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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#21  Postby TopCat » Jun 16, 2017 5:11 pm

... I also really like the BBC Radio 4 science podcasts...

In our time (with Melvyn Bragg and guests)

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The Life Scientific - Jim Al-Khalili
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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#22  Postby felltoearth » Jun 16, 2017 5:16 pm

That sounds interesting. The Rhine throughout Europe?
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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#23  Postby Pulsar » Oct 12, 2017 7:18 pm

Just found a very entertaining podcast: The Conspirators

The Conspirators is a weekly podcast about strange true tales from history. Each episode examines a different dark story about unexplained mysteries, conspiracies, tragic events and strange places, and they’re all true.


Perfect material for Halloween :)
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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#24  Postby SevenZarkSeven » Jun 04, 2018 7:34 am

Sam Harris - presumably no introduction needed.

Savage Lovecast Magnum Edition - this really is the sublime and the ridiculous but s'ok entertaining

Berkhamsted Revisited - 26 year old woman reading and discussing her teenage diary

Generation Why - true crime

Chase Jarvis Live - photography and creativity

Radio Four News Quiz - comedy

West Wing Weekly - self explanatory

Desert Island Discs

Real Time with Bill Maher

Star Talk - astronomy and celebs

I'll be Gone in the Dark - true crime

Femsplainers - women talking about feminism but not crazy

Kench - BBC comedy

NASA Gravity Assist

Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy - funny, occasionally moving

Infinite Monkey Cage

Recycled Electrons - Chris Lintott, not updated for yonks

BBC a Point of View - short essays

Star Trek the Rewatch - not updated for yonks

Stephen Fry - Great Leap Years

To name but a few...
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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#25  Postby Peavey » Aug 18, 2018 3:35 am

Econtalk, depending on the subject discussed -- it's not all economics, because the host has broad interests. Economics, food, technology, science, politics, health, they've all come up.

Skeptic's Guide, again depending on the subjects discussed. I used to listen to them all the way through, but these days my time is limited so I'll listen to the parts of it which catch my eye, whether it's the interview or one of the news topics. Science, skepticism, some tech.

Nvidia's AI podcast, depending on how approachable the subject sounds. They can get well over my head. Focuses on AI/machine learning/deep learning and its potential.

Tom Woods podcast...probably the most regular. History, politics, and economics.

Wired.co.uk podcast depending on the subject. General/pop tech .

ScottHorton -- depends on the guest/subject. Foreign policy analysis.
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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#26  Postby millyry » Oct 02, 2018 2:31 pm

I love The Jimmy Dore Show
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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#27  Postby Rumraket » Mar 14, 2019 12:03 am

Sean Carroll's MINDSCAPE podcast is pretty good: https://www.youtube.com/user/seancarroll/videos
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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#28  Postby KeenIdiot » Mar 15, 2019 8:48 pm

Pulsar wrote:Just found a very entertaining podcast: The Conspirators

The Conspirators is a weekly podcast about strange true tales from history. Each episode examines a different dark story about unexplained mysteries, conspiracies, tragic events and strange places, and they’re all true.


Perfect material for Halloween :)

I should not have started with the Kurim Case.
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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#29  Postby TopCat » Mar 15, 2019 10:15 pm

Rumraket wrote:Sean Carroll's MINDSCAPE podcast is pretty good: https://www.youtube.com/user/seancarroll/videos

Seconded.

And he's opted not to take advertising - kudos to him. Deserves support IMO - at risk of a bit of virtue signalling I've signed up on Patreon for a couple of bucks an episode.

More and more I think it's becoming increasingly important to support well curated, advert free, good quality content from people that know what they're talking about.

I hate the ad-supported model, where the listener is the product, rather than the content.
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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#30  Postby Animavore » Jul 22, 2019 4:49 pm

Anyone know of any laugh out loud podcasts, on any topic?
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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#31  Postby Animavore » Jul 22, 2019 5:27 pm

Nevermind. Found this.

http://www.mydadwroteaporno.com

Dying here. They read a chapter of this guy's dad's erotic novel every episode.
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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#32  Postby Animavore » Jul 22, 2019 5:51 pm

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#33  Postby felltoearth » Jul 22, 2019 7:57 pm

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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#34  Postby arugula2 » Jul 23, 2019 8:23 pm

Bad Science. Loose-format conversation about a (genre) movie. Each episode generally features a comedian and an expert in some pertinent field. The chemistry isn't always there... the best episodes are ones in which the expert also happens to be hilarious... or any episode with Reggie Watts.

Highly recommend SW:Empire and Harry & Hendersons :clap:, and then it's hard to remember my favourites after that... but Finding Nemo is among them.
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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#35  Postby arugula2 » Jul 23, 2019 8:46 pm

Radiolab. Consistently superb editing and sound work - some kind of yardstick for the format. That's what hooked me. Also, many episodes have been mind-expanding... the combination of a fascinating subject or aspect thereof, great music/sound, and thoughtful storytelling = sometimes you get that "aha!" or "wow" moment. Science/history flavoured. The episodes prepared/hosted by anyone other than the main 2 (Abumrad, Krulwich) are usually not as interesting.
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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#36  Postby arugula2 » Jul 23, 2019 8:55 pm

Science Friction. Contemporary science topics. A sprinkling of history. Australian.
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#37  Postby arugula2 » Jul 23, 2019 9:49 pm

The Moth and Snap Judgment. True-story podcasts, usually in front of an audience, usually amateurs. The Moth stories are curated from local competitions, and Snap Judgment features live music.
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#38  Postby arugula2 » Jul 23, 2019 10:27 pm

The Ancient World. Methodical overview, by an amateur enthusiast. Starting with Sumer, hopscotching as required. He's good about contextualizing, highlighting doubt, competing sources. Somewhat unmodulated delivery, which kind of works in its favour. [Ep1 here.]
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#39  Postby arugula2 » Nov 27, 2019 7:53 pm

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I'm not into theater at all, though the review show Theater Talk makes me wish I were. One of the regular guest critics has been Elizabeth Vincentelli, and I discovered a few months ago she co-hosts a podcast with two other Theater Talk guest critics, Terry Teachout and Peter Marks. Their chemistry is great - they respect each other and enjoy each other's company, but have fiercely independent views about theater. Vincentelli is the draw for me, I'll listen to anything she's in. The podcast is Three on the Aisle (Stitcher link, but it's available elsewhere).
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Re: Favourite Podcasts

#40  Postby newolder » Apr 08, 2020 2:25 pm

From 2020 March 1 on the YouTube, Eric Weinstein's podcast, The Portal, "Ep. #020 - Plotting the Twist of Einstein's Legacy" is his 2-hour+ discussion with Roger Penrose on the maths and physics of Twistor theory and some other ideas. Great brain fodder for an afternoon or two in the (unprecedented) isolations...

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