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    • CommentAuthorredben
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007 edited
    I've recently discovered that podcasts and radio comedies make better time-fillers when at the gym than music. Right now I'm only listening to The Bugle from timesonline and I'm looking to add some. Not interested in music-based podcasts, that's kind of defeating the point, does anyone have any they'd recommend?
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    It's not a podcast, but I found the whole five-series Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy to be dreadfully entertaining.
    • CommentAuthorunclesean
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    Air Out My Shorts (drunks reading short stories), Comedy 365 (a couple of different comedy shows out of the England), Punky! Radio (Music show, but they talk a lot too), and I do one with some friends called The Drive-In Podcast (we watch horror/grindhouse/exploitation type movies and chat during them, sometimes we talk about the movies often we don't).
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    Air Out My Shorts (drunks reading short stories),

    That sounds like fun.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I listen to lots of radio as podcasts, recently there was a great interview on NPR show Fresh Air. Ed burns one of the writer creators of HBO's series The Wire talks about the series his background as a police and teacher in Baltimore and some of the actors who came from the streets of Baltimore..

    I think the Wire is one of the best TV shows of the last ten years. I recommend the interview
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I've really been enjoying Escape Pod. It features a weekly sci-fi short story - some of them classic, others fresh and new.

    also, the "podiobook" work-in-progress, "Playing For Keeps" by Mur Lafferty has been pretty great so far. It's a super-hero story - if you like that sort of thing. Comics... meh ;)
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I think he's on break at the moment, but Dr Karl Kruszelnicki's earlier stuff is probably available anyway. It's mostly light science fare, Q&A sort of thing, but it's rarely dull. His Great Moments in Science are usually pretty fun, too, and there are lots of them.
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    definitely not comedy, but a quality podcast. Radio Open Source was the first "terrestrial broadcast" which incorporated blogging and podcasting into something worthwhile, at least the McArthur people thought so (one of them fancy genius grants). Christopher Lydon claims to have done the first podcast with some influencial Ć¼berwebnerd whom i forget... anyway, the show tanked on public radio, a smart interview show living on stuffy wgbh arts radio which generally played boring symphonies and theater. this fall, it came back in podcast-only form and has a heavy international relations tilt due to funding from Brown University. still quality. really interesting "they were right" series following up with those folks who bought a full page ad saying "war with iraq is not in america's best interest" before the fact.

    i think the previous shows are still archived. it just had that Sacks guy who's studying music in the brain using fMRI.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    Most of the podcasts I listen to are actual radio shows also but:

    Democracy Now!
    The Writers Almanac

    and of course This American Life which is one of the greatest things on the planet.
    • CommentAuthorfantomas
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I've been listening to some RPG podcasts lately. It's not uncommon for me to laugh out loud on the train or at work to some of the antics the players get up to or the situations the GM paints.

    Heroic Cthulhu - currently modern day. Mix of horror/strange & stories taken from CSI/Bones et al for the players to investigate. Older stuff is set in the 1930's. Is run on a shoe string budget as the guy recording/running it is currently un-employed. As such sound quality is so-so at times.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    "I've really been enjoying Escape Pod. It features a weekly sci-fi short story - some of them classic, others fresh and new."

    Curse you, I was just about to say that!

    Anyway, I would recommend the sister of Escape Pod, Pseudopod, which is weekly horror short stories, and Truth Seekers.
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    Josh from Trash Stratum has been putting together some great podcasts focusing on Seattle experimental stuff called Undergrowth.
    • CommentAuthortmofee
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    Dr Karl was running for the Senate on climate change over in Australia, that's why he's been off of radio. Can't find any information how he went, but at the moment they have one of the New Inventor panelists, science broadcaster and microbiologist Bernie Hobbs filling in for him at the moment..
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    Big Ideas! a podcast of various lectures on all subjects. Very informative and interesting.

    WNYC RadioLab. i learned more in one podcast from these guys than 4 years of high school. it made me happy and angry and sad all at the same time. for my lack of education, that is.
    • CommentAuthor___________
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007 edited
    not so much a podcast, but there are several hours of your life you'll never get back here :
    xfm mix
    starts off with tom baker swearing
    mixes ween with bill wyman ! really !
    it's like attention deficit disorder
    more of the above

    the shortest is 30 minutes and the longest is 2 hours long and is a mixture of all sorts.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    If you're a fan of Pink Floyd, I highly recommend BRAIN DAMAGE, a podcast that includes a wide variety of different versions and concert performances of their songs.
    • CommentAuthorsamishah
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
    My fave podcast, the reason I look forward to friday's as much as I do, is NEVER NOT FUNNY.

    A conversation between brilliant Stand-up comic Jimmy Pardo, owner and moderator of the famous comedy forum Matt Belknapp and whatever Stand-up comic friend they decide to bring on that week. Un-edited and quite insane. Love it. Go through the archives of season 2 and then buy the best-of cd from iTunes to listen to Season 1.
      CommentAuthorJohn Smith
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
    Gotta second JaredRules with This American Life. Occasionally bordering on precious but good, so very good.

    Techies like TWIT or DiggNation, though they both may be played. TWIT feels like it some weeks.
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    On our latest podcast, we discussed Doktor Sleepless #1-3 - for 45 minutes!
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    Ed Champion on occasion interviews authors that i don't give a damn about but i very much enjoyed this two part Tom McCarthy interview from last week. (Part one and Part two.)

    Downloaded this interview with Kelly Link ages ago, and forgot to listen to it. David Lynch, William Gibson, China MiƩville, and a lot of other folks are in those archives.