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Recommend me a podcast

Postby ngalbrai » Sun May 27, 2012 8:41 pm

Getting back into cycle commuting after far too long being lazy (and discovering motorbikes).

The biggest disincentive for me is boredom. I usually listen to music but bored of my meagre collection that's suitable for riding to, so have been having a look at podcasts for the first time ever. Anyone got any recommendations, might as well try and soak up something useful/interesting/funny for an hour and a half a day whilst cycling.
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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby RobertFrith » Sun May 27, 2012 10:53 pm

My top five;
The Science Show
The Moth
This American Life
All Songs Considered
SALT - Seminars About Long Term Thinking

I find the spoken word ones fine on the bike. I use a mono earbud, one that takes both channels into one, and unplug if things are busy on the street.
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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby beauyboy » Tue May 29, 2012 4:42 pm

http://www.abc.net.au/local/sites/conversations/

Richard Fidler is an expert and making almost any subject or person interesting

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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby HappyHumber » Tue May 29, 2012 5:44 pm

Recently discovered www.npr.org. It's nice when you find decent stuff coming out of the US for a change. Their podcast directory: here

And for a different perspective on world events : www.aljazeera.com podcasts here

The original "Aunty" www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts


I don't really use podcasts myself, but I have various feeds of the above sites in my RSS Feed Reader for an ever reliable means of distraction ;) If I ever was forced to commute by car or public transport with regularity i think I'd take refuge in podcasts however.
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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby beauyboy » Tue May 29, 2012 6:34 pm

Yes www.radiolab.org is a fantastic show for science

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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby simonr23 » Tue May 29, 2012 7:05 pm

ricky gervais various podcasts. i love his(and karl/steve) humour and the whole way theyre done.
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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby HappyHumber » Tue May 29, 2012 7:08 pm

Dunno if the nashnul Yoof station is your bag;
www.abc.net.au/triplej/listen/podcast.htm

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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby waramatt » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:53 pm

You're a game lot. I like to have all my senses available to me......
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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby Cicada » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:49 pm

My picks would be...

This American Life
How Stuff Works
Ricky Gervais Show

TED talks are also a good alternative, although prob not long enough for a decent ride.
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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby clackers » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:41 pm

waramatt wrote:You're a game lot. I like to have all my senses available to me......


Fair call.

For me, podcasts and audiobooks don't seem to interfere with hearing traffic quite the way music does.

My faves are:

Hamish and Andy
The Economist
How Stuff Works
Dr Karl's JJJ Science segment
Zero G (community radio station 3RRR science fiction show)
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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby Riggsbie » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:28 pm

+1 for Ricki Gervais !

I laugh all the way to work, even funny 3rd time around ! God Karl Pilkington is a halfwit !


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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby clackers » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:40 pm

Riggsbie wrote:+1 for Ricki Gervais !

I laugh all the way to work, even funny 3rd time around ! God Karl Pilkington is a halfwit !


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If you haven't already seen An Idiot Abroad, do yourself a favour, Riggsbie! :smile:
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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby MarkG » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:09 am

I'm still a wwe nut so I listen to the aftermath podcast.
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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby sb944 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:46 pm

Couple of very funny shows:
Adam Carolla show
Smodcast
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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby Riggsbie » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:53 pm

@Clackers

Idiot Abroad is comedy gold !

Karl is awesome !! A classic example of a poorly educated naive Manc !


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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby clackers » Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:38 pm

Riggsbie wrote:
Karl is awesome !! A classic example of a poorly educated naive Manc !


Yeah, it should be called An Idiot With A Heart of Gold Abroad. Karl's pretty easy to like.
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Re: Recommend me a podcast

Postby diggler » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:30 pm

Get This (Tony Martin, Ed Kavalee and the late Richard Marsland) (not sure it is still available)

The Form Guide (James Valentine on etiquette)
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