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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix The Wife

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    What are the current favorites? I listen to too many but they really get me through the slow days at the office. Current favorites are:

    Pop Rocket - sort of like a filthier Pop Culture Happy Hour, hosted by Guy Branum who I find quite funny

    The Worst Best Sellers - they review terrible books and do dramatic readings

    We Have Concerns - they take a weird science-y article every episode and discuss it with some improve

    A Storm of Spoilers - Game of Thrones centric but only if you've read the books and every set report and rumour going around

    And there are of course the staples: /Film, Firewall & Iceberg, Pop Culture Hapoy Hour, Rachel & Miles Xplain the X-men and A Cast of Kings.

    Any recommendations?
     
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  2. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    I currently listen to the following:

    The Flop House
    Page 94: The Private Eye Podcast
    No Such Thing As A Fish
    Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast
    Welcome To Night Vale
    The Bugle
    The Archers
    BBC Friday Night Comedy
    Answer Me This
    Richard Herring: As It Occurs To Me
    BBC Radio 4 General Knowledge Quizzes
    BBC Comedy of The Week
    More or Less
    Polling matters
    The Allusionist
    Ask Me Another
    Judge John Hodgman
    International Waters
     
  3. Diddy

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    How do you keep up?!

    At the moment I'm only listening to Rachel & Miles X-plain the X-men, and Radio 4's More or Less
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix The Wife

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    I listen while working (if I'm doing tasks that don't need a lot of concentration) and while I play on my PS3.

    Here's my full list:

    Pop Rocket
    The Worst Bestsellers
    A Storm of Spoilers
    Tom & Lorenzo Pop Style Opinion Fest
    We Have Concerns
    This American Life
    Serial (when it's on)
    What's the Tee
    Rachel & Miles Xplain the X-men
    Give Me Fiction
    Firewall & Iceberg
    Girl on Guy
    The Dissolve Posdcast
    A Cast of Kings
    A Podcast of Ice and Fire
    Cast of Thrones
    Boars, Gore and Swords
    Boiled Leather
    Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan
    Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
    Pop Culture Happy Hour
    Savage Lovecast
    Throwing Shade
    /Film
     
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  5. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock TRAY UP, BITCH

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    I fluctuate between the following:

    This American Life
    How Did This Get Made?
    BBC More or Less
    The Flop House
    Freakonomics radio
    What's the Tee?
    The Bugle (occasionally)
    Radiolab (few episodes here and there)
    Criminal (few episodes here and there)
    Serial (when it's on)

    I would listen to far more but i've been working my way through the considerable archives of the above and thus don't really have the time to follow more as they go.
     
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  6. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I do all of these, although only More Or Less if the subject interests me. Plus Grammar Girl, and The Media Podcast.
     
  7. Phoenix

    Phoenix The Wife

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    Just discovered a new one called The Sewers of Paris which is interviews with gay guys about what influenced them as they were growing up. The first episode included Eurovision and the second one Bag It Up.
     
  8. Chlammy

    Chlammy So hey, let's be friends.

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    I love the HowStuffWorks podcasts. Stuff You Missed In History class hones in on one topic per episode and gives a 30 minutes or so rundown on it. Stuff You Should Know covers all sorts really, from science to sociology to whatever else. And Stuff They Don't Want You to Know is conspiracy theory based.

    Also, Slate's Audio Book Club and some wrestling ones.
     
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  9. JillTyrell

    JillTyrell Deep inside I am profoundly lonely.

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    Avoid the RuPaul one, unless you want to hear the same five stories repeated week after week.
     
  10. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    Hang on, I never knew there were three! I've been listening to Stuff You Should Know for a year now, but need to investigate the others now!
     
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    COB Hog Frenzy

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    ZZ lacklustre forgotten diva

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    I absolutely adore NPR Planet Money and NPR TED Radio Hour. Also The Allusionist, Death Sex And Money and Freakonomics Radio.
     
  13. Halli

    Halli sippin' champagne from a paper cup

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    LBC Steve Allen
     
  14. Diddy

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    I've been staying true to Rachel & Miles X-plain the X-men. Turns out it's them I like, rather than the subject material, when two other guys covered for them last week, it was flat as a pancake.

    Got put off Freakonomics, just makes me miss More or Less. He did an interview with Anziz whatshisname from Parks & Rec but sounded so uninterested, really put me off.

    Plumbing the Death Star is a bit too "obnoxious Internet nerds" and seem to think they are very clever... But it's ok.
     
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  15. straightorbroken

    straightorbroken Trust the Duchess

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    I actually listened to the RuPaul one for the first time last night. Initially he sounded uncanilly like that rubbish drag queen who does the red carpet reporting for the reunion episodes, but I actually found the whole thing (or the half that I managed) rather enjoyable and relaxing.
     
  16. Phoenix

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    I don't listen to all the episodes but like Jill said, there's a lot of repetition. The story of Michelle trying to convince Ru to tour must have been repeated at least three times. The last one I listened to was the Laganja Estranja one which was there so she could repent her sins as the two of them to bless her.
     
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    straightorbroken Trust the Duchess

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    I got the Shangela one. What I will say is there wasn't too much repitition (yet), but when excited it was lots of "I.. I.. I.." All very "the time has come - for you to spit it out".
     
  18. Chlammy

    Chlammy So hey, let's be friends.

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    There are even more than three! But the others are mostly more techy so I haven't bothered. SYSK is the main one I think, and is brilliant, but I love the History one. You should check it out.
     
  19. Halli

    Halli sippin' champagne from a paper cup

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    SorB you would like the Steve Allen podcast on LBC - get the app on your phone. 15 minutes each morning great for the treadmill. He basically goes through the papers and slags everyone off.
     
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  20. straightorbroken

    straightorbroken Trust the Duchess

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    Vadge and a disco beat is all that works for me as far as the treadmill goes, but I'll give it ago when putting my face on in the mornings.
     
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    I've started with What's the T, with Michelle Visage (and promotional concerns provided by RuVC).

    I'm getting a bit sick of listening to Visage going on about her health evangelism. She's yelling at me now to look for my local organic juicery. REALLY QUEEN?
     
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    Turns out it's not just health evangelism, it's just her talking about her and fishing for compliments and somehow bragging about herself too. I might just download the ones with guests.
     
  23. JillTyrell

    JillTyrell Deep inside I am profoundly lonely.

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again - if you want to continue to like Ru (and to a certain extent Michelle, although she does come off better) then don't continue listening to the podcasts.
     
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    Oh dear :D Why's that?

    Edit: I should just read the thread...
     
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  25. JillTyrell

    JillTyrell Deep inside I am profoundly lonely.

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    Apart from the repetition of the same themes/stories week after week after week, the Drag Race magic they use to put Ru in a positive light is all too missing on the podcasts and you soon realise he's actually incapable of talking at length in coherent sentences. He also makes it quite clear he hates doing drag and it's only for the DOLLAR.
     
  26. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I've recently discovered and am enjoying very much The Comedian's Comedian podcast http://www.comedianscomedian.com/

    Stuart Goldsmith (a comedian I don't think I was aware of until he appeared on Alan Davies As Yet Untitled) interviews a different comedian or comic writer about how they write and their motivation etc, invariably heading off on many tangents. Most episodes are over an hour long, but they aren't a slog at all, although there are over 150 episodes and so far I've been very much cherry picking who I want to listen to for that period of time. He has a fair few big names (Matt Lucas & Dara O'Briain both fairly recently), and also lots who I'm not at all familiar with.

    I listened to my first episode with some trepidation, feeling it could be a bit wanky and pretentious hearing comedians drone on about their craft, but it isn't at all.
     
  27. Phoenix

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    I've added a few since this thread was started but most notably You Must Remember This which is about old Hollywood stories. The first few episodes are from all over, Lauren Baccal, Madonna, Howard Hughes, etc... But now she does them in series, the first one was about Charles Manson and the second about MGM Studios.
     
  28. Phoenix

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    Anyone listens to My Dad Wrote A Porno? It's hilarious.
     
  29. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    What tosh, the Ru one is FAB.

    Occasionally they have a dull guest on who doesn't really pique my interest, but on the whole it's really funny and warm and the chemistry between Ru and Michelle is very endearing.

    He knows he can't remember a thing and dips into his world theories a lot, but it's all good fun.
     
  30. Christian

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    Not heard this one and not sure I want to.

    I've got a load of tech podcasts that form my mainstay plus some choice cuts from Radio 4 (Friday Night Comedy, The Film Programme, This Week In Westminster).
     
  31. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I don't, but I have a friend who raves about it. I really ought to investigate for myself, I guess.
     
  32. Phoenix

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    It's amazing, a guy and his two friends read a self published erotic novel written by his dad.
     
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    I'm almost all the way through the Thinking Sideways back catalogue (unsolved mysteries/conspiracy theories) and in the market for something similar when I finally do run out
     
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    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    :D :zombie:

    I'll give it a try...
     
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    monsta CAUGHT YOUR FEVER

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    We read Belinda Blinked (the erotic novel) as a book group on the beach at Sitges this year and literally DIED OF LAUGHTER.

    Turkey sandwiches and Chilean wine with a youngish man in a medium sized maze ALL ROUND. I'll never be able to participate in a TOMBOLA ever again.

    My poor cervix.
     
  36. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    Generation Why! Pretty much the same thing.
     
  37. JillTyrell

    JillTyrell Deep inside I am profoundly lonely.

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    Any standout ones you'd recommend?
     
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    Some of my faves:

    Disappearance of Ben McDaniels
    Death of Annie Bojesson
    Area 51 broadcast interruption
    White House farm murders
    Lake City quiet pills
    The Beaumont Children
    The Sodder Children
    The Springfield Three
    Death of Princess Diana
    Disappearance of Sneha Philip
    Madeleine McCann
    The Tylenol Murders
    Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers

    The best ones are where there's enough interesting information to drown out the annoying tendencies of the hosts. When the story isn't good, everything falls to pieces. I was listening to one the other day about whether some baseball player hit a ball out of Yankee Stadium - who gives a fuck?
     
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    Thanks! I haven't ever listened to that one and was put off because I thought it was more a comedy thing for some reason, but I'll give it a go
     
  40. JillTyrell

    JillTyrell Deep inside I am profoundly lonely.

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    Thanks!

    I'll check them out although maybe not the Maddie one - we all know there's NO MYSTERY there.
     

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