Dec. 13th, 2008 11:17 am
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[livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore just won an mp3 player, so I listed some podcasts I listen to on a semi-regular basis in her comments. Reposting here.


Podcasts I listen to:

http://www.theskepticsguide.org/ <-- Skeptic's Guide to the Universe, science and skepticism podcast. Usually about 1 hr 20 min. Weekly

http://www.theskepticsguide.org/5x5/index.asp <-- Skeptic's Guide 5x5, science and logic, About 5-7 minutes. Weekly

http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php <-- NPR has a multitude of podcasts of its shows - I listen to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me (news comedy, weekly, 1 hour), This American Life (1 hr, weekly), Planet Money (news and commentary on the economic crisis, 20-30 min, almost daily, I don't listen to most of them XD), Hmmmmm...Krulwich on Science (2-5 min, weekly), and occasionally Car Talk (1 hr, weekly).

KERA is my local NPR station, and they put out KERA's Think (http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=5183228 - daily, 1 hr, interviews with all sorts of people and topics, I just download the ones that seem most interesting) and Everything You Ever Wanted To Know ( http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=7070852 - weekly, 1 hr, local call-in show to ask questions about ANYTHING).

WNYC's RadioLab - http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/ - is a seasonal (six shows a season) weekly radio show on science topics with a unique and interesting (to me, at least) editing style.

http://www.writingexcuses.com/ <-- Writing Excuses, weekly, 15 min. Podcast on writing with a focus on SF/F/H.

http://www.anythingghost.com/ <-- Anything Ghost (20 min-1.5 hours, usually about 45-60 min, put out whenever he gets enough stories) Podcast with the host just reading ghost stories listeners send him. I'm a hardcore skeptic at heart, but the anthropologist in me loves hearing ghost stories. :D Part of the charm of this is the host's inability to pronounce names and places.

http://www.dancarlin.com/disp.php/hh <-- Dan Carlin's Hardcore History. 30 min- 1 hour, put out whenever he gets the time. Past episodes available by download or on CD. I LOVE this guy's history shows. He's a history fanboy and it shows. :D He actually MADE ME INTERESTED IN THE COLD WAR, that's how good he is.

Dan Carlin also puts out a political podcast on a weeklyish basis called Dan Carlin's Common Sense (http://www.dancarlin.com/disp.php/cs 30 min-1 hour) which is a refreshing breath of fresh air from both the raving lunatic right-wingers and raving lunatic left-wingers, as Carlin seems to be a raving lunatic moderate. I don't listen to every show, just one every now and then.

I also listen to a variety of paranormal podcasts because the anthropologist in me is fascinated by the subculture (if I were still in anthropology now, I'd be rarin' at the bit to do an ethnography of a local ghost hunters' club), but I don't inflict those on other people because if you're not a believer and don't have another reason to listen, they're infuriating. :D (But I'll list them on request!)

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