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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2012, 07:05:49 PM »
on this week's show (i just recorded it) we are having nathan lowell on.

his books are kind of unique.
they are thoughtful.

and they are about people who travel in space working for an interstellar shipping fleet.

so, there aren't any aliens or laser guns.
and there's lots of coffee.
so much coffee.

i'm a really big fan.
i used to listen to them compulsively while practicing karate in a dark squash court in the summers.
but enough about me.
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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2012, 09:36:16 PM »
by the way, Ben, i'm really liking the judge john hodgman podcast. thanks for the reference.

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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2012, 11:06:47 PM »
oh yeah, the history of rome is great.
the guy did a cool interview recently with podcast squared.

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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2012, 04:53:45 AM »
one type of podcasts I really enjoy when i've got lots of time to waste
are podcasts where people... essentially... read comic books to you.

the best of all, as far as Im concerned is the "Tom Vs ____"
it started out with him reading bad detroit justice league comics,
but then it got awesome and he read all of the barry allen flash comics,
and then he started reading the aquaman comics.
it's the very best.
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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2012, 02:51:45 PM »
the best of all, as far as Im concerned is the "Tom Vs ____"

Is he still doing them?  Looks like the last update was 12/23/11 according to iTunes.
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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2012, 03:51:47 PM »
he's on hiatus I guess. he's gone back to school.

i have no idea about his intentions to get back on Topo (so to speak)
but i pray to CROM every night that he will.
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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2012, 03:42:03 PM »


ha, I was watching Susskind on TVO when I discovered this thread.  I have to say Ben, your education television is way better than ours. 


In addition to the brachiolope network and some of the other great shows listed, I would recommend:








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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2012, 03:45:23 PM »
Ooh, I am excited for the brainscience podcast, i've been looking for a good neuro podcast with little luck.

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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2012, 08:44:46 PM »
Recently found "Recycled Electrons" out of Oxford.  It is an astronomy podcast and the guys on it are hilarious! I do great when I can learn science and laugh a lot.
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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2012, 06:48:57 AM »
No offence to the Brachiolope Media Network but I think this is my favourite podcast http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1331/halloumi-stuffed-peppers

It's from the people who bought you this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaGFV0YJg-0

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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2012, 09:38:09 AM »
one type of podcasts I really enjoy when i've got lots of time to waste
are podcasts where people... essentially... read comic books to you.

the best of all, as far as Im concerned is the "Tom Vs ____"
it started out with him reading bad detroit justice league comics,
but then it got awesome and he read all of the barry allen flash comics,
and then he started reading the aquaman comics.
it's the very best.

We had him on the show ben, way to promote the brand. Jerk.

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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2012, 09:55:29 AM »
:(
this one time he was supposed to come on the show to talk to me about the flash
but then he didn't and my hopes were crushed forever.
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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2013, 05:25:09 PM »
on this week's show (i just recorded it) we are having nathan lowell on.

Ben, I want to let you know that I was so insanely happy to hear nathan lowell on your show back then, his golden age of the solar clipper series is one of my favorite things in the entire world. 

I work in a lab in a basement--often alone, often doing menial tasks (sometimes thin film superlattice growth is akin to entering 4 8 15 16 23 42 into a computer every 90 seconds), and sometimes for 12 to 20 hours per day,  so I listen to quite a lot of podcasts and podiobooks.  Here is my "short list"  (although there are and have been many more)

Science... Sort of
The Titanium Physicists
The Weekly Weinersmith
The Naked Scientists
Radio Lab
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History (oh man, these are great--hours and hours and hours of history lessons!)
Judge John Hodgman
Scott Sigler Audiobooks (podiobooks about scifi/horror)
The Byron Chronicles (weird sort of fantasy/horror) 
We're Alive (zombie serial radio show)
Old Time Radio Mystery Theater (podcast of old radio dramas)
The Leviathian Chronicles (Scifi/fantasy)

and I've listened to quite a bit of the catalog on podiobooks.com where my favorites have been Nathan Lowell's series, Scott Sigler's books, J.C. Hutchins' series, Murder at Avedon Hill, and Mur Lafferty's "Heaven" series.





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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2013, 08:58:36 AM »
is Heaven any good? it always seemed to ambitious for me to listen to it. I listened to her playing for keepsie show. that was pretty good.

also, I'm having trouble getting into radio-drama type shows. I know that the people making them have fun, and I really enjoy actual old-time radio drama... but there's something that just doesn't click with me.
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Re: Other Podcasts I like
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2013, 01:53:03 PM »
is Heaven any good? it always seemed to ambitious for me to listen to it. I listened to her playing for keepsie show. that was pretty good.

also, I'm having trouble getting into radio-drama type shows. I know that the people making them have fun, and I really enjoy actual old-time radio drama... but there's something that just doesn't click with me.

Heaven is a really great story, very cute/clever, and it combines tons of different religious mythologies, so I actually learned a few things that I didn't know before. I think Heaven was a better story than playing for keeps, even though it might not be written as well.

Some of the "new" audio dramas like we're alive and the leviathian chronicles are way different from the old ones, not quite as cheesy as the old ones, less focus on music, there are good voice actors, and lots of good sound effects. The problems with these are they are slow to release, and have high production costs, so they are semi-pay or always asking for donations.   

I have a hard time getting into a few of the old-timey radio shows because they are often so lame and cliche, but there are lots of them, so you can just skip the ones you don't like without feeling bad.  Do you not like the new ones?  which ones have you tried?
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