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A little behind - Podcasts?

Postby York99 » July 19th, 2007, 8:28 pm

As per usual, I am way behind the times. I just discovered podcasts and they are perfect for the crappy temp job I'm working.

I'm looking for suggestions of fun podcasts. Obviously, I like comedy... but there seems to be a lot of crappy comedy podcasts out there. Anyone have any suggestions of good ones?

Further than comedy, anything else cool or otherwise extraordinary?

Thanks.
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Postby mcnichol » July 19th, 2007, 10:43 pm

For comedy, I can no more highly recommend The Sound Of Young America. Great interviews and shows on older topics.

http://www.maximumfun.org/

The archives (which are great for picking through to listen at work) are here: http://www.maximumfun.org/archive.htm
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Postby beardedlamb » July 19th, 2007, 10:45 pm

ricky gervais who produced both the offices and played david brent in the british version has a podcast although i don't know what it's called. i'm sure its hilarious.
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Postby Lants » July 20th, 2007, 2:50 am

mcnichol wrote:For comedy, I can no more highly recommend The Sound Of Young America. Great interviews and shows on older topics.

http://www.maximumfun.org/

The archives (which are great for picking through to listen at work) are here: http://www.maximumfun.org/archive.htm


SAY! I am a member of the Maximum Fun Club!!!!

I also love listening to Jordan, Jesse, Go! Which is even more comedy related!

In the same arena, I HIGHLY recomend both Never Not Funny (hosted by Jimmy Pardo, the most amazing crowd-work comedian working today) and The Best Show on WFMU.
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Postby TexasImprovMassacre » July 20th, 2007, 2:54 am

Lants and I have secret podcast project!
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Postby Milquetoast » July 20th, 2007, 11:26 am

I love podcasts. They make drives bearable.

My list is full of video game podcasts...1Up Yours is the best of that bunch.

Creative Screenwriting Magazine has interviews with writers talking about their movies. They run the gamut from the obscure to Transformers, which I was listening to last night. Interesting stuff.

www.daveslounge.com - downtempo music hosted by a rediculously mellow host

Popular Science does short podcasts about moonbase technology and other fun nuggets.

NPR makes their shows available in podcast form also.
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Postby York99 » July 20th, 2007, 11:37 am

Update:

Bob, cool stuff. I just learned about you and Jastroch from a 2005 podcast about rock snobs.

Jeremy, the Gervais ones I found were video, so no go at work (nor with my non video ipod)... but I will have fun with that at home some time.

Others: Haven't had the chance to check them out yet, but I will.

Thanks and keep them coming. Work is 43% more bearable!!
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Postby ChrisTrew.Com » July 20th, 2007, 4:13 pm

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Postby kbadr » July 20th, 2007, 4:51 pm

The Ricky Gervais show is brilliant, and totally infectious.
I refuse to believe that the character of Karl Pilkington is not made-up, though. He is too perfect of a comic foil and sounding board for Gervais and Merchant.

Roy and I have been talking about doing a podcast around town for a while. Each one would be in a different bar, and we'd be drinking a different drink (or, rather, multiple rounds of a single drink) in each one. They'd be Pubcasts.

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Postby Lants » November 7th, 2007, 2:55 pm

mcnichol wrote:For comedy, I can no more highly recommend The Sound Of Young America. Great interviews and shows on older topics.

http://www.maximumfun.org/

The archives (which are great for picking through to listen at work) are here: http://www.maximumfun.org/archive.htm


The latest episode of this has a Matt Besser interview that's not bad, but after that, he joins Andy Daly and Sean Conroy from the Swarm and Chad Carter from Respecto Montelban for an in studio improv show.

you should be able to download it from this link...

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/tsoya/~5/180626469/tsoya071105_ucb.mp3
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Postby Miggy » November 7th, 2007, 3:33 pm

kbadr wrote:Roy and I have been talking about doing a podcast around town for a while. Each one would be in a different bar, and we'd be drinking a different drink (or, rather, multiple rounds of a single drink) in each one. They'd be Pubcasts.


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Postby Brian Boyko » November 7th, 2007, 5:18 pm

As a matter of fact, I have a Zoom H2 which is a field recorder that records to SD cards - it comes with four microphones which can record in multiple configurations. It's particularly good for podcasters. They're like $200 if you order them online. I can let you try it out.
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Postby York99 » June 30th, 2011, 9:51 am

I'm resurrecting this thread because there have probably been some interesting new podcasts pop up in the last 4 years.

Marc Maron's WTF is pretty terrific, but I'm all caught up and need some more.

I'm working through Comedy Bang Bang (formerly Comedy Death Ray). They're OK, but a bit too much light conversation and goofing around for my taste.

I couldn't find it, but I remember there being a discussion about podcasts from improvisers (I think at iO) talking about improv theory or process or something or other. Anyone know what I'm talking about? Any others along those lines?

Any interesting (and perhaps funny) political ones?
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Postby Pdyx » June 30th, 2011, 10:03 am

I mentioned in this thread:

http://forum.austinimprov.com/viewtopic.php?t=11128&

A podcast called The Scene out of iO West but I don't think they ever made it past a couple of episodes, which is a shame because I enjoyed the first couple. Oh well.
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Postby Pdyx » June 30th, 2011, 10:40 am

I've also heard good things about, though I've yet to listen to, the Improv Resource Center Podcast:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/impr ... d355549715

EDIT - Here's the non-iTunes link: http://podcast.improvresourcecenter.com/
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