses and I like it a lot.  What do you cunts reckon of it though?

I listened to a couple when Felix Biederman and Matt Christman were on and thoroughly enjoyed them. Have quite a lot of other podcasts on the go right now but might very well circle back round to it.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Carpool Dragon on September 15, 2018, 09:57:46 PM
I've just started listening to Doughboys based on seeing it pop up on a load of recommended podcasts lists, and its great. I just moved to a new city where I don't know anyone and it rains every day, somehow listening to two guys I've never heard of reviewing fast food chains I'll never go to is brightening up my commute.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Brian Freeze on November 29, 2018, 09:49:29 AM
Does anyone listen to Risk?
The last story on the latest episode (Quality Time) absolutely floored me. Listened to it at work and had to go and fettle that thing over there while I got my shit together. There's been some eye opening and thought provoking stories on there over the years but Doctor Sam really told a beauty.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: studpuppet on November 29, 2018, 11:37:13 AM
Things I've listened to since the last time I probably posted:

Casefile (https://casefilepodcast.com/): has confirmed my resolution that I never want to visit Australia. Thanks to those above that point me in its direction.

Conversations (https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/episodes/): came to this because one of the presenters is Richard Fidler who used to be the 'straight man' guitarist in the Doug Anthony Allstars. These are mostly Australians talking about their lives or interests, interspersed with more international guests (eg, Chris Watson, David Attenborough's sound recordist and founding member of Cabaret Voltaire). My favourite so far is Bernie Shakeshaft (https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/bernie-shakeshaft/10421072), jackaroo and dingo trapper (how Australian is that?!) turned youth worker. He's a man who by all accounts doesn't sound like the sort of person who should be on radio, but his story is all the more compelling for it. There are years'-worth of episodes, so you'll never run out.

This podcast has almost made me overturn my resolution never to visit Australia. It has also taught me that Australians say, 'Look' a lot at the beginning of sentences...

Dr. Death (https://wondery.com/shows/dr-death/): hear how scary our NHS will be if US companies ever get their hands on it.

Intrigue: The Ratline (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04sj2pt): Radio 4 podcast about a high-ranking Nazi and his few short years on the run after the end of the war, centring around the presenter's relationship with his son who kept all the correspondence between his parents from the time.

In other news (because I'm sure they've been mentioned above), Rule Of Three (https://www.ruleofthreepod.com/episodes.html) gets better with every episode, and Smershpod (https://www.acast.com/smershpod) is onto Michael Caine films which makes it more palatable for non-James bond fans.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Travis B on December 01, 2018, 04:25:28 PM


Casefile (https://casefilepodcast.com/): has confirmed my resolution that I never want to visit Australia. Thanks to those above that point me in its direction.


Another liking for Casefile here. My one problem with it is the difference in tone. The narrator tells the story in a very sombre voice fitting to the often harrowing nature of the content, but he will then break off and voice an advert in the 'daytime radio ad' style. I have no problem with adverts on podcasts but it can jar in this case.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: studpuppet on December 01, 2018, 11:20:00 PM
Another liking for Casefile here. My one problem with it is the difference in tone. The narrator tells the story in a very sombre voice fitting to the often harrowing nature of the content, but he will then break off and voice an advert in the 'daytime radio ad' style. I have no problem with adverts on podcasts but it can jar in this case.

You could try They Walk Among Us (http://theywalkamonguspodcast.com), if you like your true crime sombreness with a more West Midlands edge to it.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Travis B on December 01, 2018, 11:56:19 PM
You could try They Walk Among Us (http://theywalkamonguspodcast.com), if you like your true crime sombreness with a more West Midlands edge to it.
Yes to that as well, a good podcast, a bit less grim than some of the Casefile ones.

Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Keebleman on December 20, 2018, 04:59:55 PM
I'm not sure if there is any discussion about the idea of a worst podcast, but if there is, here's a contender. 

https://philosophynow.org/podcasts/Introduction_to_Quantum_Mechanics

It was recorded in 2011 when Manjit Kumar had just published his book Quantum, and Kumar is interviewed by Grant Bartley of Philosophy Now magazine.  Of course, quantum mechanics is fearsomely complicated and Bartley is trained in philosophy rather than physics, but his colossal ignorance and hopeless interview technique are hilariously painful to listen to, and his estuary accent makes it worse.  The more he says, "Mmm...yeah...right," while Kumar is speaking, the more you know he hasn't a clue.  He sounds like the Griff Rhys Jones character in the Smith and Jones head-to-heads.

Oh, and there are songs too.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Johnboy on December 21, 2018, 09:29:00 AM
One I like is Dead Rock Stars- two music writers Mick Rock and Joel McIvor discuss a dead rock star each episode. Has featured Elvis, John Bonham, Marc Bolan, Phil Lynott, Sandy Denny, Bowie - it's irreverent yet respectful and poignant - good fun

also Album to Album - where two people discuss a different Bowie album each episode, not done chronologically, learned a few things I hadn't known.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: paruses on December 22, 2018, 08:32:04 AM
One I like is Dead Rock Stars- two music writers Mick Rock and Joel McIvor discuss ...

I really hoped it was going to be "Joel Stars discuss..."

Last Seen - about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist in the 90s is OK. Interesting as a true crime thing that's not a  murder or a murder and a miscarriage of justice and it also made me think about the nature of stealing great works of art. I haven't finished it yet but it seems clear who did it so I am interested to find out why it's officially unsolved.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Dog Botherer on December 23, 2018, 04:05:49 AM
I'm not sure if there is any discussion about the idea of a worst podcast, but if there is, here's a contender. 

Somewhat relatedly, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying E1 (Episode One), a series of first episodes of ironically bad podcasts. A podcast born of and featuring many Weird Twitter alumni, it pokes fun at pop culture in all it’s forms, referencing figures as diverse as Elon Musk, Sam Elliot, and Kendra Lust. The in-jokes come thick and fast, and as a result is rewarding to repeat listening.

In short, it’s stupid and funny as fuck. If you enjoy the idea of an orc in bootcut jeans, give it a listen.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Kishi the Bad Lampshade on December 24, 2018, 01:03:12 AM
Can you suggest the best starter episode to me? I keep trying to get into it because I love Felix Biederman, but I've always got about 5 minutes in and found myself a bit bored.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: paruses on December 24, 2018, 12:37:10 PM
Started listening to Death In Ice Valley the other day. It is a collab (as the kids may or may not still say) between the World Service and NRK (Norwegian broadcaster).

It covers the unsolved case if a woman's body found in 1970 near Bergen. My elevator pitch would be "Punt PI but with a Norwegian woman and a man who sounds like Jon Ronson - and not with Steve Punt".

Quite enjoyable, bit stagey, simple to listen to.

(3 stars, some funny bits)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Epic Bisto on December 24, 2018, 10:23:53 PM
The Rialto Report recently started a series of podcasts/article about the notorious Avon cinema chain, that was responsible for some of the darkest, mean-spirited and nastiest films ever ground out in the name of pornography. There's a lot of infamous and controversial characters that were interviewed but the most notorious was the director Phil Prince. They finally tracked him down and the podcast got put up yesterday.  I was blown away listening to it - what a fucking character: an Irish gangster with tons of stories about really heavy shit, murder and drugs. Seriously, even if you're not a grot aficionado (and I certainly wouldn't recommend his films because they're seriously nasty and grimy) it is essential listening. The man certainly led an eventful life.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Dog Botherer on December 25, 2018, 02:27:09 AM
Can you suggest the best starter episode to me? I keep trying to get into it because I love Felix Biederman, but I've always got about 5 minutes in and found myself a bit bored.

Pulling The Chair with Dunk and Keys, The Ramen Baka, and So I Wrote A Thing were my favourites from the early episodes. I only got into them because of Felix, and his first episode, Two Weeks Paid Leave, is fucking incredible, especially his open letter towards the end. I think the first episode to make me genuinely lose my shit though was The Throne Zone. The ending absolutely destroyed me.

Give some of those a try, it’s certainly a bit of an acquired taste. The universe building is honestly incredible, and remarkably consistent for what is mostly just a couple of guys riffing stupid ideas off each other.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sin Agog on December 25, 2018, 02:41:27 AM
Talking of Felix, I tried diving into that Chapo Trap House Christmas Play, and I've never been so perplexed in my life.  I fast-forwarded to the end with Nick Mullen's tiny penis salesman.  That I can understand.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Dog Botherer on December 25, 2018, 05:33:32 AM
Talking of Felix, I tried diving into that Chapo Trap House Christmas Play, and I've never been so perplexed in my life.  I fast-forwarded to the end with Nick Mullen's tiny penis salesman.  That I can understand.

I quite liked it, but then again I’m extremely online and know a ton of the useless mythos of the show. Needed more Felix and James Adomian though.

You’re probably already a fan but if you’re a Chapo listener then Street Fight Radio and Pod Damn America are also worth a listen.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sin Agog on December 25, 2018, 12:55:40 PM
I'm a cliched soshulizst, but I usually only tune in for the interviews (like the Yanis and Curtis ones).  Maybe an in-jokey summary of the year's podcasting was always destined to be confusing for me.  Felix is the guy who mostly called in early on, right?  Seemed to be the most naturally funny guy of the lot.  Will give his other pods a go. Cheers, and merry podmas!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Dog Botherer on December 25, 2018, 02:29:26 PM
Yeah Felix is the stereotypical gamer. He’s definitely the most naturally funny, although Matt can give him a run for his money when he gets going on a rant. Felix guests on a lot of pods, all are worth listening to if you enjoy him. He had a bit of a more solo run with the Scumbag Podcast but that seemed to come to a stop earlier this year.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: boki on December 26, 2018, 10:36:54 PM
I've been really enjoying Podiots, the podcast of the Vidiots lads.  Although they came together whilst producing gaming content (firstly for WhatCulture, and latterly for Yogscast, although they're mostly no longer staff there), the podcast itself has more to do with how they bounce off of each other than any particular topic.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: fatguyranting on January 03, 2019, 03:21:22 PM
'The Rialto Report recently started a series of podcasts/article about the notorious Avon cinema chain'

I love the work they do. Stunning research and commitment to documenting the far fringes of that porno chic era.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on January 10, 2019, 01:45:45 AM
I couldn’t see a thread for this, but Adam Buxton’s festive podcast with Joe Cornish was great. I really laughed at some of the music stuff towards the end.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: popcorn on January 10, 2019, 02:11:42 AM
I couldn’t see a thread for this, but Adam Buxton’s festive podcast with Joe Cornish was great. I really laughed at some of the music stuff towards the end.

Here it is. (https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,49948.0.html)

I had a dream last night that I went on Adam Buxton's podcast and helped take Rosie to the vet. At one point I was a horse.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Enrico Palazzo on January 10, 2019, 09:36:35 AM
I think someone on here may have recommended it but I have been thoroughly enjoying the Brian & Roger podcast. Harry Peacock and Dan Skinner are both pretty fantastic and it has a satisfyingly sinister edge to it.

https://www.podparadise.com/Podcast/1437785324 (https://www.podparadise.com/Podcast/1437785324)

'Brian and Roger met at a support meeting for divorced men. Both are starting again. Both are finding it hard. One of them is nice.'
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: kenneth trousers on January 16, 2019, 11:44:55 AM
I was listening to this fella last night on the way up the M1,
 https://youtu.be/tixOyiR8B-8
Which then led onto me listening to this
https://youtu.be/tdUpzpIjJLg

Two Vietnam vets talking about their experiences. The first is frustratingly cut short but the second is a guy who was in a LRRP squad, known as a Hunt and Kill team.

Both are very honest and not at all gung ho.
I can't recommend them enough.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Carpool Dragon on January 25, 2019, 07:44:14 PM
All the renewed interest in the Fyre Festival debacle led me to find the Swindled Podcast and I highly recommend it. Every episode covers a scandal in recent history (eg. Bhopal disaster, Kids For Cash, Martin Shkreli) and they're succinct, under an hour. The presenter's monotone, deadpan delivery takes some getting used to, but his sporadic dry humour makes up for it. The Fyre Festival and Charles Ingram ones are my favourite, I didn't know the extent to which the Major's life had spiraled downwards after cough-gate.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Brian Freeze on January 25, 2019, 09:07:29 PM
I think someone on here may have recommended it but I have been thoroughly enjoying the Brian & Roger podcast. Harry Peacock and Dan Skinner are both pretty fantastic and it has a satisfyingly sinister edge to it.

https://www.podparadise.com/Podcast/1437785324 (https://www.podparadise.com/Podcast/1437785324)

'Brian and Roger met at a support meeting for divorced men. Both are starting again. Both are finding it hard. One of them is nice.'

I really enjoyed these thankyou, ta for the recommendation.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: WestHill on February 02, 2019, 08:44:15 AM
Yes, Brian and Roger is brilliant. Thanks!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean on February 02, 2019, 01:51:44 PM
Just listened to the new episode of All The Best from the Novara podcast, and can't help being struck by how much Max Shanly sounds like Brian in Brian and Roger.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Neomod on February 10, 2019, 04:37:21 PM
All the renewed interest in the Fyre Festival debacle led me to find the Swindled Podcast and I highly recommend it. Every episode covers a scandal in recent history (eg. Bhopal disaster, Kids For Cash, Martin Shkreli) and they're succinct, under an hour. The presenter's monotone, deadpan delivery takes some getting used to, but his sporadic dry humour makes up for it. The Fyre Festival and Charles Ingram ones are my favourite, I didn't know the extent to which the Major's life had spiraled downwards after cough-gate.

Funnily enough those Fyre Festival docs have led me to The Drop Out. The story of Elizabeth Holmes. Fascinating stuff.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hedgehog90 on February 12, 2019, 12:21:31 PM
Just tried listening to The Swindled Podcast.
You weren't kidding when you said he was monotone, eh.
I had to turn it off after 2 minutes because the guy sounds like he's had a lobotomy.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: studpuppet on February 12, 2019, 12:26:34 PM
Just tried listening to The Swindled Podcast.
You weren't kidding when you said he was monotone, eh.
I had to turn it off after 2 minutes because the guy sounds like he's had a lobotomy.

My other half questioned our relationship when she walked in on me listening to it.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: imitationleather on February 12, 2019, 02:09:26 PM
I too found the Swindled episode about Fyre good but I dunno if I can sit through numerous episodes of him talking. Don't podcasts and that often employ professional narrators now? That's what this guy should have done. Unless that is what he's done. In which case... My God.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: phantom_power on February 12, 2019, 03:59:58 PM
Fans of the KLF and fiscal inappropriateness might like How To Burn A Million Quid, part documentary, part dramatisation about the band and their act of monetary pyromania
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hedgehog90 on February 12, 2019, 07:08:45 PM
Re: Swindled.
I couldn't find anything else to listen to so went back and continued on, I ended up listening to a couple more.
I can just about tolerate his voice now.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean on February 12, 2019, 08:20:14 PM
Fans of the KLF and fiscal inappropriateness might like How To Burn A Million Quid, part documentary, part dramatisation about the band and their act of monetary pyromania

Just downloaded that, on being told that it apparently has a fair bit of Ken Campbell (as played by Jeremy Stockwell) in it.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: studpuppet on February 12, 2019, 10:55:30 PM
Just downloaded that, on being told that it apparently has a fair bit of Ken Campbell (as played by Jeremy Stockwell) in it.

A review also prompted this:

http://klf.de/home/the-jams-dont-do-sidekicks/ (http://klf.de/home/the-jams-dont-do-sidekicks/)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: TIAL on February 18, 2019, 08:13:13 PM
Whatever Happened to the Pizza at McDonald's

I don't want to give much away but it's a very funny take on investigative journalism podcasts, the deadpan delivery reminds me a bit of Nathan for You/On Cinema.

Plus episodes average around 10 minutes so you can easily see if it's up your street.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on February 18, 2019, 09:36:48 PM
Whatever Happened to the Pizza at McDonald's

I don't want to give much away but it's a very funny take on investigative journalism podcasts, the deadpan delivery reminds me a bit of Nathan for You/On Cinema.

Plus episodes average around 10 minutes so you can easily see if it's up your street.

Ooh! Subscribed and will give it a go.

Actually sounds a lot like A Very Fatal Murder which I really enjoyed and would heavily recommend.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: paruses on February 19, 2019, 07:27:41 AM
Has Rule of Three been mentioned? Probably.

Is Joel Morris and his writing partner (really sorry his name escapes me) talking to someone involved in comedy about a piece of comedy they love.

Very good and insightful even if you're not familiar with the piece they have brought in or with the interviewee.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Travis B on February 19, 2019, 07:49:21 AM
Has Rule of Three been mentioned? Probably.

Is Joel Morris and his writing partner (really sorry his name escapes me) talking to someone involved in comedy about a piece of comedy they love.

Very good and insightful even if you're not familiar with the piece they have brought in or with the interviewee.

His writing partner is Jason Hazeley. A really great podcast, some interesting guests who occasionally choose comedy you wouldn't expect them to pick. Also Joel Morris produces the fantastic Brian and Roger mentioned earlier upthread.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Brundle-Fly on February 19, 2019, 04:17:44 PM
The Rule Of Three thread
https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=69696.0
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Johnboy on March 15, 2019, 09:17:43 PM
here's a few I like

Dead Rock Stars rock writers Mick Wall and Joel McIver discuss a dead rock star each episode. Good banter/tension and anecdotes between the two - I went back and listened to the ones of rock stars I wasn't that into and they were just as good

Album to Album one guy has a guest on each episode to discuss a Bowie album

The Hustle interviews with members of bands from yesteryear

Midnight Chats presented by Loud and Quiet - interviews with musicians, I like the interviewer's gentle approach
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: machotrouts on March 15, 2019, 11:32:06 PM
I don't know if it was this thread or another, but when I was scouring Twitter for news about yesterday's outage, I found a Tweet where the creator of Smershpod was being sarcy about some criticism his podcast had received on CaB. And then a bunch of his fanboys jumped in to agree what an awful place this is. Fair warmed the cockles of me 'eart, so it did. Fuck, people can be so precious...

I've just seen this post and I remembered replying to that thread so I went and checked and mine was the one quote he tweeted ("James Bond podcast by a couple of bland blokes with nothing to say about James Bond"). Felt a bit bad about it. Bit of a mean quote but I wasn't just Dunking For Dunking's Sake, it was part of a larger paragraph about how I wanted to like it and taking a genuine interest in whether it got better after I gave up on it. Wasn't expecting one of the bland blokes to read it and I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings. Nobody's harming anyone by making a slightly crap Bondcast.

Anyway I then read some of the rest of his tweets and decided fuck it he's an annoying cunt and I'm glad to have made his mood fleetingly worse. My intuition is good and I should be more indiscriminately mean. That isn't the lesson I should take from this, but it is the lesson I have taken from this
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on March 16, 2019, 12:29:35 AM
I've just seen this post and I remembered replying to that thread so I went and checked and mine was the one quote he tweeted ("James Bond podcast by a couple of bland blokes with nothing to say about James Bond"). Felt a bit bad about it. Bit of a mean quote but I wasn't just Dunking For Dunking's Sake, it was part of a larger paragraph about how I wanted to like it and taking a genuine interest in whether it got better after I gave up on it. Wasn't expecting one of the bland blokes to read it and I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings. Nobody's harming anyone by making a slightly crap Bondcast.

Anyway I then read some of the rest of his tweets and decided fuck it he's an annoying cunt and I'm glad to have made his mood fleetingly worse. My intuition is good and I should be more indiscriminately mean. That isn't the lesson I should take from this, but it is the lesson I have taken from this

Had a look at the thread and the CaB posts. The twitter man looks a right wally - if a short thread with all but one post being positive, and the other being interested in continuing but not sure if it’s worth it equates to...

Quote
I had the temerity to have a non-Bond expert on and the internet can't handle it right now.

...then you might not be cut out for reading your own reviews. It’s a fair point that a podcast like this vacillates in quality depending on the guest, and having someone who doesn’t care about the source material will impact the output.

Also CaB is not “the internet”, you plum. It’s a niche comedy forum. Get a grip.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: WestHill on March 16, 2019, 09:36:50 AM
The new series of Brian and Roger is great.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: easytarget on March 26, 2019, 01:32:04 AM
We Hope It's Chips is back! Yesssssssss!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Hey, Punk! on March 26, 2019, 07:23:16 AM
I've been listening to Zero Books a lot lately, not too keen on the short essays but the podcast is a good way to find out which areas of leftist philosophy you're interested in. They introduced me to the late Mark Fisher and reintroduced me to Zizek.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: SteveDave on April 08, 2019, 05:12:29 PM
His writing partner is Jason Hazeley.

Who used to be Jason in Ben And Jason! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJPGWAmg3ns
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Phil_A on April 08, 2019, 06:29:01 PM
Facebook keeps recommending me a new horror-themed podcast called Say It Five Times. The first episode was about Eraserhead which is one my enduring obsessions, so I thought "ehh, might be worth a shot."

I think it's fair to say it gets off to a bad start with three minutes of the hosts chattering amongst themselves, no proper introduction or explanation of what the show is . And the recording quality is atrocious. Constant distortion and popping, volume level all over the place, voices keep dropping out so you miss the ends of sentences. I'd say "get a pop shield" but I'm not convinced an actual microphone was involved at any point, I would lay odds it was recorded on a phone one of them was holding.

It almost made me want to start a thread for "Things guaranteed to make you abandon a podcast within the first five minutes".
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hedgehog90 on April 08, 2019, 07:30:32 PM
gout pony personally recommended The Evolution of Horror podcast to me recently, listen to that if you haven't already. It's good.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Tairy_Green on April 08, 2019, 09:21:25 PM
I Googled to see if this had been mentioned already, apologies if that was ineffective.

Emil Amos' Drifter's Sympathy is a great listen. Hosted by a musician who makes records under the name Holy Sons, it alternates* between a semi-interview podcast where he tells coming of age stories (mostly involving tripping) to a friend and quasi radio shows where he delves into some obscure records, which he plays in full, audibly from vinyl, and chats about. It's got a warm and fuzzy feel to it, occasionally undercut by paranoia, and the editing and soundtracks in the talkie episodes are brilliant. The whole thing is a bit like ending up at a friendly weirdo's house at 4am after a night out. Would probably be amazing if you were high, but still very good if not.

* Edit - as in odd numbered eps are stories, even numbers are music.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: hermitical on April 09, 2019, 07:24:18 AM
I Googled to see if this had been mentioned already, apologies if that was ineffective.

Emil Amos' Drifter's Sympathy is a great listen. Hosted by a musician who makes records under the name Holy Sons

He's also in Om and Grails.

Had a load of these downloaded for a while but never listened to them, I should rectify that....
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: EOLAN on April 09, 2019, 11:26:34 AM

It almost made me want to start a thread for "Things guaranteed to make you abandon a podcast within the first five minutes".

Oh yes please. Could do with some advice before my super secret project. There was a New England Patriots feed where a new podcast got added, Pats Blitz I believe it is called. Sound quality when they talk is always awful. Why I went back to a recent episode I don't know but then on a three-way conversation; one guy gets up to leave the other two talk (most likely on Skype connections) and you can clearly him walking around the house; opening presses, pouring out cereal, going to the sink and all the usual kitchen routines. Probably more audible than any of the talking.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: marquis_de_sad on April 09, 2019, 12:51:06 PM
I started it. (https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=72570.new#new)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: BritishHobo on April 11, 2019, 08:18:46 PM
Jon Ronson's The Last Days of August is now freely available outside of Audible, about the suicide of pornstar August Ames after she was hounded on Twitter for her remarks about doing scenes with gay men. 'Excited' to listen to it, as excited as you can be by a podcast about something so futile and sad, as The Butterfly Effect was a lovely effort in humanising porn-stars, a group of people nobody ever really thinks about outside of porn videos themselves. It seems pretty natural for him to tell this story, given his work writing about public shaming.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on April 11, 2019, 08:25:42 PM
Jon Ronson's The Last Days of August is now freely available outside of Audible, about the suicide of pornstar August Ames after she was hounded on Twitter for her remarks about doing scenes with gay men. 'Excited' to listen to it, as excited as you can be by a podcast about something so futile and sad, as The Butterfly Effect was a lovely effort in humanising porn-stars, a group of people nobody ever really thinks about outside of porn videos themselves. It seems pretty natural for him to tell this story, given his work writing about public shaming.

That, and the way he pronounced “porn” was worth the subscribe alone.

“...but free internet puuurn has made life difficult for the industry...”
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean on April 11, 2019, 09:45:51 PM
Jon Ronson's The Last Days of August is now freely available outside of Audible, about the suicide of pornstar August Ames after she was hounded on Twitter for her remarks about doing scenes with gay men. 'Excited' to listen to it, as excited as you can be by a podcast about something so futile and sad, as The Butterfly Effect was a lovely effort in humanising porn-stars, a group of people nobody ever really thinks about outside of porn videos themselves. It seems pretty natural for him to tell this story, given his work writing about public shaming.

Bloody hell, another one that's stupidly difficult to find. A Google search only turned up links to the Audible version; Ronson's twitter said it's available on The Butterfly Effect podcast feed (which is the first I've heard of The Butterfly Effect being available as a podcast), but without a link to said feed; a Google for that took me to its iTunes page, then I had to paste that URL into feedflipper to finally get the RSS feed address. (It's http://thebutterflyeffect.audible.libsynpro.com/rss, to save you the trouble.)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: popcorn on April 12, 2019, 05:08:35 PM
That, and the way he pronounced “porn” was worth the subscribe alone.

“...but free internet puuurn has made life difficult for the industry...”

Sometimes when I'm walking about I get his haaaardcoooore poooooorn delivery stuck in my head and am compelled to record a crap imitation of it on my phone. My voice memos are punctuated with them.

There's the pause he does before it too. "And it was all because of (microscopic pause) haaaaardcoooore pooooooorn."
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sin Agog on April 12, 2019, 05:10:34 PM
I like how giddy he sounds when he says: "...and this episode was written by me, Jon Ronson!"
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sin Agog on April 12, 2019, 05:20:21 PM
Only two eps into the Ronson/August one, but I'm finding the 'she's the villain,' 'no, he's the villain' mode of sustaining our interest a little tacky.  Ronson's so bloody likeable that it's sometimes much too easy to excuse his journalistic methods.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Black Ship on April 12, 2019, 06:26:37 PM
Currently marathoning "Jordan, Jesse, Go!" , mainly cos I have a major crush on Jordan Morris.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on April 12, 2019, 07:07:44 PM
Yeah, like he’s surprised but delighted every time he realizes he wrote the episode.

I like how giddy he sounds when he says: "...and this episode was written by me (?!), Jon Ronson!"

Sometimes when I'm walking about I get his haaaardcoooore poooooorn delivery stuck in my head and am compelled to record a crap imitation of it on my phone. My voice memos are punctuated with them.

There's the pause he does before it too. "And it was all because of (microscopic pause) haaaaardcoooore pooooooorn."

It’s compelling isn’t it? I can’t work out what it is about his delivery thatnstands out so much.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: BritishHobo on April 13, 2019, 12:34:51 AM
Only two eps into the Ronson/August one, but I'm finding the 'she's the villain,' 'no, he's the villain' mode of sustaining our interest a little tacky.  Ronson's so bloody likeable that it's sometimes much too easy to excuse his journalistic methods.

Yeah, I struggle a lot with his reliance on 'and then something really unexpected happened...' cliffhangers. Finding it flows a lot better than The Butterfly Effect though, which felt a lot more scattershot. This being all about one specific story helps a lot.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: homesickalien on April 13, 2019, 09:31:40 PM
For anyone who's been to Thailand and are interested in the region there's a good weekly podcast called the Bangkok Podcast  (https://www.bangkokpodcast.com/).  Covers a broad range of topics about expat life  and Thailand in general eg: -


Live music in Bangkok

Raising kids in Bangkok

Gay rights in Thailand

Do only weirdos live in Bangkok


Really entertaining podcast I find and thankfully (otherwise I wouldn't bother listening) doesn't focus on the seedy side of the country.

Evo Terra, one of the previous co-hosts was one of the first people to create a podcast and has written books on the subject so it's all professionally done and I like the presenters generally
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Epic Bisto on April 14, 2019, 10:37:18 AM
Emil Amos' Drifter's Sympathy

This is another corker.  He has a way with description and when discussing music he is very curious and informed.  He almost has a childlike wonder that he backs up by making the effort to delve further and voice exactly how and why particular moves him.  If anything, this podcast proves that we've definitely gone past the world of received opinions and boasting.  He's a great drummer too.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sin Agog on April 15, 2019, 01:28:54 AM
Yeah, I struggle a lot with his reliance on 'and then something really unexpected happened...' cliffhangers. Finding it flows a lot better than The Butterfly Effect though, which felt a lot more scattershot. This being all about one specific story helps a lot.

What did you think of it in the end?  I quite liked it, though maybe it should have been called We Need to Talk About Kevin instead?  He's likely a controlling sleazeball and everything, but it felt quite a lot like a pod about public shaming this Kevin dude from a man who wrote the book on the dangers of public shaming.  That Lisa Ann call was the best part.  She sounded more dangerous and threatening than the real Sarah Palin ever did.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: BritishHobo on April 15, 2019, 06:45:53 AM
Yeah I felt it came from a really weird angle, like it was trying quite hard to disprove that public shaming could have been at fault, and it didn't massively convince me. Apart from some quick interviews in episode 1 with two perpetrators, Ames' views and the backlash against them were largely unexplored. As you say, it ended up being all about Kevin, and yet they didn't manage to pull up anything more surprising than 'he's a very jealous and controlling person'. Undoubtedly there were a lot of things going on in her life in the lead-up to her suicide, but to me the existence of those things doesn't automatically disprove that the internet pile-on had a massive effect.

The whole thing just had this weird vibe. There's that bit where Kevin gets really pissed off, and you get an image of Ronson spending a whole year trying to dig up dirt on him. Even worse is that the opening of the first episode reveals that they first contacted him around about a week after her suicide.

I don't know. It left a weird taste in my mouth. If its revelations had been more of a smoking gun (they cover the porn shoot that Ames thought was abusive, which is obviously the most horrific issue to come up, but to be honest they didn't sound that convinced) it might have felt justified. But it comes to a muddled end, and so everything leading up to that end retrospectively looks a bit excessive.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: popcorn on April 15, 2019, 07:39:07 AM
I've always found Ronson shallow and vague tbh.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sin Agog on April 15, 2019, 08:58:09 AM
Yeah I felt it came from a really weird angle, like it was trying quite hard to disprove that public shaming could have been at fault, and it didn't massively convince me. Apart from some quick interviews in episode 1 with two perpetrators, Ames' views and the backlash against them were largely unexplored. As you say, it ended up being all about Kevin, and yet they didn't manage to pull up anything more surprising than 'he's a very jealous and controlling person'. Undoubtedly there were a lot of things going on in her life in the lead-up to her suicide, but to me the existence of those things doesn't automatically disprove that the internet pile-on had a massive effect.

The whole thing just had this weird vibe. There's that bit where Kevin gets really pissed off, and you get an image of Ronson spending a whole year trying to dig up dirt on him. Even worse is that the opening of the first episode reveals that they first contacted him around about a week after her suicide.

I don't know. It left a weird taste in my mouth. If its revelations had been more of a smoking gun (they cover the porn shoot that Ames thought was abusive, which is obviously the most horrific issue to come up, but to be honest they didn't sound that convinced) it might have felt justified. But it comes to a muddled end, and so everything leading up to that end retrospectively looks a bit excessive.

All good points.  I suppose the conversation with Ames' agent at the end brought the pod back down to earth again, but even then Ronson says to him, "We moved on from that theory [that August killing herself less than a day after an internet pile-on was connected]." Sounds like a person a little too drunk on their own thesis.

One of the most laboured moments was when Ronson dropped the name of an obscure British play to an L.A. porn producer who had no chance in hell of knowing what it was, all as a way of saying, 'see! This play has the same message as my podcast!' Can't remember the name of it- it sounded like the English proto-13 Reasons Why. 
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on April 15, 2019, 01:39:20 PM
I've always found Ronson shallow and vague tbh.

You are Louis Theroux, I claim my $5 etc etc
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ads82 on April 15, 2019, 02:31:20 PM
European tour announced on the lastest Chapo Trap House. They've announced London, Manchester and a few other places I can't remember off the top of my head!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Blinder Data on April 15, 2019, 02:48:22 PM
One of the most laboured moments was when Ronson dropped the name of an obscure British play to an L.A. porn producer who had no chance in hell of knowing what it was, all as a way of saying, 'see! This play has the same message as my podcast!' Can't remember the name of it- it sounded like the English proto-13 Reasons Why.

An Inspector Calls.

I didn't like it nearly as much as The Butterfly Effect. That one really expanded on its premise and took it into interesting directions (e.g. that poor autistic kid who's now a sex offender) on each episode.

This one felt like it couldn't work out if it was about Kevin or August. Ronson said at the start it wouldn't be murder mystery which seemed honourable, but is it much better that some rando that no one's really heard about before is essentially characterised as a creepy controlling liar? I felt they could maybe have explored the infamous porn scene in a more Rashomon-type way; how even though August's account of what happened and how she feels kept changing, it was all about how she didn't want to cause trouble for others. That scene and everyone's behaviour spoke very poorly of the porn industry in general.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: olliebean on April 15, 2019, 03:15:41 PM
An Inspector Calls is hardly "an obscure British play." It's Priestley's best known and most performed work.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: BritishHobo on April 15, 2019, 03:18:54 PM
Quite a funny moment though - the porn producer had never heard of it and didn't seem massively interested in the comparison.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sin Agog on April 15, 2019, 03:29:04 PM
I said obscure because it wasn't in the first ten results when I googled 'British woman suicide play.'
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: studpuppet on April 16, 2019, 05:17:02 PM
Not sure if has been mentioned in the last eleven pages, but I got recommended 'Crime In Sports'. It doesn't sound particularly CaB-ish but it hits the ground running in episode one, and three episodes in I'm delighted to know that I still have over 150 to listen to. They're irreverent (two comedians talking about true crime and sports at the same time), and I don't think that you particularly need to know American sports that well to enjoy them.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DrGreggles on April 16, 2019, 05:53:01 PM
Not sure if has been mentioned in the last eleven pages, but I got recommended 'Crime In Sports'. It doesn't sound particularly CaB-ish but it hits the ground running in episode one, and three episodes in I'm delighted to know that I still have over 150 to listen to. They're irreverent (two comedians talking about true crime and sports at the same time), and I don't think that you particularly need to know American sports that well to enjoy them.

I'm a big fan of it too. Knowing nothing of the subject matter actually adds to my enjoyment of it. Hearing James and Jimmy trying to get their heads around non-US sports is tremendous fun too. Oh, and the recurring characters...