Podcast recommendations

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Intiniki posted this 01 September 2016

We have TV, film and music covered. Do we have a podcast thread that I cannot find in the 80 odd pages on here? 

Been dipping in and out of Scroobius Pips distraction pieces podcast for a while and now listening to Adam Buxton and Richard Herring (they do seem to chat to a lot of the same people) plus Dawn O'Porter.  

Any other recommendations for me or anyone else for that matter (I understand there are lots of footbal ones)

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Fatso posted this 01 September 2016

No such thing as a fish is very good. Well, I like it anyway.

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SuperMikey posted this 01 September 2016

RHLSTP, Guardian Football Weekly and The Weekly Planet covers comedy, football and film for me! Esp recommend TWP, hilarious stuff.

pap posted this 02 September 2016

The Football Ramble is going downhill, I reckon.

The amusing thing is that it's the result of them aiming for commercial success.

New theme tune (which is very good) coupled with a newfound zeal for advertising and self-promotion.

I also listen to the Sunday Supplement podcast, the best way to enjoy that content.  

No adverts, no additional money for Murdoch and you don't have to look at the cunts.

Numptyboi posted this 02 September 2016

I haven't heard it myself, but the Athletico Mince podcast from the ever excellent Bob Mortimer is supposed to be pretty good.

 

CB Saint posted this 02 September 2016

I always download the fighting talk podcasts, and then save them for holiday and chuckle away to myself by the pool

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dinger posted this 08 September 2016

Athletico Mince (ostensibly about football, largely about kitchen appliances and reptile vomit)

Football Ramble (funny football men)

Robin & Josie's Book Shambles (literature and political correctness gone mad)

The Adam Buxton Podcast (surprisingly serious whimsy)

RHLSTP (sex with robots)

Various history ones

Switch Hit Cricket Show (decent leather/willow coverage)

Winky and the Stain (obscure music and penis jokes)

Mr_Pharmacist posted this 08 September 2016 - Last edited 08 September 2016

Adam Buxton - how good it is is largely dependent on how well he riffs with the guest (proceed directly to the Garth Jennings ones), but there is always a LOL moment

UK Confidential - an annual podcast of the Radio 4 doc about the latest 30 year reveals from the National Archives, with relevant talking heads from the time.

Seriously - BBC docs from Radio 4, diverse as hell (I listened to a doc about a font/typeface lost from the early 20th century. Bloody fascinating)

You Must Remember This - awesome and well researched docs about the 20th century film industry in Hollywood. The Manson ones are very good indeed.

Tracks - a current BBC drama that they've put up for podcast. Plane crash, questionable surgical procedures, conspiracy theories... far-fetched but diverting

dinger posted this 09 September 2016

Originally posted by Mr_Pharmacist

Seriously - BBC docs from Radio 4, diverse as hell (I listened to a doc about a font/typeface lost from the early 20th century. Bloody fascinating)

 This is consistently fascinating.  Great one this week on marriages between Sunni and Shia Muslims.

Another favourite of mine is Getting Better Acquainted - a bloke who goes round conducting in depth interviews with everyone he knows.  Topics of discussion obviously depend on the guest, but it's fascinating to hear ordinary people open up about their lives.

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pap posted this 10 September 2016 - Last edited 10 September 2016

I'm in varying levels of crises with both of my main podcasts right now.   Football Weekly, which used to be one of my faves, is raising moments where I think "you don't know what you're talking about, you cunt".   And that's me, Mr Knows Fuck All About Football, Football Weekly's key demographic.   I think the show is starting to realise this too, mercilessly ripping one of the prime suspects in my brand new conspiracy theory, that people on Football Weekly might not know what they're talking about.

Football Ramble has embraced the commercial dream.  It is dragging it's arse to ACAST, the network in which podcasting has been monetised, and half their shows are now adverts for their own, or other shit.

Meh.

Intiniki posted this 29 September 2016

Started My Dad Wrote a Porno today. Quite hilarious. 

Lord Duckhunter posted this 29 September 2016 - Last edited 29 September 2016

Listen to plenty whilst walking the dog .

Best football one is The Game ,provided Alyson Rudd isn't on .

The Spectator is pretty good .

Far and away my favourite is The Two Mikes. The format of two old soaks sat there waffling on with Mike Parry coming out with some complete and utter bollocks should be boring , but it's a great listen . 

 

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Sussexsaint posted this 30 September 2016

RHLSTP is fantastic stuff. Some mad bits and some genuinely insightful and touching. Impressive guest list as well. For those of us that were brought up in an era where the format was nailed down to the constraints of TV scheduling ( Wogan, Parkinson) these type of podcasts are an exciting breath of fresh air.

Watching this with interest as always interested in more 

dinger posted this 30 September 2016

I'm off to the Football Ramble live show in Winchester tonight.  It's on as part of the comedy festival, so I'll want money back if I don't shit myself laughing.

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pap posted this 30 September 2016

Originally posted by Lord Duckhunter

Listen to plenty whilst walking the dog .

Best football one is The Game ,provided Alyson Rudd isn't on .

The Spectator is pretty good .

Far and away my favourite is The Two Mikes. The format of two old soaks sat there waffling on with Mike Parry coming out with some complete and utter bollocks should be boring , but it's a great listen . 

I once had the misfortune of listening to the Two Mikes, late at night, on the way back to Liverpool.

I was so struck by Parry's delivery that the minute I got in, tweeted the station telling them to "enjoy coke responsibly, boys!"

 

pap posted this 30 September 2016

Originally posted by dinger

I'm off to the Football Ramble live show in Winchester tonight.  It's on as part of the comedy festival, so I'll want money back if I don't shit myself laughing.

 If they spend half the fucking show promoting themselves, please tell them to stop.

dinger posted this 30 September 2016

Originally posted by pap

Originally posted by dinger

I'm off to the Football Ramble live show in Winchester tonight.  It's on as part of the comedy festival, so I'll want money back if I don't shit myself laughing.

 If they spend half the fucking show promoting themselves, please tell them to stop.

 You're not happy about that, are you?  I think it's fair enough.  I make a podcast and it takes up a lot of time and money, for something I give away for free.  There's got to come a point, when you spend as much time as they do, where it has to start paying, and you go for some combination of adverts, paid additional content, or subscription.  If I wanted to make a show as often as they do, I'd need to go part-time at work, as would my co-host and producer.

pap posted this 30 September 2016 - Last edited 30 September 2016

I think it's shite when anything becomes overtly commercial.

They've got zero idea where the line is.  I'm getting to the point where I'm not going to listen to them anymore, as I did with talkSPORT.

From the outset, their Friday show has been a heavy corporate betting tie-in.   Don't usually bother downloading that, but I understand the proposition.

Now it seems that their entire business model is about trolling people onto ACAST.

They, and you, can play it much smarter.   Lots of podcasters already do.   Herring's doing a kickstarter.   If the Ramble had played it smart, they'd have waited a year, left the good vibes about the Ramble relatively intact, and come back with a new show.   What they've actually done is decide they want to capitalise on the existing brand, fucking it up in the process.

Well, one of them is from Pompey lou_sunnies

And most of them have gigs elsewhere that pay the bills.

 

TedMaul posted this 30 September 2016

Richard Herring has a great podcast ... https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_lst_podcast/

Just a series of chats with fellow comics and writers from Leicester Square.

pap posted this 02 October 2016

Originally posted by Lord Duckhunter

Best football one is The Game ,provided Alyson Rudd isn't on .

btw, what's wrong with Alyson Rudd?  If memory serves, she loves the Saints, even tho' she's a Red.

Mind you, I guess they watch us these days just to see what is coming down the pipeline lou_eyessky

dinger posted this 03 October 2016

Originally posted by pap

I think it's shite when anything becomes overtly commercial.

They've got zero idea where the line is.  I'm getting to the point where I'm not going to listen to them anymore, as I did with talkSPORT.

From the outset, their Friday show has been a heavy corporate betting tie-in.   Don't usually bother downloading that, but I understand the proposition.

Now it seems that their entire business model is about trolling people onto ACAST.

They, and you, can play it much smarter.   Lots of podcasters already do.   Herring's doing a kickstarter.   If the Ramble had played it smart, they'd have waited a year, left the good vibes about the Ramble relatively intact, and come back with a new show.   What they've actually done is decide they want to capitalise on the existing brand, fucking it up in the process.

Well, one of them is from Pompey lou_sunnies

And most of them have gigs elsewhere that pay the bills.

 

 That's fair enough.  I don't enjoy the commercial aspect of it either.  But it becomes a necessity if you want to grow to a certain level.

 

I'd never have any advertising on my show, on principle.  But then that means that we'll probably never get many more listeners than we already have, and we can't spend what we'd like to on improving it.