Podcasts

Fri, Jan 26, 2018 11:35 AM

I searched to see if this thread was revived from the old site and nothing came up.  If there is a thread, just combine it.

 

Any podcast recommendations?    I am looking for a good history podcast. 

  • Fri, Jan 26, 2018 11:45 AM

    No history recommendations, but I enjoy Rewatchables and Binge Mode from the Ringer on a regular basis. 

    I've also listened to both seasons of Serial, Up and Vanished, In the Dark and S-Town. I liked all of them. 

    Fri, Jan 26, 2018 12:01 PM

    I've tried to find some good history podcasts in the past and I found them either too long or them to be over produced like Radio Lab. If you find a good 40ish min one let me know.

    Fri, Jan 26, 2018 12:04 PM
    posted by like_that

    I searched to see if this thread was revived from the old site and nothing came up.  If there is a thread, just combine it.

    Any podcast recommendations?    I am looking for a good history podcast. 

    Not sure about history podcasts, but I think you might like one or both of the following:

    The Jason Stapleton Program - http://www.jasonstapleton.com/on-demand/

    The Tom Woods Show - https://tomwoods.com/podcasts/

    Fri, Jan 26, 2018 12:54 PM

    I've never gotten into the most recommended Dan Carlin because 4 hours is too long

    I liked Wyman's fall of Rome.

    For irrelevant topics, Mike Rowe does a 6-8 minute Paul Harvey type and The Dollops brings immense humor to past events in about an hour or so

    Fri, Jan 26, 2018 12:56 PM

    It may not be your style, especially if you are not a fan, but Malcom Gladwell's Revisionist History isn't bad. 

    I really liked the Washington Post's Presidential one from 2016. 

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/business/presidential-podcast/ 

    I also like their Constitutional One

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/constitutional/?utm_term=.db17c2eb86ca

    I listen to a lot of the Ringer ones. 

    I also listen to

    • Five Thirty Eight,
    • Behind the Bets,
    • the Buffett (which is Chad Millman's new one about betting),
    • SI Media
    • James Miller's Origins, which looks at ESPN. 
    • The Audible with Stew and Bruce about college football
    Fri, Jan 26, 2018 1:02 PM
    posted by ptown_trojans_1

    It may not be your style, especially if you are not a fan, but Malcom Gladwell's Revisionist History isn't bad. 

     

    Gladwell is extremely left, but the Revisionist are easy listens if you can get past his voice.  The McD french fry episode was great.

    Fri, Jan 26, 2018 1:35 PM

    Oh, I agree, hence why I prefaced it. I agree that I loved the fry episode. I also enjoyed his look at higher education. 

    Fri, Jan 26, 2018 9:08 PM
    posted by ptown_trojans_1

    Oh, I agree, hence why I prefaced it. I agree that I loved the fry episode. I also enjoyed his look at higher education. 

    Yes, the cafeterias of upper New England private schools

    Thu, Oct 4, 2018 8:00 PM

    Is anyone listening to the new season of Serial? I'm getting ready to start it and have heard it's excellent. 

    Thu, Oct 4, 2018 8:58 PM

    Gotten into Ridiculous History, brilliant guys with good pace

    Thu, Oct 4, 2018 10:33 PM
    posted by Fab4Runner

    Is anyone listening to the new season of Serial? I'm getting ready to start it and have heard it's excellent. 

    2 episodes in. They were solid. I think they start to have multiple episode cases now, so I’ve held off so I can binge those ones.

    Tue, Oct 29, 2019 4:53 PM

    Anyone listening to something good? 

    I binged Bear Brook over the summer and thought it was very well done and super interesting. 

    I have 2 or 3 episodes of Caliphate left. My husband and I listen together, and we're rarely in the car together for long periods of time, so it's taking forever smh. It's been pretty fascinating and I'm excited to finish it.

    Villains by Shea Serrano is a fun, quick series. 

    Tue, Oct 29, 2019 5:01 PM

    I liked Caliphate.

    Throughline is my latest.

    Tue, Oct 29, 2019 5:43 PM

    I listen to Crime Junkies when I get a chance and then the Dale Jr download. Ha prolly not many other on here who tune in to that one.

    Tue, Oct 29, 2019 6:25 PM
    posted by iclfan2

    I listen to Crime Junkies when I get a chance and then the Dale Jr download. Ha prolly not many other on here who tune in to that one.

    Crime junkies is good as well as serial. I listen to a lot of cold case/coldjustice type stuff 

    Tue, Oct 29, 2019 6:31 PM
    posted by geeblock

    Crime junkies is good as well as serial. I listen to a lot of cold case/coldjustice type stuff 

    I meant the Dale Jr nascar one, but I like the true crime stuff as well. 2nd season of Serial I wasn’t interested in but might have to get in to the 3rd.

    Wed, Oct 30, 2019 9:27 AM

    hardcore history is good but it's not free. Some of it is free, but the bulk of them aren't. 

     

    Non-History Podcasts i like are JRE, TIm Dillon Show, WSJ podcasts (all of them)

    Wed, Oct 30, 2019 10:40 AM

    I’ve always enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell as a guest on other podcasts I listen to, but never have his Revisionist History on a chance. Well, finally downloaded last week and plowed through the current season in 3 days. Fantastic stuff from one of the brightest intellectuals out there, questioning everything. 
     

    Probably finish the first 3 seasons by Thanksgiving.

    Wed, Oct 30, 2019 2:15 PM

    A couple weeks ago, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey started a podcast called 'Office Girls' where each week they break down an episode from The Office and give their insights, tidbits, etc from that particular episode. I'm looking forward to them getting into seasons 2, 3, 4 and I think the basketball episode is next week. It's good, but holy fuck is Angela Kinsey annoying. 

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