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milk:
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.   

MN Dave:
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!

SimonNZ:
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




greg:

--- Quote from: milk 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.

--- End quote ---
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.

milk:

--- Quote from: SimonNZ 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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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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