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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2018, 05:35:56 am »
This American Life producer Brian Reed, also has a podcast called S-Town that is so interesting and captivating.
I really enjoyed it until (spoiler alert) the deaths of the main character. At that point it made me uncomfortable because of the intimate details of his life they were sharing. I saw recently the man’s estate has sued them.
https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/07/lawsuit_claims_s-town_exploiti.html


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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2018, 08:54:08 am »
Hidden Brain is my favorite. It explores the whys behind what people do.
https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510308/hidden-brain

Car Talk makes me laugh the whole way. It’s not being made anymore, of course, but it is timeless.
https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510208/car-talk
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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2018, 12:40:34 pm »
Hidden Brain is my favorite. It explores the whys behind what people do.
https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510308/hidden-brain

Car Talk makes me laugh the whole way. It’s not being made anymore, of course, but it is timeless.
https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510208/car-talk

I have enjoyed hidden brain for some time.

I also started a new true crime podcast today that my daughter recommended:  Up and Vanished  I can tell it is one I am going to binge.
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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2018, 01:58:36 pm »
I recommend The Sporkful, which started out as a whimsical over-analysis of the best way to enjoy foods but has transformed into food as an analysis of the human condition.  The two part Searching for the Aleppo Sandwich is absolutely brilliant, as is the series Other People's Food which examines race, identity, multiculturalism and the boundaries between cultural assimilation and appropriation through food.

For whimsy I like Deadspin's Deadcast
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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2018, 11:03:54 am »
I recommend, Fall of a Titan, Sports Illustrated's first true crime podcast investigates the death of Steve McNair. The first episode hooked me.
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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2018, 11:37:37 am »
I recommend, Fall of a Titan, Sports Illustrated's first true crime podcast investigates the death of Steve McNair. The first episode hooked me.

Listened to the first episode yesterday, it has potential.  Not a huge fan of the voice/style of the guy who is narrating tho.   
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« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2018, 03:47:07 pm »
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.

So it’s like Drunk History.  Without the history. 
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« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2018, 02:01:38 pm »
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« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2018, 03:38:20 pm »
New one from SB Nation: It Seemed Smart.  Basically, it looks at episodes of cheating in sports.  First episode is about Joey Albert Belle's corked bat and the hijinks that ensued afterwards.
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« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2018, 06:42:41 pm »
Listened to the first episode yesterday, it has potential.  Not a huge fan of the voice/style of the guy who is narrating tho.
I usually listen to podcasts when I doing a mindless task so I can take in the most of the story without being distracted. Which I easily am. Look, a shiny thing... anyway.. where was I. Oh yeah, I listened to it while grocery shopping Saturday, so I didn't notice his pacing or tonality. Now it will probably bug me next time because I'll be listening for it. Hopefully, the content will overcome.
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« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2018, 06:49:00 pm »
When I win the lottery tonight, I’m gonna start a podcast about what it’s like to be a crazy rich motherfucker.
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« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2018, 07:35:58 pm »
When I win the lottery tonight, I’m gonna start a podcast about what it’s like to be a crazy rich motherfucker.
If you don't win, you could still go for the crazy motherfucker angle.
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« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2018, 09:05:36 pm »
If you don't win, you could still go for the crazy motherfucker angle.

Funding is harder to come by for that.
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« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2018, 11:12:53 am »
Funding is harder to come by for that.

Most of it goes to the President.


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« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2018, 07:27:32 pm »
So it’s like Drunk History.  Without the history.

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« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2018, 09:54:52 am »
I have started listening to Maddow's podcast about Spiro Agnew.  It's quite fascinating and a little scary.  The reality behind Agnew's ousting from the Vice Presidency is far more dark, and the actual crimes involved far more serious, than the smokescreen of "financial misconduct".  It's like saying Bernie Madoff was guilty of "accounting irregularities".
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« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2018, 10:34:29 am »
I have started listening to Maddow's podcast
Somehow, I knew that.

I'll have to check it out. I listen to her TV show on occasion but I can't watch it because her nervous ticks and weird facial expressions totally freak me out.
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« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2018, 11:58:49 am »
Somehow, I knew that.

I'll have to check it out. I listen to her TV show on occasion but I can't watch it because her nervous ticks and weird facial expressions totally freak me out.

It’s got very high production value.  Like “Serial”, but the subject is more guilty than you thought, not less. 
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« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2019, 09:42:53 am »
Yeah, I was devastated when Sam left. Jeff Sullivan’s verbal butterfly makes me want to scratch my ears out.

Miller's back. Sullivan got hired by the Rays. The setup is now Lindbergh as host, with Miller and Meg Rowley (of Fangraphs) as alternating co-hosts. Today's episode has the Astros season preview—nothing all that enlightening, but a decent recap of where the team stands (or stood before the Pressly & Bregman extensions).

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« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2019, 11:33:41 am »
I recommend The Sporkful, which started out as a whimsical over-analysis of the best way to enjoy foods but has transformed into food as an analysis of the human condition.  The two part Searching for the Aleppo Sandwich is absolutely brilliant, as is the series Other People's Food which examines race, identity, multiculturalism and the boundaries between cultural assimilation and appropriation through food.

I'm enjoying this recommendation very much! Thanks for the heads up on this one. I like the Food Channel's "You're eating this wrong" show so this was a good podcast for me to follow. Downloaded it to iTunes and got into it right away. BTW - the podcast on "Other People's Food" is very good. Kicking off with Chef Bayless and his "White Chef, Mexican Food" was the hook for me.