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PostPosted: June 30th, 2011, 10:59 am
by Jastroch
I'm a gigantic fan of the Tobolowsky files, wherein character actor Stephen Tobolowsky spins monologues about life, love and the entertainment industry. It's endlessly fascinating to me.

PostPosted: June 30th, 2011, 11:17 am
by Roy Janik
Jastroch wrote:I'm a gigantic fan of the Tobolowsky files, wherein character actor Stephen Tobolowsky spins monologues about life, love and the entertainment industry. It's endlessly fascinating to me.


Couldn't agree more. My favorite podcast.

PostPosted: June 30th, 2011, 11:33 am
by Jastroch
Also, SuperEgo is incredible.

PostPosted: July 1st, 2011, 1:40 am
by Spots
Hamish Blake may forever be my favorite radio / podcast personality. Incredible improviser too., from what I've seen.

He hosts a national radio show in Australia, but they make a podcast out of it.

PostPosted: July 1st, 2011, 2:16 am
by acrouch
Stuff You Should Know with Josh and Chuck is great great great. Not improv or comedy, but an easy-on-the-ears general knowledge podcast.

PostPosted: July 1st, 2011, 2:18 am
by Chuy!
Homegrown podcast with local improviso(e)rs... www.totallyhungover.com... (shameless self promotion)

PostPosted: July 1st, 2011, 5:48 pm
by York99
Spots wrote:Hamish Blake may forever be my favorite radio / podcast personality. Incredible improviser too., from what I've seen.

He hosts a national radio show in Australia, but they make a podcast out of it.


What's it called and/or where can I find it?

PostPosted: July 2nd, 2011, 2:53 am
by Katherine
I LOVE PODCASTS!!

Here are my recommendations. They aren't always funny, per se, but they are always engaging. Several of these are NPR / PRI shows and associated shows.

The Moth - true stories told live without notes
This American Life
Planet Money (no Marketplace for me, thanks)
Selected Shorts - short (usually fiction) stories read aloud by actors and actresses
Snap Judgement - intro is always a little long and belabored, but very worth while. Similar to This American Life.
Fresh Air
New Yorker Fiction podcast
Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me!
The ABCs of SNL - I just discoverer this a few days ago, and I'm not quite through the first episode downloaded. That said, it seems to be a podcast dedicated to interviewing SNL cast members.

The only dud I want to caution against is called "Story Worthy." I tried to be patient, really, but after ten minutes of the two "hilarious and engaging and totally original hosts" poor excuse for banter, I had to cut it off. Supposedly these people get to telling storiea or having guests tell stories, but not until they do their worst. It was like listening to the world's worst morning show DJs ever.

PostPosted: July 2nd, 2011, 4:36 am
by Spots
York99 wrote:
What's it called and/or where can I find it?



Ooooh... thems vital details. Show's called "Hamish and Andy"

http://www.hamishandandy.com/listen/


Here's the itunes link


I'll find some of my favorite clips and link you.

PostPosted: July 2nd, 2011, 8:07 am
by Jeff
The Questionauts are funny. They just answer questions.

http://www.questionauts.com/

PostPosted: July 2nd, 2011, 10:19 am
by scook
Professor Blastoff
The Nerdist

PostPosted: July 9th, 2011, 11:31 am
by York99
Katherine wrote:The ABCs of SNL - I just discoverer this a few days ago, and I'm not quite through the first episode downloaded. That said, it seems to be a podcast dedicated to interviewing SNL cast members.


salivating!

PostPosted: July 10th, 2011, 12:00 am
by JLOgan
It's funny, I was just reading this thread and PGraph just retweeted a podcast called Improvised New York that covers the NY Improv Scene, but it seems most of the podcasts are them interviewing teachers/actors and talking about forms. I'm going to listen to some and I'll let you know.

Also the Poor Choices Show is based out of iO I think, they have many interviews with people from iO (Charna Halpern, etc.) and it's pretty good overall.

PostPosted: January 31st, 2012, 12:32 am
by dirty baby
Here's Jimmy Carrane's podcast, IMPROV NERD.
Not sure if somebody posted it already, but there are new interviews/shows posted so it's worth mentioning again.
The link is January 2012. Older interviews easily found: http://grebs.podbean.com/2012/01/

PostPosted: January 31st, 2012, 10:25 am
by hamiltonjessica
I was going to write what Hess wrote! That podcast is great. The Jet episode is easily my favorite. There are a lot of great podcasts in the How Stuff Works app. My personal favorite is "Stuff Mom Never Told You". But there is some dude stuff too like "Car Stuff"...

These are shorter podcasts that are quick and get to the point but you still learn something at the end of the day.