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FruitBasedDrinkForALady Tue 25-Nov-14 22:13:19

I'm looking for inspiration, please. I've worked my way through all of No Such Thing As A Fish with the QI Elves, and I'm waiting very impatiently for the next episode of Serial. So, what are you listening to that you recommend?

MegCleary Wed 26-Nov-14 20:30:25

Th Reith Lectures on BBC radio 4 this year will be good. First one out now.

FruitBasedDrinkForALady Fri 28-Nov-14 00:31:21

Thanks, I'll check that out.

BOFster Fri 28-Nov-14 00:44:47

Yes, I've been listening to the Grayson Perry Reith Lectures, they are really good.

I would really recommend the smash hit podcast called Serial. It's utterly compelling.

RocknRollNerd Fri 28-Nov-14 17:19:54

The Bugle which is hopefully going to be done more regularly now John Oliver is on a break. It's good if you like news satire type stuff.

The Nerdist is great if you pick and choose which ones to go for (ie people you've heard of generally!). You also need to get past the fact that the host is also fairly well known for other stuff in America so often it's about him talking as well. You get some great ones though, and some that open your eyes as to what people are really like looking at you Joseph Gorden Levitt you astonishing luvvie

TurnOverTheTv Fri 28-Nov-14 17:29:37

If you're enjoying Serial, I've been getting my fix listening to Slate's serial spoilers. Damn you thanksgiving for making them miss an episode!

TurnOverTheTv Fri 28-Nov-14 17:32:50

Oh I forgot the other ones!
The Bugle
Answer Me This
Infinite Monkey Cage
Stuff You Should Know
Freakonomics
The Moth
The Complete Guide to Everything
This American Life
The Skeptics guide to the Universe

Hakluyt Fri 28-Nov-14 17:33:23

Bugle
Answer Me This
The Media Show
This American Life
Pienaar's Politics
The Smartest Man in the World
Frank Skinner
Skeptic's Guide

I could go on. I love podcasts.

BOFster Fri 28-Nov-14 18:05:47

I like the 'In Our Time' podcasts that R4 have too. Very random topics, but interesting.

Hassled Fri 28-Nov-14 18:09:01

I've run out of them now, but a Radio 4 programme called Soul Music. Each programme is about a different piece of music - some pop, some classical, whatever - and people talk about the music and what it means to them. I manage to cry just about every time - listening to the programme on "Don't Leave Me This Way" on a flight to Mallorca was a low point - we're talking wracking sobs.

SnowSpot Fri 28-Nov-14 18:10:53

Another vote for The Bugle. Has me cackling like a loon when I'm playing it at the gym. I expect I look like i'm laughing at other people's gymly efforts.

Love Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode on Radio 5
Also The Empire podcast for movie reviews, it's great.

MegCleary Fri 28-Nov-14 18:11:05

The kermode and mayo film reviews podcasts are great.

aoife24 Fri 28-Nov-14 22:28:16

This American Life is ace as is In Our Time but that does take all your attention, you have to keep up. 99% Invisible about all things design is great too. I also have a soft spot for Stuff You Should KNow, The rather creepy macabre world of Nightvale is also worth a go.

FruitBasedDrinkForALady Sat 29-Nov-14 17:54:27

Thanks all, loads to keep me going there. I listen to podcasts mainly when I'm running lots of them look like they'll keep me plodding along.

Trooperslane Sat 29-Nov-14 17:55:50

In our time
Great lives

I listen all the time at 5am when I'm WIDE feckin awake

Gfplux Sat 20-Dec-14 17:38:37

Startup from gimlet media. About business and risk taking. Wonderful.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Sat 20-Dec-14 17:41:21

Richard Herring. Not highbrow but funny.

voscar Thu 19-Feb-15 20:22:26

I love:

Start Up - gimlet media (Alex blumberg, ex this American life doing a podcast on starting up a small business - to make podcasts).

reply all - also gimlet media, but on a different tech based subject each week. Short but interesting.

Tim Ferriss show - he calls it deconstructing excellence. He interviews someone different each podcast who is amazing at what they do and tries to extract what it is that makes them brilliant.

This American Life. Just because I love Ira Glass and the randomness of the each story.

Invisibilia- on a different topic each time, the invisible forces that change human behaviour. Last one was computers. Fascinating.

That's my current favourites list but I'm always trying new podcasts.

Littleturkish Thu 19-Feb-15 20:25:01

Another vote for This American Life!

Really enjoying it.

I love R4 comedy, but prefer the News Quiz to The Now Show.

Littleturkish Thu 19-Feb-15 20:25:15

Oh, and obviously total archers addict.

superram Thu 19-Feb-15 20:26:09

I have just discovered podcastsso watching with interest.

BleachedBarnet Wed 18-Mar-15 13:24:50

I'm a big fan of One Bad Mother - it's about motherhood/parenting/pregnancy but more importantly it's just funny and witty women supporting each other.

I love the Bugle too, and must admit I'm partial to Scott Mills daily catch up show from R1 just because I can't stand the music he plays but I've got a soft spot for him and Chris!

nigelslaterfan Thu 02-Jul-15 09:43:17

Frank Skinner
Kermode and Mayo
This American Life
Radiolab
Freakonomics
Desert Island Discs
The Archers
Criminal
Serial
The Guardian Film Show
The Film programme (radio 4)

But this is one of the most stunning podcasts I've ever heard:
www.radiolab.org/story/living-room/

Gfplux Thu 02-Jul-15 13:46:40

Best of Today
Reply all
NPR planet money
The Economist
The New Yorker
Star ship sofa
Money Box
The Moth
This American Life
Escape Pod
Simon Mayo Confessions
You and yours
BBC Drama of the week
Startup
Kermode and Mayo Film
Selected Shorts
Lightspeed
5 live consumer
Serial

Trebushay Fri 21-Aug-15 23:02:08

Marking place x

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