- Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:02 pm
I'm basically just podcasts now and if I run out of them I turn to Spotify. Most of my podcasts are weekly, so I get stressed out if I get behind. Podcast recommendations (some are very well-known to be fair):
Geeky (but also light-hearted):
No Such Thing as a Fish (by the QI researchers - they each discuss four facts they've found out that week)
The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry
The Infinite Monkey Cage
Pessimists Archive - all about how people have feared new things throughout the ages
Film / TV
Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
They Walk Among Us (UK based)
Criminal (US based)
Serial Killers (US based)
The Guilty Feminist (has introduced me to some brilliant comics, has stand up by Deborah-Frances White and another woman every week and focuses on a topic. If you are a bloke, it's really eye-opening too).
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
Friday Night Comedy (Radio 4)
Radio 4 Comedy of the Week (a bit hit and miss)
The Adam Buxton Podcast
The Smartest Man in the World (Greg Proops rants against Trump and republicans - sometimes live. More political than comedic).
Page 94 (Private Eye podcast - not very regular)
Simon Mayo's Books of the Year (he started doing this with Matt from the old Radio 2 show after Jo Whiley joined his show)
Beautiful Anonymous (the host - an American comedian called Chris Gethard - takes one hour-long phone call a week from an anonymous caller and they can talk about anything. Some people have really interesting things to talk about, sometimes it's enlightening or makes you think, sometimes it's funny and sometimes it's pretty heavy going. The host is cool though, I like him, he's very empathetic).
Sex Power Money (Sara Pascoe interviewing people about how people view sex. A limited series, really interesting).
Griefcast (this sounds horrible, but it's really good. Cariad Lloyd interviews someone each week about the death of a loved one. It's very moving and not too depressing because a lot of the people are comedians).
Topher wrote:Stuff about Thatcher....
You are a disgrace and I'm looking forward to when someone you respect dies so I can rub your liberal face in it.