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Best podcasts?

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  • 04-10-2018 12:09pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭


    Iv never listened to podcasts before but have recently got iPhone X and seen the podcast app

    Who does everybody listen to that’s really good?

    I’m into TV movies games tech etc so who should I look out for any recommendations


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


    biggebruv wrote: »
    Iv never listened to podcasts before but have recently got iPhone X and seen the podcast app

    Who does everybody listen to that’s really good?

    I’m into TV movies games tech etc so who should I look out for any recommendations

    Casefile. Never listened to it myself but in these here parts any other answer is wrong.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,460 ✭✭✭✭murpho999


    Thinly veiled "I can afford an iPhone" thread.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,055 ✭✭✭JohnnyFlash


    Patww79 wrote: »
    Casefile. Never listened to it myself but in these here parts any other answer is wrong.

    Why did you bother replying then? Weird.

    Anyway. Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History is brilliant. Long and impeccably researched shows about major events and figures in world history.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,425 ✭✭✭recyclops


    if true crime is your thing casefile is your man. I am a fan of crimetown, season 1 is mafia in providence and new season just started and is focusing on detroit.

    few others i enjoyed serial is good new season is interesting so far, in the dark was another true crime one.

    Homecoming was an interesting story with good actors.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,009 ✭✭✭Slideways


    “They walk amongst us” is a UK version of casefile and tbh I prefer it


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭biggebruv


    murpho999 wrote: »
    Thinly veiled "I can afford an iPhone" thread.

    Wow Jesus what’s your problem


  • Registered Users Posts: 116 ✭✭CapricornOne


    My Dad Wrote a Porno


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    biggebruv wrote: »
    Wow Jesus what’s your problem

    Nothing is wrong with him. It is just an After Hours trope to be the first one to suggest any given thread is a "thinly veiled" something thread. An on going joke like the "Atari Jaguar" showing up in nearly ever poll. Don't take it personally. It is just the done thing around here.

    The ones I listen to every episode:
    • Brainfood (from Today I found out).
    • No Dumb Questions (from SmarterEveryDay).
    • Waking up (from Sam Harris).

    The ones I listen to very select episodes (say average 1 in 10):
    • The Joe Rogan Podcast. (Only listen to the ones where I like or know the guest invited).
    • The Jocko Podcast. (Only listen to the ones where I like or know the topic covered).
    • Star Talk Radio - Astrophysicist podcast which usually has guest comedians like Infinite Monkey Cage does.
    • The Blindboy Podcast. (Only listen to the ones where I like or know the topic covered).
    • Born Optimistic. (Irish music podcast, generally listen if I know the singer covered).
    • Pangburn Philosophy. (Dont listen to his own stuff, just when he covers live events).

    Podcasts I keep meaning to check out but never have:
    • bertcast (vaguely funny comedian guy famous for being drunk a lot).
    • sexplanations (sexual topics covered by a clinical sex therapists).
    • Infinite Monkey Cage (Thanks Goodshape - forgot this is on my list to start listening to).
    • Freethought Radio.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭biggebruv


    I listened to one just now called the geek box they were all kinda annoying lol but I liked the topics they covered like movies tv comics


  • Registered Users Posts: 986 ✭✭✭joe stodge


    Crime in sports

    two comedians go though the life from more or less birth of a selected sportsperson to where they **** it all up with crime. diffent sports every week, from boxing to NFL to Pro Wrestling to Ski jumping.

    really really funny.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,277 ✭✭✭Your Face


    Find a podcast that corresponds with your interests.

    It's a trick I picked up in Superstar Hero Ninja Space School for Sexy Legends.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,488 ✭✭✭Goodshape


    My regular listens, mostly Irish / UK based:

    - Nialler9 (weekly Music podcast from Ireland)

    - The Blindboy Podcast

    - Seriously... (BBC)

    - Kermode and Mayo's Film Review (BBC)

    - The Adam Buxton Podcast

    - The Infinite Monkey Cage

    - Allison Spittle

    - Marc Maron (if he has a good guest)

    - Joe Rogan (if he has a good guest)

    - Distraction Pieces Podcast w/ Scroobius Pip (if he has a good guest)

    - Revisionist History

    - All Songs Considered


  • Registered Users Posts: 348 ✭✭holy guacamole


    biggebruv wrote: »
    Iv never listened to podcasts before but have recently got iPhone X and seen the podcast app

    Who does everybody listen to that’s really good?

    I’m into TV movies games tech etc so who should I look out for any recommendations

    If you're into movies then I'd recommend Filmspotting as a good source of the latest movie reviews. They also do classic reviews and special shows dedicated to various film topics. I've tried a lot of film podcasts but this, imo, is the best.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 145 ✭✭BoneIdol


    The Vergecast is good if you like tech.

    Mens Rea is an Irish crime podcast. It's usually very good.

    Irish History Podcast is great.

    The Stand with Eamon Dunphy is surprisingly good. He's a better interviewer than you might think.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 803 ✭✭✭BelovedAunt


    If you’re into games then I highly recommend Cane and Rinse. They pick an old game each week and discuss it for an hour.

    Also Stown is very good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,184 ✭✭✭riclad


    For gaming rebel fm, video game outsiders, the geekbox, DLC, giant bomb cast ,giant beastcast , gamehounds are good podcasts .
    VGO is also very humourous and entertaining even if you just a casual gamer
    See giantbomb.com/podcasts
    See player fm.com look on popular podcasts
    For tech this week in tech,the vergecast are good. theverge.com
    TWIT is on youtube too.
    Comedy podcasts ,call chelsea peretti, make it weird on nerdist.com
    desert island discs on bbc4 uk radio ,depending on who the guest is .
    the archives go back 100 plus episodes .
    Culture slate culture podcasts ,talk about the latest tv books movies .


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,691 ✭✭✭s3rtvdbwfj81ch


    BoneIdol wrote: »
    The Stand with Eamon Dunphy is surprisingly good. He's a better interviewer than you might think.

    In my opinion Dunphy is Ireland's best Current Affairs presenter.

    Completely different to his football troll persona.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,263 ✭✭✭✭Cienciano


    Sounds like you might be interested in Reply All. It's about the internet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,378 ✭✭✭Duffy the Vampire Slayer


    I listen to a lot of old In Our Time episodes from BBC.

    I really, really hate Joe Rogan.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,499 ✭✭✭Sabre0001


    Podcasts forum has chatter and recommendations (and fewer smart ass responses).

    🤪



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  • Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭uncommon_name


    I know you didn't mention crime or war in your list above. But there are some fantastic ones out there in that topic. All of the below are ones I have listened to fully and would highly recommend.

    Dirty John
    Accused
    Atlanta monster
    Death in ice valley
    Serial
    The teachers pet
    Up & vanished
    In the dark
    All the above are very good crime podcasts

    Caliphate - very interesting war podcast
    Aftermath - about the aftermath of victims of shootings
    S-town - Unusual but very gripping story line

    Cult podcasts
    Heavens gate
    Dear Franklin Jones


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Once Serial was a success, every man and his dog started doing true crime podcasts so there’s certainly plenty to choose from if you’re into that kind of thing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭uncommon_name


    Once Serial was a success, every man and his dog started doing true crime podcasts so there’s certainly plenty to choose from if you’re into that kind of thing.

    Agreed. There are too many of them out there and most of them are just average. That's why I summarized the best ones in my opinion.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    There is a podcast forum on Boards that has plenty of ideas too.

    My personal favourite that I couldn’t recommend enough is Cartalk. Two Bostonians taking calls about people’s car problems. And I have no interest in cars but the two lads are hilarious, basically taking the piss out of themselves and making fun of the calls. Well worth a listen, even if you are like me and don’t care at all about cars.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭Optimalprimerib


    Lore is good for creepy stories
    Skip to the end is good for movies
    Dear John is a good true crime podcast
    The beef and dairy network is pure nuts, but is very funny and is well delivered
    The soundtrack show is good for movie soundtracks if you are interested in the film he is covering
    Final games is very interesting. It's basically desert island discs, but for games. He has a different guest from the games industry each week, where they talk about 8 games they would bring to a desert island.


  • Site Banned Posts: 272 ✭✭Loves_lorries


    In my opinion Dunphy is Ireland's best Current Affairs presenter.

    Completely different to his football troll persona.

    your having a laugh surely ?

    dunphy is a spoof merchant of the highest order ,was calling this place a kip in early 2013 just as the economy was beginning to take off again but of course dunphy forever the populist sang a different tune , he is a solid establishment hack posing as a rebel , he talks the talk but thats all

    a guy who whatever the subject , can be relied upon to have it wrong all of the time . if he were a politician , he would be in the mould of ming flanagan , a career bullsh1tter .


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 145 ✭✭BoneIdol


    your having a laugh surely ?

    dunphy is a spoof merchant of the highest order ,was calling this place a kip in early 2013 just as the economy was beginning to take off again

    How was he wrong? Its still a kip now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,055 ✭✭✭JohnnyFlash


    I listen to a lot of old In Our Time episodes from BBC.

    I really, really hate Joe Rogan.

    Joe Rogan is about as entertaining as untangling a box of cables. His American ‘bro’ persona is intolerable. UFC, weed, cryptocurrency, shoving his overpriced supplements on people. Just a dickhead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,905 ✭✭✭✭Electric Nitwit


    Couple of newer ones that people might like

    Films to Be Buried With
    - bit ramshackle and long, but a comedian comes on and talks about films that have shaped them. Genuine enthusiasm, when it's a good guest I really enjoy it

    That Peter Crouch podcast
    - Crouchy talking about his career. Open, honest, insightful and really funny


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  • Site Banned Posts: 3 Christopher Cross


    The Guardian football podcast is great, my favourite pod, twice weekly


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