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I like podcasts and end up listening to them a lot in my day to day life. I guess others do too so let’s do some recommendations. It beats politics anyway!

I’ll keep it fairly straightforward for now

Football (in general): The Totally Football Italia Show -

Hosted by James Richardson and is mainly a nostalgia fest but if you have any interest in Seria A it’s a great listen

True Crime (?!): Serial- 

All three series have been pretty consistently good and captivating. Mainly focusing on the American Justice System and the real life stories behind it.

Comedy: Pappys Flatshare Slamdown-

Panel show of comedians based around household tasks and lots of puns.

Dumb White Guy-

Hosted by Brendon Burns and not a comedy as such as more of a dissection of the industry so I guess it might not be everyone’s cup of tea. I like it and it tackles a lot of subjects about race and gender.

Athletico Mince-Essentially Bob Mortimer having a bit of fun. The Peter Beardsley monologues alone are worth it 

Wildcard: A lot of wrestling podcasts.

Yeah I guess to have some wrestling knowledge helps but I think the stories, to the breakdown of different events is fascinating. The Art of Wrestling is the original and one of the better ones. Nowerdays it’s a weekly journal of life on the road when before it was more interview based. Something to wrestle with and 83 weeks are two based on the ‘behind the scenes’ viewpoints WWF and WCW. There’s loads really based on all sorts of formats but they are a great look into what’s a mad lifestyle.

Anybody else have recommendations?

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Kermode & Mayo film reviews (5Live)

Friday night comedy from Radio 4 - specifically for The News Quiz. Not bothered about the rest.

Answer Me This - Not as good as it used to be but still good enough for a chuckle in the car.

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  • Newsjack (weekly sketch show built on content sent in from public)
  • Unfiltered (interviews by James O'Brien but only likely of interest if red is your colour)
  • No Such Thing As A Fish (the QI researchers in a more irreverent version of the show)
  • David Baddiel Tries To Understand (one topic a week - for example, Bitcoin)
  • The Infinite Monkey Cage (science with giggles with Robin Ince and Brian Cox)
  • Desert Island Discs (of course!)

 

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Casefile. It's about serial killers.

I love Casefile. 

I've never actually listened to Casefile, or any podcast, but at our house Saturday night is Casefile night and I'm not allowed to talk to Mrs Parsnip for the duration of the podcast.

I wish they made more than one a week.

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Steve Bloomer's Washing, Not The Top 20, 5 Live Football Daily, Athletico Mince

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast, Comedy Bang Bang, How Did This Get Made?, My Dad Wrote A Porno, 99% Invisible

WTF with Marc Maron, You Made It Weird, Hip Hop Saved My Life, The Adam Buxton Podcast

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Couple of mentions there for Serial and This American Life - has anyone listened to the S-Town podcast they did?

I was totally hooked by that one. Started off as an unsolved murder case but very quickly changes into something completely different and becomes a bizarre life story of a very singular and very bonkers American bloke and his philosophies.  Really moving in places

If you like music podcasts AND true crime try Disgraceland. Every episode is about a musician and crimes that they were somehow involved in. Some brilliant, funny and sad stories

https://www.disgracelandpod.com/

 

 

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3 hours ago, StivePesley said:

Couple of mentions there for Serial and This American Life - has anyone listened to the S-Town podcast they did?

I was totally hooked by that one. Started off as an unsolved murder case but very quickly changes into something completely different and becomes a bizarre life story of a very singular and very bonkers American bloke and his philosophies.  Really moving in places

If you like music podcasts AND true crime try Disgraceland. Every episode is about a musician and crimes that they were somehow involved in. Some brilliant, funny and sad stories

https://www.disgracelandpod.com/

 

 

Yeah S-town is well worth a listen, it got some criticisms but I preferred it to both Serial series overall (and they were both great too!)

Will check out Disgraceland, On a similar note Cocaine & Rhinestones is excellent and addictive listening. It’s about Country music, it’s stars and controversies but it’s expertly researched. It’s made me a fan of country music if I’m honest.

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On 16/10/2018 at 18:13, BaaLocks said:
  • Newsjack (weekly sketch show built on content sent in from public)
  • Unfiltered (interviews by James O'Brien but only likely of interest if red is your colour)
  • No Such Thing As A Fish (the QI researchers in a more irreverent version of the show)
  • David Baddiel Tries To Understand (one topic a week - for example, Bitcoin)
  • The Infinite Monkey Cage (science with giggles with Robin Ince and Brian Cox)
  • Desert Island Discs (of course!)

 

Oh yeah, forgot Monkey Cage. That’s a good one👍

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2 hours ago, reveldevil said:

Is it any good?

Have you started the Rebus books yet?

It has some funny moments, starts a bit rusty, there was a controversial comment that Derby fans might not enjoy on the last one. It's got some genuine laugh out loud stuff. I listen on the commute to work.

As for Rebus, yes, read Knots and Crosses last weekend, will start the second one on Saturday I reckon. I like to read in natural light.

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