Podcasts - Good, bad, ugly?

Edna20Edna20 DCPosts: 1,322 ✭✭✭✭✭
Ok, there was a thread about audiobooks and podcasts came up, I didn't want to thread jack. Who listens to them and what do you recommend?

I've listened to -

Serial - awesome

This American Life - just started to listen on occasion, don't follow it regularly. Found a station that streams them and I listen in the morning before I'm ready to focus on work.

My Dad Wrote a Porno - if you haven't listened to this, DO IT. DO IT NOW!!! It had me in tears.

The Black Tapes - this one was OK, but I stopped listening because I'm a wussy and it got too scary for me :smile: That is by no means to say it's scary I'm really am a wuss when it comes to that stuff. 

Others?

@Echambers other than This American Life what else do you listen to?
Team O'Donnell FTW!

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  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 9,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I listen to a lot of free podcasts on my commute using the Overcast podcast player on an iPhone:

    Cigars
    • Cigar Federation (Active, multiple per week)
    Coffee
    • Coffee Awesome (occasional interviews)
    • Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud (weekly)
    • Coffee Sprudgecast (weekly news)
    • I Brew My Own Coffee (monthly non-pro)
    • Portafilter Podcast for Coffee Professionals and Fanatics (occasional)
    • Sweet Maria's Coffee (occasional)
    Music
    • All Songs Considered (active)
    • Bluegrass Radio Show (weekly)
    • Malderor's Curated Catastrophe (Punk, etc, weekly)
    • The Music Department ('80s, occasional)
    • Riders Radio Theater (Weekly Cowboy / Comedy)
    • Sonic Subversion (semi-weekly Psych)
    • Wednesday Night Bluegrass Show (Weekly)
    Fiction
    • Escape Pod (semi-weekly Science Fiction Shorts)
    • Welcome to Night Vale (Occasional Bizarre story good for going to sleep by)
    Non-Fiction
    • The Moth Podcast (Weekly story telling)
    • Snap Judgment (Weekly story telling)
    Variety
    • Alan Watts (inactive philosophy/religion podcast)
    • Hidden Brain (Weekly)
    • SANS Internet Storm Center Daily Network Security and Information Security Podcast (Daily security)
    • The Splendid Table (Weekly food)
    • This American Life (Weekly)
    • The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor (Daily)
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  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,580 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Edna20 said:

    My Dad Wrote a **** - if you haven't listened to this, DO IT. DO IT NOW!!! It had me in tears.

    Oh my God! This made me crack up so bad!
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • Edna20Edna20 DCPosts: 1,322 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Did you listen @Wylaff? It's hysterical. And based on a real story. 
    Team O'Donnell FTW!
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,580 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I started it on the way home.
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,112 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aw, jeez, now ya got my curiosity all fired up and I don't even know what a podcast is. Mention of something as funny as you're making it sound makes me want to know more. 

    And if ya type a space between each letter of the censored word we'll be able to figure it out. Right now, My Dad Wrote a **** doesn't tell me a thing. C'mon, folks, give. I'm starved for humor....  
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 9,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My Dad Wrote A P0rno: My Dad Wrote A Porno - Series 1 Trailer
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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,112 ✭✭✭✭✭
    OKay, 'at's what I'm talkin' about. A clue!  Thanks, @Yakster. Now I think I can chase this topic down and see what, if anything, I'm missing. 
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 9,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Here's the official website, I provided an Overcast link yesterday from my phone's podcast player because it was the easiest way to get it out there and you can play the episodes from the web page but this official link probably has more info and info (I think): http://www.mydadwroteaporno.com/
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  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,580 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I can't stop laughing at this damn thing. Thanks Kelly!
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have started the cigar channels. Looking at others now to sunce i just got into them
    "I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form."
    -- Winston Churchill
  • Edna20Edna20 DCPosts: 1,322 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wylaff said:
    I can't stop laughing at this damn thing. Thanks Kelly!
    The regional sales meeting is the best! Just thinking about it makes me start laughing again. Season 2 just started, but I may go back and listen to season 1 again. 
    Team O'Donnell FTW!
  • blutattooblutattoo Posts: 1,304 ✭✭✭
    I'm partial to the Joe Rogan podcast, pretty much anything on the Ringer podcast network, and definitely love the Smoking Tire.
    I've recently tried revisionist history by malcolm gladwell, it's ok so far. 
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 9,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
     I found the black tapes to be great traveling  content. It sounds interesting and important and keep you engaged.  I'm halfway home and have finished season one i'm going to let my dad  wrote a porno take me the rest of the way there. 
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  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,580 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hardcore History. Holy crap.
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • Ryan1990Ryan1990 NCPosts: 526 ✭✭✭✭
    blutattoo said:
    I'm partial to the Joe Rogan podcast, pretty much anything on the Ringer podcast network, and definitely love the Smoking Tire.
    I've recently tried revisionist history by malcolm gladwell, it's ok so far. 
    I agree on The Ringer stuff, except for the Jon Favreau one. That guy drives me nuts. Can't really get in to Gladwell either.
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 9,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Garth Brooks is featured on this week's Riders in the Sky (America's Favorite Cowboys) Riders Radio Theater podcast. It's cornball comedy, not that there's anything wrong with that.

    https://overcast.fm/+DPmbXENG4 
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  • Edna20Edna20 DCPosts: 1,322 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Another good one I've been listening to is The Last Podcast on the Left. They cover serial killers and other interesting topics, but in a really funny way! I'm listening to their 4 part series on Dahmer now. 
    Team O'Donnell FTW!
  • MartelMartel Somewhere in PAPosts: 3,282 ✭✭✭✭
    I'll get chewed out by some I'm sure, but Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History series is a must-listen.
    Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

    I like Oliva and Quesada (including Regius) a lot.  I will smoke anything, though.
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 9,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This Cigar Federation podcast with Andrew Wood from Tabacos Mundial is a lot more optimistic about FDA regulations than I assumed. 

    Cigar Federation: CigarChat Episode 244 - Andrew Wood of Tabacos Mundial
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  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 9,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So, I've been listening RABBITS, by the same group that did the Black Tapes.  Entertaining podcast I listen to in the background while working or driving until today when I heard the word MKUltra mentioned in episode 108.  This is the codename for a CIA mind control project and also an Illusione cigar.  Perked up my ears there.  Dion would probably enjoy it.
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  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭
    James Brown from Black label was on cigar-coop the other day. Was a good show. James is very humble
    "I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form."
    -- Winston Churchill
  • Edna20Edna20 DCPosts: 1,322 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @yakster, check out Last Podcast on the Left, they do an episode on MK Ultra and talk about it often during many of their others. I think there is rumors that Jon Benet Ramsey's mother was MK Ultra! 
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  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 9,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll check it out, thanks Kelly. 
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  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 9,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sadly, Last Podcast on the Left is not for me, brings back bad memories of morning drive time radio DJs in LA from my youth.  

    The latest season of My Dad Wrote A Porno is back and I've been listening with headsets at work, while shopping, and listening without headsets in the car and I have to stifle the laughs when I'm out in public, it's cracking me up.
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  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 9,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2018
    Edna20 said:
    Ok, there was a thread about audiobooks and podcasts came up, I didn't want to thread jack. Who listens to them and what do you recommend?

    I've listened to -

    ...My Dad Wrote a Porno - if you haven't listened to this, DO IT. DO IT NOW!!! It had me in tears...

    @Edna20, I've heard a rumor that MDWAP will get an HBO special.  It's back and it's hilarious.  
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  • Edna20Edna20 DCPosts: 1,322 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I just finished the last season!! I would love to go to one of their live shows.
    Team O'Donnell FTW!
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 9,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    About Last Night is a podcast by stand up comics Brad Williams and Adam Ray with interviews with comics and celebrities. It's entertaining, that's where I found the video by Preacher Lawson. It kills the time on my commute.
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