Should be an interesting ramble chat.
Because I know you love podcasts.
Unjustly Maligned is a pretty decent theme for a podcast. Take something that common knowledge tells us is crap, and get someone to stick up for it.
The most recent show focuses on a certain band based Bowie side project, so will no doubt be of interest to most Afterworders.
(for the record, I always liked You Belong In Rock and Roll and Baby Universe, but never bought either Tin Machine album)
Whilst cleaning the house today I was entertained by a series of podcasts entitled The Black Tapes. It takes the superb Serial as it’s template and tells the story of a number of paranormal happenings – which seem to be connected. It’s listed as a docudrama – but is quite convincingly carried by most of the leads, Serial meets Blair Witch with a tiny amount of True Detective. The tropes are familiar – exorcism, insane asylums, mysterious ‘Sumerian’ daubings on walls but the format gives it a certain freshness. Sadly, I have heard all the shows so far and still have work to do. Can anyone recommend any podcasts that tell fictional stories to keep me entertained?
Greetings all and apologies for the imposition. I’m looking for the old Word Podcasts – specifically the ones that were available for subscribers only (I know all about the ‘free edition.’) Particularly, the Guy Pratt Basscast, episode 201 – where might I find the rather great full version rather than the 16:47 cutdown?
I’m sure this has been asked before, so appreciate your forebearance, grovel grovel etc.
I listen to a lot of podcasts. There are the perennial favourites such as Kermode and Mayo, The Football Ramble and Danny Baker, but I have also discovered a few new ones which I find rather good and you might too.
First up is WTF with Marc Maron (http://www.wtfpod.com/). An American comedian, he interviews all manner of people in his garage (everyone from fellow comedians to Richard Linklater and St. Vincent.). Some are a bit hit and miss (and I could lose his guitar playing at the end), but on the whole they are great, informative interviews, well worth a listen.
Next we have the British equivalent, sort of, which is The Comedian’s Comedian (http://www.comedianscomedian.com/) wherein Stuart Goldsmith interviews comedians about their craft. Again very interesting stuff if you like this kind of thing.
Finally two by American comedian Greg Proops (who you may remember from Whose Line Is It Anyway). His Smartest Man In The World Podcast is savage, erudite, highly political and very funny (http://www.gregproops.com/blog/smartest-man-in-the-world-podcast/). He also does a separate Film Club podcast, where he screens a favourite film of his at a cinema in LA and talks about the film beforehand (although this frequently goes off on » Continue Reading.