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Good podcasts

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Hi all!

I've been on a bit of a podcast kick lately, and want to know what cool stuff is out there that I might be missing out on.

I love pop science and things with a nerdy bent, so I've really been enjoying the Dr Karl and the Naked Scientist podcasts, as well as Freakonomics Radio.

You got any recommendations? What do you listen to regularly?
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  • For retro games I enjoy World 1 Stage 1...

    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=7&ved=0CCkQFjAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.simplysyndicated.com%2Fshows%2Fworld1stage1%2F&ei=TUKLTs30F6W70QW-1e2-BQ&usg=AFQjCNEjDEGlK_56G2uXImCi3BeIK5etqA

    ... Each podcast focuses on one title or franchise. They've covered a few classic adventure games such as Monkey Island and Sam & Max.
  • We're Alive - A Zombie Story of Survival

    It's a radio drama. They just finished their second season before the summer, and their third season is set to start sometime soon. The entire collection is free to download on iTunes, though you can buy their remastered CDs so you can listen to the show without the radio ads. I like the ads and episode breaks, personally.

    The League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen

    Basically imagine a group of really close friends who are really nerdy, each one with their own specialties, and then add beer. Lots and lots of beer. Do I even need to point to the Explicit warning label?
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    Tor
    I also enjoy Dr. Karl's podcasts. In addition to the BBC one puzzlebox linked, he has a similar call-in show on ABC, plus Great Moments in Science, a series where he talks about small interesting factoids, 2-3 minutes per episode.

    Howstuffworks.com has several great podcasts, my favourite being Stuff You Should Know. Very interesting and entertaining, highly recommended.

    I'm also a fan of some of the podcasts on filmmaker Kevin Smith's smodcast.com. The original SModcast podcast and Hollywood Babble-On are my favourites there.

    I'd also be interested in hearing about what kinds of podcast software people use, if any. I used to just keep my podcasts in Google Reader with my other newsfeeds and then download each new episode manually. After buying a smartphone though, I use Google Listen on Android, mainly because it is free, it integrates well with Google Reader, and it downloads new episodes automatically while I'm sleeping. I subscribe to so many podcasts now that I don't know what I'd do without it.
  • In February me and my brother are visiting an episode of Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old" in London... a great Smodcast series with Smith and Mewes.
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    Shauntron Telltale Staff
    Radiolab is my all time favorite. I consider it to be the spiritual successor to Cosmos, in its clear and artistic presentation on science topics with an AMAZING amount of heart to go with the facts.

    Nerdist Podcast is hosted by a comedian and they have really excellent guests, with frequent and shameless nerd references. The first time I listened to it I had to shut it off, because I was laughing so hard I was afraid I would have a car accident.
  • I have to say Digital Porridge Which is pretty much just two guys talking about funny stuff, and The Noise In My Brain, which is music.
  • Shauntron;546921 said:
    Nerdist Podcast is hosted by a comedian and they have really excellent guests, with frequent and shameless nerd references. The first time I listened to it I had to shut it off, because I was laughing so hard I was afraid I would have a car accident.
    I love that podcast too! Chris Hardwick is brilliant. I like some of the 'spin-off' podcasts produced under the Nerdist banner like The Indoor Kids (which focuses on gaming) and the Nerdist Writer's Panel (about writing for TV & film).

    I'd also recommend Radio Free Burrito by Wil Wheaton, though he hasn't done a new episode for a while (nearly a year now) what with the fact he's been busy actually working on various TV shows. Well I guess that's the reason anyway.

    Also I have heard good things about The Bugle by John Oliver & Andy Zaltzman. I just haven't gotten around to listen to it much yet.
  • I like Skeptoid. It has weekly episodes of about 10-15 minutes, where the host, Brian Dunning, debunks science myths, like alternative medicine and "evidence" of visits from aliens and similar topics. It's a perfect length for listening to while hanging up laundry.
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    puzzlebox Telltale Staff
    Thanks for all the awesome ideas guys! Some of these sound right up my alley, can't wait to dive in and try them out.
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