Top 5 Favorite Non- Bald Move Podcasts

akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
Let's leave out the Bald Move ones, but what are your other top 5 podcasts ... like you always listen to it when they first come out, you've listened to all the back episodes you can get your hands on, etc.? 
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    • Hello Internet (Greatest podcast of all time)
    • Freakonomics Radio 
    • Philosophy Bites (quick interviews about all things philosophy)
    • Linoleum Knife (Movie review podcast)
    • Game Scoop! (Console Gaming news)
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    Mine are:

    The Pollsters (politics)
    Anna Faris is Unqualified (humor/relationship advice)
    I am Rapaport (Michael Rapaport- Sports, music, guy stuff)
    Woolful (yarny pursuits)
    Double X (news and culture, feminist angle, from Slate)

  • hypergenesbhypergenesb Atlanta
    edited October 2016
    Currently:
    • Crime Writers On ...
    • Vulture TV podcast
    • /Filmcast
    • RadioLab
    • Reply All
    But the best of the year is "Revisionist History" by Malcolm Gladwell

    p.s. The "Accused" podcast was very good...
    OldGriswold
  • WonderedObjectWonderedObject SAN Francisco, CA
    @hypergenesb
    Is there not some beef between the bald move community and the filmcast one? Maybe I'm imagining things but I could have sworn I heard some form of trash talk on here somewhere. 
  • -Pistol Shrimps Radio (improv comedians doing play-by-play of women's rec league basketball)

    -The Greatest Generation (irreverent but loving look at Star Trek:TNG)

    -Stuff You Should Know (classic)

    -I Was There Too (fun interviews with bit part actors in famous films)

    -Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project (8 episodes of improv insanity. Daly has a new series coming out this week)
  • Dan Patrick Show
    Bill Simmons Show
    Ask Science Mike
    WTF
    Life After God

  • @hypergenesb

    Is there not some beef between the bald move community and the filmcast one? Maybe I'm imagining things but I could have sworn I heard some form of trash talk on here somewhere. 
    It's all faux-trash-talk. It long-standing joke. No bad blood. 
  • MurderbearMurderbear Cold Spring, Ky
    BOARS, GORE AND SWORDS (Game of Thrones podcast with a TON of sidejokes and distractions)

    MY FAVORITE MURDER (True crime stories)

    THE ADVENTURE ZONE (Three brothers and their dad play D&D)

    NEVER NOT FUNNY (Long running Jimmy Pardo comedy podcast)

    POLITICALLY RE-ACTIVE WITH W. KAMAU BELL & HARI KONDABOLU (Political news and discussion)


    Just as a bonus here are my five favorite dead podcasts that are done but still available for download!

    THE CHAMPS (Neal Brenan and Moshe Kasher interview black celebs)

    NERD OF MOUTH (hardcore nerds discuss nerd things)

    GO BAYSIDE! (April Richardson reviews all episodes of Saved By The Bell)

    THE INDOOR KIDS (video game talk with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon)

    THE K-OHLE (multi format podcast but seriously, just look for any of his Get Lost episodes. Especially the one with Rory Scovel. He blindfolds a comedian and takes them places. So good)
    Chiden2b.larev
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Answer Me This, Nutritionfacts.org, that's about it for hardcore listening.

    I have a lot that I dip in and out of. I used to be right into How Did This Get Made but since they got big and every second one is live, I don't like them much anymore. The live ones are often unbearable.
  • BB2KBB2K Adelaide, South Australia
    Sleepycast by Sleepycabin - just a bunch of funny boys in a room talking shit

    Harmontown - same but they're famous

    Grandma's Virginity Podcast - see above

    Mechagamezilla's Mean Bean Machine - see pick 1, add videogames

    2 Good Boys - see above
  • WonderedObjectWonderedObject SAN Francisco, CA

    @hypergenesb

    Is there not some beef between the bald move community and the filmcast one? Maybe I'm imagining things but I could have sworn I heard some form of trash talk on here somewhere. 
    It's all faux-trash-talk. It long-standing joke. No bad blood. 
    ah ok. Was always curious. Kept forgetting to ask during a lunch. 
  • BigSmellBigSmell Raleigh, NC
    Hollywood Handbook (An acquired taste but consistently funny)

    Comedy Bang! Bang! (Great for cherry picking episodes with guests you like)

    Monday Morning Podcast (Bill Burr rambling is the best) 

    improv4humans (The best of episodes are great)

    Never Not Funny (Jimmy Pardo was born to be a podcast host)

    -Honorable Mentions-

    James Bonding (Funny analysis of all James Bond movies)

    The Champs (I would recommend the first episode to anybody. DJ Douggpound rules)

    U Talkin' U2 To Me? (Not for U2 fans at all)

  • Doctor_NickDoctor_Nick Terminus
    edited October 2016
    On Taking Pictures: A pro portrait photographer and a podcast we and visual artist talk about photography, art and all kinds of stuff.

    Slate Money: Talk show about financial and political issues. Entertaining hosts and fairly lighthearted but about serious topics.

    Startup: Fly on the wall podcast about different startups. Best seasons and episodes have been about the startup of the actual company putting these out, Gimlet media.

    Hardcore History with Dan Carlin: Probably don't need to talk about it.

    Revisionist History has been talked about.

    Bunch of other stuff I listen to regularly.
  • TravisTravis CA
    edited October 2016
    My favorite non-Bald Move podcast has been over for about 5 years now, but I still go back and re-listen to old ones and totally love it. Really hilarious stuff and it was really the show that turned me into a podcast fan: Low Budget FM

    Bill Simmons Podcast

    For the sake of space I will combine Common Sense and Hardcore History

    Sound Opinions

    Revisionist History

    Honorable Mentions:
    Firewall and Iceberg would have certainly made it, but they're defunct and I don't really go back and listen to them like I do with the LBFM stuff. The first 2/3s or so of the Daves of Thunder run are also near and dear to my heart, as well as Dave Dameshek on Demand from the 710 ESPN days.

    DaveyMac
  • BigSmell said:

    -Honorable Mentions-

    James Bonding (Funny analysis of all James Bond movies)


    I'm also a huge James Bonding fan.  That theme song will stick in your head for weeks.

    You don't even have to be a Bond fan but watching the movies is really necessary to enjoy the podcasts.  I did a complete rewatch as I listened, it was tremendous.

    I wish they'd keep it going but it's pretty much over now.
  • BigSmellBigSmell Raleigh, NC
    edited October 2016
    DrKen said:

    BigSmell said:

    -Honorable Mentions-

    James Bonding (Funny analysis of all James Bond movies)


    I'm also a huge James Bonding fan.  That theme song will stick in your head for weeks.

    You don't even have to be a Bond fan but watching the movies is really necessary to enjoy the podcasts.  I did a complete rewatch as I listened, it was tremendous.

    I wish they'd keep it going but it's pretty much over now.
    I had only seen Casino Royale and Skyfall before I started listening and they made me the biggest fan of the Roger Moore era. I have probably seen Live and Let Die five or six times now. #kanangaballoon 
  • I've seen all the Bond films, the old ones multiple times. Guess I just found a new podcast.
  • MurderbearMurderbear Cold Spring, Ky

    I've seen all the Bond films, the old ones multiple times. Guess I just found a new podcast.

    Oh wow. I envy you. I'm not the biggest Bond fan but I love Matthews Mira and Gourley. I listened to every single episode and loved it!
  • I've seen all the Bond films, the old ones multiple times. Guess I just found a new podcast.

    Oh wow. I envy you. I'm not the biggest Bond fan but I love Matthews Mira and Gourley. I listened to every single episode and loved it!
    If you are a big Gourley fan, Murderbear, you probably know about these already but he's headlining - 

    I Was There Too
    Pistol Shrimps Radio
    SuperEgo

    And he's all over -

    Spontaneanation
    Comedy Bang Bang
    Dead Authors
    Andy Daly Podcast Pilot
    How Did This Get Made

    He also did some Drunk History episodes on Comedy Central.

    I'm a fan.
    Murderbear
  • MurderbearMurderbear Cold Spring, Ky
    Yes! I love all of those. Well, Spontaneanation and Pistol Shrimps are the only ones I haven't listened to. There are too many good podcasts out there!
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    Do you have to be a fan of Malcolm Gladwell's writing to like his podcast? I am not. I think I might be the only person in the world who isn't haha. 
  • Yes! I love all of those. Well, Spontaneanation and Pistol Shrimps are the only ones I haven't listened to. There are too many good podcasts out there!

    I'd give Pistol Shrimps a listen.  If you like Gourley, I think you're going to like it.  His girlfriend, now fiancee (spoiler alert) is on the basketball team so he decided to broadcast it.

    He and his cohost don't know anything about basketball so they just make up rules based on what they think is happening.  It really has almost nothing to do with basketball and is just an hour of 2 improv comedians riffing.

    It's pretty consistently excellent.
    Murderbear
  • TravisTravis CA
    edited October 2016
    @akritenbrink I've only read about 1/2 of Blink, which I was really enjoying but just sort of stopped reading for no good reason, but that's the extent of my Gladwell writing knowledge. That said, from my memory of that experience, it may not work out as well for you if you're not into his narrative style. He kind of works around an idea before he hones in on it and where it works well for me the episode I showed my wife had her a little bit bored so we moved onto something else. It is very insightful, but there is a storytelling style at its root. I would still try it out, but it is quite possible that it won't be your thing if you're not a fan of his narrative method.
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    Travis said:

    @akritenbrink I've only read about 1/2 of Blink, which I was really enjoying but just sort of stopped reading for no good reason, but that's the extent of my Gladwell writing knowledge. That said, from my memory of that experience, it may not work out as well for you if you're not into his narrative style. He kind of works around an idea before he hones in on it and where it works well for me the episode I showed my wife had her a little bit bored so we moved onto something else. I would still try it out, but it's possible that it won't be your thing.

    I don't think I've read any of his books, but I have read several of his New Yorker pieces and heard him interviewed a lot and I just think he somehow comes up with these facile conclusions that I didn't think were supported by his work.
  • Tough to say in that case. I haven't really read any of his pieces. I guess I would just come to the same conclusion, though the way you worded that makes me think it's even a little more possible that you won't be into it, but I can't say for sure. I think the best test of it would be to try out Carlos Doesn't Remember. It kicks off his three part series on education, but it's a contained episode. That one may be a good test case, and if you like it and want to go deeper into his thoughts on education the next two are very interesting, and if you don't like it at least you tested it with one of the best ones.
  • HeffHeff Connecticut
    In no particular order;

    Vikings: The Wild Hunt (No Ship Network) - three-host podcast about the History Channel show Vikings
    Acquisitions Incorporated/Penny Arcade - celebrity D&D
    The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast - Board and tabletop gaming, including Warmachine
    Combo Smite - Warmachine podcast
    Harmontown - Dan Harmon's podcast with celebrity guests, random bouts of improv and inappropriate stories/raps

    The rest of my favorites are all Bald Move casts, and Bald Move is actually the only cast I directly support.
  • If I were asked this a few years ago my answers would have been (In no particular order):
    - Filmspotting
    - This American Life
    - Radiolab
    - Sound Opinions
    - WTF

    These days however, I have a totally different list and includes some that are quite a bit more niche (In no particular order):
    - Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race (AKA Show About Race)
    - Bonfireside Chat (podcast about all things Dark Souls/Bloodborne/Demon's Souls)
    - Hardcore History/Common Sense (A bit of a cheat, but both Dan Carlin)
    - The Book of Ye (podcast featuring two comedians and various guests talking Kanye West.)
    - Radiolab

    Ask me a year down the road and it will be totally different again. 

    Oh and honorable mention would be Sampler. A podcast about discovering other podcast. It's actually a great way to get a taste of what's out there without having to commit. It's well-made and well-structured.

    Travis
  • Personally, I think it's justified to combine the Carlins because he releases them so infrequently. That's how I got there mentally at least.
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    I keep subscribing to Sampler and then deleting it for some reason. Probably because I am crazy.

    I do listen to WTF, Freakonomics, Planet Money and another one called Odd Lots, and I like all of those too. They would probably be in the top 10 if I had done a top 10 instead of top 5 list.
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    So I tried listening to Revisionist History and I had the same reaction as I do to his New Yorker articles. I listened to one where he was building this big case about satire losing its teeth, not working at all, or some such. But then the crux of his argument was that the SNL satire of Sarah Palin "didn't work" or wasn't sharp enough or something, which I think is totally a matter of opinion, possibly not even true, and I think somewhat facile. His counter-argument was that in Israel there was a skit in a show where little kids were made to chant a bunch of ironic stuff to make a point, which to him was very funny and powerful but sounded very heavy handed to me, and there was no evidence given that it somehow made a bigger impact on society than Tina Fey playing Palin. I'm not sure the Tina Fey satire of Palin had no teeth; I think a lot of people probably saw her playing that part and it reinforced the ridiculous-ness that was Palin. I think Malcolm Gladwell just has a different sense of humor than your typical SNL viewer, which is fine and everything, but if I read or listen to a really carefully researched think piece that pivots on an argument that I am just supposed to accept because he says so, that's where you lose me. I mean it could just be an opinion piece, but that's not how his work is presented a lot of the time. And BTW- No one elected Sarah Palin and she's been roundly denounced by everyone but her most ardent fans, so whether the satire "worked" or not, or if Palin did the job herself, I don't see how he can try to make the argument that it was useless or didn't work.

    TL;DR version- After listening to his podcast, I still don't like Malcolm Gladwell haha 
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