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Old 09-21-2019, 09:37 PM
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We have a podcasts thread? Nice.

I get quite a bit of window time with work. Here’s my staples:

Pray the Word with David Platt
Anything Daily Wire: Mostly Ben Shapiro and Michael Knowles, but I enjoy Klavan and Walsh from time to time.
Alpha & Omega Podcast: Dr. James White

Podcasts I have listened to in the past on a regular basis:
Theology Refresh is really good too, but they haven’t done any new episodes in a good while.
Ask Pastor John (John Piper)
Stand to Reason (Greg Koukl)

I know it’s considered taboo to many, but I love worldviews, politics, religion, and apologetics. It spins my gears.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:54 PM
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I have just started Marvel's Wolverine: The Long Night, and I am impressed at the quality of acting and soundscaping so far. Good stuff!

Also enjoying Fool and Scholar Productions' The White Vault (a horror story set in Svalbard, Norway) and Vast Horizon (a lone woman with a dark past, stranded on a damaged space ship).

Oh! And there's a new season of Within the Wires that I didn't know about.
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I have just started Critical Role and now im on Episode 12, can't find a good podcast so I just download the youtube videos and stick them in my AUX of the car and listen. Very entertaining!
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I like the Idries Shah Foundation podcast, mostly selected readings, it's a mix of tales, first person accounts, interviews (cultural crossroads) and philosophical commentary. The latest episode, Encounter with Aquil Khan, is the author's account of his encounter with Aquil, supposedly a real life alchemist, who shows them how to make gold. The story is purportedly true, but the author himself isn't quite sure and allows the listener to reach his own conclusions.
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I recently caught up with Aaron Mahnke's Lore, and I keep up to date on Welcome to Night Vale. I'm anxiously awaiting the premier of Limetown Season 3.

I also really enjoy Mythology, by the Parcast Network, which is less about the gods/figures themselves and more about the stories they are in, which are narrated and acted out.

Lately my favorite has been Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magic Services, which is about a young witch in an alternate version of our world in which magic and such exist; it deals a lot with LGBT+ themes, as well as xenophobia and racism in a world where a black person is the least unusual sentient being that just wants to live in peace.
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I saw no mention of This American Life which I thoroughly enjoy (even though I'm not American). I'll second/third/nth Critical Role and note that they do in fact have an audio-only podcast.

If you like geopolitics, Stratfor produces a podcast called Worldview which can be quite dry but can also be super interesting.

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I am enjoying the Joe Rogan Experience alot recently. I recommend the interviews, with Elon Musk, Neil Tyson and Kevin Smith. It's like listening to the radio but funnier and more interesting.
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What a treasure trove of a thread! I usually prefer informative and thought-provoking podcasts rather than the more shallow Three Guys' Recorded Weekend Hangout Conversation (which seems to be most), but I'm sure I can share some like those too. One side-effect of podcasts for me has been finding new books to learn more about the subjects covered, so this thread threatens to expand my library and reduce my wallet.

As for myself, I've been getting into Astonishing Legends these past few months. I equate it to some of my favourite paranormal TV shows like In Search Of..., Sightings, etc. Maybe a bit like the radio program Coast to Coast AM if it was curated and boiled down. What sets Astonishing Legends apart for me are their deep dives, kind of like Dan Carlin. They take the subject seriously, researching it deeply; they should be writing and selling books. Really these are more like comprehensive documentaries. They do not "deep dive" every subject, and have only done so a few times, but their normal hour-ish single takes are also just as interesting and are probably more approachable. What is valuable about this show for me, is they collate all information avalable, and find new information, giving old subjects (for me) new life in light of the old information.

You could get started listening by going through their archive and pick a subject which interests you. The shorter ones are probably easier to start off with. Alternatively, I'll recommend broadly based on the limited set I've listened to:

Patterson-Gimlin Film
For me, the subject of sasquatch has been a point of endless fascination since I was wee. I thought I already knew everything, but Astonishing Legends has really created the definitive guide to the Patterson-Gimlin Film. If you aren't into or open to the idea of sasquatch, I admit this episode series may not be for you given the length and depth. But for me, it was the three-course meal I was starving for; indeed this episode series is how I learned about this podcast. This series is grounded in nature.

Mothman
I had dismissed Mothman for years, my focus tending toward more grounded cryptozoology. This series larned me that "Mothman" runs much deeper than a simple cryptid. There is so much going on here in a web of disparate but connecting events, and I am eager to read up more on my own. This series is more fantastic in nature, and I am surprised by how invested I became in it.

Dyatlov Pass
An expedition in frozen winter late 50's soviet Russia which turned fatal. I'd always heard of it, but this really illustrated a permanent corner of my brain. Probably a good starting episode. This one is grounded.

Oak Island Money Pit
An island off the coast of Nova Scotia in Canada, which I had never heard of before. In the 1700's, a guy finds a pit and digs in hopes of finding treasure. Who doesn't love x-marks-the-spot stories? This one is grounded.
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Dyatlov Pass
An expedition in frozen winter late 50's soviet Russia which turned fatal. I'd always heard of it, but this really illustrated a permanent corner of my brain. Probably a good starting episode. This one is grounded.
You've piqued my interest with this. I'm absolutely obsessed with stuff like the Dyatlov Pass Incident, especially considering how zipped up the Soviets kept it just after it happened. Might check this podcast out.

Unrelated to that, there's actually an American TV show about the Oak Island money pit, called "Curse of Oak Island", on the History channel. Almost nothing has happened, and it's run for like, four seasons, but the history and lengths they'll go to have been interesting. Look it up if you get the chance.
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Seconding / thirding / zillion-ing the This American Life recommendation

if you like storytelling, that is a treasure-trove
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I'm a fan of the Chilluminati Podcast, a not super serious but usually fairly well researched paranormal/true crime podcast. It doesn't go super deep, but the content is presented in a very engaging way. You get lots of topics, from aliens to serial killers and stuff inbetween. I can only recommend it!

Not really a podcast, but I'm currently listening to Roll4It Sounds of Silence. It's a 5th edition Vampire the Masquerade campaign that was streamed on Twitch. I'm currently on episode 6 and I like the characters and was a big motivation for me to try and dive back into P&P here
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Lately I've been listening a fair bit of 372 Pages We'll Never Get Back, featuring two of the guys from MST3K. It's sort of like a book club, where they exclusively read *bad books* (in terms of writing and content). It's pretty fun.

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History is infrequent, but really good and informative history.

I always find myself going back to My Brother, My Brother, and Me, a comedy 'advice' podcast where three brothers weigh in on silly Yahoo Answers questions.

They have an annual spinoff podcast called Til Death Do Us Blart where they team up with the comedy duo of The Worst Idea of All Time to watch and review Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, once a year, until the end of their lives. The Worst Idea of All Time is pretty good too - the idea for that one is watching a bad movie once a week for a year, and reviewing it (and slowly sliding into insanity). Season 1 was Grownups 2. Season 2 was Sex in the City 2.

Last Podcast on the Left is an irreverent comedy podcast where they research spooky topics like UFOs, esoteric societies, unsolved mysteries, ghosts, true crime, and folklore. It can get a bit dark at times, and is very NSFW. It's also feels a bit shock-jock-y at first blush. If you're going to listen to this one, start with something that sounds interesting after episode 140 or so. The early stuff is real rough, in terms of their sense of humor, accuracy, and style.

How Did This Get Played is a newer bad video game comedy podcast.

The Flophouse is a long-running bad movie comedy podcast. Not every episode is super funny, but I stay for their rapport and personalities. It's a nice time.

Blank Check is generally a good movie comedy podcast, where they choose a famous director that's gotten their "blank check" (basically a huge sum of money to do whatever they want), and work their way through their movie-directing career. podcasts and shows I watch]I'm sure you've noticed a theme...After all the bad [thing, Blank Check is genuinely refreshing. On the whole, it's very positive.

Crossing the streams of Blank Check and Similar style, and they're part of the same 'Last Podcast' network - the hosts have been friends for a while now.Last Podcast on the Left is Wizard and the Bruiser. They do deep dives into the history of nerd stuff. Anime, video games, Dungeons and Dragons, movies, cartoons, fantasy book writers, and more!
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It's not really a podcast but I like to listen to free librivox audiobooks of fairytales with the librivox audiobook player. It works sort of like a podcast for me in that the tales are short enough, usually around twenty minutes, and it's free. I enjoyed Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei, and now am half way through Indian Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobson. Indian Fairy Tales is very intertaining but some of the readers' indian accents are hard to follow sometimes.
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I enjoy paranormal stuff and have been a long time listener to The Unexplained with Howard Hughes. It's an interview show with subjects that run the gamut of paranormal and alien stuff, as well as some hard science topics. I also like that it's not too long as each podcast is usually just over an hour.
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I really enjoyed Limetown when it first came out. I also enjoy This American Life whenever I'm in a car and catch it on the right day.
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