Recommend me a (non-gaming) podcast

Reallllllllly think you guys would like Good Luck, Have Podcast:

http://glhp.libsyn.com/webpage/page/1

If someone listens and tells me it's bad, I promise not to plug it here again. We just recorded the Season 3 Finale, and we're going to take a 3 month break before doing Season 4. Feedback in general has been very positive, but I'd really love for some goodjer's to give it a chance. They're only about 20 minutes.

If you want a recommendation, I think this one represents the show pretty well:

http://glhp.libsyn.com/season-3-epis...

I've been listening, though I haven't had time to listen to the latest episode yet.

I approve of this podcast.

casual_alcoholic wrote:

Reallllllllly think you guys would like Good Luck, Have Podcast:

http://glhp.libsyn.com/webpage/page/1

If someone listens and tells me it's bad, I promise not to plug it here again. We just recorded the Season 3 Finale, and we're going to take a 3 month break before doing Season 4. Feedback in general has been very positive, but I'd really love for some goodjer's to give it a chance. They're only about 20 minutes.

If you want a recommendation, I think this one represents the show pretty well:

http://glhp.libsyn.com/season-3-epis...

Needs more Yasmine, especially now that I've met her

I'm looking for a good podcast on World War I or World War II. Something along the lines of the History of Rome, but regarding either one of those conflicts. Any suggestions?

(That, or I'll just get my free version of The Guns of August from Audible.)

Binge Thinking History has some WWI/II episodes.

ruhk wrote:

I've been listening, though I haven't had time to listen to the latest episode yet.

I approve of this podcast. :P

Thank you so much for listening! You made my day!

Tanglebones wrote:
casual_alcoholic wrote:

Reallllllllly think you guys would like Good Luck, Have Podcast:

http://glhp.libsyn.com/webpage/page/1

If someone listens and tells me it's bad, I promise not to plug it here again. We just recorded the Season 3 Finale, and we're going to take a 3 month break before doing Season 4. Feedback in general has been very positive, but I'd really love for some goodjer's to give it a chance. They're only about 20 minutes.

If you want a recommendation, I think this one represents the show pretty well:

http://glhp.libsyn.com/season-3-epis...

Needs more Yasmine, especially now that I've met her

Yasmine is awesome, and I would love to have her on every episode. Unfortunately, shortly after episode one she enrolled in law school at NYU, and has since had about 57 seconds of free time a week.

Two of my favorite history podcasts are

the memory palace - episodes are very short but the storytelling is excellent. The focus is more on individual stories of American history rather than grand events.

Stuff You Missed In History Class is also very good. It covers well known history from different angles, as well as delves into rather esoteric topics. It's an all female cast and they do a lot of interesting stories on historical women, which is a nice contrast to dude history podcasts like Dan Carlin.

The Start the week podcast was always pretty good but recently it's become superb.

Andrew Marr, the excellent host, once had a man on the street say to him, "You poor bugger you're almost as ugly as that Andrew Marr guy off the TV."

General Crespin wrote:

Binge Thinking History has some WWI/II episodes.

Sweet, a new history podcast to devour! Thanks for posting this.

Edit: Oh, too bad it's only been updated once a year since 2010.

DanyBoy wrote:
General Crespin wrote:

Binge Thinking History has some WWI/II episodes.

Sweet, a new history podcast to devour! Thanks for posting this.

Edit: Oh, too bad it's only been updated once a year since 2010. :(

noooooo. I had the same excitement and didn't notice that.

All I want is a podcast that comes out consistently that discusses history hosted by someone who doesn't sound like a radio dj. I wish Mike from History of Rome would just get over that whole baby thing and make a new podcast =)

oilypenguin wrote:

I wish Mike from History of Rome would just get over that whole baby thing and make a new podcast =)

It looks like he's working on something related to tHoR that will "wind up being years in the making". It requires a latin speaker. Hopefully he gets to his new podcast before wrapping up the wrapping up of the last one.

Someone described the History of Byzantium cast as starting where tHoR finished, but looking at the episode descriptions I don't think that's the case. Mike has recommended The Ancient World, so I've subscribed and will give it a shot.

fleabagmatt wrote:
SuperDave wrote:

Anyone here listen to Hardcore History? I've come to like it a lot.

It's one of my favorite podcasts. I jumped in just as he was starting his series on the Eastern Front of WWII and was riveted. The Roman Empire stuff didn't grab me as much, but I'm liking this current series on the Mongols.

Agreed, love the show. I'm also a big fan of his politics show- Common Sense.

I just listened to all 116 episodes of We're Alive over the last week or two.

Holy crap, that is phenomenal.
I'd started it a year ago, or so, and fell off of it after about 3 episodes.

This time, I couldn't stop listening.

And now I'm super pissed that I have to wait nearly a year to find out what happens next.

Aaaaaaaaarrgh!!!

In case I wasn't clear, this is fantastic.
The characters are really well acted.
So much I want to say about it, but spoilers, in this case, would really take away from some of the tension.

Go. Get it. Get it now.
Follow my link, then click "Listen", then below the fold are links to iTunes, Zune, RSS, Feedburner, and Stitcher.
I think I may start it over and listen again.

I started We're Alive with the wife a while back, probably because of a recommendation in this thread. It is good stuff, though I fell off of listening a while ago as the wife couldn't wait for me and charged on to the end.

What's up with the yearish long break?

Between seasons. I just had 4 years to catch up on, so had a backlog of ~100 episodes to blast through.
I can't even imagine how long the production cycle is for something with that much voice talent, sound effects, etc.

I like to listen to Mysterious Universe. It is a podcast about weird happenings and paranormal stuff. The 2 guys are Austrailian with great voices and there is good humor involved. Also, they are skeptical of plenty of stuff. Just a overall fun podcast.

Michael wrote:

I'm looking for a good podcast on World War I or World War II. Something along the lines of the History of Rome, but regarding either one of those conflicts. Any suggestions?

Just chiming in that I'm also looking for a good history podcast: WWI/WWII, 20th century.

Or should I take an interest in Rome in the meantime?

Otherwise every Google search pretty much returns Dan Carlin, but apparently his older shows have to be purchased. What the what? Forget that guy.

Downloading some of those Binge Thinking episodes right now.

Edit: Really enjoying Binge Thinking, Tony Cox has a great delivery.

Who doesn't have a great delivery. Is Ray Harris. Host. Of the History of World War II. Podcast. I made it about six minutes into the first episode, but where podcasts are supposed to be a way to relax and pass the work day for me, his is way. Too distracting. YMMV though, it's biweekly and at 65 episodes isn't even through 1940 yet. I can't speak to the quality, but it at least has quantity.

History of Rome is great. Give Mike a few episodes to find his rhythm, though. He's kind of awkward at first =)

oilypenguin wrote:

History of Rome is great. Give Mike a few episodes to find his rhythm, though. He's kind of awkward at first =)

Yeah, I downloaded the first couple of episodes and was finding that. Maybe I'll return to it. But I started Binge Thinking over at the beginning, and am really liking it. I don't even know what Cox's credentials are, but he has 'cast cred (that's like street cred, but more about being an entertaining 'cast host.)

History of Rome really grated on me until I got used to his pauses. It was probably my favourite cast.

I started listening to History of World War II, and pretty much agree. I think I got four episodes in. I'll probably continue, but it won't be quick.

I've listened to a couple of episodes of A Short History of Japan, and am enjoying it so far.

This is an audio recommendation, but seems like it fits either here or in the book recommendations thread. So I'll cross-post it.

I used to listen to Pseudopod pretty regularly, and remember being really impressed by Jim Bihyeh's work. I recently remembered that they were part of a collection called Coyote Tales. I borrowed the audiobook from my library via OverDrive and am listening on my phone. The writing, the mood, the very specific Navajo angle, all work extremely well with Cayenne Chris Conroy's reading.

The new radiolab short while a bit sad seems like it should be required listening for everyone. The Bitter End

Going to email my parents because both sets of my grandparents are still alive but getting quite old.

If need to scratch your Steampunk itch, you might want to check out The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.

At the risk of being a filthy skimmer, I've been enjoying 99% Invisible

Not really an official podcast, but still is interesting:

https://apcollector.squarespace.com/...

The audio quality needs work, but the interviews are all sorts of interesting.

Cort Webber and Bobby Roberts, former hosts of the exceedingly long-running and popular daily radio show/podcast Cortandfatboy, have just launched their new show, Welcome to That Whole Thing.

They're aiming for a more focused, comedy news show, similar to the Bugle. If you somehow missed Cortandfatboy during its seven year run, you owe it to yourself to check out their new show.

HPPodcraft - H.P. Lovecraft's stories discussions

I've been listening to this lately (from the beginning) and it is a great listen. Great hosts and their style is to read certain passages and discuss it.

I apologize for posting the same thing on the same page, but I'm pimping this one hard because it's so good:

http://apcollector.squarespace.com/a...

This is my favorite AP Collection interview.

Not sure if this is a repost or not, but I've found good new podcasts listening to Podcast Squared.

So, while technically this is gaming related, I wanted to recommend the often excellent Econ Talk, a weekly economics podcast where the host Russ Roberts interviews a different guest each week.

I bring it up this week in particular since the guest is Valve's resident economist Yanis Varoufakis, and they talk about the corporate culture at Valve, the virtual economies of Steam, and bit on the European union problems at the end. If you've got an hour it's worth a listen.