Podcasts I listen to

asked what podcasts she should listen to. As my response, here’s a list of what I’m subscribed to. All links go to the RSS feeds; all descriptions are more or less from the feed.

Feeds marked with [Favorite] are my favorites.


8Bit Mayhem PodCast: No s–t talking, just the SID talking! Obvious, not so obvious, forgotten and classic Commodore 64 scene music.

The Acapodcast: Bringing you the latest and greates from the modern A Cappella scene. We cover all styles and subgenres, and play tracks from all over the world.

[Favorite] Acappella U: The best of collegiate acappella music, along with discussion, interviews, listener mail, etc.

[Favorite] Coverville: The best cover songs, delivered to your ears two to three times a week!

Indiefeed Florida: One song per podcast, Legal. Free. Just the way your want them, plus info about the music and where to get more. Collect them all! A Business Week Online Best Pick, and.one of the oldest running music podcasts. Podcasts are available in many music genre flavors under search heading “indiefeed.” http://www.indiefeed.com

[Favorite] Thing a Week: Songs, sketches, and other audio experiments. [From Jonathan Coulton (q.v.).]

Video Podcasts

Clerks 2: The Passion of the Clerks (video diary)

Strong Bad Emails & More!: Strong Bad answers real emails from real morons, draws his independent comic “Teen Girl Squad!” and lots freaking more!

Quiz Shows

NPR: Sunday Puzzle: NPR’s weekly word game: match wits with “Weekend Edition” puzzle master Will Shortz.

[Favorite] NPR: Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me: NPR’s weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what’s real and what we’ve made up.

News and Current Events

NPR: Hourly News Summary: Five minutes of NPR news, updated hourly.

Polyamory Weekly: Tales from the front of responsible non-monogamy from a pansexual, kink-friendly point of view

Penn Jillette: Weekdays 2PM – 3PM | http://www.penn.freefm.com [an hour of his talk show, minus commercials]

alt.NPR: Youthcast from PRX: Direct, blunt, honest, funny, emotional, real — these are youth voices telling their stories their own way. YouthCast features a new youth-produced piece each week from Generation PRX — a project that connects youth radio producers and brings youth voices to public radio and beyond via the Public Radio Exchange. Visit generation.prx.org to learn more.

Other Interesting Topics

Food Philosophy: Join host Jennifer Iannolo as she explores a world of sensual delights filled with flavor, aroma and texture — and takes on “trendy food” with a heaping tablespoon of sass. Find out what some of the world’s most renowned chefs think about food, philosophy and culinary swooning. Food Philosophy is a production of The Gilded Fork. http://www.FoodPhilosophy.com

[Favorite] In Our Time: In Our Time, BBC Radio 4. The big ideas which form the intellectual agenda of our age are illuminated by some of the best minds. Melvyn Bragg and three guests investigate the history of ideas and debate their application in modern life. For more information and the podcast Terms of Use go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4

LightSource Studio Photography: LightSource is a lighting and photography podcast that introduces photographers to studio lighting and digital photography techniques and equipment. LightSource is the official podcast of StudioLighting.net.

A Way with Words: A Way with Words offers a humorous and instructional joy ride through the English language with authors and language experts Richard Lederer and Martha Barnette. Produced at KPBS in San Diego.



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7 responses to “Podcasts I listen to

  1. trunkbutt

    where do you find the time???

  2. sylvar

    I don’t. This is a repertoire; I choose what I’m interested in at the time.

  3. trunkbutt

    Whew. I was thinking, here is a man who does not sleep. I’ve never listened to a Podcast in my life. Maybe I’ll check one of these out – thanks for the recommendations!

  4. fizzgig_bites

    Of his list, Coverville is my favorite.

  5. fizzgig_bites

    Yeah, what she said…

  6. tregoweth

    Others that might be of interest to the sorts of people that hang around with Ben:*

    Adult Swim podcasts
    Beloved Mac pundit Andy Ihnatko‘s Little Red Envelope movie review podcast
    Homestar Runner‘s podcast for video iPods
    You Can’t Do That on Television‘s Christine McGlade‘s very intermittent podcast
    James Lileks’ The Diner
    The Food Geek, a friend of mine who blogs about cooking and food
    the They Might Be Giants podcast

    And screw you, iTunes, for not letting me cut and paste podcast URLs…

    * Well, I like them, and I hang out with Ben, therefore…

  7. babyfishfel

    Holy guacamole, Christine is still out there?? I can’t WAIT to hear what she’s got to say. (Hopefully there’s an occasional “I don’t know” or a “water” in there.)

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