Recommend me a (non-gaming) podcast

AndrewA wrote:
60 second science - Exactly what it sounds like. 1m/weekday

The 60-second science podcasts are actually just abbreviated stories from the news section of their full weekly podcast, "Science Talk," which in itself is usually only 20-30 minutes.

Higgledy wrote:
KillerTomato wrote:
I absolutely love the Now Playing Podcast, finding myself a bit giddy whenever it appears on my podcast rotation.

I usually find that I either click with a podcast straight away or it hangs around in my list for a while before eventually being deleted. I've clicked with 'Now Playing.' :)

I just listened to their Star Trek retrospective, Terminator retrospective, Back to the Future retrospective, Avatar and Inception, and while I agreed with them on many points... These guys are brutal! I mean tremendously unforgiving of some of the smallest flaws of films. They have remarkably selective suspension of disbelief, and I think they are relentlessly critical of too many things that should just be accepted as dramatic and/or mechanical contrivances for the sake of the movie as a whole.

Also, their editor loves to remove silences. The conversation sounds rather breathless, especially in comparison to the GWJ Conference Call.

NSMike wrote:
Higgledy wrote:
KillerTomato wrote:
I absolutely love the Now Playing Podcast, finding myself a bit giddy whenever it appears on my podcast rotation.

I usually find that I either click with a podcast straight away or it hangs around in my list for a while before eventually being deleted. I've clicked with 'Now Playing.' :)

I just listened to their Star Trek retrospective, Terminator retrospective, Back to the Future retrospective, Avatar and Inception, and while I agreed with them on many points... These guys are brutal! I mean tremendously unforgiving of some of the smallest flaws of films. They have remarkably selective suspension of disbelief, and I think they are relentlessly critical of too many things that should just be accepted as dramatic and/or mechanical contrivances for the sake of the movie as a whole.

Also, their editor loves to remove silences. The conversation sounds rather breathless, especially in comparison to the GWJ Conference Call.

I'm listening to the Star Trek retrospective now & really, really enjoyed the Nightmare on Elm Street. Their review of Scott Pilgrim was also interesting. They may be harsh but they bring up a lot of topics & subtext that I never really thought about or considered. Thanks for recommending it KillerTomato!

NSMike wrote:
Higgledy wrote:
KillerTomato wrote:
I absolutely love the Now Playing Podcast, finding myself a bit giddy whenever it appears on my podcast rotation.

I usually find that I either click with a podcast straight away or it hangs around in my list for a while before eventually being deleted. I've clicked with 'Now Playing.' :)

I just listened to their Star Trek retrospective, Terminator retrospective, Back to the Future retrospective, Avatar and Inception, and while I agreed with them on many points... These guys are brutal! I mean tremendously unforgiving of some of the smallest flaws of films. They have remarkably selective suspension of disbelief, and I think they are relentlessly critical of too many things that should just be accepted as dramatic and/or mechanical contrivances for the sake of the movie as a whole.

Also, their editor loves to remove silences. The conversation sounds rather breathless, especially in comparison to the GWJ Conference Call.

I agree on the nit picking. It is over the top. It's all so good natured though that I enjoy listening even when I completely disagree. Hadn't noticed the silence removal. I probably will now.

General Crespin wrote:
I'm wondering why I haven't seen My Brother, My Brother, and Me here yet? I thought I found it through GWJ but not in this thread, I guess it could have been in another one.

Either way, this podcast is hilarious. It features the brothers McElroy, with whom you may be familiar with from the Joystiq podcast.

My Brother, My Brother and Me is an advicecast for the modern era featuring three real-life brothers: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy. For about one-half to two-thirds of an hour each week, with new episodes dropping every Monday, the brothers McElroy will answer any query sent our way, each fielding questions falling into our respective areas of expertise. We operate like a streamlined, advice-generating machine

Yeah it's always pretty amusing and there is always one bit in each episodes that reduces me to tears of laughter. The recent one with the section about having a condom grafted on permanently; I literally laughed so hard I thought I might pass out

Thank you so much to all who recommended The Bugle. That made my week and made my long drives much more entertaining!

Breadmanben wrote:
Thank you so much to all who recommended The Bugle. That made my week and made my long drives much more entertaining!

The Bugle is awesome.

OG_slinger wrote:
Holy heck. Six pages in and no one has recommended The Drabblecast!?! Get thee to iTunes and subscribe to this wonderfully quirky weekly fiction podcast. Each 30 minute or so episode includes Drabbles, which are 100-word user submitted stories; a short fiction piece that covers the spectrum of scifi, horror, and fantasy; and some exceptionally creative stuff from the host, Norm Sherman. Donate enough to the podcast and the man will write and record your very own song.

I saw this, and I knew that it had been posted here before.

So I went looking...

OG_slinger on August 31st, 2009 wrote:
The Drabblecast: This is a weird, but awesome little podcast by Norm Sherman. He'll typically do an intro; a Drabble, which is a reader submitted story of exactly 100 words; and, then an offbeat fiction story that has production values through the roof. What I love the most is this guy will pull together an original song for you if you make a big donation. The one after The Babel Probe (which is an insanely good sci fi story) was fantastic.

Skimmer.

DanB wrote:
I'm wondering why I haven't seen My Brother, My Brother, and Me here yet? I thought I found it through GWJ but not in this thread, I guess it could have been in another one.

Another vote for this one. Just started working through back episodes in blocks, and it's way better than I thought it was going to be. Genuinely amusing.

Since I was looking this thread up for Benticore, is anyone else having trouble downloading all of Well Told Tales? I deleted it, can't remember why any more, and now that I'm trying to redownload it, the downloads are horribly slow and fail randomly.

What podcasting software that isn't tied to a music player does everyone recommend?

Edwin wrote:
What podcasting software that isn't tied to a music player does everyone recommend?

Juice, but I assume you mean downloading and managing podcasts as opposed to making them.

I use Google Listen

Edit: Very nice shout out to GWJ in the most recent episode of Fear the Boot

I tried out a bunch of different programs, until I realized that all of them are slow, glitchy, poorly designed trash compared to subscribing to the RSS feed (I use Google Reader), manually downloading the files, and drag-and-dropping them into the proper folder on the mp3 player.

I don't think these have been mentioned yet:

Shift Run Stop - A geeky culture podcast that touches on everything from video-games to ufos, comedy and snacks.
Phill and Phil's Perfect 10 - "A random assortment of pointed musings plucked from a rather fetching hat - by messrs Jupitus and Wilding." Often hilarious, unbelievably sweary musing from comedian Phill Jupitus and radio producer/novellist/Welsh legend Phil Wilding
Rhod Gilbert's best bits - Highlights of comedian Rhod Gilberts Saturday morning radio show on BBC Wales
Collins and Herring - Highlights of the Collins and Herring show on BBC 6 music
Dr. Karl's triplej podcast - Science questions answered, or half answered by Dr. Karl.

Tanglebones wrote:
I use Google Listen

Edit: Very nice shout out to GWJ in the most recent episode of Fear the Boot

A million times this. It's really good.

Fear the Boot, what is it about?

FatConan wrote:
I don't think these have been mentioned yet:

Rhod Gilbert's best bits - Highlights of comedian Rhod Gilberts Saturday morning radio show on BBC Wales

Rhod Gilbert is very funny.

*Subscribes*

oMonarca wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
I use Google Listen

Edit: Very nice shout out to GWJ in the most recent episode of Fear the Boot

A million times this. It's really good.

Fear the Boot, what is it about?

That phrase would sound so much funnier if you were Canadian

It's a pen and paper role-playing game podcast. The most recent episode was talking about the difficulties in maintaining the habit, and the importance of having a community to fall back on; the GWJ WoW guild was mentioned very positively.

Hooo boy, The Age of Persuasion is fantastic. It's a podcast/radio show about advertising, and it's extremely well edited, thoughtful, and just all around cool to listen to. The last episode discussed Mad Men vs the real life advertising world, and it comes in bite sized half hour segments.

Seriously, I know it might sound boring, but give it a shot if you have some time and don't mind a little Canadiana.

http://www.cbc.ca/ageofpersuasion/

I just started listening to NPR's It's All Politics series/podcast which does a good job of covering politics in a fairly non-biased way. They approach the subject matter very much in the way of sports talk radio. Very interesting.

oMonarca wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
I use Google Listen

Edit: Very nice shout out to GWJ in the most recent episode of Fear the Boot

A million times this. It's really good.

I prefer BeyondPod to Listen. Only downside is it's not free, but I think it's worth considering.

Jonman wrote:
DanB wrote:
I'm wondering why I haven't seen My Brother, My Brother, and Me here yet? I thought I found it through GWJ but not in this thread, I guess it could have been in another one.

Another vote for this one. Just started working through back episodes in blocks, and it's way better than I thought it was going to be. Genuinely amusing.

Another vote for "Muhbimbam" as they like to pronounce their initials. I also highly recommend "Stop Podcasting Yourself" for comedy. It's a bit like Jordan! Jesse! Go! but with a more Canadian flavor.

Kite wrote:
Hooo boy, The Age of Persuasion is fantastic. It's a podcast/radio show about advertising, and it's extremely well edited, thoughtful, and just all around cool to listen to. The last episode discussed Mad Men vs the real life advertising world, and it comes in bite sized half hour segments.

Seriously, I know it might sound boring, but give it a shot if you have some time and don't mind a little Canadiana.

http://www.cbc.ca/ageofpersuasion/

Wow. That guy is desperate to look less Canadian than he is.

Just listening to an old episode of My Brother, My Brother and Me. Someone asked how best to set someone on fire. They replied, "First off they've got to be asleep. That's crucial. You'd be shocked at how quickly a motivated man can put out a fire."

Not sure why that made me laugh.

Higgledy wrote:
Just listening to an old episode of My Brother, My Brother and Me. Someone asked how best to set someone on fire. They replied, "First off they've got to be asleep. That's crucial. You'd be shocked at how quickly a motivated man can put out a fire."

Not sure why that made me laugh.

I just started listening to this about 3 weeks ago and so far they're the only podcast that's had me laugh so hard that I was literally in tears while driving to work. I never thought hearing guys talk about f***ing a goose could be so funny.

The Nerdist (http://www.nerdist.com/category/podcast/) with Chris Hardwick is a phenomenal podcast. Great guests. I just re-listened to the Jonathon Colton conversation yesterday. Really surprised this podcast hasn't gotten any love on the forums yet.

Kehama wrote:
I just started listening to this about 3 weeks ago and so far they're the only podcast that's had me laugh so hard that I was literally in tears while driving to work. I never thought hearing guys talk about f***ing a goose could be so funny.

WARNING ADVISORY: Do NOT listen to the Lovegoose episode while riding public transportation. Someone may call the police.

from nybooks.com: All Programs Considered has some interesting recommendations inside (and of course article itself is an interesting overview of new American radio)

This Developer's Life is pure win if you code.

WTF with Marc Maron. I may be biased, due to the fact I know Maron personally, but if you are looking for a entertaining, honest, and blunt view of the world, and great insights to the human experience, WTF is for you.