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Author:  Kern [ Thu May 07, 2015 15:41 ]
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Thanks for these.
I only recently discovered 'No such thing as a fish'. Done by some people who do research for QI, the format is quite simple: there are four facts each week that start off the discussions. It's very, very funny.

Author:  Morte [ Thu May 07, 2015 19:16 ]
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JBR wrote:
Comedy of the week from the Beeb. Just the other week they had this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rl708. Mark Thomas; I don't love everything he does, but my, that is one powerful hour. Better not to know much about it, I think - don't read the description on the site, just listen to it. If you've hated what he has done before I think it's worth a go - this is not a political or grand shaming type of deal.


Just beautiful...don't listen in a dusty room.

Author:  Morte [ Sat May 09, 2015 18:02 ]
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I don't know if this has been covered before but the QI Elves Podcast is excellent...

http://qi.com/podcast/

Author:  romanista [ Mon May 11, 2015 10:46 ]
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I Radiolab.. briljant investigation of curiousities
The partially examined life : philosophy
The football ramble - i evne won a contest recently, guessing Regi Blinker..
New yorker political scene .. at times amusing (but only if the other ones i've listened too
PTI - integral version of the tv programme (audio only), discusisng american sports.. quite fun

Author:  Kern [ Sun Jun 28, 2015 14:26 ]
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Just started listening to 'Talk Salad and Scrambled Eggs'.

Matt Mira and Kevin Smith's lovefest for 'Frasier' and other 90s stuff. Sometimes they even talk about the good doctor and co. The 'pilot', episode 000, is worth listing to just to remind you how awesome 'Frasier' was.

Author:  Grim... [ Sun Jun 28, 2015 19:55 ]
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Wasn't it "tossed salad and scrambled eggs"?

Author:  Zardoz [ Sun Jun 28, 2015 20:14 ]
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Yes. And they changed it to Talk because they talk about Frasier.

Author:  Grim... [ Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:09 ]
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It's actually a pretty clever theme song, because it describes what the show is about (sort of) while mostly sounding like a random collection of words.

Author:  Zardoz [ Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:42 ]
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Cleverer than you.

Author:  Trousers [ Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:10 ]
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I just finished Serial - http://serialpodcast.org/

Investigate journalist looks into a cold case from 15 years ago and the detail surrounding the case is like something out of CSI only even more convoluted and without a magic maguffin to tie everything up neatly. Appeal is still ongoing but it's quite reminiscent of the West Memphis Three with a lot of the case resting on a perception of the accused rather than actual facts.

13 episodes and well worth a listen.

Author:  Grim... [ Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:46 ]
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I also recommend Serial.

Author:  JBR [ Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:23 ]
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Ditto. The 'follow up' (by different people - an interested group of lawyers) Undisclosed: The state vs Adnan Syed is much less storified and is more dry, but is probably excellent if you're really really into the legalities of it all.

Author:  DBSnappa [ Tue Jun 30, 2015 13:11 ]
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romanista wrote:
I Radiolab.. briljant investigation of curiousities

Agree. This is generally very good.
I also recommend...
StarTalk Radio. Neil DeGrasse Tyson does pop science and astrophysics. Usually has a comedian co-hosting and frequently has great guests.
No Such Thing As A Fish.
Tech Weekly and Science Weekly from the Guardian
The Infinite Monkey Cage, on occasionally for brief runs, Prof Brian Cox and Robin Ince co-host a usually humorous panel discussion on science topics
The Life Scientific. Jim Al Khalili talks to eminent scientists.
Kermode and Mayo's Film Review. This is the podcast of their Friday afternoon Radio 5 live show.
The Empire Podcast. Films, film news, reviews, guests, every Friday.
Richard Herring is back at the Leicester Sq theatre doing podcasts again. If you like Herring you should like this.

Author:  Kern [ Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:33 ]
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Kern wrote:
Just started listening to 'Talk Salad and Scrambled Eggs'.

Matt Mira and Kevin Smith's lovefest for 'Frasier' and other 90s stuff. Sometimes they even talk about the good doctor and co. The 'pilot', episode 000, is worth listing to just to remind you how awesome 'Frasier' was.


Whilst the show's 'everything-but-Frasier' chat can be grating at times (I find myself skipping bits), I'm still enjoying this. It's kind of like having friends round to watch a TV programme and you spend the time talking about everything but the action. One for whiling away empty hours.

However, the most recent, episode 13, has a two-hour conversation with Peri Gilpin. No ground-breaking revelations, but wonderful to listen to her voice.

Author:  DavPaz [ Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:34 ]
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Just finished the first episode of Serial. Hooked, I am.

Author:  Grim... [ Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:26 ]
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It's real!

Author:  DavPaz [ Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:18 ]
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Did we know Season 2 of Serial was available? We did not. Now we do.

Author:  JBR [ Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:41 ]
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It is very different. Still good, but took me a while to get into it.

Author:  The Great Tyrant [ Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:45 ]
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I think I couldn't get over the fact that it wasn't a sequel to the first series, which was EXCELLENT.

Will give it another listen. Exercise bike is arriving today so will need some exercise podcasts :D

Author:  Kern [ Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:01 ]
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Although it started in 2010 I've just started listening to The Rex Factor. It's a humorous romp through all the English (series 1) and Scottish (series 2) monarchs scoring them, Top Trump-style, on key factors like 'battleliness', 'scandal', and 'subjectivity' (would you want to have been their subject?), before a decision on whether they held the elusive 'Rex Factor'.

Only heard the introductory episode and the first proper podcast on Alfred the Great but already I'm hooked - people talking and joking about history always appeals, even if the sound quality is a bit poor. Only another 50 or so to get through to Liz the Second.

Author:  DavPaz [ Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:49 ]
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Listening to Limetown. It's presented as a podcast, but it's a drama. It's obviously based on Serial, even to the extent that the narrator sounds a lot like Sarah Koenig. A bit cheesy, but well put together and compelling. Also, it has a moment that startled me so much, I nearly drove off the road! Recommended

Author:  KovacsC [ Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:57 ]
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I have finished Serial. I loved the two series.

Any recommendations for stories. Sci-fi and fantasy.

I have done the whole Scott Siglar back catalogue, and the showdow publication series.

Author:  Morte [ Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:22 ]
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If you like football, or silliness, or both, then I recommend Athletico Mince from Bob Mortimer and the fellow who runs the 'Get in the Sea' Twitter account (Andy Dawson).

https://audioboom.com/channel/athletico-mince

Author:  KovacsC [ Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:37 ]
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Morte wrote:
If you like football, or silliness, or both, then I recommend Athletico Mince from Bob Mortimer and the fellow who runs the 'Get in the Sea' Twitter account (Andy Dawson).

https://audioboom.com/channel/athletico-mince


Just down loaded.. thanks

Author:  Grim... [ Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:03 ]
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KovacsC wrote:
Any recommendations for stories. Sci-fi and fantasy.

Around a decade ago I used to listen to Escape Pod. It might still exist.

It does! http://escapepod.org/

Author:  Grim... [ Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:07 ]
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Oh my God, "My Dad Wrote a Porno" is fucking hilarious.

Author:  Squirt [ Thu Jul 21, 2016 13:35 ]
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It's great, isn't it? Proper funny.

Also, thanks for the Rex Factor tip, I'm up to Malcolm II of Scotland already! ( Hooray for 12 hours of commute per weeks :)

Author:  Grim... [ Thu Jul 21, 2016 13:38 ]
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Proper funny. I am snorting away with laughter on the train.

Quote:
"... said Donna."
"Donna? Who the fuck is Donna?"
"Oh god, he means 'Bella'."
"Oh dad."

Author:  Grim... [ Thu Jul 21, 2016 13:55 ]
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I thought I recognised the woman's voice - it's Alice Levine off Radio 1.

Author:  Cras [ Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:03 ]
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Grim... wrote:
Oh my God, "My Dad Wrote a Porno" is fucking hilarious.


Fucking hell, this is amazing.

Author:  BertyBasset [ Sat Jul 23, 2016 13:20 ]
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The Guardian did an article "The 50 podcasts you need to hear" a couple of months ago.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... ent-serial

I've been listening to the new Adam Buxton podcast (wouldn't have known it existed if not for the article). Very enjoyable.

Author:  Goddess Jasmine [ Tue Aug 23, 2016 20:00 ]
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Cras wrote:
Grim... wrote:
Oh my God, "My Dad Wrote a Porno" is fucking hilarious.


Fucking hell, this is amazing.

Just about to start book two...

Author:  Cras [ Tue Aug 23, 2016 22:42 ]
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This week's episode is fucking amazing. Rocky lives on some other planet.

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Wed Aug 24, 2016 17:24 ]
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I gave MDWAP a go today, and it is just as you say, fucking hilarious.
I'm never going to be able to listen to Alice Levine on the radio without hearing her swear now though.

Author:  Grim... [ Wed Aug 24, 2016 19:15 ]
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Right? You wait until Levine starts loosening up on what she talks about.

Author:  Goddess Jasmine [ Wed Aug 24, 2016 19:47 ]
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I'm loving the second book more. It referred to the terrorist plot today. I never knew pots and pans could be so dangerous!

Author:  Grim... [ Wed Aug 24, 2016 20:33 ]
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Wait for Countess Zara. Daaaaaaaaarlink

Author:  mrak [ Wed Aug 24, 2016 20:42 ]
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Hello, viewers! (BANG! *dies*) This week I have been mostly listening to the Fat-Pie Waller FM podcasts. To describe, a semi-pastiche of local radio taking in irony, surrealism and vulgarity in a way I find immensely satisfying, amusing.

There aren't that many episodes and the first six are getting on for a decade old but the last three are slightly more recent with the last episode so far being Jan this year so it's easy to listen from the start. It's suppositively refreshing!

Author:  Cras [ Wed Aug 24, 2016 21:34 ]
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Grim... wrote:
Right? You wait until Levine starts loosening up on what she talks about.


"STOP STOP STOP. You can't grab someone by the cervix!"

Author:  Grim... [ Wed Aug 24, 2016 21:44 ]
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If you like surreal local radio podcasts then I'd imagine they don't come more surreal than "Welcome to Night Vale."

"There is a new dog park near the outskirts of town. Humans are not allowed in the dog park. Dogs are not allowed in the dog park. Ignore the hooded figures who roam the dog park. Do not look at the dog park. Citizens are not even supposed to be consciously aware of the dog park, so they could not possibly be receiving a menacing and unearthly voice instructing listeners to bring precious metals and toddlers to the dog park."

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Wed Aug 24, 2016 21:51 ]
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Another interesting one by one of the Night Vale creators is Alice Isn't Dead. Less surreal and more like a Stephen King book.

Author:  Goddess Jasmine [ Wed Aug 24, 2016 22:13 ]
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Cras wrote:
Grim... wrote:
Right? You wait until Levine starts loosening up on what she talks about.


"STOP STOP STOP. You can't grab someone by the cervix!"

I love that she Googled it and educated everybody. :D

Author:  Kern [ Fri Aug 26, 2016 18:33 ]
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Finished series one of 'Rex Factor'. Really enjoyed the ride, and even let out an involuntary 'whoop' when the one I'd been backing (after my other two favourites were knocked out in the supremely pointless but utterly compelling playoffs) 'won'. Learnt loads about English history that I never knew before, and have already bought or requested library books on the Plantagenets and Aethalstan, as well as being introduced to lesser-known figures such as William IV, the immortal and omnipresent Dunstan, the great Cnut, and MANNYYYY!

I think I'm going to take a break and listen to other podcasts (including the ones I've abandoned to get through all 1200 years of Rex) before taking on the Scottish monarchs.

Author:  Grim... [ Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:20 ]
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#poorDes

Author:  Squirt [ Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:57 ]
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Kern wrote:
I think I'm going to take a break and listen to other podcasts (including the ones I've abandoned to get through all 1200 years of Rex) before taking on the Scottish monarchs.


The early Scots kings are a bit odd after the later English ones, as there is almost no written record of them. The Aed episode is pretty funny because of this!

Author:  KovacsC [ Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:21 ]
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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
Cras wrote:
Grim... wrote:
Oh my God, "My Dad Wrote a Porno" is fucking hilarious.


Fucking hell, this is amazing.

Just about to start book two...



I am on the 3rd chapter of book 1, i nearly crashed laughing. Perhaps not a book for listening to and from work

Author:  Grim... [ Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:24 ]
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Have you got to "Who's Donna?"

Author:  KovacsC [ Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:38 ]
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No, I am at the regional sales meeting... just met Des

Author:  TheVision [ Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:46 ]
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Grim... wrote:
Have you got to "Who's Donna?"


I've been listening to it. Do you think he's getting Donna confused with famous adult star, Belladonna?

Author:  Grim... [ Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:53 ]
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Nah, more likely the flower of the same name.

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