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Title: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gal G. on September 01, 2008, 06:32:19 PM
The SGU is number one on the list, of course! I remember that Steve has answered this question in one of the earlier episodes, but in the stormy world of podcasting, not many podcasts survive their first episodes. So, I thought it's about time we discuss it again  :)

1. The SGU (if it isn't number 1 on your list, what are you doing here?!)
...

What other podcasts do you enjoy listening to?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ole Eivind on September 01, 2008, 06:36:33 PM
Skeptoid
Quackcast
The Conspiracy Skeptic
The Non Prophets
Dogma Free America
Point of Inquiry
Skepticality
Astronomy cast
The Atheist Experience
+++

There are quite a few more.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Alex on September 01, 2008, 07:04:43 PM
SGU
This American Life
Radiolab
Sound Opinions
SGU 5X5
The Amateur Scientist podcast
Fact Or Fiction
Astronomycast
The Moth
Savage Love
Brainstuff
Dear Science

and more...
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Sabbie on September 01, 2008, 08:06:31 PM
Ok ok this should be easy...

1. SGU

...

Errr...

...

Oh yes!

2. SGU 5x5

Done.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Mr36 on September 01, 2008, 11:14:39 PM
besides SGU, I listen to QuackCast, Skeptoid, the Non-Prophets, Mr. Diety, and Hey, Shipwreck!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Dental_FlossTycoon on September 02, 2008, 12:35:37 AM
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on September 02, 2008, 01:36:04 AM
SGU
SGU 5x5
The Amazing Show starring James Randi
Astronomy Cast
Atheist Talk
Escape Pod
Librivox Poetry Podcast
The Onion Radio News
PodCastle
Psuedopod
Reasonable Doubts
Science Talk: The Podcast of SciAm
The Secret World Chronicle
Skepticality
Skeptoid
TEDTalks (video)
60 Second Psych
60 Second Science
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Identity 4 on September 02, 2008, 02:14:53 AM
SGU
AstronomyCast
Skepticality
Geologic
TWiT
MacBreak Weekly
Net @ Nite
Mugglecast  (hangs head in nerdy shame)
Smodcast
You Look Nice Today

-=Identity 4=-

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: serialfish on September 02, 2008, 11:43:46 AM
SGU
SGU 5x5
SModcast
Skeptoid
TWIT
pauldotcom.com security podcast
GQ Audio Podcast
Off the Hook
Diggnation
Totally Rad Show
NPR Movies
Rolling stone Movies with Peter Travers
Scam School
SYSTM
Pop Siren

That's about it.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Evil Eye on September 02, 2008, 11:49:29 AM
The Amateur Scientist Podcast
The Amazing Show Starring James Randi
Astronomycast
The Atheist Experience
Atheist Viewpoint
Atheist Talk
CERN - Large Hadron Collider Podcast
CJ's Skeptical World
Common Sense with Dan Carlin
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
The Conspiracy Skeptic
Earth and Environmental Systems Podcast
Explorations (Michio Kaku on WBAI NY)
Freethought Radio
hakrim
Humanist Network News
The Infidel Guy
Mindcore
Nova Science Now
NPR Science Friday
Point of Inquiry
Quackcast
Reason Driven Podcast
Reasonable Doubts Podcast
Science Talk - the Podcast of Scientific American
Skepticality
Skeptoid
Slacker Astronomy Podcast
Universe Today
60 Second Science

And of course - SGU 5X5 and SGU
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: JDCAce on September 02, 2008, 12:12:02 PM
I subscribe to, in order of importance to me, these podcasts (name[producer]):
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe [New England Skeptical Society]
Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena [Skeptoid.com]
Astronomy Cast [Universe Today]
Stuff You Should Know [HowStuffWorks.com]
The Skeptics' Guide 5x5 [New England Skeptical Society]
Grammar Girl's Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing [Quick & Dirty Now]
Virtual Magician's Video Podcast [Marco Tempest] - Unfortunately this podcast is dead
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on September 02, 2008, 01:52:29 PM
The SGU
Car Talk
Martin Bailey Photography Podcast
SGU 5x5
The Atheist Experience
Blast the Right
TWiP (This Week in Photography)
Real Time w/ Bill Maher (free audio of the TV show ...once the season starts again)


Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on September 02, 2008, 02:00:09 PM
SGU
SGU 5x5
Savage love
Twit
Security now
Buzz out loud
countdown with Keith obermen
Hardball
Astronomy cast
hard core history
Skepticallity
Skeptoid
The bugle
Amateur scientist
The None profits
Ninja warrior   (video)
Ted talks  (video)
This week in science
Market place


I am fortunate to be able to listen to podcast during most of my work day. 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ptenisnet on September 02, 2008, 02:34:16 PM
SGU (+ 5x5)
Material World
Astronomy Cast
Non-Prophets
TWIS
Skeptic Tank
In Our Time
Pat Condell's Godless Comedy
Atheist Experience
This Sporting Life (Roy & HG)
The Math Factor
All in the Mind
The Onion Radio News
Science with Dr Karl
Skepticality
Skeptoid

Not necessarily in that order, except definitely SGU 1st.
I have a fairly long commute, so the above keeps me going, but thanks for the pointers, guys.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on September 02, 2008, 02:51:56 PM
Not as many as you lot,

SGU
5x5
Astronomy Cast
The Amateur Scientist
Skeptech
Science In Action
Friday Night Comedy from Radio 4
Stephen Fry's PODgrams
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Belgarath on September 02, 2008, 03:34:17 PM
Speaking of which, the new Quackcast just downloaded.  Vitamin C wewt!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Evil Eye on September 02, 2008, 03:54:34 PM
I forgot to add Skeptech to my old list, as well as QuickandDirtyTips legal podcast
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on September 02, 2008, 09:49:14 PM
Interesting that only EE has Science Friday on his list.  It's bloody good.

I never miss my Guardian Science Weekly and Tech Weekly.

... and what??? nobody llistens to FFR?  How else do yo find out that both the US presidential candidates are willing to be interviewed in a church by a preacher (but not, it seeems in a lecture hall by a scientist)?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on September 02, 2008, 09:58:02 PM
Quote
Interesting that only EE has Science Friday on his list.  It's bloody good.

agreed, I normally catch it on NPR on my way home from work.  also I forgot a few

quackcast
point of inquiry
geologic podcast
security bytes
Intelligence squared
and real time with bill maher
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Evil Eye on September 02, 2008, 10:05:53 PM
Where the hell is NPR on the actual radio? I like alot of the shows.

If it's on AM I'm screwed. I don't have a radio with AM on it anymore.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on September 02, 2008, 10:08:29 PM
in the DC metro area its 88.5 FM, not sure what it is else where.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: serialfish on September 02, 2008, 10:30:59 PM
Does no one else listen to SModcast, Kevin Smith's podcast? It is the best podcast for laugh out loud brutal honesty and off-the-wall randomness.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Mike Farley on September 02, 2008, 11:07:39 PM
Current subscribed list...

The Amazing Show
Around Comics
The Atheist Experience
Battlestar Galactica Podcast
The Crankcast
The Devil and Me
iFanboy
iFanboy video
On the Page:Screenwriting
Skepticality
SGU 5x5
SGU
Smodcast
Wordballoon


Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: phoenixphire24 on September 03, 2008, 12:01:24 AM
Currently on my list:
Astronomycast
Atheist Experience
The Bugle (highly recommended for your humorous news needs)
Mugglecast
Onion Radio News
Pottercast (yes, I like Harry Potter, a lot)
Quackcast
Skeptech
SGU
SGU5x5
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Schlenkerb on September 03, 2008, 12:04:17 AM
Some of these I manually download...

Twit, Diggnation, The Totally Rad Show, Daily Giz Wiz, Macbreak weekly, midwest teen sex show, npr science friday, sgu, sgu 5x5, amateur scientist podcast, npr fresh air podcast(have it downloaded, but dont listen... lol), CRANKY GEEKS and.. I can't remember any more I usually watch/listen to.

But yeah, I've listened to wayyy more before.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on September 03, 2008, 03:22:32 AM
This week's Guardian Science Weekly is particularly good.  Homeopathy, quantum physics and happiness.  And here the panel don't always agree with one another.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/audio/2008/sep/01/science.weekly.podcast
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on September 03, 2008, 12:08:42 PM
In Alphabetical Order:
Apologia
Basic Brewing
Dogma
Escape pod
Freethought radio
The Infidel guy
Logically Critical             (No longer updated but it is awesome non the less)
MuggleCast                   (Go ahead give me shit for this one)
NPR: Science Friday
Point of Inquiry
Quackcast
The Reason Driven Podcast
Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American
Skepticality
The Skeptics Guide
Skeptoid
Truth-Driven Thinking      (No longer updated)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: phoenixphire24 on September 03, 2008, 01:37:03 PM
MuggleCast                   (Go ahead give me shit for this one)

Don't worry, there's at least 3 of us that listen to Mugglecast. I listen to Pottercast as well and used to listen to Snapecast, which isn't updated much. Yes, I am an uber-HP geek.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Hagge on September 03, 2008, 01:38:24 PM
I started listening to podcasts before iTunes has podcast support but how much etc has varied alot.

Once I listen/watch currently are:

- Apple Keynotes (downloads Steve Jobs' presentations a day late or so, interesting to watch since he's such a great speaker)
- Astronomy Cast (Listened to Slacker Astronomy when that was still around, Pamela Gay has a sexy voice and speaks awesomely about cool science)
- GigaOM show (on hiatus now but had potential during its first "season")
- Keith and The Girl (supposedly one of the biggest comedy/talkshow podcasts around - listened to them for a long time but not religiously, very funny at times. Quite explicit, think Howard Sternish (i think, never listened much to him))
- Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews (from the BBC, pretty good film reviews once a week)
- Skeptics Guide  (and 5X5) (of course, been my favourite ever since i was told about it by a friend)
- TEDTalks (very good presentations by some extremely intelligent and talented people, love it, always inspiring)
- Tekzilla (video podcast about tech and stuff, not very advanced but the hosts are fun and it's a nice thing to watch sunday mornings with my coffee)
- This Week in Science (Again, sexy voice talking science does it for me, Dr. Sanford is very fun)

Some of the podcasts i've listened to in the past:

- This Week in Tech (pretty good show from time to time but the panelists sometimes know less than I do about tech but try to sound credible and give stupid predictions which really goes on my nerves)
- Killer Innovations (the info is good but presented rather dryly and I didn't have time to listen anymore)
- Adam Curry's Daily Source Code (was fun info and discussion back when podcasting was new but got annoying fast with all the jingles and crap)

There are others but can't remember them off the top of my head, I've listened to a few episodes of Smodcast and alot of other podcasts but not really a steady listener of those.

Where do most of you listen to podcasts? I love listening to podcasts when traveling, first listening of Skeptics Guide is reserved for my weekly longer run - very good company. I also listen to podcasts when preparing food or sometimes just lying down and resting my eyes when coming home from somewhere.
 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Kayto on September 03, 2008, 02:02:48 PM
I think it's a really good idea to do a post like this every once in a while regardless of how many times it has come up in the past.

Every time we do lists like this, I find out about 10-20 podcasts to try.

I work alone. Listening to podcasts and audiobooks while I work helps to keep me sane.

I pasted together a couple of screen shots of my podcast list from work.

(http://www.scaredcricket.com/list.jpg)

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on September 03, 2008, 02:44:57 PM
I think it's a really good idea to do a post like this every once in a while regardless of how many times it has come up in the past.

Every time we do lists like this, I find out about 10-20 podcasts to try.

I work alone. Listening to podcasts and audiobooks while I work helps to keep me sane.

I pasted together a couple of screen shots of my podcast list from work.

(http://www.scaredcricket.com/list.jpg)

You are my new hero.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: NeilNeilOrangePeel on September 03, 2008, 02:46:12 PM
-SGU - obviously
-The Onion Vodcast
-RadioLab - can be a bit 'lah de dah' but worth listening to imho
-Nature Podcast - science news

BBC Stuff .. most BBC stuff isnt on at the moment..grr
-In our time - history mostly.
-Friday night comedy - very funny
-More or less - definitely worth listening to .. consider it the skeptics guide to math and statistics in the news.

ABC stuff (Australian content .. probably much of it is local stuff that is not interesting/'fast-forwardable' for foreigners)
- The Science Show - more science news
- The Philosopher's zone
- Ockham's Razor - short science news etc
- health report with Norman Swan - medical research news
- In conversation - science conversation, mostly just Australian stuff which is mostly inconsequential internationally.
- background briefing - in depth background to news stories
- late night live with Phillip Adams - kinda cookie old socialist interviewer with often very interesting interviews. not for those with short attention span but perhaps worth a try.
- media watch (vodcast) - investigates the media and the stories they covered during the week.. sort of a 'media skeptic' show. The stories themselves are probably not very interesting for foreigners but I think it is the sort of show that every country should have.
- catalyst (vodcast) 1/2 hr weekly science tv show, like Nova. - not available outside Australia (maybe with a proxy server)


.. I think thats all..

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: adr150 on September 03, 2008, 02:52:34 PM
-SGU
-SGU 5x5
-astronomy cast
-the naked scientist
-fresh air
-justice talking
-point of inquiry
-radio lab
-skeptech
-skeptoid (sometimes - i find his voice kinda annoying)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Hagge on September 03, 2008, 02:58:06 PM

-skeptoid (sometimes - i find his voice kinda annoying)


I subscribe to Skeptoid with a normal RSS-reader and read the transcript (which he has for all episodes) - faster and no need to listen to his rather monotonous voice. The information is really good but the presentation is abit lacking in the voice version.  (He was better in Here Be Dragons for instance http://herebedragonsmovie.com/ (http://herebedragonsmovie.com/))
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Schlenkerb on September 03, 2008, 03:07:04 PM
I think it's a really good idea to do a post like this every once in a while regardless of how many times it has come up in the past.

Every time we do lists like this, I find out about 10-20 podcasts to try.

I work alone. Listening to podcasts and audiobooks while I work helps to keep me sane.

I pasted together a couple of screen shots of my podcast list from work.

(http://www.scaredcricket.com/list.jpg)



What is it you do?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: JMX on September 03, 2008, 03:31:18 PM
I just recently started listening to The Skeptic's Guide, but for the past year I've been listening to http://www.nobodylikesonions.com/ (http://www.nobodylikesonions.com/). It's a comedy podcast which isn't for the faint of heart, but that's it really. I used to listen to the BBC 6 Music podcast with Russell Brand but I don't anymore.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on September 03, 2008, 03:36:14 PM
http://www.nobodylikesonions.com/ (http://www.nobodylikesonions.com/).

yoink.

itunes tagline: "it's like taking a cold shower in sarcasm."  <3
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Evil Eye on September 03, 2008, 03:41:28 PM
Oh... And not skeptical but fun...

No Control W/ Chuck - Metalocolypse & Metal News
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Kayto on September 04, 2008, 01:03:11 PM
I think it's a really good idea to do a post like this every once in a while regardless of how many times it has come up in the past.

Every time we do lists like this, I find out about 10-20 podcasts to try.

I work alone. Listening to podcasts and audiobooks while I work helps to keep me sane.

I pasted together a couple of screen shots of my podcast list from work.

(http://www.scaredcricket.com/list.jpg)





What is it you do?


I'm a Commercial Artist.
Mostly digital photo retouching for the automotive advertising.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ptenisnet on September 04, 2008, 01:04:49 PM
Absolutely! I don't want to bag your tastes, but get the good oil.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gal G. on September 05, 2008, 11:49:33 PM
Here are our favorite podcasts. Thanks to all the participants!  ;D
(SGU is excluded; the y-axis represents percentages; n=24).

(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4927/ourfavoritespodcastsob8.jpg)

Between us, we listen to more than 200 podcasts! However, if we only consider the podcasts that have at least 2 listeners among us, the number drops down to 54. The n-sample (number of people participating) was 24 (however, I have the data saved, so the "poll" is still open :)).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Evil Eye on September 06, 2008, 01:43:34 PM
I added the onion yesterday. So that's another person.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ptenisnet on September 06, 2008, 05:10:17 PM
Brilliant thread - thanks guys.
We have some converts converting other converts who are converting the original converts.
Surely true believers have a term for that.....?


Now, why is no-one else listening to Roy & HG yet.......
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: positivecontrol on September 10, 2008, 10:04:37 PM
SGU
AstronomyCast
This Week in Science
Futures in Biotech
the "update" podcasts from Science and Nature
Science & the City
The Diane Rehm Show
KCRW Left, Right, and Center
My History Can Beat Up Your Politics
Common Sense with Dan Carlin (Also, Carlin's Hard Core History)
History of Rome
Real Time with Bill Maher
APM Marketplace
Smart City
EscapePod
Pseudopod
X Minus One
This American Life
The Moth
Drinks with Larry and Lauren 
Legal Talk Network
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on September 10, 2008, 10:20:55 PM
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Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: positivecontrol on September 10, 2008, 11:39:37 PM
What ever happened to that new show Rebecca was going to do?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Hagge on September 11, 2008, 01:45:17 AM
What ever happened to that new show Rebecca was going to do?

Wasn't that a "real" radioshow? Don't think i've heard more from it but those things probably move slow as molasses so it might still be in the running (if it had happened i'm sure we would've heard more).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: celedhel on September 12, 2008, 02:14:19 AM
I wish I had all the time that most of you had to listen to that many frickin podcasts
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on September 12, 2008, 04:06:30 AM
I wish I had all the time that most of you had to listen to that many frickin podcasts

you could do a POI and a Guardian Science Weekly on a two hour bike ride with time to spare.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Kayto on September 12, 2008, 02:17:13 PM
I wish I had all the time that most of you had to listen to that many frickin podcasts

I listen at work... that's 40 hours per week (and sometimes more). Sometimes it seems like there are not enough podcasts!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: roger on September 12, 2008, 02:23:59 PM
A partial list:

Archeology Channel
Are We Alone?
Astronomy Cast
Book Review (NY Times)
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Groks Science Show
The Math Factor
NPR: CarTalk
NPR: Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
NPR: Science Friday
NPR: On Point
Point Of Inquiry
SGU
SGU 5x5
Slate Daily Podcast
This Week in Science
This American Life
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: roger on September 12, 2008, 02:26:48 PM
I wish I had all the time that most of you had to listen to that many frickin podcasts

When I'm traveling, I listen a lot on airplanes and in airports and driving rental cars and eating by myself in restaurants.  If I'm home, I listen while walking the dogs, cooking and commuting to work.  Either way, it's a good 3+ hours a day.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Evil Eye on September 12, 2008, 04:43:35 PM
I wish I had all the time that most of you had to listen to that many frickin podcasts

I listen on weekends all day, and also when I'm working when he real radio talk is "best-of". (ie - when they are on vacation)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: reed on September 12, 2008, 06:05:52 PM
What ever happened to that new show Rebecca was going to do?
This show?
http://skepchick.org/blog/?p=1598 (http://skepchick.org/blog/?p=1598)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on September 15, 2008, 02:45:06 AM
These are the "Darwin Lectures" recently given in NZ.  Maybe a little parochial but very good science lectures on evolution by NZ/Australian scientists.  I'm about to do my second listen.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/search?mode=results&queries_all_query=the+darwin+lectures
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeSmith on September 15, 2008, 03:00:49 AM
What ever happened to that new show Rebecca was going to do?
This show?
http://skepchick.org/blog/?p=1598 (http://skepchick.org/blog/?p=1598)


Wow, that sucks.  Was she ever going to mention that on the show?  Or did she?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on October 05, 2008, 05:57:19 PM
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Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: AccuJimmy on October 12, 2008, 05:46:34 PM
What ever happened to that new show Rebecca was going to do?
This show?
http://skepchick.org/blog/?p=1598 (http://skepchick.org/blog/?p=1598)


Wow, that sucks.  Was she ever going to mention that on the show?  Or did she?

What a bunch of crap. I really enjoyed that show and so did many others. It doesn't matter. She is awesome, she has an amazing voice, she's a little snot - someone is going to go "Oh, I can get rich with that gyrl." But even if that doesn't happen it sounds like she has plenty to keep her busy.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stands2reason on October 12, 2008, 07:07:29 PM
60-Second Psych
60-Second Science
Apologia
Buzz Out Loud from CNET
Car Tech podcast from CNET
Gadgettes from CNET
Geologic Podcast
NPR: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Podcast
QuackCast
Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American
Security Bites from CNET
Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena
The 404 from CNET
The Digital Home from CNET
The Real Deal from CNET
The Skeptics' Guide 5X5
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Thespis on October 13, 2008, 01:23:26 PM
SGU
5X5
60-Second Science
Buzz Out Loud (CNET)
Astronomy Cast
Car Tech (CNET)
Gadgettes (CNET)
The Real Deal (CNET)
MP3 Insider (CNET)
CNET News Podcast
Point of Inquiry
Filmspotting
All of the IGN gaming podcasts
Most of the IGN entertainment podcasts
TWIT
Windows Weekly
Scientific American's Science Talk
The Onion Radio News
Skeptech
Skepticality
The Skeptic Zone (http://www.skepticzone.tv)
Skeptoid
Atlanta Performs Podcast
Cranky Geeks
Techstuff
The Amateur Scientist

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: JBStrickland on October 13, 2008, 05:01:50 PM
Besides the SGU podcasts, here are some of the ones I catch:

CNet podcasts:
Buzz Out Loud
The Buzz Report
Loaded
Gadgettes

60-second Science

Coverville (all cover songs, and it's great)

This Week in Tech (TWiT)

The Onion podcasts (Video and Radio)

Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me

And then the podcasts from HowStuffWorks (my employer)
Stuff You Should Know
Fact or Fiction
TechStuff (this shouldn't count, I'm one of the hosts for this one)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on October 13, 2008, 05:40:16 PM

TechStuff (this shouldn't count, I'm one of the hosts for this one)


really? cool, I will check it out, I listen to most the others you listed and love the tech stuff. ( bad pun intended)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeSmith on October 13, 2008, 06:14:48 PM
Here's one I haven't seen in this thread.

It's especially good for New Mexicans, but could be enjoyed by anyone.

It's from the New Mexicans for Science and Reason (NMSR).  It's cool.

"NMSR Science Watch," it's called. 

http://web.mac.com/nmsrorg/scienceWatch/Home.html
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Thomas Ardai on October 13, 2008, 08:17:46 PM
I don't see a point in giving the whole list, since most of them were already mentioned and IMO exploring new podcasts is the only reason such topics are useful  :P so here's a bunch I didn't see here, random order:

The Naked Scientists (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/naked_scientists_podcast.xml)
"The Naked Scientists - interactive science, medicine and technology weekly live radio show with Cambridge University's Dr Chris Smith. We strip down science and lay the facts bare answering your science questions, interviewing top scientists and catching up with the latest top science news stories."

The Science Show (http://www.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/feeds/science.xml)
"RN's science flagship: your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery. The Science Show with Robyn Williams is one of the longest running programs on Australian radio."

CBC Radio: Quirks & Quarks (http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/includes/quirks.xml)
"Join host  Bob McDonald  each week to find out the latest in science, technology, medicine and the environment. We cover every aspect of science, from the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom...and everything in between."

Science@NASA (http://science.nasa.gov/podcast.xml)
"The Science and Technology Directorate at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center sponsors the Science@NASA web sites. The mission of Science@NASA is to help the public understand how exciting NASA research is and to help NASA scientists fulfill their outreach responsibilities."

Astronomy a Go Go! (http://astronomy.libsyn.com/rss)
"In the car, at work or under the night time sky astronomy goes where you go!"

The Economist (http://feeds.feedburner.com/economist/audio_all)
"Audio content from The Economist magazine, including interviews with journalists and experts on world politics, business, finance, economics, science, technology, culture and the arts."

Science Magazine Podcast (http://www.sciencemag.org/rss/podcast.xml)     
"Periodic audiocasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary."

TEDTalks (http://feeds.feedburner.com/TEDTalks_audio)
"Each year,  the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference hosts some of the world's most fascinating people: Trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses. These podcasts capture the most extraordinary presentations delivered from the TED stage."

And one vodcast:
Hubblecast (http://www.spacetelescope.org/rss/vodcast.xml)
Hubblecast HD (http://www.spacetelescope.org/rss/vodcasthd.xml)
Hubblecast Full HD (http://www.spacetelescope.org/rss/vodcastfullhd.xml)
"The latest news about astronomy, space, and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope"
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on October 16, 2008, 08:30:17 PM
JB, good job with tech stuff, I enjoyed the virtual reality episode and forgot how it used to be hyped as the be all end of games, training and entertainment. Keep it up.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: parallellines on October 17, 2008, 02:16:32 AM
5x5
Astronomy Cast
Quack Cast
Quirks and Quarks
Q With Gion Gomeshi


That's it right now.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: mgpenguin on October 19, 2008, 12:18:17 AM
I subscribe to far too many podcasts, so these are the ones I actually listen to (or watch):
Astronomy Cast
Diggnation
QuackCast
Scott Sigler Audiobooks
5x5
SGU
SModcast
Wine Library TV
Occasionally TWIS, but not often anymore. Too much content, too little time.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: JBStrickland on October 23, 2008, 04:16:56 PM
JB, good job with tech stuff, I enjoyed the virtual reality episode and forgot how it used to be hyped as the be all end of games, training and entertainment. Keep it up.

Thanks! We usually have fun doing them, although we tend to dread them all the way up to the moment our producer hits "Record."
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: reevesAstronomy on November 11, 2008, 09:17:31 PM
-AstronomyCast!
-The Skeptics Guide to the Universe - Go skeptics!
-The MacCast
-CBC Radio: Quirks and Quarks
-The Feed
-Found some BadAstronomy : Q &BA
-Soon to be: 365 Days of Astronomy

Keep the great podcasts coming!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: mcmlvi88 on November 14, 2008, 04:09:24 PM
- SGU and 5x5
- Hearing Voices
- Only a Game
- Prairie Home Companion/Writer's Almanac
- Hubblecast
- National Geographic Video
- Nova Vodcast
- ESPN Baseball and Football
- Bloomberg Bootcamp
- EarthSky

Just added Astronomycast too.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Zeno Izen on November 15, 2008, 06:09:56 PM
Anyone mention Dan Carlin's two podcasts yet?

http://www.dancarlin.com/

One deals with history and the other current events. 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: matt346 on November 15, 2008, 11:03:27 PM
I subscribe to 164 different podcasts. I've been listening about 35 - 40 hours a week for the last year but so far I've only had time to listen to the following podcasts: (the ones with an asterisk are the ones I consider the best of the best. SGU is my favourite by the way)

Skeptical podcasts:
- SGU and SGU 5*5 *
- The Amazing Show starring James Randi
- The Conspiracy Skeptic
- The Course of Reason
- Here's Why
- A Moment in Reason
- Quackcast
- Skeptech
- A Skeptic Moment
- The Skeptic Overview
- The Skeptic Tank
- The Skeptic Zone
- Skepticality
- Skeptoid *
- Truth Driven Thinking

Atheist/Freethought podcasts:
- Atheist Experience *
- Atheist Talk
- Atheist Viewpoint
- A Christian and an Atheist
- The Debate Hour *
- Dogma Free America *
- Freethought Radio *
- Godless Heathen Podcast
- The Good Atheist
- Humanist Network News
- The Infidel Guy Show *
- Mr Deity
- No Gods, No Guilt
- The Non-Prophets *
- Point of Inquiry *
- The Reason Driven Podcast
- Reasonable Doubts

Other podcasts:
- Astronomy Cast
- Bad Astronomy
- Quirks & Quirks
- Common Sense with Dan Carlin
- Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
- Dr Karl on Triple J
- Dr Karl and the Naked Scientist
- Dr Karl's Great Moments in Science
- Great Speeches in History
- The Inoculated Mind
- NASACast Audio
- The Onion Radio News
- StarStuff
- This American Life *

Most of the other ones I subscribe to but haven't heard yet are either Science or History podcasts, with a few philosophy and other types thrown in. I'm lucky in being able to listen to my iPod most of the day at work, plus while I'm driving to and from work, doing the dishes etc.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: melorant on November 21, 2008, 05:15:39 AM
I have about 40 feeds but relevant podcasts include:
The Geologic Podcast
Skepticality
SGU
SGU 5X5
Skeptoid
Freethought Radio (not strictly a podcast)
Penn Says
The Amazing Show with James Randi
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Mark7300 on November 21, 2008, 05:19:16 AM
Tedtalks
Buzz out Loud - CNET podcast
BBC 5 Live - Mark Kermode movie reviews
Dan Carlin's hard core history
Friday night comedy from BBC radio 4
From our own correspondent BBC radio 4
Gadgettes - CNET
Quackcast
Science weekly from the Guardian
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Mr. Marburg on November 24, 2008, 03:13:51 AM
Among others...

SGU
SGU 5X5
The Amateur Scientist Podcast
Quackcast
Pseudopod
Escape Pod
Nest of Vipers (now defunct)
Radio Schizo (semi-defunct)
Paperbag Radio

..and now adding a few I saw posted in this thread
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: CheeseMagnet on November 27, 2008, 02:57:20 PM
   A heaping buttload of thanks to all for loading me up
with podcasts to put in the ol' rss jobber-e-doo.
   It keeps the 'voices' from getting riled up when I
don't have an SGU or 5x5 to keep them in check.
RR
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: KarenX on December 24, 2008, 02:56:41 PM
I never miss an episode of:

Are We Alone?
AstronomyCast
Battlestar Galactica (Ron Moore version)
Dar Carlin's Hardcore History
In Our Time
Lost: The Transmission
LOSTCasts
The Naked Scientists
The Office Alliance
QuackCast
The Skeptic's Guide
That's What She Said!
Thinking Allowed
Radio Lab

I'm subscribed to these podcasts, but listen on a per-episode basis:

Science Friday
Point of Inquiry (it gets repetitive and tedious)
This American Life

I would just like to say that I listened yesterday to the American Life podcast "Heretic" and it was an unbelievably good piece of radio. I strongly recommend this episode. It was inspiring, and sad, and fascinating, and interesting to see just what a college education and some smarts does to even wacky preachers--eventually.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on December 24, 2008, 11:31:33 PM
In Our Time (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/iot/)
Guardian Science Weekly (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/series/science)
Forum - A World of Ideas (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/forum/)
SGU (http://www.theskepticsguide.org/) & SGU 5x5 (http://www.theskepticsguide.org/5x5/index.asp)
Material World (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/material/)
Science In Action (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/scia/)
Digital Planet (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/digitalp/)
CounterSpin (http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=5)
SModcast (http://www.quickstopentertainment.com/category/smodcast/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on January 05, 2009, 02:42:06 PM
I wanted to post this just so I could email this post to Neutral Milk.

TSOYA interviews Chris Onstad, creator of "Achewood" (http://media.libsyn.com/media/tsoyaradio/TSOYA_090106b.mp3) (mp3)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Neutral Milk on January 05, 2009, 03:16:41 PM
Heh. Score!

I'll check this out as soon as I get a chance. Thanks!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: reevesAstronomy on January 05, 2009, 04:17:03 PM
365 days of astronomy is a good new one.  One new episode every day.  Every episode is done by a different person who decided to sponsor that day for $25. http://365daysofastronomy.org/ (http://365daysofastronomy.org/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on January 05, 2009, 05:04:22 PM
I am enjoying a six part earth science series produced by Radio New Zealand at the moment.  A little parochial but it's real science.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/earthworks
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Alan on January 06, 2009, 06:34:15 PM
On top of SGU and 5X5, I listen to Bidentification and the Bruiser Chronicles.

Both of those other ones are no longer alive.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: onekatietwo on January 08, 2009, 09:28:40 PM
I'm waaaaay into paranormal stuff and my favorite podcast after SGU (maybe even BEFORE sgu!) is Hometown Tales.

I've also recently started listening to the Paracast which is the most fucking absurd, weird thing ever. These people are nuts. It's awesome.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: evilgus on January 19, 2009, 12:27:16 AM
Adam and Joe
The Bugle
Collings and Herrin
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Escape Pod
Geologic Podcast
Keith and the Girl
Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo
Nobody Likes Onions
NPR:Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
Ricky Gervais
Science Weekly
Skepchick
SGU
Smodcast
Stephen Fry
Tech Weekly
Uhh Yeah Dude
You Look Nice Today
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: silentguy13 on January 21, 2009, 06:37:59 PM
In no particular order:
-The skeptics guide to the universe
-The skeptics guide 5x5
-The Amazing show
-Skepticality
-Skeptoid
-Nature podcast
-NOVA scienceNOW
-Science@NASA feature stories
-Science talk; the podcast of scientific american
-60-second science
-science update podcast
-Science Times podcast
-Gamespot presents the Hotspot
-IGN Nintendo voice chat podcast
-IGN podcast beyond
-IGN Three red lights
-PC gamer podcast
-The wiire podcast
-1UP yours (sadly no more TT)
-Game theory podcast
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Arik on January 25, 2009, 04:09:37 AM

All of them can be found on iTunes.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: iszi on January 28, 2009, 05:24:18 AM
SGU
SGU 5x5
Skeptoid
Stephen Fry's Podgrams
Skepticality
MSNBC Countdown
Friday night comedy - BBC Radio 4
Penn Says
The Perfect Ten (phill and phil)
The Bugle
Sundays Supplement


Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on January 28, 2009, 10:01:22 AM
Iszi, you listen to your own podcast? Really?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ricree on January 29, 2009, 09:46:15 AM
Astronomy Cast
SGU
Nature Podcast
History of Rome Podcast

Used to listen to:
Gaming Steve (no longer updated)
The Naked Scientists
Infidel Guy
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Nick Begovich on January 30, 2009, 05:08:47 PM
The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe
The Geekbox
The Geologic Podcast
NPR's Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Rebel FM
SModcast

That's my list at the moment, because I've not been using my own computer to get podcasts. I also listen to Skeptoid and This I Believe, among others. But the list above is what I've been getting lately.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Mr. Marburg on January 31, 2009, 05:02:48 PM
I can't seem to find who from this forum recommended the Vomitus Prime (http://vomitusprime.com/) podcast, but thank you! I was enlisted to design the the new shirt for the show which I feel obliged to pimp(link (http://www.vomitusprime.com/store/store.html))

larger view:
(http://i42.tinypic.com/eu10yt.png)

That and the whole cringe network family of podcasts are just good entertainment if you like low brow and anecdotal humor (not to mention audience participation, if you have the time).

weeeeeee

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: spatakani on February 03, 2009, 10:33:22 AM
Audio
- ABC Fora TV
- Australia Talks
- Background Briefing
- Conspiracy Skeptic
- Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
- Discovery
- BBC Documentaries
- The Economist
- Friday Night Comedy from BBC radio 4
- BBC's From our own correspondent
- Gamers with jobs conference call
- The history of Rome
- SGU
- Thinking Allowed
- TPN - Father Bob
- Triple J - Sunday night Safran

Video
- Best ads on TV
- Catalyst
- Insight
- Media Watch
- Pokemon the Abridged series
- Sailor Moon: Abridged

There are a couple of others i need to get again after last formatting (just recently) and such.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Schottky90 on February 05, 2009, 02:16:07 PM
1. SGU
2. Astronomy Cast
3. Geologic Podcast
4. The Amazing show
5. Hubblecast Full HD
6. SGU 5x5
7. Tiki Bar
8. Ask a Ninja
9. Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
10. Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!
11. The Official LOST Podcast
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: JamesTate on February 16, 2009, 08:54:00 PM
SGU
The now lost EGM
DnD PodCast
The James Randi Show starring THE AMAZING JAMES RANDI!
SGU 5x5
SciAmi Podcast
Penn Says (Watch this on youtube now)
Ask a Ninja
Yugioh: The Abridge Series

There a few others Parapodcast That I try my best to work through. One I had to turn off when it said that Aliens and UFO are related to Atlantis.  :-\
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Motor Holmes on February 16, 2009, 09:19:28 PM
A lot of the podcasts I listen have already been listed numerous times. Here's two podcasts I haven't seen in anyone's lists. They both deal with Archaeology in case the names didn't give it away.

Archaeology Channel - Audio News from Archaeologica
Stone Pages Archaeo News

Evolution 101 was a good podcast when it was around.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Alan on February 17, 2009, 01:35:07 AM

- TPN - Father Bob
- Triple J - Sunday night Safran
You were probably a fan of Speaking in Tongues? :)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: spatakani on February 17, 2009, 01:58:33 AM

- TPN - Father Bob
- Triple J - Sunday night Safran
You were probably a fan of Speaking in Tongues? :)

i saw a bit of it. i enjoyed what i saw. i can fairly forgetful about keeping up with such things though.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Alan on February 17, 2009, 02:27:03 AM
They're available here. The first episode is at the bottom. Some are listed twice for some reason.

http://www.podcastdirectory.com/podcasts/12211

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: KarenX on February 17, 2009, 02:36:47 AM
Parapodcast That I try my best to work through. One I had to turn off when it said that Aliens and UFO are related to Atlantis.  :-\

That is precisely when I would turn such a thing on.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: JamesTate on February 17, 2009, 03:56:49 AM
Parapodcast That I try my best to work through. One I had to turn off when it said that Aliens and UFO are related to Atlantis.  :-\

That is precisely when I would turn such a thing on.

It was how they treated it like "Oh EM GEE That awesome." Gotham has more evidence for it then Atlantis. Let alone that they are both fictional.

I did get through it, in small chunks.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on February 18, 2009, 04:01:42 PM
SGU
Quackcast
BrainsMatter
AstronomyCast
Skepticality
Atheist Talk
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: CPrompt on February 23, 2009, 09:00:55 PM
1.  Discovery Channel
2.  Hacker Public Radio
3.  Linux Basement
4.  Linux Outlaws
5.  Lotta Linux Links
6.  Python411
7.  Skepticality
8.  Slice of Sci-Fi
9.  SGU
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on February 23, 2009, 10:13:45 PM
Both SGU (duh)
Skpeticality
Dogma Free America
Reasonable Doubts
Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.

A new one that I really enjoy is LSAT Logic in Everyday Life


Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Rai on February 24, 2009, 05:03:53 AM
Well:

SGU
Arts and Ideas (BBC)
BBC History Magazine
From Our Own Correspondent (BBC)
John Cleese Podcast
Nature Podcast
Magnum in Motion video podcasts (from the magnum photo agency)
RTÉ Documentary on One (the best documentary podcast ever. Great themes, quality and accents)
Scientific American Podcast
Skeptoid
Sthephen Fry's Podgrams
Thinking Allowed (BBC)

I'm sorely missing The Chaser's War on Everything vodcast and the Best of Natural History Radio BBC podcast.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: spatakani on February 24, 2009, 05:27:32 AM
I'm sorely missing The Chaser's War on Everything vodcast

i infrequently lurk on their website (http://www.chaser.com.au (http://www.chaser.com.au)) (not very much for the past few months, though) and i'm reasonably sure its coming back this year sometime.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Henning on March 17, 2009, 12:22:50 AM
Adam Carolla's back online doing a DAILY podcast. They're frequently hilarious.
Aisha Tyler, DAG, and Dana Gould have been some of the great guests so far.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: sketchy on March 27, 2009, 11:55:04 PM
Hardcore history with Dan Carlin

This is the most entertainig/educational podcas I have EVER heard.  every episode is good., I highly recommend it to anyone with the slightest interest in history.

He makes the drudgery that was college history fascinating.  he takes into consideration what is not described in the history texts and explains it to make is seem much more real.  like what is must have been like to be on the receiving side of an elephant infantry charge in a battlefield.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on April 02, 2009, 10:36:27 PM
Hardcore history with Dan Carlin

This is the most entertainig/educational podcas I have EVER heard.  every episode is good., I highly recommend it to anyone with the slightest interest in history.

He makes the drudgery that was college history fascinating.  he takes into consideration what is not described in the history texts and explains it to make is seem much more real.  like what is must have been like to be on the receiving side of an elephant infantry charge in a battlefield.

Unfortunaly, he puts them out, like, six months apart.

If you just can't get enough history, there's also "Stuff You Missed in History Class."
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: AxeGrrl on April 03, 2009, 05:09:40 AM
Adam Carolla's back online doing a DAILY podcast. They're frequently hilarious.
Aisha Tyler, DAG, and Dana Gould have been some of the great guests so far.


Yay:)  I really enjoy Corolla......I hope he has Kathy Griffin on sometime soon:)  I know she's not everyone's cup of tea, but I'm telling you, the two of them together are like a workshop on male/female comic interplay (dig up the old episodes of Loveline with her guesting)   You can tell he really respects her as a comedian, and they interact with the ease/timing that people who've been working together for ages have......


http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/v2cT6heqCDM
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Hunting_Bears on April 04, 2009, 09:41:23 PM
SGU
Common Sense with Dan Carlin
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History (it's like Christmas when these come out)
Earth & Environmental Systems Podcast
Skeptoid
Skeptiko (just doing my bit to follow the data wherever it leads)
This American Life
Slate Magazine Gabfests
From Our Own Correspondent (BBC)
The Agenda with Steve Paikin (TVO)
Point of Inquiry
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: rmcbride on April 06, 2009, 07:13:57 AM
SGU
SGU 5x5
Democracy Now
Bill Moyers Journal
Skeptoid
Real Time w/ Bill Maher
NPR talk of the nation
NPR the Diane Rheim show
NPR the Kojo Namdi Show
A Prarie Home Companion
Bad Astronomy
Evolution 101 (dead)
Logically Critical (dead)
The Big Bang and Creationism (dead)
The Drinking Gourd
wzen.org
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on April 08, 2009, 11:45:27 PM
The Infidel Guy

does that count?

I haven't been able to find anything new from him, free (i.e., podcast), in a year or two.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on April 08, 2009, 11:54:28 PM
Are We Alone?

glad to see someone else listens to this. they do some really great shows (and Seth has really grown on me  :D)

SETI's Are We Alone?, science and skepticism podcast ...the full title and tagline might make them sound a bit more appealing to this audience (otherwise it sounds like 'ufo nut podcast')
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on April 09, 2009, 12:00:02 AM
The Official LOST Podcast

oh nice! I forget about these guys.
new season just started, I better chase this up again!!!  8)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on April 09, 2009, 12:08:14 AM
in rough order of fondness...

Philosophy Bites*
The Non Prophets
Point of Inquiry*
The Atheist Experience*
SGU*
SETI's Are We Alone?*
The Philosophy Podcast
Philosophy Classics
Skeptoid
Freethought Radio*
Zencast
SGU 5X5
Skepticality*
Legal Lad (from QuickandDirtyTips)
Brain Science*
Here on Earth*
Evolution 101
PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

*interview based format


I'm really shocked not A SINGLE PERSON mentioned Philosophy Bites!

It's easily the most content-packed show of all the podcasts I listen to (I seriously wouldn't be surprised if their 10-20 minute shows were the result of a 1-2 hour interview edited down to nothing but the best parts, it's that solid)

of all the podcasts I love, this is the one I'd most highly recommend.

I know you guys are all more of the hard science preference, but if there is only one philosophy show (in contrast to mere humanist dogmatism, which seems to be popular) you'll give a listen to, make it this one!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: rmcbride on April 09, 2009, 08:02:34 AM
Quote
n rough order of fondness...

Philosophy Bites*
The Non Prophets
Point of Inquiry*
The Atheist Experience*
SGU*
SETI's Are We Alone?*
The Philosophy Podcast
Philosophy Classics
Skeptoid
Freethought Radio*
Zencast
SGU 5X5
Skepticality*
Legal Lad (from QuickandDirtyTips)
Brain Science*
Here on Earth*
Evolution 101
PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly


Would have put Zencast on my list except that it's on my sometimes list.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: abkaiser on April 15, 2009, 10:44:39 AM
I have a lot of overlap with previous ones mentioned, but I also want to make special mention of:

Brains Matter - http://www.brainsmatter.com/ (http://www.brainsmatter.com/) - A very smart guy interviews very smart people. Goes deep into science topics (recent episodes were two-part podcasts on binary star systems). Think of it as Science Friday, only much more in-depth.

Digital Bits Skeptic - http://www.dbskeptic.com/ (http://www.dbskeptic.com/) - Disclaimer - I run this site. I only write a small portion of the episodes, but there still may be some bias. :)

PodioBooks - http://www.podiobooks.com/ (http://www.podiobooks.com/) - If you want free audio books, go here. Massive collection. Some stink. Some are pretty darn good (I'll recommend starting with "Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword" - great story, production and reader talent.

Andy
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: mcmlvi88 on April 22, 2009, 09:08:12 PM
Anyone from the New York area might remember the Radiochick from WNEW, Q104, Sirius or Free-FM. She's funny, witty and very entertaining. Check out her podcasts here.

http://www.theradiochick.com/podcasts.php (http://www.theradiochick.com/podcasts.php)


Also, very funny, Adam Carolla's podcast at:

http://carollaradio.com/2009/ (http://carollaradio.com/2009/)



Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Jonzard on April 23, 2009, 01:48:28 PM
I'm really shocked not A SINGLE PERSON mentioned Philosophy Bites!

It's easily the most content-packed show of all the podcasts I listen to (I seriously wouldn't be surprised if their 10-20 minute shows were the result of a 1-2 hour interview edited down to nothing but the best parts, it's that solid)

of all the podcasts I love, this is the one I'd most highly recommend.

I know you guys are all more of the hard science preference, but if there is only one philosophy show (in contrast to mere humanist dogmatism, which seems to be popular) you'll give a listen to, make it this one!

Thanks, this is exactly what I have been looking for.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on April 23, 2009, 04:04:10 PM
I've posted more earlier in this thread but 2 newish skeptical podcast I've been enjoying are

cosmic tea party (http://www.cosmicteaparty.org/About_us.htm)

the pseudo scientist (http://www.youngausskeptics.com/) (well this one comes up as both the pseudo scientist and the young Australian skeptics, not sure witch one is right but its worth checking out.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ah.hell on April 23, 2009, 04:16:13 PM
Hardcore history with Dan Carlin

This is the most entertainig/educational podcas I have EVER heard.  every episode is good., I highly recommend it to anyone with the slightest interest in history.

He makes the drudgery that was college history fascinating.  he takes into consideration what is not described in the history texts and explains it to make is seem much more real.  like what is must have been like to be on the receiving side of an elephant infantry charge in a battlefield.

Unfortunaly, he puts them out, like, six months apart.

If you just can't get enough history, there's also "Stuff You Missed in History Class."

Dan Carlin's presentation is great if infrequent, his stuff on the Punic Wars got me listening to the "History of Rome" by Mike Duncan.  I also listen to the "stuff you missed in history class".
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Alan on May 23, 2009, 03:19:15 AM
Ones that I listen to that are still alive:
The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe
The Pseudo Scientists
The Skeptic Zone
Geologic Podcast

and most recently, Kinsey Confidential. http://www.kinseyconfidential.org/category/kinsey-confidential-podcast/

the pseudo scientist (http://www.youngausskeptics.com/) (well this one comes up as both the pseudo scientist and the young Australian skeptics, not sure witch one is right but its worth checking out.
"The Pseudo Scientists" is the name of the show and the Young Australian Skeptics is the name of the group that make it. It's a fun podcast. Some of the pseudoscience hits a bit too close to home because I live in the city it's made. And the uni I studied at is right next to one place where they do the "On the Street" segment.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stands2reason on May 23, 2009, 10:32:25 AM
Some new podcasts that I'm listening to:

Cato Daily Podcast  ;D
Chariots of Iron (about two degrees of separation from Apologia)
IGN Game Scoop
Inside CNET Labs Podcast (funny Vietnamese guy with some cool stories, and interesting stuff from two tech journalists)
NPR: Planet Money
Persiflagers Infectious Disease Puscast (done by Mark Crislip)
PIMCO Investment Outlook
Polyschizmatic Reprobates Hour
Reasonable Doubts Podcast
Seoul Survivors (discontinued, but it's still in the list as of now as I'm still listening to it)
Sessions with Slau
Skeptech
The Conspiracy Skeptic
The Infidelguy Show
WNYC: Financial 411 (5 minutes not every day)
WNYC: Radio Lab
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: KarenX on May 27, 2009, 11:11:27 PM
I admit upfront that I am an almost completely frivolous person. These past few years I have discovered a love for TV that I never knew was possible. For the past year or so I've been reading a blog called "The House Next Door" fairly regularly, and now one of the regular contributors has started up a podcast called "TV on the Internet" and it is great. They've done about twelve episodes so far, but I'm starting from the beginning, and the way they talk about TV is more than just how much they loved or hated something. They discuss pilot selection strategies, shows that are coming up next year, how the networks plan television blocks, what they've loved seeing, who's in stuff... I'm riveted. There are shows I've never heard of that I am still interested in hearing about, and they have me so excited for what the Fall 2009 season could be.

TV on the Internet (http://www.thehousenextdooronline.com/2009/05/tv-on-internet-episodes-1-through-8.html)

I just had to share.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on May 30, 2009, 12:51:38 PM
Ok obviously my fault for not being a part of this thread, but since I don't like to blame myself for things how the hell have you people not told me about the reality check podcast. OMG. SGU has competition. Very good, very very good.

http://www.ottawaskeptics.org/
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Moon Police on May 30, 2009, 05:03:55 PM
Ok obviously my fault for not being a part of this thread, but since I don't like to blame myself for things how the hell have you people not told me about the reality check podcast. OMG. SGU has competition. Very good, very very good.

http://www.ottawaskeptics.org/

I mentioned this in one of the Skeptical Podcasts threads.

http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/index.php/topic,19452.0.html

I'm a big fan.

I think they even alluded to something I said in their latest podcast.

They mentioned how some people think they actually hate freedom. Which I had joked about in the above mentioned thread.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: mrgrammar on May 30, 2009, 05:23:18 PM
I like Stuff You Should Know as well however they do tend to make basic science mistakes and seem like they like the woo a little to much. I like books on Libravox.org, Classic Poetry Aloud and of course Dan Carlin's hard core history. I used to listen to his political rants as well but I found I liked listening to other stuff more and don't have enough time for that podcast. Of course The Skeptics Guide is always the first thing I listen to either on Sunday or Monday.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on June 02, 2009, 09:30:13 AM
http://thehistoryofrome.blogspot.com/

If you like Dan Carlin's Hardcore History and the Roman Empire the History of Rome with Mike Duncan has been great so far.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on June 02, 2009, 09:44:26 AM
Roz Savage just set off on the second leg of her voyage to become the first woman to row across the Pacific. http://www.rozsavage.com/ (http://www.rozsavage.com/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on June 02, 2009, 11:10:32 AM
http://thehistoryofrome.blogspot.com/

If you like Dan Carlin's Hardcore History and the Roman Empire the History of Rome with Mike Duncan has been great so far.

Carlin's voice and demeanor annoy the hell out of me.
I just can't listen to him anymore.

My fave is the Amateur Scientist Podcast (http://www.amateurscientist.org/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Joe B on June 04, 2009, 02:27:10 PM
My 17 Podcast Subscriptions, Lots of Sports and Science.

The Adam Carolla Podcast
Atheists Talk
ESPN:The B.S. Report
The Fantasy Football Guys
House Of Punte: the KSK Podcast
NPR: On Science
NPR: Science Friday
NPR: Story of the Day
The Onion Radio News
On the DL with Dan Levy
Pro-Football-Reference.com Podcast
QuackCast
Savage Love Podcast
NY Time: Science Times
Skepticality
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
18 Plays Podcast
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Karyn on June 04, 2009, 02:45:33 PM
I don't recall seeing Econtalk out there anywhere, so I'm going to pimp it here.  They sorta have a libertarian bent, but it's not obnoxious, and they do have non-libertarians on for interviews which make for interesting discussion if you don't hold too closely to any one economic ideology (like me)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ricree on June 05, 2009, 03:36:41 AM
I've posted in this thread before, but here's what I'm currently listening to:


The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe (http://theskepticsguide.org/) (what a shock)
Astronomy Cast (http://www.astronomycast.com/)
The History of Rome (http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/)
Hak5 (http://www.hak5.org/)(video)
Stack Overflow Podcast (http://blog.stackoverflow.com/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: TheBoneOrchard on June 06, 2009, 03:57:49 AM
Skeptics' Guide
Skeptics' Guide 5x5
Reasonable Doubts
Chariots of Iron
NPR Science Friday
NPR Wait Wait don't tell Me
Declaring Independence with Ed Brayton
Politically Direct with David Bender
Dogma Free America
Downloadable Content, The Penny Arcade Podcast
Freethought Radio
The History of Rome
MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show (audio)
NPR All Songs Considered podcast
Robert Ingersoll podcast (readings from Robert Green Ingersoll 19th century American advocate for freethought, reason and science)
Point of Inquiry
SEQALAB - The definitive podcast for comic creators and enthusiasts
Sex Is Fun
SModcast - quickstop entertainment (Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier)
This American Life
WNYC's Radio Lab
Webcomics Weekly
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Henning on June 09, 2009, 07:43:02 AM
Oh man. Bob Odenkirk on Adam Carolla's podcast today.
I'm in comedy heaven. Really gets going in the second half.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Moon Police on June 09, 2009, 12:47:28 PM
Oh man. Bob Odenkirk on Adam Carolla's podcast today.
I'm in comedy heaven. Really gets going in the second half.

The one with Greg Fitzsimmons had me ROFLing all over the place.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on June 09, 2009, 06:35:10 PM
For anyone who enjoyed LSAT Logic in Every Life there are new episodes. 

Ed Brayton's Declairing Independence is excellent.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on June 09, 2009, 06:51:08 PM
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Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stands2reason on June 09, 2009, 08:34:36 PM
Damn you all! There goes all my free time. So many good podcasts to listen to... But, I'm still managing to keep some pace with the 50 books for 2009.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Joe B on June 09, 2009, 10:35:08 PM
Damn you all! There goes all my free time. So many good podcasts to listen to... But, I'm still managing to keep some pace with the 50 books for 2009.

I'm still trying get caught up on my podcasts after finals week really cut into my podcast time, and this thread isn't helping (thank you to everyone that recommended Hardcore History).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on June 11, 2009, 02:55:45 PM
I just got to Hardcore History: what a fantastic podcast.  I have listened to 4 so far. 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Henning on June 11, 2009, 06:26:30 PM
I tried a few Hardcore Histories.... what is up with his delivery?
You could sack Rome in the giant pauses he leaves between words.
Ah, I'll give it another try...
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Joe B on June 11, 2009, 06:34:50 PM
I tried a few Hardcore Histories.... what is up with his delivery?
You could sack Rome in the giant pauses he leaves between words.
Ah, I'll give it another try...

His delivery put me off for a bit, but the quality of the content kept me listening until I got use to it. I still notice the long pauses, but the less obvious quirks don't bother me so much.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Moon Police on June 11, 2009, 09:30:55 PM
I tried a few Hardcore Histories.... what is up with his delivery?
You could sack Rome in the giant pauses he leaves between words.
Ah, I'll give it another try...

 ;D LOL, YES!

Someone needs to teach him how to say "Again".
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: KarenX on June 11, 2009, 11:05:12 PM
The one on the bubonic plague--Bubonic Nukes, I think--was my favorite. The one on something about WWI was pretty good, too.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: mcmlvi88 on June 20, 2009, 03:24:36 PM
Oh man. Bob Odenkirk on Adam Carolla's podcast today.
I'm in comedy heaven. Really gets going in the second half.

The one with Greg Fitzsimmons had me ROFLing all over the place.


Same thing with AC and Artie Lange...also had Francis Ford Coppola earlier.

Love when Corolla goes off on a rant.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on June 22, 2009, 01:35:40 PM
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Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on June 22, 2009, 02:17:00 PM
Just listened to the first ever Live SModcast. Damn, I love that show!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: jogleby on June 26, 2009, 07:03:38 PM
SGU
Science Friday
This American Life
Skeptoid
Skepticality
Beer, Bullshit & Brains
SModcast
AstronomyCast
The Skeptic Zone
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on June 27, 2009, 09:47:45 AM
I tried a few Hardcore Histories.... what is up with his delivery?
You could sack Rome in the giant pauses he leaves between words.
Ah, I'll give it another try...

His style takes a little getting used to; but listening is so worth it.  Listen to his 3 part: Punic Nightmare, the way he tells it is excellent and the way Sound is used in all the casts is the best I have ever heard in a pod cast.  The two on the Eastern Front were hard to listen to.  No Christian definition of hell is a match for it. 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on June 27, 2009, 04:56:03 PM
The University of Bath public lectures
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on July 01, 2009, 10:15:55 AM
Great episode of Skeptiid this week.  Even though I know Sarah Palin is not Stupid...she is still Stupid.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ubermoogle on July 06, 2009, 01:32:22 PM
I started listening to Hardcore History this week after hearing it mentioned a couple times on other Podcasts I listen to.

I love his delivery, personally. I find it's like it's just you and him having a little chat over a pint in a pub, and he's telling you all this cool stuff he knows about these various topics.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on July 06, 2009, 03:02:09 PM
I gave " Dan Carlins Hardcore History" a try too . I started with the James Burke episode "A fly on James Burke's Wall" I thought I would try that one first because I find Burke fascinating. It was very good and I listened to it twice. I did not have an issue with his delivery at all. I found it thoughtful and measured. I think it might have potential. How do you get some of his earlier episodes? i tunes and his web site only goes back so far? I can only go back as far as April of 07(#12). Thanks for the tip on the podcast who ever that was.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on July 06, 2009, 04:12:10 PM
I gave " Dan Carlins Hardcore History" a try too . I started with the James Burke episode "A fly on James Burke's Wall" I thought I would try that one first because I find Burke fascinating. It was very good and I listened to it twice. I did not have an issue with his delivery at all. I found it thoughtful and measured. I think it might have potential. How do you get some of his earlier episodes? i tunes and his web site only goes back so far? I can only go back as far as April of 07(#12). Thanks for the tip on the podcast who ever that was.

As is becoming the podcast norm, back episodes are available for purchase only.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on July 06, 2009, 04:12:19 PM
I gave " Dan Carlins Hardcore History" a try too . I started with the James Burke episode "A fly on James Burke's Wall" I thought I would try that one first because I find Burke fascinating. It was very good and I listened to it twice. I did not have an issue with his delivery at all. I found it thoughtful and measured. I think it might have potential. How do you get some of his earlier episodes? i tunes and his web site only goes back so far? I can only go back as far as April of 07(#12). Thanks for the tip on the podcast who ever that was.


He sells them on his website.


Dan's Stuff (http://www.dancarlin.com/disp.php/merchpage)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on July 06, 2009, 05:00:10 PM
Makes sense thanks.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: thejoeman on July 10, 2009, 10:37:30 PM
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=322706893 (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=322706893)

Think!

and I listen to the howstuffworks podcasts
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on July 14, 2009, 07:59:23 PM
Thanks to this post (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,17590.msg427541.html#msg427541) by Nasikabatrachus, in the past few months I've been listening (and having a great time) to The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures Podcasts (http://www.astrosociety.org/education/podcast/index.html).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stands2reason on July 14, 2009, 09:29:40 PM
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=322706893 (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=322706893)

Think!

and I listen to the howstuffworks podcasts

I was totally obsessed with HSW when I first got a personal Internet connection. I should check out their podcasts.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on July 16, 2009, 01:31:28 AM
Science Weekly is back from holidays.  Hooray!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: mlfj4901 on July 16, 2009, 09:01:53 PM
SGU and 5 x 5
Astronomy cast
Dan Carlin, both common sense and hardcore history
radiolab
Espn's PTI
Local talk radio that I may have missed
Skepticality
Old time radio shows, the shadow, Poriot, etc.
Skeptoid
Nova science now
60 minutes, depending on what was on
Random stuff that I stumble on
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on July 17, 2009, 11:34:50 AM
Reality Check and good god History of Rome is freaking fantastic.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ricree on July 29, 2009, 08:37:32 PM
I gave " Dan Carlins Hardcore History" a try too . I started with the James Burke episode "A fly on James Burke's Wall" I thought I would try that one first because I find Burke fascinating. It was very good and I listened to it twice. I did not have an issue with his delivery at all. I found it thoughtful and measured. I think it might have potential. How do you get some of his earlier episodes? i tunes and his web site only goes back so far? I can only go back as far as April of 07(#12). Thanks for the tip on the podcast who ever that was.

I'm not a huge fan of the style, but he does tend to put out some decent shows.  In particular, I really liked the one on the punic wars.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on July 30, 2009, 02:13:52 PM
Crap I just caught up to real time on The History of Rome. :'(
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on July 30, 2009, 08:07:41 PM
Crap I just caught up to real time on The History of Rome. :'(

I beat you by three days.  Now, I'm in the same boat as you!    ???
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on August 13, 2009, 09:47:09 AM
The 3rd part of Ghost of the Ostfront is up from Hardcore History.  Anyone who thinks that the U.S. dropping two bombs on Japan was unessissary should listen to this, or read any other detailed history of the Battke of Stalingrad.  The Battle of Tokyo, or Kyoto would have been just as brutal.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Moon Police on August 13, 2009, 10:55:38 AM
The 3rd part of Ghost of the Ostfront is up from Hardcore History.  Anyone who thinks that the U.S. dropping two bombs on Japan was unessissary should listen to this, or read any other detailed history of the Battke of Stalingrad.  The Battle of Tokyo, or Kyoto would have been just as brutal.

Or more so, the Japanese Army was still very much intact at the time the bombs were dropped, the vast majority of it was still in China/Manchuria and the home isles.
Not to mention we killed many more Japanese (and Germans) with conventional bombing then we did with the two Nukes. The main difference is that the two nukes ended the war.

Sorry, off topic.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on August 13, 2009, 11:10:54 AM
The 3rd part of Ghost of the Ostfront is up from Hardcore History.  Anyone who thinks that the U.S. dropping two bombs on Japan was unessissary should listen to this, or read any other detailed history of the Battke of Stalingrad.  The Battle of Tokyo, or Kyoto would have been just as brutal.

Or more so, the Japanese Army was still very much intact at the time the bombs were dropped, the vast majority of it was still in China/Manchuria and the home isles.
Not to mention we killed many more Japanese (not to mention Germans) with conventional bombing then we did with the two Nukes. The main difference is that the two nukes ended the war.

Sorry, off topic.

It's not off topic at all.  I firmly believe that every single person that believes the two Atomic bombs drooped did not save lives in the long run, do not know the History.

It was a bit of a shock to hear that the Germans and Russian lost more lives in one battle than the Brittish and Americans lost during the course of the whole war.  That is a tremedously frightening fact.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on August 13, 2009, 02:44:53 PM
The 3rd part of Ghost of the Ostfront is up from Hardcore History.  Anyone who thinks that the U.S. dropping two bombs on Japan was unessissary should listen to this, or read any other detailed history of the Battke of Stalingrad.  The Battle of Tokyo, or Kyoto would have been just as brutal.

Or more so, the Japanese Army was still very much intact at the time the bombs were dropped, the vast majority of it was still in China/Manchuria and the home isles.
Not to mention we killed many more Japanese (not to mention Germans) with conventional bombing then we did with the two Nukes. The main difference is that the two nukes ended the war.

Sorry, off topic.

It's not off topic at all.  I firmly believe that every single person that believes the two Atomic bombs drooped did not save lives in the long run, do not know the History.

It was a bit of a shock to hear that the Germans and Russian lost more lives in one battle than the Brittish and Americans lost during the course of the whole war.  That is a tremedously frightening fact.

I know. You have to keep reminding yourself (at least in Britain and its probably the same in the US) that the Soviets were on our side during WW2. The Soviet contribution is overlooked somewhat.

The outcome would have been very different if Hitler hadn't invaded Russia and concentrated those resources on Britain and the US.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on August 13, 2009, 03:49:16 PM
I don't know how into contemporary genre fiction you people are, but I thought I'd plug podiobooks.com. Free audio books released in podcast format. Little light on the selection, but I'm sure with more funding, they'll be able to add more. /plug
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ah.hell on August 13, 2009, 04:13:14 PM

It's not off topic at all.  I firmly believe that every single person that believes the two Atomic bombs drooped did not save lives in the long run, do not know the History.


I've heard a pretty good argument that the US could have gotten away with just 1 bomb and waiting rather than dropping the 2nd almost immediately.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Jim S on August 13, 2009, 04:20:14 PM

It's not off topic at all.  I firmly believe that every single person that believes the two Atomic bombs drooped did not save lives in the long run, do not know the History.

I've heard a pretty good argument that the US could have gotten away with just 1 bomb and waiting rather than dropping the 2nd almost immediately.

You guys might be interested in this thread.
http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,11597.0.html (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,11597.0.html)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on August 13, 2009, 06:40:39 PM

It's not off topic at all.  I firmly believe that every single person that believes the two Atomic bombs drooped did not save lives in the long run, do not know the History.

I've heard a pretty good argument that the US could have gotten away with just 1 bomb and waiting rather than dropping the 2nd almost immediately.

I think you still needed to drop two bombs to show the Japanese that we had more then one and it was not a fluke. I think that the US only had two bombs at the time and it would have taken awhile to come up with more material to manufacture more bombs so two was all we were going to drop.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on August 17, 2009, 02:38:42 PM
Richard Wiseman (sometime guest on SGU and Phil Plaits British doppelgänger) has started his own podcast. Afternoon Tea with Richard Wiseman. (http://feeds.feedburner.com/Afternoontea)

He doesn't seem to have uploaded to iTunes yet, but you can copy the URL into iTunes that way.

Here's the blurb from the site:

Quote
Welcome to my new podcast, ‘Afternoon Tea with Richard Wiseman’. During the Edinburgh Festival I will invite some of my favourite magicians, skeptics, psychologists and comedians to join me for afternoon tea. Over a plentiful supply of cakes, pastries and sandwiches we will chat about this and that, and occasionally the other. I hope that you will feel moved to put on the kettle, relax and join us.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: mattrogers on August 22, 2009, 12:57:20 AM
Skeptics Guide
Hamish and Andy
The Ricky Gervais Show (I have the backlog)
Answer Me This
Skeptico (just to listen to another point of view)

along with a host of others but they are the only ones I can think of at the moment

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Da5id on August 22, 2009, 04:37:00 PM
The SGU + 5X5
Astronomy cast
Evolution 101
This american life
Unofficial Penn radio podcast ( Penn Gillette's old radio show. The entire catalog is on itunes. he did daily show with michael Goudeau(Recent SGU guest) for about a year and a half.
spill.com
    -Let's do this
    -LEOG
wired music playlist
Smodcast (Kevin smith's(director of clerks) weekly podcast)
The Ricky Gervais show
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on August 23, 2009, 06:41:57 PM
It's not off topic at all.  I firmly believe that every single person that believes the two Atomic bombs drooped did not save lives in the long run, do not know the History.

I'm sorry, but I find it truly appalling (and really scary) that some americans still believe that fairy tale.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 23, 2009, 06:48:55 PM
It's not off topic at all.  I firmly believe that every single person that believes the two Atomic bombs drooped did not save lives in the long run, do not know the History.

I'm sorry, but I find it truly appalling (and really scary) that some americans still believe that fairy tale.

There is a thread for this.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on August 23, 2009, 07:36:02 PM
It's not off topic at all.  I firmly believe that every single person that believes the two Atomic bombs drooped did not save lives in the long run, do not know the History.

I'm sorry, but I find it truly appalling (and really scary) that some americans still believe that fairy tale.

There is a thread for this.

I know and I'm sorry, but I wasn't the one who started.

BTW, why didn't you complain when people were defending the bombings?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 23, 2009, 07:37:43 PM
It's not off topic at all.  I firmly believe that every single person that believes the two Atomic bombs drooped did not save lives in the long run, do not know the History.

I'm sorry, but I find it truly appalling (and really scary) that some americans still believe that fairy tale.

There is a thread for this.

I know and I'm sorry, but I wasn't the one who started.

BTW, why didn't you complain when people were defending the bombings?

I just want the thread zombied
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Moon Police on August 23, 2009, 08:03:44 PM
It's not off topic at all.  I firmly believe that every single person that believes the two Atomic bombs drooped did not save lives in the long run, do not know the History.

I'm sorry, but I find it truly appalling (and really scary) that some americans still believe that fairy tale.

There is a thread for this.

I know and I'm sorry, but I wasn't the one who started.

BTW, why didn't you complain when people were defending the bombings?

still avoiding this thread I see

http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,21909.0.html (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,21909.0.html)

*cough* troll
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on August 23, 2009, 08:35:58 PM
1. What does that has to do with this thread? (And you call me a troll?)

2. I wasn't avoiding anything, I just didn't know there was a thread "in my honour".

3. If I could, I would avoid you. But since you use all kinds of dirty rhetoric tricks (you remind me of that old one "Do you still beat your wife?") to try to damage my reputation, I sometimes feel the need to defend myself, even though I probably shouldn't. I'd much rather debate only people that I respect, and you're certainly not one of them.

(to other users: sorry for the rant)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on August 28, 2009, 12:19:55 AM
I just finished re-listening to this little series "In The Goldilocks Zone"  All about Earth and life with a little emphasis on climate change.  Lots of interviews with NZ scientists.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/documentaries/inthegoldilockszone (http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/documentaries/inthegoldilockszone)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on August 28, 2009, 05:39:53 AM
Brian Dunning has turned some of his favourite Skeptoid episodes into 3 min vodcasts called inFact (also available through iTunes). (http://skeptoid.com/infact.php)

He's also looking for sponsers if anyone has any spare cash.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Evil Eye on September 03, 2009, 11:37:30 AM
Star Talk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson & Lynne Koplitz

http://startalkradio.net/archive (http://startalkradio.net/archive)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: zack kruse on September 16, 2009, 09:15:28 PM
I pretty much split my podcast listening between skeptical stuff and comic books. I've tried adding in other types of programs, like for sports and stuff, but I quickly lose interest in those shows for whatever reason

Here's what I'm listening to now:

skeptic stuff
SGU
Skeptoid
Skepticality
Mr. Deity
Amazing Show With James Randi (although this hasn't updated in really long time)

comics
11 O'Clock Comics
Around Comics
Comic Geek Speak
Wordballon
Tom v. The Flash
iFanboy
SiDEBAR
Crankcast
Marvel Noise
Indie Spinner Rack
Webcomics Weekly

other
Rifftrax Podcast
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on September 17, 2009, 08:20:32 PM
Just found out Richard Dawkins has a videocast. I've only watched the most recent one but its him in the Galapagos talking science.

http://richarddawkins.net/rdftv (http://richarddawkins.net/rdftv)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on October 04, 2009, 03:53:54 AM
As is becoming the podcast norm, back episodes are available for purchase only.

that's gayer than a rooster eating fudge.

when are torrents/p2ps going to catch on to this podcast thing! I keep desperate hope alive that one day I'll see someone sharing the SGU uncensored on there.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on October 04, 2009, 09:00:53 AM
Just found out Richard Dawkins has a videocast. I've only watched the most recent one but its him in the Galapagos talking science.

http://richarddawkins.net/rdftv (http://richarddawkins.net/rdftv)

Thx
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Moon Police on October 04, 2009, 10:36:02 AM
Star Talk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson & Lynne Koplitz

http://startalkradio.net/archive (http://startalkradio.net/archive)

Thanks for this, I've already listened to the entire back catalog.  ;D

iTunes Link (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=325404506)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Alan on October 04, 2009, 06:14:27 PM
BiDENTIFICATION, the podcast that got me interested in podcasts, went belly-up in December last year. They are going to make podcasts again, which got me excited. :)
http://www.bidentification.org/ (http://www.bidentification.org/)

when are torrents/p2ps going to catch on to this podcast thing! I keep desperate hope alive that one day I'll see someone sharing the SGU uncensored on there.
SGU Uncut? If you want them as much as you do, why don't you pay for them? I bought them and liked them (especially the extended Banachek interview).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on October 05, 2009, 06:11:05 AM
BiDENTIFICATION, the podcast that got me interested in podcasts, went belly-up in December last year. They are going to make podcasts again, which got me excited. :)
http://www.bidentification.org/ (http://www.bidentification.org/)

when are torrents/p2ps going to catch on to this podcast thing! I keep desperate hope alive that one day I'll see someone sharing the SGU uncensored on there.
SGU Uncut? If you want them as much as you do, why don't you pay for them? I bought them and liked them (especially the extended Banachek interview).

because it would cost far more to acquire the means to make an online payment than they actually cost--the price itself I'd be willing to pay, but the ridiculous costs prerequisite to my being able to do so are just a waste of money. and, as you say, I only want them as much as I do--I want them, but they aren't the only thing I want.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Alan on October 05, 2009, 06:36:29 AM
because it would cost far more to acquire the means to make an online payment than they actually cost--the price itself I'd be willing to pay, but the ridiculous costs prerequisite to my being able to do so are just a waste of money. and, as you say, I only want them as much as I do--I want them, but they aren't the only thing I want.
I don't have a credit card, so I asked my mum to buy them and I gave her the amount it cost.

...that happens with quite a few things that require credit cards. :(
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on October 06, 2009, 12:53:56 PM
I don't have a credit card, so I asked my mum to buy them and I gave her the amount it cost.

...that happens with quite a few things that require credit cards. :(

true.
I suppose that's not a bad idea if I do lose all hope in humanity.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: OldScotch on October 08, 2009, 01:49:30 PM
SGU (obviously)

TWiT (This Week in Tech) - When they start rambling about twitter, it becomes drudgery, but hasn't been happening much lately.

Stuff You Should Know - I agree with what someone said earlier that they are sometimes inaccurate with the science, but an interesting and entertaining podcast nonetheless. 

Stuff You Missed in History Class - Lots of cool history, sometimes they get a little too detailed and it stopes being interesting.

This American Life - I love how they're able to get such interesting stories related to seemingly boring topics. The recent one where they at one of those roadside truckstops for a weekend is a great example.

Real Time with Bill Maher - Yes, he's a little too wigged out on the big pharma conspiracy, but otherwise still entertaining.

Security Now - Really good cybersecurity podcast.

BrazillianPodCast - Nothing special about this, my wife is from Rio so this helps me to keep up.

Big Ideas - Taped university lectures, sometimes they're professors, sometimes they're guest speakers. This one is realy hit and miss, one week it will be a fascinating lecture about atomic clocks and the physics behind maintaining accurate time, the next week it'll be a thinly veiled anti-globablization protest.

Vinyl Cafe Stories - This is a very popular public radio show in Canada, the host, Stuart MacLean, travels all over the country and doing shows in big and small towns. He'll talk about interesting facets about the various towns for a bit, have some musical guests, do some listener mailed-in stories and then the infamous Dave and Morley story that he comes up with each week.
If you only listen to one of these, find the one about the toaster. It happened to be the first Dave and Morley story I heard and I nearly put the car off the road I was laughing so hard. I made a point to keep following the radio show since.

Podcasts I keep updating but never get time to listen to:
Astronomy Cast
Cranky Geeks
Skepticality
Stuff from the B-Side


Podcasts that aren't updated but are good listens:
History of the Byzantine Empire
British History 101
Welcome to Elementry Astonomy 101/201 / Astronomy 161
Podcasts on Medieval Texts


Podcasts I stopped listening too:
TWiP (This week in photography) - I don't know what happened to it, I think it started getting to repititive
Skeptoid - After Sarah Palin and a couple other episodes that failed in their reasoning, this lost credibility for me.
Diggnation - I think it was diggnation - just found it very immature

I'm going to try and start squeezing in The History of Rome and Hardcore History after seeing all the recommendations here. Is it odd that I sometimes wish I had a longer commute to work?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on October 08, 2009, 03:02:06 PM
BBC Forum

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/2009/03/000000_forum.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/2009/03/000000_forum.shtml)

This week they feature Conway Morris
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on October 14, 2009, 05:04:30 PM
I hope Rebecca has been listening to the Gaudian Science Weekly.  The very attractive voice of Nell Boase was back in charge again this week with penisology.  A few meaty comments chucked around.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Da5id on October 15, 2009, 09:14:28 PM
Podcasts I keep updating but never get time to listen to:
Astronomy Cast
Cranky Geeks
Skepticality
Stuff from the B-Side




I have the same problem with astronomy cast. i have about 22 of them on  my ipod but i never get around to listening to them.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Moon Police on October 15, 2009, 09:25:13 PM
I prefer Star Talk with Neal deGrasse Tyson.
Last week he had Bill Nye! woop woop
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on October 15, 2009, 11:20:23 PM
I just had a Podcast first: a podcast made me cry.  The 4th installment of Hardcore History's Eastern Front: the story of the singer made me choke up on the train.   :'(
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on October 15, 2009, 11:26:11 PM
I just had a Podcast first: a podcast made me cry.  The 4th installment of Hardcore History's Eastern Front: the story of the singer made me choke up on the train.   :'(

Heart of stone. Don't remember the singer, oh yes I do the one that the enemy troops asked after? Anyway holy shit that was a good series. I learned so much. I always thought the British had it bad and the french were fucked in the war. They were in Disneyland.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Karyn on October 18, 2009, 12:25:01 PM
I've been listening to the chariots of iron podcast lately.  Definitely not for xtians.  I am really liking it.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on October 18, 2009, 02:51:03 PM
I haven't been able to to listen very many since I started my new job. The commute is less then 15 minutes and I can't listen at work. I'm going to have to start listening from my computer at home. I do miss that from my last job, being able to listen to podcast all day.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stands2reason on October 18, 2009, 05:36:37 PM
Listen during your walk/exercise. That's what I do.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Iconoclast on October 18, 2009, 09:28:50 PM
Don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but the How Stuff Works podcast is pretty fun.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ubermoogle on October 19, 2009, 06:46:27 PM
I just had a Podcast first: a podcast made me cry.  The 4th installment of Hardcore History's Eastern Front: the story of the singer made me choke up on the train.   :'(

+1

I totally loved that series. I do hope he can get back to putting out one every month... waiting 2 months for a new podcast, no matter how well produced it is, is frustrating. :P
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on October 19, 2009, 09:51:17 PM
Attention BBC listeners... here is a really good interview with Bridget Kendall, journalist and Forum presenter.  If you aren't a regular Forum listener, you are missing out.

http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20091010-0810-Bridget_Kendall_Russia_and_the_Forum-048.mp3 (http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20091010-0810-Bridget_Kendall_Russia_and_the_Forum-048.mp3)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on October 20, 2009, 06:11:10 PM
Attention BBC listeners... here is a really good interview with Bridget Kendall, journalist and Forum presenter.  If you aren't a regular Forum listener, you are missing out.

http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20091010-0810-Bridget_Kendall_Russia_and_the_Forum-048.mp3 (http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20091010-0810-Bridget_Kendall_Russia_and_the_Forum-048.mp3)
Thanks. The Forum is in my top 10, perhaps even top 5. Really enjoyed the recent one live from the Sidney Opera House. A surprisingly frank discussion of some very delicate matters. I must say I often forget that Australia is a multicultural country too.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on October 20, 2009, 11:52:41 PM
Attention BBC listeners... here is a really good interview with Bridget Kendall, journalist and Forum presenter.  If you aren't a regular Forum listener, you are missing out.

http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20091010-0810-Bridget_Kendall_Russia_and_the_Forum-048.mp3 (http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20091010-0810-Bridget_Kendall_Russia_and_the_Forum-048.mp3)
Thanks. The Forum is in my top 10, perhaps even top 5. Really enjoyed the recent one live from the Sidney Opera House. A surprisingly frank discussion of some very delicate matters. I must say I often forget that Australia is a multicultural country too.

Actually, I didn't like the SOH one.  Bridget seemed to loose control at times.  The next one in te Papa (Wellington) was pretty good.  She has the best BBC accent.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on October 21, 2009, 02:34:41 PM
Attention BBC listeners... here is a really good interview with Bridget Kendall, journalist and Forum presenter.  If you aren't a regular Forum listener, you are missing out.

http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20091010-0810-Bridget_Kendall_Russia_and_the_Forum-048.mp3 (http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20091010-0810-Bridget_Kendall_Russia_and_the_Forum-048.mp3)
Thanks. The Forum is in my top 10, perhaps even top 5. Really enjoyed the recent one live from the Sidney Opera House. A surprisingly frank discussion of some very delicate matters. I must say I often forget that Australia is a multicultural country too.

Actually, I didn't like the SOH one.  Bridget seemed to loose control at times.  The next one in te Papa (Wellington) was pretty good.  She has the best BBC accent.

You may be right about Bridget, but I thought the guests and the audience were great. Haven't heard the next one yet - I tend to save it for when I need to relax.

I agree 100% on the accent. BTW, have you seen her? I wonder if she's as hot as she sounds...
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on October 21, 2009, 03:02:33 PM
I would have to say she is quite handsome.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/biographies/biogs/news/bridgetkendall.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/biographies/biogs/news/bridgetkendall.shtml)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on November 08, 2009, 10:22:10 PM
I would have to say she is quite handsome.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/biographies/biogs/news/bridgetkendall.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/biographies/biogs/news/bridgetkendall.shtml)

Yes, she is. I was hoping maybe you saw her live, knowing that she went to your country.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on November 08, 2009, 10:26:51 PM
I'm looking for free podcasts to learn/practice other languages. My priorities are Italian and French, but I'm also interested in German, Russian and Spanish. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: KarenX on November 11, 2009, 05:40:57 PM
CICAP, the Italian skeptical society, has a podcast called "I Misteri di Massimo Polidoro." It's on iTunes. You can also get to it from the CICAP (http://www.cicap.org/new/articolo.php?id=271878) website. I haven't listened to it, but I used to get the magazine, which was pretty slick and professional and like a real magazine, so this is probably pretty well-produced, too.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on November 11, 2009, 06:14:34 PM
CICAP, the Italian skeptical society, has a podcast called "I Misteri di Massimo Polidoro." It's on iTunes. You can also get to it from the CICAP (http://www.cicap.org/new/articolo.php?id=271878) website. I haven't listened to it, but I used to get the magazine, which was pretty slick and professional and like a real magazine, so this is probably pretty well-produced, too.

Thank you very much. I'll have to actually learn some Italian first. I can understand a little, Portuguese is my mother tongue and I know un petit peu of French. I also happen to live in a part of Brazil with lots of Italian descendants, so the very language was heavily influenced, accentwise at least. I even dreamt once in what my brain told me was Italian, but of course it was just gibberish.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on November 11, 2009, 07:03:27 PM
I even dreamt once in what my brain told me was Italian, but of course it was just gibberish.

Soooo Italian, then.  ;)

Family Guy - Peter Speaks Italian (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWx2b7ElCRg#normal)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on November 11, 2009, 08:40:55 PM
CICAP, the Italian skeptical society, has a podcast called "I Misteri di Massimo Polidoro." It's on iTunes. You can also get to it from the CICAP (http://www.cicap.org/new/articolo.php?id=271878) website. I haven't listened to it, but I used to get the magazine, which was pretty slick and professional and like a real magazine, so this is probably pretty well-produced, too.

Thank you very much. I'll have to actually learn some Italian first. I can understand a little, Portuguese is my mother tongue and I know un petit peu of French. I also happen to live in a part of Brazil with lots of Italian descendants, so the very language was heavily influenced, accentwise at least. I even dreamt once in what my brain told me was Italian, but of course it was just gibberish.


Did I hear yall had a blackout?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on November 12, 2009, 01:58:43 PM
Did I hear yall had a blackout?
I haven't read the news about it yet, but I heard it left some tens of millions without energy in several cities. I posted a (rather silly) comment on it here (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,19191.msg584839.html#msg584839).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ah.hell on November 15, 2009, 05:08:32 PM
I just listened to my first episode of a podcast called, double feature.  A movie review show of mostly old movies.  This episode was Expelled+Escape from LA.  They seem to mostly review older and not so good movies.  Any rate they plugged both the SGU and expelledexposed.com.  Also a pretty entertaining reveiw.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Zeno Izen on November 23, 2009, 01:31:44 PM
Where the hell is NPR on the actual radio? I like alot of the shows.

If it's on AM I'm screwed. I don't have a radio with AM on it anymore.

They still make these.  And they're super cheap.  Might as well have one; they're useful  in emergencies.

NPR is usually on FM, though.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ah.hell on November 23, 2009, 02:48:00 PM
Where the hell is NPR on the actual radio? I like alot of the shows.

If it's on AM I'm screwed. I don't have a radio with AM on it anymore.

They still make these.  And they're super cheap.  Might as well have one; they're useful  in emergencies.

NPR is usually on FM, though.
Usually low on the band, 80s and 90s.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on December 01, 2009, 05:29:20 PM
The Guardian Science Weekly has AC Grayling, Martin Rees and EO Wilson this week.  Pretty good, really.

http://download.guardian.co.uk/audio/kip/science/series/science/1259340433783/1768/gdn.sci.091130.ad.Science-Weekly-podcast-AC-Grayling.mp3 (http://download.guardian.co.uk/audio/kip/science/series/science/1259340433783/1768/gdn.sci.091130.ad.Science-Weekly-podcast-AC-Grayling.mp3)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: spiney on December 14, 2009, 11:27:13 AM
Some BBC podcasts:

More or Less.

Discusses statistical fallacies (sometimes, this will address uk politics, hence be less interesting to listeners outside uk!).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/moreorless/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/moreorless/)

The Infinite Monkey Cage.

Completely new programme, attempting to present "the wacky side" of science!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/timc/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/timc/)

(having been bombarded with scientists complaining about "the public understanding of science", Auntie Beeb seems to have overeacted, and now is giving us TOO MUCH science, somethin I never though I'd say!).

Anyway, Beeb podcasts usually stay up for one week. After which, you can often still get the archive via Realaudio streaming, from the programme's official website.

BBC podcasts directory (there's lots!):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/)

BBC audio streaming (live, & "last 7 days"), via Beebotron:

http://www.beebotron.org/ (http://www.beebotron.org/)

(added) U might be particularly interested in World Service documentaries, a list of approx 450 podcasts:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/docarchive/all (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/docarchive/all)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on December 14, 2009, 11:43:49 AM
John Hodgman, Resident Expert, now has his own daily, one minute long Today In The Past.

He's an expert, so everything he says is true.  ;D
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ricree on January 23, 2010, 02:39:22 PM
Lars Brownworth, the creator of 12 Byzantine Rulers (http://www.12byzantinerulers.com/) has recently started a new podcast covering the Normans .

Norman Centuries (http://www.normancenturies.com/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on January 27, 2010, 02:37:58 AM
I think the Rogues should listen to this before venturing to Australia.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/talkingscience/#bryson (http://www.abc.net.au/science/talkingscience/#bryson)

Rebecca will already be clued up.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ah.hell on January 27, 2010, 11:11:41 AM
John Hodgman, Resident Expert, now has his own daily, one minute long Today In The Past.

He's an expert, so everything he says is true.  ;D
Not really funny and kinda dumb, plus he uses the same jokes repeatedly.  I really wanted to like it but couldn't.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on January 27, 2010, 11:18:04 AM
John Hodgman, Resident Expert, now has his own daily, one minute long Today In The Past.

He's an expert, so everything he says is true.  ;D
Not really funny and kinda dumb, plus he uses the same jokes repeatedly.  I really wanted to like it but couldn't.

After listening to it for the last month, I kinda agree with you.

I've also noticed that they're getting shorter, from about a minute, down to 30 seconds. Not a lot, but it's almost like he's running out of ways of stretching it out that extra few seconds.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Peace Bunny on January 27, 2010, 01:59:17 PM
New Music Transmission, a podcast that gives away a free song every week from an unsigned/minor label band...but then again I mainly listen to that because I edit it/blog for it/co-host it lol

Plug Plug!

www.newmusictransmission.com (http://www.newmusictransmission.com)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: SkepticPunk on January 27, 2010, 11:59:20 PM
A Life Well Wasted - A semi-regular video game podcast. Only five episodes out so far, but the guy that puts these together goes the extra mile. It's pretty much like This American Life, but with an underlying theme of video games. Some very sad stories too.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Hanes on January 28, 2010, 12:21:23 AM
Chariots of Iron (http://www.chariotsofiron.com/) needs to get off its ass and produce another episode--it's been too long and I need my fix of irreligious irreverence.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on January 28, 2010, 07:22:00 PM
Chariots of Iron (http://www.chariotsofiron.com/) needs to get off its ass and produce another episode--it's been too long and I need my fix of irreligious irreverence.

Do you listen to irreligiosophy (http://www.irreligiosophy.com/)?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Hanes on January 29, 2010, 10:48:21 AM
No, but I'm downloading an episode now.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Crowskie on January 30, 2010, 12:00:22 AM
No, but I'm downloading an episode now.

i recommend you start at the beginning.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Hanes on January 30, 2010, 12:16:30 AM
No, but I'm downloading an episode now.

i recommend you start at the beginning.

I started with episode 48 and am now going to listen to 49 (it's sort of a two-parter), then I'll start from the beginning.  After one episode, I don't like it as much as CoI, but it's still good. :)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Crowskie on January 30, 2010, 12:25:29 AM
The last two episodes weren't the best, plus there are quite a few inside jokes. It can get REALLY snarky, but I still like it better than CoI/Atheist News
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on January 30, 2010, 12:41:08 AM
I love their inside the morman insanity.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on January 30, 2010, 12:45:47 AM
Will give that one a try.  I have given up on Dogma Free America.  Rich and Flynn seem to think that people are listening because of their witty banter, instead of the Crazy Dogma stories. 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on January 30, 2010, 12:50:01 AM
Will give that one a try.  I have given up on Dogma Free America.  Rich and Flynn seem to think that people are listening because of their witty banter, instead of the Crazy Dogma stories.

Love em all. And yeah 3/4's of the reason is the banter. Hell I know the religious are nuts. The mormon thing wasn't a particular podcast, but there are several that shed light particular on their craziness.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on February 01, 2010, 09:55:50 PM
Robyn Williams's long running "The Science Show" (ABC) would be a good one for the rogues to listen to before they head to Oz.  I reckon abc has a very good attitude to excellent programming for the population... better than we get here, anyway.  tgfti.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Crowskie on February 05, 2010, 01:59:26 AM
A Life Well Wasted - A semi-regular video game podcast. Only five episodes out so far, but the guy that puts these together goes the extra mile. It's pretty much like This American Life, but with an underlying theme of video games. Some very sad stories too.

its so awesome...
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Zeno Izen on February 07, 2010, 01:54:49 AM
If you want the occasional random interesting thing, throw this in your podcatcher:

http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/rss/ze.noize.n/music (http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/rss/ze.noize.n/music)

That's the delicious tag that I use to schedule individual mp3 files for download.  I don't use it terribly much.  At most two or three times a day.  At least twice a week.
   
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on February 08, 2010, 12:41:03 AM
Further to the Science Show, I thought this was a particularly good episode... nacreous.  Took my mind off painting the roof.

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/scienceshow/stories/2007/1810013.htm (http://www.abc.net.au/rn/scienceshow/stories/2007/1810013.htm)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on February 16, 2010, 01:31:57 PM
Between Itunes and RSS, these are the shows I currently watch for, other than SGU and SGU 5x5.

Astronomycast
Skeptoid(hit and miss)
Common Sense w/ Dan Carlin
Dan Carlin's "Hardcore History"
The Adam Carolla Podcast(show by show basis)
Doug Benson's "I Love Movies"
SModcast
The Ricky Gervais Podcast
"The Ricky Gervais Guide To..." series
Comedy and Everything Else(depending on guest)
All of Scott Sigler's Audiobooks
The Giant Bombcast(not a gamer, but find it interesting from time to time)

Others that I haven't had a chance to listen to yet, but intend on checking out are...
Comedy Film Nerds
The Pod Delusion

Others that have fallen by the wayside:
Skepticality
Destroy all Movies
The Harland Highway



Thank dog for mp3 player equipped phones.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ricree on February 17, 2010, 06:58:23 PM
A Life Well Wasted - A semi-regular video game podcast. Only five episodes out so far, but the guy that puts these together goes the extra mile. It's pretty much like This American Life, but with an underlying theme of video games. Some very sad stories too.

its so awesome...

On the subject of good gaming podcasts, I really miss the Gaming Steve podcast.  It was generally really well put together, and the host's commentary was usually pretty insightful.  And then he had a kid, which totally killed his update schedule, until he eventually ran out of time to do any new episodes whatsoever.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on February 17, 2010, 08:45:20 PM
A Life Well Wasted - A semi-regular video game podcast. Only five episodes out so far, but the guy that puts these together goes the extra mile. It's pretty much like This American Life, but with an underlying theme of video games. Some very sad stories too.

its so awesome...

On the subject of good gaming podcasts, I really miss the Gaming Steve podcast.  It was generally really well put together, and the host's commentary was usually pretty insightful.  And then he had a kid, which totally killed his update schedule, until he eventually ran out of time to do any new episodes whatsoever.
A gamer had a kid?
He must have adopted.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on March 24, 2010, 06:43:47 PM
I really really want to thank whoever it was that suggested Irreligiosophy. That's a really good show that breaks down allot of the aspects of different religions. I especially enjoyed the Scientology episode and all the coverage of LDS. I don't find the snarkyness to be too overwhelming. In fact, I'm glad to hear people talk about religion the same way I think of it.
Some things don't deserve respect.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: barocon on March 24, 2010, 09:41:09 PM
- The Naked Scientists Naked Science Radio Show PODCAST...
60-Second Psych
60-Second Science
Are We Alone? - Science Radio for Thinking Species
Common Sense with Dan Carlin
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

Dr. Kiki's Science Hour
Freethought Radio
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Humanist Network News Podcast
Little Atoms
MonsterTalk
Point of Inquiry
QuackCast

Reasonable Doubts Podcast
Skepchick Podcast
Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena
The Conspiracy Skeptic
The Instance! World of Warcraft Podcast
The Non-Prophets
The Skeptic Zone Podcast
The Skeptics' Guide 5X5
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

This American Life
This Week in Science - The Kickass Science Podcast
Token Skeptic
WNYC's Radio Lab

Edit: Okay, I edited out the ones I rarely / never listen to anymore and bolded the main ones.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on March 24, 2010, 11:38:37 PM
(click to show/hide)

but then what do you do with all your free time?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Relaxel on March 25, 2010, 12:25:48 AM
Check out "Stop Podcasting Yourself", it's not related to skepticism, but it's a couple of stand-up comedians in Vancouver who have a guest every week. Continuously hilarious.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Jack on March 28, 2010, 11:10:08 PM
I really like SModcast. I'm listening to #65 and god-damn, Scott Mosier is a freakin' skeptic! He has an argument with Kevin Smith about Edgar Mitchell's UFO conspiracy about half-way through. Mosier--without actually saying their names--explains all the logical fallacies that the believers of this have used. I knew the guy was an atheist, but that really impressed me.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on March 28, 2010, 11:14:23 PM
And of course what evidently everybody has been listening to behind my back geologica geologic.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on March 29, 2010, 01:53:47 AM
I really like SModcast.

Me too. I think the best episodes are funnier than their films.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on March 29, 2010, 08:50:30 AM
I really like SModcast. I'm listening to #65 and god-damn, Scott Mosier is a freakin' skeptic! He has an argument with Kevin Smith about Edgar Mitchell's UFO conspiracy about half-way through. Mosier--without actually saying their names--explains all the logical fallacies that the believers of this have used. I knew the guy was an atheist, but that really impressed me.
After I found out about podcasts and started listening to Skepticality, Smod was the next one I found out about. Then the SGU.
I have been a long time fan of Kevin Smith and love the podcast, but I have come to realize that without Mosier I find it hard to listen. The few where he has Walt Flannagan and Brian Johnson are good(and I love their new podcast Tell'Em SteveDave). Mosier just brings the much needed level head to Kevin's ridiculousness. The silly hypothetical situations are funny, but as soon as Kev goes off the reservation and starts stating all his beliefs and fears of others beliefs I start to loose it. For example, in the newest Smod(EP#111 All of them Witches) he is scared to say anything too harsh about witches because he is afraid they might put a spell on him or use a voodoo doll. Also, his complete ignorance of how everyday things like toilets actually work is depressing. Very funny podcast though.
And by the way, Moser identifies himself as an Agnostic last I heard. Not a big difference, but enough to be worth mentioning. I think in actuality, he is an atheist, but for whatever reason he won't align himself with that title. Feel free to correct me if you know of a specific episode where he is outed as an atheist. I may very well have missed that episode.


And of course what evidently everybody has been listening to behind my back geologica
Don't worry, I had the same response. Apparently we are the only two people left who didn't know about it. Hearing Steve state that he has listened to almost every episode surprised me. When the hell does he find time to listen to other podcasts. In any event, the fact that Geologica is worth that time says allot about the show. I will be downloading and listening shortly.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on March 29, 2010, 01:54:42 PM
in the newest Smod(EP#111 All of them Witches)

OMFG! I thought they had stopped at Ep#100 cos that's the last one listed where I used to get it (a site called Fred). Now I found an RSS feed with all the latest 11 episodes, thanks.

Oh, and I entirely agree with what you say about Mosier bringing "the much needed level head to Kevin's ridiculousness".
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Tatyana on March 29, 2010, 03:47:58 PM
There is no point in listing all the same podcasts again, so I won't.

I have listened to a few seriously woo-filled podcasts, including No Agenda (Adam Curry and John Dvorak), which I really enjoyed until Adam started to have an anti-vaccine agenda, then his stupidity drove me around the twist.

I have also listened to quite a few podcasts related to physical culture and bodybuilding, including Super Human Radio, which does promote some seriously dodgy supplements at times, as well as Muscular Development Radio and Bodybuilding Weekly.

I listen to quite a bit of Howard Stern (podcasts as we don't get Sirius) when my boyfriend and I are travelling together, and I must admit that it is really hilarious at times.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ah.hell on March 29, 2010, 03:56:43 PM
I have also listened to quite a few podcasts related to physical culture and bodybuilding, including Super Human Radio, which does promote some seriously dodgy supplements at times, as well as Muscular Development Radio and Bodybuilding Weekly.
It seems like everybody who as ever touched a barbell has some sort of odd almost truthy theory of the ideal routines to accomplish different goals.  Always backed up with piles of anecdotes.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Tatyana on March 29, 2010, 04:00:58 PM
I have also listened to quite a few podcasts related to physical culture and bodybuilding, including Super Human Radio, which does promote some seriously dodgy supplements at times, as well as Muscular Development Radio and Bodybuilding Weekly.
It seems like everybody who as ever touched a barbell has some sort of odd almost truthy theory of the ideal routines to accomplish different goals.  Always backed up with piles of anecdotes.

So true, although there are a few clever scientists in the bodybuilding community who do like to destroy some of the myths, which I really like.

Really, it is lift heavy stuff with large muscle groups, eat, sleep, repeat.

:)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on March 29, 2010, 08:15:23 PM
in the newest Smod(EP#111 All of them Witches)

OMFG! I thought they had stopped at Ep#100 cos that's the last one listed where I used to get it (a site called Fred). Now I found an RSS feed with all the latest 11 episodes, thanks.

Oh, and I entirely agree with what you say about Mosier bringing "the much needed level head to Kevin's ridiculousness".

you can also check out their new site, SModcast.com (http://www.smodcast.com). The new site hosts Smodcast and the two other new shows that are part of the Smodcast network. It's worth a look. They have a new sponsor. It's the fleshlight. It's a flashlight you can fuck.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on March 29, 2010, 08:25:48 PM
in the newest Smod(EP#111 All of them Witches)

OMFG! I thought they had stopped at Ep#100 cos that's the last one listed where I used to get it (a site called Fred). Now I found an RSS feed with all the latest 11 episodes, thanks.

Oh, and I entirely agree with what you say about Mosier bringing "the much needed level head to Kevin's ridiculousness".

you can also check out their new site, SModcast.com (http://www.smodcast.com). The new site hosts Smodcast and the two other new shows that are part of the Smodcast network. It's worth a look. They have a new sponsor. It's the fleshlight. It's a flashlight you can fuck.

Yeah, I found their site just after I posted. But thanks again, anyway.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Dr.PastaMaker on March 29, 2010, 10:55:10 PM
As of latest (in no order):
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: KarenX on March 30, 2010, 02:38:24 AM
I just wanted to let everyone know that one of the courses you can get at UCSD in podcast form for Spring 2010 (starting tomorrow) is a lower division physics class called "The Solar System." Ten weeks, two 80-minute lectures a week, no tests. I hope the professor has enough personality to make it entertaining, especially because I won't get to see the pictures.

There are a good many other courses available as podcasts at the same site, although they will probably pull them off the server at the end of the quarter, so get them now while the getting is good! I'm a fan of the Stephen Potts literature classes, and he's doing an upper division adolescent literature course this quarter, too. Plus he seems like an easy grader.

UCSD Podcast List (http://podcast.ucsd.edu/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on March 30, 2010, 09:59:43 AM
I just wanted to let everyone know that one of the courses you can get at UCSD in podcast form for Spring 2010 (starting tomorrow) is a lower division physics class called "The Solar System." Ten weeks, two 80-minute lectures a week, no tests. I hope the professor has enough personality to make it entertaining, especially because I won't get to see the pictures.

There are a good many other courses available as podcasts at the same site, although they will probably pull them off the server at the end of the quarter, so get them now while the getting is good! I'm a fan of the Stephen Potts literature classes, and he's doing an upper division adolescent literature course this quarter, too. Plus he seems like an easy grader.

UCSD Podcast List (http://podcast.ucsd.edu/)
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on March 30, 2010, 04:46:52 PM
What I am listening to now
Apologia ( I think this is inactive)
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Dogma Free America
Escape Pod (Sci-Fi Stories)
Free Thought Radio (Very Left Wing but I like some of there guests)
The History of Rome
MuggleCast(I don't want to talk about it. It's just something I listen to)
NPR Science Friday
Old Time Radio Scifi
Old Time Radio Suspense
Point of Inquiry
QuackCast
Scientific American
The Skeptics Guide
Skeptoid
The Steve Dahl Show (Radio guy from Chicago Give Him a few episodes he will grow on you)
X Minus One
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on March 30, 2010, 07:49:11 PM
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Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on March 30, 2010, 07:51:44 PM
thx. I'll check them out.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: spiney on April 02, 2010, 10:37:19 PM
For fans of Brit Humour:

Streaming - not podcast - BBC7 is currently running Beachcomber, the works of J B Morton. The original Brit Satirist, who led to The Goons, then Monty Python .....

Very bizarre and strange stuff! The tone of it is very cleverly given by this Uncyclopedia biog of Morton, done in the style of his own writing:

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/J._B._Morton (http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/J._B._Morton)

See? Told You!

(you can also consult his Wiki entry, but it won't tell you nearly so much!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beachcomber_%28pen_name%29#Recurrent_characters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beachcomber_%28pen_name%29#Recurrent_characters)

Here's the Beeb link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00f6jmk (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00f6jmk)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on April 03, 2010, 12:29:53 AM
These days I'm listening to:

Adam Carolla
Astronomycast
Dan Carlins Hardcore History
The History of Rome
This Week in Tech
Cranky Geeks
Film Sack
NPR This American Life
Skeptoid
Slate Political Gabfest
Slate Hang Up and Listen
SGU!

and occassionally:

Skepticality
Are We Alone
NPR Fresh Air
NPR Wait Wait
NPR Car Talk
Slate Spoilers
NPR Filmweek
Slate Culturefest
WNYC Radiolab
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on April 03, 2010, 12:56:58 AM
Been picking a few gems from this one:

http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/ (http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/)

You need to be choosy with downloads and it helps if you are of the "a calorie is not a colorie" state of mind.  Its all about low-carb eating. The medical researchers are all pretty sharp and interesting in the interviews.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on April 03, 2010, 09:44:30 AM
Been picking a few gems from this one:

http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/ (http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/)

You need to be choosy with downloads and it helps if you are of the "a calorie is not a colorie" state of mind.  Its all about low-carb eating. The medical researchers are all pretty sharp and interesting in the interviews.
thanks for this.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MountainManPan on April 03, 2010, 10:08:04 AM
Dr. Dean Edell
Dr. Joy Browne
Phil Hendrie Flashback Show
NPR Fresh Air
NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
SGU
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on April 03, 2010, 11:31:35 AM
Dr. Dean Edell
Dr. Joy Browne
Phil Hendrie Flashback Show
NPR Fresh Air
NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
SGU

Even though I like Dr Dean Edell (seems to be pro-science) I just didn't have time to listen to the podcasts...

And I forgot to list Dr Joy Browne as a podcast I listen to.  I guess I'm just a voyeur, but listening to other peoples problems makes me appreciate my "normal " life.  I love the calls that go something like:

  "Dr Joy, my husband has had multiple affairs, has hit me, and has just gotten out if jail.  How do I get him to do more of the housework?"

:)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on April 03, 2010, 04:06:12 PM
Recently added Reasonable Doubts to my list of podcasts. I'm enjoying it, it's fairly well produced, too.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MountainManPan on April 03, 2010, 07:29:40 PM
OH yeah, sometiems I end up at the end of the week having many many podcasts that I will have to delete. Other weeks, if I do enough walking/working out and other stuff, I can listen to them all.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on April 04, 2010, 01:54:19 PM
OH yeah, sometiems I end up at the end of the week having many many podcasts that I will have to delete. Other weeks, if I do enough walking/working out and other stuff, I can listen to them all.
I've recently noticed something very similar.
I decided that the only solution for now would be to increase my exercise and other mindless tasks like yardwork.
Even this isn't a permanent fix though, with so many new podcasts coming out continuously. Eventually I think podcasters will have to make serious choices about what they want to get from their shows. For the time being, most seem to still be free and some are taking advantage of sponsorships, but as society as a whole increases it's embrace of podcasts competition will naturally increase. After all, regardless of the number of available podcasts, the average listener still will only have X number of hours a week to listen. I think it will be interesting to watch the lines that get drawn between pay/free podcasts, sponsored/unsponsored podcasts, and so on.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Necromac on April 05, 2010, 10:07:38 PM
Here are my regulars:
Skeptical:
SGU (Of Course ;))
SGU 5x5
The Skeptic Zone
The Pseudo-Scientists
Skepticality (I'm working my way through the back catalogue)

Atheistic:
The Atheist Exerience
The Non-Prophets
The Good Atheist

Gamer Stuff:
Sarcastic Gamer Red
Sarcastic Gamer Blue
Australian Gamer

Radio Shows:
Hamish & Andy
Paul & Rach
Spoonman

Misc:
Astronomy Cast
Talking Metal
Desi Serna Guitar Vodcast

These aren't really podcasts, but they show up in that section of iTunes:
Astronomy 161
Astronomy 162
Astronomy 141 - University Lectures by Richard Pogge from Ohio State University
I'm about halfway through 162 right now...

Thats about 13hrs a week of podcasts + the Back Catalogues I'm going through

Anyone got any tips on some good astronomy podcasts that have a similar feel to astronomy cast (people actually talking, not reading a script (that was the main thing that put me off slacker astronomy))?

And I would just like to add that I love any occasion that calls for double parentheses :D
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: SkepticalApe on April 05, 2010, 10:10:17 PM
Just 4 regulars for me: SGU, The Good Atheist, and Fightlinker's Low Blow & Happy Hour.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Dr.PastaMaker on April 06, 2010, 12:24:15 AM
Here are my regulars:
Skeptical:
SGU (Of Course ;))
SGU 5x5
The Skeptic Zone
The Pseudo-Scientists
Skepticality (I'm working my way through the back catalogue)

Atheistic:
The Atheist Exerience
The Non-Prophets
The Good Atheist

Gamer Stuff:
Sarcastic Gamer Red
Sarcastic Gamer Blue
Australian Gamer

Radio Shows:
Hamish & Andy
Paul & Rach
Spoonman

Misc:
Astronomy Cast
Talking Metal
Desi Serna Guitar Vodcast

These aren't really podcasts, but they show up in that section of iTunes:
Astronomy 161
Astronomy 162
Astronomy 141 - University Lectures by Richard Pogge from Ohio State University
I'm about halfway through 162 right now...

Thats about 13hrs a week of podcasts + the Back Catalogues I'm going through

Anyone got any tips on some good astronomy podcasts that have a similar feel to astronomy cast (people actually talking, not reading a script (that was the main thing that put me off slacker astronomy))?

And I would just like to add that I love any occasion that calls for double parentheses :D

Might this help?: http://radio.seti.org/ (http://radio.seti.org/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on April 06, 2010, 08:48:05 AM
(people actually talking, not reading a script (that was the main thing that put me off slacker astronomy))
this was what put me off about Skepticality.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Jack on April 06, 2010, 09:03:41 PM
Right now I listen to(arranged in no particular order):

Amateur Scientist
Classical Music from Aspen
Hardcore History
EscapePod
Geologic
Irreligiosophy
MonsterTalk
SModcast
SGU
New Music Transmission
Talking Metal
Tell 'Em Steve-Dave!
The Toronto Ontario Mo and Glo(ria) Show
Sunday Supplements
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on April 07, 2010, 11:45:41 AM
Right now I listen to(arranged in no particular order):

Amateur Scientist
Classical Music from Aspen
Hardcore History
EscapePod
Geologic
Irreligiosophy
MonsterTalk
SModcast
SGU
New Music Transmission
Talking Metal
Them 'Em Steve-Dave!
Tell 'Em Steve-Dave!
The Toronto Ontario Mo and Glo(ria) Show
Sunday Supplements

FIFY ;)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Jack on April 10, 2010, 02:14:12 AM
Stop misquoting me!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on April 10, 2010, 11:42:42 PM
Skeptoid 200 Buy it is a riot.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Dr.PastaMaker on April 11, 2010, 01:47:04 AM
Skeptoid 200 Buy it is a riot.

Dunning is a wizard with musicals.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on April 13, 2010, 08:50:06 PM
I've just started listening to Charles Bailyn's  "Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics" (http://www.astro.yale.edu/bailyn/astro160/) podcasts.  They are available on iTunes as part of Yale's Open Course Project (http://oyc.yale.edu/).

Even though I haven't had access to any of the visuals from the course, I have found it to be quite informative...very similar to Astronomycast.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: spiney on April 20, 2010, 09:09:48 PM
BBC radio 7 is repeating Old Harry's Game, 1 episode per week, from the beginning. 3 days left to catch series 1 ep 1.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Harry%27s_Game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Harry%27s_Game)

Easiest way to listen is Beebotron webpage, realaudio, comedy, scroll down to programme title (in alphabetical order):

http://beebotron.org/public2/genrecomedy.html (http://beebotron.org/public2/genrecomedy.html)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on April 25, 2010, 11:00:24 PM
Righteous Indignation podcast, episode 44, about 43 minutes in. This episode was recorded live in a pub.

They rag on Steve about his pronunciation of Leicester. Hilarious.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: AxeGrrl on April 26, 2010, 02:05:11 AM


What do you guys think of 'Radiolab' (http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/)?

Great subject matters (things like morality, the language of music, laughter, deception).......Robert Krulwich is a little 'actor-y', but I like the way the show tackles the subjects at hand

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on April 26, 2010, 01:38:59 PM
I love it. There is a radiolab thread.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Phil Clemence on April 28, 2010, 09:10:18 PM
My regulars:

All in the Mind
Astronomy Cast
Brain Science Podcast
Brains Matter
Common Sense with Dan Carlin
Hardcore History
The History of Rome
PRI's The World: Science
Science Magazine Podcast
Scientific American Podcast
SGU 5x5
SGU

I am another lucky one who can listen all day at work  ;D
I am finally listening to all Stephen Jay Gould's stuff on audiobooks and i will have a backlog of podcasts again!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Crowskie on May 08, 2010, 09:12:05 PM
Has anyone else noticed a lot of skeptic related podcasts have not released an episode since march or early april? Kind of annoying now that I have abundant time to listen to them.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Phil Clemence on May 08, 2010, 11:06:32 PM
Has anyone else noticed a lot of skeptic related podcasts have not released an episode since march or early april? Kind of annoying now that I have abundant time to listen to them.
ot released ..
..it could be true. But you want us to stick our necks out.
Some of us have careers to protect, and ...
 do you have any March or April data?
Just sayin' ...  :D
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on May 26, 2010, 10:41:15 PM
For Lovecraft fans: http://hppodcraft.com/ (http://hppodcraft.com/)

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: OldScotch on May 27, 2010, 05:39:20 AM
I've recently added Current Geek to my subscriptions, good fun and good mix of geekish things.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: whitedevilbrewing on May 27, 2010, 10:21:40 AM
For Lovecraft fans: http://hppodcraft.com/ (http://hppodcraft.com/)

Do they have a non- Itunes feed?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kb on May 27, 2010, 02:52:52 PM
For Lovecraft fans: http://hppodcraft.com/ (http://hppodcraft.com/)

Do they have a non- Itunes feed?
There's a link hidden away at the bottom of the page.
http://hppodcraft.com/?feed=rss2 (http://hppodcraft.com/?feed=rss2)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on May 27, 2010, 05:45:41 PM
Just started to listen to "Monster Talk" Not bad it grows on you.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: michaelco on May 28, 2010, 10:39:21 PM
I am an Australian so look for some local content sometimes.
I like Skepticzone and
Humbug 101

Quackcast is cool

Below is a link to a send up of alt. med. I found very funny... hope someone else here enjoys it too.

http://www.skepticzone.tv/dss/DSS_medicins_sans_medicine.mp3 (http://www.skepticzone.tv/dss/DSS_medicins_sans_medicine.mp3)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Jack on June 19, 2010, 10:42:15 AM
For Lovecraft fans: http://hppodcraft.com/ (http://hppodcraft.com/)

I was about to ask if anyone else here listened to this. I like the light-hearted nature of the show. The hosts are really enthusiastic, too, which gets me more interested in actually reading the stories. Great podcast.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: jwray on June 23, 2010, 06:33:33 PM
This is the complete list of my podcast subscriptions in alphabetical order, just the way iTunes lists them.    It probably needs to be weeded down a little bit.

APM: A Prairie Home Companion's News from Lake Wobegon
APM: Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac Podcast feed
APM: Ideas from Aspen
Arts and IDeas
Bill Moyers Journal (Audio) | PBS
Democracy Now! Audio
The Economist
Escape Pod
Frontline/World | PBS
FRontline: Audiocast | PBS
Global News (BBC)
Google Developer Podcast
Harvard Business IdeaCast
In Our Time With Melvyn Bragg
iTunes: Meet the Author
KEXP Song of the Day
Learn French with daily podcasts
Learn Japanese | JapanesePod101.com (Audio)
LSAT Logic in Everyday Life
the memory palace
The Moth Podcast
MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
New Yorker: Fiction
NOVA scienceNOW
NOW on PBS
NPR: All Songs Considered Podcast
NPR: Car Talk Podcast
NPR: Culturetopia Podcast
NPR: Fresh Air Podcast
NPR: Planet Money Podcast
NPR: Science Friday Podcast
NPR: Story of the Day Podcast
NPR: StoryCorps Podcast
NPR: Technology Podcast
NPR: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Podcast
NPR: Your Health Podcast
Onion Radio News
Oxford Biographies
Potential Energy
PRI's The World: from BBC/PRI/WGBH
PRI: Selected Shorts Podcast
Real Time with Bill Maher
Scientific American Podcast
Skepchick Podcast
The Skeptics' Guide 5X5
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
Skeptoid:  Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena
Slate Magazine Daily Podcast
Stephen Fry's PODGRAMS (Audio & Visual)
Stories of the Week | PBS NewsHour Podcast | PBS
Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
The Supreme Court
Supreme Court | PBS NewsHour Podcast | PBS
This American Life
This Week In Google
Today In the Past
A Way with Words
Worldview Podcast
60 Minutes - Full Audio

But the ones that I can really endorse are:
This American Life
The Moth
SGU
SGU 5x5
Stephen Fry's PODGRAMS
Scientific American Podcast
Frontline
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on June 23, 2010, 06:41:29 PM
I'll have to check out the "Learn Japanese" and Rachel  Maddow ones.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on June 23, 2010, 10:14:07 PM
This is the complete list of my podcast subscriptions in alphabetical order, just the way iTunes lists them.    It probably needs to be weeded down a little bit.

APM: A Prairie Home Companion's News from Lake Wobegon
APM: Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac Podcast feed
APM: Ideas from Aspen
Arts and IDeas
Bill Moyers Journal (Audio) | PBS
Democracy Now! Audio
The Economist
Escape Pod
Frontline/World | PBS
FRontline: Audiocast | PBS
Global News (BBC)
Google Developer Podcast
Harvard Business IdeaCast
In Our Time With Melvyn Bragg
iTunes: Meet the Author
KEXP Song of the Day
Learn French with daily podcasts
Learn Japanese | JapanesePod101.com (Audio)
LSAT Logic in Everyday Life
the memory palace
The Moth Podcast
MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
New Yorker: Fiction
NOVA scienceNOW
NOW on PBS
NPR: All Songs Considered Podcast
NPR: Car Talk Podcast
NPR: Culturetopia Podcast
NPR: Fresh Air Podcast
NPR: Planet Money Podcast
NPR: Science Friday Podcast
NPR: Story of the Day Podcast
NPR: StoryCorps Podcast
NPR: Technology Podcast
NPR: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Podcast
NPR: Your Health Podcast
Onion Radio News
Oxford Biographies
Potential Energy
PRI's The World: from BBC/PRI/WGBH
PRI: Selected Shorts Podcast
Real Time with Bill Maher
Scientific American Podcast
Skepchick Podcast
The Skeptics' Guide 5X5
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
Skeptoid:  Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena
Slate Magazine Daily Podcast
Stephen Fry's PODGRAMS (Audio & Visual)
Stories of the Week | PBS NewsHour Podcast | PBS
Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
The Supreme Court
Supreme Court | PBS NewsHour Podcast | PBS
This American Life
This Week In Google
Today In the Past
A Way with Words
Worldview Podcast
60 Minutes - Full Audio

But the ones that I can really endorse are:
This American Life
The Moth
SGU
SGU 5x5
Stephen Fry's PODGRAMS
Scientific American Podcast
Frontline

How the hell do you listen to it all?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: jwray on June 23, 2010, 11:19:09 PM
How the hell do you listen to it all?

Suppose you spend 2-3 hours a day exercising, shopping, cooking, cleaning, biking around town, etc and you're listening to podcasts almost all the time that you're not on a computer or asleep.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on June 24, 2010, 12:39:27 AM
How the hell do you listen to it all?

Suppose you spend 2-3 hours a day exercising, shopping, cooking, cleaning, biking around town, etc and you're listening to podcasts almost all the time that you're not on a computer or asleep.
I spend more hours than that every day listening to podcasts(typically). And my list is less than 16 strong.

Find what works for you, take suggestions, and re-listen to the things you like,
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MountainManPan on June 24, 2010, 01:56:43 AM
I listen to a fair number of podcasts.

It is pretty easy.

I go food shopping everyday and I listen as I shop.
I also have to walk 30 min to and from work. SO I listen
I also get at least 1 hour of exercise. So I listen then, too.

Adds up.

I have not listened to music on my iPod in quite a while now.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on June 24, 2010, 11:13:24 AM
yeah, it's strange. I have an mp3 player and a phone that has an mp3 player built in. I have tons of podcasts and audiobooks loaded on each, and I've loaded a couple hours of music too, but never use it.
I love music, but all of my podcasts are either educational or very entertaining which seems to win out every time.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oh yeah, updated list of the podcasts I currently have on my netbook and maintain subscriptions to.

Common Sense w/ Dan Carlin
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Doug Loves Movies
Irreligiosophy
JapanesePod101
The Moth Podcast
MSNBC Rachel Maddow show
The Ricky Gervais Podcast
The Ricky Gervais Guide to...
All of Scott Sigler's Audiobooks
SGU 5x5
SGU
SModcast
Tell 'Em Steve-Dave!
WillYouSignMyCast


That's the only ones on this netbook for now.
Still have others on the Desktop and mp3 players though.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Tatyana on June 27, 2010, 04:16:51 AM

How the hell do you listen to it all?

I listen to a lot of podcasts as well. I have a walking/train journey every day of 45-60 min, I am in the gym for 60 minutes, and depending on what I am doing in the lab, I either listen for 6-12 hours or another 1.5 hours.

Each day I easily listen to 3 hours.

Tonight as I am on call in the lab, it will be closer to 12 hours.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on June 27, 2010, 08:52:51 AM
Ok, so for all you guys that are lucky enough to have so much time to listen to podcasts, I have a couple suggestions that I have found to be very efficient at eating up time.

First, Scott Sigler's audiobooks.
I first heard about them on Skepticality back when I first started listening to podcasts. They're completely free and in user friendly podcast form on iTunes and his site. The order I listened in was EarthCore, Infected, Contagious, then Ancestor. I still haven't listened to the rest.

Secondly, this is for a somewhat more limited crowd. The following two podcasts are heavily laden with foul and often times offensive language. Many of you are familiar with SModcast, the podcast put out by writer/director Kevin Smith and his long time producer and friend Scott Mosier. Well, now they've turned it into a network that includes another show called "Tell 'Em Steve Dave." It's just long hilarious conversations between a small group of friends covering recent events and stories from the past.
The other podcast related to SMod and TESD is one called WillYouSignMyCast. This is a podcast by a couple of guys who are more loosely related with Kevin Smith. They aren't featured on his network yet, but they are affiliated with View Askew through their hockey tournaments. This show is full of hilarious stories, random silliness, and a bunch of language that you probably won't want to listen to around sensitive ears.

So that's it for my new suggestions.

ScottSigler.com
Tell 'Em Steve-Dave
WillYouSignMyCast
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on June 30, 2010, 04:48:38 PM
InKredulous! Very nice. Mocking game show format. Very good.

http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/category/podcast/inkredulous-podcast/ (http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/category/podcast/inkredulous-podcast/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: mrgrammar on July 15, 2010, 11:56:39 AM
I hardly listen to music anymore and I listen to my ipod way to much. In fact last night I had a dream I ate my ipod and although it gave me a stomach ache it was pretty tasty.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: rmcbride on July 16, 2010, 07:50:24 PM
That brings up the question of how you load more podcasts in that event.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on July 16, 2010, 09:25:39 PM
you get a USB adapter port installed in your naval.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: gcason on July 16, 2010, 10:29:38 PM
Alphabetically:

The Amateur Scientist
The Classic Tales (great podcast if you like good literature)
Curiosity Aroused
Monster Talk
Skeptech (inactive?)
Skepticality
SGU 5x5
SGU
Skeptoid
They Might Be Giants (sporadic)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on July 22, 2010, 08:59:28 AM
For Lovecraft fans: http://hppodcraft.com/ (http://hppodcraft.com/)

I was about to ask if anyone else here listened to this. I like the light-hearted nature of the show. The hosts are really enthusiastic, too, which gets me more interested in actually reading the stories. Great podcast.

There is a full *free* reading of The Haunter of the Dark up for DL. 

The reading is excellent. 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Jack on July 24, 2010, 03:51:25 AM
For Lovecraft fans: http://hppodcraft.com/ (http://hppodcraft.com/)

I was about to ask if anyone else here listened to this. I like the light-hearted nature of the show. The hosts are really enthusiastic, too, which gets me more interested in actually reading the stories. Great podcast.

There is a full *free* reading of The Haunter of the Dark up for DL. 

The reading is excellent.

Agreed, I've listened to it twice now. I wonder how regularly they'll be doing these...
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Dr.PastaMaker on July 24, 2010, 04:01:03 AM
This thread needs more Carolla  :laugh:
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on July 24, 2010, 10:12:15 AM
Carolla jumped the shark before the 1 year mark.
About 80% of the guests are't worth listening to and Adam's racist, blue collar white guy shtick gets old pretty quickly.
Teresa and Bald Brian add nothing to the show but annoyance.
The only reason to even stay subscribed to that show is for the rare instance where an interesting or funny guest comes on and does something other than act as a wall for him to bounce his routine off of.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Peace Bunny on July 27, 2010, 06:57:46 AM
I barely listen to any :(

My list is:

Skeptics Guide
5x5
Mark Kermode's and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews
NFL Rants & Raves (only during the season)
David Mitchell's Soapbox
New Music Transmission (which is mine anyway)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: whitedevilbrewing on July 29, 2010, 04:43:06 AM
I deleted Corolla.  I can only take him in small doses, and he does a weekly segment on the Kevin and Bean show (This Week in Rage), which does it for me.


So I looked into the French podcast, and I couldn't seem to find one that I didn't have to pay for.  I'd like to work on my French a bit.  Is there a free one?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on July 29, 2010, 02:42:59 PM
I just stumbled onto  Terrance McNally.  First interview I listened to was Michael Pollan.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on July 29, 2010, 03:02:52 PM
Speaking of french I've picked up the Napoleon Bonaparte podcast. Pretty good. And I really knew very little of the Napoleonic wars.

Skeptic zone. Really good.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: OldScotch on August 26, 2010, 04:17:32 PM
So I looked into the French podcast, and I couldn't seem to find one that I didn't have to pay for.  I'd like to work on my French a bit.  Is there a free one?

http://itunes.apple.com/us/genre/podcasts-education-language/id1469 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/genre/podcasts-education-language/id1469)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/french-for-beginners/id256177096 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/french-for-beginners/id256177096)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-frenchpodclass-frenchie/id75425978 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-frenchpodclass-frenchie/id75425978)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/learn-french-daily-podcasts/id191303933 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/learn-french-daily-podcasts/id191303933)

There are quite a few more, they all should have links to their websites which should have rss feeds if you don't have iTunes.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on August 27, 2010, 12:26:20 PM
yeah, SModcast.com is definitely putting out some funny material, almost daily now.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 29, 2010, 05:43:26 PM
Really digging The BBC History Magazine Podcast

And Inkredulous a comedy faux-quiz podcast from the Merseyside Skeptics. Oh and Jay is evidently going to be on the next Ink.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Desert Fox on August 30, 2010, 06:02:19 PM
Any good basic archaeology or paleontology podcasts?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on August 30, 2010, 09:24:12 PM
Been listening to some good Astronomy podcasts by Prof. Richard Pogge at The Ohio State University.

Ast 161: An Introduction to Solar System Astronomy (http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast161/Audio/)
Ast 162: Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, & the Universe (http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast162/Audio/)
Ast 141: Life in the Universe (http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast141/Audio/)

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: KarenX on September 02, 2010, 01:53:37 AM
I started listening to that Pogge podcast about life in the universe. He's a good speaker! Thanks for the recommendation.

So I'm at this hotel on their free wi-fi, and some people's libraries showed up in my iTunes. I opened one and peeked at their podcast list. I did not know the American Museum of Natural History has a regular podcast. Did you? I am downloading the one on the planet Mercury from about a month ago right now.

Thank you, Lori.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on September 02, 2010, 05:44:40 AM
 :) someone needs to do a podcast about snuggling. :)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on September 02, 2010, 10:00:44 PM
Cool!  I enjoyed all three courses, though 141 was my favorite.

I wonder if OSU will give me any credits.  :)


I started listening to that Pogge podcast about life in the universe. He's a good speaker! Thanks for the recommendation.

So I'm at this hotel on their free wi-fi, and some people's libraries showed up in my iTunes. I opened one and peeked at their podcast list. I did not know the American Museum of Natural History has a regular podcast. Did you? I am downloading the one on the planet Mercury from about a month ago right now.

Thank you, Lori.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Mattskimo on September 06, 2010, 08:56:26 AM
SGU + 5x5
Little Atoms
Tank Riot
Point of Inquiry
Sundays Supplement
Geologic Podcast
The Ricky Gervais Show
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on September 06, 2010, 10:09:24 AM
I suppose I could update my list, since it seems to change frequently.

These are what I have in iTunes, not necessarily what I'm listening to. Some are just place holders for the rare occasion when they put out an episode worth listening to, such as The Adam Carolla Podcast.

Adam Carolla Podcast
AstronomyCast
Comedy and Everything Else
Comedy Film Nerds
Common Sense w/ Dan Carlin
The Coolest Stuff on the Planet (howstuffworks)
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Doug Loves Movies
Geologic Podcast
Highlands: A Peephole History
Hollywood Babble-On
InKredulous
Irreligiosophy
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old
The Joe Rogan Experience(i know, i know)
Kevin Pollack's Chat Show
The Moth Podcast
The Ricky Gervais Show and "Guide to..." series
Scott Sigler Audiobooks
SGU 5x5
SGU
SModcast
Stuff Mom Never Told You (howstuffworks)
The Stuff of Genius (howstuffworks)
Stuff They Don't Want You to Know (howstuffworks)
Stuff You Missed in History Class (howstuffworks)
Stuff You Should Know (howstuffworks)
Tell 'Em Steve-Dave!
Unofficial PennRadio Podcast

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on September 06, 2010, 12:05:39 PM
Doug Loves Movies was mentioned above.  I just found it last week, and I'm enjoying it.  I especially like the Leonard Maltin game at the end if each episode.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Karyn on September 06, 2010, 12:11:09 PM
Any good basic archaeology or paleontology podcasts?

I like the Archaeocast and Naked Archaeology.  I haven't managed anything on paleontology.

My other favorites currently are The Bible Geek Show, Legal Lad's Tips for a more Lwful Life, Skeptics with a K, The Reality Check, Econtalk, selected expisodes of NPR Talk Of The Nation, Monster Talk, American Freethough, Chariots of Iron, Athiest News, Irreligiosophy, Skeptoid, Reasonable Doubts, and Sociology Improv (done by a friend of mine, very good)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on September 06, 2010, 12:33:07 PM
Doug Loves Movies was mentioned above.  I just found it last week, and I'm enjoying it.  I especially like the Leonard Maltin game at the end if each episode.
There's an old episode with Brian Posehn and Sarah Silverman that deserves special mention. There is a bit in the show where Doug starts imitating Brians voice. I was listening to it for the first time in the food court at a local mall, and I literally did a spit-take. That was the day I decided to stop listening to comedy podcasts in public places. I'm not sure if the episode will show up in the iTunes list of available, but if it doesn't and you want it, just let me know. I have the first season of the show burned on cd and it could be part of that season. All in all, a hilarious show. I was afraid that when I stopped smoking pot, the show would loose some of it's appeal, but that just hasn't been the case.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on September 07, 2010, 05:11:06 PM
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Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on September 08, 2010, 01:40:05 PM
I can't thank you guys who talked me into watching Kevin Pollak's Chat show enough. I'm hooked. I've watched the episodes with Kevin Smith, NPH, Sean William Scott, Stephen Weber, Nick Swardson, and Adam Carolla. There are sooo many more I can't wait to watch.
I was critical of the video format to begin with, and yes I know that there is an audio only version too, but I've found that I can treat myself to watching one episode every night before bed, instead of some shitty tv show that I really don't learn anything interesting from.

I'm hooked. It's like the cherry on top of my podcast sundae.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on September 09, 2010, 12:05:35 AM
Doug Loves Movies was mentioned above.  I just found it last week, and I'm enjoying it.  I especially like the Leonard Maltin game at the end if each episode.
There's an old episode with Brian Posehn and Sarah Silverman that deserves special mention. There is a bit in the show where Doug starts imitating Brians voice. I was listening to it for the first time in the food court at a local mall, and I literally did a spit-take. That was the day I decided to stop listening to comedy podcasts in public places. I'm not sure if the episode will show up in the iTunes list of available, but if it doesn't and you want it, just let me know. I have the first season of the show burned on cd and it could be part of that season. All in all, a hilarious show. I was afraid that when I stopped smoking pot, the show would loose some of it's appeal, but that just hasn't been the case.

I'll have to find that episode.  As a non-smoker, I find the podcast entertaining. 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Minjin on September 12, 2010, 03:08:18 PM
Most of what I listen to has already been mentioned. Except:

If you like gadgets, the Engadget podcast is excellent. If you like the more specialized topic of phones, Engadget Mobile is very good. I'd avoid Engadget HD. They're a little too dry though some of you guys with your endless lists of science and skeptic podcasts might be used to that kind of delivery.  :P
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on September 29, 2010, 02:56:23 PM
BBC Discovery (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/discovery) podcast has Prof. Brian Cox OBE talking about Feynman.

Should be worth a listen.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Andrew Clunn on September 30, 2010, 04:41:08 PM
This American Life
http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/talpodcast (http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/talpodcast)

PRI: To the Best of Our Knowledge Podcast
http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=510011&uid=p1qe4e85742c986fdb81d2d38ffa0d5d53 (http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=510011&uid=p1qe4e85742c986fdb81d2d38ffa0d5d53)

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
http://www.theskepticsguide.org/feed/rss.aspx?feed=sgu (http://www.theskepticsguide.org/feed/rss.aspx?feed=sgu)

Short Cummings Audio presents Happily Domesticated
http://feeds.feedburner.com/ShortCummingsAudio (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ShortCummingsAudio)

Onion Radio News
http://origin.theonion.com/feeds/radionews/ (http://origin.theonion.com/feeds/radionews/)

Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena
http://skeptoid.com/podcast.xml (http://skeptoid.com/podcast.xml)

The Moth Podcast
http://feeds.feedburner.com/themothpodcast (http://feeds.feedburner.com/themothpodcast)

Reason.tv
http://reason.tv/itunes/index.xml (http://reason.tv/itunes/index.xml)

WNYC's Radiolab
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/index.xml (http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/index.xml)

Cultivating the Virtues
http://cultivatingthevirtues.podbean.com/feed/ (http://cultivatingthevirtues.podbean.com/feed/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: kem on October 03, 2010, 12:32:19 AM
BBC Discovery (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/discovery) podcast has Prof. Brian Cox OBE talking about Feynman.

Should be worth a listen.

it is.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Karyn on October 04, 2010, 05:32:11 PM
I'm going to plug this for a friend because I think some of the people here will enjoy it.  It's not the best sound or edited podcast by any means, but they usually have good conversations that you don't get on any of the other podcasts I've found.  I will warn you that they are 3 liberal sociologist grad students, but they do a good job of making fun of their biases, too.

http://thesocietypages.org/improv/2010/03/28/welcome-health-care/ (http://thesocietypages.org/improv/2010/03/28/welcome-health-care/)

These guys also do interviews with prominent sociologists on their research on an other podcast:

http://thesocietypages.org/officehours/ (http://thesocietypages.org/officehours/)

Let me know what you think about it.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on October 26, 2010, 06:00:07 PM
I listened to the latest Rationally Speaking today with Massimo Piggliucci and Julia Galef. I'm jazzed cause there are twenty others I haven't heard. Score!

http://nycskeptics.org/storage/feeds/rs.xml (http://nycskeptics.org/storage/feeds/rs.xml)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: whitedevilbrewing on November 05, 2010, 04:07:13 AM
iTunes U is one of the coolest things I've ever discovered.  I queue'd up about 250 lectures the other nite (20 or so courses), and they took a day to download.  Good times.  Mostly history stuff, particularly from Yale and Berkeley, but also one on critical thinking, and one series on Tolkien.

Also, picked up a couple new ones from the BBC-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ta (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ta)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/witness (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/witness)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/maths (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/maths)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stonesean on November 05, 2010, 05:27:47 AM
Just listened to my first episode of "The Amateur Scientist".

It's pretty funny, though there was no real science in there at all.

Funny enough for my bus ride to work, anyway.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: whitedevilbrewing on November 05, 2010, 06:21:34 AM
I unsubscribed from that one =[
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: vetbridge on November 05, 2010, 12:54:32 PM
SGU + 5x5
Geologic
The Splendid Table
Escape Pod
Film Sack
Now Playing
Selected Shorts
Sick and Wrong
Stuff You Should Know
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: vetbridge on November 05, 2010, 12:57:33 PM
Forgot:

Skeptoid
Radiolab
This American Life
Reality Check
Old Jews Telling Jokes
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Helium Flash on November 09, 2010, 08:59:56 AM
While the SGU is still my number 1, Intelligence Squared is awesome also.  Really stimulating, monitored debates between high-profile speakers.  Thre's a UK and a US version.  Chris Hitchens has made an awesome appearance on one.  There's also an audience vote at the end on who won, which is pretty exciting.  Only downside is that some of the topics are pretty heated and intense and hearing the opposing side speak can get me very very angry.   >:(
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on November 09, 2010, 12:30:45 PM
So...I've just listened to today's episode of the Adam Carolla Show podcast.  His guests were Ed Asner and his son Matt.  While they were discussing the news, the topic if 9/11 came up.  And guess who is a 9/11 truther...

Ed Asner!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on November 10, 2010, 02:14:46 PM
New podcast from Michael Marshall (Skeptics with a K and Righteous Indignation podcasts) and Martin Robbins (Blogger behind the This is a news website article about a scientific paper (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/the-lay-scientist/2010/sep/24/1) masterpiece).

It's called Strange Quarks (http://strangequarks.net/) and there have only been two episodes so far. It's more of an interview based podcast and so far they've had Simon Singh and Rebecca. Worth a chance I reckon.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: mcvouty on November 10, 2010, 05:42:40 PM
While the SGU is still my number 1, Intelligence Squared is awesome also.  Really stimulating, monitored debates between high-profile speakers.  Thre's a UK and a US version.  Chris Hitchens has made an awesome appearance on one.  There's also an audience vote at the end on who won, which is pretty exciting.  Only downside is that some of the topics are pretty heated and intense and hearing the opposing side speak can get me very very angry.   >:(

I came here to 2nd that. But be aware: they debate for sport. Especially in the US edition. Sometimes it is clear the audience is full of ringers, holding back their decision to throw support to their side. But that's the nature of Oxford-style debate, so if you are expecting something else you will likely be infuriated.

Otherwise, what everyone else said. Plus a lot of NHL podcasts, and I absolutely love the Pritzker Military Library podcast.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ah.hell on November 11, 2010, 12:16:54 AM
As I type, I am listening to "this week in science".  I keep giving it a chance because Dr Kiki is great.  Justin sucks.  I cringe every time he speaks.  His understanding of science seems...well, shallow, he argues with Dr Kiki and gets petulant and never adds anything interesting. 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on November 11, 2010, 08:03:53 AM
It's good to have somebody to be devils advocate sometimes.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ah.hell on November 11, 2010, 11:58:52 AM
I actually feel kinda bad for being so harsh to poor Justin, but he ruins the show for me.
Title: Fav pods
Post by: Doggy on November 25, 2010, 04:42:53 AM
 Hi gang. Working nightshift in a menial job has its perks, the chance to listen to hours of podcasts. After the SGU what are your favs, what would you recommend to while away the wee hours....

 Heres a few of my favs so you can get a hint of where my tastes roam..

 SGU (well doh!)
 Astronomy Cast
 The complete guide to everything
 BBC focus magazine
 Dr Karl and the naked scientist
 The infinite monkey cage
 How stuff works
 1up.com the oddcast
 Firefly talk
 Skepticality

 Thats a few of what Im listening to at the mo. Any good pods Im missing out on?

 
Title: Re: Fav pods
Post by: Domino on November 25, 2010, 07:59:34 AM
There's a fairly large thread on this HERE (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,13592.0.html) but I'd like to suggest one that I've found recently called Answer Me This (http://answermethispodcast.com/)
Title: Re: Fav pods
Post by: Doggy on November 25, 2010, 12:22:32 PM
 Thanx, theres a lot to get through there... happy days
Title: Re: Fav pods
Post by: Rider on November 25, 2010, 12:24:39 PM
(http://www.sallybernstein.com/images/food/column/cardamom%20296X197.jpg)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Karyn on November 25, 2010, 12:25:42 PM
I merged a thread in that was posted in general.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on November 25, 2010, 12:45:02 PM
Since I recently switched to the zune software for podcatching picked up a bunch of new to me podcast

Dr Kiki's science hour (http://twit.tv/kiki) on the twit network

naked astronomy (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/astronomy/)

freakonmics (http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/04/introducing-freakonomics-radio-a-podcast-about-the-hidden-side-of-everything/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Karyn on November 25, 2010, 12:53:09 PM
I picked up a great one this weekend.  These guys were at the SGU event in Vacouver and handed out their 'business cards' to everyone.  I had never heard of them before, but I checked out the podcast, and it's very well done.   Good sound quality, fun topics, sick humor and not for the weak willed.  I'm in love.

caustic soda (http://www.causticsodapodcast.com/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Cybrmynd on November 26, 2010, 02:22:06 AM
For me, the only other podcast I check up on a daily basis would be The Gamecritics Podcast. I find them to be a bit more mature when it comes to the discussion of video games, but critical when it needs to be. They present views and opinions that are not popular within most game sites, and that's why I like them.

http://www.gamecritics.com/ (http://www.gamecritics.com/)

The only other podcasts are Geologic and SGU.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Peace Bunny on November 26, 2010, 06:12:57 AM
I hear the New Music Transmission (http://www.newmusictransmission.com) podcast give away a song each week, and you can download all the songs retrospectively... Just sayin is all...

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: vetbridge on November 30, 2010, 12:06:20 PM
Recently stumbled across a relatively new podcast http://scopesmonkeychoir.com/ (http://scopesmonkeychoir.com/). "Music in a rational universe"
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on December 03, 2010, 07:39:53 AM
Agreed!  I've added it my collection.

I picked up a great one this weekend.  These guys were at the SGU event in Vacouver and handed out their 'business cards' to everyone.  I had never heard of them before, but I checked out the podcast, and it's very well done.   Good sound quality, fun topics, sick humor and not for the weak willed.  I'm in love.

caustic soda (http://www.causticsodapodcast.com/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on December 03, 2010, 11:52:46 AM
Been listening to the zombie show we re Alive. I've gotten hooked even though the acting is pretty bad.

Thanks for Caustic Soda. Awesome.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: superhans on December 09, 2010, 06:45:15 PM
It's not a skeptical/science-y podcast, but You Look Nice Today is pretty hilarious nonsense.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MountainManPan on December 14, 2010, 04:38:21 PM
FREAKONOMICS is a good, though infrequent podcast (once a month).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: OldScotch on December 16, 2010, 12:44:58 PM
FREAKONOMICS is a good, though infrequent podcast (once a month).

That's the sort of frequency I wish Slacker Astronomy would strive for.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on December 21, 2010, 11:35:02 AM
been loving The Ricky Gervais Show all month.

hilarious.

examples:
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on December 21, 2010, 03:22:31 PM
been loving The Ricky Gervais Show all month.

hilarious.

examples:
(click to show/hide)
I love Gervais but I have a hard time following his accent. I wonder if people in the US experience similar difficulties. Guess I'll have to insist until I get used to it.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on December 21, 2010, 05:20:45 PM
I love Gervais but I have a hard time following his accent. I wonder if people in the US experience similar difficulties. Guess I'll have to insist until I get used to it.

I'd have guessed Americans would have more trouble with Karl's accent.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on December 21, 2010, 05:34:28 PM
Are we alone?
SGU
Astronomy Cast
Naked Scientists

Used to listen to Skepticality, but felt that they spent too much time fighting creationists and sort of forgot about it once I found SGU.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on December 21, 2010, 05:41:24 PM
I love Gervais but I have a hard time following his accent. I wonder if people in the US experience similar difficulties. Guess I'll have to insist until I get used to it.

I'd have guessed Americans would have more trouble with Karl's accent.

Yeah, Karl's is indeed harder. When Gervais is speaking solo I can understand him well, the problem is when they get excited and their voices overlap. Which are the funniest parts, I suppose.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on December 21, 2010, 05:55:12 PM
Are we alone?
SGU
Astronomy Cast
Naked Scientists

Used to listen to Skepticality, but felt that they spent too much time fighting creationists and sort of forgot about it once I found SGU.

I tried listening to Naked Scientists, but it seems way too targeted to the middle school audience, I couldn't tolerate all that bullshit in the middle. But the main dude is a fuckin smooth presenter.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on December 21, 2010, 05:56:57 PM
Used to listen to Skepticality, but felt that they spent too much time fighting creationists and sort of forgot about it once I found SGU.

their interviews seem to me to vary as widely as Are We Alones' do. (but I enjoy and get more out of AWA than Skepticality)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on December 21, 2010, 06:02:10 PM
iTunes U is one of the coolest things I've ever discovered.  I queue'd up about 250 lectures the other nite (20 or so courses), and they took a day to download.  Good times.  Mostly history stuff, particularly from Yale and Berkeley, but also one on critical thinking, and one series on Tolkien.

fuck a iTunes. go to Berkeley's own podcast website.

UCLA has the goods, too. (UCSD, by contrast are pretty inconsistent with content and quality, but at least they make available shitloads more than Yale does)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on December 21, 2010, 06:25:42 PM
I love Gervais but I have a hard time following his accent. I wonder if people in the US experience similar difficulties. Guess I'll have to insist until I get used to it.

I'd have guessed Americans would have more trouble with Karl's accent.

Yeah, Karl's is indeed harder. When Gervais is speaking solo I can understand him well, the problem is when they get excited and their voices overlap. Which are the funniest parts, I suppose.

Never had a problem with either. But, then, I guess I take in a lot of british media. I have more difficulty with very heavy scottish brogues than with the various british dialects.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on December 21, 2010, 06:29:57 PM
Used to listen to Skepticality, but felt that they spent too much time fighting creationists and sort of forgot about it once I found SGU.

their interviews seem to me to vary as widely as Are We Alones' do. (but I enjoy and get more out of AWA than Skepticality)

I think I just hit a whole string of ranting about creationists and got bored.
I didn't actively not listen, I just forgot they were there.

Some other stuff may have been happening at the time too, the past is hazy from this viewpoint.

One thing about AWA interviews is that they NEVER get heated, even when talking to quacks and the quack like. Good journalism IMO.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on December 21, 2010, 06:33:16 PM
The Classic Tales (great podcast if you like good literature)

The Teaching Company also have some good ones if you like that sorta thing:

TTC - Books That Have Made History - Books That Can Change Your Life
TTC - 20th-Century American Fiction
TTC - Science Fiction: The Literature of the Technological Imagination
TTC - Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature’s Most Fantastic Works
TTC - History of World Literature
TTC - Great Writers, their lives and works   
TTC - Great Figures of the Old Testament
TTC - Classical Mythology
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on December 21, 2010, 06:35:53 PM
I love Gervais but I have a hard time following his accent. I wonder if people in the US experience similar difficulties. Guess I'll have to insist until I get used to it.

I'd have guessed Americans would have more trouble with Karl's accent.

Yeah, Karl's is indeed harder. When Gervais is speaking solo I can understand him well, the problem is when they get excited and their voices overlap. Which are the funniest parts, I suppose.

Never had a problem with either. But, then, I guess I take in a lot of british media. I have more difficulty with very heavy scottish brogues than with the various british dialects.

supposedly a survey found Geordie to be the most difficult. I usually manage to understand about 90% of it, depending on how they're talking.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MountainManPan on December 22, 2010, 04:31:05 PM
Scottish accents are British accents.
I love Gervais but I have a hard time following his accent. I wonder if people in the US experience similar difficulties. Guess I'll have to insist until I get used to it.

I'd have guessed Americans would have more trouble with Karl's accent.

Yeah, Karl's is indeed harder. When Gervais is speaking solo I can understand him well, the problem is when they get excited and their voices overlap. Which are the funniest parts, I suppose.

Never had a problem with either. But, then, I guess I take in a lot of british media. I have more difficulty with very heavy scottish brogues than with the various british dialects.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on December 22, 2010, 05:28:23 PM
Scottish accents are British accents.

I should have said "English." Of course, if you really want to get pedantic, the "Britons" are traditionally those who hail from the southern UK...south of the firth of forth. But whatever.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on December 22, 2010, 05:51:36 PM
I think the worse for me is cockney. The easiest, BBC. And Boston.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on December 22, 2010, 06:17:58 PM
I think the worse for me is cockney. The easiest, BBC. And Boston.
Cockney's not that bad except when they start in with the rhyming slang. As for some of the Scottish accents, Glaswegian in particular (as in, the accent a person who lives in Glasgow has)... the English themselves make fun of it as incomprehensible. It's only going to be worse for an American.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on December 22, 2010, 07:53:08 PM
I once watched a movie that was subtitled. The movie was in English but the actors where Irish with an accent that was so strong I really needed the subtitles.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on December 22, 2010, 07:53:54 PM
Snatch?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on December 22, 2010, 07:56:41 PM
Don't remember much about the movie. What I do remember was that most of the people where on welfare and this one guy was going to do something illegal to make some money. Sorry that is all I can remember of it now.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on December 22, 2010, 08:03:14 PM
Um, by "most of the people" do you mean "a bunch of Irish travellers" and by "do something illegal" do you mean "Brad Pitt was going to get into an unsanctioned prizefight and take a dive for cash"?

FWIW, Lock, Stock, and 2 Smoking Barrels got kind of incomprehensible at times too, but not like some of the guys in Snatch (though in Pitt's case that was the intention).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on December 22, 2010, 08:54:21 PM
No, this was a movie that was done in the early 80's maybe the 70's. No one famous that I can remember. Just a low budget Irish movie.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MountainManPan on December 22, 2010, 09:06:06 PM
Scottish accents are British accents.

I should have said "English." Of course, if you really want to get pedantic, the "Britons" are traditionally those who hail from the southern UK...south of the firth of forth. But whatever.

Thatn's not how the term is used now

Britain refers to Wales, Scotland, and England.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on December 22, 2010, 09:46:56 PM
Scottish accents are British accents.

I should have said "English." Of course, if you really want to get pedantic, the "Britons" are traditionally those who hail from the southern UK...south of the firth of forth. But whatever.

Thatn's not how the term is used now

Britain refers to Wales, Scotland, and England.

As I said, I was being pedantic.....in an effort to mirror you and hopefully subtly reveal your own faults. Obviously the effort was a failure.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on December 22, 2010, 11:27:37 PM
Scottish accents are British accents.

I should have said "English." Of course, if you really want to get pedantic, the "Britons" are traditionally those who hail from the southern UK...south of the firth of forth. But whatever.

Thatn's not how the term is used now

Britain refers to Wales, Scotland, and England.

As I said, I was being pedantic.....in an effort to mirror you and hopefully subtly reveal your own faults. Obviously the effort was a failure.
Failure refers to things that did not succeed. Perhaps you should think about this the next time you present something in front of others.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Phil Clemence on December 23, 2010, 12:06:28 AM
OK, enough of the big talk.
Whip them out , and let's just see who has the bigger sliderule.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on December 23, 2010, 01:17:05 PM
I need a refreshed course in how to use one. I had one in high school. I think that is going on my Christmas list next year. ;D
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on December 23, 2010, 02:15:11 PM
FWIW, Lock, Stock, and 2 Smoking Barrels got kind of incomprehensible at times too, but not like some of the guys in Snatch (though in Pitt's case that was the intention).

off topic: Snatch was easily the better of the two movies.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on December 23, 2010, 05:17:04 PM
FWIW, Lock, Stock, and 2 Smoking Barrels got kind of incomprehensible at times too, but not like some of the guys in Snatch (though in Pitt's case that was the intention).

off topic: Snatch was easily the better of the two movies.

Pretty much everyone in the world disagrees with you there.
Personally I like 'em both equally.

unfortunately Rocknrolla didn't engage me so I switched off.
Same with Sherlock Holmes.

I think his ex wife vampired his talent.....
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on December 23, 2010, 06:56:16 PM
FWIW, Lock, Stock, and 2 Smoking Barrels got kind of incomprehensible at times too, but not like some of the guys in Snatch (though in Pitt's case that was the intention).

off topic: Snatch was easily the better of the two movies.

Pretty much everyone in the world disagrees with you there.
Personally I like 'em both equally.

unfortunately Rocknrolla didn't engage me so I switched off.
Same with Sherlock Holmes.

I think his ex wife vampired his talent.....

last time I said it, everyone agreed.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on December 26, 2010, 10:23:48 PM
Caustic Soda is fun. (first few minutes of the Jehovah episode cracked me up)
I like how the co-hosts voices are panned, too.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Da5id on January 02, 2011, 11:20:12 PM
Brian Maxwell who used to host the podcast Will You Sign My Cast just launched a new podcast called Maxwell's House, which can be found here http://www.thebrianmaxwell.com/ (http://www.thebrianmaxwell.com/).
I actually really liked. If you have ever heard Will You Sign My Cast it is not drastically different. This first episode is with his wife. Pleasantly surprised to learn in the pod that he has some skeptical leanings, i won't reveal to what though.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 04, 2011, 08:39:21 AM
Brian Maxwell who used to host the podcast Will You Sign My Cast just launched a new podcast called Maxwell's House, which can be found here http://www.thebrianmaxwell.com/ (http://www.thebrianmaxwell.com/).
I actually really liked. If you have ever heard Will You Sign My Cast it is not drastically different. This first episode is with his wife. Pleasantly surprised to learn in the pod that he has some skeptical leanings, i won't reveal to what though.

what's it about?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Peace Bunny on January 04, 2011, 08:55:56 AM
I grew up where people have Karl Pilkington accents, and many of my friends have accents sort of like those in Snatch etc. So, for me those are basically neutral. Weird, eh?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Da5id on January 05, 2011, 12:27:54 AM
Brian Maxwell who used to host the podcast Will You Sign My Cast just launched a new podcast called Maxwell's House, which can be found here http://www.thebrianmaxwell.com/ (http://www.thebrianmaxwell.com/).
I actually really liked. If you have ever heard Will You Sign My Cast it is not drastically different. This first episode is with his wife. Pleasantly surprised to learn in the pod that he has some skeptical leanings, i won't reveal to what though.

what's it about?

As far as I can tell, it is not really about anything. It is more conversational than anything. Only one episode has been recorded, but i think the pod will just be Brian Maxwell talking about different aspects of his life, past and present, which have entertaining, or comical outcomes.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: KarenX on January 13, 2011, 02:15:16 PM
So I listen to the "Are We Alone?" (SETI) and "In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg" (BBC) podcasts regularly. This week both programs are about randomness, and none have overlapping guests. Has there been recently published sensational news about randomicity or is this just a random coincidence?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on January 13, 2011, 05:32:38 PM
So I listen to the "Are We Alone?" (SETI) and "In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg" (BBC) podcasts regularly. This week both programs are about randomness, and none have overlapping guests. Has there been recently published sensational news about randomicity or is this just a random coincidence?

Is it just me or are a lot of 2010's archive(AWA) repeats of previous episodes?
I've listened to several last year that I'd already heard.
I went through the entire catalogue in 2009 and then this started happening in Jan 2010.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 13, 2011, 07:23:05 PM
So I listen to the "Are We Alone?" (SETI) and "In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg" (BBC) podcasts regularly. This week both programs are about randomness, and none have overlapping guests. Has there been recently published sensational news about randomicity or is this just a random coincidence?

Is it just me or are a lot of 2010's archive(AWA) repeats of previous episodes?
I've listened to several last year that I'd already heard.

_usually_ AWA will have as the first word in the episode description "ENCORE" if it's a repeat.

last year it seemed to be about every second episode. guess they're busy folk.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on January 13, 2011, 07:26:52 PM
So I listen to the "Are We Alone?" (SETI) and "In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg" (BBC) podcasts regularly. This week both programs are about randomness, and none have overlapping guests. Has there been recently published sensational news about randomicity or is this just a random coincidence?

Is it just me or are a lot of 2010's archive(AWA) repeats of previous episodes?
I've listened to several last year that I'd already heard.

_usually_ AWA will have as the first word in the episode description "ENCORE" if it's a repeat.

last year it seemed to be about every second episode. guess they're busy folk.

I never noticed the encore on the archive page. At lease I'm not going crazy. Or am I?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 14, 2011, 07:06:28 AM
I never noticed the encore on the archive page. At lease I'm not going crazy. Or am I?

I dunno what page you're talking about

all I know is what I get in my rss thingamado...

That's So Random!Seth Shostak
Are We Alone
Monday, 10 January 2011 9:00:00 PM
audio/mpeg: 36330Kb   

Random is as random does… makes sense doesn’t even that anyway in tune hear to randomness how lives rules.

Brain chaos the drives, restoration role of help insight ecology may into randomness the, numbers sense of make statistics can’t why we or, ants not seem of erratic behavior why the may but is.
Guests: ...

Do Computers Byte?Seth Shostak
Are We Alone
Monday, 3 January 2011 9:00:00 PM
audio/mpeg: 36330Kb   

ENCORE The march of computer technology continues. But as silicon chips and search engines become faster and more productive – can the same be said for us?

Seth's Storage LockerSeth Shostak
Are We Alone
Monday, 27 December 2010 9:00:00 PM
audio/mpeg: 36330Kb   

ENCORE It’s always an adventure to go digging in Seth’s storage locker – who knows what we’ll find …


Skeptic Check: Cell Phone DangerSeth Shostak
Are We Alone
Monday, 20 December 2010 9:00:01 PM
audio/mpeg: 36330Kb   

Every ten microseconds...


Extreme GeologySeth Shostak
Are We Alone
Monday, 29 November 2010 9:00:00 PM
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Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on January 14, 2011, 04:58:03 PM
I never noticed the encore on the archive page. At lease I'm not going crazy. Or am I?

I dunno what page you're talking about

all I know is what I get in my rss thingamado...

(click to show/hide)
Turns out I never noticed, cos it aint listed.
http://radio.seti.org/episodes (http://radio.seti.org/episodes)
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 15, 2011, 12:48:18 AM
Turns out I never noticed, cos it aint listed.

http://radio.seti.org/episodes (http://radio.seti.org/episodes)

looking at the link you posted, I can't find any mp3 links

to obtain the mp3 (i.e., the episode) I have to click an episode page link on the page you provided

it takes me to a page where "ENCORE" is plainly stated mere pixels below the link a person has to click to obtain the episode mp3.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on January 16, 2011, 05:00:36 PM
Well this must be where my ignore reality function comes in and click into the page, reading ONLY the link I want and downloading from there.

I don't mind the repeats. It must be hard to keep up the high quality programming on a weekly basis.
They also moved premises last year, so I imagine that there was a halt in production due to that.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on January 16, 2011, 11:59:30 PM
I'm always interested in finding new stuff to listen to while working out, especially now that I've more or less cleared out the SGU archives (at least going back to around 2 months before Perry's death; not sure if I want to go back any further) and, more recently, most of the Reasonable Doubts podcasts I actually want to listen to. Unfortunately a fat lot of podcasts out there only go once every couple weeks or even monthly (heck, RD hasn't posted a new show in over a month that I can see, and Hardcore History... well, let's just say if one had to listen to a new Dan Carlin history podcast upon pain of death, that should be the kind of thing one does quarterly at best). So I end up listening to a good deal of On Point with Tom Ashbrook and Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. And *then* the politics start pissing me off so I go to music, which is always a bad idea because once the endorphins kick in, Johnny Slick starts to sing...
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on January 17, 2011, 12:07:45 AM
I'm always interested in finding new stuff to listen to while working out, especially now that I've more or less cleared out the SGU archives (at least going back to around 2 months before Perry's death; not sure if I want to go back any further) and, more recently, most of the Reasonable Doubts podcasts I actually want to listen to. Unfortunately a fat lot of podcasts out there only go once every couple weeks or even monthly (heck, RD hasn't posted a new show in over a month that I can see, and Hardcore History... well, let's just say if one had to listen to a new Dan Carlin history podcast upon pain of death, that should be the kind of thing one does quarterly at best). So I end up listening to a good deal of On Point with Tom Ashbrook and Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. And *then* the politics start pissing me off so I go to music, which is always a bad idea because once the endorphins kick in, Johnny Slick starts to sing...

Go right back to the beginning, it's the podcast equivalent of highschool photographs.
They're just as critical, but a little rougher production wise.
Is memory serves, they may have even been a little angrier too.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 17, 2011, 03:28:07 AM
I'm always interested in finding new stuff to listen to while working out

have a look through the archive of the Philosophy Bites podcast, see if any topics sound interesting to you.
they're 15-20 minute episodes (very selectively edited interviews--no fluffing about being casual like Skepticality) always on a very specific topic.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Janus on January 29, 2011, 08:56:06 PM
I just started listening to My Brother, My Brother, and Me.  A hilarious "advice" podcast, which really is a good podcast to listen to for advice.  Just 3 brothers dicking around really.

Speaking of MaximumFun.org podcasts... any other MaxFunsters out there?  I think I remember reading that there are JJGo listeners on here.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on February 02, 2011, 07:40:53 PM
I know there are other folks who listen to this, so... the new episode of Hardcore History FINALLY came out a couple days ago. Which was a great listen (I took a long 5 to 6ish mile walk yesterday and took in the whole thing) but also kind of bums me out because the new one won't be coming out now for another 3 more months. :(
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on February 07, 2011, 06:10:08 PM
Because I don't have TV, I find myself watching a video podcast just about every night. My favorites are Penn Point, Rocketboom, Reason TV, TWIT, and Scam School.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Da5id on February 07, 2011, 11:49:59 PM
Just started listening to WTF with Marc Maron. It is really good. Extremely intimate conversations. Louis C.K. actually stated to cry during his interview. just incredible.
Also started to listen to The Nerdist. I like it, but i don't think I will listen to every episode, more guest specific.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Halloran on February 24, 2011, 11:49:06 AM
I dont know if it's been mentioned, but the Freakanomics podcast is pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on February 24, 2011, 12:08:21 PM
Just started listening to WTF with Marc Maron. It is really good.

+1 Really interesting interviews. The recent Dave Foley one was....well....WTF?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on February 24, 2011, 07:33:35 PM
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Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
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Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on February 24, 2011, 11:15:23 PM
Just started listening to WTF with Marc Maron. It is really good.

+1 Really interesting interviews. The recent Dave Foley one was....well....WTF?

++1.

The Judd Apatow interview (two parts) was also quite good.  I am impressed by his skill of getting his guests to open up.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Da5id on February 24, 2011, 11:54:02 PM
Just started listening to WTF with Marc Maron. It is really good.

+1 Really interesting interviews. The recent Dave Foley one was....well....WTF?

++1.

The Judd Apatow interview (two parts) was also quite good.  I am impressed by his skill of getting his guests to open up.

It is pretty incredible. I think my favorite so far is his interview of Ira Glass.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: imallinson on February 25, 2011, 05:15:22 AM
Apart from the SGU I listen to Skeptoid, Astronomy Cast, Science Sort Of plus loads of gaming podcasts. I tried listening to Radiolab but something about the cutting of the audio really messed my head up and I couldn't concentrate on it.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on February 25, 2011, 11:55:59 AM
This American life podcast. Trying freakonomics.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Halloran on February 28, 2011, 07:44:41 PM
This American life podcast. Trying freakonomics.

Have you read either Freakonomics books? (you dont have to in order to get this podcast, just curious)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on February 28, 2011, 08:22:19 PM
Yeah, read both. Um loving freakonomics podcasts, although it really has made me worried that I'm going to be replaced with that teacher of one program.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on March 06, 2011, 08:08:34 AM
naked oceans. It's buy the naked scientist team and one of the few podcast I can think of that deals with oceans. Ocean science seems to be really under represented in the podcast front, while astronomy seems over represented. I love astronomy, but it would be nice to see earth and ocean sciences get the same kind of attention.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on March 06, 2011, 02:01:23 PM
Mitch Benn (http://www.mitchbenn.com/) who does the comedy songs on BBC Radio 4's Now Show, has started a podcast showcasing comedy songs. It's only on episode 3, but there have been some funny songs on there so far. (And some not-so-funny songs, but what can you do?)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on March 06, 2011, 03:50:29 PM
naked oceans. It's buy the naked scientist team and one of the few podcast I can think of that deals with oceans. Ocean science seems to be really under represented in the podcast front, while astronomy seems over represented. I love astronomy, but it would be nice to see earth and ocean sciences get the same kind of attention.

is the target audience children? that bullshit ruined Naked Scientists for me :(
if it was more like Are We Alone I could happily listen to it.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on March 06, 2011, 05:32:04 PM
naked oceans. It's buy the naked scientist team and one of the few podcast I can think of that deals with oceans. Ocean science seems to be really under represented in the podcast front, while astronomy seems over represented. I love astronomy, but it would be nice to see earth and ocean sciences get the same kind of attention.

is the target audience children? that bullshit ruined Naked Scientists for me :(
if it was more like Are We Alone I could happily listen to it.

 So far I've only listened to one but it didn't seem like a kids show.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Halloran on March 09, 2011, 08:11:40 PM
Freakonomics

Anyone catch the newest ep on fecal transplants? I thought they did pretty good not making it obviously that this is all still testing. Interesting stuff.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on March 09, 2011, 10:30:58 PM
Freakonomics

Anyone catch the newest ep on fecal transplants? I thought they did pretty good not making it obviously that this is all still testing. Interesting stuff.

http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,34042.0.html (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,34042.0.html)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: KarenX on March 09, 2011, 11:45:21 PM
I am sufficiently intrigued by the response to the WTF podcast that I went and downloaded a few to listen to. I have to block out the sound of light jazz coming from the other room, so it's perfect timing.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Halloran on March 10, 2011, 12:49:17 PM
Freakonomics

Anyone catch the newest ep on fecal transplants? I thought they did pretty good not making it obviously that this is all still testing. Interesting stuff.

http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,34042.0.html (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,34042.0.html)

Thanks.

Did you listen to the podcast?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on March 10, 2011, 01:38:29 PM
I did, OMG YUCK. great podcast though.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on March 10, 2011, 02:20:52 PM
Yeah it's fantastic. It makes me think we should put economists in charge, although the trash show made me rethink that. Unintended consequences can be a bitch.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Halloran on March 10, 2011, 04:29:16 PM
Hahah yeah. Well I ask cause I just wanted to bounce that Freakonomics podcast off of a few skeptics to make sure they arent getting into psuedo stuff. Personally, I think they did well skating the line in that poop ep, explaining that it's still new and mostly untested. They did pull the "and while we dont know, he did get cured from MS, so, you know... (hint)" thing, but overall rad.

Honestly, listening to those two economists talk, it makes it sound like sociology, but more interesting to me (and I think sociology is interesting).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Eternally Learning on March 10, 2011, 04:44:05 PM
One's I listen to regularly:

- SGU (obviously)
- Best of the Left
- Reasonable Doubts
- Real Time with Bill Maher
- NPR: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me
- Skeptoid

Some others I listen to on occasion or irregularly:

- For Good Reason
- The Young Turks
- Point of Inquiry
- Skeptiko
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Halloran on March 10, 2011, 04:59:05 PM
One's I listen to regularly:

Some others I listen to on occasion or irregularly:

- Skeptiko

Uh, for the lulz?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Eternally Learning on March 10, 2011, 05:26:27 PM
One's I listen to regularly:

Some others I listen to on occasion or irregularly:

- Skeptiko

Uh, for the lulz?

No.  There really aren't enough lulz to be found.  It's more sad then funny.  I've pretty much written him off now as he's really gone off the deep end and his interview style has taken a turn for the bizarre.

The reason I did listen is because I like to hear what those who hold opposite views from me have to say, and how they defend themselves.  Bizarre as it may seem, he's said some things that made me take a closer look at concepts I'd taken for granted.  In the end, I didn't end up adopting his views, but I did get a more detailed and nuanced version of my views.

I
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stonesean on March 11, 2011, 05:44:37 AM
Didn't Steve mention on the show recently that he engages in exchanges with true believers because it helps him more completely flesh out his positions, and sharpen his debate skills?

Listening to Skeptiko would help with that too, I'd bet.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Eternally Learning on March 11, 2011, 10:05:37 AM
Didn't Steve mention on the show recently that he engages in exchanges with true believers because it helps him more completely flesh out his positions, and sharpen his debate skills?

Listening to Skeptiko would help with that too, I'd bet.

Exactly.  It's the Bruce Lee "boards don't hit back" mentality.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lukebourassa on March 11, 2011, 10:52:35 AM
SGU
EconTalk
The Economist
Skeptoid
Caustic Soda
NPR: Science Friday
NPR: Environment Podcast
NY Times' "Science Times"
Science Talk (Scientific American)
How Did This Get Made?!
Double Feature
Judge John Hodgman
Sound Opinions
Smart People Podcast
Who Charted?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Halloran on March 11, 2011, 12:01:20 PM
Didn't Steve mention on the show recently that he engages in exchanges with true believers because it helps him more completely flesh out his positions, and sharpen his debate skills?

Listening to Skeptiko would help with that too, I'd bet.

Speaking of, I was listening to an ep a few months back and the host said that Steve was scheduled to be on the show but had to pull out. But that he would be back to do the interview. Did that ever happen?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stonesean on March 11, 2011, 05:38:41 PM
I remember that one.

I have no idea.

As I recall he did a bit of a hatchet job on Steve anyway.....

"Boards don't hit back"  immediately makes me want to bust out my copy of "Enter The Dragon"....heh...

I am flying through Caustic Soda episodes lately.  That's a funny show.   It took a while to grow on me, but now I'm hooked.

I'm not sure if I'm alone in this but The Amateur Scientist makes me laugh out loud on the bus/train ride to work.  I was disappointed at first that it's simply a comedy show with a misleading title......but now I look forward to it each week...
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on March 11, 2011, 05:48:15 PM
I just added How Did This Get Made? to my list.  It is fun to listen to the hosts tear apart bad movies!  Only five eps so far...can't wait for more.

A similar good podcast is Film Sack, though they don't limit thenselves to bad ones.

SGU
EconTalk
The Economist
Skeptoid
Caustic Soda
NPR: Science Friday
NPR: Environment Podcast
NY Times' "Science Times"
Science Talk (Scientific American)
How Did This Get Made?!
Double Feature
Judge John Hodgman
Sound Opinions
Smart People Podcast
Who Charted?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lukebourassa on March 11, 2011, 06:22:08 PM


I am flying through Caustic Soda episodes lately.  That's a funny show.   It took a while to grow on me, but now I'm hooked.


I've found most long-format shows take a few listens for you to "get" how they're set-up and form an expectation.  I listened to the sex episodes last night. *grimace*
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Crowskie on March 18, 2011, 02:21:33 AM
I'm not sure if I'm alone in this but The Amateur Scientist makes me laugh out loud on the bus/train ride to work.  I was disappointed at first that it's simply a comedy show with a misleading title......but now I look forward to it each week...

I is still kinda sciency...ish.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Bill R on March 18, 2011, 08:42:52 AM
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on March 18, 2011, 11:38:30 AM
Schlock Treatment

For reals? Thanks for listening! You are one of a VERY select group, I assure you! :D
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on March 31, 2011, 07:10:14 PM
Doug Loves Movies (or 'ILoveMovies' as the mp3s say)

been going to bed listening to these, lately.
hilarious.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Tatyana on April 01, 2011, 05:29:15 PM
I just started listening to two hilarious podcasts, one is quite political 'The Bugle' and  'Answer me this' which does answer various questions, but in such an cheeky, profane and very British way.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on April 02, 2011, 11:20:10 AM
Doug Loves Movies (or 'ILoveMovies' as the mp3s say)

been going to bed listening to these, lately.
hilarious.

Yeah, he has been getting some really good guests lately.  Rainn Wilson, Kevin Pollak, Simon Pegg, McLovin.

The Leonard Maltin game is fun.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on April 02, 2011, 06:38:33 PM
Doug Loves Movies (or 'ILoveMovies' as the mp3s say)

been going to bed listening to these, lately.
hilarious.

Yeah, he has been getting some really good guests lately.  Rainn Wilson, Kevin Pollak, Simon Pegg, McLovin.

The Leonard Maltin game is fun.

not familiar with their work (But the first two sound familiar). will have to check those eps out.
I was surprised by Sarah Silverman (she was about as good as Maria Bamford).

incidentally, I can't see the eps with any of those guys in the podcast feed. :(

ETA: oh fuck me! do you have to get iTunes to get the recent eps?

why the fuck does everyone fall in line with fucking apple BS?!%^

ETA: fuck, never mind -- I shouldn't have taken a wikipedia entry as being informative. turns out I just needed a newer RSS.

ETA: but, does anyone have a link to episode '404' (Sarah Silverman, Edgar Wright, Chris Hardwick, Paul Scheer and Sean Sakimae) -- the link I get from the feed doesn't redirect properly ...is it supposed to be ironic/nerd humor 'episode 404 podcast not found' ha ha ha ha die!

ETA: managed to get 404 eventually :)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: thickets on April 06, 2011, 12:23:46 PM
I just started listening to two hilarious podcasts, one is quite political 'The Bugle' and  'Answer me this' which does answer various questions, but in such an cheeky, profane and very British way.

The Bugle is a favourite of mine, I don't listen to it often enough.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lukebourassa on April 26, 2011, 11:31:06 PM
Has anyone listened to Smart People Podcast? I listened to 2 episodes, which had fairly informative interviews--one on criminal justice and another about Feynman, but the 3rd interview was about chakras... fail. I get that these guys are trying to show "smart people" from all walks of life, and not just science, but... I don't know.. seems like they made a mistake by getting into a topic like chakras.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on May 14, 2011, 08:57:07 PM
Meet the Skeptics!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Bill R on May 15, 2011, 05:01:51 PM
Recently added various casts in the Naked Scientist family.  Seems to be good stuff.
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/ (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on May 15, 2011, 05:10:42 PM
Recently added various casts in the Naked Scientist family.  Seems to be good stuff.
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/ (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/)

Yeah, they're a lot of fun.
Looking forward to when my daughter is old enough to do kitchen science.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Tatyana on May 15, 2011, 05:40:33 PM
I just started listening to two hilarious podcasts, one is quite political 'The Bugle' and  'Answer me this' which does answer various questions, but in such an cheeky, profane and very British way.

The Bugle is a favourite of mine, I don't listen to it often enough.

Andy Zaltzman's sister, Helen Zaltzman, is one of the presenters of 'Answer me this', which is in my top three podcasts, along with 'Radiolab' and 'This American Life'.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: thickets on May 16, 2011, 11:18:56 PM
I like Radiolab's topics but it is over-produced to the point of distraction. This American Life is consistently great, and I'm a Canadian!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: hknamida on May 18, 2011, 07:11:45 AM
1. SGU, obviously
2. Geologic Podcast
3. Caustic Soda
4. Skeptikerpodden (Swedish)
5. Humanistpodden (Also Swedish)

I plan to look into a few more once I've listened to all the old SGU eps.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: AlexaZ on May 27, 2011, 04:39:42 AM
SGU
GeoLogic
Skepticality
Rationally Speaking
Partially Examined Life
GeeksOn
Philosophy Bites
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on May 28, 2011, 09:00:13 AM
my current list.

Astronomy Cast
Bill Burr - Monday Morning Podcast
Blow Hard - SModcast.com
Chris Porter's General Store
Comedy Film Nerds
Common Sense w/Dan Carlin
The Coolest Stuff on the Planet
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Doug Loves Movies
Freethought Radio
Highlands: A Peephole History - Smodcast.com
Hollywood Babble-On - SModcast.com
InKredulous
Irreligiosophy
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old - SModcast.com
The Joe Rogan Experience
The Karl Pilkington Podcast
Kevin Pollack's Chat Show(video)
Lex and Terry
Live from SModcastle - SModcast.com
The Moth Podcast
Plus One - SModcast.com
Plus One Per Diem - SModcast.com
Puck Nuts - SModcast.com
QuackCast
Reasonable Doubts Podcast
Red State of the Union - SModcast.com
Richard Dawkins Foundation
The Ricky Gervais Podcast
Ricky Gervais talks to Absolute Radio
The Rookie: Remastered
The Russell Brand Radio Show
Skepticality
Scott Sigler Audiobooks
The Skeptic's Guide 5x5
The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe
Skeptoid
Slacker Astronomy Podcast
SMarriage at SModcastle - SModcast.com
SModcast - SModcast.com
SMovieMakers - SModcast.com
StarTalk
Stuff Mom Never Told You
The Stuff of Genius
Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
Stuff You Missed In History Class
Stuff You Should Know
Tell 'Em Steve-Dave - SModcast.com
This Week with Larry Miller
Unofficial Penn Radio Podcast
WTF w/Marc Maron

And at the moment, I have 3gigs left free on a 250gig hard drive. I keep all the podcasts I download on mp3 cd's, so I guess its time to go through the library and make some disks so I can free up some more room.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on May 28, 2011, 08:06:38 PM
my current list.

Astronomy Cast
Bill Burr - Monday Morning Podcast
Blow Hard - SModcast.com
Chris Porter's General Store
Comedy Film Nerds
Common Sense w/Dan Carlin
The Coolest Stuff on the Planet
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Doug Loves Movies
Freethought Radio
Highlands: A Peephole History - Smodcast.com
Hollywood Babble-On - SModcast.com
InKredulous
Irreligiosophy
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old - SModcast.com
The Joe Rogan Experience
The Karl Pilkington Podcast
Kevin Pollack's Chat Show(video)
Lex and Terry
Live from SModcastle - SModcast.com
The Moth Podcast
Plus One - SModcast.com
Plus One Per Diem - SModcast.com
Puck Nuts - SModcast.com
QuackCast
Reasonable Doubts Podcast
Red State of the Union - SModcast.com
Richard Dawkins Foundation
The Ricky Gervais Podcast
Ricky Gervais talks to Absolute Radio
The Rookie: Remastered
The Russell Brand Radio Show
Skepticality
Scott Sigler Audiobooks
The Skeptic's Guide 5x5
The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe
Skeptoid
Slacker Astronomy Podcast
SMarriage at SModcastle - SModcast.com
SModcast - SModcast.com
SMovieMakers - SModcast.com
StarTalk
Stuff Mom Never Told You
The Stuff of Genius
Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
Stuff You Missed In History Class
Stuff You Should Know
Tell 'Em Steve-Dave - SModcast.com
This Week with Larry Miller
Unofficial Penn Radio Podcast
WTF w/Marc Maron

And at the moment, I have 3gigs left free on a 250gig hard drive. I keep all the podcasts I download on mp3 cd's, so I guess its time to go through the library and make some disks so I can free up some more room.

why not DVDs? (if you even need to go optical?) (I only recently got a PC good enough for such a basic improvement -- replaced my CDR archive with a DVD archive :) ...added countless things that only had hard drive backups, and ended up saving room on the order of 200 slimline cases.)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on May 28, 2011, 08:35:50 PM
why not DVDs? (if you even need to go optical?) (I only recently got a PC good enough for such a basic improvement -- replaced my CDR archive with a DVD archive :) ...added countless things that only had hard drive backups, and ended up saving room on the order of 200 slimline cases.)
This is what I've been doing for the past couple of weeks. My laptop has a 70+ gig capacity and atm I only have 9 gigs free. :P

I'm not getting another external harddrive because a) the last one I had crashed and broke my heart and b) I don't have an extra couple hundred dollars lying around.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Bill R on May 28, 2011, 10:39:04 PM
Recently picked up Social-Engineer.org Podcast and Hak5 Episode Feed.  I have yet to see if I like them.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on May 29, 2011, 05:08:45 AM
why not DVDs? (if you even need to go optical?) (I only recently got a PC good enough for such a basic improvement -- replaced my CDR archive with a DVD archive :) ...added countless things that only had hard drive backups, and ended up saving room on the order of 200 slimline cases.)
This is what I've been doing for the past couple of weeks. My laptop has a 70+ gig capacity and atm I only have 9 gigs free. :P

I'm not getting another external harddrive because a) the last one I had crashed and broke my heart and b) I don't have an extra couple hundred dollars lying around.

should be able to get 1TB for under a hundred (I'm guessing--US always seems to get slightly better prices than we do in NZ). ...what would 212 [a terabyte of] DVDs cost you? ...probably slightly more, and that's write-once, and they're more annoying to store and access.

only reason I use DVDs is for a permanent backup of things that are hard to re-acquire (like porn and albums) -- anything torrent or RSS (podcast) would be a pretty negligible loss, especially since ya get badass download speeds off libsyn compared to stupid p2p shared content.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stands2reason on May 29, 2011, 12:04:40 PM
OK, keeping them both in decimal GB to make it easy (the cost for each will scale to GiB by a constant factor anyways). Just going based on a Newegg search:

The cheapest 1TB I can find (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152173&cm_re=1tb-_-22-152-173-_-Product) is $55, so 5.5 cents per GB. 4.3 cents per GB with this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148725&cm_re=1.5tb-_-22-148-725-_-Product) 1.5TB drive, and 4 cents with this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148681&cm_re=2tb-_-22-148-681-_-Product) 2TB drive.

That still leaves DVDs slightly cheaper with these  single layer DVDs  (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817132076&cm_re=dvd_r_100-_-17-132-076-_-Product) at 100*4.7, or 470GB for $17, or 3.6 cents per GB.

The cheapest dual layer actually cost more than twice as much per disc, but maybe there's a vendor somewhere that sells them for really cheap.

Of course, this doesn't say anything about your valuation of physical space or re-usability. But I believe DVD-R will last longer than a HDD if they are kept at a reasonable temperature and humidity level, and if you wanted to send out periodic backups they would work better than a hard drive.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on May 29, 2011, 05:36:21 PM
OK, keeping them both in decimal GB to make it easy (the cost for each will scale to GiB by a constant factor anyways). Just going based on a Newegg search:

Of course, this doesn't say anything about your valuation of physical space or re-usability.

right, but _surely_ we're not talking about the 'cheapest possible'.

the question, surely, should be a quality disc like Verbatim sells, vs. a quality hard drive like Samsung makes. -- DVDs that are some Malasian knock off far from archival are barely worth having.--quality over the span of years will make even a poor hard drive superior if it's only used for backing up, not daily use.

also, unless you're keeping your DVDs in the spindal...which seems a little weird (how do you label them, access them, not ruin them), there is the added cost of cases.

OK, keeping them both in decimal GB to make it easy (the cost for each will scale to GiB by a constant factor anyways). Just going based on a Newegg search:


Of course, this doesn't say anything about your valuation of physical space or re-usability. But I believe DVD-R will last longer than a HDD if they are kept at a reasonable temperature and humidity level

I'm led to believe that depends upon the ink--the quality of the disc you chose.


and if you wanted to send out periodic backups they would work better than a hard drive.

I'm not sure what that phrase means, but I would have thought a second drive you can run a sync program on would be preferable for backups--that way you're basically preserving a clone of your PC, rather than having all these out of place files.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on May 29, 2011, 08:30:27 PM
I got a 1.5 TB drive for $175 two years ago. It crashed in about a year of me acquiring it. I bought 100 Memorex DVD-Rs for less than $20 - that's about 450GB of data storage, without having to worry about anything crashing. Scratches are a worry, but easier to avoid than a random crash. I do plan on getting another external someday, but until then, I'm okay with my DVDs. I have a spare CD case somewhere around here, but the DVDs are literally for storage - I don't have to worry about having to rifle through them on a daily basis.

It's good to know that external drives are coming down in price, though.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on May 29, 2011, 09:09:21 PM
I got a 1.5 TB drive for $175 two years ago. It crashed in about a year of me acquiring it. I bought 100 Memorex DVD-Rs for less than $20 - that's about 450GB of data storage, without having to worry about anything crashing. Scratches are a worry, but easier to avoid than a random crash. I do plan on getting another external someday, but until then, I'm okay with my DVDs. I have a spare CD case somewhere around here, but the DVDs are literally for storage - I don't have to worry about having to rifle through them on a daily basis.

It's good to know that external drives are coming down in price, though.

Even well kept, unused burned DVD's die.
More often than one might think!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on May 29, 2011, 09:18:16 PM
If one DVD goes to shit, that sucks, but I can live with it.

I lost 600+GB of data in one fell swoop. Some of it was just music which I can easily replace, but I lost a lot of good work I did for school. And pictures. All of my eggs were in one basket, and that basket was pissed on and set ablaze.

Yes, I am very bitter about this.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on May 29, 2011, 09:30:26 PM
If one DVD goes to shit, that sucks, but I can live with it.

I lost 600+GB of data in one fell swoop. Some of it was just music which I can easily replace, but I lost a lot of good work I did for school. And pictures. All of my eggs were in one basket, and that basket was pissed on and set ablaze.

Yes, I am very bitter about this.

this is why you should back up your data.

I don't have anything on DVD that I don't also have on HDD, in case they fail, and I don't have anything on my external drive that I haven't kept on my PC HDD, in case it fails. (when I upgraded to a modern PC I got a hard drive much larger than I need (1.5), and an external much larger than I need (1.5), so everything can be accessed at the PC, if the PC is fucked, it can all be accessed easily from the drive, and if the drive is fucked there's always the hope of DVDs not being washed out. I also have pen drives and a little .5TB external that can easily manage everything that has no DVD backup yet).
I've never in my life had-drive trouble from which I couldn't recover the bulk of my data (and that's with drives run 24/7 and enduring power cuts and such), so having DVDs is for me just Chinese EMP attack paranoia :)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on May 29, 2011, 09:53:04 PM
If one DVD goes to shit, that sucks, but I can live with it.

I lost 600+GB of data in one fell swoop. Some of it was just music which I can easily replace, but I lost a lot of good work I did for school. And pictures. All of my eggs were in one basket, and that basket was pissed on and set ablaze.

Yes, I am very bitter about this.

Lesson for everyone here :(

My place has a lot of moisture, DVD's just rot.  ::)
Maybe cheap DVD's are a bad idea?

I have three of everything important, Ext HDD, int HDD, DVD and even FB/Picasa/PBucket for a lot of images.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on May 29, 2011, 10:52:02 PM
If one DVD goes to shit, that sucks, but I can live with it.

I lost 600+GB of data in one fell swoop. Some of it was just music which I can easily replace, but I lost a lot of good work I did for school. And pictures. All of my eggs were in one basket, and that basket was pissed on and set ablaze.

Yes, I am very bitter about this.

Lesson for everyone here :(

My place has a lot of moisture, DVD's just rot.  ::)
Maybe cheap DVD's are a bad idea?

I have three of everything important, Ext HDD, int HDD, DVD and even FB/Picasa/PBucket for a lot of images.

you could also try 4shared.com -- you could make an encrypted file or password protected .rar, and upload that (10gigs of storage). no need to do shit individually like photobucket.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on May 30, 2011, 12:41:48 AM
If one DVD goes to shit, that sucks, but I can live with it.

I lost 600+GB of data in one fell swoop. Some of it was just music which I can easily replace, but I lost a lot of good work I did for school. And pictures. All of my eggs were in one basket, and that basket was pissed on and set ablaze.

Yes, I am very bitter about this.

Lesson for everyone here :(

My place has a lot of moisture, DVD's just rot.  ::)
Maybe cheap DVD's are a bad idea?

I have three of everything important, Ext HDD, int HDD, DVD and even FB/Picasa/PBucket for a lot of images.

you could also try 4shared.com -- you could make an encrypted file or password protected .rar, and upload that (10gigs of storage). no need to do shit individually like photobucket.

Ah good to know.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on May 30, 2011, 01:49:29 AM
I know some people get mad, but I love digression.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on May 30, 2011, 01:57:21 AM
Are we alone? is changing names in July.
I guess that has something to do with SETI losing funding.

Good to see the show will carry on though, the crew do good stories.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on May 30, 2011, 06:07:07 AM
Good to see the show will carry on though, the crew do good stories.

reckon.
name change could just be a way to attract new listeners. 'are we alone?' probably sounds fishy to someone who hasn't heard of SETI/skeptics/etc.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on June 03, 2011, 04:45:26 PM
Don't know how I missed this one, and am sure somene else here has mentioned it but star talk (http://startalkradio.net/) From Neil DeGrasse Tyson.  Latest episode interviews John Stewart, I didn't know he was almost a chem major. 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on June 03, 2011, 08:05:28 PM
Don't know how I missed this one, and am sure somene else here has mentioned it but star talk (http://startalkradio.net/) From Neil DeGrasse Tyson.  Latest episode interviews John Stewart, I didn't know he was almost a chem major.

Thanks MoJ I never knew he had a podcast out.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on June 08, 2011, 03:46:17 PM
Skeptically speaking.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on June 20, 2011, 02:09:00 AM
Apologia
Astronomy Cast
caustic soda
Logically Critical (dead)
The Psych Files
Quack Cast
Irreligiosophy
SGU
Skeptoid
Stuff To Blow Your Mind
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Stuff You Should Know
Why You're Wrong
WTF with Marc Maron

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on June 20, 2011, 03:10:52 AM
WTF with Marc Maron

have you tried the Nerdist?
that's kinda like an upbeat and funny version of his show.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on June 20, 2011, 03:24:42 AM
WTF with Marc Maron

have you tried the Nerdist?
that's kinda like an upbeat and funny version of his show.

I never tried nerdist, I assumed it was about gaming and the like by the name.

Shame on me.

Will try out
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on June 20, 2011, 04:51:37 AM
WTF with Marc Maron

have you tried the Nerdist?
that's kinda like an upbeat and funny version of his show.

I never tried nerdist, I assumed it was about gaming and the like by the name.

Shame on me.

Will try out

yea naa, it doesn't seem to have any theme, except pop culture, I guess.
it's hosted by Chris Hardwick, stand-up comic and long-time TV host, and he has a couple co-hosts and usually a guest, and they talk about writing and the industry and movies and just all that sort of shit. it's with the same kinds of people Maron talks with, it just doesn't get quite so much like a therapy session when they get all existential.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on June 20, 2011, 07:41:28 AM
Any good podcasts based on basic philosophy? I feel its an area I am largely lacking on.

Also, based on my list, any suggestions?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on June 20, 2011, 08:23:52 AM
Any good podcasts based on basic philosophy? I feel its an area I am largely lacking on.

Also, based on my list, any suggestions?

can't go wrong with philosophy bites.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on June 21, 2011, 02:31:29 AM
I gave up on a lot of podcasts recently. My current list:

SGU
Guardian Science Weekly
The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures

From the BBC:
Global News
Science In Action
Discovery
Forum
In Our Time
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on June 21, 2011, 02:37:29 AM
I gave up on a lot of podcasts recently. My current list:

SGU
Guardian Science Weekly
The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures

From the BBC:
Global News
Science In Action
Discovery
Forum
In Our Time

What did you give up and why?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on June 21, 2011, 02:42:55 AM
I gave up on a lot of podcasts recently.

which?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on June 21, 2011, 03:11:17 AM
I gave up on a lot of podcasts recently.

which?

What did you give up and why?

A 'lot' was a bit of hyperbole, but let's see: SModcast isn't as funny as it used to be, and all the ads are annoying the hell out of me. The Reality Check gets a lot of things wrong and, unlike SGU, they don't have a strong associated community to correct them. Scientific American... meh, too American? The Amateur Scientist also not as funny. The Mark Crislip one I even forgot the name...
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on June 21, 2011, 05:14:25 AM
Johann Hari, journalist for the Independent in the UK, now has a podcast where he reads some of his articles (Dan Carlin sometimes quotes him) or he plays some audio of interviews he's done debating religious people. Being an English liberal, he might come across as a commie to some of the Americans (joking!) but he does present a different perspective on things.

The latest one has a 90 minute interview with P.Z. Myers. You will need to turn the volume right the way up, damn, P.Z. is softly spoken.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on June 21, 2011, 05:25:43 AM
Johann Hari, journalist for the Independent in the UK, now has a podcast where he reads some of his articles (Dan Carlin sometimes quotes him) or he plays some audio of interviews he's done debating religious people. Being an English liberal, he might come across as a commie to some of the Americans (joking!) but he does present a different perspective on things.

The latest one has a 90 minute interview with P.Z. Myers. You will need to turn the volume right the way up, damn, P.Z. is softly spoken.

a journalist who can't engineer a blimmin' podcast properly?

'oh, no no, I'm a newspaper journalist--I don't even know which way up to hold a microphone'.

seriously.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on June 21, 2011, 05:26:47 AM
Johann Hari, journalist for the Independent in the UK, now has a podcast where he reads some of his articles (Dan Carlin sometimes quotes him) or he plays some audio of interviews he's done debating religious people. Being an English liberal, he might come across as a commie to some of the Americans (joking!) but he does present a different perspective on things.

The latest one has a 90 minute interview with P.Z. Myers. You will need to turn the volume right the way up, damn, P.Z. is softly spoken.

a journalist who can't engineer a blimmin' podcast properly?

'oh, no no, I'm a newspaper journalist--I don't even know which way up to hold a microphone'.

seriously.

I think he has people to do that for him. Badly.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 21, 2011, 07:41:27 PM
I gave up on a lot of podcasts recently.

which?

What did you give up and why?

A 'lot' was a bit of hyperbole, but let's see: SModcast isn't as funny as it used to be, and all the ads are annoying the hell out of me. The Reality Check gets a lot of things wrong and, unlike SGU, they don't have a strong associated community to correct them. Scientific American... meh, too American? The Amateur Scientist also not as funny. The Mark Crislip one I even forgot the name...

Did you try out "Are We Alone?" Soon to be renamed "Big Picture Science"?
Well researched, great content, funny etc...
The first year of episodes have adverts, but after that there are no commercials.
I've listened to EVERY SINGLE ONE :D
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on June 21, 2011, 07:44:43 PM
Did you try out "Are We Alone?" Soon to be renamed "Big Picture Science"?
Well researched, great content, funny etc...
The first year of episodes have adverts, but after that there are no commercials.
I've listened to EVERY SINGLE ONE :D

same.
very well put together, too. not just a big long interview, but more like something that would be on the news if the news had in-depth and accurate science news, all nicely sorted and explained.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on June 21, 2011, 07:52:33 PM
Did you try out "Are We Alone?" Soon to be renamed "Big Picture Science"?
Well researched, great content, funny etc...
The first year of episodes have adverts, but after that there are no commercials.
I've listened to EVERY SINGLE ONE :D

same.
very well put together, too. not just a big long interview, but more like something that would be on the news if the news had in-depth and accurate science news, all nicely sorted and explained.

OK, I'll try it, downloading right now. Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 21, 2011, 07:53:12 PM
Did you try out "Are We Alone?" Soon to be renamed "Big Picture Science"?
Well researched, great content, funny etc...
The first year of episodes have adverts, but after that there are no commercials.
I've listened to EVERY SINGLE ONE :D

same.
very well put together, too. not just a big long interview, but more like something that would be on the news if the news had in-depth and accurate science news, all nicely sorted and explained.

Don't listen if you can't afford to buy the books which sometimes feature. ;)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on June 21, 2011, 07:59:45 PM
Don't listen if you can't afford to buy the books which sometimes feature. ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/uncreative101/emoticons/ohmy.gif) I've never had the urge to steal anything mentioned in the show

well, except for a pun or two (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/uncreative101/emoticons/biggrin.gif), but apparently copyright doesn't protect those
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 21, 2011, 08:08:39 PM
Don't listen if you can't afford to buy the books which sometimes feature. ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/uncreative101/emoticons/ohmy.gif) I've never had the urge to steal anything mentioned in the show

well, except for a pun or two (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/uncreative101/emoticons/biggrin.gif), but apparently copyright doesn't protect those

I didn't steal 'em. Just bought more books than I am likely to read in the near future.  ::)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on June 21, 2011, 08:31:38 PM
Just bought more books than I am likely to read in the near future.  ::)

beats spending your money on starving African kids.
what've they done for mankind lately!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 21, 2011, 08:36:58 PM
Just bought more books than I am likely to read in the near future.  ::)

beats spending your money on starving African kids.
what've they done for mankind lately!

I'm skeptical that Africa actually exists, having never been there myself.
And the animals at the zoo? How can I be sure they're not animatronic?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on June 21, 2011, 08:48:33 PM
Just bought more books than I am likely to read in the near future.  ::)

beats spending your money on starving African kids.
what've they done for mankind lately!

I'm skeptical that Africa actually exists, having never been there myself.
And the animals at the zoo? How can I be sure they're not animatronic?

What you're talking about? Just go to Perth with a good pair of binoculars and point it west, you should be able to get a glimpse of South Africa. Heck, you might even prove the Earth is flat, after all!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 21, 2011, 08:56:43 PM
Just bought more books than I am likely to read in the near future.  ::)

beats spending your money on starving African kids.
what've they done for mankind lately!

I'm skeptical that Africa actually exists, having never been there myself.
And the animals at the zoo? How can I be sure they're not animatronic?

What you're talking about? Just go to Perth with a good pair of binoculars and point it west, you should be able to get a glimpse of South Africa. Heck, you might even prove the Earth is flat, after all!

I was about to say that I'd never been to Perth either, but then I remembered I was there for a couple of days, on my way to the end of the earth. Which is Xmas Island as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on July 04, 2011, 01:22:59 AM
"Are We Alone" is really good, thanks MB and GS. Started listening from the first episode, I'm back in 2006. Which is interesting, but I have to be careful with stories that were later debunked, like the one about microbes on Martian meteorites.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 04, 2011, 01:32:07 AM
"Are We Alone" is really good, thanks MB and GS. Started listening from the first episode, I'm back in 2006. Which is interesting, but I have to be careful with stories that were later debunked, like the one about microbes on Martian meteorites.

It's a nice way to see science self-correct though.
Pretty nifty.

I'd go back and listen to them all again, but I'm not sure if I could listen to another add to send my valuables to the moon advert.
Especially knowing that the mission never delivered it's promise.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on July 04, 2011, 01:43:16 PM
OK, I don't post on this forum much anymore, but I keep on getting an email notification about this thread, so I might as well update my list. (And I know how to turn off the notifications, I'm just lazy.)

As of the moment, I'm subscribed to 69 podcasts. I know, its a bit much. Obviously, I don't listen to every episode of every pod.

The hyperlinks are for the shows that I listen to most frequently or like the most.
(click to show/hide)

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on July 04, 2011, 09:51:55 PM
I tried listening to The Adam Carolla Show -- the Tim Minchin episode

it was a whole fucking hour of Adam being a half-tard before they finally got to the interview.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on July 05, 2011, 02:57:32 AM
"Are We Alone" is really good, thanks MB and GS. Started listening from the first episode, I'm back in 2006. Which is interesting, but I have to be careful with stories that were later debunked, like the one about microbes on Martian meteorites.

It's a nice way to see science self-correct though.
Pretty nifty.

I'd go back and listen to them all again, but I'm not sure if I could listen to another add to send my valuables to the moon advert.
Especially knowing that the mission never delivered it's promise.

I think they've cut those out. Or maybe I haven't reached the period when they began, I've just finished September 2006.

Oh, I've just seen a picture of Molly Bentley. I was curious cuz she sounds so damn hot... Not disappointed, not at all :pervert:
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on July 05, 2011, 06:14:52 PM
I tried listening to The Adam Carolla Show -- the Tim Minchin episode

it was a whole fucking hour of Adam being a half-tard before they finally got to the interview.

yup. Thats one of those pods that I stay subscribed to and check weekly or so to see if there are any guests I'm interested in. If there are, I d/l the show(if it wasn't already downloaded) and jump to the part where the interview starts. I can't take much of Carolla anymore. I got really into his show right after it started, but Bald Bryan annoys me and Adam's psudo-racist schtick gets tired quick.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on July 06, 2011, 06:34:00 AM
I tried listening to The Adam Carolla Show -- the Tim Minchin episode

it was a whole fucking hour of Adam being a half-tard before they finally got to the interview.

yup. Thats one of those pods that I stay subscribed to and check weekly or so to see if there are any guests I'm interested in. If there are, I d/l the show(if it wasn't already downloaded) and jump to the part where the interview starts. I can't take much of Carolla anymore. I got really into his show right after it started, but Bald Bryan annoys me and Adam's psudo-racist schtick gets tired quick.

oh man, I totally forgot all about the STUPID fucking 'effects'. what in the fuck is that shit?!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: SheaJ on July 06, 2011, 07:53:41 AM
Ask an Atheist
The Atheist Experience
The Atheist News Podcast
Chariots of Iron
A Christian and an Atheist
The Infinite Monkey Cage
Little Atoms
Points of Inquiry
Quackcast
SGU 5X5
SGU
Skeptoid
The Thinking Atheist
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on July 06, 2011, 10:10:18 AM
You have to add reasonable doubts and caustic soda to the list.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on July 07, 2011, 06:41:53 AM
The Joe Rogan Experience

cool. didn't know he had one.
just heard his interview with Doug Stanhope last night. really enjoyed it...at least, as much as a person can enjoy a situation of incessant agreement with the speakers.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on July 07, 2011, 07:27:57 AM
Yeah, his show is pretty good. Him and Stanhope have both been known for going off the deep end when it comes to conspiracy theories, but I can manage to put that aside in favor of the comedy. I haven't actually listened to the Stanhope one yet. I love Stanhope's work, so that looks promising. I'm putting it on my phone now so I can listen to it at work. Thanks.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on July 07, 2011, 07:52:39 PM
Yeah, his show is pretty good. Him and Stanhope have both been known for going off the deep end when it comes to conspiracy theories, ... . I haven't actually listened to the Stanhope one yet.

they seemed very even-handed in that episode, but obviously quite intrigued by the things that happen in government behind closed doors.
it was a fairly brief discussion, though, that topic, maybe 10-20 minutes, mostly asserting their skepticism of 'truther' stuff.
holy fucking fuck does Rogan do a mind-blowing Alex Jones impersonation LOL
I had only heard the first 90 minutes of the podcast when I posted, heard the rest last night.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on July 07, 2011, 07:54:39 PM
I love Stanhope's work, so that looks promising.

have you heard Art is Pointless (2010) and Burning the Bridge to Nowhere (live in Oslo 2011)?

(I ask because I fuckin' love the guy but only by chance happened to realize he had new shit out!)

I was so pleased to see it's on par with his other CDs in terms of pessimism and social satire and hilarity.

oh, and in that podcast interview he also gives the thumbs up to pirating his shit, so don't hesitate to google for the torrent :P
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on July 08, 2011, 02:36:34 AM
I love Stanhope's work, so that looks promising.

have you heard Art is Pointless (2010) and Burning the Bridge to Nowhere (live in Oslo 2011)?

(I ask because I fuckin' love the guy but only by chance happened to realize he had new shit out!)

I was so pleased to see it's on par with his other CDs in terms of pessimism and social satire and hilarity.

oh, and in that podcast interview he also gives the thumbs up to pirating his shit, so don't hesitate to google for the torrent :P
done and done.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on July 08, 2011, 03:16:47 AM
I love Stanhope's work, so that looks promising.

have you heard Art is Pointless (2010) and Burning the Bridge to Nowhere (live in Oslo 2011)?

(I ask because I fuckin' love the guy but only by chance happened to realize he had new shit out!)

I was so pleased to see it's on par with his other CDs in terms of pessimism and social satire and hilarity.

oh, and in that podcast interview he also gives the thumbs up to pirating his shit, so don't hesitate to google for the torrent :P
done and done.

::smiles the smile an evangelist must smile when pleased with his work::
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on July 13, 2011, 11:46:05 PM
My current list, which like everything else I do will probably impress/annoy people with its seeming randomness:

5 Live Football Daily
A History of the World in 100 Objects (not currently being produced but I haven't listened through it yet)
BBC History Magazine (now weekly!)
Dan Carlin: Common Sense
Dan Carlin: Hardcore History
Geologic
Inside Fulham FC
Herding Code (which, in truth, I rarely listen to)
The Bowery Boys Podcast (New York City history)
The Non League Football Show
NPR: It's All Politics Podcast
Point of Inquiry
Polymorphic Podcast (another rarely listened to programming 'cast)
Radio Times
Reasonable Doubts
Skepticality
Skeptics With A K
Stuff You Missed In History Class
Stuff You Should Know
The Adam Carolla Show
The Atheist Experience
The Ricky Gervais Podcast
The Skeptic Zone
SGU
The YogPoD (a very silly videogame related one which sadly never gets updated)
Thinking Allowed
On Point with Tom Ashbrook
RadioLab

Honorable mention: This American Life, which I only don't subscribe to because I bought the This American Life Android app. It's awesome and gets you access to practically the entire TAL library.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on July 14, 2011, 01:04:47 AM
My current list, which like everything else I do will probably impress/annoy people with its seeming randomness:

5 Live Football Daily
A History of the World in 100 Objects (not currently being produced but I haven't listened through it yet)
BBC History Magazine (now weekly!)
Dan Carlin: Common Sense
Dan Carlin: Hardcore History
Geologic
Inside Fulham FC
Herding Code (which, in truth, I rarely listen to)
The Bowery Boys Podcast (New York City history)
The Non League Football Show
NPR: It's All Politics Podcast
Point of Inquiry
Polymorphic Podcast (another rarely listened to programming 'cast)
Radio Times
Reasonable Doubts
Skepticality
Skeptics With A K
Stuff You Missed In History Class
Stuff You Should Know
The::BZZZZ::Adam::BING::Carolla::WEIRDMUFFLEDQUOTEFROMTV::Show::HONK!!::
The Atheist Experience
The Ricky Gervais Podcast
The Skeptic Zone
SGU
The YogPoD (a very silly videogame related one which sadly never gets updated)
Thinking Allowed
On Point with Tom Ashbrook
RadioLab

Honorable mention: This American Life, which I only don't subscribe to because I bought the This American Life Android app. It's awesome and gets you access to practically the entire TAL library.

FTFY
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on July 14, 2011, 03:37:28 AM
BBC History Magazine (now weekly!)
Dammit, another one that I'll have to listen to every single episode ever made.

BTW, you can't find it on the BBC podcasts page (otherwise I'd be listening to it ages ago), it has its own website (http://www.historyextra.com/podcast-page?page=1).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on July 14, 2011, 12:00:34 PM
BBC History Magazine (now weekly!)
Dammit, another one that I'll have to listen to every single episode ever made.

BTW, you can't find it on the BBC podcasts page (otherwise I'd be listening to it ages ago), it has its own website (http://www.historyextra.com/podcast-page?page=1).

It's awesome.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stonesean on July 14, 2011, 02:11:25 PM
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old was funny.

But there are so many things that are more funny, that I never get around to listening to them any more.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Karyn on July 14, 2011, 09:31:14 PM
I don't know if I've mentioned it before, and I'm too lazy to look, but Reality Cast with Amanda Marcott (http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/realitycast) is good if you are into women's reproductive health and rights, or feminism.  Also, you might want to be a frothing at the mouth liberal.  This podcast makes me so happy I moved out of Kansas when I did.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Julius from Finland on July 20, 2011, 12:16:56 PM
Can anyone sum up the most popular podcasts among sgu forum users?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stands2reason on July 20, 2011, 12:49:06 PM
Let's see, haven't done this in a while:

select PodcastName FROM Podcasts;

(Damn MediaMonkey and it's custom database format won't let me sort by name).

And of course, I should have known that I could just "sort podcasts.txt"

60-Second Science
A Gobbet o' Pus
Apologia
Caustic Soda
Clark Howard's Clarkonomics
Clark Howard's Rip-Off Alerts
Clark's Call of the Week
Common Sense with Dan Carlin
CompuCast
CS 61A Computer Programs
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Dream.In.Code
Freakonomics Radio
History According to Bob
H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
NPR - Planet Money
NPR - Talk of the Nation
NPR - Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Onion Radio News
PIMCO Investment Outlook
QuackCast
Rationally Speaking
Reasonable Doubts
Science Talk
Skeptically Speaking
Skeptoid
Software Engineering Radio
Straight Dope
The Antithesis Progression
The Conspiracy Skeptic
The Consumerism Commentary Podcast
The Infidel Guy Show
The Infidel Guy Show
The Skeptics Guide
The Skeptics Guide 5x5
TWiT - Security Now
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on July 20, 2011, 07:17:10 PM
Can anyone sum up the most popular podcasts among sgu forum users?

I suspect most of us can.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on July 20, 2011, 07:17:26 PM
I've just gotten into listening to Kevin Pollak's Chat Show.  It streams live almost every Sunday afternoon.  (Though, I just listen to the MP3 afterward.)  Each episode is usually more than two hours, with most of it being alotted to the guest interview.  He gets pretty good guests, and the shows are often funny. 

He's had guests such as Adam Savage, Seth McFarlane and Lisa Kudrow.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on July 21, 2011, 02:31:15 PM
If anyone listens to the Righteous Indignation podcast and is wondering why they haven't had an episode in a while, it's because the feed was buggered up. (Hayley blames Tristan for it!) You'll need to delete the old feed and go looking for the new one, the most recent episode is number 95.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Minjin on July 23, 2011, 11:05:04 PM
I don't know why everyone listens to Stuff You Should Know. I was subscribed for a while but their personalities began to grate on me. More importantly, they simply got a lot of stuff wrong and had a quite a bit of woo in their podcasts.

My current list and applicable commentary:

Dan Carlin - Common Sense
Dan Carlin - Hardcore History (didn't finish Death Throes as it was a bit dry, waiting for next series)
Engadget (soon to be dropped, duplicated enough by TIMN)
Engadget Mobile (soon to be dropped, duplicated enough by TIMN)
Freakonomics Radio
Irreligiosophy (the spin offs are horrible)
Nature
NPR: Science Friday
SGU
TIMN
Radiolab (getting a little too wooey recently, not as much critical thinking as it used to be)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on July 23, 2011, 11:41:21 PM
Yeah, I just avoid the woo-y podcasts myself. Like they did one on karma last week... nope, haven't listened! I don't like that I have to skip podcasts, but otherwise I like Chuck and Josh, and when they do get away from woo-y stuff they tend to be pretty accurate.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Hayley on July 26, 2011, 07:52:33 AM
I don't listen to many podcasts, but I do listen to:

Monster Talk (http://www.skeptic.com/podcasts/monstertalk/)
The Token Skeptic (http://tokenskeptic.org/)
Skeptics with a K (http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/podcasts)
Point of Inquiry (http://www.pointofinquiry.org)
Skeptically Speaking (http://skepticallyspeaking.ca/)

Oh, and I also listen to the Righteous Indignation Podcast (http://www.ripodcast.co.uk) because, you know *cough*I edit it*cough*
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on July 26, 2011, 04:20:16 PM
Oh, and I also listen to the Righteous Indidnation Podcast (http://www.ripodcast.co.uk) because, you know *cough*I edit it*cough*

I hope you don't also copy edit it.  :D

I keed! I keed!  ;)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Hayley on July 27, 2011, 03:42:16 AM
Oh, and I also listen to the Righteous Indidnation Podcast (http://www.ripodcast.co.uk) because, you know *cough*I edit it*cough*

I hope you don't also copy edit it.  :D

I keed! I keed!  ;)

shh.....
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on August 08, 2011, 06:30:27 AM
I'm going to recommend teknikal diffikulties (http://www.cayenne.libsyn.com/). It's a comedy podcast in the vein of sketch comedy with a surreal twist (like Firesign Theatre, if you know who they are, but better imo). It's pretty great, and the majority of the podcast is done by one guy. I found out about it via another podcast (Radio Drama Revival), and have been pretty hooked. It's not a long show (averages about 15-20, plus a few minutes of the host talking about things), but it's been around for 6 years, so there's a backlog of episodes. I haven't listened to any recent ones, but from the titles of the recent eps, it seems like he's maybe going on hiatus atm. But, like I said, 6 years worth of episodes.

Has anyone mentioned The Drabblecast yet? It has amazing production quality, and is offered as an mp4 with chapters, so you can just skip to the important parts if you want to.

I'd put up a list, but I have way too many subscriptions.

Oh, one more! I might have already mentioned this podcast somewhere, but Decorder Ring Theatre (http://www.decoderringtheatre.com/) is one of my super-favorite podcasts. They do ye olde timee radio-type dramas, written by a modern fella. They have a superhero storyline (The Red Panda Adventures) and a detective/pulp storyline (Black Jack Justice). It's got a full cast ensemble dealy, and they're all great actors. There are other radio plays they've acted out, usually during the summer months, but I don't like those as much as the ones written by the writer/producer guy (Greg something or other).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: JuniorSpaceman on August 27, 2011, 07:36:20 PM
The last couple of episodes of The Skeptic Zone have included (in two parts) a very entertaining interview with Ben Radford about his Chupacabra book:

http://skepticzone.libsyn.com/the-skeptic-zone-148-20-aug-2011 (http://skepticzone.libsyn.com/the-skeptic-zone-148-20-aug-2011)
http://skepticzone.libsyn.com/the-skeptic-zone-149-27-aug-2011 (http://skepticzone.libsyn.com/the-skeptic-zone-149-27-aug-2011)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 27, 2011, 10:19:34 PM
I've been listening to skeptically speaking. Bug Girl is on the latest one, though I haven't listened yet.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on August 28, 2011, 12:16:22 AM
I've been listening to skeptically speaking. Bug Girl is on the latest one, though I haven't listened yet.

I went to listen to the Stop Smoking one, but quickly it sounded like dumb anecdote bar chatter, so I gave up. I'll give them a shot some other time when I'm more prepared for some non podcast non intelligent guest type show.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 28, 2011, 12:19:06 AM
If you like the sgu interviews I think you will like the show. Bug Girls show is awesome, although, bug girl is awesome.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on August 28, 2011, 12:42:16 AM
If you like the sgu interviews I think you will like the show. Bug Girls show is awesome, although, bug girl is awesome.

And she's a member of my drinking skeptically.

Although she's never made it to a single event.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on August 28, 2011, 01:01:23 AM
If you like the sgu interviews I think you will like the show. Bug Girls show is awesome, although, bug girl is awesome.

And she's a member of my drinking skeptically.

Although she's never made it to a single event.

did you offer to let her eat the worm?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 28, 2011, 01:07:18 AM
Wow you have to listen to 108 thinking magically. Brian Brushwood and Jamie eian Swiss. Awesome!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Tatyana on August 28, 2011, 05:25:42 AM
Any good podcasts based on basic philosophy? I feel its an area I am largely lacking on.

Also, based on my list, any suggestions?

I am enjoying 'The history of philosophy without any gaps'.

I think it is up to podcast 30 or something like that and still on Aristotle.


The podcasts I listen to the most:

Above and Beyond: Trance around the World (running and training)

BBC Focus Magazine (monthly)

BBC Radio 4 Crossing Continents

Escape Pod (Sci-Fi short stories)

PodCastle (Fantasy short stories)

BBC Medical Matters (this has had some great episodes lately on 'Am I normal - fatigue - immune system - birth')

BBC Health Check

BBC Science in Action

The Bugle (The Times Audio Newspaper for a Visual World, and it is hilarious)

Answer Me This (again, hilarious, very British)



Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on August 28, 2011, 10:45:27 AM
Any good podcasts based on basic philosophy? I feel its an area I am largely lacking on.

Also, based on my list, any suggestions?

I am enjoying 'The history of philosophy without any gaps'.

I think it is up to podcast 30 or something like that and still on Aristotle.

Okay, that one's going on my list today. Thanks!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 28, 2011, 10:48:31 AM
Shit, I mean yay, my podcast list looks like it's growing again.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on August 28, 2011, 10:32:50 PM
Any good podcasts based on basic philosophy? I feel its an area I am largely lacking on.

Also, based on my list, any suggestions?

I am enjoying 'The history of philosophy without any gaps'.

I think it is up to podcast 30 or something like that and still on Aristotle.

Okay, that one's going on my list today. Thanks!

one called 'Elucidations' mentioned on the no gaps podcast page also looks promising.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on August 29, 2011, 01:47:11 AM
So I’m planning a podcast where in each episode i would completely dissect and explore a pseudoscience/some sort of bullshit. Its origin, major historical happenings, big names in the movement, development and evolution etc. etc. etc.; i would then continue on to debunk it.

It would be an exercise in "keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer".

Now to the main meat of my question, I was thinking of two possible ways of completing this vision:

Having the episode be purely about the subject at hand, 100%

Or

Having 90% of the episode about the subject at hand, and having a few continuous segments week to week, i think this would keep things interesting BUT the extra segments may distract away from the focused analysis of the subject.



So, with this conflict in mind, what would you want to listen to?

100% OR 90% with weekly subjects?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on August 29, 2011, 07:02:40 AM
  I do like show's like Dr. Kiki's where it's one topic, one gust and they really get into it. I would suggest keeping it flexible and trying out both.  If it’s good, the format won’t matter that much and you’ll be able to do either. 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on August 30, 2011, 02:01:11 AM
This thread has saved my life. I recently broke my laptop (surprise!) and thus lost the bulk of my podcast subscriptions. I subscribe to way too many podcasts (I have an hour + commute to and from work, 5 days a week), and so can't keep track of them all. However, with the help of Karyn's boyfriend, Google, and this thread, I now never have to fear losing these feeds again.

Which is great, because my current computer is too old to be able to update iTunes. :fu:

eta: I've also added a few podcasts I hadn't heard of before, or had heard of and just never subscribed to.

Hm. It appears I only have 34 podcasts. I'll have to work on that.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 02:17:10 AM
can't keep track of them all.

you delete them when you're done?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 30, 2011, 02:24:34 AM
This thread has saved my life. I recently broke my laptop (surprise!) and thus lost the bulk of my podcast subscriptions. I subscribe to way too many podcasts (I have an hour + commute to and from work, 5 days a week), and so can't keep track of them all. However, with the help of Karyn's boyfriend, Google, and this thread, I now never have to fear losing these feeds again.

Which is great, because my current computer is too old to be able to update iTunes. :fu:

eta: I've also added a few podcasts I hadn't heard of before, or had heard of and just never subscribed to.

Hm. It appears I only have 34 podcasts. I'll have to work on that.

I only listen to three regularly(BPS, Caustic, SGU).
Four if you count Monster talk (but they're irregular in output).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on August 30, 2011, 02:27:17 AM
can't keep track of them all.

you delete them when you're done?
My computer is broken. They're as good as deleted.

I was using iTunes, and can't sync my iPod with my current computer because it has iTunes 4, whereas you need at least 9 and Safari in order to access the store. Which is kind of annoying, but understandable. I can manually input RSS feeds, and it recognizes them, but it got tedious. And what happens if this computer dies? I'd have to resubscribe all over again.

Using Google Reader, I can at least know that I'll have access to the feeds for the foreseeable future. I've had my Google account for upwards of 6 years and haven't yet broken it. :P
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 30, 2011, 02:28:36 AM
can't keep track of them all.

you delete them when you're done?
My computer is broken. They're as good as deleted.

I was using iTunes, and can't sync my iPod with my current computer because it has iTunes 4, whereas you need at least 9 and Safari in order to access the store. Which is kind of annoying, but understandable. I can manually input RSS feeds, and it recognizes them, but it got tedious. And what happens if this computer dies? I'd have to resubscribe all over again.

Using Google Reader, I can at least know that I'll have access to the feeds for the foreseeable future. I've had my Google account for upwards of 6 years and haven't yet broken it. :P

Don't you have a droid phone?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on August 30, 2011, 02:31:42 AM
I only listen to three regularly(BPS, Caustic, SGU).
Four if you count Monster talk (but they're irregular in output).
Well, it's like 37 or 38 now. Like I said, at least 2 hours commute each day. Most podcasts I listen to are 40ish minutes, but a few more are only >30 minutes. I can listen to between 3 and 4 on average a day. Less if my Kindle gets in the way. Plus, there are several podcasts that either update biweekly or irregularly, which is too bad because some of them (Irreligiosophy, Reasonable Doubts, Decoder Ring Theatre) are great quality/my favorites.

You'd think with all the podcasts I subscribe to, I'd be a lot smarter. :P Less bored, perhaps, but no smarter.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on August 30, 2011, 02:34:14 AM
Don't you have a droid phone?
I've tried using podcasting apps, but couldn't find one I liked well enough. There was one, but you had to pay to get the full app and unlimited subscriptions; the free version only let you have 10. Google Listen (which was recommended to me) is free, only has a few bugs, and allows unlimited subscriptions (and no ads, I think, but I could be wrong on that).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 30, 2011, 02:39:21 AM
Oh I see.
I gave up on trying to get a podcast subscriber and just do it manually.
The big three come out on the same day each week, so its easy to remember.

I found that when I listened to casts at work, I'd neither concentrate on my job nor the podcast.  ::)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 03:04:25 AM
I only listen to three regularly(BPS, Caustic, SGU).

spooky, me too*! the only shows I always listen to the newest ep from.

*though I use the frat house abbreviation they do--BiPiSci

(well, the only educational ones -- I've _really_ taken to entertainment podcasts in the last year)

everything else gets set aside and assigned a forgotten priority level, now :(
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on August 30, 2011, 03:09:28 AM
Oh I see.
I gave up on trying to get a podcast subscriber and just do it manually.
The big three come out on the same day each week, so its easy to remember.

I found that when I listened to casts at work, I'd neither concentrate on my job nor the podcast.  ::)
If I only listened to 3, I'd probably do the same.

They'll probably back up when school starts, though. I'm not planning on taking any art classes this quarter, so I won't be able to listen to them while doing homework. :(
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 03:17:20 AM
can't keep track of them all.

you delete them when you're done?
My computer is broken. They're as good as deleted.

I've never lost data from a computer. how exactly is it broken? and why don't you back it up?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on August 30, 2011, 03:19:59 AM
I've never lost data from a computer. how exactly is it broken? and why don't you back it up?
I cracked the screen - so, okay, not broken broken, but I'm gonna leave it alone until I can get it fixed.

I backed up everything but the podcasts. So... I have most of my Buffy vids, ebooks, and audiobooks... And all of my important schoolwork is online.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 03:21:27 AM
I gave up on trying to get a podcast subscriber and just do it manually.
The big three come out on the same day each week, so its easy to remember.

last BiPiSci - 2011-08-22
last SGU     - 2011-08-28
last Caustic - 2011-08-29

I use FireFox's "NewsFox" ...google up the 'rss' of each podcast, FireFox bookmarks them, the NewsFox add-on taps into that 'live bookmark' region, and is a nice interface for seeing what's new :)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 03:23:31 AM
I've never lost data from a computer. how exactly is it broken? and why don't you back it up?
I cracked the screen - so, okay, not broken broken, but I'm gonna leave it alone until I can get it fixed.

oh, all you need is a sata-to-USB cord, or a drive enclosure, or to slave it to another PC, or to just replace the empty drive when you get a non-broken computer with your current one in the broken computer. ...no reason the data should be fucked, it's not stored on the screen.

what do you use for playing podcasts? I use Winamp, and it has a setting that keeps a record of how many 'plays' everything gets ...which means there's an epic record of everything you've ever heard :) dunno if other programs people typically use have something similar.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on August 30, 2011, 08:56:10 AM
Oh I see.
I gave up on trying to get a podcast subscriber and just do it manually.
The big three come out on the same day each week, so its easy to remember.

I found that when I listened to casts at work, I'd neither concentrate on my job nor the podcast.  ::)
I find myself working but only sorta listening to the podcast. sometimes I will re-listen to the podcast and I find I don't remember it at all. I have to stop doing that.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 30, 2011, 04:37:29 PM
I gave up on trying to get a podcast subscriber and just do it manually.
The big three come out on the same day each week, so its easy to remember.

last BiPiSci - 2011-08-22
last SGU     - 2011-08-28
last Caustic - 2011-08-29

I use FireFox's "NewsFox" ...google up the 'rss' of each podcast, FireFox bookmarks them, the NewsFox add-on taps into that 'live bookmark' region, and is a nice interface for seeing what's new :)

Weird, I can't get 'em til tuesday morning each week.
Big Pic Sci might be dated a week ago, but I swear it wasn't available until yesterday.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on September 01, 2011, 10:16:22 AM
I've never lost data from a computer. how exactly is it broken? and why don't you back it up?
I cracked the screen - so, okay, not broken broken, but I'm gonna leave it alone until I can get it fixed.

oh, all you need is a sata-to-USB cord, or a drive enclosure, or to slave it to another PC, or to just replace the empty drive when you get a non-broken computer with your current one in the broken computer. ...no reason the data should be fucked, it's not stored on the screen.

what do you use for playing podcasts? I use Winamp, and it has a setting that keeps a record of how many 'plays' everything gets ...which means there's an epic record of everything you've ever heard :) dunno if other programs people typically use have something similar.
I was using iTunes (Mac user), but am now using Google Listen via my Android phone. It's working out for me. I like the queue function, although there are some bugs that Google needs to work out in the subscribing to a feed function. I've figured out that it's way easier to use my desktop to subscribe to the feeds, anyway (via Google Reader, how cool is that?).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on September 01, 2011, 10:23:55 AM
I was using iTunes (Mac user), but am now using Google Listen via my Android phone. It's working out for me. I like the queue function, although there are some bugs that Google needs to work out in the subscribing to a feed function. I've figured out that it's way easier to use my desktop to subscribe to the feeds, anyway (via Google Reader, how cool is that?).

I first heard of 'android' a week ago, and 'google listen' this very moment.
that will be all.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on September 01, 2011, 10:26:36 AM
I was using iTunes (Mac user), but am now using Google Listen via my Android phone. It's working out for me. I like the queue function, although there are some bugs that Google needs to work out in the subscribing to a feed function. I've figured out that it's way easier to use my desktop to subscribe to the feeds, anyway (via Google Reader, how cool is that?).

I first heard of 'android' a week ago, and 'google listen' this very moment.
that will be all.
Well, that's what you get for living in Not America.

(I was only introduced to Listen over the weekend, after complaining about my 1st world problems.)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on September 01, 2011, 10:27:24 AM
I was using iTunes (Mac user), but am now using Google Listen via my Android phone. It's working out for me. I like the queue function, although there are some bugs that Google needs to work out in the subscribing to a feed function. I've figured out that it's way easier to use my desktop to subscribe to the feeds, anyway (via Google Reader, how cool is that?).

I first heard of 'android' a week ago, and 'google listen' this very moment.
that will be all.
Well, that's what you get for living in Not America.

that and freedom.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Caffiene on September 01, 2011, 10:31:02 AM
I was using iTunes (Mac user), but am now using Google Listen via my Android phone. It's working out for me. I like the queue function, although there are some bugs that Google needs to work out in the subscribing to a feed function. I've figured out that it's way easier to use my desktop to subscribe to the feeds, anyway (via Google Reader, how cool is that?).

I first heard of 'android' a week ago, and 'google listen' this very moment.
that will be all.
Well, that's what you get for living in Not America.

that and freedom.

And healthcare.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Andrew Clunn on September 01, 2011, 10:32:00 AM
I was using iTunes (Mac user), but am now using Google Listen via my Android phone. It's working out for me. I like the queue function, although there are some bugs that Google needs to work out in the subscribing to a feed function. I've figured out that it's way easier to use my desktop to subscribe to the feeds, anyway (via Google Reader, how cool is that?).

I first heard of 'android' a week ago, and 'google listen' this very moment.
that will be all.
Well, that's what you get for living in Not America.

that and freedom.

And healthcare that other people pay for.

FTFY
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on September 01, 2011, 12:09:09 PM
I was using iTunes (Mac user), but am now using Google Listen via my Android phone. It's working out for me. I like the queue function, although there are some bugs that Google needs to work out in the subscribing to a feed function. I've figured out that it's way easier to use my desktop to subscribe to the feeds, anyway (via Google Reader, how cool is that?).

I first heard of 'android' a week ago, and 'google listen' this very moment.
that will be all.
Well, that's what you get for living in Not America.

that and freedom.

And healthcare that other people COMMUNISTS WHO DON'T LOVE AMERICA pay for.

FTFY
ftfy even moar.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Andrew Clunn on September 01, 2011, 12:23:33 PM
I was using iTunes (Mac user), but am now using Google Listen via my Android phone. It's working out for me. I like the queue function, although there are some bugs that Google needs to work out in the subscribing to a feed function. I've figured out that it's way easier to use my desktop to subscribe to the feeds, anyway (via Google Reader, how cool is that?).

I first heard of 'android' a week ago, and 'google listen' this very moment.
that will be all.
Well, that's what you get for living in Not America.

that and freedom.

And healthcare that other people COMMUNISTS WHO DON'T LOVE AMERICA pay for.

FTFY
ftfy even moar.

 :lovewcc:
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on September 01, 2011, 12:24:54 PM
The ancient world
Escape pod
Godless bitches
A history of world war two
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on September 02, 2011, 12:41:09 AM
The ancient world
Escape pod
Godless bitches
A history of world war two

For a moment I forgot which thread was this, and tried to understand what could that possibly mean.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Andrew Clunn on September 02, 2011, 09:05:07 AM
The ancient world
Escape pod
Godless bitches
A history of world war two

For a moment I forgot which thread was this, and tried to understand what could that possibly mean.

+1
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smellincoffee on September 07, 2011, 09:18:35 AM
Every week:
SGU

When the guest/topic of discussion interests me:
StarTalk (with Neil deGrasse Tyson)
This Week in Science
Point of Inquiry
Humanist Hour

When I have the time:
NPR's "Wait, Wait"
BBC World Service


Recently I started listening to a Star Trek podcast ("The G and T Show"). I don't know which it will fit into yet, though. I always download mine manually.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on September 09, 2011, 05:40:33 PM
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Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: zalty on September 16, 2011, 10:39:09 PM
I listened to a few episodes of Oh no Ross and Carrie and really like it. They were honest and genuine and actually looked into the stuff they were podcasting about.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on September 17, 2011, 01:54:44 PM
I'm looking for more video podcasts to keep me entertained at work. Right now, I' watching "Scam School," "This Week in Tech," and "Ham Nation."
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Pscheptyck on September 17, 2011, 02:08:46 PM
Besides SGU:
Conspiracy Skeptic
Irreligiosophy
Exposing PsuedoAstronomy
Just started listening to 2nd Law
Will start Monster Talk soon
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on September 18, 2011, 01:52:45 AM
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I've just started listening to this, and I definitely enjoy it. I believe someone in this thread recommended it. Well done, Forum. Well done.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on September 18, 2011, 04:25:29 AM
I believe someone in this thread recommended it.

probably more than one!

the newest ep (scorpions) was full of amusing one-liners :)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Karyn on September 18, 2011, 11:22:58 AM
Caustic Soda has become my favoritest podcast ever.  Plus I play Kevin at Scrabble on facebook, and so far I'm kicking his ass.  This makes me like the podcast even more.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on September 18, 2011, 11:58:14 AM
Caustic Soda has become my favoritest podcast ever.  Plus I play Kevin at Scrabble on facebook, and so far I'm kicking his ass.  This makes me like the podcast even more.

I'm so ashamed to say it's my favorite too. It's so good. Somebody is going to scoop them up for a commercial venture.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on September 18, 2011, 03:02:38 PM
I've just started the Scorpion Stabbion Stingion episode. I really like the Robespierre episode.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on September 18, 2011, 03:21:03 PM
Caustic Soda has become my favoritest podcast ever.  Plus I play Kevin at Scrabble on facebook, and so far I'm kicking his ass.  This makes me like the podcast even more.

I'm so ashamed to say it's my favorite too. It's so good. Somebody is going to scoop them up for a commercial venture.

You're both blasphemous heathen :P

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Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Old Snake on September 27, 2011, 05:39:59 AM
I listened to a few episodes of Oh no Ross and Carrie and really like it. They were honest and genuine and actually looked into the stuff they were podcasting about.

I love this podcast! I found it through an advert in another podcast and do not regret listening to every episode. It's really interesting listening to someone talk about actually experiencing something most podcasts merely discuss. ;D
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on September 27, 2011, 02:55:38 PM
I listened to the latest Rationally Speaking today with Massimo Piggliucci and Julia Galef. I'm jazzed cause there are twenty others I haven't heard. Score!

http://nycskeptics.org/storage/feeds/rs.xml (http://nycskeptics.org/storage/feeds/rs.xml)

I don't listen to this podcast. Was there any mention of her burns in the latest one?

Reflections on pain, from the burn unit « Measure of Doubt (http://measureofdoubt.com/2011/09/27/reflections-on-pain-from-the-burn-unit/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: thickets on October 13, 2011, 03:35:04 PM
http://www.thickets.net/toren/2011/08/09/torens-guide-to-enjoyable-podcasts/ (http://www.thickets.net/toren/2011/08/09/torens-guide-to-enjoyable-podcasts/)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on October 13, 2011, 04:52:06 PM
At this exact moment I'm listening to Radiolab - "Loops." It started out awesomely.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on October 13, 2011, 05:00:43 PM
Mine:

The atheist experience
Caustic soda
The skeptics guide to the universe
How did that get made?
Dudes talking about chicks
The flop house
Skeptoid
Reasonable doubts
Title: Podcast recommendations
Post by: MilkMan on December 13, 2011, 08:30:06 AM
So I'm covering the shift of one of our long haul drivers this week, so I'm stuck in a tractor trailer all week. I find out he has XM radio in here, cool, until I find out he broke it, and its stuck on his favorite channel, Fox News :( I have about 800 miles left to drive this week, and its 800 miles of silence and road noise, or 800 miles of Fox and Friends, I value my sanity too much so I need some podcast suggestions, I'm all up on SGU and Ardent Atheist, but I'm also limited to what I can find as I'm using my blackberry and it doesn't seem to have the selection of what itunes has, any ideas?
Title: Re: Podcast recommendations
Post by: ting-bu-dong on December 13, 2011, 08:40:17 AM
There is a podcast recommendation thread (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,13592.0.html) in Other Media.
Title: Re: Podcast recommendations
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 13, 2011, 08:53:24 AM
Yikes!  Well, not sure where you sit politically, but a good one which has a lot of episodes (3 per week at 1hr 20min each) isThe Best of the Left (http://www.bestoftheleftpodcast.com/).

Another great series is Intelligence Squared US (http://intelligencesquaredus.org/index.php/past-debates/) which is a series of debates over all types of topics.  Word of advice though, there are two versions available for download; an edited and unedited version.  Get the unedited versions as they have more content.  Each unedited debate tends to be in the 1hr 45min range.

A good series on religion and atheist is Reasonable Doubts (http://freethoughtblogs.com/reasonabledoubts/) and is just top notch IMO.

If you're looking for some left-leaning political commentary from several stand-up comedians and comedy writers (including MST3K's Frank Coniff!), then check out the Jimmy Dore Show (http://www.jimmydorecomedy.com/).

Other than those, you've got The Atheist Experience (http://atheist-experience.com/), Point of Inquiry (http://pointofinquiry.org/), Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! (http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/), and probably some more I cannot think of at the moment.

Hope that helps and good luck!
Title: Re: Podcast recommendations
Post by: Anders on December 13, 2011, 08:58:22 AM
Godless bitches. (http://godlessbitches.podbean.com/) Unfortunately only 13 episodes so far, but is supposed to entertain us with a 14th any day now.
Title: Re: Podcast recommendations
Post by: MilkMan on December 13, 2011, 09:00:53 AM
Oops, sorry, didn't see the podcast recomendation thread, my bad :(
Title: Re: Podcast recommendations
Post by: ting-bu-dong on December 13, 2011, 09:07:06 AM
For old school skepticism there is Skeptics with a K (http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/podcasts/). The same feed has Inkredulous, which is hilarious but has few episodes.

The Conspiracy Skeptic (http://www.yrad.com/cs/index.htm) is good. Early episodes are primers on various conspiracy theories, later episodes are rambling but entertaining interviews about specific conspiracy theories, with some fairly obscure ones in the mix.

Monstertalk (http://www.skeptic.com/podcasts/monstertalk/) is very informative.

Logically Critical (http://www.logicallycritical.net/Episodes.html) has been retired for years, but the 20 or so episodes are pretty good.

Dan Carlin (http://www.dancarlin.com/) has one podcast on American politics and one about history.

Rationally Speaking (http://www.rationallyspeakingpodcast.org/) is excellent with a philosophical perspective on a number of issues.

Ask an Atheist (http://askanatheist.tv/category/episode-information/episodes/) is pretty good, too.
Title: Re: Podcast recommendations
Post by: MilkMan on December 13, 2011, 10:10:39 AM
Thank you all very much! As I said, the balckberry podcast finder is kinda limited, but I found reasonable doubts, and wait wait, so I'm gonna give those a go, half tempted to get another ipod to listen to a lot of this other really good sounding content, but as I've been through 3 already, the thought of buying a 4th is blah, electronics just wear out WAY too fast :(
Title: Re: Podcast recommendations
Post by: MikeHz on December 13, 2011, 11:13:54 AM
Most popular shows on public radio are available as podcast.
Title: Re: Podcast recommendations
Post by: Xptical on December 13, 2011, 11:31:56 AM
I'm trying to get into The Skeptics' Guide to Government, but it really isn't sticking.  Their early episodes were horrible and they are just now getting bearable.

A few I *always* come back to:

Car Talk
SGU
The Amateur Scientist -- not updated very much anymore.
Skeptoid
The Reality Check
Reasonable Doubts

I'm currently listening to a few episodes of:
Godless Bitches -- Natalie's Interview
PolyAmory Weekly -- Heard about it and it sounded funny
The Shaft -- Minecraft thing
Dwarf Fortress Talk
Title: Re: Podcast recommendations
Post by: pandamonium on December 13, 2011, 03:16:16 PM
Decoder Ring Theatre! (http://www.decoderringtheatre.com/) And what they said.

And I merged your thread with the other podcast recommendation thread, just to keep things tidy.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on December 13, 2011, 03:35:49 PM
Festival of the Spoken Nerd is a monthly comedy night in London, featuring science, maths, jokes and quite probably the only ukulele playing physicist on the circuit. They also do a podcast. (http://festivalofthespokennerd.com/podcast/) They switch between the studio and the live show, which unfortunately means the audio quality drops something rotten. Worth a listen to though.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on December 13, 2011, 08:16:35 PM
So I'm covering the shift of one of our long haul drivers this week, so I'm stuck in a tractor trailer all week. I find out he has XM radio in here, cool, until I find out he broke it, and its stuck on his favorite channel, Fox News :( I have about 800 miles left to drive this week, and its 800 miles of silence and road noise, or 800 miles of Fox and Friends, I value my sanity too much so I need some podcast suggestions, I'm all up on SGU and Ardent Atheist, but I'm also limited to what I can find as I'm using my blackberry and it doesn't seem to have the selection of what itunes has, any ideas?

you shouldn't ever need to use iTunes -- ever, for anything, ever. ever. now or in the future. ever. :)

if you want some sheer entertainment:
Doug Loves Movies -- great recording quality, in front of a live audience, guests are comedians, so it's always amusing. (301 = season 3 ep 1, not ep 301 like SGU. the later seasons are much better than the first one or two -- he started inviting 2-3 guests on, instead of just one, and the atmosphere is more fun -- over 100-hours of content to choose from)
Comedy Bang Bang (formerly Comedy Death Ray radio) -- again, run by and guested by comedians, but this one tends to have skits and such that are quite amusing.
get the torrents (full episodes) of Never Not Funny (about 200-hours of content -- 20-minute clips are freely podcast, and are largely just introductions, not really any guest conversation, but 90-minute eps are subscription only...hence the torrent) -- when they have the host's friend Pat Francis on, the dynamic reminds me of the Ricky Gervais podcast, even though he knows what he's doing, unlike Pilkington.

if you have no idea where to begin, look for any of these guests: Paul F. Tompkins, Todd Glass, Sarah Silverman, Maria Bamford, Brian Posehn, Andrew/Andy Daly, Anthony Jeselnik, Garfunkel & Oates, Nick Kroll, Jimmy Pardo, Jen Kirkman, Tig Notaro, Patton Oswalt

warning: I've found these addictive, and it has greatly diminished the number of intellectually stimulating podcasts I listen to. Proceed with caution.

also, these two from Nerdist are gold:
http://www.nerdist.com/2010/04/nerdist-podcast-10-live-largo-w-adam-savage-nsfw/ (http://www.nerdist.com/2010/04/nerdist-podcast-10-live-largo-w-adam-savage-nsfw/)
http://www.nerdist.com/2010/12/nerdist-podcast-51-comedians-you-should-know/ (http://www.nerdist.com/2010/12/nerdist-podcast-51-comedians-you-should-know/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on December 13, 2011, 08:53:24 PM
Cognitive dissonance is the funniest show I've heard in a while. Sort of atheist political show done by smart asses.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on December 13, 2011, 08:58:41 PM
Comedy and Everything Else seems interesting, in terms of secular ranting on US news and politics.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on December 29, 2011, 05:57:32 PM
Comedy and Everything Else seems interesting, in terms of secular ranting on US news and politics.

I'm happy that Dore is finally limiting the podcast top 1-1.5 hours.  Some older episodes topped 3 hours, which was a bit exhausting to listen to.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on December 29, 2011, 06:02:42 PM
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Nice comedy list.

I would also add:

Who Charted? - Weekly show with Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilysak plus a different comedian guest discussing charts in music, movies, etc.  A lot of fun.

Stop Podcasting Yourself - Podcast of the "White Guys Talking" variety, hosted by Vancover comedians Dave Schumka and Graham Clarke.

Pod F Tompkast - A (semi)monthly podcast hosted by Paul F Tompkins (as seen in my avatar), where he does a all of the chartcers he regularly does on Comedy Bang Bang.

Also, a couple of great started episodes for Comedy Bang Bang came out this week, a two parter for the best of 2011
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on December 29, 2011, 06:29:52 PM
I would also add:

Who Charted? - Weekly show with Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilysak plus a different comedian guest discussing charts in music, movies, etc.  A lot of fun.

Stop Podcasting Yourself - Podcast of the "White Guys Talking" variety, hosted by Vancover comedians Dave Schumka and Graham Clarke.

hadn't heard of those :)

Pod F Tompkast - A (semi)monthly podcast hosted by Paul F Tompkins (as seen in my avatar), where he does a all of the chartcers he regularly does on Comedy Bang Bang.

only just started listening to the Tompkast (mostly because it's lengthy and my mp3 player has a TERRIBLY SLOW fast-forward mechanism [for me to resume in the middle of a file] (funny you should mention Dore -- I had chopped C&EE eps up into 5 chunks to put on my mp3 player for exactly this reason :)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Karyn on December 29, 2011, 10:23:29 PM
I've sorted out some new good podcasts:

The Church of Awesome
Cognitive Dissonance
Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot

There also seem to be three along these lines:
Reality Cast (with Amanda Marcotte.  Women's health issues, usually focusing on the right's attack on reproductive rights.  Her language is a bit overly inflammatory sometimes, but the content is good)
Reality Check (with the Ottowa Skeptics)
Reality Check (with Dave Fletcher from Reasonable Doubts, strongly leaning towards lefty politics, but broaches other subjects in the process.)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on December 30, 2011, 01:42:06 AM
Citizen Sceptic told me about Econ Talk with Russ Roberts.  I can only listen and learn.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on December 30, 2011, 06:47:44 AM
Parrots dumbass guide is awesome
Astrostus exposing pseudoastronomy is awesomer
And Cecils cognitive dissonance is the awsomest

All three are forum members
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on December 30, 2011, 06:50:29 AM
I was excited to see fletchers reality check but the couple I've listened to are kinda preachy without the humor or interplay of rd. Are these anomalies?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on December 31, 2011, 06:44:45 PM
There also seem to be three along these lines:
Reality Cast (with Amanda Marcotte.  Women's health issues, usually focusing on the right's attack on reproductive rights.  Her language is a bit overly inflammatory sometimes, but the content is good)
Reality Check (with the Ottowa Skeptics)
Reality Check (with Dave Fletcher from Reasonable Doubts, strongly leaning towards lefty politics, but broaches other subjects in the process.)
I'm already subscribed to Marcotte's RH Reality Check, and was interested in subscribing to Fletcher's Reality Check, but got confused when trying to Google various words in combination with reality check - the only link I could find using google search was a link someone put on this forum. Either my google skills are rusty or google was broken. I kept running across Ottowa's Reality Check, though. I might subscribe to it, but I feel like I have too many skepticism podcasts. It's so hard to find opinions that don't make me want to rage.
ETA: I found another Reality Check. (http://realitycheckonline.blogspot.com/) :D

eta2: and another one (http://realitycheckpodcast.com/).

ok, this is getting ridiculous (http://tunein.com/radio/FM4-Reality-Check-Podcast-p234171/).

Oh, ffs. (http://www.csoonline.com/podcast/482687/reality-check-podcast-an-interview-with-eric-baize)

seriously, guis. (http://www.qidiq.com/trc)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Karyn on December 31, 2011, 07:16:34 PM
Yeah.  People need to quit calling their podcasts reality check.  It's insane.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DangerHouse on January 01, 2012, 04:21:20 PM
I regularly follow:

asterisks are to emphasize shows that I feel deserve more support than they get. Give them a listen and rate them/comment on their threads!

SGU
Cognitive Dissonance
HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast
Hypnobobs
**Amateur Skeptics
Irreligiosophy (Alas, RIP)
Public Lecture Podcast
Rationally Speaking
Skeptically Speaking
Skeptic's Guide To Government
**Skepticule
Righteous Indignation (Alas, RIP, with some interpersonal weirdess going on, but . . .)
**Talk About Strange (Go Hayley!)**
The Bible Geek Show
The Skeptic Wire
The Non Prophets
Godless Bitches
Atheist Experience
The Skeptic Zone
Radiolab
Skeptics with a K
Inkredulous (finally, a new episode this month!)
**Think/Rant (Rhys Morgan has been on a couble of times)

So many more . . .
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ulixes on January 02, 2012, 04:40:28 AM
Hi! Can anyone recommend a Dutch-speaking podcast about science or skepticism? I'll be learning Dutch soon, and I'd rather practice it by listening to something like this, instead of the usual language learning material.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 02, 2012, 05:32:27 AM
Hi! Can anyone recommend a Dutch-speaking podcast about science or skepticism? I'll be learning Dutch soon, and I'd rather practice it by listening to something like this, instead of the usual language learning material.

nope. but another idea might be to check out the rips by DutchReleaseTeam -- your average English-speaking movies, but with Dutch subtitles (which are presumably well translated, since that's what the group specializes in)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on January 02, 2012, 07:18:21 PM
Hi! Can anyone recommend a Dutch-speaking podcast about science or skepticism? I'll be learning Dutch soon, and I'd rather practice it by listening to something like this, instead of the usual language learning material.

The hardest part about learning Dutch is that lots of Dutch folk are pretty well versed in English, so if you try to speak Dutch to them, they tend to switch to English when they sense you aren't Dutch.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on January 04, 2012, 08:55:00 PM
All BBC In Our Time past episodes are now available for download. The archive is split into categories: Culture (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotc/all), History (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ioth/all), Philosophy (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotp/all), Religion (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotr/all), and Science (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iots/all).

Hundreds of episodes of one of the finest podcasts around, starting way back in 1998 (I started listening to it in 2007). I'm very excited, I was kinda needing something like that.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on January 04, 2012, 09:01:53 PM
Bug Girl blogged that she was interviewed on the Wild Ideas podcast so I listened. The host has a dry, droll voice but he is strangely listen-to-able and they cover a lot of science. The chick is into astronomy.

http://www.wildernesscenter.org/podcasts (http://www.wildernesscenter.org/podcasts)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on January 04, 2012, 09:02:42 PM
All BBC In Our Time past episodes are now available for download. The archive is split into categories: Culture (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotc/all), History (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ioth/all), Philosophy (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotp/all), Religion (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotr/all), and Science (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iots/all).

Hundreds of episodes of one of the finest podcasts around, starting way back in 1998 (I started listening to it in 2007). I'm very excited, I was kinda needing something like that.

Score!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on January 04, 2012, 09:23:12 PM
All BBC In Our Time past episodes are now available for download. The archive is split into categories: Culture (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotc/all), History (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ioth/all), Philosophy (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotp/all), Religion (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotr/all), and Science (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iots/all).

Hundreds of episodes of one of the finest podcasts around, starting way back in 1998 (I started listening to it in 2007). I'm very excited, I was kinda needing something like that.
I'll never run out of things to listen to, but when I do, I'll remember this.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on January 04, 2012, 09:24:05 PM
All BBC In Our Time past episodes are now available for download. The archive is split into categories: Culture (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotc/all), History (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ioth/all), Philosophy (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotp/all), Religion (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotr/all), and Science (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iots/all).

Hundreds of episodes of one of the finest podcasts around, starting way back in 1998 (I started listening to it in 2007). I'm very excited, I was kinda needing something like that.
I'll never run out of things to listen to, but when I do, I'll remember this.

These deserve to move up in the line.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on January 04, 2012, 09:27:45 PM
All BBC In Our Time past episodes are now available for download. The archive is split into categories: Culture (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotc/all), History (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ioth/all), Philosophy (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotp/all), Religion (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotr/all), and Science (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iots/all).

Hundreds of episodes of one of the finest podcasts around, starting way back in 1998 (I started listening to it in 2007). I'm very excited, I was kinda needing something like that.
I'll never run out of things to listen to, but when I do, I'll remember this.

These deserve to move up in the line.
I've just started listening to the Ottawa Skeptic's Reality Check. BBC'll just have to join the queue.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on January 04, 2012, 10:17:38 PM
Just started? :obama:
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on January 04, 2012, 10:25:15 PM
Just started? :obama:

Well, to be fair, you've recommended some pretty crappy podcasts. Skeptically Speaking? Snoooooooooooooore.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on January 04, 2012, 10:32:35 PM
Just started? :obama:

Well, to be fair, you've recommended some pretty crappy podcasts. Skeptically Speaking? Snoooooooooooooore.

Really? I was just listening to her interview about viruses and prions.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on January 04, 2012, 11:24:03 PM
Really. I've tried to listen to about 5 episodes. Boring as hell. Is there one episode you would recommend?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on January 04, 2012, 11:34:07 PM
Yeah, Skpetically Speaking isn't one of my top 5 podcasts. I want to like it, but there's a quality to it that I just can't get behind. I don't know exactly what about it turns me off. A little of it is probably because, as Chew says, it gets kind of boring.*

I think I need to stick to podcasts less than 1 hour. Only a few manage to keep my attention for that long - SGU, RD, CS, and now ORC. (Bonus points if you can figure out all 4 acronyms.)

*I had the same problem with PoI. I think I'm just not an interview kind of gal. I like conversations, which, actually, all 4 of the 5 that I listed** tend towards.

**(which are in my top 5 - ok, there are like 6 or 7 that are in my top 5, but that's because a lot of them tied for 1st and 2nd place).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on January 04, 2012, 11:37:18 PM
Really. I've tried to listen to about 5 episodes. Boring as hell. Is there one episode you would recommend?

Did you hear this one with Steve? http://skepticallyspeaking.ca/episodes/131-neurology-past-present (http://skepticallyspeaking.ca/episodes/131-neurology-past-present)

Bug girl
http://skepticallyspeaking.ca/episodes/126-bug-girls-favorite-insects (http://skepticallyspeaking.ca/episodes/126-bug-girls-favorite-insects)

Oh and semen science!
http://skepticallyspeaking.ca/episodes/100-semen-science (http://skepticallyspeaking.ca/episodes/100-semen-science)

She is definitely a listen for science and interview as opposed to comedy or controversy.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 04, 2012, 11:37:49 PM
Just started? :obama:

Well, to be fair, you've recommended some pretty crappy podcasts. Skeptically Speaking? Snoooooooooooooore.

seriously.
I tried to listen to that, twice.
worse format than Freethought Radio.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on January 04, 2012, 11:41:50 PM
Jesus! Look my last five suggestions have been cognitive dissonance, dumb ass guide to the universe, exposing pseudoastronmy caustic soda, and the other one so quit hating on me!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on January 04, 2012, 11:59:42 PM
Jesus! Look my last five suggestions have been cognitive dissonance, dumb ass guide to the universe, exposing pseudoastronmy caustic soda, and the other one so quit hating on me!
You shall never live this down. Ever.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on January 05, 2012, 12:16:40 AM
I was also glad to see were alive start back up. I've also been diggin escape pod. I just skip over commentary and letters.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on January 05, 2012, 12:22:39 AM
I was also glad to see were alive start back up.
I don't know... I was eagerly anticipating the return, but I was a little underwhelmed. Maybe I just need to stockpile a few episodes and listen to entire chapters all at once.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 05, 2012, 12:44:37 AM
so quit hating on me!

you? I didn't even see who wrote the thing. I was only commenting with my sentiments toward SS
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on January 05, 2012, 08:04:29 AM
You know what you really need to listen to? A man playing snooker (badly) against himself, while he comments and tries to keep score. Which is a bit difficult, as he's not too sure of the rules. The part where he interviews himself pre- and post-match are as interesting as you think (i.e. not very).

Listen to one mans slide into insanity. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Me1 Vs Me2 Snooker with Richard Herring. (http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_snooker/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 05, 2012, 08:07:45 AM
You know what you really need to listen to? A man playing snooker (badly) against himself, while he comments and tries to keep score. Which is a bit difficult, as he's not too sure of the rules. The part where he interviews himself pre- and post-match are as interesting as you think (i.e. not very).


is this like when someone puts a urinal in a gallery and calls it art... art doesn't necessarily look nice, comedy isn't necessarily funny?

or is it actually good?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on January 05, 2012, 08:15:46 AM
You know what you really need to listen to? A man playing snooker (badly) against himself, while he comments and tries to keep score. Which is a bit difficult, as he's not too sure of the rules. The part where he interviews himself pre- and post-match are as interesting as you think (i.e. not very).


is this like when someone puts a urinal in a gallery and calls it art... art doesn't necessarily look nice, comedy isn't necessarily funny?

or is it actually good?

Not really, but I can't switch it off. It was a joke that was one podcast long and it's now on the fourth episode, but I still listen to it. Why? I don't know. I don't think Richard Herring knows why he does it. The last episode signed off with 'well, that's 30 minutes of your life you won't get back.'

I think I like that it's under no illusions about what it is. Time wasting. Pure and simple.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DangerHouse on January 06, 2012, 03:47:59 AM
HEY:

Give some love to the odd podcasts you have found: Comment on their threads, up them on iTunes. By all means, stay within your comfort zone.  BUT: look for the odd, neglected, 'foreign' (that's aimed at you, normal American Middlefucker, like me) podcast that has been updating consistently, and has produced quality content all along, yet gets no props. I'm pissed off because I have heard a lot of quality podcasts from England (they speak a similar language) that have no activity on their message threads. These podcasts are easily as good as the US shows we all enjoy.  Encourage them.  Go forth and discover new voices. Be patient with the less slick podcasts, and remember that podcasting is a way for amateurs to emerge and be listened to.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 06, 2012, 03:57:06 AM
HEY:

Give some love to the odd podcasts you have found: Comment on their threads, up them on iTunes. By all means, stay within your comfort zone.  BUT: look for the odd, neglected, 'foreign' (that's aimed at you, normal American Middlefucker, like me) podcast that has been updating consistently, and has produced quality content all along, yet gets no props. I'm pissed off because I have heard a lot of quality podcasts from England (they speak a similar language) that have no activity on their message threads. These podcasts are easily as good as the US shows we all enjoy.  Encourage them.  Go forth and discover new voices. Be patient with the less slick podcasts, and remember that podcasting is a way for amateurs to emerge and be listened to.

meh. I go by word of mouth.

who even has the time to keep up with the podcasts they already like?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DangerHouse on January 07, 2012, 12:37:34 AM
Godslayer:

I see your "meh" and add a "Fnord" to the pot (hope you've got one, because I understand they're about to be outlawed . . .).

I think that there are a lot of podcast listeners who never comment or rate or otherwise contact the podcasters they listen to. I have been feeling sorry for these neglected podcasters lately, and I am trying to get them some props from the silent thousands who listen but don't contribute. The more we encourage content providers, the more content they will produce. The more content they produce, the more podcasts I have to download and enjoy. I win, they win, everybody wins, even you, if you choose to listen.

"meh", indeed.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on January 09, 2012, 05:43:59 AM
I like podcasts that have an interesting and creative format

Sick and wrong-
Two guys each bring in a true twisted story , and they argue and compete to see which one of thier stories are more "sick and wrong"

Judge John Hodgman-
Couples, neighbours, friends bring it pitty little arguments(Toilet seat up or down, that kind of stuff) for Judge John Hodgman to deliberate over, in full mock-court style


Any other podcasts like these?

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on January 09, 2012, 05:55:42 AM
Oh and also, How do you guys find good/new podcasts

i-tunes is very imperfect in presenting new , quality podcasts that are still making episodes

Ive tried to google search "new podcasts", "podcasts for men" etc with little to no results.

How?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on January 09, 2012, 07:01:28 PM
Steve was interviewed on the latest Meet The Skeptics! - The Podcast (http://web.me.com/chris.teedandbrown/Meet_The_Skeptics/Meet_The_Skeptics/Meet_The_Skeptics.html)

Link to archive: http://meettheskeptics.libsyn.com/ (http://meettheskeptics.libsyn.com/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on January 09, 2012, 08:13:32 PM
Woo hoo! The SGU is going to do a 3 hour live video feed show from the Skeptilair! No date set yet, but woo hoo!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 10, 2012, 04:40:51 AM
listening to Greg Proops' podcast, because I keep hearing good things about it.

it seems promising, but a little too provincial right now.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on January 10, 2012, 08:13:34 PM
Oh and also, How do you guys find good/new podcasts

i-tunes is very imperfect in presenting new , quality podcasts that are still making episodes

Ive tried to google search "new podcasts", "podcasts for men" etc with little to no results.

How?

I go by word of mouth, such as this forum. If something sounds interesting, I'll check it out.

I like to listen to a wide mix of things. Some skeptic shows, some humor, some general interest, some history, some science, some news, some art.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on January 11, 2012, 01:30:18 AM
Oh and also, How do you guys find good/new podcasts


New podcasts come, for me, mostly from other podcast interviews.  Some are winners, others losers.  I did get a good steer from CS here a few weeks ago and now I'm hooked on it.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 11, 2012, 02:10:03 AM
yep, word of mouth, either on forums or other podcasts.

...I'm almost inclined to make a family tree of what led to what...
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on January 11, 2012, 07:07:41 AM
Yeah, I started with SGU, found most of the rest of the podcasts via word of mouth, and have google'd for some - mainly the short story and theater podcasts I listen to.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: AQB24712 on January 11, 2012, 01:00:54 PM
Theater podcasts?  As in talking about theater, or performing radio drama?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on January 11, 2012, 05:36:39 PM
Jimmy Moore's LLVC.  Great introduction to A.G.E.S. today with Nephrologist and advanced glycation end products researcher Dr. Jaime Uribarri.  Mind you, the repertoire of guests varies from the Twinkie Diet professor to the Swedish Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt.  Needless to say, one doesn't have to l;isten to all of them, but Mr. Moore is cordial to all.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on January 11, 2012, 09:18:22 PM
Theater podcasts?  As in talking about theater, or performing radio drama?
Radio drama. I listen to two that are original, and one that rebroadcasts old radio dramas that were actually on radio. The latter has some audio quality issues, though, so I've only listened to a couple. I'd like to find more. My favorite radio drama podcast only comes out 2 times a month. I still have 4 days until the next episode is released. >.<
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: AQB24712 on January 11, 2012, 09:19:45 PM
Care to share names of these podcasts, hmm?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on January 11, 2012, 09:28:19 PM
Care to share names of these podcasts, hmm?
Oh, right.

Decoder Ring Theatre (http://www.decoderringtheatre.com/) - The best, despite being Canadian.
We're Alive (http://www.zombiepodcast.com/The_Zombie_Podcast/Main.html) - Pretty good, despite being about zombies.

And Radio Detective Story Hour (http://www.otr.com/blog/) - Ok, except for the audio issues.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on January 11, 2012, 10:26:00 PM
There used to be a good podcast show that interviewed podcasters. Podcast 411 it was called. Alas, it's long pod-faded now. But, you can get their old shows here: http://www.podcast411.com/ (http://www.podcast411.com/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on January 11, 2012, 10:37:29 PM
There used to be a good podcast show that interviewed podcasters. Podcast 411 it was called. Alas, it's long pod-faded now. But, you can get their old shows here: http://www.podcast411.com/ (http://www.podcast411.com/)

All the paleo/low carb podcasters often interview each other.  I think it's a good way to promote their books.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 12, 2012, 01:46:33 AM
There used to be a good podcast show that interviewed podcasters. Podcast 411 it was called. Alas, it's long pod-faded now. But, you can get their old shows here: http://www.podcast411.com/ (http://www.podcast411.com/)

All the paleo/low carb podcasters often interview each other.  I think it's a good way to promote their books.

books?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on January 12, 2012, 08:34:12 PM
There used to be a good podcast show that interviewed podcasters. Podcast 411 it was called. Alas, it's long pod-faded now. But, you can get their old shows here: http://www.podcast411.com/ (http://www.podcast411.com/)

All the paleo/low carb podcasters often interview each other.  I think it's a good way to promote their books.

books?

Rob Wolfe
Jimmy Moore
Mark Sisson
Dr Briffa
Dr Su
Sean Croxton.... can I stop now?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 12, 2012, 08:56:40 PM
There used to be a good podcast show that interviewed podcasters. Podcast 411 it was called. Alas, it's long pod-faded now. But, you can get their old shows here: http://www.podcast411.com/ (http://www.podcast411.com/)

All the paleo/low carb podcasters often interview each other.  I think it's a good way to promote their books.

books?

Rob Wolfe
Jimmy Moore
Mark Sisson
Dr Briffa
Dr Su
Sean Croxton.... can I stop now?

haven't mentioned any podcaster I've ever heard of, yet.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on January 19, 2012, 09:34:01 PM
New FOUR HOUR long Hardcore History on the Dark Ages. 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on January 20, 2012, 09:44:26 AM
New FOUR HOUR long Hardcore History on the Dark Ages.
Just down loaded it. Didn't see that it was 4 hours long. Should be a good one I hope.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on January 20, 2012, 03:47:18 PM
One of my favourites, only a year old and done entirely by one person at home, is getting 100k downloads on his weekly episodes.  Amazing.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on January 20, 2012, 10:29:16 PM
Last Big Picture Science ("Wired for Thought") was awesome. Can't wait to have my podcasts directly delivered to my brain.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on January 21, 2012, 07:20:36 PM
New FOUR HOUR long Hardcore History on the Dark Ages.
Just down loaded it. Didn't see that it was 4 hours long. Should be a good one I hope.

Things you will learn from this HH.  Do no lean over around Clovis or anyone that works for Clovis.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on January 26, 2012, 01:22:03 AM
Bug Girl blogged about her appearance on the Monti podcast:
A Ribald Tale of Love and Lice (http://membracid.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/a-ribald-tale-of-love-and-lice/)

F'ing hilarious!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on January 26, 2012, 01:24:01 AM
Been listening to "thats what she said",  podcast about "the office" tv show

its great =)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stretcher on January 26, 2012, 01:42:00 AM
I don't listen to many aside from SGU. Skeptoid, Stuff You Missed in History Class, GiantBomb. I used to listen to some comedy podcasts like Doug Loves Movies and something else I forgot, but I lost interest.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on January 28, 2012, 08:39:54 PM
New FOUR HOUR long Hardcore History on the Dark Ages.
Just down loaded it. Didn't see that it was 4 hours long. Should be a good one I hope.

Carlin admits it's really more of an audiobook.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on January 28, 2012, 08:41:45 PM
New FOUR HOUR long Hardcore History on the Dark Ages.
Just down loaded it. Didn't see that it was 4 hours long. Should be a good one I hope.

Carlin admits it's really more of an audiobook.

And Awesome!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 28, 2012, 09:08:40 PM
New FOUR HOUR long Hardcore History on the Dark Ages.
Just down loaded it. Didn't see that it was 4 hours long. Should be a good one I hope.

Carlin admits it's really more of an audiobook.

but free?!

"podcasting is the new way to disseminate your comedy to a global audience and still receive no fiscal reenumeration"
 - Greg Proops.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on January 28, 2012, 11:26:24 PM
As far as comedic podcasts are concerned, free is highly beneficial. More people obviously listen to free podcasts, and standup comedians such as Joe Rogan comment regularly on how the podcast has completely changed the audiences they perform for. Instead of a random group of people who just wanted to do something on a friday night, the crowds now are composed of a much higher percentage of fans who go to the shows specifically to see a certain person. Its great for comedians.
I'm not really sure why someone like Dan Carlin does his for free though. He does take donations, but he really should charge for some of his pods. The "Ghosts of the Ostfront" series was epic. The series on the rise and fall of the Roman empire looks amazing also, but its somewhere around 13 hours long and I haven't made the time for it yet. Comedy pods I can listen to while doing other things and it doesn't bother me if I miss a few things here and there, but Carlin's stuff really requires my full attention.

Anyway, I've culled the podcast herd in my ITunes folder recently. Here is what I'm currently subscribed to.

Beauty and Da Beast podcast (http://www.beautyanddabeast.com/)
Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast (http://billburr.com/category/podcast)
Comedy Bang Bang(formerly Comedy Death Ray) (http://www.comedybangbang.com/)
Comedy Film Nerds (http://comedyfilmnerds.com/)
Doug Loves Movies (http://douglovesmovies.com/)
Deathsquad (http://deathsquad.tv/)(which covers about 10 different pods I usually try to watch on vimeo)
Hollywood Babble-On (http://smodcast.com/channels/hollywood-babble-on/)
Irreligiosophy (http://www.irreligiosophy.com/)
Talkin Shit with Jim Jefferies and Eddie Ifft (http://www.jimandeddietalkshit.com/)
The Joe Rogan Experience (http://blog.joerogan.net/podcast-2)(another one I watch on vimeo)
MAPS-Psychedelic Science Podcasts (http://www.maps.org/)
Mohr Stories (http://smodcast.com/channels/mohr-stories/)
The Nerdist (http://www.nerdist.com/)
Nobody Likes Onions (http://www.nobodylikesonions.com/)(I only watch on Ustream or listen in iTunes to the episodes with Josh Denny)
Psychedelic Salon (http://www.matrixmasters.net/salon/)
The Skeptics Guide to the Universe
Smodcast(never actually listen anymore, need to unsubscribe)
Tell Em Steve Dave (http://smodcast.com/channels/tell-em-steve-dave/)(don't really listen anymore, but intend to get caught up at some point. These guys have a comic book tv show premiering after The Walking Dead when it starts back up in Feb.)
"What's Good" (http://www.freddylockhart.com/podcast/) w/Freddy Lockhart(formerly under the deathsquad label. only a few eps up so far under the new label. This guy does the best Morgan Freeman impression EVER, and its hilarious too. Morgan Freeman calling Brian Redban a bitch-ass nigga gets me every time.)
Self Sufficient Homestead (http://sshomestead.com/)

And I still do, and will always, have every podcast and audiobook Ricky Gervais (http://rickygervais.com/) has ever released, including the old XFM shows, on my cellphone. Karl Pilkington (http://www.pilkipedia.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page) always puts me in a good mood.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 28, 2012, 11:46:07 PM
Comedy Bang Bang(formerly Comedy Death Ray)
Doug Loves Movies
Irreligiosophy
The Joe Rogan Experience(another one I watch on vimeo)
The Nerdist
The Skeptics Guide to the Universe
And I still do, and will always, have every podcast and audiobook Ricky Gervais has ever released, including the old XFM shows, on my cellphone. Karl Pilkington always puts me in a good mood.

based on the above, you should definitely check out the Proopcast / Greg Proops' Smartest Man in the World podcast.

maybe start with a recent episode (since he's always discussing what's in the news), or see if there's an ep live from your state (I think there's at least one live in Atlanta, Georgia (ep.136 (which is the 36th not the 136th)))
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on January 29, 2012, 12:04:38 AM
Comedy Bang Bang(formerly Comedy Death Ray)
Doug Loves Movies
Irreligiosophy
The Joe Rogan Experience(another one I watch on vimeo)
The Nerdist
The Skeptics Guide to the Universe
And I still do, and will always, have every podcast and audiobook Ricky Gervais has ever released, including the old XFM shows, on my cellphone. Karl Pilkington always puts me in a good mood.

based on the above, you should definitely check out the Proopcast / Greg Proops' Smartest Man in the World podcast.

maybe start with a recent episode (since he's always discussing what's in the news), or see if there's an ep live from your state (I think there's at least one live in Atlanta, Georgia (ep.136 (which is the 36th not the 136th)))
I actually was subscribed to that one for months, but never got around to listening to it. I'll have to give it another go. Thanks.
And if anyone knows about any good podcasts that tackle survival in a post-apocalyptic world, i'd love to hear about them.
I'm preparing for a day that I've come to believe is inevitable.
Peak oil, global warming, nuclear disasters, pandemics, religious fundamentalism, nations run by corruption, threats from NEO's, OccupyEverything, SOPA, EMP's, the list goes on and on.  When I started taking a step back and looking at humanity as a whole, I didn't like what I saw.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 29, 2012, 12:14:19 AM
And if anyone knows about any good podcasts that tackle survival in a post-apocalyptic world, i'd love to hear about them.
I'm preparing for a day that I've come to believe is inevitable.
Peak oil, global warming, nuclear disasters, pandemics, religious fundamentalism, nations run by corruption, threats from NEO's, OccupyEverything, SOPA, EMP's, the list goes on and on. 

aah... why would you want to survive in such a world? that sounds shit.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on January 29, 2012, 01:24:57 AM
And if anyone knows about any good podcasts that tackle survival in a post-apocalyptic world, i'd love to hear about them.
I'm preparing for a day that I've come to believe is inevitable.
Peak oil, global warming, nuclear disasters, pandemics, religious fundamentalism, nations run by corruption, threats from NEO's, OccupyEverything, SOPA, EMP's, the list goes on and on. 

aah... why would you want to survive in such a world? that sounds shit.
The whole hunter-gatherer lifestyle really appeals to me on some basic level. Not enough to drop out of modern society and build a cabin in the woods, but enough that the concept of rebooting humanity is welcome.
The biggest things I would miss would be YouJizz and readily and easily available potable water.
As long as I'm not dodging radiation or hoards of ninja-pirate-zombies, I think I could eek out a satisfying little existence.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 29, 2012, 01:30:12 AM
The whole hunter-gatherer lifestyle really appeals to me on some basic level. Not enough to drop out of modern society and build a cabin in the woods, but enough that the concept of rebooting humanity is welcome.
The biggest things I would miss would be YouJizz and readily and easily available potable water.
As long as I'm not dodging radiation or hoards of ninja-pirate-zombies, I think I could eek out a satisfying little existence.

ahhh. yea, it's easy to romanticise such things.

personally, I'd hope the zombies get me long before I get a toothache. ...the taste for better things would make me miserable.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: thickets on January 29, 2012, 04:38:38 AM

I actually was subscribed to that one for months, but never got around to listening to it. I'll have to give it another go. Thanks.
Peak oil, global warming, nuclear disasters, pandemics, religious fundamentalism, nations run by corruption, threats from NEO's, OccupyEverything, SOPA, EMP's, the list goes on and on.  When I started taking a step back and looking at humanity as a whole, I didn't like what I saw.
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Try Caustic Soda, if I do say so myself.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on January 29, 2012, 10:20:33 AM
I actually was subscribed to that one for months, but never got around to listening to it. I'll have to give it another go. Thanks.
Peak oil, global warming, nuclear disasters, pandemics, religious fundamentalism, nations run by corruption, threats from NEO's, OccupyEverything, SOPA, EMP's, the list goes on and on.  When I started taking a step back and looking at humanity as a whole, I didn't like what I saw.

Try Caustic Soda, if I do say so myself.

FTFY. And thanks. I know it was shameless self promotion, but I'll check it out anyway.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on January 29, 2012, 10:49:26 AM
I actually was subscribed to that one for months, but never got around to listening to it. I'll have to give it another go. Thanks.
Peak oil, global warming, nuclear disasters, pandemics, religious fundamentalism, nations run by corruption, threats from NEO's, OccupyEverything, SOPA, EMP's, the list goes on and on.  When I started taking a step back and looking at humanity as a whole, I didn't like what I saw.

Try Caustic Soda, if I do say so myself.

FTFY. And thanks. I know it was shameless self promotion, but I'll check it out anyway.

Check it out today! It is the best podcast period paragraph.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on January 29, 2012, 10:57:16 AM
I just found a few more that are along the lines of post apocalyptic survival. I just subscribed to them, but haven't listened to any of them yet.
Disasters: Are you ready?
ITRH Urban survival podcast
Off the grid radio
TPP The Preparedness Podcast
TPP Tactical Preparedness Podcast


I'll check out Caustic Soda today though. I just saw on the webpage that Graham Elwood was on an episode. I love Comedy Film Nerds and Doug Loves Movies, so I'm sold.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on January 29, 2012, 03:14:12 PM
"podcasting is the new way to disseminate your comedy to a global audience and still receive no fiscal reenumeration"
 - Greg Proops.

If my knowledge of Greg Proops serves, he probably said "remuneration."
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 29, 2012, 09:02:31 PM
"podcasting is the new way to disseminate your comedy to a global audience and still receive no fiscal reenumeration"
 - Greg Proops.

If my knowledge of Greg Proops serves, he probably said "remuneration."

d'oh!

edit:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/smartest/SM125.mp3 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/smartest/SM125.mp3)
minute 15.5

...I don't think I heard it wrong.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on January 29, 2012, 09:36:35 PM
"podcasting is the new way to disseminate your comedy to a global audience and still receive no fiscal reenumeration"
 - Greg Proops.

If my knowledge of Greg Proops serves, he probably said "remuneration."

d'oh!

edit:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/smartest/SM125.mp3 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/smartest/SM125.mp3)
minute 15.5

...I don't think I heard it wrong.

Whoa! Proops fail! I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. It's easy to slip when speaking off the cuff and never even notice. Since I've started listening to myself when I edit our podcast, I realize how often I misspeak. I r dumb.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on January 29, 2012, 09:43:54 PM
"podcasting is the new way to disseminate your comedy to a global audience and still receive no fiscal reenumeration"
 - Greg Proops.

If my knowledge of Greg Proops serves, he probably said "remuneration."

d'oh!

edit:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/smartest/SM125.mp3 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/smartest/SM125.mp3)
minute 15.5

...I don't think I heard it wrong.

Whoa! Proops fail! I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. It's easy to slip when speaking off the cuff and never even notice. Since I've started listening to myself when I edit our podcast, I realize how often I misspeak. I is dumb.
FTFY
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on January 29, 2012, 09:55:07 PM
... I is dumb.
FTFY

Oops! I done do make that there mastake most everytime!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on January 29, 2012, 10:25:45 PM
It's easy to slip when speaking off the cuff and never even notice.

plus he's known to enjoy vodka with his podcast.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on January 30, 2012, 02:17:13 AM
It's easy to slip when speaking off the cuff and never even notice.

plus he's known to enjoy vodka with his podcast.
Vodka goes with so much.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on January 30, 2012, 03:23:12 AM
I wonder if anyone podcasts more than Jimmy Moore.  A machine.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on January 31, 2012, 03:09:39 AM
I wonder if anyone podcasts more than Jimmy Moore.  A machine.
Robert M Price puts one out every other day, it seems like. And they're often 1 hr+. I'm still listening to ones he put out back in November 2011.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on January 31, 2012, 08:36:06 AM
I like R.Price but he jumps all over the place and I have a hard time following him. Then my mind begins to wander and then I lose track of what he was saying. I will have to check him out. Is he on itunes?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on January 31, 2012, 11:03:03 AM
The Preparedness Podcast is wonderful. I'm addicted. I've only listened to a few so far, but I've already learned so much that I didn't already know or had never thought about.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on January 31, 2012, 08:05:45 PM
I like R.Price but he jumps all over the place and I have a hard time following him. Then my mind begins to wander and then I lose track of what he was saying. I will have to check him out. Is he on itunes?
Yeah, I have that problem, too. I think he's on iTunes. Search for The Bible Geek.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on February 01, 2012, 09:35:32 PM
I wonder if anyone podcasts more than Jimmy Moore.  A machine.
Robert M Price puts one out every other day, it seems like. And they're often 1 hr+. I'm still listening to ones he put out back in November 2011.

Jimmy has gone to four a week, and I am amazed how many people front up to be intertviewed.  I guess a lot of them have books to sell.


Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on February 01, 2012, 09:38:04 PM
The Gaurdian Science Weekly has gone to Chile for a telescope episode.  Fantastic show if you don't have to think that great science has to come from the USA.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on February 01, 2012, 10:01:17 PM
The Gaurdian Science Weekly has gone to Chile for a telescope episode.  Fantastic show if you don't have to think that great science has to come from the USA.

That's an European endeavour, Chile's just renting the place. Brazil is supposedly to become the first country outside Europe to join, all is fine between our scientists and theirs, but our politicians haven't done their part: our parliament should have ratified the agreement with ESO in 2011. I hope it's just a delay due to the state of the global economy or something.

But yes, it was a great show.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on February 02, 2012, 05:03:36 PM
The Gaurdian Science Weekly has gone to Chile for a telescope episode.  Fantastic show if you don't have to think that great science has to come from the USA.

That's an European endeavour, Chile's just renting the place. Brazil is supposedly to become the first country outside Europe to join, all is fine between our scientists and theirs, but our politicians haven't done their part: our parliament should have ratified the agreement with ESO in 2011. I hope it's just a delay due to the state of the global economy or something.

But yes, it was a great show.

Alak gets the good jobs.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on February 02, 2012, 05:55:26 PM
I listen to 75 podcasts, I will put them on here with descriptions at some point
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stonesean on February 03, 2012, 02:54:17 AM
I listen to 75 podcasts, I will put them on here with descriptions at some point

How many waking hours per day do you spend listening to podcasts?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on February 03, 2012, 04:14:26 AM
I listen to 75 podcasts, I will put them on here with descriptions at some point

How many waking hours per day do you spend listening to podcasts?

Hurm, 1.5 hours walking to and from work/class
1 hour a day at the gym

I commute to jobs in other towns about 5 hours a week.

So about 22 hours a week?  Or an average of 3.2 hours a day
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on February 03, 2012, 05:36:00 AM
Ari Shaffirs Skeptic tank- Standard interview show, he does end up getting really interesting guests. A high class prostitute, a
                                                  software millionaire.

Ask an atheist- Call in atheist show, entertaining, hosts can be duff and monotone at times

Ask the naked scientists- The best "awesome answers to questions I never would have though of asking show", super sciency

Astronomy Cast- They talk about All things in the universe, from the entirety of the universe itself, to the inner workings of the
                                      atoms, to the history of astronomy etc

The Atheist experience- The best atheist call-in show out there IMO

Atheists Talk cable show- The second best atheist call-in show out there IMO

Brain stuff- Cool little bits of trivia, short episodes, its awesome

Caustic Soda- My favourite podcast, bar none, its fuking fantastic

Church of awesome- A skeptical show, focusing in on a skeptical subject every week. Hosts are fun.

Cognitive Dissonance-These guys give the absurd dipshits of the world what is coming to them, constant belittling, from a
                                               scientific and skeptical perspective of course

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History- Makes history into a grand epic tale, He is sweeeeeet. Episodes are super long.

Dating skills podcast- Im socially awkward, especially with women. This helps lower my anxiety.

Daygame Podcast- I mostly listen to this one for the interviews, they interview pickup artists, and they are genuinely
                                          interesting people

Doug Loves Movies- Doug benson invites actors onto his show to talk about their movies, and play awesome trivia games

Exposing Pseudoastronomy - Title says it all, a cosmic twist on the skeptical word

Fat 2 Fit- Simple, easy to listen to, informative weight loss podcast.

The film vault- They make entertaining top 5 lists of movies. Best athletes acting in movies, best directorial debuts

Flat 29's big book of everything- A "one subject per episode" podcast, similar to Caustic soda, but much less professional.

The flop house- Three guys, talking shit about horrible movies and actors

For good reason- DJ Grothe interviewing and talking about skeptical subjects

Get-fit Guy- Quick little under 10 mins fitness tips

Having sex, with katie morgan- She is pretty smart, for a porn star. Entertaining talk about the subject we all always have in
                                                             the back of our minds

How did this get made- Comedians, actors, directors, talking shit about horrible movies

How to do everything- Short little how-tos on random subjects (how to stop a nose bleed, how to prank call, how to shuffle
                                                  etc)

Iron Radio- All about weight lifting, from power lifters, weightlifters etc who have been doing it for years and years

Judge John Hodgman He runs the most professional faux courtroom, to settle little household arguments (toilet seat up or
                                             down etc)

Kyle's Cult- Talks about life, health, relationships etc, an all over the place "better yourself" interview show. Funny as hell

Latest in Paleo- Doesn't really focus on the Palaeolithic diet all that much, its simply the best "fitness/health news" podcast i
                                     could find

Life, the universe, and everything- A scientific look at the world of skeptical Humanism, pretty good. Hosts are dull at times.

Meet the Skeptics- Interviews with the most prominent skeptics on earth. Latest episode had steve from SGU on it!

Mens Health Podcast- They talk about similar stuff that is featured in the magazine of the same name.

Mental illness happy hour- Focuses on the conflicts and turmoil that people have going on inside of their heads

Monster Talk- A scientific look into cryptozoology, its fucking sweet

Mysterious Universe- A look into ghosts, Ufos, etc etc. One host is skeptical, on host believes every story they cover.

The naked Scientists - Each show focuses on a single big question, with a long complicated answer. It OK

The new man Podcast- Talking about how to be  self aware, smart, and confident "modern man"

No Format- A total geek out podcast. A bunch a guys talking about nerdy and geeky subjects.

Overthinking it Podcast- They super over-analyse stuff that happens around them/in the news.

Pick-up Podcast- Same as daygame podcast,  they interview pickup artists, and they are genuinely
                                          interesting people

Point of Inquiry- Interviewing scientists, skeptics etc about their field of study

The Preparedness Podcast- A survival skills podcast, how to survive in the wilderness etc.

Professor blastoff- A "one subject per show" Podcast, ala Caustic Soda. They veer off on tangents alot, but they are
                                        entertaining.

The Pseudo Scientists Podcast- A classic skeptical news podcast, from Australia!

Psychobabble- Everything in the world of experimental psychology. It stretches its science quite thin at times.

Psychology in everyday life- Short, easy to understand, podcasts about psychology

Bathpod- Public speeches about a whole host of subjects. most of them end up being interesting, even if they doesnt seem
                          like they will be

Quirks and Quarks- A no nonsense science news podcast. No flash.

The reality check(from the Ottawa skeptics)- A fun, entertaining , skeptical podcast, they take on 3-4 subjects per show

Reasonable doubts- Three profs talk about theology and all things religion, from an atheist perspective of course

Savage Love Podcast- Simple strait vanilla sex, to kinky gay sex, to cooking with semen, and everything in between. Its as
                                              epic as it sounds. Answers email questions.

Science in action- Standard Science news podcast

Science Magazine podcast- Another standard science news podcast

Science....Sort of- The closest thing to sgu out there, and they drink exotic beer!

The Serial killers podcast- In depth looks into the lives and killings of both popular and little known serial killers.

Sex is fun Podcast- All things sex, sex toys, history of sex, pubic hair styling. Awesome

Sex nerd Sandra podcast-Similar to "sex is fun", random subjects, but more audience interaction via emails.

Shrink Rap Radio- Psychology podcast, very scientific, and very interesting.

Sick and wrong- Every episode, each of the two hosts bring in their own fucked up true story. They then compete and argue
                                     about which one of their stories is more fucked up.

Skeptically speaking- A look into subjects of a skeptical nature, one very general subject per episode

SGU- You know the deal

Skeptoid-10-15 min episodes on everything and anything critical thinking/skepticism. Brain is so DAM LOGICAL.

Star stuff with Stuart Gary- Astronomy news podcasts. Its informative and accurate.

Stealth Body- Fitness tips, tricks, and hacks

Stuff to blow your mind- Truely mind blowing little tidbits

Stuff you should know- "How stuff works" meets "Stuff to blow your mind".

TED talks- Audio lectures from the yearly TED conference.

Terminally single podcast- A comedy podcast, about one lonely funny man

Thats what she said- A podcasts that reviews and analyses episodes as they come out.

This week in parasitism- Every episode features a different Parasite, its life cycle, feeding habits, breeding habits etc etc etc

The Titanium Physicists Podcast- Easy to understand lessons on physics.

Ungeniused- They start on one subject on wiki, and see how deep they can go into it. Its pretty awesome.

Weird news radio- Its all in the title

Why you're wrong-Talking about different skeptical subjects, broad subjects. Hosts are great, good banter etc.

WTF with marc Maron- Good interviews, when Marc isn't being a emo Fuck

You made it weird- Comedy interview show




All podcasts are active and putting out new episodes. And all podcasts have made it through my filter and have been found to be listen-able and entertaining.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on February 03, 2012, 11:25:27 AM
Man, and I thought I listened to a lot of podcasts! Some good ones there. Thanks.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on February 03, 2012, 11:29:33 AM
Man, and I thought I listened to a lot of podcasts! Some good ones there. Thanks.


College life,

a lot of walking, a lot of working, a lot of homework

=

a lot of podcast listening time
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on February 03, 2012, 02:16:04 PM
Thanks I will look into some of them. What pod cast can you recommend for weight gain in weight lifting?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on February 03, 2012, 03:43:29 PM
Thanks I will look into some of them. What pod cast can you recommend for weight gain in weight lifting?
  Iron radio is the best for that.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Waffle on February 03, 2012, 04:53:04 PM
How about just for getting that starting point going? Or is it just listen to any of them and go from there?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on February 03, 2012, 05:54:01 PM
Thanks I will look into some of them. What pod cast can you recommend for weight gain in weight lifting?
  Iron radio is the best for that.

Thanks, listening to the first one now.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on February 03, 2012, 06:09:33 PM
The flop house- Three guys, talking shit about horrible movies and actors

How did this get made- Comedians, actors, directors, talking shit about horrible movies

Shameless plug alert: If you like these podcasts, you might enjoy ours. We focus specifically on movies that are available to watch streaming...like on Netflix.

We're on iTunes or our website is here:
                                                        (http://cdn2.iconfinder.com/data/icons/humano2/128x128/actions/old-go-down.png)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on February 03, 2012, 06:36:08 PM
Pft, 75. I'm subscribed to 97 podcasts. :fu:

Perhaps 3-5 of them don't update regularly.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on February 03, 2012, 07:27:19 PM
How about just for getting that starting point going? Or is it just listen to any of them and go from there?

Just a starting point on fitness?

Fat 2 Fit is the best, simple, easy to listen to, etc etc. There are episodes dedicated to starting weight lifting
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on February 03, 2012, 07:29:12 PM
The flop house- Three guys, talking shit about horrible movies and actors

How did this get made- Comedians, actors, directors, talking shit about horrible movies

Shameless plug alert: If you like these podcasts, you might enjoy ours. We focus specifically on movies that are available to watch streaming...like on Netflix.

We're on iTunes or our website is here:
                                                        (http://cdn2.iconfinder.com/data/icons/humano2/128x128/actions/old-go-down.png)

Listened to an episode, you guys are funny as hell. Gonna recommend you to some people.

Subscribed
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on February 03, 2012, 07:29:51 PM
Pft, 75. I'm subscribed to 97 podcasts. :fu:

Perhaps 3-5 of them don't update regularly.

But i want to be the podcast king =(
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on February 03, 2012, 07:44:32 PM
Pft, 75. I'm subscribed to 97 podcasts. :fu:

Perhaps 3-5 of them don't update regularly.

But i want to be the podcast king =(
As I have yet to wake up with a penis, you are entitled to this moniker. I am, however, Supreme Leader and Overlord of the Podcast Listening Universe.

I listen to at least 2 hours of podcasts a day, do I usually have a good backlog of podcast episodes to get through. I also listen to an audiobook a month, though.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on February 04, 2012, 12:42:31 AM
The flop house- Three guys, talking shit about horrible movies and actors

How did this get made- Comedians, actors, directors, talking shit about horrible movies

Shameless plug alert: If you like these podcasts, you might enjoy ours. We focus specifically on movies that are available to watch streaming...like on Netflix.

We're on iTunes or our website is here:
                                                        (http://cdn2.iconfinder.com/data/icons/humano2/128x128/actions/old-go-down.png)

Listened to an episode, you guys are funny as hell. Gonna recommend you to some people.

Subscribed

Awesome! Thanks for checking it out!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on February 04, 2012, 01:44:34 PM
The preparing for armaggedan thing sounded interesting. Lots of cool crazy talk! No thanks
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Lead Farmer on February 05, 2012, 06:00:56 PM
As I have yet to wake up with a penis...
This made me  :(
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on February 05, 2012, 06:29:43 PM
As I have yet to wake up with a penis...
This made me  :(
I think I would freak out if I woke up with a penis in the bed with me.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on February 05, 2012, 06:52:32 PM
As I have yet to wake up with a penis...
This made me  :(
I think I would freak out if I woke up with a penis in the bed with me.

Thats the Adult edition of the godfather, a severed horse cock
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on February 06, 2012, 05:41:26 PM
As I have yet to wake up with a penis...
This made me  :(
I think I would freak out if I woke up with a penis in the bed with me.

Thats the Adult edition of the godfather, a severed horse cock

As opposed to the version Coppola made, which is strictly for children :D
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on February 07, 2012, 08:33:40 PM
Excellent interview with Maryn McKenna  on Scientific American on fecal transplants and antibiotic resistant bacteria.  Both interviews really make one (me, at least) question the reasoning of regulatory bodies and the resistance to change in conventional wisdom... and more.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on February 07, 2012, 09:09:54 PM
That was good.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lukebourassa on February 08, 2012, 04:33:19 PM
Just started listening to Tales To Terrify. It's a bit of a new experience for me to listen to a story, rather than an interview or news. It sort of demanded me to stop and listen and do nothing else, especially because these are scary stories so I really like to immerse myself.

If you'd like to hear 15 - 30 minute scary stories, check it out: http://talestoterrify.com (http://talestoterrify.com)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on February 09, 2012, 03:39:08 AM
THE LATEST "you made it weird" PODCAST HAS

Jake and Amir

on it =D
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on February 09, 2012, 04:44:20 AM
THE LATEST "you made it weird" PODCAST HAS

Jake and Amir

on it =D

who?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on February 09, 2012, 04:55:43 AM
Quote from: GodSlayer li'nk=topic=13592.msg9160371#msg9160371 date=1328780660
THE LATEST "you made it weird" PODCAST HAS

Jake and Amir

on it =D

who?

Two of my favourite internet comedians, they do tag team videos
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lukebourassa on February 09, 2012, 04:04:00 PM
Here's one I started listening to last night:

http://www.historyofphilosophy.net/ (http://www.historyofphilosophy.net/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on February 09, 2012, 05:16:36 PM
Amateur Skeptics. What a pile of crap.

#3 fits this best.

amateur
[am-uh-choor, -cher, -ter, am-uh-tur]  
am·a·teur
noun
1. a person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit or professional reasons. Compare professional.
2. an athlete who has never competed for payment or for a monetary prize.
3. a person inexperienced or unskilled in a particular activity: Hunting lions is not for amateurs.
4. a person who admires something; devotee; fan: an amateur of the cinema.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on February 22, 2012, 12:39:14 AM
any good new podcasts?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on February 22, 2012, 01:18:37 AM
any good new podcasts?

Proopcast?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stonesean on February 22, 2012, 02:55:38 AM
any good new podcasts?

 This Week With Larry Miller  (http://www.adamcarolla.com/LMBlog/)

Here's hoping all of Christopher Guest's ensemble starts podcasting....
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: thickets on February 22, 2012, 04:16:07 AM
any good new podcasts?

 This Week With Larry Miller  (http://www.adamcarolla.com/LMBlog/)

Here's hoping all of Christopher Guest's ensemble starts podcasting....

I enjoyed listening to TWWLM for a while, and then he said on one of his episodes rather flippantly (i.e. not ironically or for humour) that he doesn't care if animal species go extinct. That makes him a bad person, and I stopped listening. Now I listen to Judge John Hodgman which is both more intelligent and way more funny.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on February 22, 2012, 04:26:38 AM
then he said on one of his episodes rather flippantly (i.e. not ironically or for humour) that he doesn't care if animal species go extinct. That makes him a bad person

:(
how should he have said it?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stonesean on February 22, 2012, 04:32:29 AM
any good new podcasts?

 This Week With Larry Miller  (http://www.adamcarolla.com/LMBlog/)

Here's hoping all of Christopher Guest's ensemble starts podcasting....

I enjoyed listening to TWWLM for a while, and then he said on one of his episodes rather flippantly (i.e. not ironically or for humour) that he doesn't care if animal species go extinct. That makes him a bad person, and I stopped listening. Now I listen to Judge John Hodgman which is both more intelligent and way more funny.

Wow.  I just tuned into Larry recently.  Hadn't gotten to that one yet!

Of course John Hodgman has a podcast.  Why didn't I search for it sooner!?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on February 22, 2012, 12:32:57 PM
any good new podcasts?

The History Chicks (http://thehistorychicks.com/)

Intro to every episode: "Welcome to the History Chicks where any resemblance to a boring old history lesson is purely coincidental."
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on February 22, 2012, 01:00:15 PM
I have rediscovered KQED.  Just type in Pinker, Flannery, Zimbardo, whoever, into the search box and voila, a facinating interview of ones choice.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on February 22, 2012, 08:14:14 PM
any good new podcasts?

The History Chicks (http://thehistorychicks.com/)

Intro to every episode: "Welcome to the History Chicks where any resemblance to a boring old history lesson is purely coincidental."

it is herstory oriented?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on February 22, 2012, 08:20:58 PM
any good new podcasts?

The History Chicks (http://thehistorychicks.com/)

Intro to every episode: "Welcome to the History Chicks where any resemblance to a boring old history lesson is purely coincidental."

it is herstory oriented?

Since "history" is not a portmanteau of "his" and "story" I will have to say you need to rephrase the question.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on February 22, 2012, 09:15:02 PM
any good new podcasts?

The History Chicks (http://thehistorychicks.com/)

Intro to every episode: "Welcome to the History Chicks where any resemblance to a boring old history lesson is purely coincidental."

it is herstory oriented?

Since "history" is not a portmanteau of "his" and "story" I will have to say you need to rephrase the question.

it's feminist rhetoric for history that isn't white-male-perspective-based.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on February 27, 2012, 08:12:49 PM
any good new podcasts?

The History Chicks (http://thehistorychicks.com/)

Intro to every episode: "Welcome to the History Chicks where any resemblance to a boring old history lesson is purely coincidental."

it is herstory oriented?

Since "history" is not a portmanteau of "his" and "story" I will have to say you need to rephrase the question.

it's feminist rhetoric for history that isn't white-male-perspective-based.
I clicked the link and this is what I read:
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We do typically talk about the women. History Chicks: It’s not just who we are, but what we discuss. But this time? We needed to talk a bit about The Roosters.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on February 27, 2012, 08:35:12 PM
I clicked the link and this is what I read:
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We do typically talk about the women. History Chicks: It’s not just who we are, but what we discuss. But this time? We needed to talk a bit about The Roosters.

oh well aren't youuuu clever.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on February 27, 2012, 08:40:54 PM
I clicked the link and this is what I read:
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We do typically talk about the women. History Chicks: It’s not just who we are, but what we discuss. But this time? We needed to talk a bit about The Roosters.

oh well aren't youuuu clever.
yes I am. Thanks for noticing. :)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on February 28, 2012, 02:11:09 AM
I haven't listened to the Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo yet but I did enjoy y'all's take on Xanadu. I do have to say, though, that Breakin' 2 was the greatest movie EVER and you should not talk smack about it. That was the one where they healed the hospital with the power of breakdancing, right?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: moj on February 28, 2012, 06:43:24 AM
I haven't listened to the Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo yet but I did enjoy y'all's take on Xanadu. I do have to say, though, that Breakin' 2 was the greatest movie EVER and you should not talk smack about it. That was the one where they healed the hospital with the power of breakdancing, right?

I think in 2 turbo also used the power of break dancing to sweep without touching the broom! This movie had a powerful influence on my very young dancing & cleaning habits.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on February 28, 2012, 08:48:14 AM
If you want an idea of what it's like being in Warren Ellis' head, he does an occasional music podcast, kinda like a mixtape of stuff he likes - electronic and weird is how I'd describe it. If you just want to listen to some music (with the odd rambling spoken thing from Warren) have a listen to Spektrmodule (http://www.warrenellis.com/?cat=63).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on February 28, 2012, 02:14:49 PM
I'm enjoying the Paleo Summit.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on February 28, 2012, 08:47:33 PM
I haven't listened to the Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo yet but I did enjoy y'all's take on Xanadu. I do have to say, though, that Breakin' 2 was the greatest movie EVER and you should not talk smack about it. That was the one where they healed the hospital with the power of breakdancing, right?

I think in 2 turbo also used the power of break dancing to sweep without touching the broom! This movie had a powerful influence on my very young dancing & cleaning habits.

If you're talking about us, thanks! The sweeping dance is from Breakin', in Breakin' 2 Turbo dances on the ceiling. It's a really fun movie. I think everyone liked it.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on March 06, 2012, 08:50:24 PM
Just listened to the latest Penn's Sunday school, with arsenio hall and Adam carrola. Funny, bunch comedians talking about show biz and themselves but it was worth a listen.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on March 07, 2012, 03:22:39 AM
Any good Dr Who podcasts, that provide episode commentaries, news etc?

Preferably without British hosts, I just seem to drift off and become un-engaged when i listen to a host with a British accent, no matter the material presented. Not sure why.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on March 07, 2012, 10:42:18 AM
Any good Dr Who podcasts, that provide episode commentaries, news etc?

Preferably without British hosts, I just seem to drift off and become un-engaged when i listen to a host with a British accent, no matter the material presented. Not sure why.

Start one. I'll listen.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on March 07, 2012, 10:25:31 PM
I tried Alec Baldwin's Podcast (ever think you'd hear that?): Here's the Thing.  The Chris Rock interview was great, very relaxed and flowed well from topic to topic and story to story.  The Dick Cavett interview was not as good. 

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Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on March 08, 2012, 03:16:44 AM
I haven't listened to the Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo yet but I did enjoy y'all's take on Xanadu. I do have to say, though, that Breakin' 2 was the greatest movie EVER and you should not talk smack about it. That was the one where they healed the hospital with the power of breakdancing, right?

I think in 2 turbo also used the power of break dancing to sweep without touching the broom! This movie had a powerful influence on my very young dancing & cleaning habits.

If you're talking about us, thanks! The sweeping dance is from Breakin', in Breakin' 2 Turbo dances on the ceiling. It's a really fun movie. I think everyone liked it.
I've been listening your back catalog and I am digging it more and more, by the way. I also think that you're being too mean regarding "How Did This Get Made" (which I've heard you... not quite bag but... decline to talk about because you don't want to bag on it). That show is about people who work in the industry doing a lot of inside humor about a whole host of fairly recent movies. Your show is about regular, non-industry guys who just like to make fun of schlocky movies. Ultimately I think your show, lack of celebrity guests or no, is *way* more accessible than HDTGM. But that's not really the point I'm making: your shows are like non-overlapping magisteria.

Also, Brian Blessed is a living GOD. Did you know that he thinks there are yetis? I think he might be part yeti. Well, whatever he is, he is all Brian Blessed. Just wanted to point that out. Also, I realized that I don't think I've ever watched The Highlander all the way through.  :-[
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Green Ideas on March 09, 2012, 01:10:11 AM
Haven't listened to a single podcast in a week already. Not even the news, they're too depressing. Can't focus, anyway.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on March 09, 2012, 12:26:38 PM
I listened to the other penns Sunday schools with just penn and goudeau. Much better than the star show.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ah.hell on March 09, 2012, 12:38:02 PM
Any good Dr Who podcasts, that provide episode commentaries, news etc?

Preferably without British hosts, I just seem to drift off and become un-engaged when i listen to a host with a British accent, no matter the material presented. Not sure why.

Start one. I'll listen.
And the rest of us will take your lunch money, nerds! ;D
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on March 09, 2012, 01:28:21 PM
Talkin' Walkin  (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talkin-walkin/id505553941)was good for a laugh. But it seems like a one-trick pony. Can't imagine a long life for this podcast. By episode 2 it's already wearing thin.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Xptical on March 09, 2012, 01:51:38 PM
Any good Dr Who podcasts, that provide episode commentaries, news etc?

Preferably without British hosts, I just seem to drift off and become un-engaged when i listen to a host with a British accent, no matter the material presented. Not sure why.

If you are thinking of doing one, PM me and maybe we can get something going.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on March 10, 2012, 03:05:22 PM
The Death Panel
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on March 10, 2012, 09:20:45 PM
Finally listened to the Jay Novella episode of Meet the Skeptics. I did not know their sister was a born-again Christian!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stonesean on March 12, 2012, 09:10:07 AM
I listened to the other penns Sunday schools with just penn and goudeau. Much better than the star show.

I have it in my queue but haven't listened yet.  If enough people enjoy the podcast, and say so on these boards, that should be enough to bring Kwisatz Haderach out of hiding to tell us how much Penn sucks.

Been giving Adam Carolla's show a try the last couple weeks.  It's entertaining enough, but starting to wear thin.  I may not listen much longer.  I'm annoyed by his tendency to take a topic, and transform it into whatever straw man he feels like tearing down that day.  Sometimes I think he drifts into ranty-ville just because he thinks the audience expects him to.

Quote
The Death Panel 

Sometimes this one is a little too long, but there are usually 2-3 good howls of laughter inducing moments per show to keep me coming back.  What the hell happened to Amateur Scientist?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stretcher on March 15, 2012, 04:12:54 AM
^ I eventually got tired of Corollla's podcast due to his tendency to complain about old rich guy problems. It was funny in small doses, but that general attitude eventually seemed to saturate much of his show. I haven't listened in going on a year now so I may pick it back up and see where he's at now.

Started watching something called The Paranormal Report with a Fox News host named Clayton Morris. It doesn't surprise me that a FNC "reporter" shows such a glaring lack of critical thinking. It's pretty funny to watch them, week after week, have to report on how previous stories they ran turned out to be hoaxes or have mundane explanations. You would think they would eventually get the hint.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on March 15, 2012, 04:27:52 AM
^ I eventually got tired of Corollla's podcast due to his tendency to complain about old rich guy problems. It was funny in small doses, but that general attitude eventually seemed to saturate much of his show. I haven't listened in going on a year now so I may pick it back up and see where he's at now.

I never got beyond the annoying noise interruptions to find out what sort of content the show had.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ricree on April 03, 2012, 09:15:24 PM
Started watching something called The Paranormal Report with a Fox News host named Clayton Morris. It doesn't surprise me that a FNC "reporter" shows such a glaring lack of critical thinking. It's pretty funny to watch them, week after week, have to report on how previous stories they ran turned out to be hoaxes or have mundane explanations. You would think they would eventually get the hint.

Perhaps I'm too cynical, but it surprises me a little that they'd even be good about bothering with refractions.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 04, 2012, 12:15:43 PM
^ I eventually got tired of Corollla's podcast due to his tendency to complain about old rich guy problems. It was funny in small doses, but that general attitude eventually seemed to saturate much of his show. I haven't listened in going on a year now so I may pick it back up and see where he's at now.
"

I think my final straw was his hour long talk - not even a god damn rant, just a talk - about his trip to a FUCKING WINERY - talk about First World Problems - in which he never even bothered to address the massive amounts of bullshit that emanates from that industry. He even went into talking about wine-tasting but somehow - and this amazes me, given that it's Adam Carolla, a guy I remember being so, so good at calling people on their BS when he was the co-host of Loveline - managed to avoid calling the winery a bunch of massive douches. They were probably paying him in some way, but really that just makes it worse.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ting-bu-dong on April 04, 2012, 02:08:41 PM
What the hell happened to Amateur Scientist?

It's IPN (http://www.amateurscientist.org/tagged/IPN) now.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on April 05, 2012, 10:47:33 AM
Mike Duncan has announced the end of "The History of Rome" podcast.

I suppose it had to happen eventually.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lukebourassa on April 05, 2012, 11:10:44 AM
Mike Duncan has announced the end of "The History of Rome" podcast.

I suppose it had to happen eventually.

 :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on April 05, 2012, 11:36:55 AM
Mike Duncan has announced the end of "The History of Rome" podcast.

I suppose it had to happen eventually.

That sucks I really enjoy his take on that time. Did he say this in his podcast or was this from some other media. I am very far behind in the history of Rome.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on April 05, 2012, 04:12:25 PM
He reported it in his podcast a couple episodes ago. He'll be ending the show shortly. I'm hoping very much that he does another podcast on some other historical topic.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on April 05, 2012, 05:37:03 PM
He reported it in his podcast a couple episodes ago. He'll be ending the show shortly. I'm hoping very much that he does another podcast on some other historical topic.

But he said he won't. New kid and I imagine it's a huge relief to be done. I will miss him. He is the only podcast besides we are alive that I listen to on 1x. That's right I listen to Dan carlin on 2x. Talk about crack podcast.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on April 05, 2012, 06:50:48 PM
It's time for someone to step up and do a post-Rome podcast. "The Dark Ages: Brighter Than You Think."
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on April 17, 2012, 05:57:31 PM
It's time for someone to step up and do a post-Rome podcast. "The Dark Ages: Brighter Than You Think."

Done in the style of HoR, I would love that.  I know next to nothing about the "Dark" ages.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on April 17, 2012, 09:43:10 PM
The Bulletproof Executive is now on my list.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 17, 2012, 10:04:04 PM
It's time for someone to step up and do a post-Rome podcast. "The Dark Ages: Brighter Than You Think."

Done in the style of HoR, I would love that.  I know next to nothing about the "Dark" ages.
Dan Carlin recently devoted a Hardcore History to the subject. The biggest issue is that the period is, well, relatively dark to us. We have a ton of documentation of Rome and an increasing amount from the medieval period onward, but to give you an idea, iirc every single document we have from England between I believe 700 to 1000 - decrees, tax records, literature, everything - can fit in a single file box.

Actually, there is a considerable amount of recorded history from that period, but it's from Africa and the Middle East. Think Islam and Judaism.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on April 19, 2012, 02:03:12 AM
I would love a podcast on Post-Rome Europe. I love the art from that period.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on April 19, 2012, 07:22:51 AM
I would love a podcast on Post-Rome Europe. I love the art from that period.

There is your niche. I'll listen. Particularly if you can get Karyn to do the voice work.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on April 19, 2012, 09:03:34 PM
I would love a podcast on Post-Rome Europe. I love the art from that period.

There is your niche. I'll listen. Particularly if you can get Karyn to do the voice work.
Did you think I meant I wanted to do a podcast on the Dark Ages? 'Cause I'm way too computer-less to do that.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on April 19, 2012, 09:05:55 PM
Subliminal encouragement!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Karyn on April 19, 2012, 10:51:38 PM
I would love a podcast on Post-Rome Europe. I love the art from that period.

There is your niche. I'll listen. Particularly if you can get Karyn to do the voice work.
Did you think I meant I wanted to do a podcast on the Dark Ages? 'Cause I'm way too computer-less to do that.

Text me the information, I'll do the podcast.  I have audacity and shit. :P
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on April 20, 2012, 07:25:30 PM
Wow! The in our time archives religion, philosophy, culture, history and science! Wow!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stands2reason on April 20, 2012, 07:37:01 PM
Rationally Speaking and Caustic Soda are the two podcast that I particularly enjoy listening to at the moment.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on April 20, 2012, 07:43:31 PM
Rationally Speaking and Caustic Soda are the two podcast that I particularly enjoy listening to at the moment.

Caustic soda is the best show I know of. Have you listened to cognitive dissonance? Caustic soda on religion and politics. It also has Cecil who is an SGU forum member.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on April 20, 2012, 07:57:31 PM
Wow! The in our time archives religion, philosophy, culture, history and science! Wow!

They all suck. They barely cover the topic.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 20, 2012, 07:58:25 PM
Rationally Speaking is IMO the best thing out there around 80% of the time. The other 20% of the time they delve into straight-up philosophy which, I'm sorry, is mainly BS. That being said, Massimo Pigliucci is easily as much of an expert in his field (biology) as Dr. Novella is in his and has written a couple of skeptically-inclined books as well (particularly Nonsense on Stilts).

My list changes from time to time, so what the heck, here are the 25 which make my cut:

Cognitive Dissonance
Common Sense
Hardcore History
Inkredulous (at least in theory; I actually haven't listened to this yet)
Monster Talk
NPR: It's All Politics
NPR: Planet Money
The Pod Delusion (see comments on Inkredulous)
Rationally Speaking
Schlock Treatment (now with extra unjust mockery of Johnny Slick!)
Skeptics With A K
Stuff Mom Never Told You
Stuff You Missed In History Class
Stuff You Should Know
Tech Stuff
The History of Rome (mostly I've been working through the archives on this... up to Trajan)
The Reality Check
SGU
Thinking Allowed
Thomas and the Bible
WBUR-FM - On Point With Tom Ashbrook
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on April 20, 2012, 07:59:05 PM
Wow! The in our time archives religion, philosophy, culture, history and science! Wow!

They all suck. They barely cover the topic.

I'm not going to argue, but I love iot.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on April 20, 2012, 08:00:36 PM
What is thinking allowed?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on April 20, 2012, 08:09:59 PM
Wow! The in our time archives religion, philosophy, culture, history and science! Wow!

They all suck. They barely cover the topic.

I'm not going to argue, but I love iot.

If you're not going to argue then I withdraw my comment. They're all great!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 20, 2012, 08:17:07 PM
What is thinking allowed?
It's a half-hour long weekly podcast by an English dude about various tropes in society. They often have a class-based bent and are nearly always somewhat intellectual in nature.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stands2reason on April 20, 2012, 09:05:16 PM
Rationally Speaking and Caustic Soda are the two podcast that I particularly enjoy listening to at the moment.

Caustic soda is the best show I know of. Have you listened to cognitive dissonance? Caustic soda on religion and politics. It also has Cecil who is an SGU forum member.

Sounds good. I will add it to my feeds.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: stands2reason on April 20, 2012, 09:06:28 PM
What is thinking allowed?

Skyclad - Thinking Allowed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmRKIlvxr2k#)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on April 21, 2012, 02:28:45 AM
SGU, Caustic Soda, and Decoder Ring Theatre are the podcasts I usually bump to #1 in my queue. oh, and wait wait... and IPN. now that I've been reading more I find that I don't get through as many podcasts as I used to. and I'm starting to hate 1 hr plus podcasts. 45 minutes or less people. that's as long as I'll care about what you say.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on April 21, 2012, 02:51:06 AM
SGU, Caustic Soda, and Decoder Ring Theatre are the podcasts I usually bump to #1 in my queue. oh, and wait wait... and IPN. now that I've been reading more I find that I don't get through as many podcasts as I used to. and I'm starting to hate 1 hr plus podcasts. 45 minutes or less people. that's as long as I'll care about what you say.

I hate one's that're too short if they're entertainment, but, yea, if we're talking a point to be made, usually the discussion of that topic doesn't need to exceed half an hour (BiPiSci perhaps being an exception since they aren't limited to one interview)
I prefer that Skeptoid 'this ep is about x' format to the Non-Prophets/FreethoughtRadio/Skeptics'Guide/etc format of 'heres a massive chunk of unknown content only some of which might interest you.

I could listen to Never Not Funny or Doug Loves Movies even if they were 3 hours long. :)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on April 23, 2012, 02:18:20 AM
I like Ottowa Skeptics Reality Check's format. it's a mix of scripted and spontaneity. a little too Canadian, but I can live with it.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on April 23, 2012, 04:50:13 AM
I like Ottowa Skeptics Reality Check's format. it's a mix of scripted and spontaneity. a little too Canadian, but I can live with it.

I've been listening to them for some time... not to canadian for me but they do get a fair amount wrong.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on April 23, 2012, 09:02:08 AM
I really wish there was a site that listed active/new podcasts as they come into existence.... Searching through itunes sucks
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on April 23, 2012, 10:09:52 AM
I really wish there was a site that listed active/new podcasts as they come into existence.... Searching through itunes sucks
I would think word of mouth would be the best way to go about it. This is a good start this forum or any like it. I have picked up a few good tips on this thread.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on April 23, 2012, 10:30:29 AM
I really wish there was a site that listed active/new podcasts as they come into existence.... Searching through itunes sucks
I would think word of mouth would be the best way to go about it. This is a good start this forum or any like it. I have picked up a few good tips on this thread.

yea. a forum based on the subject matter of the kind of podcast you want. look for a media/podcast/general banter section.

it's also helpful when people guest on other podcasts and announce their new podcast :)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on April 23, 2012, 02:27:39 PM
I really wish there was a site that listed active/new podcasts as they come into existence.... Searching through itunes sucks
I would think word of mouth would be the best way to go about it. This is a good start this forum or any like it. I have picked up a few good tips on this thread.

yea. a forum based on the subject matter of the kind of podcast you want. look for a media/podcast/general banter section.

it's also helpful when people guest on other podcasts and announce their new podcast :)

Yea, that is how I found at least half of the ones I subscribe too
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Tatyana on April 23, 2012, 05:32:39 PM
It's time for someone to step up and do a post-Rome podcast. "The Dark Ages: Brighter Than You Think."

http://12byzantinerulers.com/ (http://12byzantinerulers.com/)

I am going to miss 'The History of Rome', but it does end up being battles between Popes and Emperors for hundreds of years.

The 12 Byzantine Rulers podcast might be a good place to follow on from 'The History of Rome'.



Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 25, 2012, 12:42:26 AM
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Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ShadowSot on April 25, 2012, 01:21:08 AM
 Been listening to Yeah Right Skeptics.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: AxeGrrl on April 29, 2012, 09:27:35 AM

I've recently discovered some great podcasts through the 'iTunes U' tab:

Music and the Brain (http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Feed/loc.gov-dz.4399572730.04399572732) - topics/episodes include: 'Your brain on Jazz: neural substrates of spontaneous improvisation',  'music, trance, religious experience, and the brain', 'why do listenters enjoy music that makes them weep?'.......I've only listened to one ep so far.....

LIVE from the NYPL (NY public library) (http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Feed/nypl.org-dz.7081723308.07081723310) - really great variety of talks/lectures; science, literature, anthropology, the arts, politics, etc.  Episodes include:  'Oliver Sacks: "Hallucinations", 'God without the sacred', 'The quest to understand consciousness in art, mind and brain'......plus a TON of one-on-one interviews with people like Werner Herzog, Keith Richards, Errol Morris, Christopher Hitchens.....

I haven't checked this one out yet, but it looks good too:
Religion and Conflict (http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Feed/asu-public-dz.4315841997.04315841999)

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ricree on April 30, 2012, 09:37:56 AM
Mike Duncan has announced the end of "The History of Rome" podcast.

I suppose it had to happen eventually.

He finally came to Romulus Augustulus this week.

At the end of the episode, he said that there will be one more wrap up episode as long as the baby doesn't show up within the next week, but the History of Rome is effectively over.


Also, for those asking about medieval podcasts, check out 12 Byzantine Rulers (http://12byzantinerulers.com/), which covers the Eastern Roman Empire by profiling the lives of some of the key emperors.  The first three predate the fall of the Western Empire, but the rest all come afterwards.

Justinian, in particular, took place less than a century after the fall of the west.

The Byzantine empire held on to literacy much better than the west did, so there's a lot more records of this period than there are in the west.  Unfortunately, a lot has been destroyed over the years (thanks a bunch, fourth crusade), but it's still better than what we have from western europe.

Also check out Norman Centuries (http://normancenturies.com/). It covers Normandy from the settling by Rollo and his people in the early 10th century, up through the conquest of England, then into the conquests in southern Italy and Sicily.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on April 30, 2012, 10:12:29 AM
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Also check out Norman Centuries. It covers Normandy from the settling by Rollo and his people in the early 10th century, up through the conquest of England, then into the conquests in southern Italy and Sicily.

Thanks Ricree I will look into that.

As soon as I finish Dr. Novella's Lecture's from the teaching co "Medical Myths, Lies and Half Truths" I want to start on the teaching Co lecture on " The History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts" Looking forward to that.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Nudger1964 on May 05, 2012, 12:19:49 PM
might have missed it, but havnt seen mention SciCafe - the podcast from the American Museum of Natural History.
public outreach lectures on a wide variety of science topics given by leading lights in their field.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on May 05, 2012, 02:37:38 PM
Lawrence Krauss,  wind him up and let him go here:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/ (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on May 05, 2012, 09:02:56 PM
Hooked up with the imaginary friends show through cognitive dissonance. Really didn't need another atheist show but.... It's pretty good.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ricree on May 06, 2012, 03:49:51 PM
The History of Rome (http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/) did post one last episode.  It's officially done now, but still very much worth listening to if you haven't already.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on May 06, 2012, 04:13:45 PM
The History of Rome (http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/)did post one last episode.  It's officially done now, but still very much worth listening to if you haven't already.

It is was awesome.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: klintistvud on May 06, 2012, 05:06:56 PM
History of Philosophy without any gaps (http://www.historyofphilosophy.net/home) by Peter Adamson, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at King's College London.

Each podcast is 15-30 minutes long; as the name hints it started with the Presocratics, currently is about the philosophy of late antiquity (79th ep.), and he is planning to go at least as far as Kant and maybe further.




Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on May 09, 2012, 07:14:04 PM
I really wish there was a site that listed active/new podcasts as they come into existence.... Searching through itunes sucks

Ipodder has a pretty good directory. http://www.ipodder.org/podcasts (http://www.ipodder.org/podcasts)

I'd really like to see someone do a magazine (or a webzine) reviewing podcasts. There used to be a good podcast for this called "Podcast 411," but it's gone now, though the website lingers on. http://www.podcast411.com/index.html (http://www.podcast411.com/index.html)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: PANTS! on May 09, 2012, 08:46:12 PM
Although it is not ongoing, I have really been enjoying "Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca". It is absolutely hillarious, and completely takes the piss out of new agers. As such it is surprising skeptical. Give his episode on Spontaneous Combustion a lister for starters. Hillarious.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on May 09, 2012, 08:49:49 PM
18 pages of archives and no search function. A little help?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on May 09, 2012, 08:50:43 PM
Page 5.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on May 09, 2012, 08:56:38 PM
Although it is not ongoing, I have really been enjoying "Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca". It is absolutely hillarious, and completely takes the piss out of new agers. As such it is surprising skeptical. Give his episode on Spontaneous Combustion a lister for starters. Hillarious.

wouldn't surprise me.
if I ever find a comedian who's funny who is also new-agey, I'll be amazed.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on May 09, 2012, 08:57:59 PM
18 pages of archives and no search function. A little help?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Affirmation+Nation+Spontaneous+Combustion (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Affirmation+Nation+Spontaneous+Combustion)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on May 18, 2012, 03:17:37 AM
Although it is not ongoing, I have really been enjoying "Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca". It is absolutely hillarious, and completely takes the piss out of new agers. As such it is surprising skeptical. Give his episode on Spontaneous Combustion a lister for starters. Hillarious.

wouldn't surprise me.
if I ever find a comedian who's funny who is also new-agey, I'll be amazed.
Andy Kaufmann and Peter Sellers off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on May 18, 2012, 11:03:25 AM
Although it is not ongoing, I have really been enjoying "Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca". It is absolutely hillarious, and completely takes the piss out of new agers. As such it is surprising skeptical. Give his episode on Spontaneous Combustion a lister for starters. Hillarious.

wouldn't surprise me.
if I ever find a comedian who's funny who is also new-agey, I'll be amazed.
Andy Kaufmann and Peter Sellers off the top of my head.

Now a funny conservative...that's another thing altogether.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on May 18, 2012, 01:08:58 PM
PJ O'Rourke, Dennis Milelr... no, wait, you're right.  ;D
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on May 18, 2012, 03:49:39 PM
PJ O'Rourke, Dennis Milelr... no, wait, you're right.  ;D

Best I can ever come up with is Jeremy Clarkson.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on May 18, 2012, 04:39:32 PM
He's an English conservative, which is basically a Democrat, so I don't think he counts. Actually, thinking about it, a few of the guys on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn were pretty funny, like, um Colin Quinn. And Ed Norton.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on May 18, 2012, 05:49:27 PM
He's an English conservative, which is basically a Democrat, so I don't think he counts. Actually, thinking about it, a few of the guys on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn were pretty funny, like, um Colin Quinn. And Ed Norton.

You mean Jim Norton?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on May 18, 2012, 07:05:06 PM
No, I meant the star of Fight Club and American History X!!!!  >:( >:( He did that movie "Keeping the Faith" and is therefore a paragon of bolde fredome in a lib world! And he is HILARIOUS. (insert curb stomp joke which is too "far" even for me)

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on May 18, 2012, 08:57:32 PM
Although it is not ongoing, I have really been enjoying "Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca". It is absolutely hillarious, and completely takes the piss out of new agers. As such it is surprising skeptical. Give his episode on Spontaneous Combustion a lister for starters. Hillarious.

wouldn't surprise me.
if I ever find a comedian who's funny who is also new-agey, I'll be amazed.
Andy Kaufmann and Peter Sellers off the top of my head.

got any youtube links? I don't know any of their material or beliefs.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on May 27, 2012, 02:46:28 AM
Although it is not ongoing, I have really been enjoying "Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca". It is absolutely hillarious, and completely takes the piss out of new agers. As such it is surprising skeptical. Give his episode on Spontaneous Combustion a lister for starters. Hillarious.

wouldn't surprise me.
if I ever find a comedian who's funny who is also new-agey, I'll be amazed.
Andy Kaufmann and Peter Sellers off the top of my head.

got any youtube links? I don't know any of their material or beliefs.
Even I've heard of Andy Kaufmann. (REM did a song about him.)

Peter Sellers is a familiar name but I don't think that any pop songs were written about him.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ricree on May 27, 2012, 03:12:26 AM
The Ancient World (http://ancientworldpodcast.blogspot.com/) is an interesting new one.  Mostly Mesopotamia/Egypt, though there was a bit of coverage on the Norte Chico (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norte_Chico_civilization) in Peru.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on May 27, 2012, 08:37:42 AM
Although it is not ongoing, I have really been enjoying "Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca". It is absolutely hillarious, and completely takes the piss out of new agers. As such it is surprising skeptical. Give his episode on Spontaneous Combustion a lister for starters. Hillarious.

wouldn't surprise me.
if I ever find a comedian who's funny who is also new-agey, I'll be amazed.
Andy Kaufmann and Peter Sellers off the top of my head.

got any youtube links? I don't know any of their material or beliefs.
Even I've heard of Andy Kaufmann. (REM did a song about him.)

and I've heard of Mitt Romney, but that isn't the same thing as knowing what he believes or what his performances are like.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on May 27, 2012, 01:27:42 PM
Although it is not ongoing, I have really been enjoying "Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca". It is absolutely hillarious, and completely takes the piss out of new agers. As such it is surprising skeptical. Give his episode on Spontaneous Combustion a lister for starters. Hillarious.

wouldn't surprise me.
if I ever find a comedian who's funny who is also new-agey, I'll be amazed.
Andy Kaufmann and Peter Sellers off the top of my head.

got any youtube links? I don't know any of their material or beliefs.
Even I've heard of Andy Kaufmann. (REM did a song about him.)

and I've heard of Mitt Romney, but that isn't the same thing as knowing what he believes or what his performances are like.
Sure it is.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on May 27, 2012, 01:52:43 PM
Although it is not ongoing, I have really been enjoying "Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca". It is absolutely hillarious, and completely takes the piss out of new agers. As such it is surprising skeptical. Give his episode on Spontaneous Combustion a lister for starters. Hillarious.

wouldn't surprise me.
if I ever find a comedian who's funny who is also new-agey, I'll be amazed.
Andy Kaufmann and Peter Sellers off the top of my head.

got any youtube links? I don't know any of their material or beliefs.
Even I've heard of Andy Kaufmann. (REM did a song about him.)

Peter Sellers is a familiar name but I don't think that any pop songs were written about him.
As annoying as that song is and as annoying as Jim Carrey is in general, I highly recommend Man on the Moon. He really nails Kaufman in that film. Kaufman is the progenitor of a certain kind of humor where you're never quite sure when he's joking and when he isn't (although eventually you figure out that the answer is "any time he opens his mouth"). Taxi isn't the best place to see his talents. I'd point more to his unaired Christmas special which featured the screen flipping on purpose so that people would think something is wrong with their TV, or his whole bit with wrestling women and the subsequent feud he got into with Jerry "The King" Lawler, or the aWesome character Tony Clifton, whom he created but allowed his brother and also his friend Bob Zmuda to play just when people thought that going to see Clifton = going to see Kaufman putting on an act.

He also was into transcendental meditation. :(

Peter Sellers was the dude from The Pink Panther. If you don't find those movies funny YOU HAVE NO SOUL.  >:( And if you think "the dude from The Pink Panther" is Steve Martin, I will literally explode with rage.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on May 27, 2012, 02:05:48 PM
The Ancient World (http://ancientworldpodcast.blogspot.com/) is an interesting new one.  Mostly Mesopotamia/Egypt, though there was a bit of coverage on the Norte Chico (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norte_Chico_civilization) in Peru.

Just listened to the first episode. It's pretty good.

It inspired me to look for a pre-history podcast. The Naked Scientists make a podcast called the Naked Archaeology. I'm gonna give it a listen.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on May 27, 2012, 02:58:20 PM
Although it is not ongoing, I have really been enjoying "Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca". It is absolutely hillarious, and completely takes the piss out of new agers. As such it is surprising skeptical. Give his episode on Spontaneous Combustion a lister for starters. Hillarious.

wouldn't surprise me.
if I ever find a comedian who's funny who is also new-agey, I'll be amazed.
Andy Kaufmann and Peter Sellers off the top of my head.

got any youtube links? I don't know any of their material or beliefs.
Even I've heard of Andy Kaufmann. (REM did a song about him.)

Peter Sellers is a familiar name but I don't think that any pop songs were written about him.
As annoying as that song is and as annoying as Jim Carrey is in general, I highly recommend Man on the Moon. He really nails Kaufman in that film. Kaufman is the progenitor of a certain kind of humor where you're never quite sure when he's joking and when he isn't (although eventually you figure out that the answer is "any time he opens his mouth"). Taxi isn't the best place to see his talents. I'd point more to his unaired Christmas special which featured the screen flipping on purpose so that people would think something is wrong with their TV, or his whole bit with wrestling women and the subsequent feud he got into with Jerry "The King" Lawler, or the aWesome character Tony Clifton, whom he created but allowed his brother and also his friend Bob Zmuda to play just when people thought that going to see Clifton = going to see Kaufman putting on an act.

He also was into transcendental meditation. :(

Peter Sellers was the dude from The Pink Panther. If you don't find those movies funny YOU HAVE NO SOUL.  >:( And if you think "the dude from The Pink Panther" is Steve Martin, I will literally explode with rage.
See, I knew I knew the name Peter Sellers. I don't think I've seen any Pink Panther that wasn't the cartoon panther, though. /lifefail
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Shadow Of A Doubt on May 27, 2012, 05:41:01 PM
Peter Sellars was a very influential figure in British comedy in the 60s and 70s - Stephen Fry for instance has publicly stated his admiration for him. Wikipedia says he played 3 different characters in the film Dr. Strangelove!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on May 27, 2012, 07:36:41 PM
Although it is not ongoing, I have really been enjoying "Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca". It is absolutely hillarious, and completely takes the piss out of new agers. As such it is surprising skeptical. Give his episode on Spontaneous Combustion a lister for starters. Hillarious.

wouldn't surprise me.
if I ever find a comedian who's funny who is also new-agey, I'll be amazed.
Andy Kaufmann and Peter Sellers off the top of my head.

got any youtube links? I don't know any of their material or beliefs.
Even I've heard of Andy Kaufmann. (REM did a song about him.)

and I've heard of Mitt Romney, but that isn't the same thing as knowing what he believes or what his performances are like.
Sure it is.

double down 'til I lose interest strategy? you win.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on May 27, 2012, 10:28:35 PM
Peter sellers is awesome.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: PANTS! on May 27, 2012, 11:01:01 PM
Birdy num-num.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on May 28, 2012, 03:01:55 PM
Peter Sellers started off with The Goon Show on BBC radio, alongside Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. Without The Goon Show, there would be no Monty Python.

Peter Sellers was apparently quite paranoid, so Spike sent him a telegram saying 'Ignore last telegram'.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ShadowSot on June 02, 2012, 04:07:11 AM
The Ancient World (http://ancientworldpodcast.blogspot.com/) is an interesting new one.  Mostly Mesopotamia/Egypt, though there was a bit of coverage on the Norte Chico (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norte_Chico_civilization) in Peru.

Just listened to the first episode. It's pretty good.

It inspired me to look for a pre-history podcast. The Naked Scientists make a podcast called the Naked Archaeology. I'm gonna give it a listen.

 Mostly I've pickedup a few ancient history programs from ItunesU.

 I saw the fellows name for this podcast and was worried, thought it may have been done by Scott Creighton, a fringie "historian."
 
 Anybody listening to You are not Smart?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: AxeGrrl on June 11, 2012, 06:12:05 AM


Professor blastoff- A "one subject per show" Podcast, ala Caustic Soda. They veer off on tangents alot, but they are
                                        entertaining.




I've just started listening to this myself.......love it :)

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on June 11, 2012, 09:59:32 AM
I've been listening to Steve Dahl. If you are from the Chicago area you would know him. I think he is funny but it is a subscription podcast. You also get Kevin Matthews,Dino Streptinoprolis ( a writer and I think he was on community ) and James van osgood(sorry about the spelling). You can go to Saul.com to hear them or to itunes.  It does cost money so I know it is not for everyone.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: AxeGrrl on June 11, 2012, 01:53:49 PM

Professor blastoff- A "one subject per show" Podcast, ala Caustic Soda. They veer off on tangents alot, but they are entertaining.



Love this poster :)



(http://dailydoodle.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/poster_fosdike.jpg)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Crowskie on June 12, 2012, 02:13:09 AM
or his whole bit with wrestling women and the subsequent feud he got into with Jerry "The King" Lawler,

I met Jerry Lawler about a year ago and I got to hear the account of the Letterman indecent.
(click to show/hide)

Jerry clearly had a LOT of respect for Kaufman and missed him a great deal.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on June 12, 2012, 03:10:37 AM
Peter Sellars was a very influential figure in British comedy in the 60s and 70s - Stephen Fry for instance has publicly stated his admiration for him. Wikipedia says he played 3 different characters in the film Dr. Strangelove!

Also The Mouse That Roared.

Okay, here's my list - without links, because I'm lazy:

Geologic
In Vino Veritas (sporadic at best)
Infinite Monkey Cage (periodic, not sure if still going)
InKredulous (ditto)
Oh No Ross and Carrie
The Pod Delusion (occasional contributor)
The Pseudo Scientists
Reasonable Doubts
Righteous Indignation (possibly defunct)
Savage Love
Scopes Monkey Choir
The Skeptic Zone
Skepticality
Skeptics with a K
The Skeptics Guide to the Universe (obviously)
Skeptoid
StarTalk
Weekly Weinersmith

This takes up pretty much all the time I have available in the week for listening.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Caffiene on June 12, 2012, 03:16:22 AM
Righteous Indignation (possibly defunct)

Definitely (http://www.talkaboutstrange.co.uk/all-good-things-must-come-to-an-end/). Unless it gets restarted at some unknown point.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on June 12, 2012, 03:23:18 AM
Righteous Indignation (possibly defunct)

Definitely (http://www.talkaboutstrange.co.uk/all-good-things-must-come-to-an-end/). Unless it gets restarted at some unknown point.

Ah, I hadn't picked up on that. Shame - they did some great stuff.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Shadow Of A Doubt on June 12, 2012, 04:34:40 AM
The Pod Delusion (occasional contributor)

I just found this podcast a few weeks ago, which contributor are you?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on June 12, 2012, 03:01:03 PM
InKredulous is a podcast that will appear when Andy (the host, I think that's his name) gets time to do it. He originally pulled the plug completely, but due to popular demand he's willing to do the odd show when time allows. Shame, because I really enjoy that show.

Infinite Monkey Cage is from the BBC radio show and has to fit around Brian Cox flying all around the world talking about how 'amazing' stuff is. I think it'll be back in the autumn.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on June 13, 2012, 03:59:37 PM
Thanks for Professor Blastoff! Very good!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: approx.purified on June 13, 2012, 05:24:01 PM
A full list of my current subscriptions...

The Naked Scientists
BBC Radio 5 live's World Football Phone-in[/url]
AFC DONScast
Astronomy Cast
BBC History Magazine
BBC Radio 5 Live Dr Karl Science Phone In
Exposing PseudoAstronomy
Fighting Talk
Guardian Football Weekly
Metal Hammer
More or Less: Behind the Stats
The Dumbasses Guide to Knowledge
Naked Astronomy - From the Naked Scientists
BBC Radio Scotland Scottish Football
Skeptoid
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast
BBC World Service World Football

Mostly science or football (soccer) related.  A few random ones like Metal Hammer and BBC History magazine podcasts though. 

Anyone able to recommend any history related podcasts?  I'd prefer ones that cover a wide range of historical topics and periods.  For example this week in the BBC History magazine podcasts it was World War II and India/Pakistan since partion and the week before that it was Napoleon invasion of Russia in 1812 and the Bamiyan Buddhas. 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Shadow Of A Doubt on June 13, 2012, 05:46:41 PM
Your missing the goodness that is The Football Ramble in your line-up of football podcasts. Is the World Football Phone-In really any good? It sounds like it would be a bunch of idiot punters phoning in each week.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: approx.purified on June 13, 2012, 06:07:58 PM
Your missing the goodness that is The Football Ramble in your line-up of football podcasts. Is the World Football Phone-In really any good? It sounds like it would be a bunch of idiot punters phoning in each week.

The World Football Phone-in can be hit and miss.   You already mentioned the idiot punters and there are a few of them that do annoy me as well.  The presenter as well, Dotun Adebayo can also be very annoying when he starts to act the fool or drag the show way off topic.  I find the likes of Tim Vickery and Andy Brassell great to listen to when they get a chance to answer a decent question. 

I think I have enough football related podcasts right now though :D  I have heard of The Football Ramble, in fact Luke Moore from it has been on the World Football Phone-in a couple of times recently.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on June 13, 2012, 08:02:51 PM
You Made it Weird > Professor Blastoff.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on June 13, 2012, 10:48:41 PM
The Pod Delusion (occasional contributor)

I just found this podcast a few weeks ago, which contributor are you?

I've had... I think... five? segments published. My first was an Australian perspective on the royal wedding. I've also done one about the proper way to hang toilet paper, and an update on a recent "win" by the Australian Vaccination Network in the local courts. I submit under my real name.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ah.hell on June 13, 2012, 11:59:28 PM
How did this get made. 

Reviews of bad movies from the past and present.   I like bad movies, how did this get made just saves time.

In the latest episode they interviewed Danny Trejo, who you may know as the scary ass mexican dude in every movie over the last 30 years.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on June 14, 2012, 12:03:37 AM
How did this get made. 

Reviews of bad movies from the past and present.   I like bad movies, how did this get made just saves time.

In the latest episode they interviewed Danny Trejo, who you may know as the scary ass mexican dude in every movie over the last 30 years.

as opposed to Robert LaSardo, who you'll know as the scary ass mexican dude in every TV show over the last 10 years.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Johnny Slick on June 18, 2012, 12:29:41 PM
How did this get made. 

Reviews of bad movies from the past and present.   I like bad movies, how did this get made just saves time.

In the latest episode they interviewed Danny Trejo, who you may know as the scary ass mexican dude in every movie over the last 30 years.
Without being a total fanboy, Schlock Treatment > How Did This Get Made for a couple reasons:

1. Schlock Treatment is hosted by our very own MisterMarc, and if you send him PMs he will be rude to you on the air!

2. More importantly, I like HDTGM and all a bit, but it can get *way* too inside baseball at times. Like, that Sandra Bullock movie where she played the autistic woman (I don't think she was necessarily supposed to be autistic but she was) who did crossword puzzles and stalked Thomas Haden-Church was legitimately really, really bad, and I bet the ST guys would be absolutely hilarious with it. HDTGM was funny too but an awful lot of it was "well, this camera shot choice was very poor! And man, there was this one moment in the shooting script that really should have been touched up better!", which frankly detracts from the overall "OMG THIS IS AWFUL" sense. They bring on a lot of ringers, which is pretty awesome, but too often said ringers seem to like to spend the time talking about how much they know about filmmaking rather than how bad the movie in front of them is.

Don't get me wrong; it's still interesting in a sort of hybrid "cinema snobs talk cinema" / "laugh at bad movies" kind of thing. IMO though ST is much, much closer to the MST3K experience if that's what you're looking for.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on June 18, 2012, 03:03:15 PM
How did this get made. 

Reviews of bad movies from the past and present.   I like bad movies, how did this get made just saves time.

In the latest episode they interviewed Danny Trejo, who you may know as the scary ass mexican dude in every movie over the last 30 years.
Without being a total fanboy, Schlock Treatment > How Did This Get Made for a couple reasons:

1. Schlock Treatment is hosted by our very own MisterMarc, and if you send him PMs he will be rude to you on the air!

2. More importantly, I like HDTGM and all a bit, but it can get *way* too inside baseball at times. Like, that Sandra Bullock movie where she played the autistic woman (I don't think she was necessarily supposed to be autistic but she was) who did crossword puzzles and stalked Thomas Haden-Church was legitimately really, really bad, and I bet the ST guys would be absolutely hilarious with it. HDTGM was funny too but an awful lot of it was "well, this camera shot choice was very poor! And man, there was this one moment in the shooting script that really should have been touched up better!", which frankly detracts from the overall "OMG THIS IS AWFUL" sense. They bring on a lot of ringers, which is pretty awesome, but too often said ringers seem to like to spend the time talking about how much they know about filmmaking rather than how bad the movie in front of them is.

Don't get me wrong; it's still interesting in a sort of hybrid "cinema snobs talk cinema" / "laugh at bad movies" kind of thing. IMO though ST is much, much closer to the MST3K experience if that's what you're looking for.

The check is in the mail, sir.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: JuniorSpaceman on June 22, 2012, 06:16:05 PM
I know that a few people here enjoy the fun but highly irregular (and badly promoted) Inkredulous - there's a new episode out now http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/2012/06/inkredulous-episode-013/ (http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/2012/06/inkredulous-episode-013/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on June 23, 2012, 09:36:19 AM
Love it
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on June 27, 2012, 08:16:13 PM
I know that a few people here enjoy the fun but highly irregular (and badly promoted) Inkredulous - there's a new episode out now http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/2012/06/inkredulous-episode-013/ (http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/2012/06/inkredulous-episode-013/)

Great. Now all I can hear in my head is Brian Dunning singing "How do we solve a problem like Maria".

In other news, Apple now have a Podcasts app free from the App Store. Anyone tried it? It's got a number of negative reviews, but others seem to be waxing lyrical about it.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: DK on June 28, 2012, 01:31:00 AM

In other news, Apple now have a Podcasts app free from the App Store. Anyone tried it? It's got a number of negative reviews, but others seem to be waxing lyrical about it.

I got it (it is free after all) and trying to work out the point of it. I've got podcasts set as one of the options at the bottom of the music app, so this saves me possibly one more tap of the screen. As far as I can tell it hasn't carried over all my subscribed podcasts, only the unplayed episodes (though once in, they stay there as a record even if you don't have any episodes to listen to). If it downloads new episodes without having to go through iTunes, that would be great, but I don't know if it does that yet.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on June 28, 2012, 01:46:20 AM

In other news, Apple now have a Podcasts app free from the App Store. Anyone tried it? It's got a number of negative reviews, but others seem to be waxing lyrical about it.

I got it (it is free after all) and trying to work out the point of it. I've got podcasts set as one of the options at the bottom of the music app, so this saves me possibly one more tap of the screen. As far as I can tell it hasn't carried over all my subscribed podcasts, only the unplayed episodes (though once in, they stay there as a record even if you don't have any episodes to listen to). If it downloads new episodes without having to go through iTunes, that would be great, but I don't know if it does that yet.

Yeah, I'm sort of wondering what the point is. I listen to both podcasts and music, depending on whether I have passengers in my car or not, and it doesn't make sense to me yet to have separate apps for them. I was wondering if there was some compelling reason to change.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on June 28, 2012, 10:47:28 AM

In other news, Apple now have a Podcasts app free from the App Store. Anyone tried it? It's got a number of negative reviews, but others seem to be waxing lyrical about it.

I got it (it is free after all) and trying to work out the point of it. I've got podcasts set as one of the options at the bottom of the music app, so this saves me possibly one more tap of the screen. As far as I can tell it hasn't carried over all my subscribed podcasts, only the unplayed episodes (though once in, they stay there as a record even if you don't have any episodes to listen to). If it downloads new episodes without having to go through iTunes, that would be great, but I don't know if it does that yet.

Yeah, I'm sort of wondering what the point is. I listen to both podcasts and music, depending on whether I have passengers in my car or not, and it doesn't make sense to me yet to have separate apps for them. I was wondering if there was some compelling reason to change.

Yeah, I think the benefit is that is auto-downloads directly to the phone. There are settings for each podcast you subscribe to where you can have it fetch new episodes as they're available and so on. You can also browse, subscribe, and listen to new podcasts right in the app. It also has a feature to skip forward 30 seconds and back 10. The music app only has a back 30 option. Handy when you want to skip ads, skip intros, or if you missed something in a conversation.

Kinda cool, but not sure I'll use it instead of the regular music app. I don't know if I like the idea of randomly downloading a podcast on my phone (unless it's only when there's wireless).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lukebourassa on June 28, 2012, 10:50:07 AM
You Made it Weird > Professor Blastoff.

Pete Holmes has eclipsed The Nerdist for me. I still like Nerdist, but it's gotten "too professional" now. It used to be hilarious. Luckily Pete is small enough to still be hilarious.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on June 28, 2012, 06:54:32 PM
You Made it Weird > Professor Blastoff.

Pete Holmes has eclipsed The Nerdist for me. I still like Nerdist, but it's gotten "too professional" now. It used to be hilarious. Luckily Pete is small enough to still be hilarious.

Nerdist has a slightly more professional sheen on it lately, but the Hostful episodes remain true to the old form
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Plastiq on June 29, 2012, 04:09:59 AM
Luckily Pete is small enough to still be hilarious.

Why are large and hilarious mutually exclusive?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on June 30, 2012, 01:38:11 AM
damnit, just heard the last DLM episode.
even though I didn't care for the last Garfunkel & Oates album, I really wanna hear their poophole loophole* song now!

*about Christian girls doing anal to 'save their virginity'
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on June 30, 2012, 01:40:00 AM
Luckily Pete is small enough to still be hilarious.

Why are large and hilarious mutually exclusive?

they're not.

he's a 6'5" overweight manchild and he slays me with the sharp wit from his silver tongue. #lovemakescriticslame
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Atomic_Olive on July 03, 2012, 09:42:19 AM
From what I read of the thread most of these, if not all, have already been mentioned but for the sake of sharing:


Sidenote: You Made It Weird irked me recently when the host Pete Holmes discussed psychics with a guest.  Its a comedy podcast so its not as if its meant to be scientific or skeptical, I'm just annoyed by how optimistic he was about it.  That aside, still worth checking out.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on July 03, 2012, 08:08:24 PM
Sidenote: You Made It Weird irked me recently when the host Pete Holmes discussed psychics with a guest.  Its a comedy podcast so its not as if its meant to be scientific or skeptical, I'm just annoyed by how optimistic he was about it.  That aside, still worth checking out.

that's just his personality.
he prefers hope/wonder to doubt. but at least he doesn't believe.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on July 20, 2012, 02:45:03 AM
I've just started listening to The Thrilling Adventure and Supernatural Suspense Hour. 'a new time podcast in the style of old time radio'

definitely worth giving a go [if you listen to comedy podcasts]

there are a bunch of different storylines, all written by the same guys, and really well cast. performed in front of an audience at Largo.

there's two I'm fanboy'ish about right now (they seem to be the main two):
Beyond Belief. co-starring Paul F. Tompkins. about a married couple who're drunks and who deal with supernatural issues.
and
Sparks Nevada, Marshall on Mars. the star's timing and acting is so good. it's about Mars settled by earthlings, also populated by Martians, and the marshall runs into trouble and tries to sort it out. ya know...kinda the way Green Acres era TV was.

each ep is about 20 minutes long (not an 'hour'*), and you should be prepared for a bit of cinematic fluff so you don't get in a 'hurry up!' mood -- you get the music, then the cast introduced, the show and ep title, then a little jingle that lays out the premise of the program before finally the episode begins.

*I suspect they probably perform two different radio plays at each performance, so it's about an hour. ::shrug::

since it's a serial/storyline it's best to just listen to the first ep or two in the series you're checking out to decide whether or not you like it.
(I dove in somewhere in the middle before I knew this, which isn't the worst idea, but not the best either -- the 'Vild Vild Vest' episode of their storyline 'Amelia Earhart, Fearless Flier' got me into the podcast after having given 'Christmas on Mars' a one-off listen many months ago and not paying enough attention to get the premise). Amelia Earhart, Fearless Flier is a kind of superhero storyline, in the aforementioned episode she timetravels back to the old west where Nazis are hiding out...very amusing with all the characters and accents.)

I've only heard a few eps of each, so I'm in the 'should I indulge while I'm in love, or pace myself and make it last?' predicament.

hopefully my blathering on will convince people it must be worth a look at

http://thrillingadventurehour.libsyn.com/rss (http://thrillingadventurehour.libsyn.com/rss)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on July 20, 2012, 02:49:48 AM
Sidenote: You Made It Weird irked me recently when the host Pete Holmes discussed psychics with a guest. ... I'm just annoyed by how optimistic he was about it.

I saw this post before I heard that ep, and honestly didn't think there was anything wrong with how he handled it.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lukebourassa on July 26, 2012, 06:49:42 PM
If you like absurdest comedy, I can't recommend Cashing In with TJ Miller enough. If you know TJ's style of comedy, and you like it, you'll like the podcast.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on August 04, 2012, 12:11:12 PM
Started listening to The Ancient World. It's pretty damn good.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 04, 2012, 05:14:10 PM
Started listening to The Ancient World. It's pretty damn good.

History?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on August 04, 2012, 07:00:51 PM
Started listening to The Ancient World. It's pretty damn good.

History?

No, I just started listening recently.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ShadowSot on August 04, 2012, 07:02:09 PM
Started listening to The Ancient World. It's pretty damn good.

History?
No,  modern economical studies.
:P

 Yes, a decent history podcast.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MikeHz on August 04, 2012, 07:48:30 PM
Started listening to The Ancient World. It's pretty damn good.

I just gave it a listen. So far, so good.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 04, 2012, 08:22:32 PM
Started listening to The Ancient World. It's pretty damn good.

I just gave it a listen. So far, so good.

Which pocaster is it? I got two.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Chew on August 04, 2012, 08:24:04 PM
Started listening to The Ancient World. It's pretty damn good.

I just gave it a listen. So far, so good.

Which pocaster is it? I got two.
The Ancient World (http://ancientworldpodcast.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2012-05-10T10:47:00-07:00&max-results=7)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 04, 2012, 08:42:36 PM
Have y'all heard the bbc podcast history of the world in a hundred objects? Very cool
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 07, 2012, 09:17:22 PM
Started listening to The Ancient World. It's pretty damn good.

I just gave it a listen. So far, so good.

Which pocaster is it? I got two.
The Ancient World (http://ancientworldpodcast.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2012-05-10T10:47:00-07:00&max-results=7)

Umm, awesome!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on August 07, 2012, 09:26:16 PM
I've listened to a few episodes of The Schlock Treatment. It's all right. But I'm probably not the target audience.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 07, 2012, 09:27:52 PM
Is not the podcaster one of our members?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on August 07, 2012, 09:36:46 PM
Is not the podcaster one of our members?
Yes, MisterMarc. Or so I believe. It could be one of the other fellas.

I mean, he might only have that banner in his signature because he is their only female fan.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on August 07, 2012, 11:30:33 PM
Is not the podcaster one of our members?
Yes, MisterMarc. Or so I believe. It could be one of the other fellas.

I mean, he might only have that banner in his signature because he is their only female fan.

Ha!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on August 08, 2012, 01:02:32 AM
I've listened to a few episodes of The Schlock Treatment. It's all right. But I'm probably not the target audience.

what's it about?
judging from the animated banner I have no idea (like when I first tried to decide where to begin with Caustic Soda)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on August 08, 2012, 01:15:08 AM
I've listened to a few episodes of The Schlock Treatment. It's all right. But I'm probably not the target audience.

what's it about?
judging from the animated banner I have no idea (like when I first tried to decide where to begin with Caustic Soda)

It's just a bunch of guys using bad movies as an excuse to make bad jokes. Not a very high concept.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on August 08, 2012, 02:03:46 AM
I've listened to a few episodes of The Schlock Treatment. It's all right. But I'm probably not the target audience.

what's it about?
judging from the animated banner I have no idea (like when I first tried to decide where to begin with Caustic Soda)

It's just a bunch of guys using bad movies as an excuse to make bad jokes. Not a very high concept.

how does that differ from How Did This Get Made?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on August 08, 2012, 11:57:57 AM
how does that differ from How Did This Get Made?

See below

How did this get made. 

Reviews of bad movies from the past and present.   I like bad movies, how did this get made just saves time.

In the latest episode they interviewed Danny Trejo, who you may know as the scary ass mexican dude in every movie over the last 30 years.
Without being a total fanboy, Schlock Treatment > How Did This Get Made for a couple reasons:

1. Schlock Treatment is hosted by our very own MisterMarc, and if you send him PMs he will be rude to you on the air!

2. More importantly, I like HDTGM and all a bit, but it can get *way* too inside baseball at times. Like, that Sandra Bullock movie where she played the autistic woman (I don't think she was necessarily supposed to be autistic but she was) who did crossword puzzles and stalked Thomas Haden-Church was legitimately really, really bad, and I bet the ST guys would be absolutely hilarious with it. HDTGM was funny too but an awful lot of it was "well, this camera shot choice was very poor! And man, there was this one moment in the shooting script that really should have been touched up better!", which frankly detracts from the overall "OMG THIS IS AWFUL" sense. They bring on a lot of ringers, which is pretty awesome, but too often said ringers seem to like to spend the time talking about how much they know about filmmaking rather than how bad the movie in front of them is.

Don't get me wrong; it's still interesting in a sort of hybrid "cinema snobs talk cinema" / "laugh at bad movies" kind of thing. IMO though ST is much, much closer to the MST3K experience if that's what you're looking for.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 08, 2012, 12:47:53 PM
I tried the schlock treatment, and loved the banter and comedy, but ultimately I'm bored with the subject. Different strokes. I'd love those folks to try another subject. Has anyone done this style with history?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on August 08, 2012, 01:35:52 PM
how does that differ from How Did This Get Made?

It's pretty similar to HDTGM, from what I've been told. I don't listen to it. Differences I can find are that we cover older films, mostly from the 70s and 80s, while they cover newer releases. Also, we've been around longer...by about 6 months. But we don't have the benefit of celebrity guests or famous hosts, so we have nowhere near as many listeners.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on August 08, 2012, 09:48:48 PM
I would probably be a bigger fan of the Schlock Treatment if I actually watched the movies you cover before I listen to the podcast. You did inspire me to watch Bubba-Ho-Tep*, though. I mean, I haven't finished watching it, but I will. Eventually.




*Well, you and Bruce Campbell.

PS: I've only listened to three or four eps, and so far Congo is probably my fav. Mostly because of all of the monkey sex jokes and callbacks.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 08, 2012, 10:52:00 PM
I've listened to all of the ancient worlds now.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on August 08, 2012, 11:14:35 PM
I would probably be a bigger fan of the Schlock Treatment if I actually watched the movies you cover before I listen to the podcast. You did inspire me to watch Bubba-Ho-Tep*, though. I mean, I haven't finished watching it, but I will. Eventually.


*Well, you and Bruce Campbell.

PS: I've only listened to three or four eps, and so far Congo is probably my fav. Mostly because of all of the monkey sex jokes and callbacks.

Awesome! Congo was a fun episode, fo sho! Thanks for checking us out, even if you don't stay with us.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Crowskie on August 09, 2012, 01:35:26 AM
I'm surprised Science... Sort Of doesn't get more love here. It has been my go-to podcast for a while now.  It has a nice blend of science, nerdy-shit, and humor.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on August 09, 2012, 02:48:41 AM
The Bullet Proof Executive is back, whew.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: pandamonium on August 09, 2012, 03:30:19 AM
I would probably be a bigger fan of the Schlock Treatment if I actually watched the movies you cover before I listen to the podcast. You did inspire me to watch Bubba-Ho-Tep*, though. I mean, I haven't finished watching it, but I will. Eventually.


*Well, you and Bruce Campbell.

PS: I've only listened to three or four eps, and so far Congo is probably my fav. Mostly because of all of the monkey sex jokes and callbacks.

Awesome! Congo was a fun episode, fo sho! Thanks for checking us out, even if you don't stay with us.
I have an iPod again, so I'll probably stick around for a while. ;D
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: smithkhome on August 09, 2012, 11:29:23 PM
how does that differ from How Did This Get Made?

It's pretty similar to HDTGM, from what I've been told. I don't listen to it. Differences I can find are that we cover older films, mostly from the 70s and 80s, while they cover newer releases. Also, we've been around longer...by about 6 months. But we don't have the benefit of celebrity guests or famous hosts, so we have nowhere near as many listeners.

And what is the difference between these two and Film Sack?

I actually have a couple episodes of Schlock on my iPod, but haven't gotten around to listening to them.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: MisterMarc on August 10, 2012, 12:21:01 AM
And what is the difference between these two and Film Sack?

Hmm...never heard of it. Gave it a look online, and some spot listens in iTunes, and we are definitely covering the same type of material. In fact, both of our podcasts very recently did Frogs. From a quick listen, the nearest I can tell is they seem to take film a bit more seriously than we do, and they sound a bit less jokey. We're mostly just going for laughs, and often don't even refer to actors by their real names.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on August 10, 2012, 01:40:25 AM
Have y'all heard the bbc podcast history of the world in a hundred objects? Very cool

Yes, I listened to the whole series as it was coming out. Very cool.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on August 11, 2012, 06:19:44 PM
Oh No, Ross and Carrie! They do undercover investigations in a very lighthearted way of skeptical topics. They joined the raelian religion and I heard the astrology and colon cleanse episodes. Pretty funny.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: David E. on August 17, 2012, 07:12:18 PM
Started listening to Ending the Sexual Dark Age.  Pretty damn good and honest so far. 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on August 18, 2012, 02:09:50 AM
E.O. Wilson on the "Long Now".  The 80 something heritic... still Darwin's heir.  Still pioneering.  Still doing field work.  A real Hero.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on August 25, 2012, 01:20:23 AM
started listening to The Dana Gould Hour.

nice and diverse, though there seems to be vague underpinning themes. nothing lasts long enough to be too annoying if you're not into it (unlike, say, a Marc Maron monologue).

if you like You Made it Weird you'll probably like this. nice little bits and interesting stories, no substance, just life and comedy.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ShadowSot on August 25, 2012, 03:09:18 PM
 One I listen to that isn't skeptical or scientific at all is the Comedy Button. Definitely explicit.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: PANTS! on February 15, 2015, 12:28:09 PM
I quite enjoy the allusionist, and this discussion of "the c word" is glorious. 

http://allusionist.prx.org/2015/02/c-bomb/ (http://allusionist.prx.org/2015/02/c-bomb/)

I especially love the cuntalleluia chorus bit.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Plastiq on February 15, 2015, 12:35:05 PM
I quite enjoy the allusionist, and this discussion of "the c word" is glorious. 

http://allusionist.prx.org/2015/02/c-bomb/ (http://allusionist.prx.org/2015/02/c-bomb/)

I especially love the cuntalleluia chorus bit.

Ah, damn, they're really short. I was excited at the prospect of another in-depth language show.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ambious on February 16, 2015, 05:22:21 AM
Someone on the SGU irc chat recommended this podcast to me ages ago and it's the best thing ever: The F-Plus (http://thefpl.us).
Basically it's a bunch of people who find some of the stupidest, worst written, disturbing or just weird forums or websites on the Internet - and read them.
It's the funniest thing in the world because some of those forums and websites are full of such bizarre and stupid people you couldn't make that stuff up in a million years.
Be warned, usually NSFW, often disturbing, sometimes plain disgusting - but funny to the point of tears and grasping for air.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on February 16, 2015, 01:56:29 PM
They have a whole episode for me!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Plastiq on February 16, 2015, 02:20:48 PM
Anyone listen to The Cracked Podcast? Not a bad show, but Jack's tendency to talk through the oft-present frog in his throat is fucking mank. Clear your goddamned throat, fucker, you're making the listenership ill!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: PANTS! on February 16, 2015, 02:53:20 PM
fucking mank.

Indubitably!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on February 16, 2015, 08:05:48 PM
Someone on the SGU irc chat recommended this podcast to me ages ago and it's the best thing ever: The F-Plus (http://thefpl.us).
Basically it's a bunch of people who find some of the stupidest, worst written, disturbing or just weird forums or websites on the Internet - and read them.
It's the funniest thing in the world because some of those forums and websites are full of such bizarre and stupid people you couldn't make that stuff up in a million years.
Be warned, usually NSFW, often disturbing, sometimes plain disgusting - but funny to the point of tears and grasping for air.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

I listened to it for a while, but eventually every episode devolved into making fun of other peoples' fetishes. It was great when it wasn't all about fetishes.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Plastiq on February 17, 2015, 07:15:52 AM
fucking mank.

Indubitably!

Serious post? You've noticed it, too?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Neutral Milk on February 27, 2015, 06:07:35 PM
Just started listening to The Skepticrat, which is a political podcast by the hosts of a podcast called The Scathing Atheist (which I've never heard of). The guys are definitely skeptics and the show is hilariously raunchy. Only listened to one so far but I laughed my ass off quite a few times.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on February 27, 2015, 10:39:58 PM
Umm.... Never heard of scathing atheist? Then you haven't heard of cognitive dissonance, atheistically speaking, or inkeredulous?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Neutral Milk on February 27, 2015, 11:10:11 PM
Umm.... Never heard of scathing atheist? Then you haven't heard of cognitive dissonance, atheistically speaking, or inkeredulous?

Heard of cognitive dissonance but never heard it. The others.. Nope!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on February 28, 2015, 12:02:11 AM
Well damn, you got a lot of catching up to do!
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Post by: seaotter on February 28, 2015, 12:03:12 AM
Btw I just listen ended to all the skepticrat episodes. Awesome.
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Post by: seaotter on February 28, 2015, 12:05:28 AM
Um also I'll say atheistically speaking tries to be a more serious look at issues.... But fails eventually.
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Post by: Ambious on February 28, 2015, 04:40:35 AM
Recently started listening to "You Are Not So Smart (http://youarenotsosmart.com/)", which I'm sure you're all aware of, but just in case you haven't given it a chance yet - do it.
It's super interesting, wonderfully presented, featuring great guests and is all about cognitive biases and logical fallacies.
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Post by: Plastiq on February 28, 2015, 06:42:27 AM
... featuring great gusts ...

Well, as long as they're not hot air, I guess.  :P
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Post by: Ambious on February 28, 2015, 10:45:03 AM
... featuring great gusts ...

Well, as long as they're not hot air, I guess. 
Surely you read that wrong.
Try again
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Post by: Plastiq on February 28, 2015, 01:13:06 PM
... featuring great gusts ...

Well, as long as they're not hot air, I guess. 
Surely you read that wrong.
Try again

Curse you and your vast editing skills!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Harry Black on March 01, 2015, 01:36:42 PM
In answer to your earlier question Plastiq, yeah I really like the Cracked Podcast. Havent noticed Jacks throat issues. I get especially excited when Pargins or Swaim are on it as they often come up with some seriously interesting takes on things. Its not a great show for pedants because they occasionally get things wrong and dont revisit or do corrections. Pretty much the first podcast I listen to each week though.
Ive also been listening to How Did This Get Made? Which is a hilarious show that dissects terrible movies. Cant recommend highly enough. Sometimes I sneak an earpiece in at work and some of Jason Manzukas one liners have made me snort out loud and almost choke on my suppressed giggles.
Yes. I giggle.
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Post by: Ambious on March 01, 2015, 06:00:16 PM
I have to go back to the topic of The F Plus (http://thefpl.us/) because I know you guys said you don't like the ones where they just make fun at people's fetishes, and I get that - but their latest episode, oh man.
They found the craziest website on earth (http://www.nz9f.com/), I mean seriously - this dude eclipses Time Cube (http://timecube.com/)!
And they barely grazed it - and the result is the most amazing thing I've ever heard. I had to pause every couple of minutes to catch my breath back after choking on my own tears, I was laughing so hard.

Give it a listen. (http://thefpl.us/episode/168)
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Post by: Ah.hell on March 05, 2015, 01:04:39 PM
The latest Freakonomics is pretty interesting:
http://freakonomics.com/2015/03/05/this-idea-must-die-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/ (http://freakonomics.com/2015/03/05/this-idea-must-die-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/)

Ideas that must die, they range from the stupid, "scientist should ditch the the notion that atheism is a prerequisite for science."  To Allan Alda saying stuff I completely agree with with.
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Post by: arthwollipot on March 05, 2015, 08:40:28 PM
But atheism isn't a prerequisite for science. It's an entirely separate thing.

(note - haven't heard that particular episode yet - I'm about a week behind on all my podcasts.)
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Post by: ShadowSot on March 05, 2015, 09:46:35 PM
The Last Podcast on the Left. A lot like Caustic Soda, but a little more radio.
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Post by: Andrew Clunn on March 05, 2015, 09:52:25 PM
The longest shortest time.  Prepping for the imminent progeny.
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Post by: amysrevenge on March 10, 2015, 03:52:28 PM
Made it through Star Wars Minute and Empire Strikes Back minute - starting on Return of the Jedi Minute today.  :)
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Post by: seaotter on March 10, 2015, 08:53:11 PM
It's threatening to become my favorite podcast. Honestly I've never been a Star Wars nerd until.
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Post by: seaotter on March 12, 2015, 07:51:30 PM
99% invisible. I think it's a npr show podcast. It's a look ordinary objects and there stories. Pretty good.
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Post by: Neutral Milk on March 12, 2015, 09:36:27 PM
99% invisible. I think it's a npr show podcast. It's a look ordinary objects and there stories. Pretty good.

Definitely not npr. PRX (public radio exchange) and now Mars created radiotopia which is essentially what Alex Blumberg has tried to create with Gimlet media as heard on Startup. It may air on some npr stations and it has that vibe, but it isn't npr.
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Post by: lonely moa on March 12, 2015, 11:34:38 PM
Sydney Opera House; Ideas at the House

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640445035?mt=2
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Post by: Gerbig on March 13, 2015, 12:20:14 PM
Speaking of RadioTopia, It has some fucking fantastic and under appreciated shows
99% invisible, you all know about that one, but here are the others:

The Allusionist- A study of the English language, how it formed, how it evolved, and how it is used today
Criminal- If you like Serial, this is serial light, showing the hidden side of criminal convictions and acts
The Heart- An artsy fartsy display of different kinds of love, using very interesting and experimental types of audio storytelling


The rest are kind of meh for me, but these three are fantastic
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Post by: The Shrike on May 15, 2015, 03:22:26 PM
I've made an effort over the past few months to broaden my horizons to other podcasts addressing such topics as critical thinking, atheism, etc.  I've found most of them to be annoying as hell - just way too much back-slapping, giggling at their own jokes, and sharing of private jokes for my taste.  In contrast, from the moment I started listening to the SGU, I felt I belonged there, i.e., that I wasn't out of the loop for having never listened to the podcast before.  Occasional silliness aside and - of course the commercial breaks - the longevity and reach of the SGU boils down to the commitment to professionalism on that podcast.  It really is an outstanding contribution to the collective thinking ability of an entire generation.  In 200 years when school kids are learning about the "21st Century Enlightenment", they'll learn about the contribution of the SGU to that cultural leap, much like I was taught how important Thomas Paine was to the American Revolution.

As for other skeptical/science podcasts I can actually recommend, I really enjoy the pace and the information presented on the Nature Podcast.  (In other categories, I can recommend The Bugle [of course], Irish History Podcast, History of the World in 100 Objects, and Originz.)
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Post by: Ah.hell on May 15, 2015, 03:31:50 PM
Would you name some of the podcasts you didn't like?
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Post by: brilligtove on May 15, 2015, 10:16:15 PM
I just listened to the YANSS46 (http://youarenotsosmart.com/2015/03/26/yanss-podcast-046-laser-eyes-and-reptilian-false-flags/) (You Are Not So Smart ep 46) podcast where  :steve: was interviewed. It's nice to hear him being asked questions from a non-rogue skeptic.

Oh - and YANSS is a superb resource by blog, book, or podcast.
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Post by: Ambious on May 17, 2015, 11:10:50 AM
I just listened to the YANSS46 (http://youarenotsosmart.com/2015/03/26/yanss-podcast-046-laser-eyes-and-reptilian-false-flags/) (You Are Not So Smart ep 46) podcast where  :steve: was interviewed. It's nice to hear him being asked questions from a non-rogue skeptic.

Oh - and YANSS is a superb resource by blog, book, or podcast.
I got my mom the book after she read some pop-science junkpile and she was so impressed it opened her mind for more skepticism and critical thinking, so just for that it's worth another recommend.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on July 01, 2015, 11:13:04 AM
Waking up with Sam Harris. Pretty good once you filter out the meditation ones. Sit down....... Feel the chair.......take some deep..... Shut the frick up
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Post by: Ambious on July 01, 2015, 06:50:01 PM
Been catching up on Thrilling Adventure Hour, and it's absolutely marvellous! I especially love Captain Laserbeam, Colonel TickTock surprisingly enough, and obviously Beyond Belief's Paget Brewster's accent is to die for.
Sparks Nevada is actually kinda getting old.

Sent from my Nexus 7

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Post by: GodSlayer on July 01, 2015, 11:16:52 PM
and obviously Beyond Belief's Paget Brewster's accent is to die for.
Sparks Nevada is actually kinda getting old.

haven't had a particularly good one of either in a while.

I wonder when the Australasian tour eps will be up
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Post by: seaotter on July 15, 2015, 06:46:41 PM
10 American Presidents (first one is Nixon done by carlin) and two is Washington by Mike Duncan) Nuff said.

Duncan is going to do Teddy Roosevelt in the future as well so I'm stoked! Washington is the bomb, well except for the whole slave thing.
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Post by: brilligtove on July 19, 2015, 12:59:25 PM
In the science vein, I like

Quirks and Quarks (CBC, on summer hiatus at the mo)
TWIS - This Week In Science
NPR Science Friday
The Brain Science Podcast (book reviews and interviews)
Naked Scientists (BBC, esp. Dr. Karl)
The Infinite Monkey Cage (BBC)
Star Talk Radio (Neil deGrasse Tyson)
Science Talk and all the 60 Second Science podcasts from Scientific American

On the skeptical side,
Intelligence Squared US (debates)
YANSS You Are Not So Smart
More Or Less: Behind the Stats (occasional listener)
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Post by: Harry Black on July 28, 2015, 11:57:04 AM
I am getting a bit tired of the Cracked podcasts lately and I find Unpopular Opinion very hit and miss, a recent episode was about conspiracy theories and had me yelling at my phone in the car but this episode is really worth listening to
https://m.soundcloud.com/unpopularopinion/unp-011/s-wKbs6

Its an interview with one of the first American Idol hosts who quit because they were treating people like shit and it destroyed his career, he cant get an agent, cant book stand up gigs, cant get auditions, his story is really interesting but no one will even publish a book he wants to write.
I dont watch reality tv specifically because it reminds me of the bullying I experienced and saw until I left school but I was really hooked when this guy was talking. :
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 15, 2015, 11:45:53 AM
just heard about a new one through ABC*'s Philozopher's Zone, called Science Vs.

topics look interesting enough.
http://www.abc.net.au/radio/firstrun/

*AustralianBC

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Post by: UnicornPoop on August 15, 2015, 08:35:33 PM
My list is too long. I listen to podcasts in my car to work and back. On road trips. On the weekends at home. I love the ability to tailor my content.

Besides SGU, my next favorite is Dan Carlin's Hardcore History. I can't recommend it enough. His latest entries can be 3-4 hours long and ... I. CAN'T. STOP. LISTENING. He does such a great job at story-telling history.  It's like a book you can't put down.


-UPC
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Post by: Gerbig on August 16, 2015, 10:29:47 AM
Didnt feel like typing them all out, so here are some screenshots
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Post by: Tatyana on August 16, 2015, 04:23:31 PM
Didnt feel like typing them all out, so here are some screenshots
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So you like true crime yet you don't have True  Murder with Dan Zupansky?

He's from Winterpeg.

The sound quality is a bit rubbish at times, but he does interview all the most interesting true crime writers.
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Post by: Tatyana on August 16, 2015, 04:29:05 PM
I have been obsessed with Kermode and Mayo's Film Review for the last two months even though I rarely watch films.
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Post by: seaotter on August 16, 2015, 05:25:29 PM
Loving the Dino one and invisibilia is awesome!
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Post by: Harry Black on August 16, 2015, 05:46:37 PM
Im still making my way through Professor Blast Off. Enjoying the comedy but I can definitely see now why some people dont like it. The unskeptical approach to skeptical topics is infuriating. Likewise Stuff You Should Know.

I was listening to Unpopular Opinion but Im at a point where Ive had enough of the regular guests talking bullshit and the host is so far up his own ass that its really hard to listen. They did one episode on conspiracy theories and my respect dropped through the floor.
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Post by: seaotter on August 16, 2015, 11:40:11 PM
Had to drop the professor. Funny but infuriating.
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Post by: Harry Black on August 17, 2015, 05:23:52 AM
Right? I mean comedians cant be expected to be skeptical, but Im so sick of hearing that Im an asshole for being so myself.
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Post by: Ah.hell on August 17, 2015, 10:00:13 AM
I was listening to Unpopular Opinion but Im at a point where Ive had enough of the regular guests talking bullshit and the host is so far up his own ass that its really hard to listen. They did one episode on conspiracy theories and my respect dropped through the floor.
That's the only one I listened to based on a post in this thread.  Great concept for a podcast in there somewhere but it was a bunch of people talking about something they new almost nothing about and clearly didn't bother to do any research about.   WTF?
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Post by: Harry Black on August 17, 2015, 01:40:51 PM
That was a very unusual episode I must admit but was kind of a last straw for me. The host says at the start that Cracked does a lot to counter conspiracy theories but that he disagrees with them on these issues,whereupon he digs out some documentarys from netflix and his gut instincts as evidence. Interestingly, his guest in that episode was David Huntsberger from Prof Blastoff.
There are some good episodes of Unpop though. The police episodes are pretty good. Anything without Jeff May where they dont talk about music is tolerable to me but Im dropping it anyway,pending irresistable clickbait titles.
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Post by: UnicornPoop on August 17, 2015, 07:16:04 PM
I just started listening to The Truth a few weeks ago. It's like a podcast version of a short play - 10-15 minutes  long. It's very well done.

The latest episode is called Dark Matter - and true to it's title, it is about the search for DM. I enjoyed it even though the ending was predictable.


-UPC
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Guillermo on August 26, 2015, 08:55:27 AM
My current recurring podcasts are, in no particular order:

Looking at it that way, I do have a big list. It leaves very little to my audiobook each week, although some of the shows don't show up weekly.
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Post by: PANTS! on August 26, 2015, 09:21:36 AM
I just added "I Don't Even Own A Television"  Which is a podcast about bad books.  It's really fun, and surprisingly fair when reviewing shitty books.
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Post by: xenu on August 26, 2015, 11:14:30 AM
I just added "Vinyl Cafe Stories" on the CBC
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Post by: Crash on August 26, 2015, 01:59:33 PM
I work for and by myself so I load up a playlist of podcasts every day to listen to.  I end up listening to about 10 to 14 hours a day.  I have an Audible account where I load up the daily NYT podcast.  A newer podcast I like is Kevin Folta's "Talking Biotech".  I like agriculture and biology so it's right up my alley. 
  The podcasts I like the most often have hosts who have been friends for a long time and know each other well.  SGU fits that group.  I miss Dogma Free America because the hosts had strong friend and family connection.  The old Cycling podcast "The Two Johns Podcast " was very good because you could tell these guys had been old friends who spent thousands of miles on the bike together.  Two Johnnic law forbids using the word "biking" and I already knew that.
  My list is very long so I might have missed a few.  Some that I like only publish infrequently like Serial or Invisabilia.  Others lose their mojo and are soon culled.  On the probationary cull list are Rationally Thinking, Point of Inquiry, Skepticality, Mac Break Weekly and Cognitive Dissonance.  Some popular podcasts I tried and don't get and were culled right away were Joe Rogan and WTF.  I liked Marc Maron when he did Morning Sedition with Sam Sedar on Air America.

SGU
Stuff You Should Know                   Hit or miss but mostly good
Stuff you missed in History Class,    A favorite. These girls do their research
The Writers Almanac,                     Daily history and a poem from Garrison Kiellor
Planetary Radio                              Hard to beat Bill Nye
Rachel Maddow                              I love Rachel because I'm a liberal
The Telegraph Cycling podcast         I miss Velo Club Don Logan
APM Marketplace                            Daily money talk
Fresh Air                                       Terry Gross,  What's not to like
Point of Inquiry                              Losing it's luster
Talk Nerdy                                     One of the best.  Scientists as guests are my favorite demographic.
Freethought Radio                          Dans singing and music, not so good but the Podcast is a favorite.   Give FFRF money.
All New Yorker Podcasts                  Fiction, Poetry, Political and other arcane stuff typical of New Yorker
Real Time with Bill Maher...             Anti Vaxxer and GMO hater still has some good jokes and is even right sometimes
The Atheist Experiance                   I like Matt and Tracy most
Radiolab                                       Never miss it
Le Show                                       Harry Shearer has one of the best shows.  Invoke Mr Burns....."Excellent"
Quackcast                                    Short, sharp and snarky
ER Cast                                         Rob Ormans home after DFA.  I worked in the ER as a Corpsman.
Pusscast                                       Persiflagers infectious disease podcast  Not getting enough Mark Crislip?
This American Life                         Ira Glass took voice lessons from David Sederis.
Star Talk Radio                              Neil DG Tyson,  Comedy and cosmology, What's not to love
Rationally Speaking                       Taking a dive for the worse lately.
Thomas and the Bible                    Irreverent slog through the Bible so I don't have to read it alone.
Americas Test Kitchen                    Science and cooking
Motley Fool Money                         Friendly Banter and market news. 
Snap Judgement                           Good stories
On the Media                                Media news well done
Science Friday                              Ira Flato's fake laugh is getting old
Freakonomics                               One of the best
The Non Prophets                         Atheist news from Austin.  Funny
Selected Shorts                            Stories read aloud by celebrities
Skepticality                                  If you can get past the annoying theme song it's not too bad
Mac Break Weekly                         Getting Passé
Thinking Atheist                            I like Seth Andrews
The Moth                                      Good Stories again
Intelligence Squared Debate           Mostly good
Common Sense                             Not as good as Dans other stuff
Velocast                                        Only a vestige of it's former self. The rest is behind a paywall
Oh No Ross and Carrie                   In and out of the cull list but now in.  The Sikh episode was painful.
Commonwealth Club                      Great Guests mostly but a lot more pseudoscience lately including RFK Jr
Hardcore History                           Worth listening over and over
Cognitive Dissonance                     A little more raunchy than my normal fare
Talking Biotech                              Get the low down on GMO research from real biologists and not Facebook friends

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Harry Black on August 26, 2015, 02:23:43 PM
Holy cow! I thought I listened to a lot of podcasts!!
Mine are:
SGU
Prof Blastoff
Stuff You Should Know - Infuriatingly soft on woo and hard on skeptics.

Comicbook club- Very funny.
Polyamory weekly- Occasionally worth a listen.
Inquiring Minds
Rationally Speaking
Hardcore History
Keepin it Reel/Channel surfing- Both maybe getting ditched now one of the hosts has left.

Yo is this racist- Infuriatingly blasé and badly researched. I end up wanting to yell a lot at the host. Funny sometimes but its getting dropped.

Cracked- Funny and often insightful. The hosts speech pattern is getting on my tits though.

How Did This Get Made?- Pure gold.
Jimquisition- Hard to listen to at times with Lauras creepy taste in games. My skin crawls listening to her describe them. Very insightful about gaming in general though.

Tech Fetish- Quite funny amd informative.
Fatman on Batman- Smith is hard to listen to but some of his interviews are pure gold.
Talk Nerdy- New, loving it.
Movie Fights
Schmoes Know- Informative on movies and hollywood insider stuff but the hosts are hard to take.

Moncrief on Newstalk- Varied topics, 10min episodes taken from his daily radio show. This is really worth checking out. Their weekly world affairs segment is top notch.

Bitch media- Feminist perspective on weekly news. If you dislike being called an sjw then its probably not for you.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on August 27, 2015, 12:52:32 AM
Im still making my way through Professor Blast Off. Enjoying the comedy but I can definitely see now why some people dont like it. The unskeptical approach to skeptical topics is infuriating.

mhmm. have they ever had kulap vilaysack as a guest? she seems to believe almost anything. thankfully that doesn't really come up on her podcast.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Harry Black on August 27, 2015, 08:24:23 AM
Im still making my way through Professor Blast Off. Enjoying the comedy but I can definitely see now why some people dont like it. The unskeptical approach to skeptical topics is infuriating.

mhmm. have they ever had kulap vilaysack as a guest? she seems to believe almost anything. thankfully that doesn't really come up on her podcast.
Huh! Im a fan of hers and I didnt even know it!
No, she has never been on. But they did a show on astral projection once and their expert was a guy who claims he can do it. They were just like "Well, case closed! This guy says he can do it!"
The first few episodes on UFOs and atheism made me really hopeful but no.
That said, they continually emphasise that they are unqualified idiots and Ive never laughed so hard than at some of their segments.  They have made hot coffee come out my nose, almost caused me to drop multiple weights on myself and burst out laughing in public places.
If you can tolerate Bill Maher (I cant) because he is funny (I dont think he is) then its worth a look I guess.
 https://youtu.be/Dh6AslYH-NE
Heres one of the hosts doing a bit he developed on the show
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on August 28, 2015, 01:44:25 AM
I thought John Oliver's take on religion lately was pretty incisive.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Crash on August 28, 2015, 12:24:36 PM

Polyamory weekly- Occasionally worth a listen.

 
How titilating.  I am married but I may have a little love left over.. 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: gcason on August 28, 2015, 01:59:50 PM
My current list:

Caustic Soda - awesome and informative
The Classic Tales - excellent free audio versions of classic short stories and novels
Monster Talk - Scientific/skeptical look at monsters, a must listen
SGU - self explanatory
Skeptoid - usually very good, I separate the content from the controversy
Stuff You Should Know - very good slightly less often than Skeptoid, but worth a listen. Skip the woo episodes.
They Might Be Giants Podcast - not updated nearly often enough

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Harry Black on August 28, 2015, 03:44:50 PM

Polyamory weekly- Occasionally worth a listen.

 
How titilating.  I am married but I may have a little love left over..
It can be a bit hippyish. Im very selective on which ones I listen to.
The "how to have a threesome" one was excellent.
Overall Id say its the best resource for people thinking of trying polyamory or thinking about thinking about it.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on September 02, 2015, 05:08:23 PM
You must remember this. It's a history of Hollywood. If that sounds terrible at least listen to the series on Mansons Hollywood. That was an awesome story.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: brilligtove on September 04, 2015, 08:01:36 AM

Polyamory weekly- Occasionally worth a listen.

 
How titilating.  I am married but I may have a little love left over..
It can be a bit hippyish. Im very selective on which ones I listen to.
The "how to have a threesome" one was excellent.
Overall Id say its the best resource for people thinking of trying polyamory or thinking about thinking about it.

I drifted away from it about 5 years ago, but got great advice and insight. I'm mostly vanilla CIS, but clearly have poly tendencies. The family I have built couldn't exist if I didn't, and my daughter would never have been.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Anders on September 06, 2015, 01:58:59 PM
I listen to Irreligiosophy and The Non-Prophets.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Friendly Angel on September 06, 2015, 05:51:49 PM
I listen to Irreligiosophy .

I used to, thought they quit a while back... somehow PocketCasts doesn't find it.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on September 06, 2015, 08:38:06 PM
I listen to Irreligiosophy .

I used to, thought they quit a while back... somehow PocketCasts doesn't find it.
There up on itunes. Not regular but they do one every once in awhile
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on September 07, 2015, 07:26:39 PM
American military history podcast. It's the American Revolution but it's much more in depth with the combat.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Vay on September 09, 2015, 01:43:37 PM
Filmspotting.
Rationally Speaking.
PRI's Living on Earth.
NPR's Planet Money.
Radiolab.
Reasonable Doubts.
Inquiring Minds.
You Are Not So Smart.
Democracy Now.
Skepticality.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on September 10, 2015, 12:03:26 AM
The last podcast to the left is pretty nice. Its got a lot of conspiracy theory themed episodes, and its nice having the laymans (not the skeptics, not the conspiracy theoriests) but just a regular persons opinion on such things. They did a recent pair of episodes on 9/11 and they handled it fairly responsibly for people with no real scientific background.


Its kind of like caustic soda, but for big disasters, murder cases etc, a wee bit darker.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Caffiene on September 10, 2015, 02:00:45 AM
Its kind of like caustic soda, but for big disasters, murder cases etc, a wee bit darker.

A wee bit darker? Is that including the caustic soda serial killer episodes? (admittedly CS seems to me to have become a lot less caustic over its run so far)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on September 10, 2015, 09:03:51 AM
Caustic soda gets as dark as these guys do, but these guys stay in consistently dark areas.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: alexbutterfield on September 11, 2015, 05:34:58 AM
Lol. New comments here for me to read. The last one I read in this thread was page 3, 2008. Wow.

Here's my usuals

Hardcore History
Common Sense with Dan Carlin
Freakonomics
RadioLab
Football Weekly
Football Ramble
Super Ego
Doug Loves Movies
Dead Authors Podcast
All Songs Considered

Couple of new ones.
Hardcore Game of Thrones
Super Ego Forgotten Classics
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on September 11, 2015, 07:03:36 AM
Reasonable Doubts has recently announced that they're wrapping up. :(
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on September 11, 2015, 08:04:57 AM
Good call on Last podcast to the Left! Although they are scaring me with the enthusiasm some of them have for the conspiracy slate on 9/11.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on September 11, 2015, 08:29:49 AM
Yea, they are not skeptics, just regular Joes, so they get their pseudoscienceon once in a while, but it's never too bad
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on September 12, 2015, 10:16:02 AM
Reasonable Doubts has recently announced that they're wrapping up. :(

They don't post very often on iTunes. I like some of the stuff on their pod cast but I zone out sometimes. I think there are other podcast that fill this genera better. I was wondering what was happening with them. I think they said they were going to take a break last Jan and maybe change things up but then they disappeared.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: brilligtove on September 12, 2015, 11:19:42 AM
I just started listening to You've Got It All Wrong at episode 12 and have gone back to listen from the beginning. An entertaining philosophy show.

http://youvegotitallwrong.libsyn.com/rss
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on September 12, 2015, 11:22:41 AM
Reasonable Doubts has recently announced that they're wrapping up. :(

They don't post very often on iTunes. I like some of the stuff on their pod cast but I zone out sometimes. I think there are other podcast that fill this genera better. I was wondering what was happening with them. I think they said they were going to take a break last Jan and maybe change things up but then they disappeared.

Really? I'd love a list. To me reasonable doubts was in a class alone. Serious discussion in a light hearted tone with folks who know what they are talking about. Skeptics guide for religion.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on September 13, 2015, 12:26:44 PM
Reasonable Doubts has recently announced that they're wrapping up. :(

They don't post very often on iTunes. I like some of the stuff on their pod cast but I zone out sometimes. I think there are other podcast that fill this genera better. I was wondering what was happening with them. I think they said they were going to take a break last Jan and maybe change things up but then they disappeared.

Really? I'd love a list. To me reasonable doubts was in a class alone. Serious discussion in a light hearted tone with folks who know what they are talking about. Skeptics guide for religion.


I know seaotter. It is up and down with me. I really like some of the stuff they do and then they will kind of get off on a tangent that I fail to follow. I do like them and will miss them.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Vay on September 14, 2015, 03:54:05 AM
As far as Reasonable Doubts, I'm sad they're going too.  Jeremy Beahan in particular has had a strong formative influence on my thought over the years - and I like hearing from Luke about the latest religion-related psych research.   The apologetics used to be really interesting to me... but now, as far as I'm concerned, Woody Allen pretty much said most of what needed to be said on the topic when he quipped something like, 'Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on Sunday!'.  And the debates they post are totally repetitive... as one would expect, given apologists never had any evidence on their side to begin with.   
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on September 14, 2015, 04:44:01 AM
I always loved their Polyatheism segment. I'd like to see a compilation of just all of those segments as a series.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: amysrevenge on September 14, 2015, 10:35:27 AM
If you're a disgusting person, you might enjoy Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast.  If you're not, you might not.  The double-header with Lee Merriwether and Julie Newmar was outstanding (and led me down a Jack Benny youtube rabbithole which was nice).
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on September 14, 2015, 10:44:48 AM
It's bend mentioned elsewhere, but I found a podcast whereas guy does a spot on Dan Carlin impression for 10 hours, does a tounge in cheek history of the game of thrones world.

As a fan of both ASOIAF and Hardcore History it is AMAZING.

It's called "Hardcore Game of Thrones"  and is only avaliable by buying a monthly subscription to the howl podcast app, but I know of a way to get it for free if anyone is interested
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: UnicornPoop on September 14, 2015, 06:38:46 PM

If you're a disgusting person, you might enjoy Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast.  If you're not, you might not.  The double-header with Lee Merriwether and Julie Newmar was outstanding (and led me down a Jack Benny youtube rabbithole which was nice).

I've been down that rabbit hole before!

Oh ROCHESTER!!!!!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: amysrevenge on September 15, 2015, 12:13:00 AM
When he deadpans to the camera it gets me every time.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: daniel1948 on October 14, 2015, 01:11:52 PM
Of course my favorite is SGU. Informative and fun.

I listen to a lot of podcasts, especially when preparing and eating meals. In alphabetical order as they appear in my podcast app:

Astronomy Cast. Fraser Cain seems a bit of a dull bulb, but Pamela Gay is good.

Car Talk. All re-runs, of course, but they seem to be a from a period when I was not listening to the radio show, possibly the six years I was out of the country.

Freakonomics. They seem to be obsessed with opposing "conventional wisdom" regardless of the facts, but they are often thought-provoking.

Oh No Ross and Carrie. Truly delightful. "When they make the claims we show up so you don't have to." This is one of my favorites.

Planet Money. Another of my favorites.

Quirks and Quarks. From the CBC. I used to listen to them on the radio before home computers existed.

Rationally Speaking.

Reasonable Doubts. I like them just for being atheists, though their arguments always seem weak. Not one of my favorite podcasts, but still in the list.

Savage Love. I really like this one. He is far too verbose in his rants at the start of the show, but I agree with pretty much all he says there, and I've learned a lot from the advice section.

Sawbones. A really fun show.

Science for the People. Another Canadian show, and very interesting.

Science Friday. I've just recently put this on the list. I don't know if I'll keep it there or not. Rather too much like a mass-market magazine for my taste.

Skeptoid. In spite of Brian's issues with the law, I like the program.

SGU, of course, my favorite.

This American Life.

In a special category all its own is Democracy Now. I give them money every year and tell people they should listen to it, but I seldom do myself just because the news is too damn depressing. I am not a newshound. I used to be an activist. Now I'm very much a cynic and somewhat of a misanthrope.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: PANTS! on October 14, 2015, 01:59:18 PM
Lexicon Valley - Mike Vuolo sent me an email about the famous "saying Fuck" scene on "The Wire".  This is in reference to their latest podcast, all about the word Fuck (http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley/2015/10/a_new_discovery_sheds_light_on_the_history_and_etymology_of_the_expletive.html).

Nerd Cred goes up!

Quote
From: Vuolo, Mike
Date: Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: Fave Fuck
To: J; Slate Lexicon Valley <lexiconvalley@slate.com>


I thought about playing the audio from that scene, but it's several minutes long! And the visuals are *so* important.


Thanks so much for listening!


From: J
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 2:51 PM
To: Slate Lexicon Valley
Subject: Fave Fuck
 
It's gotta be that scene from the Wire, right?  All communication for the whole investigation of the crime scene is a series of variations on the word fuck.  And yet it conveys all the emotions, and the communication is effective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx0xulrOsgQ
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: amysrevenge on October 15, 2015, 12:51:59 PM
Going to a live recording of the comedy podcast Stop Podcasting Yourself tonight.  Should be a hoot.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Harry Black on October 15, 2015, 01:19:57 PM
I may have mentioned Indoor Kids before but its consistently great. The variety of guests they have and where conversations about gaming can lead is amazing!

Just added Harmontown- Weekly live show from Dan Harmon (Creator of Rick and morty/Community)
His stream of conciousness rants and impromptu one man sketches are incredible! Its like seeing an episode of Rick and Morty get written.

Hard Core History-
Im sticking with it for the Mongol facts but his vocal style is not my cup of tea.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on October 15, 2015, 11:24:55 PM
Mission log: a roddenbury Star Trek podcast. Star Wars minute for Star Trek, though a lot more serious.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on October 16, 2015, 10:07:07 AM
Huh! Im a fan of hers and I didnt even know it!

she's fun on the Who Charted podcast :) the chemistry with Kremer is great.

If you can tolerate Bill Maher (I cant) because he is funny (I dont think he is) then its worth a look I guess.

honestly, I've never seen anything of his. his face puts me off. seems like a fuckwit. I'll watch that one movie of his or whatever it is one day though, and maybe see some of his show if it seems ok.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on October 16, 2015, 10:07:41 AM
just started getting into Freakanomics.

it has a similar feel to Big Picture Science, but I find it on the whole more interesting/relevant. kinda how I imagine Naked Scientists might be if they made a version for grown-ups.

I may have mentioned Indoor Kids before but its consistently great. The variety of guests they have and where conversations about gaming can lead is amazing!

I wish I could listen to it, but I just don't game at all (I hear gaming talk all the time at work and it's just baffling gibberish). I just listen to any podcast Kumail is a guest on. best I can get :)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: amysrevenge on October 16, 2015, 10:21:52 AM
Love it - one of the key pieces of the Oilers dynasty from the 80s, Esa Tikkanen, is the guest on the Trailer Park Boys podcast from Finland.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Anders on October 24, 2015, 12:41:20 PM
I listen to Lesbian Talk with Diamanda Hagan.

(http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/c/b/e/a/event_162172202.jpeg)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ambious on October 24, 2015, 05:41:37 PM
I listen to Lesbian Talk with Diamanda Hagan.

(http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/c/b/e/a/event_162172202.jpeg)
What is it about...?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on October 24, 2015, 06:05:02 PM
+1
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Anders on October 25, 2015, 04:44:25 AM
Diamanda and her wife, the Omega, sit down and talk about all things nerdy. Mainly movies and computer games. They have great chemistry together so it's nice to just sit and listen to them.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on November 01, 2015, 06:13:19 AM
Im still making my way through Professor Blast Off. Enjoying the comedy but I can definitely see now why some people dont like it. The unskeptical approach to skeptical topics is infuriating.

mhmm. have they ever had kulap vilaysack as a guest? she seems to believe almost anything. thankfully that doesn't really come up on her podcast.
Huh! Im a fan of hers and I didnt even know it!

maaaaaaaaan, I just heard one of the latest eps of her podcast, and she said something like '5 people have told me Martian isn't good, it's almost an insult', or something to that effect.
first time I've heard of anyone not liking it -- apparently there's a whole ilk.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ah.hell on November 01, 2015, 02:15:05 PM
Just started listening to Liar City.  They've done a series on the Satanic Panic of the 80s that's pretty good, skeptical without being "Skeptical".  I've only heard a few episodes so far but I like it.  It could be a little tighter as its basically a well researched conversation between two friends. 

http://liarcity.com/

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on November 01, 2015, 04:40:43 PM
Two obscure, but really good Internet related podcasts.

"Reply all" is a podcast about Internet culture and news.

"Hacked" tries to tell a history of hacking and Internet security.

I recommend both.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on November 21, 2015, 02:41:21 PM
started listening to Switched on Pop

nice to finally learn a bit of intro musicology, I kinda wish he did a proper lecture series.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: brilligtove on November 21, 2015, 02:58:42 PM
I'm listening to selected episodes of a few podcasts as there are too many to listen to them all.

Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project
Cracked

I'm also starting in on the NPR Politics podcast. They had one before (can't remember the name) that I really liked, but it ended shortly after I found it. I'm hopeing for something insightful rather than ranty.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: brilligtove on November 21, 2015, 03:03:22 PM
Oh - and I gave a go at Hardcore History. The episode I listened to didn't grab me, but I'll give it a few to see. My moods are more than a little wonky at the mo, and I wouldn't want to miss out on something I could enjoy because of that.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ambious on November 21, 2015, 03:18:01 PM
Two obscure, but really good Internet related podcasts.

"Reply all" is a podcast about Internet culture and news.

"Hacked" tries to tell a history of hacking and Internet security.

I recommend both.

"Internet Culture" is a very wide net to cast, pardon the pun. When you say 'culture' does that mean reddit, dank memes and tumblr - or Huff Post, Facebook and corporate sites?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: jhighl on November 28, 2015, 09:42:31 PM
Use to listen to penn sunday school, astronomy cast and astronomy lecture podcasts. Now I lien to Star talk, SGU one of my ne favs, stuff you should know, and planetary radio
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on November 29, 2015, 07:39:24 PM
"Internet Culture" is a very wide net to cast, pardon the pun. When you say 'culture' does that mean reddit, dank memes and tumblr - or Huff Post, Facebook and corporate sites?

Yes.



In more detail, in every episode they deal with a different corner of internet culture.
From Dank memes to the birth of the pop-up ad.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: daniel1948 on December 04, 2015, 07:56:46 PM
I think I've posted here before, but here's my current list.

SGU. Still my favorite.
Science for the People. Excellent science podcast from Canada.
Oh, No, Ross and Carrie. ("When they make the claims, we go so you don't have to.") The totally insane hosts participate in every sort of woo lunacy. They're brilliant.
Sawbones. Delves into the really frightening medical "cures" of the past, with humor thrown in, as the co-host plays dumb.
Skeptoid.
Rationally Speaking. I was concerned when Massimo left, but it continues to be enjoyable and informative.
Astronomy cast. A mixed bag. Dr. Pamela Gay is an excellent teacher. Her co-host is either a bit of a dunce, or pretending to be.
Car Talk. All re-runs now, but I still enjoy it. I think they might be playing episodes from when I was overseas (1995 - 2001) and couldn't get it.
Planet Money. An excellent show about economics.
Freakonomics. Another mixed bag. Sometimes interesting, sometimes frustrating. Their "thing" is to be contrarians, which is sometimes good, and sometimes totally misses the mark.
Savage Love. Sex advice from a self-described "faggot."

Listen only occasionally:

This American Life. I don't listen as often as I used to. Not sure if it's gone downhill, or I've just gotten tired of the format.
Quirks and Quarks. A bit too much like a pop science magazine. From Canada.
Science Friday. The U.S. version of the above.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on December 31, 2015, 12:24:32 AM
I believe I heard amysrevenge (http://sguforums.com/index.php?action=profile;u=14808)'s Twitter handle on today's Skalrbro County (http://earwolf.com/episode/sklarbro-county-188-real-talk/)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on December 31, 2015, 12:38:19 AM
Some new ones im listening to:

Surprisingly Awesome- A guy gets his friends to suggest borning sounding things, like taxes, concrete, mold, and he researches about them and makes them into super interesting subjects!

Imaginary Worlds - A podcast about nerdy subjects. Usually fantasy and Sci-fi related. Topics such as, a history of the superhero costume, Han solo shooting first, How does  Game of Thrones relate to politics today? etc

Astonishing Legends -One guy is a little more fringy, and one guy is a little more skeptical/logical. Sometimes I like to shed my skepticism and listen to two non-skeptic average dudes shoot the shit about paranormal things. They have done episodes on The Oak Island Pit, Dyatlov Pass etc

History of Awesome - Each week, they explore one week in movies, music, and gaming. From 1977 to the current day. They are currently on 2002.

How to make me come - Really authentic and genuine interviews with people about sex and sexuality. Its just so honest. I really like it compared to other sex podcasts.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on December 31, 2015, 04:43:40 AM
How to make me come - Really authentic and genuine interviews with people about sex and sexuality. Its just so honest. I really like it compared to other sex podcasts.

they don't have an RSS?

I couldn't find any way to download this short of getting an account on whatever the fuck spreaker is.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on December 31, 2015, 11:03:36 AM
It works on iTunes. At least for me.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/how-to-make-me-come/id1051946866?mt=2
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lonely moa on December 31, 2015, 05:28:42 PM
Smash the Fat, Sam Feltham.  Some great interviews with a working class pommy accent.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: seaotter on January 02, 2016, 04:02:58 PM
God awful movies
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ShadowSot on January 02, 2016, 04:32:29 PM
Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality, and 21st Century Archaeology.
 The host, an accomplished archaeologist in his own right, interviews archaeologists and CRM members.
 Pretty interesting with some minor gripes.
 First is some audio issues. Its a internet radio show and sometimes the audio suffers.
 Bigger issue is the commercials. Very teeth grinding woo advertisements.
 The show itself is science based, though.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: AllanGuldager on January 02, 2016, 06:09:07 PM
Two months ago I had lot of time to listen to podcast, because I could listen to it while working. Now I only listen to SGU.

I followed(the bold indicates favourite podcasts):
SGU
Skepticality
The Skeptic Zone
Philosophize This
Skeptics With A K
Rationally Speaking

The Conspiracy Skeptics
Point of Inquiry
Sawbones
Slates Political Gabfest

Quackcast
Invisibilia

I also listen more sporadically to:
Geologic Podcast
The Young Skeptics
Life, the Universe and Everything Else
Cognitive Dissonance
Astronomycast
Star Talk
You Must Remember This (stories from classic Hollywood)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: brilligtove on January 13, 2016, 12:49:04 AM
Rebecca Watson was just on the latest "Still Untitled - the Adam Savage Project" talking about Jessica Jones (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,45599.msg9362416.html#msg9362416).

I quite enjoyed what they had to say about the show.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Ambious on January 13, 2016, 06:44:16 PM
I stopped listening to that at around episode 11, quite some years ago. Felt like the "Lets Celebrate Adam Savage and his toys" show.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Boßel on January 13, 2016, 07:15:27 PM
TED Talk Hour

Damn I love this podcast.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on January 13, 2016, 09:31:00 PM
I stopped listening to that at around episode 11, quite some years ago. Felt like the "Lets Celebrate Adam Savage and his toys" show.

I kinda feel the same way about Penn's Sunday school. Both of them,  it feels less like a show about things and more a show about the hosts themselves.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: brilligtove on January 13, 2016, 10:46:00 PM
I stopped listening to that at around episode 11, quite some years ago. Felt like the "Lets Celebrate Adam Savage and his toys" show.

I kinda feel the same way about Penn's Sunday school. Both of them,  it feels less like a show about things and more a show about the hosts themselves.

I listened to Penn for a few months, but it fell off my list. Adam is still interesting to me for now. We shall see if he remains so.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Harry Black on February 15, 2016, 06:42:51 PM
Fucking Cracked Podcast.
Its usually good for pop culture observations and light skepticism with the odd slip up but this weeks ep has David Huntsberger (From Professor Blastoff) talking about weird anecdotes where "western science" cant explain how some guy cured his own Parkinsons and someone fixed his kids autism. Jack O'Brien, usually a pretty staunch supporter of science and science based medicine is incredibly lapping it up and providing insights with just too many fallacies to list.

Im really annoyed, I liked this podcast a lot and felt like it was pro skepticism but apparently not.
And Huntsberger. That fuckin guy. Walking talking Dunning/Kruger. Hilarious comedian, seems like a great guy, utterly clueless about science (he did some physics in college I think?) his spot on Unpopular Opinion was about conspiracies and on PB he would ask the DUMBEST questions. I heard one today whereby he asked an astrophysicist a seriously seriously stupid and child like question. She faltered quite a bit trying to be polite and make sense of what had been asked and totally unself aware this guy says "I love when a person with no training can come up with a question that stumps an expert!"
No. She just cant believe how dumb you are doofus.

Sorry for the rant. This kind of ruined my drive home as I couldnt safely turn it off.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ShadowSot on February 15, 2016, 10:19:38 PM
Yeah... I saw the title of the show and delayed listening to it until I could check the comments on the podcast.
 Then I deleted it without listening.
 Admittedly they tend to be sorta iffy on science but this was  leaping overy the shark.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: brilligtove on February 16, 2016, 12:29:44 AM
Same. Awful episode. Makes me wonder about the stuff they have talked about in the past.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on February 16, 2016, 10:16:58 AM
Yeah. I'm getting kind of frustrated with cracked.  They seem to like to blovate sciency sounding stuff rather than actual science. This episode was something else though.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Harry Black on February 16, 2016, 12:05:38 PM
I dont even need actual science. Just the humility to not spend an hour telling scientists and doctors how wrong they are.
Seems like a small ask and in the past they have been on the side of science and reason pretty unabashedly.
This was so weird to listen to. They just kept saying dumber and dumber stuff.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ShadowSot on February 16, 2016, 02:19:02 PM
Especially after the GE podcasts. I'm guessing they have a dismissal approach to less obvious sciences.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on February 16, 2016, 11:42:11 PM
And Huntsberger. That fuckin guy. Walking talking Dunning/Kruger. Hilarious comedian, seems like a great guy, utterly clueless about science (he did some physics in college I think?) his spot on Unpopular Opinion was about conspiracies and on PB he would ask the DUMBEST questions. I heard one today whereby he asked an astrophysicist a seriously seriously stupid and child like question. She faltered quite a bit trying to be polite and make sense of what had been asked and totally unself aware this guy says "I love when a person with no training can come up with a question that stumps an expert!"
No. She just cant believe how dumb you are doofus.

Do you have a link/episode number for this?
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Harry Black on February 17, 2016, 07:15:50 AM
Episode 114- Space Weather.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: wastrel on March 11, 2016, 11:02:46 PM
Fucking Cracked Podcast.
Its usually good for pop culture observations and light skepticism with the odd slip up but this weeks ep has David Huntsberger (From Professor Blastoff) talking about weird anecdotes where "western science" cant explain how some guy cured his own Parkinsons and someone fixed his kids autism. Jack O'Brien, usually a pretty staunch supporter of science and science based medicine is incredibly lapping it up and providing insights with just too many fallacies to list.

Im really annoyed, I liked this podcast a lot and felt like it was pro skepticism but apparently not.
And Huntsberger. That fuckin guy. Walking talking Dunning/Kruger. Hilarious comedian, seems like a great guy, utterly clueless about science (he did some physics in college I think?) his spot on Unpopular Opinion was about conspiracies and on PB he would ask the DUMBEST questions. I heard one today whereby he asked an astrophysicist a seriously seriously stupid and child like question. She faltered quite a bit trying to be polite and make sense of what had been asked and totally unself aware this guy says "I love when a person with no training can come up with a question that stumps an expert!"
No. She just cant believe how dumb you are doofus.

Sorry for the rant. This kind of ruined my drive home as I couldnt safely turn it off.

Huntsburger made me so mad constantly on PBO.  He seems so smart, so possibly skeptical, then seems to shut it off for woo-woo.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lubbarin on March 12, 2016, 12:44:38 AM
Fucking Cracked Podcast.
Its usually good for pop culture observations and light skepticism with the odd slip up but this weeks ep has David Huntsberger (From Professor Blastoff) talking about weird anecdotes where "western science" cant explain how some guy cured his own Parkinsons and someone fixed his kids autism. Jack O'Brien, usually a pretty staunch supporter of science and science based medicine is incredibly lapping it up and providing insights with just too many fallacies to list.

Im really annoyed, I liked this podcast a lot and felt like it was pro skepticism but apparently not.
And Huntsberger. That fuckin guy. Walking talking Dunning/Kruger. Hilarious comedian, seems like a great guy, utterly clueless about science (he did some physics in college I think?) his spot on Unpopular Opinion was about conspiracies and on PB he would ask the DUMBEST questions. I heard one today whereby he asked an astrophysicist a seriously seriously stupid and child like question. She faltered quite a bit trying to be polite and make sense of what had been asked and totally unself aware this guy says "I love when a person with no training can come up with a question that stumps an expert!"
No. She just cant believe how dumb you are doofus.

Sorry for the rant. This kind of ruined my drive home as I couldnt safely turn it off.

Huntsburger made me so mad constantly on PBO.  He seems so smart, so possibly skeptical, then seems to shut it off for woo-woo.
Man, just earlier today I was going to start a topic on that exact podcast, but I didn't even know where to start.
It was a steaming pile.

It was basically all about how there's more than the physical world, because sound isn't material!? Mental states aren't material!?
Really? And he's witnessed these things sans medium when exactly?

But the high point was the implication that, well, you just never really do know what impossibly random series of events are going to cure any given brain condition, so best practices and educated guesses be damned!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on March 12, 2016, 10:17:54 AM
Episode 114- Space Weather.

Just listened to it, annoying as hell.

For the context, he said "how much tin would I have to hide under to protect myself from solar wind in space", and she said "im not really sure" and he said "Isn't it awesome when a person with no training stumps a scientist, You never thought of that one, did ya?!"

The arrogance... He also shares a quality with Chris Hardwick, where he constantly interrupts guests he is interviewing to inject his own pointless and uninteresting theories. Like she was in the middle of answering his question about sun spots, and he interrupts to tell a story about he fucked a woman who bathed in a tub on her porch.  Dude, you invited a guest on to speak about shit, you are not the talent at that point, you are adjacent to the talent, let them talk..

The entire crew is annoying though, they are shit at interviewing people. The ask a question, she starts to answer it, then they almost immediately interrupt to tell some joke. They also forget what they asked the person and make stupid mistakes based on that. Like, she was asked how she found the Professor blastoff podcast, and she answered saying that professor podcast is one of her favorites, then she was asked "What other podcasts besides this one are your favorite?" she answered, then the female host said "So professor blastoff isnt one of your favorites?", cue akward silence. Dude, she just said it was, and because you weren't listening, you guilt tripped your guest for no reason.

Annoying.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Desert Fox on March 12, 2016, 10:30:20 AM
Criminal - Jolly Jane
Really good podcast
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on March 12, 2016, 10:42:38 AM
Back on topic.

The Bugle is back and its as good as ever!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on March 12, 2016, 01:34:56 PM
Fucking Cracked Podcast.
Its usually good for pop culture observations and light skepticism with the odd slip up but this weeks ep has David Huntsberger (From Professor Blastoff)

that show was always full of dumb fucks.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on March 12, 2016, 07:17:17 PM
Anyone else listen to EOS 10? I've just finished making my way through the published episodes of the first two seasons, and it looks like the third season is funded. Great sci-fi comedy radio drama with compelling and interesting characters.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: SkeptiQueer on March 13, 2016, 03:46:21 AM
Anyone else listen to EOS 10? I've just finished making my way through the published episodes of the first two seasons, and it looks like the third season is funded. Great sci-fi comedy radio drama with compelling and interesting characters.
I really enjoyed it. I found it in a dump of radioplays, and it's the only one that stayed on my list.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Harry Black on March 13, 2016, 09:52:17 AM
Fucking Cracked Podcast.
Its usually good for pop culture observations and light skepticism with the odd slip up but this weeks ep has David Huntsberger (From Professor Blastoff)

that show was always full of dumb fucks.
I disagree. The main host gets harder to listen to with every episode with the bizarre cadence he uses to speak, but they often have very funny observations about movies etc. They have done a couple of episodes that were very thought provoking too and at the very least, promoted the nuts and bolts of a skeptical mindset.
Actually, in the first few episodes Of PB,I felt quite encouraged that maybe that would grow into a skeptical/atheist thing because they dealt with stuff like UFOs and atheism. But once you get out of low hanging fruit, they were worse than useless and steadily less funny.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on March 13, 2016, 09:58:10 AM
I disagree. The main host gets harder to listen to with every episode with the bizarre cadence he uses to speak, but they often have very funny observations about movies etc. They have done a couple of episodes that were very thought provoking too and at the very least, promoted the nuts and bolts of a skeptical mindset.

try comparing it to Comedy and Everything Else. I recall Jimmy Dore being more clued in than any of the PB crew, and he's a comedian, too, so he can do the whole 'observational' bread&butter, too.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: SkeptiQueer on March 13, 2016, 10:00:00 AM
Fucking Cracked Podcast.
Its usually good for pop culture observations and light skepticism with the odd slip up but this weeks ep has David Huntsberger (From Professor Blastoff)

that show was always full of dumb fucks.
I disagree. The main host gets harder to listen to with every episode with the bizarre cadence he uses to speak, but they often have very funny observations about movies etc. They have done a couple of episodes that were very thought provoking too and at the very least, promoted the nuts and bolts of a skeptical mindset.
Actually, in the first few episodes Of PB,I felt quite encouraged that maybe that would grow into a skeptical/atheist thing because they dealt with stuff like UFOs and atheism. But once you get out of low hanging fruit, they were worse than useless and steadily less funny.

Anything with Jason Pargin/David Wong talking social issues is good. It's pop-sci/pop-skepticism largely based around pop-culture nerding and wierd counter-mythos, and hits some great stuff when talking about cultural memes or beats. I like hearing Jack talk too, or Daniel and Soren on anything pop culture.

Keep in mind I have Dianne Rheim on the radio here, so my bar for good investigative, skeptical, and easy-to-listen-to is maybe a bit lower.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Harry Black on March 13, 2016, 10:20:46 AM
I disagree. The main host gets harder to listen to with every episode with the bizarre cadence he uses to speak, but they often have very funny observations about movies etc. They have done a couple of episodes that were very thought provoking too and at the very least, promoted the nuts and bolts of a skeptical mindset.

try comparing it to Comedy and Everything Else. I recall Jimmy Dore being more clued in than any of the PB crew, and he's a comedian, too, so he can do the whole 'observational' bread&butter, too.
Well I will definitely check out the recommendations, you have pretty good taste in podcasts, but I dont really need to compare it to anything in order to enjoy it. Its definitely something I look forward to every monday.

SQ,
Agreed. I really enjoy everyone but Jack, who for now is just mildly annoying. The recent stuff they have done on reform schools though has been horrifying and amazing so that alone has me back on board.
Agreed, the social issues stuff is quite enjoyable and Pargins is great to listen to.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: SkeptiQueer on March 13, 2016, 10:36:10 AM
I disagree. The main host gets harder to listen to with every episode with the bizarre cadence he uses to speak, but they often have very funny observations about movies etc. They have done a couple of episodes that were very thought provoking too and at the very least, promoted the nuts and bolts of a skeptical mindset.

try comparing it to Comedy and Everything Else. I recall Jimmy Dore being more clued in than any of the PB crew, and he's a comedian, too, so he can do the whole 'observational' bread&butter, too.
Well I will definitely check out the recommendations, you have pretty good taste in podcasts, but I dont really need to compare it to anything in order to enjoy it. Its definitely something I look forward to every monday.

SQ,
Agreed. I really enjoy everyone but Jack, who for now is just mildly annoying. The recent stuff they have done on reform schools though has been horrifying and amazing so that alone has me back on board.
Agreed, the social issues stuff is quite enjoyable and Pargins is great to listen to.

Any of the "[movie/TV/comic universe] theories" episodes too.

Cracked is an aggregator, mostly, they don't really have a mission and while they seem to have hit a rough patch that started with the GE-sponsored episodes, I have high hopes that this is just the rough patch before Jason comes back from vacation and pitches something cool.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Harry Black on March 13, 2016, 01:29:49 PM
They have a great format with massive talent just sitting around the office! My hope is that Dan O'Brien starts hosting more episodes.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lubbarin on March 18, 2016, 11:03:50 PM
I'm digging About Race
Anyone else?
The hiatus has been long, I'm hoping it comes back on pretty soon.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on March 19, 2016, 05:25:56 AM
I disagree. The main host gets harder to listen to with every episode with the bizarre cadence he uses to speak, but they often have very funny observations about movies etc. They have done a couple of episodes that were very thought provoking too and at the very least, promoted the nuts and bolts of a skeptical mindset.

try comparing it to Comedy and Everything Else. I recall Jimmy Dore being more clued in than any of the PB crew, and he's a comedian, too, so he can do the whole 'observational' bread&butter, too.
Well I will definitely check out the recommendations, you have pretty good taste in podcasts, but I dont really need to compare it to anything in order to enjoy it. Its definitely something I look forward to every monday.

SQ,
Agreed. I really enjoy everyone but Jack, who for now is just mildly annoying. The recent stuff they have done on reform schools though has been horrifying and amazing so that alone has me back on board.
Agreed, the social issues stuff is quite enjoyable and Pargins is great to listen to.


I don't know about that, I still listen to a few podcasts that haven't been great for a couple years now (Doug Loves Movies and Never Not Funny*)...I should've started looking for new ones.

*the recent free snippets from NNF's charity pardcast-a-thon was pretty solid, though.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: amysrevenge on March 23, 2016, 03:07:45 PM
Just started listening to "Hello from the Magic Tavern".  It's quite a laugh.  Digging it.  It's kinda specific humour though, so it might not be for everyone.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: PANTS! on March 23, 2016, 03:16:29 PM
Just started listening to "Hello from the Magic Tavern".  It's quite a laugh.  Digging it.  It's kinda specific humour though, so it might not be for everyone.
I really enjoy that podcast.  The "How many puppies can you send me by Midnight Thursday" is from me.  :-)
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: The Latinist on March 23, 2016, 07:12:07 PM
Back on topic.

The Bugle is back and its as good as ever!

Thanks for the heads-up.  I'd removed it from my feed as a lost cause.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Neutral Milk on March 23, 2016, 07:26:55 PM
Slate's Trumpcast has been pretty entertaining. The only one I didn't care for was the second episode where they talked to a psychiatrist about how trump had Narcissistic Personality Disorder. That one was filled with assumptions and baloney. The ones where they stick to the facts (all the rest) are much more entertaining.

The last episode was about how life is for the members of the press who follow trump from rally to rally. "It's about what it's like to be one of the, quote, disgusting reporters covering trumps campaign". Really crazy stuff.

EDIT: As I typed this a new episode was released, so the one references was the second to last at this moment.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: amysrevenge on March 24, 2016, 10:13:13 AM
Back on topic.

The Bugle is back and its as good as ever!

Thanks for the heads-up.  I'd removed it from my feed as a lost cause.

It looks like they've settled on monthly as a format they might be able to keep up.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on March 24, 2016, 10:23:51 AM
great ep
http://www.earwolf.com/episode/tesla-charging-station-live-from-largo/
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Gerbig on March 24, 2016, 12:12:30 PM
New podcast I have to pitch,  as it has a brilliant concept.

"The Context"

It takes super current events (usually no longer than a week or two old)  and adds historical context to them.  It answers the questions "how did it come to that" and "what other factors are involved"?.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on March 25, 2016, 10:47:01 PM
I've suddenly found myself with considerably more time to listen to podcasts than previously, so after catching up on Welcome to Night Vale and re-listening to Nerd Poker, I've added a few new ones to my list. Here's my current list:

99% Invisible (haven't heard any yet, but have downloaded the latest 5 to start with)
Astronomy Cast
Nerd Poker (ended - no new episodes, but re-listening to archives)
Lexicon Valley (haven't heard any yet, but have downloaded the latest 5 to start with)
The Gist (haven't heard any yet, but have downloaded the latest 5 to start with)
The Adventure Zone
Caustic Soda
Daily Curio
The Dungeons and Dragons Podcast
EOS 10
The F Plus (yes, I resubscribed)
Freakonomics Radio
Geologic Podcast
The Infinite Monkey Cage
Inkredulous
The Pod Delusion (ended - no new episodes but it stays in my list in case there are in the future)
Radiolab
Reasonable Doubts Podcast (ended - no new episodes but it stays in my list in case there are in the future)
Skeptics with a K
SGU
Skeptoid
This American Life
Welcome to Night Vale

I'm open to more, but I'd like to stay away from atheist podcasts as they no longer interest me. I'm also not that interested in any new skeptic podcasts, for similar reasons.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: lubbarin on March 25, 2016, 11:27:56 PM
I've suddenly found myself with considerably more time to listen to podcasts than previously, so after catching up on Welcome to Night Vale and re-listening to Nerd Poker, I've added a few new ones to my list. Here's my current list:
list
I'm open to more, but I'd like to stay away from atheist podcasts as they no longer interest me. I'm also not that interested in any new skeptic podcasts, for similar reasons.

I also have lots of podcast listening time. 4-6 hours per day that I work.

I like:
Stuff You Should Know - random, well researched topic and a comfortable listen (rarely disappoints. Not never, but rarely)

History of Rome & Revolutions.  I just recently started my second run through History of Rome. Close to exhaustive, and brilliantly done.

In Our Time is fantastic- 2 or 3 experts in some seemingly random, very specific topic.

Science in Action- your basic science news (this and In Our Time are from BBC Radio4)

About Race just.. give it a listen and see what you think.

Rationally Speaking (it's still good, but if you haven't, you must go through the back catalogue- Massimo is great)

Grammar Girl is a quick little cast, but there are hundreds of them.

Aside from those, some of those already on your list, I also have some goofy cap that I'm a little embarrassed of, frankly. But if you must know, I like Talk Salad- a show about Frasier (because I god damn love Frasier), but I'm thinking about checking out the Frasier Philes instead.
Also, Cracked- it's usually engaging, ocassionally funny, and often full of it.
I'll check in on Nerdist from time to time to see if any guests look good. Same for WTF.

Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: PANTS! on March 25, 2016, 11:40:38 PM
The Gist is good, but don't go back and listen to old episodes, unless there is a guest you want to hear.  Most of what he talks about is very topical, and has a short shelf life.

Also ALWAYS SKIP THE ANTENTWIG.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on March 26, 2016, 09:17:28 PM
I've added Stuff You Should Know.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on March 27, 2016, 08:30:01 PM
I've been listening to Cognitive Dissonance. Tom and Cecile are sophomoric but I think they are very funny. One of the few Podcast that I laugh out loud to, with almost every episode.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Boßel on March 27, 2016, 09:46:31 PM
I've been listening to Cognitive Dissonance. Tom and Cecile are sophomoric but I think they are very funny. One of the few Podcast that I laugh out loud to, with almost every episode.

They grew on me. I hated them, then loved them, then couldn't stand them (deep in their glory hole schtick), now I enjoy it quite a bit (they backed off their glory holes).

I do miss the google translate segment.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ShadowSot on March 27, 2016, 09:54:30 PM
If you are a fan of Cracked, but think it would be better of they had British accents and no real central topic, listen to No Such Thing as a Fish.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on March 28, 2016, 09:38:47 PM
Caustic Soda is over? This sucks
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: ShadowSot on March 28, 2016, 09:50:07 PM
The latest Cracked was a bit interesting to me.
 I have always been sort of uncomfortable in the larger atheist/skeptic community because I've always felt like I'm in the wrong social class to fit in properly.
 I tend to try to suppress my accent and try to wear clothes that distance me from the very working class background I grew up in. And at the same time this makes me feel isolated from that same class.
 It isn't a true thing, more a mental construct I have created. At the same time I have trouble mixing my generally poor and Southern upbringing wits what is to me from looking in a generally middle class Northern thing.
 Hearing how often people travel for events, or the writings of various big names feels almost foreign.
 I mean, I know New York exists, but hearing people talk about it or San Fran, or any large city is just weird to me. Going to New Orleans was a shock, as was the one time I was able to make it to TAM.
 I have trouble seeing these places as real, in a sense.
 
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: GodSlayer on March 29, 2016, 07:43:11 AM
Caustic Soda is over? This sucks

and they'd teased so many future topics, too!
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: xenu on March 29, 2016, 04:08:50 PM
Caustic Soda is over? This sucks

and they'd teased so many future topics, too!

That's what threw me for a loop. They had acted like there would be many more to come.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: SkeptiQueer on March 29, 2016, 04:46:01 PM
If you are a fan of Cracked, but think it would be better of they had British accents and no real central topic, listen to No Such Thing as a Fish.

I'll have to check that out. I've added I Was There Too, wherein Matt Gourley of James Bonding, Superego, Drunk History, and VW commercials interviews people who weren't the stars of movies or TV shows to get a behind-the-scenes look. Some episodes drag, but most are entertaining and several so far have been outstanding.

I've been listening to Cognitive Dissonance. Tom and Cecile are sophomoric but I think they are very funny. One of the few Podcast that I laugh out loud to, with almost every episode.

They grew on me. I hated them, then loved them, then couldn't stand them (deep in their glory hole schtick), now I enjoy it quite a bit (they backed off their glory holes).

I do miss the google translate segment.

I did the opposite. I loved them, binged everything, was starting to slow down, and then a friend remarked that they're just two angry fat dudes laughing smugly at their own jokes and circlejerking, and while that's generally not an instant turn-off, suddenly it just did me right in and I couldn't listen anymore.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: brilligtove on March 29, 2016, 04:59:46 PM
Good Job Brain! - Trivia show.
All CBC and BBC comedy podcasts
Ideas - unapologetically highbrow investigations of various ideas
CBC Election Pollcast
NPR Politics
FiveThirtyEight Elections
Intelligence Squared US - Oxford style debates in America.
Future Tense - A critical look at new tech, new approaches, new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environment.
How to do Everything
You Are Not So Smart - Cognitive biases and you. Also cookie recipies.
Stuff To Blow Your Mind
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: daniel1948 on March 29, 2016, 05:03:17 PM
Anyone else listen to EOS 10? I've just finished making my way through the published episodes of the first two seasons, and it looks like the third season is funded. Great sci-fi comedy radio drama with compelling and interesting characters.

Never heard of it. I'll check it out.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on March 29, 2016, 07:47:55 PM
Jeff Wagg, once of JREF, now of the College of Curiosity, has a new podcast, called Pantophobia. There's about 11 episodes available now, though I haven't yet listened to any because I'm still working on the 5 samples from the other new shows I've picked up. I was wondering why there haven't been any Daily Curios recently.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on March 29, 2016, 07:54:28 PM
Oh, and updates - I'm loving Lexicon Valley. That's definitely staying in my list. The pronunciation of Wazzock annoyed me a little, but since they were clearly pantsed for it in subsequent episodes it turned out okay. I really liked their discussion of Trump - when they pointed out that he has the language style of a 10-year old, a piece of understanding dropped into place.

99% Invisible is sounding pretty good too. The couple of episodes I've listened to remind me a lot of This American Life. That's probably going to stay in my list for a while too.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: daniel1948 on March 29, 2016, 07:56:10 PM
Anyone else listen to EOS 10? I've just finished making my way through the published episodes of the first two seasons, and it looks like the third season is funded. Great sci-fi comedy radio drama with compelling and interesting characters.

Never heard of it. I'll check it out.


Just listened to the first three episodes of the first season. Kind of dull, really. Ever-so-slightly humorous. Nothing much happens in these first three episodes. In just the first episode of HHGttG, if I remember correctly, Arthur Dent's house is demolished, Earth is demolished, Arthur and Ford are rescued by a Vogon space ship and then thrown out into the vacuum of space, after being forced to listen to Prosthetnic Vogon Jeltz's poetry.

Radio Sci-Fi has gone downhill.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: arthwollipot on March 29, 2016, 08:03:50 PM
It develops a little slowly, perhaps. Give it 5 episodes and if the characters haven't grown on you by then, then perhaps it's not for you.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: Friendly Angel on March 29, 2016, 08:17:25 PM
Just started listening to "Hello from the Magic Tavern".  It's quite a laugh.  Digging it.  It's kinda specific humour though, so it might not be for everyone.

I tried...
I'm giving up.
Title: Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
Post by: daniel1948 on March 29, 2016, 08:27:16 PM