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i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: robfilms
Date: January 17, 2019 09:35AM
a family ipad and a pair of jbl bluetooth speakers and i'm suddenly listening to amazon music via our prime account and discovering podcasts.

care to play along and name some of your favorite podcasts?

do you organize your podcasts via apple's itunes?

if not, do you subscribe directly?

thanks in advance to those who care to share.

thumbs up.

rob
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: flightdelayedagain
Date: January 17, 2019 09:43AM
I like Dan Carlin's Hardcore History:
[www.dancarlin.com]

I use Overcast on my iPhone
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: raz
Date: January 17, 2019 09:46AM
Grumpy Old Geeks and Serial are my go tos for the commute.

Using Apple's podcast app to organize and the infotainment system in the car to play them.



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Embarassing myself on the Internet since 1978.
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: 3d
Date: January 17, 2019 10:03AM
Serial: Season One
S-Town
Missing Richard Simmons
Surviving Y2K
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: dfilpus
Date: January 17, 2019 10:11AM
Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: January 17, 2019 10:18AM
Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: davemchine
Date: January 17, 2019 10:33AM
The art of manliness

99% invisible

Focus on the family (they have multiple on different topics)

Security now

Tech news weekly

This week in tech

Criminal
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: PizzaGod
Date: January 17, 2019 10:42AM
Hollywood and Levine!
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: Gilbert
Date: January 17, 2019 10:47AM
I use an iOS app called Downcast for subscribing and playback of podcasts. Here is my current rotation (mainly tech related):

- MacBreak Weekly
- Security Now
- This Week in Tech
- AVexcel
- HDTV and Home Theater Podcast
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 17, 2019 10:56AM
Mac OS Ken

Mission Log




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: Michael
Date: January 17, 2019 10:59AM
Freakonomics Radio
Hidden Brain
Planet Money
The Indicator
Clark Howard
The Future of Everything

I use the iPhone Podcast app and I subscribe directly.
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: January 17, 2019 11:03AM
"The Archers" is a long-running (decades) BBC radio drama about a rural community in northern England.

My understanding is the show was created to help educate the population about agricultural issues. In between all of the human concerns the writers embed the latest ideas in good farming practices. One current issue is whether or not to plant quinoa as an up-and-coming crop.

Episodes are about twelve minutes. That and last-evening's Rachel Maddow match the time it takes for me to row a 10k, so five days a week that's the soundtrack to my exercise.

Fareed Zakaria's GPS is good for Sundays.

"The History of the English Language" is my go-to podcast for the walking commute to work. Who knew it could run for over 100 episodes?
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Posted by: kurtzie
Date: January 17, 2019 11:11AM
CommandControlPower

From their web site

Command-Control-power is a weekly podcast hosted by three certified members of the Apple Consultants Network:

Your co-hosts are Joe Saponare of PsiMac, Sam Valencia of HCS Technology Group, and Jerry Zigmont of MacWorks.

Drawing from nearly half a century of combined experience operating our technology consulting practices, we discuss Apple, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Server, other hardware and software, best practices, clients, rates, managed services, mobile device management, business operation, troubleshooting, & more
.


I enjoy it. I learn a few things, but a lot is over my head.
They have a very catchy them song at the end gf the show.

Steve
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 17, 2019 11:37AM
Screw iTunes, and Screw the Apple Podcasts app...
Get OverCast on iOS and be happy and less frustrated!

As for Podcasts (no particular order);
Stuff You Missed in History Class
History Extra
99% Invisible (Great production values, and
Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Podcast
Bon Apetit Foodcast
The Spendid Table
Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Ridiculous History (dislike the hosts, like the content)
Gastro Pod
The Food Programme (English spelling for a British Podcast)
The Amateur Traveler
This Week In Travel (it's grown increasingly irregular... they even admit it now "It's THIS week in travel, not EVERY week in travel".. Great hosts!)
A Taste of the Past
Savor (thinking about canceling... the hosts talk too much about foods they've never HAD, and spout health quackery along with good discussion of food history, etc)
The Well Traveled Life (LOVE the host, but even though it's a new Podcast, he's already falling behind in production. One of the co-hosts of "This Week in Travel").
Travel with Rick Steves (I delete more than I listen to... he's become stale and re-treads the same topics over and over and over).
Main Engine Cut Off (MECO) - about space stuff.
Off Nominal - Also space stuff, same host.

I can't listen to ALL episodes of ALL of them... but it sure is great for long road trips!

Podcasts have become my "listen in the car" background. I don't listen to music or the radio any more.



Paul F.
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: Gareth
Date: January 17, 2019 12:08PM
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3d
Serial: Season One

Yup. Season One was great. I couldn't get into Season Two (which is not to say it's bad, just that I couldn't get into it).

Nowadays, despite being subscribed to many podcasts, the only one I listen to regularly is the Petapixel Photography Podcast.
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: January 17, 2019 12:24PM
Another vote for Overcast - really superb app. Much better experience than Apple’s app.

As for podcasts, my interests lean towards the progressive politics and health, and a bit of Apple/tech. My favorite podcasts are below. These the very best ones I listen to.

Politics
The Ezra Klein Show (center left)
The Dig (pretty left, but superb)
Why Is This Happening (MSNBC’s Chris Hayes)
Stay Tuned with Preet
Pod Save the World
Vox’s The Weeds
The Josh Marshall Podcast

Health (in order of increasing wonkiness, all pretty wonky)
The Tim Ferris Show (deals with much else in addition to health)
The Peter Attis Drive
Found My Fitness

Apple/Tech
Accidental Tech Podcast
The After On Podcast

Enjoy!
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 17, 2019 12:55PM
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PizzaGod
Hollywood and Levine!

Clever title! thumbs up



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: January 17, 2019 01:25PM
For just fun and entertainment every week:

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
Car Talk
RadioLab

Limited series:

Bag Man (Maddow's podcast on Spiro Agnew)
Slow Burn (Podcast all about Watergate)
S-Town



“Live your life, love your life, don’t regret…live, learn and move forward positively.” – CR Johnson
Loving life in Lake Tahoe, CA
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: January 17, 2019 03:10PM
I'm a podcast junkie (actually music too!). Here's a list of all the podcasts to which I currently subscribe:

[lists.pocketcasts.com]

Clicking on any "tile" in that list will give you a description and links to subscribe within Pocket Casts, Apple Podcasts and the RSS feed. However, I don't use Pocket Casts - my go to podcast app is Castro.

I of course can't listen to every new episode of every podcast, so I end up doing a lot of triaging (and deleting) of episodes, for which Castro is absolutely the best.

Podcasting apps are highly personal and also highly dependent on how you listen and use the app. I've bought and tried them all - Overcast, Pocket Casts, Castro, Downcast, etc., etc.

Overcast is very popular in the tech community but it doesn't work at all with my "workflow." I suggest you give them all a try and see which one works the best with the way you listen.

N.B. The Apple Podcasts app gets bogged down whenever I would try to use it, probably b/c of the number of subscriptions I have. Castro, Overcast and Pocket Casts don't seem to have that issue, however.



My daily record blog: [www.auditorymusings.com]






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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: testcase
Date: January 17, 2019 03:59PM
True Hookers and Booze stories........ drink smiley
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: January 17, 2019 05:02PM
BIG podcast fan; been listening to them for years. Right now I use Overcast to find, sort and listen.

Issues of the day
The Daily (from the New York Times)
Today, Explained (from Vox)

Tech
Daily Tech News Show
Security Now (Best hardcore tech show I’ve run into. Gets pretty propellerhead sometimes, in a good way.)

Entertainment
Decoder Ring Theater (new “old time radio” dramas)
The Jim Jefferies Show (think Aussie Jon Oliver)

Misc.
Current Geek (pop culture/nerd culture)
The Morning Stream (Guilty pleasure. ‘Morning Zoo’ type wide ranging pop culture show. Geek stuff, nerd stuff, news (but little to no politics), media, even a therapist once a week to discuss mental health issues.)
AfterBuzz Network (recaps and commentary shows for lots of popular shows.)
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: January 17, 2019 05:21PM
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pinkoos
I'm a podcast junkie (actually music too!). Here's a list of all the podcasts to which I currently subscribe:

That is an absolutely killer list of shows. I’m going to be borrowing from it like a raccoon that’s found a deli with the backdoor left open.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: January 17, 2019 05:24PM
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Blankity Blank
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pinkoos
I'm a podcast junkie (actually music too!). Here's a list of all the podcasts to which I currently subscribe:

That is an absolutely killer list of shows. I’m going to be borrowing from it like a raccoon that’s found a deli with the backdoor left open.

Thanks for sharing.

Enjoy!

As soon as I get a chance, I'll post my favorites b/c there's just too many in that list to go through.
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 18, 2019 12:04AM
Here's a curated selection of whats on my iphone -

10 Things That Scare Me
30 For 30
99% Invisible
All Songs Considered
The Allusionist
The Daily
Ear Hustle
Fresh Air
The Heart
Heavyweight
Hidden Brain
Longform
Lore
Love + Radio
Making Obama
Mogul
Mortified
The Moth
On the Media
Outside
Outside/In
Planet Money
Pod Save America
Radiolab
More Perfect
Reply All
Reveal
Revisionist History
Scene on RAdio
Slate Money
Slow Burn
StartUp
Talking Politics
This American Life
Today in Focus
Today, Explained
Trump, Inc
Without Fail
Working
WTF

American Fiasco
Bag Man
Broken Record
Caliphate
Crimetown
Criminal
Dear Franklin Jones
The Dream
Embedded
Everything is Stories
The Gerrymandering Project
The Habitat
Surviving Y2K
Invisibilia
This Is Love
We Came to Win
What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law



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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 18, 2019 02:00AM
When do you guys listen to all these podcasts???



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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 18, 2019 02:41AM
When do you guys listen to all these podcasts???

Walking, cleaning, laundry, driving, kicking back.

If I had waterproof BT earbuds, I'd be listening in the shower or bath.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: January 18, 2019 10:05AM
For you audio/music/esoterica fans, give a listen to the podcast of ZBSMedia.

Be forewarned though, this can serve as a potent gateway drug to some of the most enthralling, lyrical storytelling you’ll find. The hard stuff is, unfortunately behind a paywall, though a decidedly low one at $5.00 a month.

Worth it? I’ll just say that, counting the NPR encounters, I’ve been listening and relistening to these stories for over three decades. I’m fact, I’m due for another round of Jack Flanders, Fourth Tower of Inverness.
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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: January 18, 2019 10:07AM
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$tevie
When do you guys listen to all these podcasts???

While working out every morning and in the car on the way to/from work and pretty much all day during work (intermixed with music too).
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Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 18, 2019 01:50PM
Between music, public radio, news, and audio books, I've had to limit my podcasts to maybe half a dozen. There's only so many hours in a day.



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Re: i'm late-just getting into podcasts-please name your favorite podcast!
Posted by: davemchine
Date: January 18, 2019 06:44PM
I am at home all day mostly by myself. I am usually doing mindless work so I can have a show playing on my iPad or I can have a podcast playing from my iPhone. mattkime's list astounds me though. That is a LOT of listening! I wish I were smart enough to listen critically to podcasts. It would be great to spend that time LEARNING rather than just being entertained.
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Posted by: pinkoos
Date: January 20, 2019 09:59PM
From my link above, my favorites and/or highly recommended podcasts include:

Astronomy Cast
The Axe Files
Big Picture Science
Can He Do That?
Celebration Rock
The Daily
Desert Island Discs
Discography
FiveThirtyEight Politics
NPR Fresh Air (probably the best series out there - Terry Gross is an incredible interviewer)
Gastropod
Hidden Brain
Hit Parade
How I Built This
KEXP Song of the Day
Orbital Path
Party Politics
Planet Money
Planetary Radio
Revisionist History
Ross Tucker Football Podcast
Serial (only the first season regarding the Adnan Syed case)
Sound Opinions
Stay Tuned with Preet (very highly recommended)
Trump Inc
Undisclosed (again, only the season dealing with the Adan Syed case)
Your Classical Daily Download
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