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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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

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

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

do i need a different kind of newsreader?

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


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


s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 15:18 (thirteen 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


Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Wednesday, 14 November 2018 07:10 (one month ago) Permalink

“The Joe Rogan Experience,” in which the bluff comedian interviews public figures

surely they meant "buff comedian"

President Keyes, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 14:32 (one month ago) Permalink

surely they meant "unintentional comedian"

the Stanley Kubrick of testicular torsion (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 14 November 2018 14:33 (one month ago) Permalink

w2g kingfish!

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 14 November 2018 14:34 (one month ago) Permalink

pocket casts (ios) has had a major update which is 20% improvements and 80% fuckups

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 15 November 2018 11:14 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah it's like all these added clicks to do anything

President Keyes, Thursday, 15 November 2018 14:36 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm really REALLY late to this but I'm finally making my way through Mike Duncan's "Revolutions" and it's fantastic. It's so hard to make a solo podcast interesting, especially with such dense historical material, but he has an incredible knack for making it digestible and entertaining without dumbing anything down, while never getting on your nerves even if you listen for hours at a time. Not so easy!

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Thursday, 15 November 2018 18:35 (one month ago) Permalink

New Pocketcasts doesn't separate unwatched/downloaded episodes from the rest of them, that's a dealbreaker.

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 15 November 2018 20:37 (one month ago) Permalink

the only interesting new feature is the ability to look at your listening history, which is kind of staggering

President Keyes, Thursday, 15 November 2018 20:39 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm too lazy to transfer everything to another podcast app, so it just made me clean up my subs - I haven't listened to an episode of WTF in over a year, the 25 I had downloaded probably weren't going to suddenly become more interesting.

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 15 November 2018 21:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Goddamn pocketcast. First downcast break, now this one

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Thursday, 15 November 2018 22:59 (one month ago) Permalink

why everyone doesn't use castro is just beyond me

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 15 November 2018 23:21 (one month ago) Permalink


I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 15 November 2018 23:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Jesus I have no idea how to unsubscribe to a podcast on pocketcast now

President Keyes, Friday, 16 November 2018 02:36 (one month ago) Permalink

i like Downcast.

tobo73, Friday, 16 November 2018 04:02 (one month ago) Permalink

had a good laugh at this

Michael F Gill, Friday, 16 November 2018 04:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Why should I switch from Overcast to Castro? PITCH ME TRACER.

Alba, Friday, 16 November 2018 06:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Simon have you listened to age of napoleon? Way better than revolutions imo (and chapo approved although do not start with this episode https://overcast.fm/+Iw3kE63mU)

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 16 November 2018 06:58 (one month ago) Permalink

I imagine Revolutions is also Chapo approved since they interviewed Mike Duncan

President Keyes, Friday, 16 November 2018 13:25 (one month ago) Permalink

I've heard both - - I find Mike easier to listen to at length but I might give AoN another crack later.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 16 November 2018 13:47 (one month ago) Permalink

there's a related podcast I've been meaning to check out called Second Decade that covers the years 1810-1820

President Keyes, Friday, 16 November 2018 13:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah that’s on my list too. Revolutions didn’t click for me but I only listened to the first episode which was very meta. I should give it another go.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:58 (one month ago) Permalink

ok, revolutions is good. i couldn't get into his rome podcast. he's very much "and then what happened was... and then what happened was..." narrative style, and for something as uninteresting to me as rome that's a real slog. but the content is more interesting to me here.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 17 November 2018 17:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah if you're not interested in Rome I wouldn't recommend listening to hundreds of hours of episodes about it.

President Keyes, Saturday, 17 November 2018 20:44 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm excited for his take on Russia. obviously.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Saturday, 17 November 2018 20:48 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Been doing Slow Burn S2 which is about the Clinton scandals. Fascinating listening but can’t say it improves my opinion of him much.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 2 December 2018 02:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

agree. makes me re-appreciate Monica, in that I recognized a lot of myself in her “silly girly behaviour” that is basically kinda “early twenties” but in a much bigger spotlight on a way bigger stage

also that linda tripp interview was something

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 2 December 2018 02:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Slate is doing a Ruby Ridge series and I still could give a fuck what happened to Weaver

President Keyes, Sunday, 2 December 2018 04:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I am listening to that one too. that sociologist who interviewed The Order was about as creepy as the people he was studying imo

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 2 December 2018 05:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Finished it and p convinced now that both Broaderick's and Jones's stories are true. Would be nice if he also finally faced an investigation into all those trips he made to Jeffrey Epstein's island, now that that slime is back in the news again.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 3 December 2018 22:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Neyfakh's observation about that one little detail in Paula Jones's story impressed me -- the fact that it was very unlikely she would make up a story in which he said "I don't wanna make you do anything you don't want to do"

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 3 December 2018 22:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Have started listening to The Rialto Report, history of the golden age of porn - interviews w key players etc. There’s an episode on Linda Lovelace that is p interesting.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 04:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was just moments away from checking out The Rialto Report. Someone on Twitter recommended the episode on Avon Films, which I guess is the Linda Lovelace one you mention

Josefa, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 04:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i really need some podcast recommendations. i'm going to be doing a lot of mindless computer work over the next few months, and i've already exhausted the "dear prudence" catalogue. <3 daniel ortberg

science, philosophy, art history, music history, literary history, history in general all good. can't do mainstream politics. npr tone tends to grate on me. something with a deep catalogue, preferably free.

macropuente (map), Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:55 (one week ago) Permalink

the dollop? radiolab? in our time?

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:56 (one week ago) Permalink

also i wanna stan for relentless picnic even though it's even whiter than that list. it's a little intense but lots of history and lots of friendly intellectual egging-on

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:58 (one week ago) Permalink

thumbs up, thanks

macropuente (map), Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:58 (one week ago) Permalink

i'm very podcast-illiterate

macropuente (map), Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:58 (one week ago) Permalink

cosign the dollop, v good fun

revolutions is a good history one, deep catalog

cocaine & rhinestones - country music deep dive, long eps, not a huge catalog but def worthwhile

secret history of hollywood: good catalog, LONG episodes which i love, beautifully researched

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 6 December 2018 04:56 (one week ago) Permalink

This Is Actually Happening
Hear Be Monsters
Everything Is Stories
Why Won’t You Date Me
99% Invisible
How To Be A Girl
are some of my non-true crime favs

just1n3, Thursday, 6 December 2018 05:59 (one week ago) Permalink

*HERE Be Monsters, sorry

just1n3, Thursday, 6 December 2018 06:00 (one week ago) Permalink

I try to keep an updated list on my blog (quartzcity.net). Whittling it down some:

99% Invisible
All In The Mind
Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything
Cocaine & Rhinestones
Desert Oracle Radio
Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio
Outside Podcast
Skylight Books
The Agony Column
The Antarctic Sun Podcast
The Memory Palace
The Social Engineer Podcast
The Trap Set
This Is Actually Happening
This Week in Parasitism
Uncontrolled Airspace
You Can't Eat The Sunshine
You Must Remember This

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 6 December 2018 06:21 (one week ago) Permalink

I was just moments away from checking out The Rialto Report. Someone on Twitter recommended the episode on Avon Films, which I guess is the Linda Lovelace one you mention

My mistake, these are two different episodes, but I like the style of this pod and will come back for more

I've been enjoying We're Just Here to Help, which is political roundup with humor. One host grew up in Russia and the other in Iran, so they have lots of insights into totaliatarianism, how it grows and functions and so on

If you're at all interested in the music business Andrew Loog Oldham's Sounds and Vision has been quite juicy through four episodes so far

Josefa, Thursday, 6 December 2018 14:42 (one week ago) Permalink

literary history

I'd like to find more podcasts on this. I listen to Literature and History (so far he's covered from Sumerian cuneiform texts up to Roman literature) and Literary Hangover (fairly new podcast, American lit from a leftist perspective.)

There are several others I've heard of but haven't dived into:
The Canon Ball (reading through Harold Bloom's Western Canon list)
The History of Literature
American Writers One Hundred Pages at a Time

President Keyes, Thursday, 6 December 2018 14:44 (one week ago) Permalink

The Canon Ball is very good (nb I know the guys who make it).

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 6 December 2018 16:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Backlisted is a good literature podcast, albeit it's less about critical acumen and more about thralldom. It's good for discovering things that have slipped out of print, been ignored etc. All relative to your knowledge of literature, of course.

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Slightly Foxed has a podcast along the same lines I think--only one episode so far

President Keyes, Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:43 (one week ago) Permalink

enjoying relentless picnic, thanks for the recommendation tracer

macropuente (map), Thursday, 6 December 2018 18:30 (one week ago) Permalink

i know it's like just people listing podcasts they enjoy, but i'm really grateful for all these recommendations. i was feeling like the endless solitary hours of document grabbing i need to do for $ was becoming this heavy weight around my neck, and now it feels much more manageable.

macropuente (map), Friday, 7 December 2018 03:41 (one week ago) Permalink

I have a boring ass job too and a few enthralling eps of a podcast can really speed the day along

just1n3, Friday, 7 December 2018 07:53 (one week ago) Permalink

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