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Re: Podcasts

Postby Peg Leg » April 23rd, 2018, 10:10 am

Laighin Break wrote:99 Percent Invisible is my favourite out there. 300+ episodes about architecture and design. Design is a really broad subject here, it can be the design of things related to music, buildings, towns, computer games, films, sports, pretty much anything.
Wild ones episode (ep 140ish) is up there with one of the greatest 40mins of audio I have ever heard.
Roman Mars has the most captivating voice, I would identify his voice a risk to my ability to concentrate on the road whilst driving.

I am a radiotopia contributor such is my appreciation for their work, I'd have to recommend Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything also. His stories are such an effective way of explaining cultural phenomenon. Start with: Interserfs, where he "hires" an intern to help him explore the sharing economy.
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Re: Podcasts

Postby Laighin Break » April 23rd, 2018, 11:52 am

Peg Leg wrote:
Laighin Break wrote:99 Percent Invisible is my favourite out there. 300+ episodes about architecture and design. Design is a really broad subject here, it can be the design of things related to music, buildings, towns, computer games, films, sports, pretty much anything.
Wild ones episode (ep 140ish) is up there with one of the greatest 40mins of audio I have ever heard.
Roman Mars has the most captivating voice, I would identify his voice a risk to my ability to concentrate on the road whilst driving.

I am a radiotopia contributor such is my appreciation for their work, I'd have to recommend Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything also. His stories are such an effective way of explaining cultural phenomenon. Start with: Interserfs, where he "hires" an intern to help him explore the sharing economy.


I actually listened to that episode last week, and sent it on to others to listen to.
Roman Mars is also such a great name
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Re: Podcasts

Postby tomthefan » May 23rd, 2018, 11:15 am

Flats and Shanks is a weekly rugby podcast that seems to be all about what Flat's and shanks (two former players and current friends) did last week.
At least that was the case with the single episode I almost listened to the end of. If you want a blow by blow account of their experiences getting the car valeted and
how the barbecue went, I'd highly recommend it.
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Re: Podcasts

Postby TerenureJim » May 23rd, 2018, 11:49 pm

tomthefan wrote:Flats and Shanks is a weekly rugby podcast that seems to be all about what Flat's and shanks (two former players and current friends) did last week.
At least that was the case with the single episode I almost listened to the end of. If you want a blow by blow account of their experiences getting the car valeted and
how the barbecue went, I'd highly recommend it.


The BT lads? No thanks.
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Re: Podcasts

Postby Peg Leg » June 13th, 2018, 7:45 am

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John23 wrote:Anybody listening to "S-Town". From the makers of "Serial" & "This American Life". Two episodes in. Not bad at all.


Enjoyed S-town. Atlanta Monster is worth a listen
Half way through Atlanta monster, enjoying so far. Is "S-town" good? Anyone listen to "up and vanished"?
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Re: Podcasts

Postby Laighin Break » June 13th, 2018, 3:10 pm

Peg Leg wrote:
Scott wrote:
John23 wrote:Anybody listening to "S-Town". From the makers of "Serial" & "This American Life". Two episodes in. Not bad at all.


Enjoyed S-town. Atlanta Monster is worth a listen
Half way through Atlanta monster, enjoying so far. Is "S-town" good? Anyone listen to "up and vanished"?


I gave up on Atlanta Monster, found it hard to get into. S Town is definitely worth a listen. Very unusual story.
I've heard good things about Up and Vanished.
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Re: Podcasts

Postby Muriel » June 14th, 2018, 11:29 am

I really enjoyed S-town, and Serial series one. Series two wasn't so good. If you like the true crime ones like Serial, try 'Someone Knows Something', 'Accused' and 'In The Dark'. Oh, and 'Dirty John' was decent too.

Just finished 'West Cork' (about Sophie Toscan Du Plantier's murder) and while not as good as the rest of them, it was local and familiar. Just starting 'Up and Vanished', will let you know how I got on.

I tried 'Crime Town', 'Casefile' and 'Criminal' but I didn't really like the one episode per story thing.
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Re: Podcasts

Postby johng » July 3rd, 2018, 4:11 pm

S Town was fucken brilliant. Thanks for the tip. Also has anyone mentioned Blindboy? What a great podcast. Cuts through the chyte like no other.
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Re: Podcasts

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » August 9th, 2018, 3:32 pm

I haven't started listening to it yet but the new series of Slow Burn (about Clinton) is out.
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Re: Podcasts

Postby Muriel » August 17th, 2018, 9:51 am

Muriel wrote:Just starting 'Up and Vanished', will let you know how I got on.


Interesting story, but it goes on for over 20 episodes including episodes where the host sets up a voice mail service and answers questions. I didn't like his style, I think he was more interested in 'gossip' than actually solving the crime.

'Atlanta Monster' was by the same guy, it was better made and shorter, but I didn't get as invested in the story as much as I would other podcasts.

'A Murder on Orchard Street' was ok, but it was very short (seven episodes, but they're only about 20 minutes long).

Started 'Young Charlie', it's about Charlie Manson and The Family. Flicks between the story of how he grew up, and the story of the Tate/LaBianca murders.
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Re: Podcasts

Postby johng » August 17th, 2018, 10:17 am

Muriel wrote:Started 'Young Charlie', it's about Charlie Manson and The Family. Flicks between the story of how he grew up, and the story of the Tate/LaBianca murders.

Interesting. I read Helter Skelter as a teenager written by the state prosecution lawyer Vince Bugliosi. Things that stood out about his early life.... He was 32 when he started "the family" and had already spent over half his life in jail. His first sexual experience was in jail and involved him having his "partner" at knifepoint.

Bizarre setup that family.
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Re: Podcasts

Postby TerenureJim » August 18th, 2018, 12:35 pm

Recently enjoying Soundtracking with Edith Bowman, very enjoyable
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Re: Podcasts

Postby paddyor » August 23rd, 2018, 10:21 pm

Dan Carlins hardcore history - King of Kings 1 & 2 both very good.
Ruddock's tackle stats consistently too low for me to be taken seriously as a Six Nations blindside..... Ruddock's defensive stats don't stack up. - All Blacks Nil, Jan 15th, 2014
England A 8 - 14 Ireland A, 25th Jan 2014
Ruddock(c) 19/2 Tackles
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Re: Podcasts

Postby Laighin Break » August 27th, 2018, 9:09 am

First episode of season 4 of My Dad Wrote a Porno out today
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Re: Podcasts

Postby Peg Leg » August 27th, 2018, 6:58 pm

johng wrote:S Town was fucken brilliant. Thanks for the tip. Also has anyone mentioned Blindboy? What a great podcast. Cuts through the chyte like no other.
Just finished S Town. The reviews here were the only things I had read about it and in truth I probably wouldn't have listened to it had I read a summary intro. Excellent 7 part story.
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Re: Podcasts

Postby johng » August 28th, 2018, 7:22 pm

I would never have listened either. At some points I almost gave up on it. But it just got better and the ending was so unexpected
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Re: Podcasts

Postby johng » September 8th, 2018, 11:26 am

Laighin Break wrote:Haven't listened to podcasts before but "My Dad Wrote a Porno" is hilarious. Listened to it on the train going to and from work, doing my best not to burst out laughing.

Jaysus it was excruciating.

Managed half the first epp.

3 camp thirtysomething English people trying to shoot into the open goal of ridiculing a 70s style erotic book.

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Re: Podcasts

Postby Muriel » September 11th, 2018, 5:04 pm

Serial season 3 starts next week, it's apparently no longer one story over a number of episodes. It's a different story (from the same courthouse) each week.

There's one about Natalie Wood's death (murder?) which I will be starting soon. It's about 8 episodes so far, but I'll probably wait until it's all released. I can't be dealing with waiting for the next episode, I prefer it all in one go.
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Re: Podcasts

Postby Peg Leg » September 11th, 2018, 6:15 pm

Muriel wrote: It's about 8 episodes so far, but I'll probably wait until it's all released. I can't be dealing with waiting for the next episode, I prefer it all in one go.


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Re: Podcasts

Postby Muriel » September 19th, 2018, 11:23 am

Just finished 'Finding Cleo'. It's about this indigenous family in Canada who were adopted during the 'Sixties Scoop' and their search for their missing sister. It's completely heart-breaking and made me very angry. Would definitely recommend it.
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