Good podcasts



  • I don't get radio reception in my garage due to the hills around me and I've been listening to Joe Rogan and Bill Burr podcasts lately while I'm down there. Anyone got any recommendations for decent podcasts ?



  • @jegga said in Good podcasts:

    I don't get radio reception in my garage due to the hills around me and I've been listening to Joe Rogan and Bill Burr podcasts lately while I'm down there. Anyone got any recommendations for decent podcasts ?

    I haven't listened for a few years, but Mark Kermode was a fantastic listen if you like movies. Educated, entertaining and passionate. Has a PhD in horror film (no, I'm not making that up).

    also, Hello to Jason Isaacs



  • Beyond Yacht Rock (from the guys who did the "Yacht Rock" web series) is a really fun countdown of made-up musical genres. Can be very funny (see the "divorce-core", "sultry rock hits", and "snake charmers" episodes).

    http://www.feralaudio.com/show/beyond-yacht-rock/?show=all

    Cum Town with Nick Mullen and Stavros Halkias is a very funny, and extremely crude, comedy hour. References a lot of internet stuff though.

    http://shoutengine.com/CumTown/

    Musical Notation is an enthusiastic and nerdy look at film scores/soundtracks.

    http://musicalnotation.libsyn.com/

    EconTalk has some interesting economics discussions.

    http://www.econtalk.org/

    Bret Easton Ellis has some great guests on his show. Talks a lot about the future (and past) of film, TV, and entertainment. B.E.E. does tend to ramble a bit. Paul Schrader was interesting on it, as were Tarantino and Alex Gibney.

    http://podcastone.com/Bret-Easton-Ellis-Podcast



  • Cheers guys, they look interesting. Rogans an interesting guy if anyones interested he interviewed Lance Armstrong for a couple of hours and that was quite different to what I expected.



  • Malcom Gladwell stuff is interesting, although it's tough to have on just in the background

    http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes



  • Freakonomics is a must.
    the bugle is probably the greatest podcast of all time but has gone downhill since the departure of John Oliver. Old episodes are great. Might be a bit too "left" for you
    Planet Money
    Serial is excellent. So far they've done 2 seasons, essentially as the title suggests, each season is a single story across multiple episodes
    This American life is i think the most listened podcast in the world, can be a bit tree huggy at times but they have their moments
    Irriligiousophy is great if you're an atheist. Some fun bible and American founding father takedowns.



  • @MajorRage said in Good podcasts:

    Malcom Gladwell stuff is interesting, although it's tough to have on just in the background

    http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes

    Got two of his books in the queue to read, outliers and blink I think. I don't know anything about him other than he looks like the sort of person I would find immensely irritating in the flesh.

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  • @Voltron said in Good podcasts:

    Freakonomics is a must.
    the bugle is probably the greatest podcast of all time but has gone downhill since the departure of John Oliver. Old episodes are great. Might be a bit too "left" for you
    Planet Money
    Serial is excellent. So far they've done 2 seasons, essentially as the title suggests, each season is a single story across multiple episodes
    This American life is i think the most listened podcast in the world, can be a bit tree huggy at times but they have their moments
    Irriligiousophy is great if you're an atheist. Some fun bible and American founding father takedowns.

    Don't mind hearing from the left if they are able to make me understand their point of view and/or challenge my own. Have huge issue with lefties who approach life with the attitude of "this is what I think if you don't feel the same way you must be a misogynist/racist/redneck/shill/far right nutjob etc etc etc".



  • @jegga The bugle is very much the embryonic beginnings of Olivers "last week tonight" so if you enjoy that it's certainly worth checking out.



  • Rubin Report.



  • Jegga did you ever take Rogans advice and lisren to Dan Carlins history casts?

    I did and while I lost about 2 days, by christ I feel educated on the first world war!

    Very good



  • Agree with @Tim about Bret Easton Ellis. The Tarantino interview was great, although I notice that doesn't seem to be on itunes anymore? Alec Baldwin's 'Here's the Thing' gets some pretty good conversations.

    If you like 80's & 90's movies I recommend 'How Did This Get Made?'. It's pretty fantastic.

    I like Rogan's podcast but I have to be very selective. There must be well over 10 hours a week of content from him, right?



  • @Siam said in Good podcasts:

    Jegga did you ever take Rogans advice and lisren to Dan Carlins history casts?

    I did and while I lost about 2 days, by christ I feel educated on the first world war!

    Very good

    No, sounds good. I think this was the one I was listening to the other day, cover the origins of burning man , its tie in with fight club and how they are using MDMA as a way of treating PTSD.

    http://podcasts.joerogan.net/podcasts/duncan-trussell-13



  • @Milk Yeah, How did this get made is a fun listen.





  • Lance Armstrong's podcast has been really good with some interesting guests. Very honest and up front. I was never an Armstrong fan (cheating bastard) but after listening to his podcast - respect! This bloke is a winner.

    http://theforwardpodcast.libsyn.com/



  • @GagaBoy said in Good podcasts:

    Lance Armstrong's podcast has been really good with some interesting guests. Very honest and up front. I was never an Armstrong fan (cheating bastard) but after listening to his podcast - respect! This bloke is a winner.

    http://theforwardpodcast.libsyn.com/

    Interesting hearing him talk after his massive fall from grace and as Rogan pointed out a lot of other admitted drug cheats are still in the record books while he's been removed.

    Still this he's a fluffybunny though.



  • Well, I think Armstrong himself summed it up pretty well in Rogan's podcast. Rogan was trying to justify/explain/normalise the cheating a little, and Armstrong said that people might have been able to get over the cheating, but how he aggressively went after his whistle blowers is something they can't get over.



  • I've good things about this one:

    https://www.acast.com/mydadwroteaporno

    "Imagine if your Dad wrote a dirty book. Most people would try to ignore it and pretend it had never happened - but not Jamie Morton. Instead, he's decided to read it to the world in this brand new comedy podcast. With the help of his friends, James Cooper and BBC Radio 1's Alice Levine, Jamie will be reading a chapter a week and discovering more about his father than he ever bargained for."





  • @Tim said in Good podcasts:

    Latest Cumtown episode is good.

    Do you learn to ignore the Stavros laugh?

    I like Mullen when he's been a guest on Legion of Skanks or the various O&A related shows but I can't stand that Stavros laugh



  • Radiolab have some decent ones but they are short, I'd be interested in what others think of this because I think in one way or another it is in our future and it has pretty huge ramifications .

    http://www.radiolab.org/story/update-eye-sky/



  • @Duluth I actually like Stav. I find enthusiasm infectious. I love that he enquires of every woman mentioned if "they have nice big titties?"

    I understand that a lot of people are put off by his cackle though. Guess I just got used to it fast.

    Cousin Ralph is my favourite character.



  • @Duluth BTW, at least listen to Mullen's trolling of Garrett Wang (Voyager's Harry Kim) on the episode linked above.



  • @Siam said in Good podcasts:

    Jegga did you ever take Rogans advice and lisren to Dan Carlins history casts?

    I did and while I lost about 2 days, by christ I feel educated on the first world war!

    Very good

    Second vote for Carlin, the one about the mongols was a cracking listen too, was free when I got it, but his stuff sometimes charges

    http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/

    538 does a good, pretty even handed, weekly US politics podcast -

    http://www.espn.com/espnradio/podcast/archive?id=14554755

    Chapo Trap house is probably best described as US poltics for anarchists, they take an entertaining shit on pretty much everyone -

    https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/6qdgr-3f7a3/Chapo+Trap+House



  • @Tim said in Good podcasts:

    @Duluth I actually like Stav. I find enthusiasm infectious. I love that he enquires of every woman mentioned if "they have nice big titties?"

    I understand that a lot of people are put off by his cackle though. Guess I just got used to it fast.

    Just listened. It sounds like they keep him lower in the mix. I wonder if he's nervous on other shows too, he seemed to cackle a lot less here.



  • The podcast guest I cannot stand is Jim Norton. Dumb as shit, and not even remotely funny.



  • @Tim said in Good podcasts:

    The podcast guest I cannot stand is Jim Norton. Dumb as shit, and not even remotely funny.

    He's uneven. He's brilliant when sitting with someone he likes (Colin Quinn, Cumia, Gervais or going back a few years Patrice O'Neal)
    But he gets weirdly passive aggressive with some comics, like when Mullen was on his radio show.



  • @Duluth Fair play, I'll have to give him another chance.

    BTW, what's your favourite Sam Hyde bit?



  • If you like history then the History Extra Podcast is good. It focuses on one or two topics per episode and is usually a chat with a historian who's written a book about the topic.

    Good for finding out new info from a broad range of topics.

    One warning is that the presenters are pretty dry so if you like Carlin's style be warned it's quite different.

    http://www.historyextra.com/podcasts

    If you like movies then Empire Magazine podcast is good.



  • @Tim said in Good podcasts:

    BTW, what's your favourite Sam Hyde bit?

    Have I admitted to enjoying his stuff or was that a guess?

    I understand why people either love or hate 'world peace' but he shouldn't have attracted so much hatred. Particularly disappointing were the other comics that campaigned to get it cancelled.

    Whats good? I enjoy his rants. Kickstarter TV has some good moments. Thats where he breaks down various kickstarter projects that are based on entitlement or delusions of grandeur (such as the feminist cycle trip to the middle east that would ultimately end with a spoken word performance to educate people about her experiences)

    The MDE skit Moms is brutal. I can understand why most people would hate it though

    His standup (delivered terribly) is about getting a pearl clutching reaction. The cunty jokes are only part of the bit.. the audience reaction is just as important

    Even 'Jews Rock' I find funny. Making fun of the people who truely believe he's a racist, who then must bow before his jewish masters at Adult Swim



  • @Duluth Just a guess.

    World Peace wasn't my thing, but some of his stuff cracks me up. I loved KSTV.

    I think my favourite bit (more to think about than to laugh at immediately) is when he takes fantasies of morally justified violence and takes them to a ludicrous extreme with ... Lena Dunham. e.g. "If I was put in a self-defence situation by Lena Dunham where I had to defend my life, and the lives of family, from her, I would ..." and goes on to describe beating her in absurdly graphic detail.



  • @Duluth said in Good podcasts:

    I understand why people either love or hate 'world peace' but he shouldn't have attracted so much hatred. Particularly disappointing were the other comics that campaigned to get it cancelled.

    Yeah, that was really annoying. Especially all the lame dipshits who tried to get more cred by taking potshots at him. You just know that they've posted the "love that memory/cheap lambrusco wine" memes a million times as well.





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  • Good podcast on Joe Rogans site with Sam and Dan Harris.
    Spoke about a lot of our off topic topics.
    3 hours long- good for a flight or long drive



  • I listened to my first Joe Rogan podcast as he was interviewing the director Kevin Smith.

    Fuck me it was terrible, they were just two stoners babbling bullshit for 3 hours.



  • @Nepia

    Rogan is unlistenable if he has a fellow stoner on. He'll talk for hours about how monkeys came down from the trees and evolved into man after they discovered lsd

    The long format only works if the guest is interesting and Rogan respects their view and lets them speak. So about 1 in every 20 episodes



  • @Nepia said in Good podcasts:

    I listened to my first Joe Rogan podcast as he was interviewing the director Kevin Smith.

    Fuck me it was terrible, they were just two stoners babbling bullshit for 3 hours.

    That one sucked for a variety of reasons, the ones with Duncan Trussle and Ari Shaffir tend to be the same if not worse. The dinosaur guy is pretty tedious .

    The one Siam mentioned was good, in part way through the one with Flores talking about coyotes , it's actually pretty interesting . The best so far I reckon is probably the one with Jordan Peterson.

    Did anyone check out the radio lab one I mentioned?



  • @Nepia yeah, you make a good point. His Lance Armstrong one was great I thought. but then I've listened to a few others, and the MMA ones are good, but any of the others are pretty dull.

    I got 10 minutes into one with a pro marijuana guy and turned it off. I don't like stoner stuff at all - they are right up there with anti-vaccers, vegetarians and born-agains for me.


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