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Post by Rufer » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:33 am

Curious what Podcasts are of interest to individuals in the TOMB community.

I tend to listen to comedy-related Podcasts -- WTF and Topics (with Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter) are my regulars but I would be interested in learning about anything else good.

Music related, comedy, politics... What's good?

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Post by RoyMatthews » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:35 am

Comedy Bang Bang
The Smartest Man in the World
Doug Loves Movies
Hollywood HandBook is ok. Kinda hit or miss
You Made it Weird
I've been getting into the Todd Glass show. Any ep with Rory Scovel.

Sorry I only listen to comedy podcasts. I'd like to get into other podcasts but I haven't been motivated.
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Post by Randyman... » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:40 pm

Home Theater Geeks
(Audio and Video available)
Have some big-name guests from all walks of audio and Video. Scott Wilkinson (the host) is a staff member @ AVS Forums, and is a classically trained concert musician (Tuba maybe? I forget). Lots of geeky Audio talk for a "Home Theater" themed podcast. They've had higher-ups from JBL/Harmon to crazy 5.1 mix engineers and all kinds of Video gurus as guests. Chocked full of nerdy information the TapeOp crowd could respect IMO.

PC-Perspective (PC-Per)
(Audio Only Podcast - Live Show has streaming video, also have an in-depth website with recommended PC Builds per specific budget, etc)
Kind of dry and nerdy, but a fantastic resource for current PC Hardware and PC industry trends. It is largely GPU/Gamer specific (I'm not a gamer, but still love the show), but contains lots of cutting-edge PC Talk (TONS of great SSD info). Can get very geeky down to CPU wafer fabrication and crap like that. The main host, Ryan Shrout, also hosts a similar show (video) on the TWiT network called "This Week in Computer Hardware" (TWiCH). They cover similar material.

This Week In Tech (TWiT)
(Audio and Video available)
Leo Laporte's home-grown TWiT network's anchor show. A weekly (Sunday) roundtable tech discussion with industry heavy-hitters. If you know Leo, you probably already watch this show. Geeky, but far from "Dry".
"TWiT" also refers to Leo's entire Podcasting network - with This Week in Tech being the main show. Home Theater Geeks (mentioned above) is also part of the TWiT network.

The TapeOp crowd likely knows all about Pensado's Place. I tried to get into it many years ago and just couldn't dig it (Even though I'm a native Texan, Dave's accent was a bit too much for me at first!). I gave it another shot earlier this year, and I'm hooked. Some hate it - some love it. Good info and tricks in the "Into the Lair" segments, and lots of great guests with plenty to say that you probably haven't heard before IMO.
I also tried Ronan's Recording Show earlier this year, but kind of dropped off once I got into Pensado's Place. Pensado's Place is getting pretty corporate with high-dollar sponsors - good for production values but possibly bad for un-biased opinions on gear, etc...

No Agenda
Political/Conspiracy/Get down to the meat and potatoes Media Assassins :)
(Audio Only)
Love 'em or hate'em - Adam Curry and John C Dvorak "Punch them in the mouth" twice a week. Self-proclaimed "Media Assassins" - they look past the bull-shit facade that is the Mainstream Media and dissect what's really going on (aka: follow the money and the power).
They get chatty and wander off topic at times, and have 2 donation segments per show (no sponsors - 100% supported by listeners - they call the supporters "Producers"). They don't sell seeds, water purifiers, or Male Enhancement drugs like some of the "other" podcast conspiracy nut-jobs ;) ).
They do bring up some "crack-pot" topics here and there, but that's part of the charm IMO :) .

They are one of the few "News Outlets" that actually take the time to read bills and legislation without parroting the Mainstream Media's fluffed-up reporting of such legislation. You'd be surprised what can be gathered from simply reading these public documents (the Media apparently DOESN'T!)

This one will take a few listens before you are likely to dive in with both feet. They continuously make fun of the "Morning Zoo" type radio format - and some people think they are being serious (lolz!). They have COMPLETELY changed the way I view mainstream media (been listening for 6-7 years now, and now mainstream news makes me puke). Don't bother if you aren't ready to have your eyes opened or beliefs possibly shattered. Heavy duty stuff!

Between those podcasts, my 10-Hour per week drive time is chocked full of geeky information and "Punch them in the Mouth" reality checks. Makes for a balanced diet!

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Post by Rufer » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:35 am

Some very interesting choices. Thanks for replying.

Interesting there aren't more good podcasts on music.

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Post by mrclean » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:20 am

How about:

Sonic Talk - Music related:
http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2013/12/ ... rgan-what/

Lots of good ones here:
I usually listen to "The Shakes", "Lets Make Mistakes", and "Unprofessional"

My absolute favorite podcast though is "Roderick on the Line":
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Re: Podcasts

Post by ChrisCo » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:53 am

If you haven't checked out Bill Burr, he's a hysterical comedian. He does a podcast every Monday morning without fail. He calls it "The Monday Morning Podcast".


KCRW here in LA is pretty excellent as far as having great non-mainstream playlists. 2 DJs in particular have struck my fancy:

Garth Trinidad: http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/cc/#
Jeremy Sole: http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/bh/#

And then my friend's radio project KSCR radio: http://www.radiokscr.com/
I'm all about a little kick and snare

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Post by tonewoods » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:59 am

I really enjoy Sound Opinions...

Great insightful interviews with the likes of:

Willis Earl Beal
Cheap Trick
Josh Homme
Lindsey Buckingham
Johnny Marr
Bryan Ferry
Wild Belle
Peter Hook
Tame Impala
Kurt Vile
Roger Ebert
Emeli Sande
Tony Visconti
Lucinda Williams
Jimmy Cliff
The dB's
Trey Parker & Matt Stone
Aimee Mann
Divine Fits
John Cale
Ty Segall
Passion Pit
Jack White
Lydia Loveless
Kelly Hogan
Van Hunt
Philip Sherburne
Screaming Females
James Mercer
Sharon Van Etten
Alabama Shakes
The Kills
Nick Lowe
Fred Armisen
Debbie Harry
The Jayhawks
Trombone Shorty
Paul Krugman
Wild Flag
Brian Eno
Cut Copy
Bob Ezrin
Handsome Furs
Bootsy Collins
Iron & Wine
Damon & Naomi
The Swell Season
Bob Mould
Paul Barker & Chris Connelly
Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Arcade Fire
Mike Watt
Titus Andronicus
Drive-By Truckers
The Vaselines
Jac Holzman
Gang of Four
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
Dan Charnas
James Murphy
Teenage Fanclub
Best Coast
Michael Rother
White Mystery
Tony Visconti
Stephen Malkmus
Stephen Street
Nelson George
Chrissie Hynde
Dave Tompkins
The xx
Beach House
Vivian Girls
AO Scott & Michael Phillips
Rivers Cuomo
Black Francis
Kid Sister
The Dodos
Grizzly Bear
Ani DiFranco
She & Him
The Jesus Lizard
St. Vincent
Trent Reznor
Dan Deacon
Nelson George
Franz Ferdinand
Jill Sobule
Blitzen Trapper
Neko Case
Frightened Rabbit
The Hold Steady
Amy Ray
Alejandro Escovedo
Don Felder
Nick Cave
Oliver Sacks
Joan as Policewoman
Danny Goldberg
Tony Visconti
The Feelies
Death Cab for Cutie
Saul Williams
Laurie Anderson
Ray Davies
Tim Fite
Steve Earle & Allison Moorer
Butch Vig
Bob Mould
Girl Talk
Bob Newhart
The Powerhouse Sound
Anthony Bourdain
The Swell Season
The Fiery Furnaces
Peter Bogdanovich
Tori Amos
The New Pornographers
Robert Wyatt
The Flaming Lips
Besnard Lakes
The Effigies
Yoko Ono
Arcade Fire
Peter Bjorn and John
The Decemberists
Parts and Labor
Tom Morello
Joe Boyd
Booker T. Jones
Neko Case
Ron Asheton
Lily Allen
Lupe Fiasco
Robyn Hitchcock & Peter Buck
Buddy Guy
The Secret Machines
Andy Summers
Pere Ubu
DJ Shadow
Glenn Kotche
Gov't Mule
Mission of Burma
Jason Lytle
The Bellrays
Jon Brion
Ernesto Lechner
Art Brut
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Steve Wynn
Jenny Lewis
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Jeff Chang
Roger Ebert
Lawrence Lessig
Colin Meloy
Jon Langford
Julian Casablancas
Billy Gibbons
John Cale

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Re: Podcast

Post by thesoundtrack20 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:59 am

I started a podcast/blog called All Grown up. One episode of note is a conversation I had with Chris Shepard at Chicago Recording Company. We talked about how he got in the business, recording bands like Wilco, Smashing Pumpkins, Screeching Weasel etc. It doesn't get too heavy into gear being used but has some great stories and moments. I would love to have some Tape Op folks check it out! www.theallgrownup.com

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Post by numberthirty » Tue May 20, 2014 3:44 pm

"Live From The Barrage".

It's a friend's podcast. General interest. Might be some swearing.


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