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« on: August 09, 2018, 07:38:40 am »
I am turning to podcast more and more for entertainment/learning.

What is on your list of ones you look forward to dropping in you feed?  I am falling out of love with some of my long term listens in my feed and am looking for some fresh listens.  Would especially like a short daily general baseball podcast. 

Here is my list:
Houston Astros Podcast (repeat of the pregame show and some interview sound bites & highlights)
Revisionist History - Gladwell is a master story teller
Freakanomics -
The Holy Post - Faith & Culture

Just started listening to "Dan Carlin's Hardcore History" My friend who recommended it said it requires commitment.  I saw what he meant when I downloaded the first episode and it was 4.5 hours.  It was almost like a mix of an audible book and a great history lecture.  The episode I just listened to discussed who Japanese cultural dynamics lead to their involvement in the war with China starting in 37 and ultimately their involvement in WWII. 


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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 08:51:13 am »
I've got a few in rotation

Shutdown Fullcast - the college football weirdos from Every Day Should Be Saturday
How Did This Get Made? - three comedians picking apart bad movies.  Not MST3K style (in that they don't watch the movie live), but same sort of humor.
Mortification of Spin - Presbyterian curmudgeons
Cultivated - intersection of faith, work and art (though this week's guest was an All-Pro RB)

I tried to get into Lima Time Time, but it's just too slapdash and desperately in need of editing/preparation.
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 08:55:36 am »
99% Invisible -- cool stories about the ways design impacts life.
The Memory Palace -- just great storytelling of real-life events.
Presidential -- a Washington Post series, with one episode per president through U.S. history.
The Soundtrack Show -- in-depth discussion of great movie soundtracks.
Twenty Thousand Hertz -- the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 08:56:19 am »
I have a love/hate relationship with Effectively Wild, a daily baseball podcast, in that there are two hosts and one of them I love and the other I hate, but it’s generally worthwhile.

I’ve stopped listening to it for the most part, but I still think On The Media is an extraordinarily well-done, information and analysis rich weekly hour.

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 09:22:30 am »
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/podcasts/caliphate-isis-rukmini-callimachi.html

Through about 4 episodes and it is excellent.  Rukmini is also a great twitter follow.

A few others.
NPR Fresh Air
American Fiasco which retells the story of the 1998 USMNT disaster, hosted by Roger Bennett is really interesting
This American Life, has some great stories
Men in Blazers is enjoyable during the EPL season
 

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 09:23:34 am »
I have a love/hate relationship with Effectively Wild, a daily baseball podcast, in that there are two hosts and one of them I love and the other I hate, but it’s generally worthwhile.

I’ve stopped listening to it for the most part, but I still think On The Media is an extraordinarily well-done, information and analysis rich weekly hour.
I stopped listening to EW after Sam Miller left. Just isn't the same without him.

Wouldn't be a podcast thread without someone recommending Mike Duncan's History of Rome (long since ended) or Revolutions, so I'll toss those out there.

I'll also recommend The Age of Napoleon for the history buffs out there. It's a good biography, but it's also an interesting exploration of the circumstances allowing for Napoleon's rise. I think it's the guy's first podcast, so the narration and recording aren't professional grade, but it's very good overall.

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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 10:34:11 am »
Slight plug, I've guest hosted on a craft beer podcast called The Beerists a few times. It's a craft beer review podcast. Drink 5 or 6 beers and review them.

They have recorded 330+ episodes, and have been around for 6+ years.

The podcast is really great if you like craft beer and nonsense in equal amounts.

If you're interested, I can be found in episode 320, 322, and 330.

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 10:40:20 am »
I don't listen to many podcasts but one that has stuck with me is the Chris Miles Money Show.   

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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 10:47:49 am »
The only one I listen to consistently is Hardcore History which I learned about years ago from this website (Gizzmonic I think).

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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 11:41:05 am »
Dont do many baseball podcasts other than the occasional one by fangraphs or similar.

I love listening to history podcasts. I've listened to the history of rome beginning to end 3 times now, it's like that good book you just keep going back to, for me.

Revolutions by the same guy mike Duncan is really good also. I especially enjoyed his covering of the Haitian revolution as I knew nothing about it beforehand.

The history of byzantium by robin Pearson, he picks up where the history of rome ended. It's kind of rough in places and isn't nearly as good as tHoR but it's not bad.

I've recently started listening to the history of ancient Greece but I'm not far enough into it to give a recommendation.

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 03:29:11 pm »
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/podcasts/caliphate-isis-rukmini-callimachi.html

Through about 4 episodes and it is excellent.  Rukmini is also a great twitter follow.

A few others.
NPR Fresh Air
American Fiasco which retells the story of the 1998 USMNT disaster, hosted by Roger Bennett is really interesting
This American Life, has some great stories
Men in Blazers is enjoyable during the EPL season


Literally listening to this right now (on Ep 6). I was a very casual soccer person at the time but I recognize a lot of the names and I remember that World Cup.

I'm not a huge podcast person but I try to squeeze them in when I think about it.

Stuff You Should Know is a great one that requires no real commitment. I just check in on the topics that interest me.

American History Tellers  takes a documentary-like approach to historical events. I've only listened to their four-part series on the Space Race.

The Ringer has a bunch of podcasts but I'll usually check out the Rewatchables when they do a movie I liked.

If you were ever a huge West Wing fan then The West Wing Weekly is a fun way to revisit the series.

Skeptics Guide to the Universe can be interesting (they cover science topics), but my attention span for podcats usually wanes after an hour so I don't listen as much anymore.

StarTalk (Neil deGrasse Tyson) would be great if he didn't have that awful comedian sidekick Chuck Nice, who adds nothing to the show. I had to tap out on it because of him.

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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2018, 04:37:15 pm »
With the Premier League about to return, we also have the return of The Guardians award-winning "Football Weekly" (and Football Weekly Extra) podcast.  Basically a selection of regular and guest football journalists opining on all things football, mostly Premier League but European Leagues too.  Consistently amusing and informative in equal measure.
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2018, 04:39:14 pm »
With the Premier League about to return, we also have the return of The Guardians award-winning "Football Weekly" (and Football Weekly Extra) podcast.  Basically a selection of regular and guest football journalists opining on all things football, mostly Premier League but European Leagues too.  Consistently amusing and informative in equal measure.
With fulham back in the prem, I'll definitely be checking this out

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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2018, 06:21:31 pm »
I stopped listening to EW after Sam Miller left. Just isn't the same without him.

Wouldn't be a podcast thread without someone recommending Mike Duncan's History of Rome (long since ended) or Revolutions, so I'll toss those out there.

I'll also recommend The Age of Napoleon for the history buffs out there. It's a good biography, but it's also an interesting exploration of the circumstances allowing for Napoleon's rise. I think it's the guy's first podcast, so the narration and recording aren't professional grade, but it's very good overall.

Yeah, I was devastated when Sam left. Jeff Sullivan’s verbal butterfly makes me want to scratch my ears out.

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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 10:10:08 am »
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/podcasts/caliphate-isis-rukmini-callimachi.html

Through about 4 episodes and it is excellent.  Rukmini is also a great twitter follow.

A few others.
NPR Fresh Air
American Fiasco which retells the story of the 1998 USMNT disaster, hosted by Roger Bennett is really interesting
This American Life, has some great stories
Men in Blazers is enjoyable during the EPL season

This American Life producer Brian Reed, also has a podcast called S-Town that is so interesting and captivating.
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2018, 10:54:36 am »
This American Life producer Brian Reed, also has a podcast called S-Town that is so interesting and captivating.

I binged that one a few months ago. Crazy ass story, and really engaging.
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2018, 11:02:18 am »
I binged that one a few months ago. Crazy ass story, and really engaging.
We were binging it on a drive to El Paso, and my dumb ass thought it was fiction through the first episode.  "These characters really aren't real, are they."

I enjoyed it.

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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2018, 11:12:10 am »
We were binging it on a drive to El Paso, and my dumb ass thought it was fiction through the first episode.  "These characters really aren't real, are they."

I enjoyed it.

Even knowing it was non-fiction, it was hard to believe that it was a true story.
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2018, 11:21:01 am »
I've enjoyed several fiction podcasts - if that appeals at all, highly recommend Homecoming (with Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer) and Limetown.
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2018, 11:23:29 am »
I enjoyed Homecoming as well, but it kind of just ended with me expecting more.