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What podcast are you listening to?
« on: November 23, 2020, 09:36:18 PM »
I’ve been listening to Dan Carlin’s Hard Core History - the series on the war in the pacific, “Supernova in the East.” I find it riveting. It’s not the first series of his I’ve gone for and he’s generally very thorough and entertaining. It’s good. I recommend it.   

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Re: What podcast are you listening to?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2020, 01:11:58 PM »
There's a zen buddhist one I listen to, but I don't care for most others. I cohosted a podcast a ways back and didn't even care to do that for long!
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Re: What podcast are you listening to?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2020, 04:34:31 PM »
Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time was the first podcast I ever listened to. It's still going strong and I've still got the highest regard for it:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl/episodes/player

A number of the Guardian"s "Long Read" essays get turned into audio as podcasts, and I try to hear as many of those as I can:

https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/the-audio-long-read

Until recently I was enjoying a great many interviews with academic authors on The New Books Network, but they've had some kind of meltdown and are currently in limbo.


For dealing with the Trump era there are these, all of which are in the format of interviews with experts on whatever issue is under discussion - I have no interest in a political podcast that is just one or two people sounding off with nothing more than their own spin, no matter how smart they are:

Preet Bharara's Stay Tuned:

https://cafe.com/stay-tuned-podcast/

David Axelrod's The Axe Files:

https://edition.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/axe-files

David Plouffe's Campaign HQ:

https://shows.cadence13.com/podcast/hq-plouffe

The Ezra Klein Show:

https://www.vox.com/ezra-klein-show-podcast

Yasha Mounk's The Good Fight:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-good-fight/id1198765424


A trio of regulars on random topics in culture

Tyler Cowen's Conversations With Tyler:

https://medium.com/conversations-with-tyler

David Parsons' The Nostalgia Trap

https://www.nostalgiatrap.com/episodes

Eric Weinstein's The Portal:

https://art19.com/shows/the-portal


A History one I've been following:

Liz Covart's Ben Franklin's World:

https://benfranklinsworld.com/


A couple on Bob Dylan:

"Is It Rolling, Bob?":

https://play.acast.com/s/isitrollingbobtalkingdylan

"Pod Dylan":

http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/show/pod-dylan/


one on the Beatles:

"Something About The Beatles":

https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/


one more general:

"My Favorite Album"

https://jeremydylan.net/podcast




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Re: What podcast are you listening to?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2020, 05:03:03 PM »
I’ve been listening to Dan Carlin’s Hard Core History - the series on the war in the pacific, “Supernova in the East.” I find it riveting. It’s not the first series of his I’ve gone for and he’s generally very thorough and entertaining. It’s good. I recommend it.
I never heard of Dan Carlin but a few days ago I listened to a 3 hour podcast on Lex Fridman's channel with him, anyways:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k-ztNsBM54

So yeah, besides Lex Fridman the podcasts I listen to (that are purely podcasts rather than "podcast-like") are Joe Rogan and Trash Taste (which is about anime/otaku stuff).

Great to listen to long podcasts when either gaming or working.
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Re: What podcast are you listening to?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2020, 03:17:21 AM »
Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time was the first podcast I ever listened to. It's still going strong and I've still got the highest regard for it:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl/episodes/player

A number of the Guardian"s "Long Read" essays get turned into audio as podcasts, and I try to hear as many of those as I can:

https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/the-audio-long-read

Until recently I was enjoying a great many interviews with academic authors on The New Books Network, but they've had some kind of meltdown and are currently in limbo.


For dealing with the Trump era there are these, all of which are in the format of interviews with experts on whatever issue is under discussion - I have no interest in a political podcast that is just one or two people sounding off with nothing more than their own spin, no matter how smart they are:

Preet Bharara's Stay Tuned:

https://cafe.com/stay-tuned-podcast/

David Axelrod's The Axe Files:

https://edition.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/axe-files

David Plouffe's Campaign HQ:

https://shows.cadence13.com/podcast/hq-plouffe

The Ezra Klein Show:

https://www.vox.com/ezra-klein-show-podcast

Yasha Mounk's The Good Fight:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-good-fight/id1198765424


A trio of regulars on random topics in culture

Tyler Cowen's Conversations With Tyler:

https://medium.com/conversations-with-tyler

David Parsons' The Nostalgia Trap

https://www.nostalgiatrap.com/episodes

Eric Weinstein's The Portal:

https://art19.com/shows/the-portal


A History one I've been following:

Liz Covart's Ben Franklin's World:

https://benfranklinsworld.com/


A couple on Bob Dylan:

"Is It Rolling, Bob?":

https://play.acast.com/s/isitrollingbobtalkingdylan

"Pod Dylan":

http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/show/pod-dylan/


one on the Beatles:

"Something About The Beatles":

https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/


one more general:

"My Favorite Album"

https://jeremydylan.net/podcast
I used to listen to In Our Time. I don't know why I stopped. It's good. I've listened to the Beatles one and I'd like to hear the Dylan ones.

One of my favorite podcasts just for fun is Tim Heidecker's "Office Hours." But It's a quirky take on comedy. I do recommend it for those with odd comedy taste.

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Re: What podcast are you listening to?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2020, 06:44:11 PM »
Just learned Jeremy PacMan has started an interview podcast called The Lock In.

Also recently started is a series devoted to the career and scandals of Berlesconi called Bunga Bunga.

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Re: What podcast are you listening to?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2020, 03:57:49 PM »
^That 8-part one on Berlusconi was excellent, btw. Pity it wasn't available as required listening in 2016.

Three more ongoing ones I've just stumbled on, sampled,  and now added to the mix:

Cold War Conversations

The History of the Cold War Podcast

East Germany Podcast - Radio GDR


Does anyone here know of any good, intelligent non-introductory podcasts on classical music?
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Re: What podcast are you listening to?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2021, 02:40:42 PM »
Surely others here have podcasts they listen to and could recommend...?


Anyway, I've just stumbled on an interesting one not yet finished which is author Iain Dale following up the publication of his book on the Prime Ministers of Britain with interviews with each of the 55 authors who wrote essays in it on each of the 55 PMs, getting them to expand on their thoughts about each of their subjects. The episodes do not follow the chronological order.

The Prime Ministers




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Re: What podcast are you listening to?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2021, 10:49:11 PM »
Tom Holland, Dominic Sandbrook (+ often guests) "The rest is history"
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
(Bob Dylan)

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Re: What podcast are you listening to?
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2021, 03:40:11 AM »
Gilbert Gottfried's podcast is great fun if you can get over his laugh. He (and his cohost) interview many forgotten actors, writers and directors from previous eras of entertainment/Hollywood. There are too many personalities to mention really but they take nostalgia very seriously and have a lot of regard for character actors and the details of comedy, television and movies from each decade the media existed. If you like to dwell on the 70's, 60's, 50s (and beyond) and the stars, shows and films of those times, you'll enjoy this podcast.   
https://www.gilbertpodcast.com/

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Re: What podcast are you listening to?
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2021, 08:10:22 AM »
Don't listen very often to podcasts though I have listened to a few by the Sports Illustrated and tennis commentator Jon Wertheim.  He used to do one called "Beyond the Baseline".  I don't know whether or not he'll be doing more of them in the future.  I suspect that he might be doing a hiatus from it due to the pandemic, but don't know.  Perhaps the funding dried up?  You can listen to old ones here:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-the-baseline-sis-tennis-podcast-with-jon-wertheim/id1005210315

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Re: What podcast are you listening to?
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2021, 02:50:13 AM »
I’ve been listening to Dan Carlin’s Hard Core History - the series on the war in the pacific, “Supernova in the East.” I find it riveting. It’s not the first series of his I’ve gone for and he’s generally very thorough and entertaining. It’s good. I recommend it.
I just wanted to bump this because it was such an awesome series!

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Re: What podcast are you listening to?
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2021, 03:09:57 PM »
The Carson Podcast! So much fun!
This is a podcast devoted to Johnny and Late night TV.

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Re: What podcast are you listening to?
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2021, 03:46:54 PM »
Tom Holland, Dominic Sandbrook (+ often guests) "The rest is history"

just in case we start a squabble on a different thread, I'd like to say thanks very much for this recommendation. I've been binge-listening it over the last couple of months, almost to the point of completion.