Discussion in 'Internet Radio & Podcasting' started by Polack, Jul 29, 2011.
The Crabfeast has replaced YKWD in my top 5 and Bertcast is making a run at Rogan.
In no particular order:
the Gary and Dino show (these guys aren't well known, but they remind me a lot of O&A back when they actually liked each other. You can tell that the two hosts genuinely enjoy doing the show, and they're generally drunk off their asses, and funny)
Sklarbro Country - I've seen a lot of the O&A comedians, and the Sklar brothers fit right in with their style. Reminds of Bill Burr, but more absurd. And they're twins, so they have this weird/funny habit of finishing each other's sentences.
The Tom Leykis Show - I know the bbbboys hate Leykis, but he's been doing great shows since he started New Normal Network. He used to phone it in quite a bit, but starting his own company has really changed the vibe of the show. Check out the episodes with Adam Sachs, who makes Ant look like an optimist
WTF - I think Mark Maron is better at interviewing people than telling jokes. He would make a great talk show host.
Maron had a talk show. It was a miserable failure.
Did he ramble on ad naseum about how over his ex-wife he is? Because there's nothing as riveting as listing to a butt hurt bitch talking about how he doesn't care about his ex or failed marriage for hours on end.
My list is pretty much like everyone else's, mainly comedy podcasts.
Mohr Stories - Jay's always funny, even when he has a dud of a guest.
Joe Rogan Experience - Mostly love the Joey Diaz/Bert Kreischer episodes. Redban is dead weight, although he tends to keep his mouth shut most of the time.
Nerdist - Hardwick practically blows his guests on-air, but he can do a great interview.
TalksS Hit with Eddie Ifft (and Jim Jefferies) - Pure filth. I love this show.
WTF with Marc Maron - Yeah, Maron is a self-absorbed dick but he gets some of the best guests on a really opens them up.
I listened to Bawby's podcast for a while but he swears too much. I'm not saying that in some lame offended way, it's just really annoying when every fifth word out of his mouth is 'fuck'. Now I only listen to it if Jim or Colin is on it.
Hate to be the bearer of bad news but Jim Jefferies left the show a couple months ago...
That's why I put his name in brackets, as he occasionally turns up.
Skeptics guide to the Universe
Star Talk with Neil Degrasse Tyson
Also love 60 second tech and 60 sec science from Scientific American.
I don't like the Skeptics Guide, they ruin all the theories of some of the other podcasts I listen to that are hosted by guys in the tin foil hats... LOL
the only thing I don't like about them is their rabid arrogance and the badge of "skeptic" that they wear. I do like the science in it though
The problem with being a self-proclaimed skeptic is that it paints you as someone who wants to disprove, as opposed to someone who wants to determine.
The Jew speaks that which is true.
That's what I was trying to say.
I've seen self-proclaimed skeptics that don't come across as particularly arrogant (at least not all of the time). Like Joe Nickell. You don't go on every crazy Nostradamus or 2012 show as the skeptic punching bag if you are incredibly arrogant. The incredibly arrogant wouldn't go on them to begin with.
My top 5 is an odd mix (in no particular order):
- Joe Rogan Experience: Enjoy the conversational flow and how with guests Joe & Brian explore areas outside the guest's area of expertise.
- Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis: I used to fall asleep listening to Art Bell, if I found a particular topic to be really interesting I would wind up losing a lot of sleep. Last May I stumbled upon Ground Zero and for the first time since Art's retirement found a show whose topics and host really connect with the listener; even most of the callers to the show are intelligent. Ground Zero's daily full show podcasts are commercial free and great to fall asleep listening to.
- On the Media: Great, weekly NPR podcast that examines media coverage/issues in media from a non-partisan perspective.
- Penn's Sunday School: I never thought much of Penn until hearing him on O&A and R&F in 2012. In December I decided to sample his podcast and surprisingly liked it.
- The Monday Morning Podcast: Bill Burr is an extraordinary talent and intelligent man; it is not easy to produce a highly entertaining and engaging hour each week by yourself and present it in real time (as in no edits). Bill never fails to entertain and impress me each week. I predict that by 2015 Bill's career will skyrocket.
Good info. I have been looking for more podcasts to listen to and forgot Penn had one. He was great on free Fm. There was a story about a magician who Penn was interviewing about a performance he had at a school where a well liked student had just died and he was using fig newtons and the crowd wasn't into it. I wish I could find the audio of it but Penn has done a lot of radio. Will check out Ground Zero too.
I really enjoy Weird Medicine which I finally listened to the other week and was surprised by how much I liked it. Bill Burr's Podcast is good even when his audio quality sucks like the other week it is still really good.
Ground Zero is a real radio show now. It's on right before Coast to Coast.
Yes, but if you go to http://groundzero.fm/ you can subscribe (for free) to the commercial free podcast of the full show. They turn it around fast, tonight's show will be available circa 5am.
Don, have you listened to Ground Zero? IMO it will replace Coast before the end of the year. Clyde is really good-- I am impressed that he lets callers who disagree with him to explain their opinion and discuss their differences. He's a really talented host, reminds me of Art Bell but with a more curious mind.
Yeah it's good. He's obviously being groomed to replace George.
If you want to be entertained, listen to the Joe Rogan Experience #331 from March 4. Rogan had on Dr Steven Greer who came across as a total fraud scam artist. Rogan didn't call him out directly but he asked the right follow up questions to make it a great listen.