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  1.  (9796.1)
    My current podcasting intake is down to

    Jonny Mugwump
    The Psychedelic Salon
    Touch Radio

    and the Mixcloud cloudcasts from Iceland Bob, Phantom Circuit, Belbury and Ian Holloway.

    What're you listening to?

    And are you podcasting? Tell me about it.
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    Ah perfect, I've just been thinking about starting a thread about this subject:

    Currently listening to the following:
    - Savage Love
    - Dr. Karl and The Naked Scientist
    - Slate's Culture Gabfest
    - Science Talk
    - The podcast (randomly

    I'm looking for good new pop-culture and literature podcasts to add to the weekly line up.
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2011
    I listen to a lot of podcasts, but I really enjoy:

    - The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe: skeptical discussions on the paranormal and alternative medicine, somewhat geeky, too.

    - Now Playing Podcast: the hosts take movie series and watch all of them. Each film gets a separate show of about an hour. They have done all the major horror series, Star Trek, Terminator, a Philip K Dick retrospective (and more) and are now starting the X-Men series (they did "Marvel Misfits" earlier with Howard the Duck and Man-Thing). Very enjoyable discussions, and they try to get a fan of the series, a newbie and a casual viewer to discuss them.

    - The Professional Left podcast is a commentary on US politics from two people who are pretty fed up with the status quo.

    - Scopes Monkey Choir is a skeptical music podcast. It's about science and music.

    - Masocast has great interviews with kinky people.

    - The Bugle is the official podcast of the Royal Wedding, and more. (Comedy)
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2011
    Writing Excuses - Brandon Sanderson, Howard Taylor and Dan Wells talk about the writing process in weekly 15 minute chunks.

    Teknikal Diffikulties - An excellent one-man sketch comedy podcast.
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2011
    I've been listening to a lot of The Partially Examined Life, which is a pretty decent philosophy podcast if that's your thing. What I like best about it is the three guys that do it are all grad-school drop-outs, so they know they're stuff, but they don't take it TOO seriously. I have found it to be both legitimately enlightening and entertaining.
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2011 edited
    Nearly all of the podcasts I listen to are comedy related: Comedy Death Ray, Doug Loves Movies, Jordan, Jesse, Go!, The Nerdist, Never Not Funny (Primo), The Pod F. Tompkast, Sklarbro Country, and WTF with Marc Maron.

    The exceptions to this are Put This On, a video podcast about men's fashion, and Word Balloon, the comics creators interview show.

    Warren, have you ever talked to John Siuntres? I'd love to hear him interview you. His talks with Bendis are always enlightening.
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    I don't do podcasts. I'm not spending all night on the fucking phone (for free) when I'm supposed to be working, and I hate the sound of my own voice anyway, so I'd never listen to them.
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2011
    I podcast from time to time, if only to get radio experience.

    I've been finding that I'm frustrated by the length of most comics-related podcasts that I listen to; I really can't devote two hours to listen to rambling, especially when I find it impossible to listen to things with words in them while writing.

    I've been toying around with the idea of doing a lot of short podcasts, instead of one long one every week/month. It'd work on the same principle as TED Talks. No one downloads an entire TED conference off iTunes; they download the ones that look interesting to them. Why not do the same with comics? Instead of having a user listen to 2+ hours of podcast in order to get to the one bit they want to hear, why not just break it up for them?

    I'm thinking of getting this rolling this summer; I'd appreciate any insight anyone with experience might have. I'd pretty much be running it through Skype, as well, so it might make for some interesting guest opportunities.
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    Radiolab is the most original sounding podcast I've come across. Two guys discuss science and culture, but with a focus on using audio in creative ways.
      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2011 edited
    Horror Etc. - Discussion on everything Horror and,well, some non-horror stuff too. Mostly movie related, sometimes they'll do a series of shows spotlighting a franchise or director and on a rare occasion they'll record an audio commentary track to a movie and also frequent season discussion shows once a TV show season has ended (Most recently they talked about Walking Dead)

    Art and Story - Discussion on making comics from self publishers and freelance illustrators.

    Uhh Yeah Dude - Comedy podcast focusing somewhat on the news stories that everyone else ignores. "America Through the Eyes of Two American Americans."

    Keith and the Girl - Comedy talk show from stand up comedian Keith Malley and his former girlfriend. Records live five days a week, with frequent comedian guests and listener interaction.

    XO and Ham Radio - Two shows by the same guy. Ham Radio is him walking around his Canada (Or New York, in earlier episodes) talking about life and music while playing tunes. XO has a stricter format, more production - an anthology show focusing on any number of topics with a soundtrack playing underneath him and/or interviewees.
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2011
    The ones I regularly listen to are..

    Headphone Commute - For when I'm on the train and don't feel like reading or listening to anything too loud for my tired ears.
    WireTap with Jonathan Goldstein - This is the only comedy podcast that I've listened to from the start and haven't tired of it. Goldstein is a great humorist.
    WNYC RadioLab - I don't think this needs an explanation since I'm pretty sure most of you listen to it.
    Icelandbob's NITcast (the latest one being here) - Aside from taking a bit of personal pride from it because I had been on him for a while to create a podcast, it's just a damn good mix. Wish it was more than monthly though.
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2011
    I'm not spending all night on the fucking phone (for free) when I'm supposed to be working

    Fair enough. It's not like we aren't getting enough from you with the website and forum anyway, but I'd say most of us DO like to hear you talk, Swami.
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    My favorites are mostly history and science-based:
    The History of Rome- just what it sounds like; 135 episodes in and up to Constantine the Great
    Dan Carlin's Hardcore History -(coincidentally also about Rome for the last few eps)
    Persiflagers Infectious Disease Puscast, A Gobbet of Pus, and Quackcast - All the same guy; infectious disease MD on medicine, science, and debunking alt-med quackery
    Skeptoid- investigating general pseudoscience
    Three Moves Ahead- computer strategy games
      CommentAuthorDon Garvey
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2011
    Aside from the Gervais/Merchant podcasts, I never paid podcasts much mind until recently. Though late to the game, I'm really loving the concept. Perhaps it wasn't a mature enough medium last time I tried (six or seven years ago).

    My favorite right now is a comics podcast called Paperkeg. As Paperkeg they've only done four or five podcasts but this group of guys has been together for a while under different names and the experience shows. This isn't a "news of the week" podcast, but rather a round-table that covers the comics that the podcasters purchased since the last show along with a "book club" type segment discussing past works. I really can't put my finger on what it is that they are doing right. They make me want to join in the discussion and always manage to pique my interest in at least one new title/past title each podcast. For example, last week they did a "book-club" on one of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing arcs that had me wanting to go back and re-experience the title (as a matter of fact, I didn't care for Moore's Swamp Thing when I was younger). A month or two ago their review of Jeff Lamire's Sweet Tooth had me desperate to read that book.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2011 edited
    Werewolf Radar is a podcast wherein four comedians talk about teh weird. I am one of them. Right now we're in a formative stage but we have a couple of episodes up. Here's episode 2 (which is actually the third one recorded but due to some editing issues was the second one posted): Werewolf Radar, Episode 2

    Like I said, formative stages. We'll have episodes three through five up soon. Just last night created a blogspot page and a feedburner account so when we've got through five they'll post there and to iTunes and podcatchers will be able to find them (in theory).

    If anyone has any tips for free storage and general how-to for getting podcasts up and available I'd be super happy to hear them. Until then enjoy Werewolf Radar!

    PS: Also features some pretty rad music.

    PPS: Edited to make the above link an actual link instead of a URL.
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    The Age of Persuasion with Terry O'Reilly. Probably the only one I follow on a weekly basis.
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2011
    Just listened to Jonny Mugwump for the first time, reeally eclectic. And great.

    Most of my podcast were nicked from a previous thread on here, so not very helpful. BUT...

    Radiolab, Brainwashed, Psychedelic Salon.
    Adam and Joe - I normally end up hating comedy podcasts after a while, but I always look forward to this one.
    All in the Mind - Radio show about mind, brain and behaviour. Australian. Sometimes very good.
    Big Ideas - I stopped listening to TEDTalks because the speakers are always in a rush. I prefer this one. - similar to above.
    Brain Science Podcast - Big fan of this. There are some fantastic episodes on consciousness.
    Shrink Rap Radio - I find this one sometimes swings between the fringes of science and wishy-washy mysticism. Choose your episodes carefully.
    Keep meaning to try to The Moth and This American Life again.
    • CommentAuthorAkiramich
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2011
    Im part of a podcast and contribute to a web site called Counting The Lights ( This is a pro wreslting/comedy site, and the podcast are intended to be about pro wrestling [mostly older stuff] but its usually just an excuse to play a bunch of samples and see who can make the biggest ass out of themselves depending on how drunk and/or stoned you get as the podcast goes on.

    We have some members of the staff who got onto the show simply by leaving comments on the site or by calling the phone number [412-253-2070] and leaving comments. Were one of those sites that will let the audience be the staff after awhile...
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    Inkstuds-Really great comic podcast with lots of fantastic guests--one on one for an hour or two. Really interesting. Robin does a really good job with it. I like it a lot.
    Various Miami Heat podcasts
    Comedy podcasts: Never Not Funny, WTF, Doug Loves Movies, Comedy Death Ray, Dork Forest, and the Pod F. Tomkast
    Roadside Picnic which I started listening to from someone ellis associated's recomendation--perhaps Zoetica?

    Really good format.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2011

    If it ends up being more than monthly, then it will lose its allure (Keep 'em keen and all that). But there should be a new one next week and this one will be a little surprising. And like warren, i hate the sound of my voice, hence the effects and desperate concentration not to sound like a punch drunk boxer ála Rocky.

    I also like the Cloudasts that come out from THE QUIETUS (which often has guest mixes from the likes of Fanny & Cosey, Moon Duo and John Foxx), and SOULESSPARTY , which has lots of retro electronics, hauntogical and weird library music.