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What are your favourite podcasts?





Ankhanu
In the past year I've taken to listening to podcasts while at work and/or driving. It started with listening to Hello Internet on Youtube while playing games, and eventually bubbled over to just going straight for the podcast without the Youtube delay, and branching out into related shows.

What are you listening to regularly? What do you recommend?
I seem to be listening to a lot of (Apple) tech and productivity related podcasts, gaming, and science-based content. Some of my favourites include:
.: Hello Internet - CGPGrey and Brady Heran talk about... stuff
.: Cortex - CGPGrey and Myke Hurley talk about workflow and... stuff
.: Accidental Tech Podcast - Software development, Apple stuff and the like
.: The Independent Characters - Warhammer 40,000 gaming talk
.: HeelanHammer - Warhammer: Age of Sigmar gaming talk
.: Dear Hank & John - Hank and John Green blabbity blah'ing
.: Reasonably Sound - Mike Rugnetta talks about... mostly sound.
.: Song Exploder - music artists break down one of their songs; it's writing, production, etc.
There are many others, but that's a recommended sample. I'm finding that discovering good game and music related podcasts is somewhat difficult, though there are many in those categories. Ditto for science-based shows; it's hard to find entertaining content that's also educational.

As for how I listen, Ive been using Overcast since about February, moving over from the native iOS Podcast app.
aguilalv
Hey!!

Cool list.

Right now what I am listening to is ...

Serial - https://serialpodcast.org/ - Very good podcast about a tennager that went missing and later appear dead. A reporter takes on the case and tries to figure out if the guy that is convicted for it was really the killer ...

Planet Money - http://www.npr.org/sections/money/ - Nice series of 30 minute episodes discusing topics related with busines, economics and every day life in an entertaining, and insightful way

NPR TED RAdio Hour - http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/ - Every week they take a topic and explore it by selected several TED talks that relate to the topic and going trough parts of those talks and interviewing the speakers.

And that's what I am listening to these days. I hope it inspires you and lots of people to try these, they are quite cool.
Ankhanu
I've heard good things about Planet Money, but haven't checked it out yet; I should soon Wink
I've got some reservations about checking out TED Radio... I've found the content quality of TED Talks in recent years to have gone way down hill, to the point that I almost never click on one these days. Not sure I could willingly subject myself to more Smile
Da Rossa
My podcast of choice is Nerdcast, but it's brazilian.
https://jovemnerd.com.br/nerdcast/
Nerd topics, but they actually talk about every aspect of life. It's been over 550 1-hour+ casts since 2006.[/url]
standready
I have a friend that has a very long drive to work and listens to various podcast.
I don't know when I could find the time to listen.
Ankhanu
standready wrote:
I don't know when I could find the time to listen.

That's the thing. I almost never just listen to a podcast; I put one on while I'm driving, while I'm at work doing anything at the computer, while I'm engaging in several of my hobbies, sometimes while playing video games... they're an accessory to some other activity that's keeping me occupied. They kinda fill the space in the back that radio, background TV or the like might fill.
loveandormoney
The public TV has here a wonderful podcast. Music and good information. Good for people
who live around the stations.
coolclay
Snap judgment, Invisibilia, Planet money, and Radiolab are my favs.
Ankhanu
I've also picked up:
.: Heavyweight - explorations of a subject that weighs heavily upon a guest of each episode; they and the host try to get to the bottom of it and find resolution.
.: You Are not so Smart - mostly psychology topics; and a cookie at the end.
and a couple others; I'll edit when I get home... or tomorrow.
Josso
because I have some bad sleep problems I started listening to podcasts when I go to bed, gonna have to check some of these out thanks
h_dif
Handsome Rambler by Hannibal Buress
youngonesphonesex
I have a friend that has a very long drive to work and listens to various podcast.
I don't know when I could find the time to listen.
Da Rossa
youngonesphonesex wrote:
I have a friend that has a very long drive to work and listens to various podcast.
I don't know when I could find the time to listen.


Driving it is! We spend a lot of time behind the wheel. We can virtually do nothing while driving. Can't even solve our daily problems via cell phone, it's illegal to drive (at least in my country) using a phone. The radio is just too repetitive. I get to listen to the daily news twice or three times a day. The songs on the music radios are just the last hits the teenagers enjoy.

So it's a good thing to have USB connectors for thumb drives and bluetooth conectivity on car radios. There are a lot of interesting podcasts and audiobooks to be listened to.
Ankhanu
Ditto. My commute is about 120km one way, taking 1.5-2hr. Even if I wanted to use the bluetooth for phone calls to get things done, a fair portion of the drive has no cellular signal Razz Listening to the radio is the same, craptacular current hits on repeat, or the same news stories over and over again... having my own music or podcasts is necessary for mental health Smile

I've recently been introduced to a couple other good podcasts through one of my old regular podcasts that I've added to my subscriptions -
.: Twenty Thousand Hertz - Explorations of concepts in audio, perspectives and histories of (usually) common sounds
.: 99% Invisible - Explorations of (mostly) architecture concepts that we overlook every day
kitkat
Josso wrote:
because I have some bad sleep problems I started listening to podcasts when I go to bed, gonna have to check some of these out thanks

Exactely what genre of podcasts do you put on? Common knowledge would say its some math lecture...
phaproduction
For anyone interested in a quality car-related podcast, I recommend TheSmokingTire Podcast
Ankhanu
I've been deleting some subscriptions that I wasn't keeping up with, or weren't of consistent content quality... none of those I've recommended above have been cut though Wink

Last week, a friend introduced me to Lore, which is an exploration of different stories in folklore, focused on the darker stories or ideas. The first episode, for example, tackles vampire stories. So far, so good Very Happy
loveandormoney
Radio plays.
We love classics like Stevenson or Poe or Lem.
Its fun.
suraj919
I was introduced to Podcasts by my friend Mahesh. Since then I have used all my travel time to listen to podcasts only. The best and the most interesting stuff that I have heard come from the 99percent invisible people. You can listen to the podcasts on their website / channel here http://99percentinvisible.org/

I have been thinking of doing my own podcast too, hopefully in this year sometime, I will start my own channel too and the attempt would be to perhaps follow them in terms of their sound design, their subjects etc.
wolfbane
I don't listen to podcasts much but do enjoy Kevin Smith's Fatman on Batman. I am a Batman fan and have read the comics and enjoyed every batman series and movie. And Kevin Smith's inveterviews and commentaries on Batman is great.
schoolsen
My favourite Podcast is Postcast__int__. I really like it, because it's all about Python. Moreover I like the Ubuntu Podcast.[/url]
SvetlanaK
English as a second language ESL pod with professor Jeff MacQuillan and Lucy. www.eslpod.com I started to listen them when my English was on Starter level.
Thanks to them I can communicate and do other things abroad, however, I believe that I will go to my funeral with an English dictionary so.
Puffycheeses
I have recently started listening to "the official podcast" Its pretty funny, sometimes childish but really enjoyable.

They don't really have a set theme, just a few comedians talking. They usually have you tubers on as guests.

Really funny would recommend it to Most people
nazaryuka
I listening to some russian podcasts such as "i kak prosto" or "wylsacom"
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