Recommend me a (non-gaming) podcast

PaladinTom wrote:

Cautionary Tales, No Such Thing As A Fish, and UnderUnderstood are my current faves. All of them are fantastic.

Just by the titles I think that's exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks. I'll check them out.

Update:
I’m really enjoying Underunderstood. I’ve listened to 3 episodes so far, it’s a new favorite and I’m sure I’ll listen to all of the episodes.

No Such Thing As a Fish was funny, but seemed a bit too random- at least from the one episode I checked out. I’ll give it couple more tries to see if it really grabs me.

I want to like Cautionary Tales more, but the delivery sounded like someone reading an audio book and it quickly became background noise and I retained little of the episode I tried out. I prefer my podcasts to be more conversational in tone. Somehow I can work on other stuff and still follow along better that way. Still it seems to have a number of episodes I’d be interested in, so I may give it another chance sometime.

Tscott wrote:

Update:
I’m really enjoying Underunderstood. I’ve listened to 3 episodes so far, it’s a new favorite and I’m sure I’ll listen to all of the episodes.

No Such Thing As a Fish was funny, but seemed a bit too random- at least from the one episode I checked out. I’ll give it couple more tries to see if it really grabs me.

I want to like Cautionary Tales more, but the delivery sounded like someone reading an audio book and it quickly became background noise and I retained little of the episode I tried out. I prefer my podcasts to be more conversational in tone. Somehow I can work on other stuff and still follow along better that way. Still it seems to have a number of episodes I’d be interested in, so I may give it another chance sometime.

Glad one of them worked out. I found UnderUnderstood after ReplyAll fell apart and is a good replacement for it. The Cap’n Crunch episode is great.

No Such Thing As A Fish is indeed pretty random. It’s just three or four strange facts from the creators of the Qi show. It started out a bit rough at first but it grew on me. It’s been a good working in my back yard listen this summer.

I also should’ve mentioned that Cautionary Tales is voice acted and sometimes misses the mark a bit. I like that it often tells stories from history that I didn’t know about.

PaladinTom wrote:

I also should’ve mentioned that Cautionary Tales is voice acted and sometimes misses the mark a bit. I like that it often tells stories from history that I didn’t know about.

No worries. I listened to the Mary Shelley episode which I know a bit about and found the detour when they started talking about some of the inventions that happened because of ’the year without a summer’ pretty interesting. Just found the scripted delivery hard to get past.

It’s not the first time this happened. I follow Dana Schwartz on twitter and enjoyed her when she was a guest on You’re Wrong About, but her podcast, Noble Blood, wasn’t for me for the same reason- even though I know I’d find a lot the content interesting.

This week we buy a ticket for... CINEMA PARADISO

Cinema Paradiso is an Oscar-winning Italian movie about a little boy's love for film.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMyV...

Listen on the website: https://istya.libsyn.com/ep-337-cine...

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This week an ISTYA listener wants us to look at the rippling muscles of... DOC SAVAGE : THE MAN OF BRONZE

Doc Savage is a 1970s comedy based on the 1930s pulp novels of the same name.

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2QQ...

Listen on the website https://istya.libsyn.com/ep-338-doc-...

Listen elsewhere www.linktree.com/isawthatyearsago

This week we we wonder if the Predator is going to become... PREY

Prey is a prequel to the 1987 movie Predator. Set in 1719, a young Comanche woman has to go up against against an invisible enemy stalking the forests around her.

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ7L...

Lisen on the website https://istya.libsyn.com/ep-339-prey...

Listen elsewhere www.linktree.com/isawthatyearsago

Time to check if you're still subscribed to Serial because Adnan Syed's murder conviction was just vacated. Apparently a new episode of the podcast will be out tomorrow.

Syed was released from prison and put on home detention while prosecutors figure out what they're going to do. Apparently newly discovered evidence revealed that two other suspects could have been involved in Hae Min Lee's death.

That’s bananas. I never thought he would be released.

This week Tim Oldman and Gary Roth are in wandering around as... ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDERNSTERN ARE DEAD

Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead is an adapation of a Tom Stoppard play where two characters from Hamlet wonder what their lot is in life.

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBfF...

Website https://istya.libsyn.com/ep-340-rose...

Elsewhere www.linktree.com/isawthatyearsago

This week we wonder what dreams may come with... THE SANDMAN

The Sandman is an Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman's comic book series about Dream (who controls dreams and nightmares) being trapped on earth by an occult spell and the aftermath of his release. This is one of the new sorts of ISTYA shows where we watch something neither of us had seen before.

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83Cl...

Website https://istya.libsyn.com/ep-341-the-...

Elsewhere www.linktree.com/isawthatyearsago

This week we go 20 Minutes Into The Future with... MAX HEADROOM

Max Headroom was a 1980s pseudo-CGI satirical TV host. 20MITTF is a TV movie about his origin story.

Each month we ask our patrons to vote on a movie to watch and Max Headroom was one of the winners.

Forget trailers, here's the film on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZY-...

Our show https://istya.libsyn.com/ep-342-max-...

Listen elsewhere www.linktree.com/isawthatyearsago

Wow, that's a weird one.

What makes it even weirder is that our listeners chose that instead of this

This week Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and David Warner are looking for... THE OMEN

The Omen is a 1970s psychological horror film about a US diplomant who wonders whether his adopted son is the antichrist. Now there's a pitch.

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS-s...

Podcast https://istya.libsyn.com/ep-343-the-...

Listen elsewhere www.linktree.com/isawthatyearsago

This week Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers and an eastern European dog are... HART TO HART

Hart to Hart is a 1970s/1980s TV series about a millionaire couple who solve murders.

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1SM...

Podcast https://istya.libsyn.com/ep-344-hart...

Elsewhere www.linktree.com/isawthatyearsago

This week Ewan McGregor is chasing the high life in... TRAINSPOTTING

Directed by Danny Boyle, Trainspotting is an adaptation of an Irvine Welsh book about heroin addicts in Edinburgh. This week we're rejoined by one of our earliest supporters as a guest and have sometimes fun, but often very serious, conversation about the movie and the lives of its characters.

This episode was put up early by mistake, so it may have appeared in your podcast feeds a few days ago.

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Lux...

Podcast https://istya.libsyn.com/ep-345-trai...

Elsewhere www.linktree.com/isawthatyearsago

Jello Biafra started a podcast last month called Jello Biafra’s Renegade Roundtable. Three episodes out so far with guests like Al Jourgenson from Ministry, journalist Greg Palast, and psychobilly rocker Mojo Nixon. Each episode is about 60% reminiscing about the punk scene in the 80’s and obscure musicians and 40% talking about progressive politics. It’s pretty entertaining if you are my exact demographic.

This week Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown are mixing the perfect... COCKTAIL

Cocktail is a movie about a brash young man becomes an apprentice to a cynical barman.

Even for us, this show is especially childish - how could we ignore the first syllable?

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUwj...

Podcast https://istya.libsyn.com/ep-346-cock...

Elsewhere www.linktree.com/isawthatyearsago

This week we're hitching a ride in some... HOLY MOTORS

This month's winner was HOLY MOTORS. It's billed as a fantasy drama film and it follows one man, for one day, but through several lives. It's hard to describe and even weirder to watch.

Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWu9... (I suggest ignoring the trailer watching the film without any foreknowledge.)

Podcast https://istya.libsyn.com/ep-347-holy...

Elsewhere www.linktree.com/isawthatyearsago

This week we never say die with... THE GOONIES

Directed by Richard Donner with a story by Steven Spielberg, The GOonies is a beloved 1980s move about a group of kids hunting for pirate treasure.

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ2j...

Listen

https://istya.libsyn.com/ep-348-the-...

Other places

www.linktree.com/isawthatyearsago

This week Kathleen Turner is a private dick and babysitter in... VI WARSHAWSKI

VI Warshawski is the titular character from a series of books about a shoe-loving private detective.

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh2O...

Show https://istya.libsyn.com/ep-349-viwa...

Elsewhere www.linktree.com/isawthatyearsago

The Pitch is back!

https://www.thepitch.show/

Josh and Lisa Muccio bought their show back from the dumpster fire Gimlet/Spotify and are putting out new shows.

For those that don’t know it, it’s like an audio version of Shark Tank where people pitch their businesses to a group of investors.