What podcasts do you watch?

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  1. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    Wow, I'd never heard of Rockbox until now. You may have just changed my life. :) Since I've only ever really used my Sansa for podcasts I never bothered with a amp or anything.

    I'm not much of an audiophile I've discovered (which is easier on one's wallet) ;)

    RE: RadioLab - It has a rich back catalogue that's well worth picking and choosing what sounds interesting. The episodes, I find, are quite timeless. Much like This American Life, it's not a current affairs show.
    Dan Carlin - Definitely politically neutral. He's a great one for including serveral perspectives from several historians. He cites so many different books. The level of research and effort in one episode is staggering. He'll also weigh in with his own suspicions or estimations, which come from a place of deep experience in not just reading history, but understanding the tendencies of historians. When they tend to exaggerate, or baises, or blindspots, etc. The podcasts are always part history, part psycology, part parable. Rich stuff.
    CBB - I can't speak to the tv show, I'm only ever listened to the podcast. I will say, they do an absolutely terrific top 10 at the end of every year. They really do pick out some of the best moments (5 to 10 minutes long). The show has a fair number of running gags, which will be lost on new listeners, but is just as often some new gag has it's origins in the episode you're listening to.
  2. GiggidyGee

    GiggidyGee Nice bum, where ya from?

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    I've been listening to the Joe Rogan Experience since I downloaded PodBean

    And right now I'm listening to episode #651 Jordan Gilbert (c9n0thing)

    And some times I'll listen to Stuff You Should Know and the odd comedian podcasts...

    Joe Rogan pretty well covers most topics though haha
  3. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    Podbean, good find.

    I've become a Tony Hinchcliffe fan after watching his Netflix special.

    He has a podcast called "Kill Tony" that is just brutal. It's done live onstage at a comedy club. He has one or two established comedians as guests. They all three sit onstage. Then they draw names of aspiring and unknown comedians, who then get to some onstage with them and do a one minute set. At the end of the minute, the Tony and his guests honestly critique the performances.

    Some of these aspiring comedians totally suck, and it's hard to imagine doing only a one minute set and bombing to total silence, but several of them did just that.

    http://www.deathsquad.tv/category/kill-tony/
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    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    Heeby Jeeby, the Dan Carlin History episodes are fours long, and the WWI series is six eps long. That may be longer than the audiobook for The War that Ended Peace by Margaret McMillan that I never got around to finishing. I'll give it a go.

    EDIT: First 15-20 mins of the WWI one, and I'm hooked. He's awesome. I love the way he set the stage illustrating how the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand set off events that shaped our world today, and also how he compared it to the assassination of JFK.

    Tidbit: Otto von Bismarck predicted decades beforehand that the delicate balance of European peace would be shattered by some jack-ass event in the Balkans.
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