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What Podcasts do you listen to?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Jon, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Sorrows

    Sorrows Queen of the Flamingos Moderator DLP Gold Supporter

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    I have a thing about Cults. There's a few good podcasts on them.

    • Heavens Gate does a long detailed series about the UFO suicide cult Heavens Gate.including interviews with surviving members and family members of those who died.

    • Cults covers the history of various cults including a lot I've never heard of.

    • Coffee and Cults has more of a conversational vibe but can be interesting.

    I also like listening to crime podcasts:

    • Criminal takes you through interesting cases and interviews interesting people. They recently did one called The Palace of Justice. Where they interviewed the last surviving prosecutor of the Nurmberg Trials.

    • Case Files. Basically the same thing but with a guy with a soothing Australian accent.

    • Colour Me Dead true crime podcast goes details the cases of serial killers.

    • Serial Killers same thing.

    Finally Our Fake History a really interesting podcast about the truth behind semi historical figures and events and how they grew to their current (often inaccurate) modern perceptions. People such as Anastasia, Joan of Arc, Richard the Lionheart and places like Atlantis.
     
  2. BTT

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    I'll echo Our Fake History, but I've recently binged my way through all of Reply All, a show about weird things happening on, or because of the internet.

    There's a lot of different topics, most of which are very well researched, presented by two likeable hosts. For instance, they did a thing about a woman getting weird, inexplicable phone calls (#104), how and why Livejournal got taken over by Russians (#100), Girl Scouts in an internment camp in China (#28), the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (#43), and an interview with the dude who accidentally invented popup ads (#3).

    They also sometimes do segments about explaining weird tweets (Yes Yes No), talking about stories from listeners about emails they wanted to write ages ago but never got around to (Email Debt Forgiveness Day), and more.

    From the same company, also interesting is Without Fail, hosted by the company's CEO Alex Blumberg, which is a series of interviews with people who've been stupidly succesful, talking about what worked and what didn't. Examples are with the guy who designed Apple Stores, the guy who brought internet to America's schools, and the guy who created - and was then fired from - Groupon.
     
  3. Halt

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    Recently started listening to War Stories. It's a narrative audio that mixes dramatic readings of personal accounts of war and weaves it into a narrative over the course of a series to discuss the evolution of warfare. First part deals with World War 1 / World War 2 and how tanks have changed. It's a good mix of entertaining and informative, especially for those who have an interest in military history.
     
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    @MattSilver I realise I'm two years late, but fuck you. :D

    As for recommendations, I'd heartily recommend My Dad Wrote a Porno for the sheer sillyness of it all.
     
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    I've been listening mostly to historical podcasts of late.

    Recent ones I'd recommend: Maddow's Bag Man was pretty good, as are Slate's two seasons of Slow Burn, especially if you're into tawdry recent history (Spiro Agnew/Corruption, Richard Nixon/Watergate, Clinton/Lewinsky).
     
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    So, I generally listen to news/politics/investing podcasts with some science/tech, history, and literature thrown in there.

    The Daily: This is, by far, my favorite podcast. It is by the New York Times and provides an excellent summary and analysis of the major events of the last day or two along with some more long form stories. Obviously, it is left leaning, but they make a point to bring up issues with both sides.

    BBC World News Podcast: Twice daily news podcast over major world issues. It is the BBC, so generally neutral and provides an excellent overview of the day's news.

    Animal Spirits: This is an investing podcast with Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson. They cover a variety of investing topics with some interesting commentary and analysis. They also provide some excellent book recommendations on the subject.

    Bigger Pockets: This is another investing podcast by the Bigger Pockets network, which is a social network for real estate investors. The podcast covers a variety of investing topics with an eye towards real estate and house hacking.

    Freakonomics: Covers topics in economics. Usually some interesting stories about how the economy works with interesting case studies and interviews.

    Planet Money: Planet Money covers the economy and business and the episodes explain various topics therein. Sometimes they are tangentially related, but are always interesting.

    The Indicator: Short, 10 minute-ish episodes from the same folks at planet money, that cover some interesting global issues related (sometimes tangentially) on economics, investing and business.

    Anatomy of Next: This is a science podcast that covers current, and emerging topics. Usually they have a set topic for a season. The current is Mars and how it might be colonized. It can be a little speculative, but the topics and especially the interviews are extremely interesting.
     
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    I listen to the Tony Kornheiser Show. It's nominally a sports show but I think most of the audience prefers just listening to the nonsense about the lives of Tony & company.
     
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    I'll second Bag Man, which tells a pretty incredible story with a lot of relevance to the current moment and I'd never heard of.
     
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    Don't know if it's been recommended before, but I'll say the Magnus Archives.

    Link: http://rustyquill.com/the-magnus-archives/

    I've found myself kind of burned out on my regular choices of entertainment lately and dug around a bit. This is described as a horror short story series. I've only listened to a few episodes so far out of more than 100 available, but I've got to say, the creeps are great. The short story format is very well suited to scary stories.
     
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    Last Podcast on the Left: Serial killers, folklore, aliens, cults, dark history, creepypasta. With nearly 400 eps on these topics, I'm actually surprised it hasn't been brought up here before. Very entertaining trio of hosts, one of which is very much a man of a 1,000 voices so he roleplays the killers' mentality quite hilariously. 100% my favorite podcast.

    My Favorite Murder: A couple of platonic girlfriends discussing the macabre together and their favorite murders of the week. Too bad they're both married. Includes one anecdote per episode of listeners' stories of near-misses. Some of them are really unnerving because these are people that would have certainly been victims of a horrible murder if not for a random whim of fate.

    Role Playing Public Radio (RPPR): DnD and tabletop gaming-centered. Strategies, advise for hosting, and generally hilarious anecdotes. Haven't listened to this one in forever, but it was the first podcast I ever heard and their Charlie Chaplin incident alone is worth a listen.

    I also vouch for "Welcome to the Night Vale" and "The Adventure Zone" like others have so far.
    *"Welcome to Night Vale" is more of a background noise podcast to me. It's not that great but it's good for passing time!
    *"The Adventure Zone" is the only podcast by the McElroy brothers I have listened to, but it's a delight. It didn't really hold my interest after they completed the Balance arc, but I can always go back to it and listen to it again while still enjoying it. Plus the internet has put out some amazing fanvids (warning: massive spoilers, don't click if you haven't finished Balance) of certain scenes. Also the McElroys put out their own trailer (this one is spoiler-safe) for Balance that is entertaining all on its own.
     
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  11. BTT

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    New podcast I found:
    Crime in Sports, a podcast where two comedians take an athlete who committed crimes and make fun of them. Think Tonya Harding or Chris Benoit or whatever. It's an odd mix of comedy and true crime; knowledge of sports isn't actually required. There's multiple episodes where they don't actually know shit about the sports themselves - there's one about ice skating that turns into an Austrian dude getting arrested multiple times for human trafficking, for instance, or any time they do episodes on football players.

    Some of the people under the loupe do fall into generic "promising athlete, gets acquainted with cocaine, derails into doing super wacky shit", but there's also the most Canadian crime ever committed, a wrestler who bombed a police station for no real reason, a Brazilian soccer player who fed his ex-porn star girlfriend to his pack of dogs, the UFC fighter who masterminded the biggest bank heist in history and finally the "actor" who played Oddjob in Austin Powers, turning out to be a Christmas rapist. Updates every Tuesday.
     
  12. Zombie

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    Compiled a list of links from the #Podcast channel on Discord to post here. #podcast is now closed due to inactivity. There may be duplicates for whats already in the thread. Recorded here for posterity.
    • Serial
      • Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episodes are released on Thursday mornings.
    • S- Town
      • S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life.
    • True Crime All The Time
      • Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Gibson guide you through the most interesting true crime stories. This is a true crime podcast that spares none of the details and delves into what makes these killers tick. ... We don't take ourselves too seriously but we take true crime very seriously.
    • Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me
      • NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.
    • Ask Me Another
      • Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.
    • No Such Thing as a Fish
      • A podcast from the QI offices in which the writers of the hit BBC show huddle around a microphone and discuss the best things they've found out this week. Hosted by Dan Schreiber (@schreiberland) with James Harkin (@jamesharkin), Andrew Hunter Murray (@andrewhunterm), and Anna Ptaszynski (#GetAnnaOnTwitter)
    • Candian True Crime
      • Canadian True Crime is a fully independent, immersive storytelling podcast created as a personal passion project by creator and host Kristi Lee. The key focus of the show is to honour and respect victims and survivors of crimes committed in Canada, and explore how their loss impacted both their loved ones and the wider community.The podcast follows a single-narrator format with ambient background music and sometimes incorporates media and interview audio clips. Canadian True Crime mainly focuses on solved cases, and sticks to the facts of the crime, which are usually obtained through publicly-available court documents, news articles, court reporting, and other existing sources.New episodes are generally released on the 1st and 15th of every month, except during the summer months when the show takes a two-month break.You can listen to Canadian True Crime on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, your favourite podcast app, or you can stream episodes directly from this website via the episodes page.Canadian True Crime was included in the Apple Podcasts (Canada) q #BestOf2018 list.
    • Casefile True Crime
      • Fact is scarier than fiction. Also on Audioboom
    • Unresolved
      • Unresolved True Crime, website doesn’t have a summary.
    • Without Fail [Interview]
      • Candid conversations with people who have done hard things: what worked, what didn't and why. Hosted by Alex Blumberg.
    • Reply All
      • "'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it." - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.
    • Archive 81
      • Archive 81 is a found footage horror podcast about ritual, stories, and sound.
    • The Tip Off [Journalism Based]
      • Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course, the tip offs. There’ll be car chases, slammed doors, terrorist cells, meetings in dimly lit bars and cafes, wrangling with despotic regimes and much more. So if you’re curious about the fun, complicated.
    • The Intelligence [The Economist News Broadcast]
      • Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be
    • A Very Fatal Murder
      • A Very Fatal Murder sends Onion Public Radio (OPR) correspondent David Pascall from New York City to the sleepy town of Bluff Springs, Nebraska to investigate the mysterious death of a 17-year-old girl, Hayley Price. Hayley was a popular, smart animal lover, with a bright future ahead of her. Everyone in town knew her name, and now everyone in town is a suspect. Join David as he works to..
    • Harvard Business Review
      • A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management from Harvard Business Review.
    • Our Fake History
      • A podcast about myths we think are history and history that might be hidden in myths! Awesome stories that really (maybe) happened!
    • War Stories
      • War Stories is a narrative audio show focused on stories at the heart of conflict. In each season, hosts Adin Dobkin and Angry Staff Officer focus on a particular component of warfare (think “armor and tanks,” “snipers,” or “guerrilla warfare”). Over the course of a season, the arc of that topic’s development is traced from inception to the present day with each episode focusing on a particular story at a key point in its development.
    • 99% Invisible [Design Stuff]
      • Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
    • You Must Remember This
      • You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of Cinematical.com, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the films, stars and scandals of the 20th century.
    • History of Rome
      • Welcome to The History of Rome, a weekly series tracing the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Today we will hear the mythical origin story of Rome and compare it with modern historical and archaeological evidence. How much truth is wrapped up in the legend? We end this week with the death of Remus and the founding of Rome.
    • Science and Futurism [Issac Arthur]
      • Some dude with a lisp talking about science and futurism.
    • Strength Running [Fitness]
      • A recommended podcast from Runner’s World, Competitor Magazine, and many others, the Strength Running Podcast will bring you conversations about our sport that inform your thinking about how to train, think about running, and continue improving.
    • Philsophize This!
      • Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.
    • Hello Internet
      • CGP Grey and Brady Haran talk about YouTube, life, work, whatever.
    • Death Is Just Around the Corner
      • None Given
    • The Clearing
      • When April Balascio was 40 years old, something she’d feared for decades was finally proven true. Her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, really was a murderer. The Clearing is about what came after April called a detective in 2009 to tell him about her suspicions — a call that led to her father’s arrest and eventual conviction on multiple murders — and tracks the emotional journey as she and host Josh Dean dig back into her childhood, unravel the truth of her father’s life, and overturn a viral online.
    • Darknet Diaries Jeremy from Marketing
      • A company hires a penetration tester to pose as a new hire, Jeremy from Marketing, to see how much he can hack into in his first week on the job. It doesn’t go as planned.
    • Heaven's Gate
      • In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. The events captivated the media and had people across the planet asking the same question...‘Why?’ 20 years later, those who lost loved ones and those who still believe - tell their story. Hosted by Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment.
    • Sleep With Me
      • Insomnia? Mind racing at night? Worries keeping you up? Tune in for a bedtime story that lets you forget your problems and progressively gets more boring until you fall to sleep. So get in bed, press play, close your eyes, and drift off into dreamland.
    • Kaiserreich Radio
      • None Given
    • Thirst Aid Kit [Slate]
      • Thirst is natural… so let’s celebrate it! Join Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins as they dig deep into the various ways women express their thirst, asking: why do we desire who we desire? At a time when men are Not Doing Great, Bim and Nichole want to ask keep asking questions about Hollywood inclusion and opportunity, through illuminating and hilarious conversations with special guests, original fanfic designed to make you sit up, and of course [REDACTED]. Bring a straw… and come thirst with us.
    • Crime in Sports
      • Two comedians take an unmerciful and hilarious look at athletes who have lost big games...with the law! Crime in Sports does the research, and finds the funny in the world of sports true crime. New episode every week!
    • Limetown
      • Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, "What happened to the people of Limetown?" Order the Limetown novel now at http://book.limetown.com Limetown is produced by Two-Up, the producers of 36 Questions and The Wilderness. Thank you for listening.
     
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