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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1380 on: September 23, 2017, 01:53:53 PM »
    To add to the discussion of podcast apps:

    I've had iPhone since the 3GS. Ever since Apple announced iPhone 8/X I decided I'm switching to Android. I'm sick of being at the mercy of Apple when it comes to features on my phone.

    The new iOS update really sealed the deal for me. One of my concerns was that I use the Podcasts app so much, and I've had mixed experiences with Android podcast apps. The new iOS podcast app took away a lot of the conveniences and things I found great about the app. Super annoyed.
    • Podcasts are now bundled together and no longer in release order
    • Playing podcasts now requires at least 2 taps (for bundled podcasts it requires 3)
    • I can no longer see how long a podcast is in the list until I click into it or start playing it (I used to be able to glance down and say "I've got 20 minutes left in my commute, which podcast can I finish as I'm arriving at home").
    • "Mark as Played" and "Mark as Unplayed" are no longer options. I used these strategically when listening to podcasts.

    I'm sure there are more annoyances, and I'm sure at least a few of these have undiscovered solutions, but at the moment this all makes me feel more OK about making the switch. Podcasts are one of the things I use most consistently on my phone and since I'm already disrupted by this iOS update I may as well be fully disrupted.

    Anyone who listens to tons of podcasts (I'm guessing most people here) make the switch from iOS to Android and have any tips or recommendations?

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1381 on: September 26, 2017, 04:24:01 AM »
I've used a 3rd party app since always for podcasts (RSS Radio), so the updates haven't bothered me.

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1382 on: November 24, 2017, 02:08:59 PM »
I started a podcast, its not nearly as polished or dignified as most, but its what i could do.

We talk about true crime, mysteries, and horrors of reality.

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1383 on: March 07, 2018, 02:34:34 PM »
a16z -- A VC firm interviews interesting people about interesting topics concerning tech, culture and the future.  I've listened to a handful of episodes and they've been consistently very interesting and very nicely put together.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1384 on: June 12, 2018, 11:23:39 AM »
I have been following two fantastic podcasts lately:

There is Death in Ice Valley, a riveting investigation into the Isdal Woman, an unidentified, mysterious dead woman found in rural Norway in the 1970s.

Then there is Caliphate by Rukmini Callimachi of the New York Times, which is an astonishing insight into ISIS and probably the best serial podcast I have ever heard.

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1385 on: June 12, 2018, 11:33:52 AM »
I have been following two fantastic podcasts lately:

There is Death in Ice Valley, a riveting investigation into the Isdal Woman, an unidentified, mysterious dead woman found in rural Norway in the 1970s.

Then there is Caliphate by Rukmini Callimachi of the New York Times, which is an astonishing insight into ISIS and probably the best serial podcast I have ever heard.

Those sound great thanks - just added them to Pocket Casts... I need a break from politics.  There was another one named Caliphate by Muhammad somebody, but the NYT connection got me the right one.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1386 on: June 12, 2018, 11:42:26 AM »
Have I mentioned "You are Not so Smart"?  Probably my favorite skeptical podcast at the moment.  He does pretty deep dives on cognitive biases and the psychology research around them.

https://youarenotsosmart.com/

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1387 on: June 12, 2018, 04:25:00 PM »
Seconded.  It's damn good.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1388 on: June 12, 2018, 11:23:29 PM »
I don't think I've picked up any new ones recently, but I have been re-listening to the archive of The Adventure Zone's first "Balance" campaign.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1389 on: June 15, 2018, 06:26:20 PM »
Have I mentioned "You are Not so Smart"?  Probably my favorite skeptical podcast at the moment.  He does pretty deep dives on cognitive biases and the psychology research around them.

https://youarenotsosmart.com/

Based on your recommendation I just checked out this podcast. I chose episode 122 about tribal thinking in politics. Good stuff. Depressing, but good.

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1390 on: June 15, 2018, 09:47:42 PM »
Have I mentioned "You are Not so Smart"?  Probably my favorite skeptical podcast at the moment.  He does pretty deep dives on cognitive biases and the psychology research around them.

https://youarenotsosmart.com/

Based on your recommendation I just checked out this podcast. I chose episode 122 about tribal thinking in politics. Good stuff. Depressing, but good.

I've been into his work for quite a while. You may be interested in Spark (http://CBC.ca/spark). It is about the intersection of life and tech, but often touches on how we actually behave compared to how we think we behave. They did some on gamification a few years back, for example.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1391 on: June 16, 2018, 05:06:19 AM »
Revisionist History, Gladwell.  His latest is on point.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1392 on: June 16, 2018, 08:26:43 AM »
Revisionist History, Gladwell.  His latest is on point.
He's quite the storyteller.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1393 on: June 16, 2018, 09:13:11 AM »
I recently stumbled on a podcast I quite enjoy: Professor Buzzkill. He debunks history myths.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1394 on: July 02, 2018, 09:58:47 AM »
I have been following two fantastic podcasts lately:

There is Death in Ice Valley, a riveting investigation into the Isdal Woman, an unidentified, mysterious dead woman found in rural Norway in the 1970s.

Then there is Caliphate by Rukmini Callimachi of the New York Times, which is an astonishing insight into ISIS and probably the best serial podcast I have ever heard.

Another vote for Death in Ice Valley, I also started the pod cast about Benezir Bhutto, the assassination.

 

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