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I'm looking for good podcasts, and podcast sites. I feel I missed out on a trend here.

Ed (dali), Monday, 4 April 2005 08:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

radio 4's "in our time" is podcast every week. although i haven't actually got round to podcasting it, i just download the mp3 every week.

i would like some good podcasts, too, though.

toby (tsg20), Monday, 4 April 2005 09:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Okay, I just started my own podcast: http://www.biglittleg.com/blog/wp-rss2.php. It's a first try, so be nice. I'm going to try to do this once a week.

Of course, I'm looking for suggestions for other podcasts as well.

Guymauve (Guymauve), Monday, 4 April 2005 14:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've downloaded that, I'll listen on the way to work tomorrow.

Ed (dali), Monday, 4 April 2005 16:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Is a podcast like an mp3 mix or something? I haven't been following this.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Monday, 4 April 2005 16:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Basically it's a radio show or mix distributed on mp3. I thought it was a bit of a daft name really, but it's become very popular and not just for music, there seems to be some speech out there too.

Ed (dali), Monday, 4 April 2005 16:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Podcasts can be pretty much anything, from straightforward music to talk to art to, well, wherever you want to go with it. Try http://www.ipodder.org or http://www.podcastalley.com for more. Not strictly for ipods or the like, but they're darn convenient that way.

Guymauve (Guymauve), Monday, 4 April 2005 16:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Another couple good places to find podcasts are at PocastHost.com, or PodcastAlley.com. PodcastAlley uses a "rating system", and PodcastHost has a searchable database and aggregated text, right on the site.

Tom Simpson, Monday, 4 April 2005 16:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Those last three posts are like a dialectic at work, or something.

Guymauve (Guymauve), Monday, 4 April 2005 16:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i couldn't figure out how to work yours, guy!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 4 April 2005 17:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

do i need a different kind of newsreader?

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 4 April 2005 17:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


Amon (eman), Monday, 4 April 2005 17:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Grab iPodderX Lite. It'll just grab the feed when you subscribe. I'm still in the trial (and error) stage with it, but it seems to work for people. Word Press is sometimes a bit fiddly with these things (and I'm using a non-WP template which makes XML a problem to read sometimes). A new one up Sunday.

Guymauve (Guymauve), Monday, 4 April 2005 17:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

This actually looks like it would be kind of fun to do, as my friends are permanently in need of Taste Correction and this would allow me to save somewhat on CDRs. But isn't bandwidth kind of prohibitively expensive? I mean, you're basically serving a gigantic MP3, right?

James.Cobo (jamescobo), Tuesday, 5 April 2005 15:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

our club is doing podcasts soon, probably me. I'll post here when we do our first one.

Ronan (Ronan), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 11:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 15:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
update, ronan?

c/n (Cozen), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 07:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


The Rock n Roll Geek show.
Plays mostly the kind of rock that's not fashionabl;e at the moment plus some punk stuff but mostly talks. He's a really genuine guy and the honesty of it, the lack of shiny gloss bullshit makes it great.

mei (mei), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 08:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i can't follow the rapid-fire german enough to understand like, any single entire sentence, but annik rubens' podcast show sounds really entertaining.

Josh (Josh), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 08:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've now made 14 podcasts, ranging from 30 minutes to an hour, in locations from Macau and Japan to Lisbon, Edinburgh and New York. Basically, everywhere I go (and I'm lucky enough to travel a lot) I mumble into an old Fujifilm F601 and make a new radio programme documenting the sounds and atmospheres of where I am.

Momus (Momus), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 08:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i know a german or two who do not look like otto dix paintings, momus

fe zaffe (fezaffe), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 09:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

anyway, podcasts with a lower case p is good but rarely updated

fe zaffe (fezaffe), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 09:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Is this seriously taking off? Do people listen to these or just make them?

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 5 July 2005 13:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


This is a friend of my roommate, i haven't listened to a lot of it but what I heard was terrifically hilarious, fun and vulgar.

-rainbow bum- (-rainbow bum-), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 15:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Anybody find anything interesting_

Super Cub (Debito), Thursday, 4 August 2005 11:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

No. Podcasting is one of the most disappointing memes of the decade, along with "war chalking"

I can't go a single day without someone saying "podcasting" but I can't find a single podcast worth listening to.

mikef (mfleming), Thursday, 4 August 2005 23:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

there are plenty of excellent podcasts, but im having a hard time finding good non-music programs. the two im subscribed to havent been updated in months

fe zaffe (fezaffe), Thursday, 4 August 2005 23:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Exactly. Of the six I posted above, I think only three are still being updated. A lot of them seem to give up once they realise it's not going to make them the next John Peel.

James Mitchell (James Mitchell), Friday, 5 August 2005 02:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

are there any old john peel broadcasts available as podcasts? i would love to hear some of those

gem (trisk), Friday, 5 August 2005 02:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I just got my husband set up with this stuff--got him a little flash-based mp3 player he can take to the gym after he syncs up his shows. I put ipodder on his computer and subscribed him to Al Franken's show on Air America and NPR's On The Media--he's a big talk radio fan. So I can't really speak to any music stuff, haven't played around with it enough.

teeny (teeny), Friday, 5 August 2005 16:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

This one by Digiki has been getting some press recently, despite only having one installment so far: http://www.maudevintage.com/castellane/digiki/polypunk/polyfeed.xml ( actual file is http://www.maudevintage.com/castellane/digiki/polypunk/POLYPUNK001.mp3 )

Hopefully he'll keep it up.

Listening to podcasts at work is better than listening to the same twenty prerecorded CDs our college radio station broadcasts over summer break.

channing, Friday, 5 August 2005 16:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

no links cuz i got all my stuff off iTunes

Firesign Theater is GREAT - they're a classic surreal stoner baby boomer comedy troupe

Simulacrum - v funny fake interviews with celebrities

Slate Magazine is hit or miss

Lukas (lukas), Friday, 5 August 2005 23:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
so what do i need to do a podcast?

my friend and i have been trying to get a radio show for ages but it's not working out

Homosexual II (Homosexual II), Friday, 30 September 2005 20:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

do it do it do it

100% Nice (nordicskilla), Friday, 30 September 2005 20:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(sorry if that was too technical for you)

100% Nice (nordicskilla), Friday, 30 September 2005 20:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

it's going to be called THE JUBILEE JOHNNY AND MORNINGSTAR MANDEE show - its going to be like, FOR KIDS

Homosexual II (Homosexual II), Friday, 30 September 2005 20:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

so what do i need to do a podcast?

A copy of Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

With the lame mp3 encoder: http://lame.sourceforge.net/ (probably comes with the Audacity download, I don't remember)

$5 a month mp3 hosting from LibSyn: http://www.libsyn.com

That's about it.

James Mitchell (James Mitchell), Friday, 30 September 2005 21:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

dont' i need like a microphone or anyything??


Homosexual II (Homosexual II), Friday, 30 September 2005 21:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

at Capone's, Brooklyn, New York

This week's podcast is DJ Jonny Sender of Konk from March 2005. Track list below.

Podcast: http://www.alldisco.net/podcast.xml

war - galaxy
fantastic aleems - hooked on your lovin'
instant funk - got my mind made up
positive force - we got the funk
happy song (bootleg edit)
eurythmics - sweet dreams
chic - good times
incredible bongo band - apache
first choice - love thang
Moody Boys
falco - machine brennt
electric mind - zwei (dub)
jago - i'm gonna go
billy frazier & friends - billy who?
Brenda and the Tabulations - Let's Go All the Way Down

Confounded (Confounded), Friday, 30 September 2005 21:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't have a clue about decent microphones. Anybody?

James Mitchell (James Mitchell), Friday, 30 September 2005 21:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

So what makes for a good podcast? And when would you listen to it? I've been tempted to do one, just to see how it would work, but I have no idea what it is that makes people download these things. And I believe that Tombot might have a point up there, that more people are probably producing these things than listening to them.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Friday, 30 September 2005 22:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hmm, I guess anything that makes audio compelling for an extended period of time: a charismatic personality, a narrative, a bunch of good songs, etc.

Listen to them... in the car? On the subway? It's basically surrogate radio for an iPod. Not so exciting, but still useful.

Confounded (Confounded), Friday, 30 September 2005 22:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

If you like sermons, there are many churches that put out their weekly sunday sermons. At the itunes store just scroll through the list of religious ones. I occasionally listen to Ref. Pres. Theological Seminary or Tenth Presbyterian Church.

Also Probe ministries ( http://www.probe.org/ ) does a pretty good and informative talk show about various topics in Christianity or society.

There some okay science ones like "Science and Society"

I've also found a few language ones. Depending on which language you want to learn you can search through itunes store directory. I got one called "HESS Chinese survial guide."

A Nairn (moretap), Saturday, 1 October 2005 02:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...
any arty film- or music-related podcasts?

how about good podcasts in french???

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Saturday, 12 August 2006 06:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I've decided to utilise the full functional capacity of mypod. At the momment only listening to those available via itunes. Currently sampling:

Radio4's Best of Today
Amnesty International
NPR's It's All Politics
New York Times Op-Ed
Rob Da Bank's Sunday Best
The Onion
Ricky Gervais

These all fairly obvious. Can anyone offer me anything a bit more off-beat and esoteric? Not that I am either of those things but i might like to be.

Uptoeleven, Monday, 20 August 2007 10:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Is Tom Ravenscroft's Channel 4 one still going?

Mark G, Monday, 20 August 2007 10:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

fuck! that was good, that. and i've forgotten all about it. arse.

grimly fiendish, Monday, 20 August 2007 17:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Sound of Young America
Jordan, Jesse Go!
Never Not Funny

jeff, Monday, 20 August 2007 17:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

R U Sirius has a show with interesting guests sometimes

zappi, Monday, 20 August 2007 18:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Following up on our two-parter on deconstructing conspiracy theory, we did an ep on teacher strikes and labor organizing(both in the PacNW and nationally)


Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Thursday, 7 March 2019 18:41 (one month ago) Permalink

can anyone recommend a deep (ideally interview w/ expert focused) podcast on natural world / nature / evolution topics?

Mordy, Friday, 8 March 2019 15:26 (one month ago) Permalink

not a podcast but Natural Histories can be really good

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 8 March 2019 15:38 (one month ago) Permalink

I just discovered Ducan Trussell's Family Hour so I'm good for like, a year

calumy (rip van wanko), Saturday, 9 March 2019 01:27 (one month ago) Permalink

iirc a lot of Duncan Trussell hate in here. I have enjoyed this podcast.

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 9 March 2019 16:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Digging Tim Heidecker's Office Hours, it is not boring. Sort of chaotic and disorganized in a fun way.

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 9 March 2019 16:26 (one month ago) Permalink

can anyone recommend a deep (ideally interview w/ expert focused) podcast on natural world / nature / evolution topics?

This may not be an exact match, but I like Fieldwork Diaries - https://www.fieldworkdiaries.com

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 9 March 2019 20:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Not precisely the right thread but christ, the latest Android Pocket Casts update is an absolute shithouse: glitchy as hell, fugly and the UI has gone backwards. Ugh.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Sunday, 10 March 2019 14:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Google Podcasts is the only app I've tried that seems simple and intuitive

calumy (rip van wanko), Sunday, 10 March 2019 15:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Guys a podcast I have been working on for literally almost a year comes out tomorrow. It feels like much of that time was spent convincing various people I work with not to can it. I'm very very proud of it but it is pretty... unusual ("weird" is the word I keep hearing) and I would love it if each and every person reading this goes and rates it/subscribes etc.

All six episodes drop tomorrow.


or indeed in the official app/website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p071wbr5/episodes/downloads

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 10 March 2019 18:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Good luck!

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Sunday, 10 March 2019 18:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Thank you!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 10 March 2019 20:28 (one month ago) Permalink

pocket casts is such a mess now, wtf are they doing

seedy ron (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 11 March 2019 05:26 (one month ago) Permalink

good to know. Will continue to not update it on Android. From reading about the update on Google Play, sounds like a lot more monetization afoot.

I wish I liked the open source Antennapod. anyone use it? I don't suppose it has become good?

maffew12, Monday, 11 March 2019 11:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Listening to your podcast now, Tracer Hand. It’s great! Very compelling and weirdly tense so far (I’m two episodes in).

alrakis morissette (tangenttangent), Monday, 11 March 2019 15:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Awesome. Rate! review! :)

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 March 2019 15:35 (one month ago) Permalink

will it be fun if I've never heard of Keith Olberman?

maffew12, Monday, 11 March 2019 15:55 (one month ago) Permalink

I hadn't heard of him but the first two episodes were entertaining and compelling indeed and made me want to find out what'll happen so I'm on for the ride!
Out of curiosity, what was your role in the series, Tracer?

willem, Monday, 11 March 2019 16:00 (one month ago) Permalink

tracer is keith olberman

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 11 March 2019 16:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Notoriously hard to work with.

Tim, Monday, 11 March 2019 16:22 (one month ago) Permalink

(I enjoyed it despite having no idea who the two main dudes in the thing were / are. But I found it a piquant little taste of the way dudes behave and interact, and the bemusement that generates in those around them.)

Tim, Monday, 11 March 2019 16:24 (one month ago) Permalink

holy crap it's Keith Olberman!

maffew12, Monday, 11 March 2019 16:25 (one month ago) Permalink

I just finished listening and will certainly rate and review. I didn’t really know of Keith Olbermann before but I found him extremely likeable. I would love if there was another series! I think there were a lot of great underlying questions about why people even form friendships and what makes a connection genuine or possible.

alrakis morissette (tangenttangent), Monday, 11 March 2019 18:34 (one month ago) Permalink

i commissioned it and acted basically as as the "exec". i am also the voice at the end of each episode!

Really glad to hear the positive reactions. It is an unusual beast and after working on something for so long it can be hard to know how it will sound to someone coming to it fresh.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 March 2019 18:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Impressed that nobody in the UK knows who Keith Olbermann is

moose; squirrel (silby), Monday, 11 March 2019 18:47 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm Canadian, and after googling his name I am very confused about what it is he does. Will listen!

maffew12, Monday, 11 March 2019 20:56 (one month ago) Permalink

he is or was on television

moose; squirrel (silby), Monday, 11 March 2019 21:23 (one month ago) Permalink

He is back on ESPN here and there but doesn't have his own show thus far.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 March 2019 22:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Odd I saw discussion of Olberman a couple of years ago on UK left-wing twitter (as a kind of not very good version of liberal Alex Jones type) and its odd to see this now - will listen and see how this shapes up.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 11 March 2019 23:14 (one month ago) Permalink

The last I saw of Keith was a piece of political commentary in which he presented 8 reasons why Trump would soon be removed from office. That was late '17 :(

calumy (rip van wanko), Monday, 11 March 2019 23:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Lol Olberman is nothing like Alex Jones
More like liberal Tucker

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Monday, 11 March 2019 23:37 (one month ago) Permalink

I googled him after above discussion and it said he stopped doing political commentary (after 187 episodes of an anti-Trump commentary show) bcz of his certainty that Trump would not finish his term, and returned to sports punditry

steven, soda jerk (sic), Monday, 11 March 2019 23:44 (one month ago) Permalink

i enjoyed him as a sports pundit (i love old clips of him & dan patrick doing sportscenter)
was not v into his political commentary but i am not v into politics anyway

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 01:24 (one month ago) Permalink

I didn’t really know of Keith Olbermann before but I found him extremely likeable

I just listened to the first episode and he sounds less sufferable than a fool

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:02 (one month ago) Permalink

I love how wildly different people feel about him in this.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 14 March 2019 03:43 (one month ago) Permalink

My take is basically the same as vegemitegirl

brimstead, Thursday, 14 March 2019 03:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Like Olbermann, as few can craft a diatribe like him. His problem is that he's preaching to a choir, and his kind of rhetoric is for a time more people are willing to die or kill for their beliefs. Its tiresome in all but the smallest doses.

contains pieces the size of a child's esophagus (Sanpaku), Thursday, 14 March 2019 06:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Deleting podcasts that have stacked up is refreshing, like throwing away New Yorkers you accept that you'll never read. Am I ever going to listen to 25 old episodes of In Our Time? Highly unlikely.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 14 March 2019 06:17 (one month ago) Permalink

like throwing away New Yorkers you accept that you'll never read.

yes! that’s precisely what it’s like

seedy ron (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 14 March 2019 09:03 (one month ago) Permalink

so freeing

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 14 March 2019 23:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah I aim to keep my listening to a certain slew of things that pace out just enough that I can enjoy listening to them without feeling like I'm either always catching up or feeling obligated. (One big reason why I wanted to aim for our podcast to be monthly -- makes much more sense in terms of the subject matter but also won't cause anyone to feel like too much of a backlog if they miss an episode or two.)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 March 2019 00:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Irish History Podcast which is 9 years old this week and took me way too long to actually get to hear. I know the presenter from the Shell2Sea camp and he references the area in one of the shows I listened to.
I guess I just haven't listened to podcasts much until recently. & part of the reason I started listening is losing the USB connection on the side of my TV meaning I can't set up watching dl/ded tv and film stuff as easily as before Xmas.

So mainly been listening to Msnbc shows as podcasts as well as Mueller She Wrote, Pod Save America,Trumpcast then last night started listening to a few other areas one on medieval travel, another on Greek Myths and one on risk assessment using the Roanoke colony as an example.

Stevolende, Friday, 15 March 2019 07:57 (one month ago) Permalink

Per history, Mike Duncan's History of Rome is a massive endeavor and one that has served what I felt podcasting has always flirted with but never quite succeeds in allowing: That I, the listener, walked away having felt a better person. Often I find myself a more enriched person, but most the knowledge is so secular or so strangely low-spectrum aspergers that I often wonder to myself whether my head is maybe filled to too much of a capacity of oddball facts that don't rate me above a child who points out a license plate being from Elsewhere.

Anyways, his length on the French Revolution is truly hitting a stride. Revolutions podcast. That's the name.

Fashion fans, I also enjoy "The Memory of... with John Galliano" , which is basically him delivering his justifications for his latest design choices with Maison Margiela. He's smart, his mannerisms and speaking style kind of amuses me kind of makes me unenthusiastic to listen to the next podcast, but it's actually a real treat to listen to an episode prior to viewing a season's collection. You gain a better understanding of the massive amounts of context designers put into clothing. Often an oversight, for better or worse against ideas of the medium.

57mg/20floz, Friday, 15 March 2019 09:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Anyone listen to Rapaport? I like the music and the “sick fsck of the week” segment. This award is earned not given.

calstars, Friday, 22 March 2019 00:25 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Been listening to
Dressed: The History of Fashion
Profiles in Eccentricity
That Record Got Me High
Irish History Podcast
Let's Talk About myths, Baby
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Human Circus, Journeys in the Medieval World

Stevolende, Saturday, 30 March 2019 19:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"This is Actually Happening" is so close to my idea of the perfect podcast that I'm amazed it exists.

rip van wanko, Thursday, 4 April 2019 21:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i have put off listening. no more!

i just started in on Gay Future and it's pretty fuckin good

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 4 April 2019 21:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

TIAH is so good. Just first person accounts of usually kinda disturbing, but always compelling, life events, with NO COMMENTARY. That's right folks, NO COMMENTARY!

rip van wanko, Thursday, 4 April 2019 21:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah I'm extremely down with narrator-less shows

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 4 April 2019 22:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've been listening to Jon Ronson's latest - The Last Days of Autumn. I generally really like him but there's something that niggles me, a sort of disconnect between his anxious, forgiving persona and the topics he explores. Which is fine when it's Alex Jones, but when it's about the more vulnerable I don't know: the presentation can seem a bit disingenuous. This might well turn out to be more about me than about him and the disconnect is ultimately his greatest strength as a journalist. Does including the 'this is making me really anxious' stuff and acknowledging that his intrusions are dangerous make the thing more authentic and justifiable?

Anyway, I'm babbling. Short version: I'm finding it very affecting, which is why I'm interrogating myself and my assumptions.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:26 (six days ago) Permalink

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