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Friday, 8 May 2009

Lots of podcasts...

Prompted by a request on the Vobes podcast - he wanted to know what other podcasts his listeners enjoy - I thought I'd make a ilst.

Having written it, I'm rather taken aback by the sheer quantity - especially since it's rare that I'll miss an episode of any of them! Most are weekly, some are occasional, and there are a couple of daily ones, too - the mainstays of my commute. I suppose, though, since I'm travelling for three and a quarter hours a day, it's not too much of a surprise that I listen to so much!

Podcasts I currently enjoy (and yes, I do listen to almost all of these regularly!)

Vobeswww.vobes.comOne man and his daily entertainments
The Emma and Pete Showwww.emmaandpete.com/showThe only 'couplecast' I listen to - friendly & geeky!
Stuff You Should Knowwww.howstuffworks.com/stuff-you-should-know-podcast.htmI have learned so much from this!
The ILPwww.theilp.comMusic and chat. Much of it is quite rude.
Total Podcastrophewww.totalpodcastrophe.comUS & UK Comedy collides. In an amusing way
Friday Night Comedy (BBC Radio 4)www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fricomedyRadio 4's 6.30pm show on Fridays - without the music
Max Buffer's Media Museumwww.mediamuseum.co.ukAmusing reminiscences of TV programmes that could well have been made..
The Colonel's Radio Showwww.colonelradioshow.co.ukA mad (and obscene) old colonel and his hapless interviewer. It's not going to end well.
The Onion Radio Newswww.theonion.com/content/radionewsShort implausible news reports.
Clever Little Podwww.cleverlittlepod.comExcellent sketch comedy from a bloke in Birmingham.
The North South Dividewww.thenorthsouthdivideA occasional venture into internet comedy from two ends of the M1
Tech & Science
Material World (BBC Radio 4)www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/materialRadio 4's science & technology programme
Digital Planet www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/digitalpGlobal Tech from the World Service.
Guardian Tech Weeklywww.guardian.co.uk/technology/technology+content/audioThe Guardian's take on technology
Guardian Science Weeklywww.guardian.co.uk/science/science+content/audioThe Guardian's science in audio format
British Macwww.britishmac.comA quirky, very British Apple Mac podcast
TWiT (This Week In Tech)www.twit.tv/twitLeo Laporte's flagship tech show
MacBreak Weekly (TWiT)www.twit.tv/mbwThe Apple Mac show from TWiT
Windows Weekly (TWiT)www.twit.tv/wwThe Microsoft show from TWiT
The Daily Giz Wiz (TWiT)www.twit.tv/DGWA daily gadget - some silly, some ingenious
Engadgetwww.engadget.com/category/podcastsAn audio digest of all that's going on in theworld of gadgets
Guardian Media Talkwww.guardian.co.uk/media/media+content/audioA weekly media show from the Guardian
The Media Show (BBC Radio 4)www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/mediaRadio 4's media programme
Pete Cooper's Bleepshowwww.bleepshow.comSplendid electronica from the internet.
MashupTownwww.mashuptown.comThe latest mashups & bootlegs
The Home Made Hit Showwww.homemadehitshow.comA showcase & discussion for home made music
Prime Minister's Questionswww.number10.gov.uk/Page306The weekly circus from the Houses of Parliament
Thinking Allowedwww.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/taRadio 4's sociology programme
The Alternative Kitchen Gardenerwww.coopette.com/akgEmma Cooper's inspiring kitchen garden podcast
PodQuizwww.podquiz.comA weekly 20 question quiz - often challenging!
The Naked Engilshmanwww.nakedenglishman.co.ukThe regular audio journal of Richard Vobes.

Having written this list, I'm quite surprised about how little music I actually listen to - almost all of these are speech-based. While I'm at home, though, there's music radio on most of the time, and my MP3 player always has a collection of tunes for when I'm not in the mood for talking, or I'm in a rush and need something a little more motivating.

Posted by james at May 8, 2009 9:54 AM

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