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    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2012
    We've already got some great threads floating around with podcast recommendations (Recommend me some podcasts/Recommended Podcast Listing/Podcasts And Podcasters) but I'm hoping this can be a thread to post individual episodes that made you laugh/cry/heave etc.

    Only rule is no music, because you can plonk that in the Listening Thread.

    Heard anything good recently?

    Jen Fitzgerald: Rocky The Mathlete via The Story Collider (true nerdy stories).
    This episode cheered me up after a right old shitty day.

    Judge John Hodgman Episode 72: The Nominative Case
    Uncle Wozza tweeted about this one. More fun nerdary.
    Jordan and his friend Charles were discussing the DC comics villain Mr. Mxyzptlk and made a wager: if Jordan's friends could trick him into saying his own name backwards, he'd owe them five dollars. Charles says the group succeeded using Jordan's middle name -- but Jordan refuses to pay up, saying the middle name doesn't count. Who is right...
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    I will just fly over and bomb the thread with blogspam:

    Podcast Shoutout: Savage Lovecast, Gweek, QuackCast, Slate’s The Afterword & Dr. Karl and the Naked Scientist

    No, wait - I actually finally noticed that Warren's SPEKTRMODULE is available on iTunes and motherfuck - I've been listening to that almost exclusively for a week now. The music is awesome and Warren's weirdness is a perfect juxtaposition to the ambient/noise stuff.
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2012

    Hey! Eventually checked out the Savage Lovecast last week (think I saw you recommend it some time ago). I listened to the recent One-Minute Wonders show and really enjoyed it.
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2012
    One of the best episodes of Marc Maron's WTF, Mike DeStefano, which will hit you right in the tear guts. And when you decide that this episode wasn't quite enough, there's DeStefano's story from The Moth, which he talks about in a less somber manner on WTF.
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    Yep, the One Minute Wonder specials are a great place to start! :)
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2012

    I'd heard that episode of The Moth before. Got me swift in the tear guts this time though.
    I can't stream or download the WTF episode anywhere!
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2012
    The latest episode of RISK! had a story about a young muslim boy discovering porn for the first time. It made me do multiple lols (skip forward to 00:42:00).
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    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2012
    I'll skip pimping my own podcast and instead pimp the wonderful guys over at Horror Etc.

    If you're a fan of horror films, this is the podcast for you.
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    Since I noticed a lot of the folks here also have dealt with depression, anxiety and all that jazz, I'm going to pimp out the mental illness happy hour podcast. Because a good friend shoved the link at me until I relented. And it doesn't make things all better. But for a bit it makes me feel like I'm not alone in this shittacular world. Also: contains swears. :) Enjoy!
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2012
    The Partially Examined Life: Existentialist Heroes in Cormac McCarthy’s “No Country for Old Men”
    The Partially Examined Life usually goes over my head, but I enjoyed trying to keep up with this one.

    The Moth: Damien Echols "Life After Death"
    One of the West Memphis Three, released from death-row 10 months ago, talks about his experience.
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2012

    From 22nd - 28th Oct fro 8 hours starting at 12pm each day we have 128kbps objects curated by

    It's in its second day today and it has been amazing so far!
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2012 edited
    I've been listening to a lot of Live Wire! Radio lately. Live stage variety show from Portland. It's hit and miss, but the interviews are enjoyable.

    Oh! And WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban is amazing. Gets me through work.
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2012
    Kind of relevant:

    Radiolab is one of my favourite shows to listen to, but it looks like it's in trouble because of segment and this response.

    I think it's wild to suggest the interviewer/producer had a racist agenda. It's a science show that's interested in truth, not race.
    The backlash has really confused me.