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Post by Merk » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:02 pm

Ever since I filled up my iPod last year and I became too damn lazy to actually organize my music, I've decided to get into Podcasts more and more recently. Does anyone else here partake in podcasts? I do a lot of driving in my life so I like to kill time by listening to people bullshit around. Here are my favorites:

My Brother, My Brother, and Me -- An advice show for the modern era. Three brothers (Griffin, Travis, and Justin, all of whom are Podcasts veterans) answer solicited and not-so-solicited questions from e-mails from listeners and user-submitted Yahoo! Answers questions. The real hook of the show is them trying to interpret Yahoo! Answers questions and then going off on little tangents that the questions imply. The advice given in the serious listener questions can be pretty good but more often than not it's a vehicle for more wacky comedy and pop culture references. Airs weekly and is about an hour long

Super Best Friendcast -- Probably my new favorite podcast. Two former video-game insiders and their friends talk about vidjagames, the industry, and other bullshit that may or may not tie into vidjagames. The guys on the show are *extremely* passionate about their vidja and will defend their opinions to the affront of the other people on the show. They'll go through the list of all the industry happenings for the week, what games they're playing, talk about industry speculation, etc. Each show airs weekly and is about 2 hours long.

Sawbones -- A medical history podcast. Justin (from MBMBaM) and his wife talk about a topic in medicine and its history. Learn about all the harmful ways we used to cure people of their ailments! Airs weekly and each show is about 30 to 45 minutes long.

The Adventure Zone -- A new podcast that started about a month ago. The three brothers from MBMBaM play Dungeons & Dragons with their dad with Griffin as the dungeon master. My ladyfriend, who in no way enjoys D&D, likes listening to it and Griffin's improvisation for the adventurers' dice-rolling journey. Airs bi-weekly and episodes are about 90 minutes long.

Oh No! Ross & Carrie -- Two totally definitely platonic friends in California partake in all the goofy obvious scams that you read about on-line and share their experiences. They try oxygen bars! They join the Mormons! They join the Realians! They join the Ordo Templi Oreintis! They try reiki! They try dick pills! Titty pills! Hangover pills! Airs monthly with each episode lasting about an hour

Judge John Hodgman -- That "I'm a PC" dullard from those Apple commercials in the late 90s attempts to settle a frivolous debate between two friends. The idea of the show is not bad but God damn the callers are either "lol I'm so silly" try-hards or confused old people. The humor is pretty dry but the arguments that John Hodgman presents in favor of one party or another are articulate, well thought out, and fun to listen to. Airs weekly and shows last about an hour.
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Re: Podcasts!

Post by Fluffyumpkins » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:06 pm

The Biggest Problem in the Universe
http://thebiggestproblemintheuniverse.com/

I've been meaning to listen to this. I think Maddox is a pretty funny guy, and I'd expect him to put on a good show.

Welcome to NightVale
https://soundcloud.com/nightvaleradio

It's a surreal story podcast about a fictional desert town called NightValue and all the strange-but-normal goings on. It's like a meld of Lovecraft and Prairie Home Companion. It's worth it for the story telling.
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Post by Potter » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:50 am

radiolab, best podcast in world, this is a good introductory episode - http://www.radiolab.org/story/91726-falling/

on the media, second best

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Re: Podcasts!

Post by Fluffyumpkins » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:24 am

You may like some of these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Money

http://www.marketplace.org/podcasts

Lots of information about economics, trading, global markets, and economic news. They were talking about quantitative easing this morning. Got my shit real hard.
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Re: Podcasts!

Post by Merk » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:21 pm

For anyone that listened to Serial, here's an interview with the prosecutor in Adnan's case who was never interviewed on Serial: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015 ... es-record/
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Re: Podcasts!

Post by Merk » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:27 pm

Potter please tell us what those Podcasts are and what they talk aboot
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Re: Podcasts!

Post by Fluffyumpkins » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:50 pm

Here's one for Merk.

http://onlyagame.wbur.org/

It's a sports news show, but less yelling than others. I've heard it a few times on NPR, and it's surprisingly engaging.

http://onlyagame.wbur.org/about
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Re: Podcasts!

Post by Merk » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:24 pm

As much as I enjoy footbaw I absolutely hate the sports media. I'll watch HBO's Hard Knocks and the occasional personal interest story but ESPN and sports radio are the most banal, boilerplate bullshit outside of Fox News.


This article from that show is pretty interesting though: http://onlyagame.wbur.org/2012/09/08/nfl-refs-workload
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Re: Podcasts!

Post by Fluffyumpkins » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:52 am

A Way with Words is another cool show, but it veers deep into pedantry. It's all about words, slang, idioms, and language in general. It's pretty cool hearing about why we say the things we do, and the origins of modern day vernacular. Sometimes we even hear about dated language that didn't make the cut, but sounded sweet as hell at the time. The hosts are also some of the most positive and cheerful people I've heard on the radio. It's a welcome change from the relentless sarcasm you find EVERYWHERE else on the internet.

http://www.waywordradio.org/

Edit: The show isn't really about grammar correction. Fuck complete sentences, and put commas wherever, you, god, damn, feel, like it.
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