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    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    Lady Raptastic.

    It's made of awesome.
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
    The Now Show is the BBC's best podcast. Not always on though - six-week runs 2-4 times a year.
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
    I like The Yog-sothoth cephalo-podcast. It is all about H.P.Lovecraft with a heavy emphasis of Role-playing Call of Cthulhu. They have several recordings of themselves playing Call of Cthulhu scenarios that are hilarious. check out Mask of Nyarlathotep and Horror on the Orient Express. It takes-up alot of time. I also like Penny-arcade's podcast: Downloadable Content, a daily online comic, the less reliable podcast is basically a recording of them coming-up with the comic idea for that day. Comic book readers will love Fan Boy Radio which is actually a podcast of an hour-long radio show. They've had great comic book writers and artists on as well as some cool actors and music artists. I enjoyed the interview with Wil Wheaton. The World War Z podcast has some excerpts from the book. It is basically a promotion for the audio book though. There is a Frankenstein podcast which is the entire book on audio, that'll be some fun listening. And If you like listening to people talk about the video game industry you'll love the Game Theory Podcast. Those are most of the ones I listen to and none of them are music.
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    Bumping this one.

    -- W
    • CommentAuthornleavitt
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2008
    CBC Radio has two podcasts I listen to: Dispatches, with a variety of submissions from journalists around the globe, and Ideas: "programs that explore everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues".
      CommentAuthorJoe Paoli
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2008
    I already approve of many things already mentioned: pseudopod and Escape pod, as well as This American Life. Anything you can find featuring Mur Lafferty reading her work is also worthwhile. In addition to stuff already mentioned, she has an ongoing fantasy/magical realism series called Heaven (season 2 is called Hell, and so on...) dealing with adventures in the afterlife that's pretty nice. Her stuff is delightfully fun, and she's a great reader/narrator.

    To that, I add Dan Savage's Savage Lovecast. If you've ever read his print column, just imagine that with him fielding recorded questions from listeners, often calling them and interacting with them in the podcast.

    My hero The Amazing Randi has a podcast, but I've only listened to one episode so far, so I can't vouch for it yet. Though I have high hopes.

    Last: though I have yet to read his fiction, I've found a bunch of stuff by SF author Rudy Rucker (find him on itunes podcast search), some fiction reading, some lectures that are all fascinating.
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2008
    Some friends and I do a podcast called The Llama Report. It's just us screwing around, but we've had some pretty positive feedback.
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    I've been on a consciousness/mind/brain/psychedelics/magick podcast binge lately as part of my research. Lots of good stuff out there. :)

    Most of these have some absolute gems scattered through them, depending on your taste.

    Notes From The Psychedelic Salon
    Occult of Personality
    Brain Science Podcast
    Phil Farber's Meta-Magick
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2008
    democracy now'.
    KEXP's Song of the Day, Sonarchy, and Music That Matters.
    and iFanboy.

    also, NASA's Video feeds (mainly for the Rocket Booster videos)
    and ummm...
    oh yeah. Astronomy Cast - good fer lernin'.
  3.  (84.10)
    Anyone whose listening to escapepod (and you really should) probably already knows about


    but if you dont it's an awesome little podcast that does short weird speculative stories.

    It's tagline is Strange stories, by strange authors for strange listeners, such as yourself.
    and it's usually less than 20minutes long.
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2008
    I'm addicted to podcasts, video and audio. I'm subscribed to too many to list here, but her's a few of my favorites...

    Alive in Baghdad
    This weekly video podcast is put together by Iraqi journalists on the ground and involves a variety of topics, from corruption in the passports bureuas to the efforts to clean up a soccer field in Basra. It attempts to show life in Iraq through the eyes of the people who have to live and work there. It is informative and eye opening, and if you have any interest in what's going on in Iraq, I recommend it.

    Ask a Ninja
    Stupid and hillarious is about all I can say. May not be to your taste, but I like the Stoopid Funny.

    The Best of the Left
    This is a weekly podcast that aggregates clips from across the left-wing media spectrum, from Keith Olberman to the Young Turks. It's a good way to pick up on anything you might miss from the real "liberal media" on a weekly basis.

    I get several video podcast from here, including "Penn Says" which is just Penn Jillete talking shit for several minutes every other day or so, there's also a short film podcast, a sketch comedy podcast, and several others. Good stuff.

    Tiki Bar TV
    This seems to come out at random, and is more dumb fun. Also includes a drink recipe with every episode.


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    The Voice of Free Planetx
    This is a daily podcast with fiction, essays, interviews with interesting people and general awesome.

    Aliens You Will Meet
    This is a cute, short podcast that comes out weekly. It deals with the adventures of an interplanetary Ambassador as he meets different aliens. There was a puppet show of this podcast at DragonCon.

    Voices: New Media Fiction
    This is the first ever podiobook anthology. It was edited by Mur Lafferty, who I see has some fans here.

    I'd like to throw my two cents in for This American Life and Savage Love as well. Both are great podcasts.
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2008
    This Is Hell
    From Chicago/WNUR. Each week, four hours of uninterrupted interviews with all the relevant left-ish thinkers. Comedic relieve interspersed as necessary. Better than Democracy Now! - but I am biased as I contribute to the show. Still, highly recommended. Take a look at who they have had on in the archives and you'll know right away if it is of interest to you.

    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2008
    I'll second Radiolab

    and add The Sound of Young America (A Public Radio Show About Things That Are Awesome)
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2008 edited
    My associate Jesse Munoz and myself record a podcast called Sidetracked twice a week concerning movies, comics, and whatever other topics strike our fancy. You can find the show at Sidetracked The Podcast.
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2008
    A few of my personal favorite podcasts:

    Podictionary - quick 5-ish-minute word-of-the-day etymology snippet
    Geek Acres - okay, it's nerdy, but c'mon, so are we, right? right?
    Umket Industries Presents: The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater - done in a very 40s style, goofy and fun

    And of course, one shouldn't forget to hype oneself: Sturgeon's Law
  5.  (84.17)
    Talksplosion is my own podcast

    Myself and Jeremiah Smith of Automation Records talk about music (trends towards noise and dubstep), and all types of comics

    tell me what you think, we are getting caught up on the editing, three more episodes up this weekend.

    • CommentAuthorMalifer
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2008

    It's an entertaining podcast as Sam and Jim share their trials and tribulations attempting to make it as writers in Hollywood, while throwing out a few writing tips here and there.

    It kind of reminds me of Bendis' Fortune and Glory. I wish I could find more podcasts as good as this one.
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2008 edited
    Cory's just started again -
    he podcasts his fiction in ~20min chunks. his first post-baby broadcast being True Names riff with Ben Rosenbaum

    that and the Long Now lectures ( are the only two i still listen to.
    note - LongNow's are lllllllllong.. ~90 mins.. but full of the knowledge as a rule
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2008 edited
    I enjoy Talking Robots.

    It " is a podcast featuring interviews with high-profile professionals in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for an inside view on the science, technology, and business of intelligent robotics."