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Title: Podcasts
Post by: cron on October 31, 2005, 06:33:32 PM
which podcasts are you sucribed to? modage, i'm sure you're the guru of this, please recommend some.

i only know the protein OS podcast, which is quite good:

http://products.proteinos.com/podcast/
Title: Podcasting
Post by: SHAFTR on October 31, 2005, 07:19:20 PM
Baseball Prospectus Radio
Baseball Musings
Title: Podcasting
Post by: ABKman18 on October 31, 2005, 07:55:28 PM
Tv guide talk
The Treatment with Elivs Mitchell

I have others like Morning becomes eclectic, but those two are the ones I listen to the most.
I guess I also podcast ebert and roeper show, but i can just watch that on tv if not.
Title: Podcasts
Post by: RegularKarate on July 28, 2006, 02:52:10 PM
EDIT: Okay, so Mac helped me... didn't look hard enough.. I'll leave here in Soundtracks.

I don't quite know where to put this.  At first I was surprised that I couldn't find a thread already made, but once I realized that it's not exactly T.V., movies, or music and we don't have a "radio" category, it's hard to figure out where this would even go.

What podcasts have we been/ are we currently listening to?

Most of the ones I actually subscribe to are comedy related:

Never Not Funny - The Jimmy Pardo Podcast (or Pard-cast)
Guys With Feelings - A group of guys who know a lot of comedians and other celebs that just bullshit with and talk about them.
The Best Show on WFMU (though I wish they could get rid of the gaps caused by cutting out the music)
The Sound of Young America = www.maximumfun.org (http://www.maximumfun.org) - Very NPR, but with a tendency toward comedy and comedians... the most professional sounding Podcast I listen to
The Paul Goebel show - just started, giving it a shot... he's the king of t.v... you might remember him from Beat the Geeks

These are the ones that are currently alive... there are some other that are either done or on hiatus.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: grand theft sparrow on July 28, 2006, 04:43:30 PM
Does anyone else listen to these guys (http://www.filmspotting.net)?  They just did reviews of six Herzog films about a month ago.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sigur Rós on July 28, 2006, 08:12:25 PM
http://www.davezabriskie.missingsaddle.com/ American pro-cyclist....I love this guy!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: GoneSavage on August 10, 2006, 07:42:38 PM
Sound Opinions -- it's a music talk show out of Chicago.  It's like Ebert and Roeper but for music ... and on the radio.  You may be familiar with the critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot.  DeRo has written books on psychedelic music, Flaming Lips, has worked for many music publications, and Greg Kot wrote The Wilco Book. 

FM 94/9 -- My local radio station, they podcast their on-air interviews with bands.  Fans of Pearl Jam should check out the recent interview with Stone Gossard and there is an older great one with Robert Plant and another for fans of Metric which was pretty great.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on August 15, 2006, 08:13:05 PM
Les Inrocks Podcast - http://www.LesInrocks.com
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: meatwad on August 23, 2006, 11:15:30 AM
jarvis cocker has started posting podcasts on his myspace

http://www.myspace.com/jarvspace
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Stefen on September 18, 2007, 05:58:23 PM
What are the cool kids subscribing to?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on September 18, 2007, 10:49:45 PM
French Vibes - http://www.french-music.org/

Metronomicon - http://www.metronomiconaudio.net/

and if you're into the hip and happening;

Cool Hunting - http://www.coolhunting.com/
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: cinemanarchist on January 27, 2008, 10:25:31 PM
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=254501184 (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=254501184)

These are a series of video podcasts The New Yorker did concerning the near future. There is one with Will Wright discussing spore, there is one on architecture, web design, art and city planning. Pretty fascinating for the most part.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: idk on February 07, 2008, 09:18:54 PM
http://watchingthedirectors.com/
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 07, 2008, 10:13:42 PM
edit: defunct
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Stefen on June 18, 2009, 10:46:36 PM
Hey, does anyone know of a podcast that will get you all the new movie trailers directly to your video ipod?

It seems so simple yet I can't find any podcast that offers that.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: SiliasRuby on June 18, 2009, 10:52:10 PM
The Adam Carolla Podcast is the best one I've listened to, Adam is one of my favorite people and a true Angelino.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: children with angels on September 04, 2010, 12:36:25 PM
So I'm only just getting into listening to podcasts recently. Here are some that I think are particularly good...

This American Life
I'm probably the last person in the world to get on this bandwagon, but this show is pretty much the best thing ever, right? The amount of effort that goes into each show, the level of interest they manage to get out of even the most unpromising subject - this is a unique and infectious approach to journalism/real-life reporting. http://www.thisamericanlife.org/podcast

The Moth
A show featuring true-life stories told live in front of an audience, some of which get used on This American Life. The quality varies depending on the speaker, but more often than not they'll be really fascinating. http://www.themoth.org/podcast

The Bugle
A satirical comedy show riffing on the week's news, hosted by John Oliver from The Daily Show and his old writing partner Andy Zaltzman. Apart from anything I love the relationship and ridiculous banter between these guys. http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bugle-audio-newspaper/id265799883

Savage Love
A sex and relationship advice show from Dan Savage, who has really great, often eye-opening, opinions on sexuality and the politics of romance. http://podcasts.thestranger.com/savagelove/

The Sound of Young America
A show featuring interviews with good guests (e.g.: Bob Odenkirk, Steve Albini, Louis C.K, The Hold Steady) being asked better questions than usual. http://www.maximumfun.org/tags/podcast
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: squints on September 04, 2010, 01:34:34 PM
The Moth
A show featuring true-life stories told live in front of an audience, some of which get used on This American Life. The quality varies depending on the speaker, but more often than not they'll be really fascinating. http://www.themoth.org/podcast


I absolutely love this show. I was listening to it on the radio last night while drivin around and I went from laughing hysterically to the brink of tears for an hour. Great show.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 06, 2010, 12:31:58 PM
Intermixed with great music, sometimes darkly comical and always full of cutting edge information from all sorts of fields of science, psychology and other heady material, is this amazing program:

http://www.radiolab.org/series/podcasts/
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Stefen on December 22, 2010, 03:01:29 PM
That cover is hilarious.

What are some good film podcasts? I mean real film podcasts. Stuff that talks about festivals and what's premiering and who's working on what. Nothing fanboyish. Sound on Sight is aight, but a bit pretentious. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on December 29, 2010, 07:02:51 PM
I really love The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell, but the KCRW site doesn't have the full archives!! where can I get the rest of them?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mogwai on December 29, 2010, 09:55:43 PM
That cover is hilarious.

What are some good film podcasts? I mean real film podcasts. Stuff that talks about festivals and what's premiering and who's working on what. Nothing fanboyish. Sound on Sight is aight, but a bit pretentious. Any suggestions?

Don't know about real film podcasts but I enjoy listening to Hollywood Babble On feat Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman. If you hit Smodcast at iTunes there's a vast selection of podcasts feat Kevin Smith. There's also the recent podcasts pimping his next movie Red State which actually sounds interesting for a change. :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on December 30, 2010, 08:27:44 AM
which of the smodcasts is about Red State? I've listened to them before and I'm just not interested in hearing kevin smith talk about random shit anymore
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mogwai on December 30, 2010, 08:48:23 AM
which of the smodcasts is about Red State? I've listened to them before and I'm just not interested in hearing kevin smith talk about random shit anymore

It's called Red State Of The Union.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ©brad on August 21, 2011, 08:13:16 PM
There's a podcast for each episode which is posted the day after the episode airs so no not spoilery at all. The discussions are often very technical, i.e. how the hell did we pull off that crazy time lapse shot on such a shoe-string budget, which is cool to a degree but I like it better when they focus on story and the goings on in the writer's room. It's definitely fun to listen to when you're still reeling from last night's episode and desperate for inside scoop.

Yay, now we can all over-discuss the episodes and the podcasts for said episodes.  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 21, 2011, 09:17:49 PM
Very nice. I'm in.

And yes... this post was mostly just an excuse to link this extremely important information from the previous page:

Anyone who is remotely interested in podcasts needs to try this one:

Pop Culture Happy Hour (http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=129472378)

It has been my favoritest podcast for quite a while. To get an idea of what this podcast is like at its best, listen to this episode (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/09/17/129929400/pop-culture-happy-hour-meat-dress-90s-sitcoms-and-the-dog-bed-of-repose).
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 23, 2011, 11:35:17 PM
Listened to an episode of Breaking Bad Insider. It's superb.

Now I have a lot of catching up to do...
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 72teeth on August 24, 2011, 01:28:54 AM
am i high or do you guys keep jumping this thing around... is it soundtrack is it chatter? Are you guys fighting : )
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 24, 2011, 10:59:33 AM
Dang it... I moved this to Idle Chatter, and someone must have moved it back.

This doesn't belong in Real-Life Soundtracks, because podcasts are not music.

Whichever admin moved this there, yeah, we're gonna have to take this out back.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: picolas on August 24, 2011, 01:29:04 PM
i haven't been moving it, but they are real-life soundtracks. i listen to podcasts when i'm doing things all the time.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 24, 2011, 03:02:57 PM
Except it's our designated music forum. We've never taken that title literally. (By the same logic, we should move our discussions about NPR to Real-Life Soundtracks.) The title was meant to be a clever way of putting the idea of music in a cinephile frame (i.e. when you listen to music, that's your real-life soundtrack). I think we all agree it's definitely our music forum.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 72teeth on August 24, 2011, 03:10:07 PM
Poll! Poll! Poll!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 24, 2011, 03:14:47 PM
No poll. :yabbse-thumbdown:

Also, when you read through this thread, people are mostly discussing and recommending film/comedy/humor/sports/general podcasts.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Pubrick on August 24, 2011, 06:31:51 PM
I moved it the last time. The main reason for me is to get discussions out of idle chatter. If something fits vaguely or technically somewhere else I would prefer it goes there than fitting it all in this extremely general category.  

Real life soundtracks is justified not just because its something that you listen to during your daily activities but to me its more the universal experience that its something you listen to on your portable audio device. Who cares whether it's music or not, it's not like we will suddenly be inundated with a million threads for different podcasts. It's just a general grouping for things we listen to.

But the main reason is to get things out of idle chatter. This is also why I have suggested in the past that sports discussion be moved to The Small Screen. It is mainly a TV watching experience, the Superbowl, Olympics,etc. are huge episodic TV events no different than Cheers. We may get into some trouble with things like video games but i think that's too interactive to be thought of as a TV experience (and can also be PC/portable), as well as current news/world events as they are things of actual consequence that can be left in general discussion.

To be honest the last couple of things probably could use their own forum but we've got enough as it is, and they will have to make do with their best fit,. I just wish it wasn't always idle chatter.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 25, 2011, 12:54:55 AM
Maybe all the director forums could be merged into one thread and then we could divide Idle Chatter into a bunch of more specific and appropriate sub-forums.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 31, 2011, 02:27:13 PM
I've listened to 10 "Breaking Bad Insider" episodes... needless to say it's very good. But I should probably take a break now.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mogwai on August 31, 2011, 04:14:08 PM
Are those ones available on iTunes?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: squints on October 06, 2011, 09:22:08 AM
haha, nice.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 72teeth on October 06, 2011, 02:22:51 PM
hope he talks about my gramma.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 06, 2011, 03:13:06 PM
hope he talks about my gramma.

I meant to tell you, but they talked about your gramma in the podcast. Not even kidding.

Unfortunately, I don't think Cranston was on that podcast.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 72teeth on October 08, 2011, 08:56:41 PM
hope he talks about my gramma.

I meant to tell you, but they talked about your gramma in the podcast. Not even kidding.

Unfortunately, I don't think Cranston was on that podcast.

you fuckin with me?, i though i listened to the whole thing, i don't remember no gramma talk  :ponder: did i not finnish it?  :ponder: did i not start it? 
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 08, 2011, 11:14:43 PM
hope he talks about my gramma.

I meant to tell you, but they talked about your gramma in the podcast. Not even kidding.

Unfortunately, I don't think Cranston was on that podcast.

you fuckin with me?, i though i listened to the whole thing, i don't remember no gramma talk  :ponder: did i not finnish it?  :ponder: did i not start it?  

Sorry, I meant the Breaking Bad Insider podcast.

They talk about her and the two other ladies that accompanied her in that episode. Nothing too exciting, but it's like a 1-3 minute discussion within the podcast.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 09, 2011, 12:18:31 AM
72teeth, look here:

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=10592.msg309368#msg309368
Title: 239ga0d9
Post by: 72teeth on October 09, 2011, 04:35:21 PM
Aw man! Thank you so much JB! Im so goddamn proud of that lady, can't wait to show her this! :bravo: God i hope this keeps going for her, she's had one hell of a life and totally deserves to now have fun for a living. Look out Lupe Ontiveros (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0648913/), theres a new little mexican lady in town!

oh, and not to stray too far away from the other great news: Amy on WTF!!! WhoopWhoop!!!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on October 09, 2011, 09:19:09 PM
great 900th post. Your gramma was on Breaking Bad?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 09, 2011, 09:23:28 PM
Yes... she's the "Celia" who they talk about in that clip. The blonde lady.

The episode she's in is 4x6 - Cornered
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Stefen on October 10, 2011, 02:51:54 AM
hope he talks about my gramma.

I meant to tell you, but they talked about your gramma in the podcast. Not even kidding.

Unfortunately, I don't think Cranston was on that podcast.

you fuckin with me?, i though i listened to the whole thing, i don't remember no gramma talk  :ponder: did i not finnish it?  :ponder: did i not start it? 

LOL.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mogwai on October 30, 2011, 07:30:09 AM
Alec Baldwin's "Here's the thing". First guest, Michael Douglas. Too short though, could've been an hour.

Does anyone know a good documentary podcasts to download? Thanks.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 03, 2011, 01:07:28 AM
OMG (http://www.popspotting.net/2011/11/174-greg-mariotti/)

Extra credit goes to anyone (except the obvious people... no cheating!) who knows who this guy really is.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mogwai on December 03, 2011, 02:46:40 AM
It's PTA's father?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: polkablues on December 03, 2011, 02:51:06 AM
I was wondering what Greg's been up to.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Stefen on December 03, 2011, 03:01:54 AM
Is he still selling cigarettes?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Pubrick on December 03, 2011, 04:45:17 AM
wow. haha, great find.

he's lost weight. good for him.

must be from all the cigarettes.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mogwai on December 03, 2011, 07:25:38 AM
I don't remember him being fat. Wow, I didn't know you could lose weight by eating cigarettes. :ponder:
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Pozer on December 03, 2011, 12:52:15 PM
"I was gonna keep PTA's site over CamCrowe's,
but then i got high.."
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 16, 2011, 06:49:57 PM
My favorite new podcast discovery:

Judge John Hodgman (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/judge-john-hodgman)

(But Pop Culture Happy Hour (http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=129472378) is still better.)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 29, 2012, 01:27:36 PM
I've only listened to one or two episodes, but Filmspotting is good. A bit super-serious for my taste and very long, but still good.

"KCRW's Film Reviews" is good. It's Joe Morgenstern, who was one of the biggest champions of Magnolia. They're just short capsule review podcasts, but he's good.

I guess I prefer hearing about movies within pop culture podcasts, like Pop Culture Happy Hour (have I mentioned that podcast before?), Reasonable Discussions, Slate's Culture Gabfest, etc.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 05, 2012, 06:40:30 PM
The latest Music Weekly podcast is one of the best episodes they've done:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/audio/2012/feb/03/music-weekly-podcast-adam-harper
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 22, 2012, 11:10:00 PM
I came up with a list of my current 10 favorite podcasts. I'm only including things that are podcasts only, so many of my staples like This American Life, On The Media, and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me are not here, and it's unfortunate that I didn't get to list them. Also excluded are extreme niche podcasts like Breaking Pad Insider Podcast, or super short podcasts like Onion Radio News, or infrequent podcasts like International Waters.


1. Pop Culture Happy Hour
2. Judge John Hodgman
3. Slate's Culture Gabfest
4. Lexicon Valley
5. Slate's Spoiler Special
6. Reasonable Discussions
7. The Moth Podcast
8. Music Weekly
9. How To Do Everything
10. Thrilling Adventure Hour
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Stefen on September 23, 2012, 02:24:26 AM
I came up with a list of my current 10 favorite podcasts. I'm only including things that are podcasts only, so many of my staples like This American Life, On The Media, and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me are not here, and it's unfortunate that I didn't get to list them. Also excluded are extreme niche podcasts like Breaking Pad Insider Podcast, or super short podcasts like Onion Radio News, or infrequent podcasts like International Waters.


1. Pop Culture Happy Hour
2. Judge John Hodgman
3. Slate's Culture Gabfest
4. Lexicon Valley
5. Slate's Spoiler Special
6. Reasonable Discussions
7. The Moth Podcast
8. Music Weekly
9. How To Do Everything
10. Thrilling Adventure Hour

It's not THAT unfortunate that you didn't get to list them, since you pretty much listed them.

All I got is titles. What are they about? Reasonable Discussions sounds like the most boring podcast ever. "Thank you for joining us. Today we will be spending our entire hour discussing wet water." How To Do Everything? Who has time for that?

But Thrilling Adventure Hour does sound pretty exciting.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 23, 2012, 08:18:13 AM
It's not THAT unfortunate that you didn't get to list them, since you pretty much listed them.

That was the joke. I try to be subtle.

All I got is titles. What are they about?

Too much work. And it was supposed to have an esoteric vibe.

Reasonable Discussions sounds like the most boring podcast ever. "Thank you for joining us. Today we will be spending our entire hour discussing wet water." How To Do Everything? Who has time for that?

Reasonable Discussions is the AV Club podcast. How To Do Everything is actually a relatively short podcast that doesn't always take its mission seriously.

But Thrilling Adventure Hour does sound pretty exciting.

Their official description: "a staged production in the style of old-time radio." It's a comedy podcast.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on September 23, 2012, 07:37:35 PM
My faves

Auteurcast  (http://auteurcast.com/)

Filmspotting (http://filmspotting.net/)

The Treatment (http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/tt)

How did this get made? (http://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-this-get-made/)

Breaking Bad Insider (http://www.amctv.com/shows/breaking-bad/insider-podcast-season-5)

Doug Loves Movies (http://douglovesmovies.com/)

WTF (http://www.wtfpod.com/)

The Duncan Trussell Family hour (http://duncantrussell.com/)

The Comedy Cellar: Live From The Table (http://www.riotcast.com/thecomedycellar/)

The Joe Rogan Experience (http://joerogan.net/)

Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 13, 2012, 06:55:30 PM
The latest episode of Judge John Hodgman is literally the best thing I've ever heard on the topic of Santa Claus. It also could be his most carefully-considered decision in the history of the podcast. If that interests you at all, I implore you to listen.

http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/judge-john-hodgman
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Tictacbk on January 18, 2013, 08:53:13 PM
A bunch of podcasts are broadcasting video versions of their podcasts from this youtube network "Video Podcast Network".  Starting today with live podcasts at sundance.   For instance right now "You Made It Weird" with Pete Holmes is on live.  Before that Comedy Bang Bang was on.

I'm pretty sure in the future it'll just be videos of them in studio.

http://www.youtube.com/vpn (http://www.youtube.com/vpn)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Pubrick on January 22, 2013, 02:09:16 AM
i don't understand the appeal of podcasts.

who has time to listen to all this shit? most of these go for over an hour. how long are you people stuck in traffic? i commute 15 mins to work.. is this hugely abnormal in america??

apart from the physical theft of time in your daily life, i just don't see how every one of those podcasts can be minute-to-minute GOLD. the only ones i can see that might be interesting that reelist posted are The Treatment cos you actually get to hear the creators of the work talking about it, the breaking bad one obviously for the same reason, and maybe How Did This Get Made cos it sounds like it could be funny in the MST3K tradition.

other than that, most of these are filled with nobodies talking about things they know nothing about, or at best telling me something i already know. who the hell cares what some random guy has to say about PTA? are they offering in depth analyses of the kind i listed here (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9299.msg318067#msg318067)? is it something you just like to play in the background without actually paying attention to it? cos i think music is probably the best void filler in that regard.

good for marc maron and other people for finding something to keep them busy and off hard drugs, that's great. but of all media a person can consume, i find this one to be the biggest waste of time. movies, documentaries, music, news, tv shows, video games, BOOKS, comics.. why not go straight to the source? has anyone on any of these podcasts ever talked about PDL for more than an hour non stop and actually managed to say something interesting? i sincerely doubt it.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: RegularKarate on January 22, 2013, 10:41:27 AM
Pubrick, most podcasts are shit. Just like most television and radio are shit.
But you find what appeals to you and listen to it.

I listen to podcasts while I drive, when I'm at the gym, or while I'm at work. It's like the radio except interesting/funny (I listen to music sometimes too).

I mostly listen to comedy podcasts because it's actually the funniest thing going on in media right now. There's something about the intimacy of the format that makes comedy feel more real and raw. I feel like I'm in the room with the people as the come up with the material and not just listening to a recording from some night club.

I only listen to Marc Maron when he has a really interesting guest on...  he's an incredible interviewer.

I don't listen to people just talk about movies on podcasts... I find that boring as shit and I think you're right about that, but obviously some people are into that.

Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on January 22, 2013, 11:18:09 AM
P, you're absolutely right, but I'm in the same boat with RK. The problem with these things is the lack of effort people put into them. Most people just shoot the shit for an hour and then send it out, no editing or production, nothing. I do like the comedy ones the best, but some of these people are just lazily riding off of Marc Maron's coattails, it's really annoying and I wish I didn't spend so much time listening to them. Maron revolutionized the format because he took it SERIOUSLY, giving the audience a chance to feel like a fly on the wall when listening to their favorite whomever really delve into themselves and find out what makes them tick. It's so uncomfortable hearing other people try to be Maron, they don't have the integrity that he does and the 'I don't give a fuck' attitude. When you listen to WTF, you can almost hear his brain churning from second to second, asking the question "what would make this good radio?" not "how can I make them feel at ease, or think I'm cool?" but "What can I give my listeners that they've never heard before, or wouldn't hear anywhere else?" That's why he's so succesful.

I'm so with you guys about the dullness of these movie podcasts, though. I can't listen to these idiots with no involvement in the process of these films drone on about them for an hour anymore. God, it's tedious. And I'm sorry to say that the worst culprit is one of our own. The Auteurcast, ( and Rudie particularly, West is cool ) has some of the most vapid film critiques I've ever borne witness to. I think I'm done with run of the mill film criticism in general, man. Time to start thinking for myself.



but I'm an addict at heart, so now to go download me some podcasts...


This should be good How Did This Get Made? (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/the-odd-life-of-timothy-green/) does 'The Odd Life Of Timothy Green' with Tim Heidecker.


P, if you only ever listen to one movie podcast, I'd say that be it.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 22, 2013, 01:17:45 PM
In response to Pubrick...

Podcasts are the perfect accompaniment to any boring activity. I rarely cook or do the dishes or clean the house without a podcast on. At their best, podcasts are much better than a "void filler"... they are stimulating or funny and make these things less boring.

But no, I don't think I've ever just listened to a podcast with nothing else going on. And I don't think people actually do that.

I've struggled to find a good film podcast, so I pretty much just don't listen to them. Filmspotting is good, but it's too long. The only one that I listen to regularly is Slate's Spoiler Special, which only comes out about once or twice a month.

The best (and most concise) film discussion usually happens in pop culture podcasts, like Pop Culture Happy Hour or Slate's Culture Gabfest.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Tictacbk on January 22, 2013, 05:21:58 PM
I got really into podcasts when I had an hour long commute to work.  I don't do that anymore, but I still load up a bunch whenever I have a long car or plane ride. 

So long as you're into listening to things that aren't music there is a podcast out there for you.  The only one I still listen to weekly is Comedy Bang Bang, thought admittedly thats not for everyone.

If the WTF longform interview isn't your thing theres more produced podcasts like This American Life and Radiolab.  There's short story telling like The Moth, there's completely written fiction podcasts like The Thrilling Adventure Hour, there's even call in podcasts.  Its really just a matter of finding what you like. 

The only movie based podcast I listen to is Doug Loves Movies. 
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mogwai on January 24, 2013, 10:52:06 AM
I'm with JB, I pretty much make food, do the dishes, cleaning the apartment with a good podcast in my ears. One of the best podcasts is documentaries. There's a bunch of swedish ones that are also educational and fascinating. I'm searching for english spoken documentaries so if there's anyone who knows any good ones, lemme know. :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on January 24, 2013, 03:30:45 PM
One of the best podcasts is documentaries.  I'm searching for english spoken documentaries so if there's anyone who knows any good ones, lemme know. :yabbse-smiley:

A podcast called Documentaries or about them?



Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mogwai on January 24, 2013, 09:43:50 PM
Er no... podcast documentaries. Just random spoken documentaries, bro.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on January 24, 2013, 09:49:15 PM
The only one that comes to mind is This American Life. Radio Lab is a good one, too, but different.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ©brad on March 05, 2013, 01:19:53 PM
Here's a podcast I don't recommend - Dan Harmon's Harmontown. I'm not sure it even qualifies as a podcast as it's just recordings of live comedy shows where he gets wasted, raps, makes fun of his girlfriend, how fat he is and raps again. I'm bummed too because I heard a lot of great reviews. Maybe going to the show in person would be a better experience, or maybe it's only suited for diehard Harmon fanboys.

Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: polkablues on March 05, 2013, 05:37:11 PM
Two critical, deal-breaking steps to appreciating Harmontown:

1. Listen from the first podcast and follow them in order. I have to imagine that nothing would make even the slightest bit of sense to someone jumping in fresh with a recent episode.

2. Be a diehard Harmon fanboy.

If you fulfill these requirements, it will be your favorite thing in the world. Otherwise, I really wouldn't bother.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: jenkins on March 05, 2013, 05:54:57 PM
beauty is embarrassing director neil berkeley shot a doc of the harmontown tour. i think i get to say "skip the podcast and wait for the movie." lol. at his la show the majority of his raps were about fucking someone's mother in various humorously cruel ways, and there was a long d&d-playing segment that included two big kickstart donors, including i think the president of the harmontown fan club. and there was a sense of "continuing conversations" for sure

so polka's #1 makes sense. skip the podcast and wait for the movie!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ©brad on March 05, 2013, 06:51:40 PM
I'm not not a fan of Harmon. I'm just not diehard. Community was/is a show I appreciate and admire more than I love. The documentary sounds interesting and worth checking out. I like the idea of him going on the road after getting fired. He seems to be going through some kind of soul-searching on this tour (although he'd never admit that I'm sure).
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on March 14, 2013, 09:07:17 PM
This is why it's so important for me to read the backstories on Marc Maron's guests. I usually just skip it over if it's someone I've never heard of. Today he had Lynn Shawcroft on, wife of the late comedian Mitch Hedberg. Gonna be a depressing listen.


WTF (http://www.wtfpod.com/)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Lottery on March 15, 2013, 01:47:50 AM
...it's just recordings of live comedy shows where he gets wasted, raps, makes fun of his girlfriend, how fat he is and raps again.

That sounds really depressing.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ©brad on March 27, 2013, 10:41:28 AM
I'm actually liking Harmontown now! I think the later episodes are better, especially when Dan doesn't get as noticeably wasted and rambly.

I still feel most podcasts today are way too freakin' long which is why I'd like to recommend the 10 Minute Podcast with Will Sasso, Chris D\'Elia and Bryan Callen. It's hysterical and yes every episode is only 10 minutes. Check it out. 
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mogwai on April 02, 2013, 11:18:18 AM
Alec Baldwin has interviewed Thom Yorke on the recent episode of "Here's the thing".

https://itunes.apple.com/se/podcast/thom-yorke/id472939437?i=142231409&mt=2
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mogwai on April 07, 2013, 06:56:39 AM
Did anyone listen to the interview? Quite intriguing actually.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sleepless on May 30, 2013, 09:15:24 AM
Guys, I need help. I accidentally downloaded the updated version of Apple's Podcast app on my phone last night, and it has completely fucked up my podcast library. I had listened to certain shows out of order and then deleted them, but now they're all been restored so there's no way of knowing (apart from relying on my dubious memory) which ones I've already listened to or not. To make matters worse, the animated reel-to-reel feature that shows how far through an episode you are has disappeared from the app completely.

Take me as a warning, and don't download any updates for this app.

For those of you who long ago realized that Apple's podcast app was crap, can you please recommend an alternative? Preferably one that has the key aforementioned features which I'm now missing? I'm just really frustrated right now.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 30, 2013, 10:58:15 AM
It works fine for me.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sleepless on May 30, 2013, 01:47:17 PM
I'm on version 1.2.1 (331). Is that what you have? Do you still have the functionality I'm missing?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 30, 2013, 02:02:31 PM
Yeah that's my version. The reel-to-reel is gone, but I can't say I ever referenced it. There's still the standard bar at the top.

If you've deleted downloaded podcasts, and you're saying those have returned, you're probably seeing them show up as undownloaded podcasts. You should be able to distinguish them by the download arrow that appears next to them.

If you need to distinguish between undownloaded podcasts you've listened to and those you haven't, you're out of luck.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sleepless on May 30, 2013, 02:27:51 PM
The problem is there's a bunch of them (that I've listened to and not listened to) that are showing up as not downloaded and not listened to - even though I know some of them I have. So just shit out of luck on that I guess.

Not being able to see how long an episode is - or more specifically how far through an episode I am is the biggest frustration to me. Thanks for the input though, JB. Will have to do some research into an alternative for now.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sleepless on May 31, 2013, 02:04:22 PM
Okay, so just in case anyone cares, I figured out how to revert back to the previous version of the Apple Podcast app so that I have my precious reel-to-reel feature back. I can deal with having to figure out which episodes I've already listened to or not. [/minorfreakout]
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 12, 2013, 05:02:54 PM
Some assorted podcast recommendations and re-recommendations...

Slate's Spoiler Special has been updating more frequently. I guess it's my favorite non-HDTGM movie podcast, and really the only one I listen to. It's always sharp and concise (a good contrast to Filmspotting), and Dana Stevens is a better podcaster than she is a writer. The podcast used to be infrequent, but they published 6 podcasts in May (Arrested Development, Behind the Candelabra, Star Trek, Before Midnight, Great Gatsby, Iron Man 3). I can't guarantee they'll keep up that output, though.

Slate's Culture Gabfest has been quite good lately. This week's episode deals with Game of Thrones, Much Ado About Nothing, and "selfies."

Lexicon Valley is back from its vacation, so that's good. Wow... these are all Slate podcasts so far.

If you haven't listened to International Waters (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/international-waters), please do. It's absolutely delightful. Actually it's kind of torturous that it's only once a month.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on June 12, 2013, 11:33:42 PM
My new favorite is Who Charted? (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/not-Jared-Leto-good/) Kulap Vilaysack and Howard Kremer hangin' out, shootin' the shit with assorted comedian guests, and dissecting recent trends in the top 5 music/movie charts of the week. It's a really fun show, the hosts have great chemistry. You just have to like the guest to appreciate it. And that won't be a problem this week, because it's our guy Patton Oswalt!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 13, 2013, 05:32:06 PM
Alright, I just listened to that. Pretty good. Although the guy annoys me (so far).

They talk about Pete's video in that episode! Although sadly they don't mention Pete.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on June 13, 2013, 05:50:39 PM
the guy annoys me (so far).

uh oh, that means we got a new listener on our hands! Don't worry, you'll be lovin wee wee in no time. ( no pun intended ) I didn't like him too much at first because I couldn't get a read on him, but he's cool. I identify with his taste more than anyone else on the show.     ( lotta sexual innuendo going on here )

They talk about Pete's video in that episode! Although sadly they don't mention Pete.

Kudos to me!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 15, 2013, 02:36:25 PM
the guy annoys me (so far).

uh oh, that means we got a new listener on our hands! Don't worry, you'll be lovin wee wee in no time. ( no pun intended ) I didn't like him too much at first because I couldn't get a read on him, but he's cool. I identify with his taste more than anyone else on the show.     ( lotta sexual innuendo going on here )

I listened to a few more episodes, and I just can't get past him. When he slips into his drugged-out mode and literally cannot put together a coherent sentence, I want to rip my hair out. Even when he eventually arrives at something amusing, the process is too painful. Watching a few minutes of his standup didn't help the situation. (If I wanted to listen to some random stoner trying to reassemble his brain, I would read the shoutbox.)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 16, 2013, 08:55:42 PM
Hmm... That might have come off a little harsher than I intended. This is what happens when I attempt sarcastic levity.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on June 17, 2013, 07:48:41 PM
go with it. I like mean JB
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Pubrick on June 19, 2013, 11:22:02 AM
Hmm... That might have come off a little harsher than I intended. This is what happens when I attempt sarcastic levity.

no, it was justified. he got you good with that wee wee remark.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: RegularKarate on June 25, 2013, 03:35:52 PM
How have you not heard Howard Kremer before? He's been around forever.

I love the dude... Sure, he smokes weed, but he's not a stoner comedian... this is just how his brain works... he's really honest and really funny.

I haven't listened to the Whooch in a while. I listened pretty religiously for about the first year, but then just fell off with it.
Lately, it's just Comedy Bang Bang, The Best Show on WFMU, and Doug Loves Movies mixed in with the occasional WTF or so here and there.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on June 28, 2013, 07:43:03 AM
Doesn't Doug Loves Movies get fucking annoying with the games? I'm sure they'd be fun to play in real life, but I find them tedious. I always tune out when they play. I love the Chelsea Peretti quote when she was there, "this is like hanging out in a nerds basement," I know that one hurt. He has great guests, like Silverman and Galafianakis recently, but the formula is just getting old. There's not enough going on in this show, it has consistently disappointed me for months now. So I'm not a regular listener anymore.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on August 04, 2013, 05:17:17 PM
I'm looking for a specific kind of podcast that focuses on interviewing people from all different facets of filmmaking. Sort of like The Treatment, but includes guests who have more technical and lower level jobs as well as actors, writers, directors, etc.

Most of the podcasts I listen to are done by comedians and they're just shit.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: wilder on August 04, 2013, 05:36:20 PM
Not podcasts, but the Youtube channels DP/30 and Craft Truck might be close to what you're looking for

DP/30 - Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHotButton/videos?view=0&shelf_index=0&sort=dd)

Craft Truck - Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/crafttruck/videos?sort=dd&view=0&shelf_index=0)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on October 23, 2013, 11:24:28 AM
It's weird and very fucking annoying how itunes won't let me download any podcasts longer than 2 hours. The whole thing will load and then it will say it's 'stopped' and the file's unplayable. Never once had this issue before, and I'm using a brand new macbook! Help?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Pubrick on October 23, 2013, 01:28:34 PM
it's trying to save you 2 hours of your life that you will never get back.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: polkablues on October 23, 2013, 01:59:20 PM
BURNCAST.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Drenk on October 23, 2013, 03:50:30 PM
it's trying to save you 2 hours of your life that you will never get back.

Like Charlie Kaufman said here (https://soundcloud.com/bafta/charlie-kaufman-screenwriting-lecture) we'll never get back any hour of our lives anyway.

(It's one hour long, by the way.)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on November 05, 2013, 07:33:18 AM
How about this one, P. My ipod is loaded with about 20 different shows that I've listened to, but when I plug it into iTunes it only shows the newest ones I dl'ed. I WANT TO DELETE THE OLD ONES! Also, I dl'ed something like 5 shows yesterday and they all just disappeared. How do you figure?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: mogwai on November 05, 2013, 10:43:59 AM
How about this one, P. My ipod is loaded with about 20 different shows that I've listened to, but when I plug it into iTunes it only shows the newest ones I dl'ed. I WANT TO DELETE THE OLD ONES! Also, I dl'ed something like 5 shows yesterday and they all just disappeared. How do you figure?

That happens to me too. I guess you have to add them again when you've connected your ipod into your computer. It's very annoying when they disappear.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 05, 2013, 01:08:52 PM
I've never experienced anything like that. It's best to just download podcasts through your iPod directly. I do that and can't remember having a problem or glitch of any kind.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on November 05, 2013, 02:43:49 PM
I don't have one of those fancy schmancy connected-to-the-internet iPods. What do you think this is? We're not all part of the 1%, JB. Chris, that describes my problem but doesn't solve it. I really would like to get rid of those old ones though. Guess I should just sync it?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: polkablues on November 05, 2013, 03:08:13 PM
If you set iTunes to sync unplayed episodes, it should automatically remove those old episodes from the iPod.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on November 05, 2013, 04:51:05 PM
you're a male
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 24, 2013, 07:58:44 PM
Does anyone listen to Sound Opinions? I used to listen to every episode but gradually dropped off a year ago. Then I just tuned in for their "Best of 2013" show and literally did not hear anything I was interested in. What is happening? Is it me? I don't think it's me.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 02, 2014, 04:58:10 PM
A favorite new podcast of mine is Wham Bam Pow. It's a humorous movie podcast, and I highly recommend it.

"Wham Bam Pow is an action/scifi moviecast. Each week, host Cameron Esposito and panelists Rhea Butcher and Ricky Carmona will terminate your boredom with movie news, interviews & watch-along film reviews. It's one show to rule them all!"

http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/wham-bam-pow

Don't expect exhaustive deconstruction like How Did This Get Made. It's a bit more relaxed and varied. I sort of wish they would spend more time on the movie of the week, but I really like their other segments. They get into movie news, the state of action & sci-fi movies in general, and even gender politics in the movies.

It's that very rare podcast in which people humorously riff on things but still run a tight ship and don't go on dumb personal tangents for an hour and a half.

Today's episode is a good one and fairly representative, so I recommend that. Except instead of reviewing a movie they review the year in movies.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: wilder on March 21, 2014, 04:46:31 AM
The Burning Man: Post Apocalyptic Disneyland on Drugs (http://www.cracked.com/podcast/burning-man-post-apocalyptic-disneyland-drugs/) episode of the Cracked podcast is the best thing I've ever heard
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on June 06, 2014, 10:53:03 PM
I probably should check out more Earwolf podcasts. Maybe make a list of your favorites in the podcast thread (if you feel so inclined).

Well, my favorite is of course Who Charted? (http://www.earwolf.com/show/who-charted/) Just never not a fun show

Then, The Fogelnest Files (http://www.earwolf.com/show/the-fogelnest-files/) Jake Fogelnest started a cable access show from his bedroom when he was 14 that had guests such as the Beastie Boys and the cast of 'The State', eventually it got picked up by MTV . Now he specializes in archiving the strangest things he can find on youtube and springing them on his guests to gage their reaction. It's really more of a visual show that can be seen on The Video Podcast Network (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+fogelnest+files) but Jake explains the clips in enough detail to make you want to seek them out on your own anyway. I, Personally have never watched it.

…Yeah, besides Bang Bang (http://www.earwolf.com/show/comedy-bang-bang/) those are the only two I can recommend. CBB kinda annoys me most of the time, to be honest. There's just nothing sincere about it, in fact, that episode I posted with the Bush impression is the most serious I've ever heard it get with Todd Glass and James Adomian talking about being gay in comedy, coming out and blah blah. It's a good a show, but you have to really like the guests to tolerate it at times.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on June 08, 2014, 08:26:59 AM
Now it's y'alls turn to throw some movie related ones at me. Weekends are a drought in podcastland
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 08, 2014, 11:42:48 AM
Try Wham Bam Pow if you haven't. My description is a few posts up.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 20, 2014, 06:00:11 PM
The latest episode of International Waters is one of its best yet. Maybe it's my personal taste or the mood I was in at the time, but it was just fantastic. Especially the final segment.

http://www.maximumfun.org/international-waters/international-waters-episode-28-kenny-g-lane
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on July 27, 2014, 03:57:19 AM
I feel like Stefon from SNL when I do this, "New York's hottest club is.."

Well, itunes funniest podcast is 'Walking The Room". It's one I've been aware of, but avoided for years until I heard Greg Behrendt on Nerdist recently. He's the co author of 'He's Just Not That Into You' and...

Wait, come back! His career fizzled out after that book and he's fully aware of the douche move on his part on trying to become a 'relationship guru'. This show isnt about that stuff at all, it's just two middle aged dudes pretending to always be at eachothers throats and the bits and catchphrases they come up with from their own complaints and observations are simply some of the funniest things I've ever heard broadcasted. Nothing's made me laugh harder than this show over the past few months.

Oh, and the other guy is Dave Anthony. He's a nobody who's been around the L.A comedy scene forever, listening to this show I wish I'd known about him sooner. He's a writer for Maron and wrote the recent episode "Mouth Cancer Gig" where Marc goes on the road and stays at a hotel with many 'shining' references. It's brilliant and you have to see it.

I started listening as I do most podcasts by searching out the guests I already like, who their best is Patton Oswalt, but as I've skimmed through older episodes I realized you really can't go wrong with this show, it doesn't date itself with topical issues because they always have such a unique spin on it . Just choose the funniest title and have at it! I needed to share this with someone

http://m.soundcloud.com/walking-the-room (http://m.soundcloud.com/walking-the-room)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 09, 2014, 04:15:38 PM
Just tried a new podcast, Pop My Culture. I picked the Patton Oswalt episode, which seemed like the safest bet.

Strike 1 - Apparently recorded in a tin shack with barely passable microphones. Also, obviously not edited. Also, drinking while talking.

Strike 2 - The episode begins with 3 1/2 minutes of donation begging. Yes, I'm sure a new listener wants to hear that. Skipped through it.

Strike 3 - Co-host, on a tangent, describes the second half of Melancholia this way: "and then it gets all artsy fartsy."

I'm out.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: polkablues on August 09, 2014, 04:46:12 PM
I don't know if this falls under the category of video podcast or what, but it's fantastic and funny and entertaining. I especially love the John Hodgman and Dan Harmon episodes, because I especially love John Hodgman and Dan Harmon.

Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB1BCF71220A59769)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on August 09, 2014, 05:08:17 PM
Hey, let me join!

Today I discovered The Dollop (http://thedollop.libsyn.com), Dave Anthony's 'other' podcast besides 'Walking The Room'. He does it with Garreth Reynolds who's a funny guy, good at voices and stuff. The show consists of Dave researching some bizarre occurrence in American history and bringing it to the table with Garreth relatively blind on the subject. Then they riff on it, Dave's one of the best riffers around but this Garreth guy is really quick, hadn't heard of him before today. Anyways, I recommend the Ghosts (http://thedollop.libsyn.com/dollop-ix-ghosts) episode in which they discuss, amongst other things, ghost rape; as recently touched on in the shout box.

and if you still haven't, check out WALKING THE ROOM!! (http://walkingtheroom.libsyn.com)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: polkablues on August 09, 2014, 05:12:38 PM
I totally missed that; who got ghost-raped in the shoutbox?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on August 09, 2014, 05:51:30 PM
it went like this

N [06|Aug 12:35 PM]:  The haunted house stuff isn't particularly any more scary to me than radioactive desert mutants or something. I'm more just looking for some good horror. Don't Look Now has been on my list for a long time. Mainly because of the awesome poster and Donald Sutherland.
Reelist 2.0 [06|Aug 12:37 PM]:   you might want to look at something like 'The Changeling', not my favorite but it's continually brought up as one of the scariest
Axolotl [06|Aug 12:37 PM]:   i don't get fear of ghosts. I'd be thrilled to see a ghost because either I've gone insane or you don't stop existing when you die. what's it gonna do, kill me?
Reelist 2.0 [06|Aug 12:43 PM]:   no but they can rape
Axolotl [06|Aug 12:45 PM]:   what are some good ghost rape movies?
Reelist 2.0 [06|Aug 12:45 PM]:   THE ENTITY!!!!!!!
Reelist 2.0 [06|Aug 12:45 PM]:   so glad you asked
Reelist 2.0 [06|Aug 12:45 PM]:   graphic ghost rape
N [06|Aug 12:46 PM]:   ghostbusters
N [06|Aug 12:46 PM]:   when she undoes his belt
N [06|Aug 12:46 PM]:   that was hot for me when i was 10
Reelist 2.0 [06|Aug 12:47 PM]:   i'll fucking bust all over a ghost
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: polkablues on August 09, 2014, 06:23:07 PM
Poetry.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 03 on August 09, 2014, 06:30:35 PM
"i ain't aroused by no ghost!"
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 09, 2014, 07:56:33 PM
I especially love John Hodgman and Dan Harmon

Please tell me you've listened to the Judge John Hodgman podcast. It's long been in my top 3, but it's definitely grown into my absolute favorite.

Three favorite episodes of mine:

Justice is Out There (http://maximumfun.org/judge-john-hodgman/judge-john-hodgman-episode-29-justice-out-there) (#29)
The Right to Remain Silent (http://www.maximumfun.org/judge-john-hodgman/judge-john-hodgman-episode-134-right-remain-silent) (#134)
Out of REC-order (http://maximumfun.org/judge-john-hodgman/judge-john-hodgman-episode-41-out-rec-order) (#41)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: jenkins on August 10, 2014, 04:31:01 PM
Axolotl [06|Aug 12:45 PM]:   what are some good ghost rape movies?
Reelist 2.0 [06|Aug 12:45 PM]:   THE ENTITY!!!!!!!
Reelist 2.0 [06|Aug 12:45 PM]:   so glad you asked
Reelist 2.0 [06|Aug 12:45 PM]:   graphic ghost rape

i'm blasting into an off topic region, but i wanna say that i've been going through de palma recently, and i noticed his dp stephen burum has a history that goes:

mission to mars -> snake eyes -> mission: impossible -> carlito's way -> raising cain -> casualties of war -> the untouchables -> body double -> rumble fish -> the outsiders -> the entity
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 03 on August 10, 2014, 05:46:17 PM
awaiting relevance
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on August 31, 2014, 12:45:56 AM
On this weeks  The Dollop (http://thedollop.libsyn.com), they dive into the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and some of the contributing factors in the region's history. They put a warning up top that it's not as funny an episode, but there's moments. Mostly it's just some sobering research and discussion that helps make some sense of the situation in the wake of all this mess.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: KJ on August 31, 2014, 08:36:15 AM
hmmmm, the biggest podcast in sweden are trying to get a wider audicine by recording in english.

listen to it here:
http://www.filipandfredrik.com

it's pretty funny and good.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 06, 2014, 12:53:03 PM
Updated list of my favorite podcasts...

1. Judge John Hodgman (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/judge-john-hodgman)
2. How Did This Get Made? (http://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-this-get-made/)
3. Pop Culture Happy Hour (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/129472378/pop-culture-happy-hour/)
4. International Waters (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/international-waters)
5. Slate's Culture Gabfest (http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/culturegabfest.html)
6. The Dissolve Podcast (http://thedissolve.com/podcasts/)
7. Kumail Nanjiani's The X-Files Files (http://www.feralaudio.com/show/x-files-files/)
8. Wham Bam Pow (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/wham-bam-pow)
9. Slate's Spoiler Special (http://www.slate.com/search.html#search=spoiler%20special)
10. How To Do Everything (http://howtodoeverything.org/)


Excellent filler podcasts:

Stuff You Should Know
The Moth Podcast
The Gist
Democracy Now
Soundcheck from WNYC
Philosophy Bites
Risk


Plus the NPR essentials:

This American Life
On the Media
Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
Ask Me Another
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on September 09, 2014, 08:56:52 AM
My list is different now too:

1. Walking The Room (http://walkingtheroom.libsyn.com)
2. Tuesdays With Stories (http://www.standupnylabs.com/?portfolio=tuesdays-with-stories)
3. You Know What Dude? (http://www.robertkelly.libsyn.com)
4. Legion Of Skanks (http://legionofskanks.libsyn.com)
5. The Anthony Cumia Show (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/best-anthony-cumia-show/id915622390)
6. The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast (http://podcastone.com/Bret-Easton-Ellis-Podcast)
7. Race Wars (http://www.standupnylabs.com/?portfolio=race-wars-play-comedy-the-vagina-race)
8. Down With Joe DeRosa (http://downpodcast.libsyn.com)
9. You Made It Weird (http://www.nerdist.com/podcast_channel/you-made-it-weird-channel/)
10. Fitzdog Radio (http://www.gregfitzsimmons.com/category/podcasts/)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: wilder on September 09, 2014, 05:19:26 PM
John Horn, formerly of The Los Angeles Times and KCRW's 'The Business', has a new podcast of his own called The Frame (http://www.scpr.org/programs/the-frame/) (also available through iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-frame/id911090618?mt=2))
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 11, 2014, 05:27:21 PM
This week's edition of Slate's Culture Gabfest is that podcast at its best. Very entertaining episode... "Talk of Shame."

Shameless pandering: Remember it features film critic Dana Stevens, huge PTA fan.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 11, 2014, 06:12:43 PM
Speaking of shamelessness, just to reiterate, every person on this message board should be required to try all of these podcasts:

1. Judge John Hodgman (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/judge-john-hodgman)
2. How Did This Get Made? (http://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-this-get-made/)
3. Pop Culture Happy Hour (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/129472378/pop-culture-happy-hour/)
4. International Waters (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/international-waters)

These four podcasts bring me an indescribable quantity of joy every week (or every other week). Try them. Share in my joy. I would like to share my joy with you.

And actually, if you only try one, make it International Waters (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/international-waters). It's pure candy... a skilfully written pop culture quiz + improvised comedy. It's also the podcast that proves that serious structure creates a sort of automatic consistency and inspires some amazing moments.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: max from fearless on September 18, 2014, 10:10:08 AM
Rian Johnson (Looper) Talks with Terry Gilliam (The Zero Theorem) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast (Part 1)

In a wide-ranging discussion, the two directors discuss everything from the perils of social media to taking the mantle from George Lucas.

http://thetalkhouse.com/film/talks/rian-johnson-looper-talks-with-terry-gilliam-the-zero-theorem-for-the-talkhouse-film-podcast-part-1/ (http://thetalkhouse.com/film/talks/rian-johnson-looper-talks-with-terry-gilliam-the-zero-theorem-for-the-talkhouse-film-podcast-part-1/)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 20, 2014, 03:38:13 PM
Last weekend's This American Life was both exquisitely reported and one of the most infuriating stories I've heard in a while. Highly recommended if you want to be really mad about something. This is one of those rare perfect examples of the tyranny of the majority.

"A Not-So-Simple Majority" is the episode title. Basically a group of hasidic jews, who don't use the public school system, take over a school board and systematically destroy the school district from the inside out. It gets really bad, and the story does not have a happy ending. They even manage to close public schools and buy them for their own use.

It takes a special kind of evil to do what they did (and are still doing) to this community, including, of course, using absurd claims of anti-semitism to shut people up. I am still infuriated as I'm writing this.

Most chilling line from the episode: "We have all the power, why would we negotiate?"
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on September 28, 2014, 08:55:34 AM
Why does my Iphone bring up all the old episodes of a show I listened to when I download a new one and how do I make that stop?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 28, 2014, 10:07:01 AM
Have you tried PocketCasts?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sleepless on September 29, 2014, 06:45:06 PM
I've been using iCatcher for a year or so. Recommend.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on November 19, 2014, 03:02:45 PM
On today's You Made It Weird (http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/you-made-it-weird-236-harris-wittels-returns/), Harris Wittels ( writer/producer of 'Parks and Rec' ) returned to the show and talked about his opiate addiction over the past year that started to spiral out of control after he broke up with his girlfriend from a strict Scientologist family. It's a really interesting story and I loved how transparent he was in this conversation, he doesn't hold a single thing back about what he went through.  He didn't make any claims of doing a public service, but I think it's really important for celebrities to speak honestly about their addictions because it kills so many of them each year. Pete Holmes is very supportive and nonjudgmental, and it still turned out to be a pretty funny episode! The best part is his journey leading up to hitting rock bottom when he's trying to score. I don't want to get into details because it was such a fascinating listen and would be a great introduction to the show for anyone who hasn't given it a try.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 19, 2014, 05:54:07 PM
Hmm that sounds interesting. I've listened to a few episodes of You Made It Weird, and I like Pete Holmes. The episode with Bill Nye is truly bizarre.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 29, 2014, 12:00:41 PM
I've been inexplicably binging the Rotten Tomatoes podcast. It's very good though. They're natural podcasters, and it's fun. Covers new releases in movies and TV and how things are landing on the Tomatometer, that sort of thing.

They also have TV recap episodes. Their recaps (reviews, really) of Game of Thrones and The Leftovers were great to listen to.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 03 on January 16, 2015, 06:35:35 PM
i will never be able to thank reelist enough for making me aware of the dollop.
its definitely my favorite podcast. maybe one of my favorite things ever.
i would like to draw attention to two recent ones that i find CRAZILY relevant to current tv and movies.

one would be Pulgasari, in which gareth and dave actually switch roles, but gareth discusses these jong il and jong un type guys relationship  and connectedness with movies. this podcast made me want to watch the interview again, and that's very impressive. the cinema background in this is amazing.

the other would be lobster boy.
they NEVER reference the current season of AHS in it, but the history of freakshows they discuss in it is absolutely fascinating and i recommend it to everyone that likes AHS as required listening.

so basically the dollop made the interview and the current season of AHS good. just with a podcast.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on January 21, 2015, 05:04:07 PM
i will never be able to thank reelist enough for making me aware of the dollop.
its definitely my favorite podcast. maybe one of my favorite things ever.

Glad to hear it! Although I'm not too familiar with Dave Anthony's stand up, he has to be one of my favorite comedic minds out there. I didn't know a thing about him until I started listening to 'Walking The Room', and since I've gone through their whole catalog twice and would gladly do a third, I have to name that as my #1. That podcast started off from a place of complete despair, Dave was a stay at home Dad with no job and Greg Behrendt's talk show had just been canceled. Listening to it, you feel like you're eavesdropping on a couple of 7th graders who just learned how to curse, it's so ridiculously immature. I've never heard people throw such harsh words at each other and still be able to remain friends, outside of the shoutbox.

That show was retired over the summer so Dave could focus his energy on 'The Dollop'. He says that he was just sick of talking about his personal life so much, and now that he did have writing jobs and standup gigs there just wasn't any of that bitterness left in him. 'The Dollop' isn't a show you can leave on in the background while doing other things, it requires your attention and actually rewards it. There's so much information coming at you in this linear narrative format that it's easy to lose track of where you are in the story, which has happened to me probably everytime I've listened to it. The one thing that will come out of left field to any first time listener is Dave's uncontrollable wheeze of a laugh. Marc Maron described it as "the sound of a dead person exhaling his last breath."

Two very accessible episodes that are shorter in length ( called "Smollops" ) are Michael Malloy (http://thedollop.libsyn.com) and The Leatherman (http://thedollop.libsyn.com/the-leatherman). Both are these Hilariously tragic tales of outcasts in society around the late 1880's who just keep trudging along no matter what shit is flung their way. You will find many details in there too funny to be true, and that's what makes The Dollop great!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 03 on February 11, 2015, 05:24:23 PM
whoa ho! holy crap! the most recent dollop has a really great story i've never heard before about the guy who wrote 'The Hitcher' 'Body Parts' and 'Near Dark'. its pretty short and a must listen.
also: reelist, why are they bothering to call them smollops when some of the recent regular ones have been less than 40 minutes?
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: wilder on February 19, 2015, 08:07:35 PM
On today's You Made It Weird (http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/you-made-it-weird-236-harris-wittels-returns/), Harris Wittels ( writer/producer of 'Parks and Rec' ) returned to the show and talked about his opiate addiction over the past year that started to spiral out of control after he broke up with his girlfriend from a strict Scientologist family. It's a really interesting story and I loved how transparent he was in this conversation, he doesn't hold a single thing back about what he went through.  He didn't make any claims of doing a public service, but I think it's really important for celebrities to speak honestly about their addictions because it kills so many of them each year. Pete Holmes is very supportive and nonjudgmental, and it still turned out to be a pretty funny episode! The best part is his journey leading up to hitting rock bottom when he's trying to score. I don't want to get into details because it was such a fascinating listen and would be a great introduction to the show for anyone who hasn't given it a try.

I listened to that episode on your recommendation, back when you posted. It was very interesting...but now this (http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/parks-and-recreation-producer-dead-harris-wittels-1201437460/).
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 19, 2015, 10:11:41 PM
but now this (http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/parks-and-recreation-producer-dead-harris-wittels-1201437460/).

So awful. And SO weird considering I randomly chose to listen to an episode of CBB he did about an hour before the news broke. AND I saw Pete Holmes at a cafe yesterday. Harris was hilarious and had huge potential, on top of all the amazing work he had already turned out. Parks & Rec is one of my favorites and now next week's finale is gonna have an extra layer of sadness to it. 

http://www.earwolf.com/episode/farts-and-procreation/ (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/farts-and-procreation/)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Tictacbk on February 20, 2015, 01:22:08 AM
Ugh, this blows.  Heroin is the worst.  Was really looking forward to seeing what Harris did after Parks.  Doubly disappointed as a comedy fan and a phish fan.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on February 20, 2015, 11:03:42 AM
So awful. And SO weird considering I randomly chose to listen to an episode of CBB he did about an hour before the news broke

Yeah, my brother was telling me about seeing his band "Don't Stop Or We'll Die" at the UCB in L.A. and I recommended him that episode like literally an hour before we heard the news...cosmic

On that 'You Made It Weird' he seems really clear headed and cognizant of the bad places drugs took him while at the same time you can sense an itching in him to go back. So, it is a huge shock, but I'm not surprised at all.


Was Pete Holmes being incredibly loud in the cafe? I imagine you hearing his obnoxious laugh before you saw him. Next time, tell him Reelist said whats up. Big fan
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 03 on February 24, 2015, 11:38:29 PM
so the live podcasts of the dollop are incredibly annoying. there is no volume control and its next to impossible to discern patton from gareth in that one.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 03 on March 13, 2015, 05:31:26 PM
in addition, the wil anderson live podcast pretty much has to be seen and not heard. i dont even know why they do audio of live dollops. its live, so they're obviously trying to be visually entertaining as well, no ones trying to just sit and watch some dudes read an article. so yeah, if you haven't yet, watch the youtube versions of both live dollops, gareth is obviously high as fuck and its hilarious.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 03 on March 26, 2015, 06:03:58 PM
I EMAILED DAVE AN IDEA FOR THE DOLLOP AND HES GONNA DO IT AND HE TALKED TO ME OMGOMGOMGOMG IM A LITTLE GURL
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on May 15, 2015, 03:13:05 PM
I recently started listening to other podcasts but dollop is still my favorite. You definitely turned me on to the Robert Kelly podcast but I guess I prefer ones that are more like a story instead of a long conversation. Recommendations?

Sorry for the late reply. I don't know of any others like 'The Dollop', but can't stress enough that you at least give Walking The Room (http://www.walkingtheroom.com) a shot if you like Dave Anthony. Also, he was on an episode of The Crabfeast (http://www.thecrabfeast.com) this week that is fucking incredible, mostly hilarious stories of him growing up in Marin County.

Everyone's podcast taste is so damn specific so instead of pushing them on you, these are my faves:

You Know What Dude? (http://www.robertkelly.libsyn.com)- This is always my first podcast of the week. I listen to it every sunday at 9 immediately when it comes out

Legion Of Skanks (http://legionofskanks.libsyn.com)- The self proclaimed "Most offensive podcast on planet earth". These guys pull no punches. They'll say things that make you hate them, but if you keep listening you'll know it's all in good fun.

Cashing In (http://cashinginwithtjmiller.libsyn.com)- This has taken the place of 'Walking The Room' for me. Two guys just yammering away about the little things in life, their tagline being "Answering the questions you don't have." I wish I could begin to explain how much joy it has brought me. There are so many inside jokes, lingo, and 'Cash Phrases' that I have to suggest you start with Ep. 1 to keep on track.

The Hooray Show (http://www.earwolf.com/show/the-hooray-show/)-  Horatio Sanz and comic/actor friends reminiscing about their careers in showbiz interspersed with improv bits, just a great hang.

With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus (http://www.earwolf.com/show/with-special-guest-lauren-lapkus/)- Quite possibly the funniest woman alive, she's known for her various characters on 'Comedy Bang Bang' and in this show they all make special appearances with the guest star filling in as host. They put on fake radio shows with the most obnoxious guests and ridiculous topics, knowing that the entire thing is improvised with so little prep makes it even better.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 03 on May 17, 2015, 06:03:47 PM
nice! thanks homie

yeah i just like the story style of dollop. i enjoy starting one place and ending up somewhere completely different and shocking. the back and forth banter is great, but i just love the progression of weird tales. can't remember the name right now but that weird murder podcast that jeremy used to talk about is similar, just horrifying.

so i submitted a story to dave anthony for one of his australia podcasts, the taman shud case, shoutboxers might remember me and axo talking about it back in the day, and he was super down with it then he proceeded to do like two that were not it, and were honestly not amazing. so i sent another email about it and he released like another two that were also not it. so i'm pretty sure he's doing this just to spite me.

i listened to walking the room per your recommendation WAY long time ago, and although i dont like it as much as dollop, the two episodes that gareth are on are fantastic and great nerd shit to eat up if you like the dollop. the origin of the gareths name joke, etc.

i checked out YKWD? bc of you as well and was very impressed. thanks for your recommendations dude.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on May 17, 2015, 08:36:31 PM
so i submitted a story to dave anthony for one of his australia podcasts, the taman shud case, shoutboxers might remember me and axo talking about it back in the day, and he was super down with it then he proceeded to do like two that were not it, and were honestly not amazing. so i sent another email about it and he released like another two that were also not it. so i'm pretty sure he's doing this just to spite me.

come on, man. you can't hold that against him! He's probably got hundreds of things backlogged besides his own personal list. I'm sure he'll get to it and that's cool you corresponded with him anyway. Listen to his crab feast episode
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 03 on May 24, 2015, 12:46:49 PM
Reelist can you link me the thing where Maron talks about Dave Anthony's laugh I can't find it
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on May 24, 2015, 12:57:21 PM
Its from marons walking the room episode. Gimme a few hours, i'll find it



Edit: man, we are blowing up this thread. Someone else talk!


Another Edit: Thanks for bringing this up because when I searched it out I discovered they finally put out their farewell episode!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 03 on May 24, 2015, 01:54:42 PM
thanks man! yeah we'll stop blowin up when serial 2 comes out
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 03 on May 24, 2015, 02:06:29 PM
so reelist can we do a xixax podcast where i film myself while im on the phone with you on speakerphone? since that other shit didnt work out? and we can talk about shit and i'll edit it. we'll call it 'dial 03: the xixax podcast'.
edit: you can *67 if you want. this goes out to anyone.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 03 on May 26, 2015, 09:18:56 PM
ok reelist you're going to have to explain the appeal of 'who charted' to me.
i've just gone through five episodes and this shit is just fucking awful.
i don't understand this howard dude. he's obnoxious and boring and doesnt really make jokes.
he has the demeanor of someone who used to be addicted to methadone, he just stares wide eyed and his tone sounds completely fake, he sounds like he's trying to say something hilarious but then he says normal sentences.
he does these weird songs before each segment that i thought were supposed to be ironically bad, but they obviously put thought into them so in the end it just sounds like he's shitty at doing things. the guests are usually amazing but they have so little to play off that it feels like a waste.
whenever they play the samples of songs everyone just looks really uncomfortable when it should be a great opportunity for something visually funny. otherwise what's the point of them filming it?

so i'd like you to recommend me your favorite episodes of the show because i'm the kind of guy that will not dislike something just based on opinion. i want to see evidence of it's quality.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on June 17, 2015, 10:03:48 AM
First off, my apologies for yet another bump to this thread.


In response to your last two questions that I somehow missed:

so reelist can we do a xixax podcast where i film myself while im on the phone with you on speakerphone? since that other shit didnt work out? and we can talk about shit and i'll edit it. we'll call it 'dial 03: the xixax podcast'.
edit: you can *67 if you want. this goes out to anyone.

I'm gonna have to go ahead and say No to that idea because that's an awful concept. The sound quality would stink, that's not a podcast. Keep throwing these at me and maybe one will stick.

about who charted?, I don't know what to tell you. It's impossible to like the show if you can't get around Howard. It took some warming up for me too, I thought "Who is this old man?" at first. Listening to the audio version, I pictured him as a 5 foot tall, balding 60 year old. I'm not sure what it was that made me start to appreciate him, it must be the total contrast of energy that kulap brings to the relationship. I haven't been listening to this one for a couple weeks now because it feels very surface level, like they're just going through the motions and not trying to dredge up any real humor. If you choose to keep listening, the key is to pick a show with a good guest like your Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Dave Anthony or what have you.

really you're just wasting your time if you haven't started listening to Cashing In (http://nerdist.com/cashing-in-with-t-j-miller-1-tipping-buddah/)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: 03 on July 15, 2015, 12:43:28 AM
Dude have you heard missed in history? It's chick dollop
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 06, 2015, 04:02:56 PM
Three new podcast recommendations:


We Got This (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/we-got-this)

"Every week, Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin take the dumb issues in life that people care too much about and settle the argument once and for all."

Pick a topic that interests you. They're all good (that I've heard so far). I especially enjoyed the Beatles, Star Wars, and Shower vs. Bath episodes.


I Was There Too (http://iwastheretoo.wolfpop.com/audio/playlists/3962)

The Inlgourious Basterds episode is my favorite thusfar.


Mortified (http://getmortified.com/podcast/)

"Witness adults sharing their most embarrassing childhood artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, plays, home movies, art) with others, in order to reveal stories about their lives."

Episode #1 is quite good, so start there.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ©brad on August 08, 2015, 10:46:12 AM
Nice recos JB. I'm liking "I was there too" a lot.

I highly recommend Mystery Show (http://www.vulture.com/2015/06/mystery-show-is-your-next-podcast-obsession.html), which is getting a lot of press right now. Each week this woman solves a different mystery. Unlike Serial there's no ambiguity, she does reach a conclusion in every episode. There are wonderful, unexpected character moments too that are so touching. JB you will love it I think.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 08, 2015, 11:15:01 AM
Nice recos JB. I'm liking "I was there too" a lot.

I highly recommend Mystery Show (http://www.vulture.com/2015/06/mystery-show-is-your-next-podcast-obsession.html), which is getting a lot of press right now. Each week this woman solves a different mystery. Unlike Serial there's no ambiguity, she does reach a conclusion in every episode. There are wonderful, unexpected character moments too that are so touching. JB you will love it I think.

I've been listening to Mystery Show. Episodes 1 through 4 are amazing and everyone should listen to them.

I'm not so sure about the latest 2 installments, though. "Kotter" was interesting enough but (spoiler alert) didn't have a satisfying conclusion. "Source Code" almost turned me off from the podcast entirely. They had 20 minutes worth of content and padded it out with torturous unfunny cuteness. Maybe I'm just not a fan of Starlee Kine's personality. The podcast is strongest when she lets the "case" take over.

"Belt Buckle" is the best one for sure. That was genuine and profound. "Vanity Plate" is my runner-up.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ©brad on August 10, 2015, 02:38:43 PM
Yeah I agree on Kotter. It wasn't interesting enough to warrant its inexplicably lengthy running time.

I find Starlee quite endearing but I can see how her twee sensibility would be grating for some. Source Code was interesting if for nothing else her big get at the end with the phone call. Apparently that episode took almost 3 years to finish.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 24, 2015, 03:13:44 PM
Paul F. Tompkins is the guest bailiff on this week's Judge John Hodgman. He's good and it's a really sharp episode, too.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 12, 2015, 02:03:12 PM
Podcast highlight of my week so far: Read It and Weep takes on Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy. (This is an old episode, #266 (http://read-weep.com/#!/episode.php/tinker-bell-and-the-pirate-fairy).) They inevitably speculate on what fairies use for tampons. (The answer may surprise you.)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: wilder on October 12, 2015, 10:58:33 PM
Playwright Annie Baker was interviewed on WTF (http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_645_-_annie_baker)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on October 14, 2015, 09:13:40 AM
The coolest one I've come across recently that really stuck with me was an episode of The Mild Adventures of Fred Stoller (http://allthingscomedy.com/contents/8500/69-robert-forster%21-podcast) with Robert Forster as guest!! Now, since I'm absolutely positive none of you have any idea who Fred Stoller is, let me jog your memory with this clip from Dumb and Dumber, he's the guy outside of the phone booth:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qMf_rbydvg



That's his most prominent scene, but he's had a pretty steady career playing similarly anxious and wimpy men all over TV on shows ranging from Seinfeld to Wizards of Waverly Place. I just thought it was important to inform you before you listen to this that Fred Stoller IS a real actor, and not like some college kid who got Robert Forster to volunteer in doing this for a school project. The interview does have that feel at times, and Fred is a very naive and boyish man. I was impressed that Robert even gave him the time of day, to tell the truth. That's another thing that made this episode special, to see these two types who couldn't be further apart in style bond over their chosen career path.

What's really striking at first is how fucking cool Robert Forster's voice is, like you'd want to hear a whole audiobook read by him.  It's endlessly fascinating to hear him talk about coming up in the 60's, working with John Huston, Marlon Brando, and Elizabeth Taylor on his first movie "Reflections In A Golden Eye". He has so many great stories to tell from his career, and as a guy of 74 he's so together. He shows no signs of slowing down and has the drive of a man 20, even 30 years his junior ( Stay tuned for him reprising the role of "Sheriff Harry Truman" on Twin Peaks!!!  :salute: ) The interview is inspiring in a lot of ways, but mostly in how he delivers the message to "Never give up" and as long as you're putting your best foot forward in doing whatever it takes to use your creativity RIGHT NOW, then you've got a fighting chance at making it happen.

I hope that you guys give it a listen and do your best to ignore Fred's asinine questions and nasally voice.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sleepless on October 14, 2015, 10:47:22 AM
Fred Stoller is one of those actors everyone recognizes from something. He also wrote this movie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1305586/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_1) in which he also stars as just that type of "hey, it's that guy" actor who, in the movie, is most often recognized from a cameo he made in a low budget comedy called Ski Potty.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: polkablues on October 14, 2015, 11:55:02 AM
To me, he'll always be the asshole waiter at Monica's restaurant on Friends.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 19, 2015, 07:48:22 PM
Holy Christ, I wanted to do this (http://read-weep.com/#!/sponsorship.php) but it's $125 now.

It's funny, I've been listening to old episodes... They started it at $20, were overwhelmed by the response, and felt bad when they raised it to $30.

My pitch was going to be Glen Weldon as a guest for Gymkata.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 06, 2015, 03:15:11 PM
The latest Judge John Hodgman case is a bit more serious than usual, but the judgment profoundly moved me. Still truly one of the very best podcasts out there.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 17, 2015, 03:02:16 PM
Okay now they're really stretching... Stuff You Should Know's latest episode is "What's the Deal With Staring?"
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 22, 2016, 05:57:30 PM
Just looked at the iTunes podcast charts (http://www.itunescharts.net/us/charts/podcasts/), and I'm kind of surprised which of my favorites are in the top 100.

38. Pop Culture Happy Hour
53. Sword and Scale
84. How Did This Get Made?

Did not realize Sword and Scale was this popular now.

Shocked to see missing: Maximum Fun podcasts, Slate podcasts, Star Wars Minute.

Mystery Show, which hasn't had a new episode in nearly 6 months, is still at #48.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: RegularKarate on January 29, 2016, 05:35:54 PM
Did not realize Sword and Scale was this popular now.

So I heard about this podcast recently through this site. I have listened to two episodes. What are some really good episodes? I am interested, but also kind of hate it at the same time.
The dude is WAY too dramatic in his narration and treats people with mental health issues as monsters.

That said, I enjoy hearing about the cases enough to where I can usually ignore my dislike for his method.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 29, 2016, 06:13:32 PM
I recommend Episode #49. Go in spoiler-free.

Check out the thread (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13140.0) if you haven't. I have more recommendations there.

Anyway, I agree with you. But I think Mike has made some adjustments and become more sensitive to a few different issues. He seems to respond well to criticism.

Definitely keep in mind that three episodes (that I can remember) include audio of a murder taking place:


- Ep 33: Listen to this — combined with its second part, it's one of the very best — but absolutely stop it near the very end when he starts talking about 2 Girls 1 Cup. What comes after is genuinely scarring and resulted in significant backlash.

- Ep 15: Real-life Fargo. Gunshots and a brief scream are audible, I think. But this episode will haunt you more because of the way the killer talks and behaves during the act. Remains one of the most affecting episodes.

- Ep 54: You hear a gunshot and the reaction of the victim's wife. Still really horrifying, but milder than the other two.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 14, 2016, 03:23:04 PM
Latest This American Life has a fantastic and entertaining story about humans fighting over seals. I honestly never thought I'd find myself rooting against seal protectors, but I genuinely wanted to join in on the violence.

Seals are in need of protection as much as pigeons are (literally), and yet if you're an 8-year-old girl going up to pet a seal, you will get screamed at and chased down by a seal justice warrior.

Also, spoiler, that story is worth hearing just for the bumper song at the end of it. One of the most sublime moments in recent TAL history.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: RegularKarate on March 23, 2016, 05:35:14 PM
So for a little over a year, I've been a part of this improvised sketch podcast, Victrola.
It's been pretty fun and we're finally touring and got a brief mention on huffpo. If you like Superego and the sort, check us out.
I don't know which is the right episode to start with since I'm a horrible judge of my own work, but I would choose an actual full episode as opposed to one of the in-betweeners.

victrolapod.com (http://victrolapod.com)
(http://a4.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Music49/v4/97/8e/1a/978e1ad9-3fb5-f95b-e4cf-cc2106e927a3/cover170x170.jpeg)

All feedback welcome, but not necessary.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: polkablues on March 24, 2016, 06:00:34 PM
I really like the concept of improv edited down into sketches. You get the spontaneity that makes improv great, minus all the countless ways in which improv is positively unbearable. The hyperfast pace of the editing is great, too, and gives it a really nice old-school radio comedy vibe.

I've only had a chance to listen to a little bit of one of the episodes, but I loved the FM radio DJ tryouts sketch. I will listen to more when time allows.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: RegularKarate on March 28, 2016, 05:30:44 PM
I really like the concept of improv edited down into sketches. You get the spontaneity that makes improv great, minus all the countless ways in which improv is positively unbearable. The hyperfast pace of the editing is great, too, and gives it a really nice old-school radio comedy vibe.

I've only had a chance to listen to a little bit of one of the episodes, but I loved the FM radio DJ tryouts sketch. I will listen to more when time allows.

Thanks Polka!
For others, these episodes are pretty short (as I think non-conversational comedy podcasts should be).
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 07, 2016, 03:24:45 PM
It's fascinating to me when someone just decides to like something through sheer force of will. See this week's guest on Star Wars Minute.

http://www.starwarsminute.com
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 24, 2016, 04:54:22 PM
This randomly seems like a good time for a Current Favorites update. I'll do a Top 15.

Doesn't include public radio fare, such as This American Life, On The Media, and Radiolab.


1. The Flop House (http://www.flophousepodcast.com)
2. The Flop House (http://www.flophousepodcast.com)
3. The Flop House (http://www.flophousepodcast.com)
4. Judge John Hodgman (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/judge-john-hodgman)
5. Read It And Weep (http://read-weep.com)
6. Pop Culture Happy Hour (http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/129472378/pop-culture-happy-hour/)
7. How Did This Get Made? (http://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-this-get-made/)
8. We Got This (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/we-got-this)
9. Star Wars Minute (http://www.starwarsminute.com)
10. FiveThirtyEight Elections (http://fivethirtyeight.com/tag/elections-podcast/)
11. Lexicon Valley (http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley.html)
12. International Waters (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/international-waters)
13. Slate's Culture Gabfest (http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/culturegabfest.html)
14. The Rotten Tomatoes Podcast (http://feeds.feedburner.com/RTPodcast)
15. The Vulture TV Podcast (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-vulture-tv-podcast/id969523266?mt=2)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Reelist on May 22, 2016, 02:14:42 PM
This post is for JB


It was really cool to see My Favorite Murder (http://www.feralaudio.com/show/my-favorite-murder/) top the comedy charts this weekend! It's a good listen if you like Sword and Scale or Last Podcast On The Left. They're very nonchalant about being obsessed with violent deaths, it's kinda the charm of the show. Great voices, too. Karen Kilgariff's especially, she played one of Barry's sisters over the phone in Punch Drunk Love.

Then, Rivers Cuomo's interview on 10% Happier (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/video/10-happier-dan-harris-weezers-rivers-cuomo-37491374) was more in depth and interesting than anything Maron could've asked for. He really seems to capture him in his element, it is in his own house after all. I've gotten a lot of recommendations for Dan Harris' book of the same name, he seems to be on a mission to make meditation as practical of a tool as possible for people.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 23, 2016, 08:26:21 PM
Excellent, I'll check out both of those!

My co-worker / podcast buddy has been absolutely vacuuming Last Podcast on the Left. He's listened to more than 100 episodes now. I recommended it to him after you recommended it to me, and it turns out to be his first real podcast obsession. So know that you've made someone's life richer and somewhat more profane.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: RegularKarate on June 01, 2016, 03:37:48 PM
Oh, please give me some entry episodes for Last Podcast on the Left. I had a friend swear by it, but I couldn't get over the really cheap and offensive jokes (offensive only bothers me if it's not funny) they seemed to be into and couldn't make it through the episode I tried.

Gonna download that Cuomo episode of 10% happier.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 01, 2016, 04:03:24 PM
I'm also not entirely over the cheap and offensive jokes. It helps if you realize Henry is doing that mostly to test his co-hosts to see when they'll stop him. But still, not great — sometimes I think it spoils the serious research that goes into the podcast.

In general I don't think they're that funny; their strength is creating a crystal clear picture of something, which is best done in their multi-part episodes. The H. H. Holmes episodes (200-202) stand out to me for their vividness. Their series on Dahmer was also good (122-124). The Waco episode (133) was totally illuminating for me, and they actually take it very seriously.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 14, 2016, 03:29:59 PM
The latest Read It And Weep (http://read-weep.com/#!/episode.php/what-a-girl-wants) is one of their best in a while. If you're interested, this is a good place to start. (Just know that they have a cold open of sorts.)

Also... Last Podcast on the Left's 3-part series on Charles Manson (http://cavecomedyradio.com/podcast-episode/episode147-charles-manson-part-1-an-incarcerated-life/) is really good.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: wilder on July 31, 2016, 06:34:23 AM
Was listening to this episode of UnFictional, "Ministry of Presence" (http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/unfictional/ministry-of-presence) again, that I first heard back in 2012 when it aired. It always stuck with me, really struck a chord, so much that I've revisited it a few times since. The first 5 minutes are among the most moving and haunting I can remember in a podcast.

The death penalty is an emotional and political issue, and it often pits the rights of victims of violent crime against those accused of committing violent crime, but most of us, thankfully, will never actually set foot in an execution chamber. On this episode of UnFictional, the story of a man who called the Death House his office. Carroll Pickett observed 95 executions as a minister at the Walls Prison unit in Huntsville, Texas; and after each one he recorded his own thoughts about sitting with a condemned man on his last day.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 10, 2016, 02:11:26 PM
I could use some podcast recommendations. Something entertaining.

In turn, I'll recommend this episode of Dead Pilots Society — a reading of John Hodgman's "Only Child." It's a lot of fun. Hodgman always says "specificity is the soul of narrative," and he definitely follows his own rule here.

http://www.maximumfun.org/dead-pilots-society/episode-2-only-child-written-john-hodgman
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 05, 2016, 09:19:11 PM
For the second time, I am watching Top Chef for the sole purpose of listening to a Top Chef podcast: Pack Your Mics (http://packyourmics.com/).

It's worth it. When I did this last season, I think that was one of my favorite podcast experiences ever.

I recommend doing things like this in general. For example, the Bald Move (http://baldmove.com/) network has a lot of podcasts that would be good candidates. Mostly because they do such a deep dive into the content. Their Westworld podcasts run over 2 hours. (They also have the best Game of Thrones podcast.)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Shughes on December 06, 2016, 06:24:51 AM
Does anyone listen to Scriptnotes - a podcast about Screenwriting (and things that are interesting to Screenwriters)?

http://johnaugust.com/scriptnotes (http://johnaugust.com/scriptnotes)

I haven't seen it mentioned here, but I might have missed it. It's a great resource for writers but also one of the most entertaining podcasts around. The latest 20 episodes are always free and subscribers have access to 270+ back episodes. Highly recommended.

Also My Dad Wrote a Porno is pretty funny:

http://www.mydadwroteaporno.com/episodes/ (http://www.mydadwroteaporno.com/episodes/)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 25, 2017, 12:24:48 AM
I see what you did there, Stuff You Should Know. New episode is "How Dictators Work."
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on January 25, 2017, 04:12:30 PM
Haven't listened yet, but episode one of Intercepted is out today.

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/25/intercepted-podcast-the-clock-strikes-13-and-donald-trump-is-president/ (https://theintercept.com/2017/01/25/intercepted-podcast-the-clock-strikes-13-and-donald-trump-is-president/)
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 25, 2017, 06:15:06 PM
Wow, I didn't even know about the Intercept, let alone that podcast. Jeremy Scahill is the real deal. I followed him throughout the Bush years, on Blackwater and other topics. We need him now more than ever.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 07, 2017, 10:57:39 AM
Listening to S-Town. It's better than Serial.

Started on Chapter 1 yesterday afternoon. Finishing Chapter 5 right now.

The editing is absolutely brilliant. Fascinating characters. Twists. Reminds you that things are always more complicated than they seem.

More than anything, the protagonist of the story (who drew the producers into it) is a delightful, eccentric human being and a joy to listen to.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: RegularKarate on April 07, 2017, 01:22:31 PM
Listening to S-Town. It's better than Serial.

Started on Chapter 1 yesterday afternoon. Finishing Chapter 5 right now.

The editing is absolutely brilliant. Fascinating characters. Twists. Reminds you that things are always more complicated than they seem.

More than anything, the protagonist of the story (who drew the producers into it) is a delightful, eccentric human being and a joy to listen to.

I agree. I was turned off by the ads for S-Town, but I think it's definitely better than Serial (the first season of which I loved).

In other podcast news: My Podcast group, "Victrola" is one of three national finalists in the Contest4Improv4Humans contest. I'm not getting my hopes up or anything, but it would be pretty cool if we won.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on April 07, 2017, 04:01:50 PM
My Podcast group, "Victrola" is one of three national finalists in the Contest4Improv4Humans contest. I'm not getting my hopes up or anything, but it would be pretty cool if we won.

That's awesome, I love Improv4Humans! Good luck!
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Sleepless on April 13, 2017, 01:51:28 PM
It's been a year since we wrapped up my X-Files podcast and I'm getting antsy to start doing it all over again. I have an idea for a film podcast and wondered if there were any other Xixaxers that'd be interested in partnering with me?

My Concept
Must Watch Movies - greatest movies all of time usual suspects, past/recent Oscar Best Picture winners, favorite films that had a huge impact on our lives personally - each episode we have an in-depth discussion of a single film. That's it.

Lessons Learned
Doing XPTXF was a lot of work even though I knew the source material really well going in. Because of that, time-wise, I'm thinking this new podcast would only publish once every other week. And since the discussions don't need to be particularly topical, we could have a bunch in hand before we start putting them out there. The other thing that I realized was that there is a cost to publish your stuff. I tried to do everything as cheaply as possible, but for the last few months I was paying $25+ to host my files on Amazon S3. That may not sound like much, but it adds up quickly. But at the time it seemed like the best solution, knowing that the show would only have a limited lifespan. Anyway, the money factor is why you can no longer download the show through a podcast app, it's currently only publicly accessible on YouTube. The good news, however, is that in the past 12 months, Podbean has introduced a $108/yr. plan for unlimited audio files + bandwidth, which is much more reasonable - especially if split between 2 or 3 people.

Can a podcast make money?
Apparently they can. I tried with XPTXF. I enrolled in Amazon's affiliates program and earned a whopping $2, then got kicked out of the program because I wasn't publishing enough new content on my website. So I set up a Paypal button and asked for donations. I got $40 total. Part of my overall goal in doing a new podcast is to make a return on it. At an absolute minimum, the podcast should be financially self-sustaining. Which at $108/yr. seems entirely feasible. Preferably, I'd like to make some decent beer money - or more. I've been looking at things like Patreon and thinking about how I could tie in a podcast with my other creative outlets (short story writing, film essays, etc.) and I'm still noodling with some ideas. Whether that approach might work with a team podcast, I don't know. But an easy way does exist through Podbean's own Patron program (https://patron.podbean.com/). I still need to look into the specifics further, but it seems a good approach may be to have a bi-weekly podcast offered for free to the masses, with the option to sign up as a patron and get rewarded with a bonus episode each month as thanks.

So who's in?
Bueller...? Okay, so all of this is a lot to take in. I probably wrote too much, but I wanted to give a full sense of where my head is at with this at the moment. There's still a lot to be worked out. A few of you have expressed interest in doing something like this in the past, and a couple of us even tried it once or twice. Now I've done it, I feel like I understand the best plan of attack and what works and what doesn't. So here's what I'm looking for: ideally 2 co-hosts who can commit to doing this on an ongoing basis with me. Not saying we're going to record every two weeks without fail, because life comes up (in which case it's the perfect opportunity for a guest to join in the fun) but looking for people who will be committed. Also would love to have people who I can bounce ideas off about how to make this profitable - whether that's simply for the podcast, or for each of us in our additional extracurricular creative endeavors. Have a think and reach out if you're at all interested. We'll chat. Cheers.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 13, 2017, 06:34:36 PM
This sounds exciting! I would volunteer, but I don't enjoy talking enough to do a podcast, and I'm too busy these days.

If you're looking for inspiration, I highly recommend the Slash Film podcast. They have a breezy approach but take movies seriously. They also have 3 hosts, which seems to be an ideal number.

Anyway, there are plenty of podcasts that publish every other week, so don't feel bad about that. As a listener, I would rather have a podcast come out on that schedule than have the creators push themselves to publish every week and get burned out.
Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: wilder on July 18, 2017, 06:05:11 PM
Dale Beran, author of the immensely readable Adam Curtis-style piece '4Chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump (https://medium.com/@DaleBeran/4chan-the-skeleton-key-to-the-rise-of-trump-624e7cb798cb)' and the comic A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible (http://www.alessonislearned.com/index.php?comic=23), just released episode 1 (https://60db.co/collection/8b4e119248f2c8b853351ddcb577c8061aba96c62ddd011c3eae749268779727) of a 4-part podcast take off of his 'Skeleton Key' article.

P.S. Beran is currently writing a book for St. Martin's Press about how the internet has shaped politics.