In fact, I’m the Chairman of the Bored.
As my working and home life becomes busier I find myself listening to the same few podcasts and visiting the same few websites, favouring familiarity over novelty. I occasionally audition new ones of each, but inevitably boot them after a few samples. However a crisis is looming. I’m nearing the end of the hundreds of Adam and Joe podcasts on Podrot and I’m on my tenth trawl through the mighty Wikipedia List of Unusual Articles essentially sifting the fines at this point, so my bottomless well of diversions is now a puddle.
What do I like? For Podcasts, besides A&J (and obviously The Word), No such thing as a fish, bigmouth, chart music, so very wrong about games. I have previously listened to This American Life and its offshoots. What I want in podcasts is something with lots of regular content. I’ve got subscriptions to numerous interesting but irregular podcasts, but I need something with a back catalogue. I also tend to prefer UK to US content. I prefer content that is a dialogue between smart, witty people rather than a recited article.
For websites, I like interesting/peculiar history, science or music sites. Again, I want a site that has regular content and or a deep back catalogue.
All suggestions considered!