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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:02 pm

Ever since picking up an ipod touch and gaining access to the wireless network at work, I've been listening to a lot of podcasts. Here's some of them!

Weekend Confirmed - Pretty great 2 hour weekly videogame podcast. Garnett Lee (former 1UP guy), Jeff Canata, and Brian Leahy, resident Starcraft 2 obsessive, and whatever guest / friend they manage to wrangle. Adam Sessler was on last weeks' pre-E3 show.

Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier's SModcast - Usually about an hour worth of Kevin and Scott (or Kevin and another friend, if Scott happens to be elsewhere) talking about pretty much anything and everything. Gaspingly funny at times. Really weird to go through the archives backwards, though, and hear Smith get over, and then get upset about, the semi-failure of Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

WTF with Marc Maron Comedian interviews other comedians. The recent discussion with Carlos Mencia and other comedians who know him regarding the accusations Mencia has always faced that he's a huge joke thief was really good.

TEDTalks Podcast Not strictly a podcast designed to be a podcast, but being able to listen to the individual talks at work is nice.

The podcast of Rachel Maddow's show is also a daily listen.
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Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:11 am

Just thought I'd post the PA/PVP D&D podcasts. This one is my all time favorite episode.

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Postby Bunyip » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:01 pm

Film Junk!

Dry Canadians talk about movies. I love it so much. There's some other film podcasts I'll listen to occasionally, like the slashfilmcast and Mark Kermode's weekly radio show with Simon Mayo, but I keep coming back to the Junk.

I'm also slowly working through all the Ricky Gervais podcasts.

The recent discussion with Carlos Mencia and other comedians who know him regarding the accusations Mencia has always faced that he's a huge joke thief was really good.


So, is he a huge joke thief?

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Postby Gobo » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:13 am

Big fan of Smodcast, WTF and TED also.

When it comes to other comedy podcasts, Doug Loves Movies, the Nerdist and You Look Nice Today are all great.

11 O'Clock Comics and iFanboy are fun comic book podcasts

The Moth is a great story telling podcast

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Postby OMGBEES » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:51 am

I like Retronauts but I only tune in from time to time.

I've been trying to listen to audiobooks lately. I'm working my way through The Moon is a Harsh Mistress right now.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:38 am

Bunyip wrote:
The recent discussion with Carlos Mencia and other comedians who know him regarding the accusations Mencia has always faced that he's a huge joke thief was really good.


So, is he a huge joke thief?


The general consensus seems to be that everyone except for him thinks so. Maron may have been trying to be more political than anything else, but he suggests that Mencia may not actually realize he's stealing people's bits.

One of the biggest pieces of evidence for it is that Mencia has a bit that sounds almost exactly like one from Bill Cosby's Himself. Mencia protests that he never saw that performance, which seems off considering it's one of the most famous performances from one of the most famous comedians of all time.

Decide for yourself.

Another reason for a lot of the ill will towards him is the way he apparently behaves towards his fellow comedians. For instance, he had an up-and-coming Latino comic that he had hired on to be a warm-up act for him. Fast-forward a few years, and this comic gets his first headlining gig in Las Vegas; name on the marquee and everything. Mencia shows up backstage, asks if he can go out and do 20 minutes; up-and-comer says Yes, of course you can! Mencia proceeds to go out and do at least an hour, possibly two hours worth of material. Up-and comer never gets on stage.

(He does have a name by the way, I've just forgotten it. I'll have to listen to the podcast again.)

Gobo wrote:The Moth is a great story telling podcast


Oh hell, Moth Radio Hour has a podcast? Gimme.
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Postby OMGBEES » Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:01 am

Holy fuckass, I goddam love Weekend Confirmed. It's most of the cast that made the 1Up stuff so good. Fast, funny, usually clever. This show is, literally, weasel-shitting good. I laughed so hard at one point I lost control of my bowels, and live weasels boiled forth from my anus.

I have it set up on a MediaFly account, which is a pretty awesome service. I set it up to use through the WD Live, but I'm using it a lot through my computer, as well.

EDIT: HUNDREDS OF WEASELS
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Postby dogmeat » Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:04 pm

I love the Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Just five minutes a day, it's delightful.

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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:01 am

OMGBEES wrote:Holy fuckass, I goddam love Weekend Confirmed. It's most of the cast that made the 1Up stuff so good. Fast, funny, usually clever. This show is, literally, weasel-shitting good. I laughed so hard at one point I lost control of my bowels, and live weasels boiled forth from my anus.

I have it set up on a MediaFly account, which is a pretty awesome service. I set it up to use through the WD Live, but I'm using it a lot through my computer, as well.

EDIT: HUNDREDS OF WEASELS


Holy crap, you liked something I recommended, I think that puts me at 1 for 165 or so... :lol:
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Postby OMGBEES » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:17 am

Hey, you're in the top 20 then!
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Postby Dynagrip » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:32 pm

I listen to Stuff You Should Know, Radiolab, and This American Life, the most.

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Postby SporkAndrew » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:22 am

Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode's film reviews are a nice weekly run-down of what's going on in the movie world. Everything's probably a bit out of date for US listeners, but even if you don't agree with Kermode some of the vitriol he spouts can be amusing.

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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:46 pm

Oh gods, listening to Jeff Canata going off about Deadly Premonition in the latest Weekend Confirmed is, perhaps, one of the greatest things of all time.

Normally I'm not big on the music breaks; not that I hate them, but with one or two exceptions I'm generally ambivalent towards 'em. Really liked the Simon Jain 'Feels Like You' track this week, though.
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Postby OMGBEES » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:02 pm

Too-Much-Coffee Mistress wrote:Oh gods, listening to Jeff Canata going off about Deadly Premonition in the latest Weekend Confirmed is, perhaps, one of the greatest things of all time.

Normally I'm not big on the music breaks; not that I hate them, but with one or two exceptions I'm generally ambivalent towards 'em. Really liked the Simon Jain 'Feels Like You' track this week, though.


Ha ha that was great. I have a fondness for Deadly Premonition and I still loved that.
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Postby OMGBEES » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:28 pm

Hey, does anyone have any good MUSIC podcasts?
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Postby pablo banquo » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:43 am

Try Cocktail Nation.
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Postby OMGBEES » Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:13 am

Thanks, I think I will!

Anyone else? I need to balance talking and music.
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Postby OMGBEES » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:47 am

Really kind of impressed with Podcast Nation. Basically they take a bunch (like 10-15) small, unknown game podcasts, take all the commentary on some subject from them, and edit them together into one two hour show. I only listened to the one, but really liked it which is impressive given that it was about Zelda.
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Postby OMGBEES » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:36 am

Really enjoying "All In the Mind" as well. They had this long show on this horrible Australian asylum which was just wonderfully awful. Fascinating stuff, all loosely under the heading of "dealing with thinking and shit."

Right now it's about the shit that brain surgeons do while they are cutting your brain apart.
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Postby OMGBEES » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:42 pm

Bunyip wrote:Film Junk!

Dry Canadians talk about movies. I love it so much. There's some other film podcasts I'll listen to occasionally, like the slashfilmcast and Mark Kermode's weekly radio show with Simon Mayo, but I keep coming back to the Junk.



I was pretty disappointed with this. Possibly I just don't care enough about movies.
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