What Other Podcasts Do You Listen To?

What are some of your favorite(non Bald Move) podcasts?

My job keeps me on the road from long periods of time and like most of my generation I rarely listen to terrestrial radio. I keep my brain busy by listening to podcasts. To assist each other on the never ending quest for additional quality podcasts please share your favorites. I'm not talking about all the podcasts you listen to, only the cream of the crop. You may forget what day your trash is collected but you know when the next podcast comes out.

Here is my list in alphabetical order:

How Did This Get Made - Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, and June Diane Raphael discuss bad moves in more time than it takes to watch the movie in question and hilarity ensues.
Judge John Hodgman - Author and humorist John Hodgman presides over his court of fake Internet law.
Radio Free Skaro - Doctor Who podcast without the curmudgeons.
Tim Conway Jr -Daily radio show based in LA. News without the heavy lifting.

What is on your list?
«13456711

Comments

  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    edited December 2014
    The Joe Rogan Experience got me started on podcasts, but at this point I only listen if he has someone on I like (which is frequent). Still though, it's what sent me down the podcast rabbit hole and I've logged more hours with Rogan than any other caster, so I have to mention it first. Other than that here is my cream of the crop:

    Dan Carlin - Hardcore History and Common Sense. Hardcore History is an educational podcast that explores various periods of history in an objective manner with astonishing detail, and in all honesty it should be required listening in high school history classes. Common Sense is Dan Carlin's almost bi-weekly political commentary podcast. It's merit comes from the fact the Carlin might be the most non biased voice out there when it comes to modern politics. I really can't stress this enough: America would be a better country (or maybe way worse...) if every voter listened to Dan Carlin's Common Sense podcast.

    The Cracked Podcast - cracked.com's bi-weekly podcast that deals with a variety of topics ranging from the subtle nuances of human behavior to movie plot holes you probably missed. It's smart, funny, well paced, and if David Wong is on, you're going to humbled a little bit.

    The Champs with Neal Brennan + Moshe Kasher - Two white comedians interview a black celebrity (well, mostly black; if not black then they are at the very least black culture associated) about their career, and discuss the black race and it's place in American society. If you're unfamiliar with Neal Brennan, he is the co-creator of the Chapelle Show, and was Dave Chapelle's protege for the better part of a decade. I'd never heard of Moshe Kasher before this podcast, and while I can't say I'm a fan of any of his work, he certainly doesn't take anything away from quality. This one doesn't have a set schedule, and they only put out an episode if they have a guest. Speaking of guests, these guys aren't just interviewing guys from your local chuckle hut in order to create content; guests in the past have included Too Short, Chris Rock, Hannibal Burrus, Blake Griffin, and multiple members of the Wayans family.

  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    Second the motion for Dan Carlin. I think anybody would like his History podcasts, but his politics are not for everybody. He's a liberal in the classical sense, not quite Libertarian, kind of hard to pin down except he's very pro-freedom in the sense of first, fourth and fifth amendment sort of way, and an almost but not quite isolationist foreign policy.

    I love Bill Simmon's podcasts on Grantland if you like sports and pop culture. I enjoy whatever podcast Molly Lambert is doing over at Grantland as well.

    Alan Sepinwall's Firewall and Iceberg podcast is good, though you have to really build up a tolerance for the... personality quirks and senses of humor of Alan and his co-host Dan Feinberg.

    I got bit by the Serial bug recently, which is a long form and in depth reporting on a 15 year old murder case where the man serving a life sentence claims he is innocent. I'm not sure of how I feel about the ethics of listening to the cast, but it's undeniably fascinating and entertaining.

    mollymary516
  • After Serial sucked me into the rabbit hole, I've listed to Criminal, Sword and Scale, Love + Radio, TAL back eps that I missed, and I've really enjoyed the snot out of RadioLab.

    On the TV front, you might want to check out Mo Ryan's cast. Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan.
    http://talkingtvwithryanandryan.libsyn.com/

    I also like Chris and Andy's podcast, Hollywood Prospectus, on Grantland. They a little too hard to impress each other sometimes, but I find their opinions interesting because mine often differ from them.
  • broompersonbroomperson the Iron Islands
    Mohr Stories by Jay Mohr is the funniest podcast I've ever listened to. He's an unbelievable story teller.
  • Weird Medicine, Lust for Life, Channel Surfing, The HourTime Podcast (a watch podcast), and a bunch of college football and football podcasts
  • I was a big fan of Low Budget FM which was three guys basically shooting the shit and doing bits. It's been over for a while, but there are still 75 episodes in the iTunes store. For a good taste, their Yahoo Answers bits were always really funny. The Love Robot stuff was good. I would recommend starting with the earliest stuff and moving forward.
    I agree with A. Ron about Firewall and Iceberg. They're really great. I also agree with Hypergenesb about Talkin TV with Ryan and Ryan. I like them a lot.
    I also second the BS Report (Bill Simmons).
    When Kevin Pollak has a good guest I enjoy his show a lot.
    If you like talking music Sound Opinions is really good when they are on a good topic. I've gotten a lot of good tips from their Buried Treasures episodes and I like the whole concept of their Rock Doctors thing. Good hosts.

    I just downloaded a few How Did This Get Made episodes. I'm looking forward to giving them a listen.
  • The Dave Dameshek Football podcast is pretty good. For those of you who don't know Dameshek, he's bounced around from ESPN to the NFL network and has appeared on the B.S. Report and Carolla's show several times.

    Which leads me to recommendation #2....

    The Ed Show
    Ed Miller, or The Ed, is a 60 something year old man from Las Vegas who began by semi-trolling Dameshek when he was on ESPN radio. He hosts a semi-regular show that he does through blogtalk radio (so the quality is faily meh,) but he's consistently one of the funniest people I've ever heard. You have to be able to tolerate racist/sexist talk, but he has a co-host who usually reigns him in. Also, it's super hard to find his show, as he shares a network with several other shows, but whatevs.
  • TravisTravis CA
    edited December 2014
    @Andrew I really like Dameshek, but I'm not a huge football guy so I kind of got lost from more and more as he went further and further in that direction. Now that he's on the NFL network I barely listen, but it's just because the content is largely lost on me. Anyway, I really like him. Daves of Thunder was a lot of fun too (particularly the first 2/3s or so of the run) and I really liked his 710 ESPN general sports podcast as well as his old show in L.A. (short lived as it was). He had a twitter game called Hypothetical Horatio where they would present a crime scene scenario and you would have to come up with the best Horatio Caine line to do with the sunglasses and tag the opening credit sequence. Great, great bit.

    Since you listen to the Ed, do you do the LCS Hockey show at all? I haven't listened to much of it (they're a little too long and my podcast load is just too high), but I've had fun with what I've heard. They seem like good/funny guys. I've never tried the Ed's show, but he's been pretty funny doing bits with Dameshek.
  • @Andrew I really like Dameshek, but I'm not a huge football guy so I kind of got lost from more and more as he went further and further in that direction. Now that he's on the NFL network I barely listen, but it's just because the content is largely lost on me. Anyway, I really like him. Daves of Thunder was a lot of fun too (particularly the first 2/3s or so of the run) and I really liked his 710 ESPN general sports podcast as well as his old show in L.A. (short lived as it was). He had a twitter game called Hypothetical Horatio where they would present a crime scene scenario and you would have to come up with the best Horatio Caine line to do with the sunglasses and tag the opening credit sequence. Great, great bit.

    Since you listen to the Ed, do you do the LCS Hockey show at all? I haven't listened to much of it (they're a little too long and my podcast load is just too high), but I've had fun with what I've heard. They seem like good/funny guys. I've never tried the Ed's show, but he's been pretty funny doing bits with Dameshek.

    Yeah, LCS is great too. (I just figured that it would be too hard to explain for new listeners, and the whole Shek/LCS world is a rabbit hole.) But they're probably slightly better than the Ed as the Ed can get a little redundant after a while. LCS basically does a combo of the Bald Move TV Cast and Lunch with J-Ron every week, and if you're already inured with their world, it's worth listening to. (Especially any episode featuring a conspiracy theory.)

    Hypothetical Horatio is fantastic. I still play along by myself every now and then. Even if you're not a huge football fan, Shek's stuff still translates. And the 710 show had some of his best stuff.

    Ed's show has tailed off recently, since he never plans for it, but if you start from the beginning, I'm sure you'll be sucked in. If I recall correctly, his first show features him trying to pick up a hooker.

  • Besides Bald Move of course I listen to:

    Serial
    Firewall + Iceberg
    Grantland Hollywood Prospectus (although they've severely declined recently)
    BnL Rope of Silicon Podcast (favorite non-Bald Move pod, you'll enjoy if you like movies)
    /Filmcast (another great film podcast)
    IGN Channel Surfing (IGN's take on TV, mostly geek-related TV news)
    IGN Keepin' It Reel (IGN's take on movies, mostly geek-related movie news)
    Talking TV with Ryan & Ryan
  • TravisTravis CA
    edited December 2014
    @AndrewTobey‌ I'll give them a shot for some more normal episodes. I like Brandon's year end music mixes and I've listened to the episodes where they go over them (Larry has always been pretty funny on those). They seem like good, funny guys. I'll try out the Ed too. Good to hear a stamp of approval. I wasn't sure he could carry an hour + per episode without getting stale. I did always like his guest appearances with Dave though. Definitely worth a shot. Thanks!

    I've listened to the NFL Network Dave podcast a few times and I do enjoy it, and I still come back to it if I'm feeling like a podcast but I'm caught up on everything (I'm still technically a subscriber) I just wish I was more into the content. As to his 710 show, you're right. That was great. I instantly knew I was going to like him when tuning in and hearing Built To Spill as his intro music. That song is so good, and they did it up perfectly. I noticed that Jonah Carey uses his Dick Banks theme song on his grantland podcast which made me happy.

    Actually, if you know Dameshek to that degree, do you know Low Budget FM? One of the main guys from that show is "Jacuzzi Cioffi" from Daves of Thunder.
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Answer Me This - a British podcast where they answer questions and whatnot.

    Fruitless Pursuits - an Australian pop culture podcast.

    I kind of hate-listen to Firewall and Iceberg and Talking TV. Dan Fienberg's mannered affectations drive me mental but Sepinwall knows his stuff (even though I rarely agree with his opinions). Mo Ryan barely lets Ryan McGee get a word in and never seems to finish a complete sentence. Her discussion is just a rambling stream of consciousness. Occasionally Ryan gets to speak and that's interesting.

    And of course How Did This Get Made, Stuff You Missed In History Class, the occasional Joe Rogan if he's got someone interesting on.
  • @Dee‌ It's funny. I'm listening to Ryan and Ryan right now and Mo has cut Ryan McGee off about 3 times in the last minute and a half or so. I never really noticed it before. I do like Mo though. I can see what you're saying, but I think she is/her takes are interesting. Speaking of McGee (who I do like quite a bit) I know it will be a competing podcast, but I intend on listening to both because I love Justified and can definitely handle the volume of 2 casts on the subject. I like his podcast with Joanna Robinson "Holler Back." I actually wish they did more work together. They compliment each other really well.
  • At one point I've had over 200 podcasts in my playlist, I have severe insomnia and sleeping pills do not work. They keep me entertained and are better for me to listen to as it usually takes me about 4 hours to get some sleep with only 3 hours OF sleeping, on good days...
  • Carlin and Rogan are big on my must listens.

    I'm also a big fan of David Choe and Asa Akira's DVDASA. Also, I love Jim Florentine, Greg Proops, Cris Ryan, Cara Santa Maria's Talk Nerdy, Under the Comic Covers (they do a great job covering TWD comics), Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Star Talk, and a couple Twin Peaks podcasts.

    Oh and thanks to the Jesse on PA, I've also been enjoying The History of Rome podcast.
  • AntMan, What Twin Peaks podcasts? Are they taking about the upcoming series?
  • I have listened to The Twin Peaks Podcast and The Black Lodgecast, but surprisingly neither have released episodes about the new season yet.
  • IGN Podcast Beyond
    IGN game scoop
    Married to the games
    Tested w/adam savage
    Joystiq
  • FlashGordonFlashGordon Leeds, UK
    edited December 2014
    I’m sure most people are hear would consider themselves ‘podcast enthusiasts’, in my attempts to get more people to listen to the medium I normally recommend these shows, it generally snags them somewhere in their interests.. unlisted but obviously always included is BaldMove

    The Empire magazine podcast is my favourite for new Movie news, great access to directors/actors, lots of inside inside info & just funny
    http://www.empireonline.com/podcast/

    For History
    Revolutions By Mike Duncan , its 15 episodes per revolutions , he’s done the English, American and half way through the French revolution now. The same guy did a ‘The History of Rome’ which is like ancient Rome till about 450AD, both are great.
    http://www.revolutionspodcast.com/
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-history-of-rome/id261654474
    British History Podcast is similar style also good.
    http://thebritishhistorypodcast.com/
    In Our Time is a BBC radio 4 show, which gets 4 top academics from a certain field , could be anything from science, history to religion, sit them down & chew the fat for a while
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/37pR8YxRMhVwwZvX93r0RZm/in-our-time-downloads
    Also totally endorse everyone’s recommendation of Dan Carlin
    For Science
    Neil deGrasse Tyson just an awesome scientist and person
    http://www.startalkradio.net/
    The Infinite Monkey Cage a British physicist Brian Cox, funny & informative
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/timc
    For Current affairs /Politics
    The New Yorker Political Scene & comment podcast are both great
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/new-yorker-political-scene/id268213039?mt=2
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/new-yorker-comment/id259755059?mt=2
    The economist is IMO the best publication out there & so their content is pretty good
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-economist-all-audio/id151230264?mt=2
    A couple of British political commentary ones from both sides of the spectrum (Spectator right, Guardian left)
    http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/the-view-from-22/
    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/series/politicsweekly
    Documentaries?
    l started the Serial discussion on here so yeh I’m a little bit into that too,
    http://serialpodcast.org/
    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/podcast
    The yearly Reith Lectures are generally great, I’ve linked one from a couple of years ago when the former head of MI5 gave a series of lectures
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0145x77
    Fiction
    This is a fiction podcast following a zombie survival story, I really like it, if you like The walking dead you might enjoy
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/were-alive-zombie-story-survival/id313300476?mt=2
    Finally if you like Doug Stanhope you’ll like his podcast
    http://www.dougstanhope.com/mypodcast/

    Edit: Sorry for so many recs didn't mean to fill the page
    voodoorat
  • ElisaElisa Los Angeles
    Wow thanks for the suggestions. I will start with the science and history related ones.
  • Frakkin TFrakkin T Currently Offline
    Dee said:

    Answer Me This - a British podcast where they answer questions and whatnot.



    Fruitless Pursuits - an Australian pop culture podcast.



    I kind of hate-listen to Firewall and Iceberg and Talking TV. Dan Fienberg's mannered affectations drive me mental but Sepinwall knows his stuff (even though I rarely agree with his opinions). Mo Ryan barely lets Ryan McGee get a word in and never seems to finish a complete sentence. Her discussion is just a rambling stream of consciousness. Occasionally Ryan gets to speak and that's interesting.



    And of course How Did This Get Made, Stuff You Missed In History Class, the occasional Joe Rogan if he's got someone interesting on.

    Joe Rogan? Dee, I am surprised; he is such a misogynist!
  • Frakkin TFrakkin T Currently Offline
    Are there no Trekkies out there listening to Mission Log? missionlogpodcast.com--every episode and every movie, in order, 1 per week. They just started season 1 of TNG.
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas

    Are there no Trekkies out there listening to Mission Log? missionlogpodcast.com--every episode and every movie, in order, 1 per week. They just started season 1 of TNG.

    Oh man, I'm going to check this one out. Watched TNG with my brother for years, and the Shatner movies are comedy gold.
  • Video Game Podcasts:

    The Indoor Kids
    Podcast Beyond
    IGN's Game Scoop

    Comedy:

    The Crab Feast
    Doug Loves Movies
    Adam Carolla (When I can stand him)

    Sports:

    Dave Dameshek Football Program
    Around the NFL
  • broompersonbroomperson the Iron Islands
    FUCK THE CRABFEAST!!! @alex
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    edited December 2014
    Fuck the Crabfeast! Five stars!

    Ha ha, glad to see we've got some fellow Feasters in the house. I didn't list them since I miss episodes here and there, but I've caught more than 90% of them. You guys fans of the original Feast with Matt Fulchiron? It was worlds better than the current one. Not that the current one is bad or anything; it just felt like the original was capturing lightning in a bottle.
  • broompersonbroomperson the Iron Islands
    edited December 2014
    Fulchiron is a funny dude, those EPs were hilarious. I may go back and listen to those again. I'm a big Mohr Stories guy, especially when Jay has his comedian friends on. The early episodes are the greatest podcasts I've ever heard, but lately his guests are hit and miss. @DoctorBell‌
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @FrakkinToaster‌ Yeah, I'm not a fan of Joe Rogan in the least - he's such an overgrown frat boy. But occasionally he has some interesting guests on. The Bobcat Goldthwait one, for example.
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @DoctorBell‌ I downloaded a random Cracked podcast episode (Disney Orphans) and it was really interesting. Thanks for the reco!
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    edited December 2014
    Fulchiron is solid, and he's one of my favorite guests on other podcasts. Unfortunately, The Full Charge Power Hour wore out it's welcome pretty quickly. I wanted to like it, but it just didn't keep my attention and it seemed like they were always complaining about something. He also did a short lived movie/pop culture podcast called Last Exit to Brooklyn, but I missed every episode when they were released and haven't gone back to listen to any of them. That being said, he was a stud on the original Crab Feast. He and Ryan Sickler complimented each other perfectly. @broomperson‌
Sign In or Register to comment.