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What are some good podcasts to subscribe to?

Asked by cooolbeans (85 points ) October 18th, 2009

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ShiningToast's avatar

Diggnation! If you like drunk tech humor.

In all seriousness, it all depends on what you are interested in.

I rather like the You Look Nice Today podcast, as well as other tech news podcasts.

evegrimm's avatar

What sorts of things are you into?

@ShiningToast got there before me!

forestGeek's avatar

This American Life is a must!!!!!

welcome to Fluther!

mcbealer's avatar

NPR Fresh Air
This American Life
and Car Talk, although I can’t seem to find you a link!!

forestGeek's avatar

@mcbealer – I think we wrote that at the very same moment…like minds? you owe me a coke

peedub's avatar

I concur, This American Life.

For music, THE. BEST. EVER. is Beats In Space.

Fabriclive is great too.

XOIIO's avatar

Wired, the popsci podcast. The dilbert podcasts.

Haroot's avatar

I’d suggest the 4Player Podcast. Mainly a video game podcast, but they tend to talk about anything and everything at times. There’s pretty explicit though.

Website: http://4playerpodcast.com/

mcbealer's avatar

@forestGeek ~ very funny!! a coke though? ya sure?

forestGeek's avatar

@peedub – oh yes, beats in space, my second choice!

forestGeek's avatar

@mcbealer – right right, you actually owe me about $50.00, or the perfect preserved specimen of the Giant Humboldt Squid…I’d prefer the squid

mcbealer's avatar

@forestGeek ~ I’m afraid I can make payment to you in shekels only… the rest of my funds are tied up right now in some land development deals securing a few hundred acres of mushroom forests

forestGeek's avatar

mushrooms please

XOIIO's avatar

Personally I would invest in truffles.

jackm's avatar

This American Life should be heard by everyone.

nisse's avatar

+1 for diggnation

mcbealer's avatar

@forestGeek ~ sadly, the chupacabra ate all the shrooms!!

forestGeek's avatar

I almost forgot the KEXP Podcast

colonel_panic's avatar

I like news podcasts. I watch Democracy Now! and Amanpour.

evegrimm's avatar

Well, the OP hasn’t responded, so…

Librivox has audio books in the public domain (nothing new) that are free to listen to. I’ve only come across one “bad” volunteer reader; most are average to very good. Good for if you need to fall asleep, or pass the time, or want to read a classic but don’t want to “read” a classic.

Also, RadioLab is perhaps one of the coolest shows ever. It has interviews, great sound effects, music, and accessible (and interesting!) science. It’s sort of like NOVA for your ears!

MacBean's avatar

@evegrimm: Is the “bad” reader the woman who reads in monotone? Or have you not found her yet?

evegrimm's avatar

@MacBean, I was actually referring to that hyper kid (with a very fake accent) who reads Sherlock Holmes. Hmm…may have come across the woman who reads in monotone…which books does she read from? Do you remember?

MacBean's avatar

@evegrimm: I think I’ve only run across stuff read by her in short story collections.

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