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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1410 on: October 29, 2018, 12:30:34 PM »
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1411 on: October 29, 2018, 03:15:50 PM »
For the past (?) couple of months (?) I've been listening to Professor Buzzkill. He debunks history myths. Very interesting and enjoyable. His intro music makes me want to shove a pencil in my ears, and Lady Buzzkill's fake British accent is offensive, and the promos in which he says that this or that historical figure was a fan of his podcast are an insult to his listeners. But once you skip through all that stinking pig shit and get to the content, it's a good show.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1412 on: October 29, 2018, 08:53:51 PM »
New NPR podcast "believed" about Larry Nassar is incredibly painful and fascinating. Only two episodes out so far but the second one was intense. Worth a listen if you're interested in how Nassar used his position to get away with it for so long.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1413 on: October 31, 2018, 05:33:13 AM »
The new season of Serial has been really good. As has Things You Missed in History Class.

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1414 on: October 31, 2018, 09:54:12 PM »
If anyone is an Earwolf junkie like me the Andy Daly Podcast, Teachers Lounge, and Threedom are now out from behind the dreaded paywall.

I'm not proud to admit 90% of my podcast listening at this point is improv comedy and old Chapo episodes.  To think that there was a time when I consumed 4+ science podcasts every week...

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1415 on: October 31, 2018, 10:42:29 PM »
I follow particular podcasts, not podcasting companies.

*sigh* I remember the time before podcasting was a commercial venture. Ah well.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1416 on: October 31, 2018, 11:52:25 PM »
Me too. I wish I'd taken note of the shows I listened to 12+ years ago. There were so many that faded away for lack of any meaningful business model to sustain them.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1417 on: November 01, 2018, 12:07:35 AM »
Me too. I wish I'd taken note of the shows I listened to 12+ years ago. There were so many that faded away for lack of any meaningful business model to sustain them.

It's got harder and harder for independent podcasters to stay viable in today's environment. It's easier (much easier) to break into video streaming.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1418 on: November 01, 2018, 10:56:11 PM »
From experience, the startup cost of podcasting is vastly smaller than the startup cost of video streaming. I'm not clear on how one business model is vastly better or worse than the other?
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1419 on: November 01, 2018, 11:21:56 PM »
From experience, the startup cost of podcasting is vastly smaller than the startup cost of video streaming. I'm not clear on how one business model is vastly better or worse than the other?

Because the podcasting business model today virtually requires the podcaster to either advertise heavily, or affiliate with a large podcasting company which will advertise for you. If you don't, you won't come to the top of search lists. All of the most popular podcasts today are professionally produced. There's no scope for an amateur to break into the market without a considerable outlay. The video streaming market is progressing in that direction, but there is still some space for amateurs.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1420 on: November 02, 2018, 07:01:28 PM »
Isn't that the case for video podcasts now? The real successful ones are sponsored by YouTube to a point. If you have a big following you get advertising money. When you get a large following you get pushed by YouTube more.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1421 on: November 04, 2018, 04:17:12 PM »
More and more every day. The scope for amateur content is shrinking.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1422 on: November 14, 2018, 08:24:01 PM »
If anyone is an Earwolf junkie like me the Andy Daly Podcast, Teachers Lounge, and Threedom are now out from behind the dreaded paywall.

The only Earwolf podcast I listen to is Cracked.

Right now, podcasts I listen to completely regularly:

SGU
Wait, Wait (NPR)

Podcasts I listen to somewhat regularly:

Cracked
Opening Arguments
Planet Money (NPR)
Twenty Thousand Hertz
Security Now(TWiT)
Common Sense - hasn't been active much lately

podcats in PocketCasts that I should listen to more:

Star Talk (Neil DeGrasse Tyson)
Talk Nerdy (Cara Santa-Maria)
Geologic Podcast
Welcome to Nightvale

used to be super-regular listener of the last two
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1423 on: November 16, 2018, 05:36:22 AM »
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Podcasts I listen to somewhat regularly:

Cracked
Opening Arguments
Planet Money (NPR)
Twenty Thousand Hertz
Security Now(TWiT)
Common Sense - hasn't been active much lately

I used to listen to Planet Money a lot.  Gotta get back into that.  Opening Arguments is probably my most regular listen these days... times being what they are!
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1424 on: November 16, 2018, 06:06:16 PM »
I listen to Fresh Air, which is basically a podcast version of a daily NPR show.

Yesterday's is really good:

<a href="https://www.npr.org/2018/11/15/668246818/the-russian-disinformation-playbook-exploit-tension-sow-chaos">

The Russian Disinformation Playbook: Exploit Tension, Sow Chaos : NPR</a>

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Fresh Air: The Russian Disinformation Playbook: Exploit Tension, Sow Chaos

A new video series by 'New York Times' reporter Adam Ellick explores Russia's role in spreading fake news, dating back to the '80s conspiracy theory that the AIDS virus was created by the U.S. military. Ellick also talks about the impact of Russian disinformation in the U.S. "This country is so split and divided that we're now using this Soviet disinformation playbook on ourselves."

I'm looking for the "Operation Infection" videos now.
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