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What are your favourite Podcasts?

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,434 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh


    Arghus wrote: »
    The Rest is History is a fantastic newish history podcast that was brought to my attention.

    Two historians - one specialising in ancient, the other in modern - have a discussion on different historical topics: civil wars, what constitutes historical greatness - that kind of thing. The two guys are very knowledgeable, but come at things from slightly different perspectives, which can compliment and differ. One can talk about an issue in terms of root causes and then the other can provide nuances that alter or enrich that perspective.

    Excellent, excellent, podcast from what I've listened to so far.

    Yeah, I've been liking this a lot, thank you for introducing it to me!

    The guest speaker on the Pompeii episode was brilliant.

    Loved the episodes on 1981 and the 1990s.

    What irritates me though, is that the two guys laugh too much and stop short in mid sentence, as they talk to each other and not the audience.

    I always have at least one complaint on podcasts :/


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,133 ✭✭✭Did you smash it


    What do people think is the best podcast behind a Patreon paywall? Other than second captains.


  • Registered Users Posts: 345 ✭✭Gwildor


    What do people think is the best podcast behind a Patreon paywall? Other than second captains.

    Not Patreon, but West Cork on Audible is one of the best 'paid' podcasts I've listened to.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48 Mollydog123


    Casefile, They walk amongst us, Men's Rea, Irish History Podcast and Naked Scientists


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,521 ✭✭✭✭Arghus


    Gwildor wrote: »
    Not Patreon, but West Cork on Audible is one of the best 'paid' podcasts I've listened to.

    Have to second this. West Cork is amazing.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,311 ✭✭✭✭weldoninhio


    Gwildor wrote: »
    Not Patreon, but West Cork on Audible is one of the best 'paid' podcasts I've listened to.

    Listened to two on Audible recently. The Rise of the Iron Men by Mischa Glenny, about Dutuerte, Bolsonaro, Trump, Modi, Johnson etc. and Shootout, about the North Hollywood shoot out in 1996.

    Both are excellent. The North Hollywood one is really brilliant, with real life descriptions from those who were there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 565 ✭✭✭el_gaucho


    West Cork is on Apple Podcasts now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,445 ✭✭✭phelixoflaherty


    The Froth


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,669 ✭✭✭sheroman01


    Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster is my new favourite.

    They invite guests, usually comedians, on to discuss their dream 3 course meal. The conversations and funny tales flow easily and you get great stories from the guest. The Louis Theroux episode is a highlight for me, he’s so funny in it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,294 ✭✭✭✭Cienciano


    sheroman01 wrote: »
    Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster is my new favourite.

    They invite guests, usually comedians, on to discuss their dream 3 course meal. The conversations and funny tales flow easily and you get great stories from the guest. The Louis Theroux episode is a highlight for me, he’s so funny in it.
    POPPADOMS OR BREAD?

    It's a great pod, love it. Great idea of something to chat about. romesh ranganathan episode is great too


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28 Brackwom


    My favorite podcast is Milltown Malmo of The Tommy, Hector & Laurita.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,457 ✭✭✭✭MEGA BRO WOLF 5000


    What do people think is the best podcast behind a Patreon paywall? Other than second captains.

    Generally I stay away but there's a few I support that genuinely need the cash to survive. I support second captains as I've always been a fan and the content is generally good. I pay a fiver a month to a few other ones that only require a donation, they're quite niche like fantasy football and xfm ricky gervais fan pod..would I give the likes of an already rich celeb money just jumping on the podcast phenomenon, no. Podcasts should be niche, not for the masses.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,525 ✭✭✭ILikeBoats


    I pay a fiver a month to a few other ones that only require a donation, they're quite niche like fantasy football and xfm ricky gervais fan pod..would I give the likes of an already rich celeb money just jumping on the podcast phenomenon, no. Podcasts should be niche, not for the masses.

    Would Ricky Gervais not count as a rich celeb?

    I know he used to have the hilarious podcast over 10 years ago with Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington, that was gold. Is the new one as good?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,272 Mod ✭✭✭✭Kingp35


    ILikeBoats wrote: »
    I know he used to have the hilarious podcast over 10 years ago with Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington, that was gold.

    Are these podcasts still available anywhere?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,525 ✭✭✭ILikeBoats


    They're listed here but I can't get it to play

    https://www.therickygervaisshow.com/xfm-vault


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,457 ✭✭✭✭MEGA BRO WOLF 5000


    ILikeBoats wrote: »
    Would Ricky Gervais not count as a rich celeb?

    I know he used to have the hilarious podcast over 10 years ago with Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington, that was gold. Is the new one as good?

    No, a fan podcast that goes through every xfm show from the early 2000s. Nothing to do with Ricky/Steve/Karl.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,525 ✭✭✭ILikeBoats


    Oh right
    Does it include snippets from the original?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,457 ✭✭✭✭MEGA BRO WOLF 5000


    ILikeBoats wrote: »
    Oh right
    Does it include snippets from the original?

    No snippets. The original xfm shows are heavily guarded as are all the podcast series they made.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,707 ✭✭✭Worztron


    Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 191 ✭✭Mo Ghile Mear


    Fall of Civilisations is excellent. Really well researched and narrated. It tells the story of a different civilisation in each episode and goes onto their way of life etc and their eventual demise. I had forgotten about it for months but back into it now again and I'm really enjoying it.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,576 ✭✭✭veryangryman




  • Registered Users Posts: 483 ✭✭Stevolende


    Episodes can be quite lengthy if that is the one I'm thinking of but he does sustain interest.

    Same is true of a lot of History of Rock in 500 Songs though it started as about 1/2 hour episodes then seems to be 2 or 3 hours where teh presenter really sets the scene. Including what appear to be major diversions but turn out to be really educational background.



  • Registered Users Posts: 483 ✭✭Stevolende


    Katy Lister's podcast Betwixt The Sheets is normally great fun and very informative but is mainly on somewhat bawdy topics. Her books are pretty good too.

    The Alexei Sayle Show is quite good, have it on at the moment.

    Oh Brother the Hanley Brothers podcast on life in The Fall where they interview ex-members and major fans.

    We're Not So Different where 2 American leftists talk about history , mainly Medieval so far though I think they have got outside of that .

    Media-Eval one where an American Histyorian looks at Media representations of Medieval life and judge how good they are.

    Backlisted where a pair of English publishers talk about lesser known books with a guest panelist. I caught the episode taht was recorded during last year's Galway Arts Festival

    Better Read Than Dead a group of American leftists talk about books a different one per episode. turned me onto some good stuff I hadn't read before Anita Loos and George Schuyler to name 2.

    We Need To Talk About Whiteness British one about decolonising race etc talking to a different guest each week.

    The Red Nation Podcast native American show about decolonisation etc ties in with the Landback campaign

    Opening Arguments a lawyer and a comedian look at current American politics from a legal perspective

    Guilty Feminist funny alternat6ive comedy based feminist podcast covers a lot of great topics.

    Yo! Is This Racist the star of Star Tek Lower Decks and a pair of fellow comedians look at listener voicemails that ask about the grey area of prejudice etc.



  • Registered Users Posts: 483 ✭✭Stevolende


    This is now an umbrella group of different podcasts including the Katy Lister one I mention above, Gone Medieval and a few others.

    I think it started with a series by Dan Snow whose father is a very well known reporter with channel 4. I think Dan is well known in his own right too.

    https://www.historyhit.com/podcasts/



  • Registered Users Posts: 191 ✭✭Mo Ghile Mear



    Not sure if it was mentioned before but Tunnel 29 (BBC Intrigue) is great. It’s the true story of an escape to the west via a tunnel dug by a group of students under the Berlin Wall. There’s maybe 8/9 episodes. Excellent podcast.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,173 ✭✭✭BKWDR


    Can anyone tell me what episode of Tommy and Hector where Tommy tells the story of him hitch hiking and and how he used to just disappear?



  • Registered Users Posts: 812 ✭✭✭todolist


    Richie Allen podcast.Our interesting times with Tim Kelly. Mark windows podcast is excellent too.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,015 ✭✭✭fatbhoy


    Listening to Andy Dawson Athletico Mince, which is great (although you need to listen from the start, because running jokes and references are evolved over time), led me to Top Flight Time Machine, which is just Andy Dawson and Sam Delaney bantering between themselves, and is absolutely the funniest podcast ever. Sam Delaney is sooo funny.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,445 ✭✭✭phelixoflaherty


    The Horne section.

    If you are bored of podcasts



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  • Registered Users Posts: 237 ✭✭DAngelo Bailey


    The rest is history is class.



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