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PostSubject: Podcasts   Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:39 pm

A podcast is like a radio program, but instead of playing on the radio it's available for downloading from websites like iTunes, or the website of the person putting on the podcast. Some podcasts have guests and are very much like radio programs, and some are more like audio books that focus on one person discussing one topic.

I've heard a lot about podcasts lately. Most people at work have their favorite, and it's such a noisy place with all the machines running that having a podcast play in one ear is a way that people can entertain themselves, because it can get just too loud for conversation.

Anyone listen to one or more podcasts? What do you recommend?
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PostSubject: Re: Podcasts   Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:56 pm

I listen to, in order of favorite:

1. Hardcore History from Dan Carlin
2. Myths and Legends from Jason Weiser
3. Common Sense from Dan Carlin  (current events podcast, but comes out infrequently)
4. Survivor Know-It-Alls by Rob Cesternino (and all his other Survivor podcasts through the week)
5. Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. from The Parcast Network   (short biographies of famous people)
6. Vikings by the History Channel   (interviews with cast and crew of show, recap of each episode)

The top two are must-listens for me, and I'm constantly checking for new Hardcore History episodes. Dan only puts out one every few months because of all the research that goes into each topic. I end up revisiting old episodes because of the wait. Right now I'm enjoying "Wrath of the Khans" about Ghengis Khan and his successors, but other topics I have saved are about World War 1, how one German town went psycho during the Reformation, Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul, the Spanish-American War, and the Persian Empire from Cyrus the Great at the start to Alexander the Great at the end.

Myths and Legends is storytelling and a new episode comes out each week. The storyteller tells stories from all over the world but seems to have a special love for both Norse and Greek mythology. I like the Slavic fairy tales best.
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PostSubject: Re: Podcasts   Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:00 pm

My boyfriend listens to the Adam Carolla podcast every day on the drive to work, which is Adam talking with his guests and co-hosts about whatever's on his mind -- no specific theme like my podcasts. It reminds me of Love Line with Adam and Dr. Drew from the 90s and 00s.
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PostSubject: Re: Podcasts   Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:04 pm

I'll add that most of my podcasts have a big space of time between each one, and that's part of why I listen to so many. Only Myths and Legends is regular year-round. The Survivor and Vikings podcasts only come out during the few months of each show, and the Dan Carlin podcasts have several months in between each. Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. was regular but is on hiatus.

I'm open to suggestions for something new to listen to Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Podcasts   Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:44 am

I listen to Hollywood Babble-On every week and Kevin & Bean almost every day.

Also every week: you got Doughboys, How Did This Get Made, James Bonding... and stuff and others.

For the granddaddy of them all, The Ricky Gervais Show is still the best. Too bad they don’t do it anymore. I think the last one was 5 years ago.

There are a few others I go for from time to time. Serial and that kind of stuff, unsolved mysteries is an interesting one. The weirdest is perhaps “My Dad Wrote a Porno.”

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PostSubject: Re: Podcasts   Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:16 pm

Ooo, Unsolved Mysteries sounds good
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PostSubject: Re: Podcasts   Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:48 pm

It feels corny when you first start but after a while you get used to it. I hate re-enactments. Plus the way they go from bone chilling horrific murder to "hey, buy this from our sponsor!" is sometimes weird.

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