Recommend me a (non-gaming) podcast

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I'm going to circle back to that...

I'm running out of cards here.

Superego: Profiles in Self-Obsession

If you like Archer, there's a pretty good chance you'll like this sketch/improv podcast.

Wow the recent TAL retraction of their piece on Apples Foxcomm factory was intense! Ira did NOT sound impressed.

OG_slinger wrote:

Superego: Profiles in Self-Obsession

If you like Archer, there's a pretty good chance you'll like this sketch/improv podcast.

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Try Answer Me This http://answermethis.wordpress.com/

As Maq told me a while ago it's a lot like if MBMBAM was produced by BBC Radio 4 (and analogy that Brit's will probably get a bit better). Humour is gentle and mostly family appropriate but still pretty good for laughs

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That is an interesting point, Leo.

Hey.

That's Will to his friends.

Hyetal wrote:

Hey.

That's Will to his friends.

Ms. Leo if you're nasty.

I'd never considered it that way.

I still don't.

The History of Rome podcast is ending soon. Too bad, I really enjoy it. From what Mike said on the latest podcast, it sounds like he won't be doing another podcast (he and his wife are having a baby soon). Which is really too bad as he's quite good. If you haven't listened to this yet, you are missing out on the best history podcast I have come across.

When I finished History of Rome last year, I just marked it unplayed and started over.
I'll probably do it again.

tboon wrote:

The History of Rome podcast is ending soon. Too bad, I really enjoy it. From what Mike said on the latest podcast, it sounds like he won't be doing another podcast (he and his wife are having a baby soon). Which is really too bad as he's quite good. If you haven't listened to this yet, you are missing out on the best history podcast I have come across.

At least the story's almost done anyway.

Didn't Mike mention once that he was editing his History of Rome podcast scripts into a book? I thought he said that in one of the Q&A episodes.

OG_slinger wrote:

Didn't Mike mention once that he was editing his History of Rome podcast scripts into a book? I thought he said that in one of the Q&A episodes.

The question was about transcribing the podcast into a book, if I remember correctly. I thought he said he was thinking about it but it would need a lot of work, mainly because he didn't think the humor would work in print. I hope he does something along those lines. Maybe via Kickstarter?

And I will certainly start over and listen through it again after the last episode is out.

tboon wrote:
OG_slinger wrote:

Didn't Mike mention once that he was editing his History of Rome podcast scripts into a book? I thought he said that in one of the Q&A episodes.

The question was about transcribing the podcast into a book, if I remember correctly. I thought he said he was thinking about it but it would need a lot of work, mainly because he didn't think the humor would work in print. I hope he does something along those lines. Maybe via Kickstarter?

And I will certainly start over and listen through it again after the last episode is out.

He might be working on that in between baby stuff. I doubt he'd say anything since he wouldn't want to get people's hopes up.

I've become a huge fan of Rob Paulsen's 'Talkin' Toons' - he basically interviews voice actors & shoots the sh*t with them. Next week's episode is going to be Jennifer (FemShep) Hale.

My only issue is that the recording levels are *really* low.

Tanglebones wrote:

I've become a huge fan of Rob Paulsen's 'Talkin' Toons' - he basically interviews voice actors & shoots the sh*t with them. Next week's episode is going to be Jennifer (FemShep) Hale.

My only issue is that the recording levels are *really* low.

One of the best Nerdist podcasts had him and Maurice Lamarche on just a week ago. It's hysterical: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/03/nerdi...

Tanglebones wrote:

I've become a huge fan of Rob Paulsen's 'Talkin' Toons' - he basically interviews voice actors & shoots the sh*t with them. Next week's episode is going to be Jennifer (FemShep) Hale.

My only issue is that the recording levels are *really* low.

Isn't that the name of the dude who died in Fight Club?

wordsmythe wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

I've become a huge fan of Rob Paulsen's 'Talkin' Toons' - he basically interviews voice actors & shoots the sh*t with them. Next week's episode is going to be Jennifer (FemShep) Hale.

My only issue is that the recording levels are *really* low.

Isn't that the name of the dude who died in Fight Club?

Yup, same name as Meat Loaf's character. But this one's a pretty famous voice actor - Yakko, Pinky, Morte from Planescape, etc..

Bruce wrote:

New episode of You Look Nice Today last week.

Merlin Mann is about half my weekly podcast listening roster.

I've been following Merlin for a long time. I keep feeling like he's a better me than I'm ever likely to be. By far. If you haven't, and even if you don't care about "productivity" "per" "se" I recommend looking up any of his presentations on "productivity" stuff. Liked his Google thing, and what he had to say at Webstock last year.

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demonbox wrote:

I could hardly recommend Hardcore History adequately enough to match the entertainment and information packed into that show. It only comes out every month or two but it is exceptional.

Apparently Felicia Day agrees. Her current episode of The Flog has her speaking to how kick@ss the Hardcore History is (and calls attention to my favorite multi-episode exploration of The Punic Wars).

I tried listening to an episode of Hardcore History, but his delivery made it unlistenable. Obviously it has its fans though. Too bad the History of Rome is ending. I was hoping he'd roll it into something else. It sounds like he'll still be doing the tours occasionally.

I'm on the hunt for a news podcast. I listen to Tech News Today with Tom Merrit for my tech news, but I'm looking for something similar that covers current events. National or International news is fine.

Any reccomendations?

So I just finished "A history of the world in 100 objects" from the BBC. Fantastic. Hardcore history updates pretty slowly, and I lost interest in History of Rome around one of the civil wars. Just a bit too much detail for me and not my favorite period.

Are there any other good history podcasts out there I could check out? I need more brain candy!

I just tried a bunch this weekend. They all either sound like a shock jock radio host or they're written down and read (but obviously not edited first) but only done in a single take.

I would be very interested in another good history cast.

Dany, if you haven't tried them yet the Lars Brownworth ones are both good.

oilypenguin wrote:

I just tried a bunch this weekend. They all either sound like a shock jock radio host or they're written down and read (but obviously not edited first) but only done in a single take.

I would be very interested in another good history cast.

Dany, if you haven't tried them yet the Lars Brownworth ones are both good.

Bowery Boys is a really good history of NYC podcast that also covers a lot of 18th/19th century American history in the process.

Squee9 wrote:

I'm on the hunt for a news podcast. I listen to Tech News Today with Tom Merrit for my tech news, but I'm looking for something similar that covers current events. National or International news is fine.

Any reccomendations?

Sad to say, but I get much of my news from Wait Wait Don't Tell Me (and from topical conversations on other podcasts that aren't specifically news related).

Speaking of which, most of what I listen to has been mentioned over the months in this thread, but having recently done some housecleaning on my subscriptions there's definitely a few things I think bear repeating due to their high quality.

Podcasts any self respecting person ought to listen to

This American Life -- If you don't like it, I probably don't like you
RadioLab -- Every bit as interesting and engaging as This American Life, but more focused on exploring the intersection of science and culture

Hipster comedy podcasts
The Thrilling Adventure Hour -- America's favorite new-time podcast in the form of old-time radio! Recordings from the brilliant monthly comedy stage show in LA where an amazing collection of funny and talented actors, comedians, and musicians produce hilarious, irony laden radio plays in front of a live audience.
Comedy Bang Bang -- An improv comedy show masquerading as an ironic interview show; while it may be a bit hard to get into due to being unashamedly self referential (running gags and character arcs have VERY long lives in the world of Comedy Bang Bang), if you dig in you will soon find it to be the funniest thing you listen to each week. Also, you will find yourself wondering why the rest of the world doesn't seem to recognize the fact that frequent guests like Paul F Tompkins, Andy Daly, James Adomian, Nick Kroll, and Jason Mantzoukas are the funniest people alive.
The Pod F Tomkast -- Speaking of Paul F Tompkins, he has a roughly monthly podcast featuring characters, skits, conversations with friends, and mind bogglingly long stream of consciousness style ramblings accompanied live by improvised piano playing by weirdo musician Eban Schletter. As with CBB this one is maybe a bit of an acquired taste.
improv4humans -- Matt Besser's improv show; it's basically the UCB's signature "Asssscat" improv show in podcast form.
Judge John Hodgman -- John Hodgman delivers fake justice. Enough said, I should imagine.
International Waters -- A monthly comedy quiz show hosted by MaxFun's Jesse Thorn where a team of two comedians from the US compete with a team from the UK.

Interview and conversation shows (really just more hipster comedy shows, but I figured it would be good to break things up into categories :P)
Roderick on the Line -- This is my newest addition, thanks to Oily making fun of me for not knowing what it was a few weeks ago. As described on the previous page by Dr Doak, the show is basically hyperactive conversations between an ADHD internet nerd and an insane raconteur indie rock musician. You must listen!
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show -- Basically, Charlie Rose's show except longer, hosted by Kevin Pollak, and mostly featuring guests from the entertainment industry. As with Charlie Rose, you will learn more than you ever imagined possible about each week's guest thanks to Pollak's interesting and entertaining interview style.
Penn's Sunday School -- Penn Jillette's newest project where he talks a lot. Much better than his previous show (Penn Point) since it brings back the long format and the co-host (a juggler/writer/producer friend of his) from his short lived but brilliant terrestrial radio show from a few years ago. Even if you don't agree with their opinions, it's impossible to not be entertained and informed by their light hearted, energetic conversations about life, politics, religion, and a million other things.
Who Charted? -- An interview show disguised as a chart countdown show, with guests mostly from the LA alternative comedy scene. Hosted by a charmingly insane standup comedian/rapper and an infectiously cheerful comedic actress, it is a formula that seems unlikely to work on paper but most weeks provides both entertainment and an interesting and unique perspective on pop culture.

Those darn McElroy brothers are everywhere! (AKA, yet more hipster comedy shows)
My Brother, My Brother and Me -- An advice show for the mod-ren era. Listen, and learn.
The Satellite Dish -- Eldest brother Justin and his wife Sydnee talk about TV. Listen, and feel less bad about your TV addiction by sharing your love with the most charming married couple you'd ever like to meet.
The Besties -- Yes, I know this thread isn't for gaming podcasts. However, the dirty secret of gaming media super-band Polygon's only (at least for now) podcast is that it's really a lot more of a comedy show than a gaming show. Of course, as any MBMBAM listener might suspect, anytime you get even one McElroy brother involved in a show you basically have a comedy show, and this one has two of them.