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2021-01-18 1:20:58 PM  
 
2021-01-18 3:25:12 PM  
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...Pod casting?
 
2021-01-18 4:14:42 PM  
Never had much interest in podcasts in general, but have found I like these on long drives.

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2021-01-18 4:26:33 PM  
Fiction:

Within The Wires - life in a dystopian AU, as presented through found audio.  Just finished season 5.

Nonfiction:

Twenty Thousand Hertz - The stories behind iconic and recognizable sounds.

The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week - From the editors of Popular Science.  Exactly what it says on the tin.

The Allusionist - Discussion and history of language, good and ill.
 
2021-01-18 4:36:16 PM  
 
2021-01-18 6:06:48 PM  
If you like dark and weird, The Last Podcast On The Left.
 
2021-01-18 6:09:32 PM  
How did This Get Made?- 3 comedic actors that you may or may not have heard of dissect the most bonkers movies available to the general public that they can find.
 
2021-01-18 6:18:16 PM  
 
2021-01-18 6:19:58 PM  
The Michael Jordan of Hitlers (Ep 88) | How Neal Feel Full Episode
Youtube mne2LL5OWfw
 
2021-01-18 6:24:01 PM  
Don't know which podcasts you listen to now but this one is high on my list:
https://slate.com/podcasts/political-​g​abfest
 
2021-01-18 6:31:07 PM  
Sci-Fi:

Men With Funny Heads

Rambling slice of life, but often covering sci-fi, horror, anime, kaiju, video gaming, 40K, the hosts' Dungeons & Dragons campaign, and sexual absurdity:

The Misanthropod
 
2021-01-18 6:33:05 PM  
Dumb People Town. The Sklar brothers break down many fark worthy tales of stupidity.
 
2021-01-18 6:33:16 PM  
 
2021-01-18 6:35:50 PM  
wtf with marc maron
stuff you should know
you don't know mojack
 
2021-01-18 7:02:36 PM  
I like "You're Wrong About" (mentioned above)
Behind The Bastards
Anna Faris is Unqualified (sue me)
Private Parts Unknown
My Favorite Murder
Mass for Shut-Ins

(I am not a 40 year old white woman, I can assure you of that.)
 
2021-01-18 7:03:18 PM  
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If you like tales from Old-Hollywood and the wacky world of character actors, this one's for you.
 
2021-01-18 7:06:21 PM  

Biledriver: [Fark user image 274x274]
If you like tales from Old-Hollywood and the wacky world of character actors, this one's for you.


I just can't stand his voice. The topic would be cool, but I'd be stabbing my ears 2 minutes in.
 
2021-01-18 7:27:41 PM  
NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour is pretty fun.
 
2021-01-18 7:33:30 PM  
In addition to Carlin (mentioned above), I enjoy My History Can Beat Up Your Politics , The Skeptics Guide to the Universe , The Thomas Jefferson Hour , plus a few more.
 
2021-01-18 7:34:26 PM  
I'm into this obscure podcast called the Joe Rogan Experience.
 
2021-01-18 7:46:04 PM  
I don't know what you like, subby.

If you like comedians filling air time with their heads, Bill Burr, Bert Kriesher, Chris Titus have podcasts.

NPR has a bunch. WPR also.
 
2021-01-18 7:54:26 PM  

ReluctantLondon: Sci-Fi:

Men With Funny Heads

Rambling slice of life, but often covering sci-fi, horror, anime, kaiju, video gaming, 40K, the hosts' Dungeons & Dragons campaign, and sexual absurdity:

The Misanthropod


I like a Sci-fi one called Escape Pod:
https://escapepod.org/
 
2021-01-18 7:54:36 PM  
TV Guidance Counselor - Ken Reid and a guest go through a TV guide and choose what they're watching for the week.

I take that one step further and actually watch the week of TV whenever I can every now and then.
 
2021-01-18 7:54:52 PM  
 
2021-01-18 7:55:44 PM  

desertfool: Biledriver: [Fark user image 274x274]
If you like tales from Old-Hollywood and the wacky world of character actors, this one's for you.

I just can't stand his voice. The topic would be cool, but I'd be stabbing my ears 2 minutes in.


I'm like that with Marc Maron.  AMAZING guests but can't stand the shtick so I don't listen long.
 
2021-01-18 7:58:56 PM  
Before I retired I loved Coverville (https://www.coverville.com/ ).

What's funny is now that I don't have one of those pesky job things I listen to a lot more mellow stuff.  Out:  Nevermore, Metallica, Megadeth, etc.  In:  Amplifier, Camel, Caravan, Haken.

Before retiring I listened to music 8-10 hours a day (30 minutes each way driving to/from work, then 8 hours a day coding).  Now, I seldom listen to music.  When I do I have more than enough stuff I remember and love such that I don't look for new stuff.

/ Obsidian Tide
// Yeah, I do still find new stuff
/// Send some love to Obsidian Tide, they're a good band that could use the love
 
2021-01-18 8:16:37 PM  
If you like role-playing humor I'd recommend
Dragon Friends https://thedragonfriends.com/episodes​/​podcast/
Dungeons and Daddies (not a BDSM podcast) https://www.dungeonsanddaddies.com/
 
2021-01-18 8:25:05 PM  
"The Drive" Peter Attia

Lex Fridman

Jocko Willink

Bret Weinstein Dark Horse

Big fan of the longform discussion. So many good ones.
 
2021-01-18 9:27:31 PM  
If you like weird
Lore
American Shadows
Noble blood is really good. Behind the scenes bonkers stuff about royalty
True Crime I can't recommend crimetown enough both seasons are great.
 
2021-01-18 10:34:39 PM  
"Time Suck" is a mostly history podcast that can be fun but gets a little too in-jokey sometimes
"You're Wrong About" and "Maintenance Phase" are both good, as seen above
"99% Invisible" talks about all of the designs around that you don't notice. They did an interesting episode on Craftsman houses
"The Constant" makes me laugh out loud. Its tagline is "a history of getting things wrong." I
"Under the Influence" is all about advertising and how it can go so right...or so wrong
 
2021-01-18 11:04:29 PM  
https://www.mydadwroteaporno.com/

It's on Spotify and is funny as hell. If you thought 50 Shadeshad bad writing, wait until you experience the stylings of Rocky Flintstone, the nom de plume of the host's father.
 
2021-01-19 12:18:21 AM  
Bantering Buds.
 
2021-01-19 2:04:13 AM  
I really like the History of English language podcast.

As the title says, there is a little linguistics and etymology, but the main focus is on early European History. I'm at episode 29 of maybe 150 (the Anglo-Saxon invasion of British shores in the 5th century) and I already lament the end of the series.
 
2021-01-19 9:22:52 AM  
I see some Dan Carlin up above, but if perhaps you want a different flavor of historical podcast

https://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/​
Because who doesn't want some Roman History

https://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/​r​evolutions_podcast/
Because who doesn't want a revolution or 10?
 
2021-01-19 10:40:53 AM  
I'll throw in The Dollop (which is starting to get a little bit political, though I understand why) skip the first 10 minutes as it's all commercials.

Unspooled: one of the people from How Did This Get Made mentioned above and another go over the top 100 films of the 20th century, and then on to more movies. Moderately interesting movie trivia and guests.

The Amp Hour if you're into electronics and manufacturing and cool "Maker" type guests.

I just use the things to cover the ringing in my ears mostly.
 
2021-01-19 1:50:41 PM  
Anyone who is interested in the Iditarod, or huskys:
Husky Talk Podcast - Iditarod
 
2021-01-19 5:41:41 PM  
I can't get into podcasts and I'm never in the car or doing anything long enough to actually listen to any.

One time on a drive recently I tried to listen to the MTV VJ podcast, and found it insufferable.

So I guess podcasts are just not for me
 
2021-01-20 12:00:18 AM  

buntz: I can't get into podcasts and I'm never in the car or doing anything long enough to actually listen to any.

One time on a drive recently I tried to listen to the MTV VJ podcast, and found it insufferable.

So I guess podcasts are just not for me


Some of the shorter casts are good for when you're doing dishes or shoveling/mowing the lawn. "The Way I Heard It" by Mike Rowe is a modern version of the Paul Harvey show and runs about 12 minutes. Maybe give that a try.
 
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