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(Vox)   Podcast recommendations for when coronavirus has you feeling all WTF about how long of a Slow Burn we're going through in This American Life   (vox.com) divider line
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3 days ago  
Recommendation:  the 500 podcast (host listens to and counts down Rolling Stone's top 500 albums with a guest... usually a comedian).   He's about 50 or so in so you can catch up pretty quickly.

Also... this week's WTF after Lynn Shelton died is a good but hard listen.
 
3 days ago  
Wanna put a smile on your face?

We Hate Movies
You Must Remember This
Talkin' Simpsons
Hooked on TJ Hooker
The Dana Gould Hour
The Scathing Atheist
These Are Their Stories

/You're welcome!
 
3 days ago  
Does anybody have any recommendations for podcasts that feature completely unqualified, snarky dudes in their 30s/40s who have never made anything of their own dunking on movies that they feel have been substandardly produced? I feel like this is fertile, untouched comedy soil. The world needs more of it.
 
3 days ago  
I'll second "The Dana Gould Hour," and add "The Happiness Lab" and, if you're into that kind of thing, "Buffering the Vampire Slayer."

"The Good Place: The Podcast" is also nice and chewy if you're a fan of the show and haven't listened to it yet.

Note: I'm all about feel-good crap for the last couple of years, so they're all kind of warm and fuzzy in one way or another.
 
3 days ago  

Bslim: Wanna put a smile on your face?

We Hate Movies
You Must Remember This
Talkin' Simpsons
Hooked on TJ Hooker
The Dana Gould Hour
The Scathing Atheist
These Are Their Stories

/You're welcome!


Anything the Puzzle in a Thunderstorm guys put out is great.
 
3 days ago  
Want a good podcast that reviews movies? Try Now Playing Podcast. They do retrospectives. Started over 10 years ago with Friday the 13th. They cover tons of things. They've done James Bond, Mission Impossible, John Wick, Halloween, Robocop, Karate Kid, Fast and Furious, Star Wars, and countless others. They've done every Marvel and DC movie including Howard the Duck, tv Hulk films, Justice League of America TV movie and Teen Titans Go to the movies, etc. They are working on Stephen King (by story publication) and Tommyknockers comes out Tuesday. They just finished up a pandemic movies through the decades where they looked at one film from each Decade from 1950s Panic in the Streets to 2011 Contagion. Three hosts each series. Tons of free podcasts. In a few weeks they will hit their 1000th review!
 
3 days ago  

Bslim: You Must Remember This


I give Karina Longworth huge props for her research and she has fascinating things to say, but her diction and inflection is so practiced and over-enunciated that it becomes distracting to listen to.  She needs to throw back a couple of tequila shots before each recording session and just let it flow a little.
 
3 days ago  

Uzzah: Bslim: You Must Remember This

I give Karina Longworth huge props for her research and she has fascinating things to say, but her diction and inflection is so practiced and over-enunciated that it becomes distracting to listen to.  She needs to throw back a couple of tequila shots before each recording session and just let it flow a little.


Hahaha I know what you mean!
The missus and I have a game where we expect her to pronounce words in her own unique way.
 
3 days ago  

Salted Metal Honey: Recommendation:  the 500 podcast (host listens to and counts down Rolling Stone's top 500 albums with a guest... usually a comedian).   He's about 50 or so in so you can catch up pretty quickly.

Also... this week's WTF after Lynn Shelton died is a good but hard listen.


I love the concept of that podcast, LOVE it, but sweet jesus I cannot stand the host.  He sounds so old and corny.
 
3 days ago  
5 days a week I listen to the Drew and Mike podcast out of Detroit. They were one of the only shows on terrestrial radio that beat Stern. Though Mike passed away recently the show is actually better then the radio days, looser and more fun. My only issue is shows tend to run from 2 1/2-3 hours, but its a fun listen on current topics, especially Michigan related
 
3 days ago  

Rattrap007: Want a good podcast that reviews movies? Try Now Playing Podcast. They do retrospectives. Started over 10 years ago with Friday the 13th. They cover tons of things. They've done James Bond, Mission Impossible, John Wick, Halloween, Robocop, Karate Kid, Fast and Furious, Star Wars, and countless others. They've done every Marvel and DC movie including Howard the Duck, tv Hulk films, Justice League of America TV movie and Teen Titans Go to the movies, etc. They are working on Stephen King (by story publication) and Tommyknockers comes out Tuesday. They just finished up a pandemic movies through the decades where they looked at one film from each Decade from 1950s Panic in the Streets to 2011 Contagion. Three hosts each series. Tons of free podcasts. In a few weeks they will hit their 1000th review!


+1 on this.  Also like Are You Screening and the Rewatchables.  Sci-Fi Onscreen is good, but a little niche.
 
3 days ago  
Ah, also the Car Talk podcast archive. (If you're into car maintenance)
 
2 days ago  
The Mike O'Mera Show.
 
2 days ago  
The Last Podcast on the Left.  It takes a little while for their humor to grow on you but it's a funny and very well researched podcast about serial killers, conspiracies and the occult.  They just went exclusive to spotify though but it's still free.
 
2 days ago  
If you are a fan of old films and Hollywood legends, then I highly recommend Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast.

Also a big fan of Aaron Mahnke's Lore
 
2 days ago  

Michael J Faux: Does anybody have any recommendations for podcasts that feature completely unqualified, snarky dudes in their 30s/40s who have never made anything of their own dunking on movies that they feel have been substandardly produced? I feel like this is fertile, untouched comedy soil. The world needs more of it.


Just read a Fark.com Star Wars thread into a microphone.
 
2 days ago  

Salted Metal Honey: Recommendation:  the 500 podcast (host listens to and counts down Rolling Stone's top 500 albums with a guest... usually a comedian).   He's about 50 or so in so you can catch up pretty quickly.

Also... this week's WTF after Lynn Shelton died is a good but hard listen.


Holy shiat on Maron...I generally don't do podcasts but had always liked his, though I hadn't listened in a while. I started going through episodes last week because I live alone and after two months not hearing another human voice was starting to drive me a bit batty. One of the episodes, he and Lynn were talking and it was so obvious how smitten they were with each other. She in particular was laughing at everything he said. I thought, "Oh, nice; he's in a relationship and sounds happy and content."

A day or so later I did a little Googling to find out more about her and saw a headline along the lines of, "Marc Maron mourns the death of..." It was really weird to have just learned of this person and their relationship, a day before she dies. Just timing, of course, but eerie.

I did listen to Monday's episode, and it was a tough listen. He was barely holding it together during the intro and in his closing statements, but I'm surprised he had the strength to address it so soon after in the first place. He must be completely devastated.
 
2 days ago  

Michael J Faux: Does anybody have any recommendations for podcasts that feature completely unqualified, snarky dudes in their 30s/40s who have never made anything of their own dunking on movies that they feel have been substandardly produced? I feel like this is fertile, untouched comedy soil. The world needs more of it.


You leave We Hate Movies alone, dammit.
 
2 days ago  
Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend.
How Did This Get Made.
A new one that just came out, Winds of Change about how the CIA night have been involved with one of the biggest power ballads in Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
 
2 days ago  

Salted Metal Honey: Recommendation:  the 500 podcast (host listens to and counts down Rolling Stone's top 500 albums with a guest... usually a comedian).   He's about 50 or so in so you can catch up pretty quickly.

Also... this week's WTF after Lynn Shelton died is a good but hard listen.


I'm scrolling right now and holy crap that looks amazing. Jim Jefferies talks about the Stone Roses? Jeff Ross and KISS? Earth, Wind and Fire with Wanda Sykes?
 
2 days ago  

Salted Metal Honey: Also... this week's WTF after Lynn Shelton died is a good but hard listen.


I didn't know who she was, I had to google it.  I didn't know she'd been on the show and yeah, that was a kinda horrific listen.


CaptainFatass: I did listen to Monday's episode, and it was a tough listen. He was barely holding it together during the intro and in his closing statements, but I'm surprised he had the strength to address it so soon after in the first place. He must be completely devastate


yeah.  I think last Weds/Thurs, he aired the Cate Blanchett episode (which had been recorded probably 1-2 weeks earlier, but aired just about a week ago.  Shelton popped up for a minute - Blanchett was familiar with her work and they talked about her for a few minutes.  marc was like, "yeah, we met on 'GLOW', and we just kinda hit it off.  she has her studio at one end of the house, i'm over here.  I'm surprised how she puts up with my shiat!"

and then probably 2 days later, she's dead.  the anguish in his voice was just palpable.  I feel so very, very bad for him, as a probably, pfffft, 8-9 year listener.
 
2 days ago  
Seinfeld fans might get a kick out of Seincast. Starts to find itself after the Chinese Restaurant episode.
 
2 days ago  
WTF and Stuff You Should Know are my go-to comfort food podcasts.
 
2 days ago  
I can't stand Marc Maron. Dude spends the first half hour of his show biatching about the terrible life he has banging fans 25 years younger than him in between quasi-famous actresses. I know one of them just died and that's actually tragic, but I still don't want to listen to him or his particular collection of neuroses.

I like Risk! And Savage Love. And Some More News/Worst Year Ever/Behind the Bastards. And most of the stuff that's on Maximum Fun's network. I like the Doughboys in small doses. I actually listen to about 50 hours of podcasts in a typical week, but most of them aren't exactly the feel-good sorts of things.
 
2 days ago  

fruitloop: Bslim: Wanna put a smile on your face?

We Hate Movies
You Must Remember This
Talkin' Simpsons
Hooked on TJ Hooker
The Dana Gould Hour
The Scathing Atheist
These Are Their Stories

/You're welcome!

Anything the Puzzle in a Thunderstorm guys put out is great.


Agreed.
Citation Needed is also great, and has the guys from Cognitive Dissonance, another great podcast.
 
2 days ago  
Cognitive Dissonance
The Scathing Atheist
God Awful Movies
Citation Needed
WTF
How Did This Get Made
Stuff You Should Know
Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
Skeptic's Guide to the Universe
 
2 days ago  

likefunbutnot: I can't stand Marc Maron. Dude spends the first half hour of his show biatching about the terrible life he has banging fans 25 years younger than him in between quasi-famous actresses. I know one of them just died and that's actually tragic, but I still don't want to listen to him or his particular collection of neuroses.

I like Risk! And Savage Love. And Some More News/Worst Year Ever/Behind the Bastards. And most of the stuff that's on Maximum Fun's network. I like the Doughboys in small doses. I actually listen to about 50 hours of podcasts in a typical week, but most of them aren't exactly the feel-good sorts of things.


Why do you only like Doughboys in small doses?
 
2 days ago  

johnnyboog: Why do you only like Doughboys in small doses?


It's very formulaic and their guests can be very hit and miss.
 
2 days ago  
"You're Wrong About" has some interesting insights on stories you thought you knew. The Washington sniper series and Tonya Harding episodes are a good place to start.
"Timesuck" is a comedian's take on history and other stories that catch his interest.
"The Constant" is a history of how things go wrong.
And Mike Rowe has taken over Paul Harvey's short story with a twist idea with "The Way I Heard It."
 
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