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What Podcasts Do You Listen To?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:43 pm
by Ribbons
So here's a thread that people might like. Anyhoo, in the last half a year or so, podcasts have become fairly popular you don't even necessarily need an iPod to listen to podcasts. I've sort of been interested in checking out a couple of podcasts as well. Problem is, I don't know where to jump in; probably at least a few other people here felt the same way.

So I was wondering if any of my fellow Zoners had any podcast recommendations that they'd like to share with the rest of us. Descriptions of what the podcast is and what you like about it would be greatly appreciated. Also, if any of you produce your own podcasts, feel free to share the nitty gritty here as well, so long as it doesn't veer too much into Shameless Self-Promotion territory. Enjoy!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:49 pm
by colonel_lugz
Im still a little behind on the concept of Podcasts, the only one i frequent is the Gervais one

PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:00 pm
by Ribbons
The Gervais one is one that gets much love here; probably because it's Ricky Gervais and because it also happens to be free. That's one I should consider giving a look-see as well. Hmm...

PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:01 pm
by colonel_lugz
You see? I didnt even know you had to pay for the buggers

PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:03 pm
by Eric G
I love listening to The Cage. I miss out on it sometimes because of work but I catch the Podcast. What's The Cage you ask? This is the Cage

It's a bit wrong....but oh so right.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:03 pm
by Ribbons
Some of them you do, some of them you don't. It depends. I think the Gervais podcast will cost money next "season," but for now it's free.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:14 pm
by cinephile2000
I get the Marvel Podcast, the Attack of the Show video podcast, the Happy Tree friends video, the Geekintertainment podcast, Superman returns video diaries podcast, and the Tiki Bar podcast.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:24 pm
by Ribbons
Man, I would've figured this thread would actually be popular. Nobody else listens to podcasts? Or is even the slightest bit interested in them in a way that they can articulate? Bah!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:29 pm
by jgraphix
Nope...between movies, t.v. shows, games, books, magazines, school and work I don't have time for any of that. I am however interested in hearing the Gervais one...maybe someday.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:30 pm
by Eric G
Ribbons wrote:Man, I would've figured this thread would actually be popular. Nobody else listens to podcasts? Or is even the slightest bit interested in them in a way that they can articulate? Bah!


Podcasts



Are




Cool.




Articulate much?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:34 pm
by Seppuku
seppukudkurosawa wrote:A big thank ya very much in advance.


Cheers Eric, I'm downloading the mp4 now. I love me some Gervais rambling. I remember listening to his radio show on XFM, and he could bullshit about nothing with the best of them. 8)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:43 pm
by Eric G
Download the MP3

here
(suitable for playing directly on your PC or copy it to your portable player)

Download the MP4

here

(enhanced iTunes and photo iPods)

Umm...thats the latest one. I'll post more shortly.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:52 pm
by Eric G
Episode 11:

Download the MP3 here

Download the MP4 here

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:01 pm
by Pacino86845
I listen to Steve Jobs's podcasts... I find his voice to be a like a gentle serenade during a starry night.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:01 am
by Cabiria
I'm a fan of the Gervais podcasts. I'm also pretty keen on the TMBG one. Homestar Runner does more of a vidcast (look at me making up words) with Strong Bad's emails, which is, of course, dead funny.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:42 pm
by horace
Is Gervais STILL free? I thought they were switching to subscriptions and my feed froms eason 1 hasn't been updated?

Others I like are TWiT, ESPN Radio Podcast, Inside The Net, Homestar Runner is great, Slice of SciFi, and the BSG podcast.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:45 pm
by AtomicHyperbole
I just get the Gametrailers video podcasts and Japanese101 (which I haven't had time to digest). I'm SUCH a geek it hurts.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:24 pm
by Cabiria
horace wrote:Is Gervais STILL free? I thought they were switching to subscriptions and my feed froms eason 1 hasn't been updated?

Nope. 1.95 American on i-Tunes, which is a crime.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:36 pm
by doglips
Ribbons wrote:Man, I would've figured this thread would actually be popular. Nobody else listens to podcasts? Or is even the slightest bit interested in them in a way that they can articulate? Bah!


I totally missed this thread until now, Ribbons.

The Gervais podcasts were excellent, and made a nice change for me listening to comedy instead of music on my walk to and from work each day. I enjoyed them so much I downloaded the entire Mighty Boosh radio show from ITunes ( not free, not a podcast ) and now having finished listening to those I am on the lookout for some other comedy podcasts to listen to. Anyone got recommendations to cater for my needs?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:24 am
by horace
Cabiria wrote:
horace wrote:Is Gervais STILL free? I thought they were switching to subscriptions and my feed froms eason 1 hasn't been updated?

Nope. 1.95 American on i-Tunes, which is a crime.


yeah, um... ghey. I hope their viewership flops.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:47 am
by Fried Gold
I frequent quite a few. The main one is Mark Kemode's film reviews from Simon Mayo's Five Live show.

Also a few science and techie shows.

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 3:00 pm
by cinephile2000
ASK A NINJA



Need I say more.

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 4:24 pm
by cinephile2000
its got a ninja answering questions people ask. at askaninja.com or itunes podcasts top ten list. Hilarious stuff.

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 4:25 pm
by Ribbons
cinephile2000 wrote:Need I say more?


Yes. What is this... Ask a Ninja? Is that it? What is this Ask a Ninja of which you speak?

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 5:07 pm
by tapehead
You will show us the ninjas?

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 5:41 pm
by Bob Samonkey
Cabiria wrote:I'm a fan of the Gervais podcasts. I'm also pretty keen on the TMBG one. Homestar Runner does more of a vidcast (look at me making up words) with Strong Bad's emails, which is, of course, dead funny.



Same exact thing. Damn

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 10:48 pm
by DDMAN26
I listen to

DC Comic
Marvel Podcasts
Vintage Tooncasts(video)
Bob and Brian two local guys who don't get into Howard Stern nonsense.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:30 pm
by logan181
If you love your comic books try...

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:53 pm
by Bob Samonkey
logan181 wrote:If you love your comic books try...


Thats just cruel

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:56 pm
by thebostonlocksmith
Sounds like he's giving advice, like your comic books have cheated on you and your not sure whether to give them a second chance. Perhaps that what they mean.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:56 pm
by thebostonlocksmith
Sounds like he's giving advice, like your comic books have cheated on you and your not sure whether to give them a second chance. Perhaps that's what they mean...?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:58 pm
by Kilgore
Jimmy Pardo's Never Not Funny is easily my favorite podcast by a landslide.

I also listen to Fanboy Radio a lot, because the comic news, scoops, and interviewees are top-notch. But I can't stand the main host's voice. Makes me want to chew tin-foil.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:11 pm
by Chairman Kaga
The only one I listen to is the Animation Podcast. It helps to keep me motivated.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:14 pm
by Fried Gold
I had an idea for a Zoner Podcast.

It basically involved some us providing alternative commentary tracks for films.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:19 pm
by Chairman Kaga
Brilliant!
Image

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:00 pm
by Ribbons
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:
logan181 wrote:If you love your comic books try...


Thats just cruel


Not sure if you're just messing around or not Bob, but I think he means for you to click on the link in his sig.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:00 pm
by Ribbons
Fried Gold wrote:
Chairman Kaga wrote:I had an idea for a Zoner Podcast.

It basically involved some us providing alternative commentary tracks for films.
Brilliant!
Image


Brilliant!

I mean... uhh... good idea!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:52 pm
by Bob Samonkey
Ribbons wrote:
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:
logan181 wrote:If you love your comic books try...


Thats just cruel


Not sure if you're just messing around or not Bob, but I think he means for you to click on the link in his sig.



I was at work. I turn off the Sig's at work so I did not see it.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:05 pm
by monorail77
I listen to CBC radio a lot. CBC radio has a lot of great shows, my favourites being "Ideas" "Quirks and Quarks" (a science show) and "As It Happens" (current affairs). CBC podcasts all of these shows, and lots more on the CBC Podcasting website. This is great radio. Enjoy.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:39 pm
by minstrel
monorail77 wrote:I listen to CBC radio a lot. CBC radio has a lot of great shows, my favourites being "Ideas" "Quirks and Quarks" (a science show) and "As It Happens" (current affairs). CBC podcasts all of these shows, and lots more on the CBC Podcasting website. This is great radio. Enjoy.


I'm going to give some of these a try. I never really listened to CBC much when I lived in Canada, but my mom did ALL THE TIME, so I'm familiar with these programs from my visits with her. I did enjoy them, but I haven't heard them for years. I'm looking forward to it!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:50 pm
by justcheckin
Virtual Chainsaw...

Belongs to an AICN chat friend...

http://www.virtualchainsaw.com/


Check it out... pretty good and of course it is about movies.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:52 pm
by monorail77
I gotta laugh that CBC is so Toronto-centric, though. Look at the 'Regional Podcasts' at the bottom of the CBC Podcasting page. They've got some provinces, they've got "The North" but then they've got both an Ontario podcast AND a Toronto podcast. Figures.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:01 pm
by St. Alphonzo
All the music geeks might give "All Songs Considered" podcast a try. It can be found on the NPR site. A weekly half-hour show showcasing new releases (of the non-top 40 type), with the odd full-length concert thrown in for good measure. They've had Bjork, Arcade Fire, Peter Bjorn and John, and Andrew Bird full-lengths recently (and the site has a fairly large back catalogue available as well): here

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:53 am
by Maui
Tom Green - he's Canadian eh? He's pretty darn funny.

http://www.tomgreen.com/

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:58 am
by thebostonlocksmith
Mainly just the Ricky Gervais ones, don't really get much time to do it though...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:51 pm
by Zarles
The Lost Podcasts are always very entertaining, and also very free.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:11 am
by DDMAN26
I listen to ESPN's Bill Simmons Podcast. A podcast of the local morning show I listen too, mostly just special guests or the sports segment. I'm a huge Walt Disney World nut so I listen to the WDW Radio Show which is the best podcast out there.

You know what's a podcast I would like to listen to? The Aint It Cool Podcast. Anyone know if something is in the works for that?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:53 pm
by Cha-Ka Khan
I really dig old-tyme radio shows. I just recently subscribed to Science Fiction Theater which has all sorts of old sci-fi radio shows.

This one in particular, has to be listened to to be believed.

It's called "First Contact" and is about mankind's first encounter with an alien life form. CLASSIC stuff... with dialogue so filled with sci-fi gobbledygook mumbo-jumbo it makes no sense. Dialog like:

Mr. Dort: "Now they're sending modulated short-wave at us, Sir!"

Captain: "Frequency modulated?"

Mr. Dort: "Yes Sir!"

The captain is completely insane, sounding like J. Peterman from Seinfeld, only more aggressive and abusive. Upon first sighting the alien ship on their sights, the captain launches into a monologue about how it was only a matter of time before we came in contact with another alien civiliaztion, only to visciously turn on Mr. Dort asking an innocent question:

Captain: "Mathematically it's been an odds-on bet that we'd come across a civilization with an intelligence and technology equal to or greater than our own... nobody could ever guess where or when we'd meet them... looks like we've done it now."

Mr. Dort: "Do you think they'll be friendly Sir?"

Captain: "Ready the blasters!"

Mr. Dort: "But Sir, the blasters were designed for meteroids! They were never meant to serve as weapons!"

Captain: "They can serve as pretty good ones... because WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE LIKE, YOU FOOL!! And we can't take a chance! We can't trust them a fraction of an inch... Sure, I know, "Let's try and find out all we can about them! Let's meet! Let's try to be friends!" But that ship out there... we daren't! And do you know why? Because they have Locators, and they might trace us all the way back home without our knowing it! And we can't risk a non-human race knowing where Earth is... Unless we're sure of them! And HOW CAN WE BE SURE?!? Do you know, Mr. Dort? DO YOU?!? Do you KNOW, Mr. Dort? With your sentimental, Pollyanna slushpile that calls itself your brain? YOUR MIND?!?"

:lol: Classic.

Check out the MP3 at the link to hear for yourself.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:21 pm
by Phantombanana
Totally Rad show
SModcast
Podtoid
Full moon show
are the ones I listen to every week

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:01 pm
by Cha-Ka Khan
This American Life, a great show produced by Chicago Public Radio, has an episode called "Unconditional Love" that explores the story of parents loving (or not loving) difficult children.

It starts off with a short retrospective of Harlow's famous experiment in the 50s that showed how baby monkeys strove for their mothers' love, even if the "mother" was a terrycloth doll with a cue ball for a head, or if the surrogate mother would shoot metal rods out of it's body while the baby tried to hug it. If the baby's didn't get love from the mother, they literally withered and died.

It then tells the story of Daniel Solomon, who, for the first 7 years of his life lived in a crib with another boy in a Romanian orphanage... receiving no love, no toys, no comfort (he had to sleep sitting up so both he and the other kid could fit).

This kid's story should be made into a movie. What happens to him is unbelievably heartbreaking, but ultimately hopeful. He's interviewed as a teenager, and to hear him describe his early life, where he had barely any understanding of what life even was, is extremely telling, especially after hearing about the monkeys, and thinking about how this boy no family, not even knowing the names of the orphanage workers who would come in to feed them. He didn't go outside, he didn't go to school, and the only time he left his crib was to eat and go to the bathroom.

On his crib-mate:
He was more a shy kid, he didn't really say much. It was kinda weird, but it was fun to have him in there. I don't know what we even did, but we were there for seven-and-a-half years and we got along I guess.


On looking out the window and discovering the city:
There was one window where you could see the city, and I don't remember exactly when I started thinking about it, but you kinda started thinking about "What is that?" You know, at night you'd see all these car lights, and all the lights in the city, and I think I started thinking about "What is that?" and "Why am I here, and not there?"


He doesn't remember yearning for a family, because he had no concept of what a family was. Eventually, he gets adopted, and his adoptive parents decide to celebrate his birthday. He doesn't understand, because he never even had a concept of what it means to be born. His parents try to explain it, and he ends up getting confused and thinks that his adoptive parents were his REAL parents and THEY put him in the orphanage and left him there for 7 years.

Of course, his world suddenly comes crashing in around him and he has a mental meltdown... and their dynamic is never the same. He turns into a devil-child, attacking his mom with knives, breaking her nose and smiling, etc. She has to have a bodyguard when he's in the house. No matter what they try, it gets worse. He's diagnosed with Detachment Disorder. Eventually, he understands that the adoptive parents are not his real parents and they are trying to help him, but so many years of animosity have taken their toll. He has rage against his real parents, and it has to be directed somewhere, so he aims it at his adoptive parents. So they go through yet some more extensive and unconditional therapy.

And amazingly, it actually begins to work.

I won't give away the ending but if you make it to the "big scene" and are not teary-eyed when you get to the end of this kid's story, then you are a cruel and heartless bastard. :lol:

The ending isn't as "happy" as Hollywood would probably want to make it, but man, does this kid overcome some emotional strife. Easily one of the most compelling stories I've heard.

You can hear the entire thing by clicking the "Full Episode" icon on the web page. If you need something that will really make you reassess your position and priorities in life, I urge you to give it a listen.