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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #150 on: February 20, 2017, 08:25:26 AM »
These are the ones I like best of what I listen to (broken into categories in no particular order)

Money / Self Improvement
The Tim Ferriss Show
Planet Money
Canadian Couch Potato
Afford Anything
Stacking Benjamins
Mad Fientist

Science and General Interest
Radio Lab
Freakonimics Radio
TED Radio Hour
Tell Me Something I don't Know
Crimetown USA
Serial
Reply All
The Athletic Toronto (Mostly a Leafs Podcast)
Hidden Brain
Code Breaker

History / Politics
Hardcore History (Dan Carlin)
Common Sense (Dan Carlin)
The Pirate History Podcast
More Perfect (Radio Lab spin off)

With my Kids
Brains On
Stories Alive
But Why
Story Pirates

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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #151 on: February 20, 2017, 08:32:46 AM »
You guys gave me so many wonderful podcasts I couldn't keep up. And now I've cut my drive from 1.5hrs each way to a mere 45min each way! =o I will miss my podcast time a little, not gonna lie!

I listen at 1.5x speed. It takes a bit of getting used to, but I devour more material that way.

For residents of NY State, I also just found out that we can access the New York Public Library on Overdrive. Listened to Stumbling on Happiness last week. Have been contemplating whether or not I would enjoy an Audible subscription for a while, but getting audio books for free is much better!

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Hardcore History with Dan Carlin

I'm almost done with his Countdown to Armageden series on WWI.  I have a major in social studies with an emphasis in history, and I've gained a better perspective on WWI through his podcast than I did through my time in college.  He's that good IMO. 

I've heard his series on the Mongol Invasion is the best, but you have to pay for it.  I might choose to pay for it. 

I don't have your background in WWI history, but I felt like his series really gave me a new perspective of the lives that were just thrown away for nothing in WWI.

I bought the Mongol podcasts. I'm a big fan and had read Conn Igguldelden's historical fiction on the Mongols which I loved.

Really like Carlin's treatment of it, but I think that the WWI series was better. Maybe because it's newer and he's better at it. Maybe because I could picture myself in the trenches in WWI and he's got a bunch more source material.

Either way, Carlin is amazing at making me care about history in a way that my high school teachers never could.
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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #152 on: March 13, 2017, 10:31:12 PM »
I listen at 1.5x speed. It takes a bit of getting used to, but I devour more material that way.
After a few weeks of 1.5x step it up to 2x. Occasionally you have to rewind for a comment or you'll find some podcasters consistently speak too fast, but it's pretty easy to train yourself to understand it. 

Lots of really great ones here; one I didn't see is "The Way I Heard It" with Mike Rowe. Short weekly stories that are extremely well-told about interesting people. Even the intro and ads are interestingly woven in to the 12 minute episodes and I can squeeze in a couple of these between school and work in the morning.
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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #153 on: June 09, 2017, 04:55:00 PM »
I used to listen at 1.5x, but I found myself enjoying the episodes less than I used to.
I'm back down to 1.3x, but I had to drop a few podcasts since I can't get through them all.

here are recommendations I've subscribed to recently:
1) Q'ed up
The 1st season was a deep dive into gentrification and racial tensions in a suburb of SF bay area.
In usual NPR fashion, they interview many different stakeholders, including ex-police chief, HS principal, students, community leaders, and homeless.
The 2nd season is currently running and it's about an innocent man sent to jail for 40 years.
https://ww2.kqed.org/news/programs/qedup/

2) Undiscovered
Science stories about the behind the scenes stuff which doesn't make the headlines.
http://www.undiscoveredpodcast.org/

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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #154 on: June 13, 2017, 10:53:37 AM »
Recently started to listen to Up and Vanished.

It's about an unsolved mystery in Georgia apparently their largest case file. Recently had an arrest due in part to investigation by the podcast.

I think it's pretty interesting, but (i) the first few episodes are edited poorly (adds often come mid-sentence) because it was a new medium for the podcaster and (ii) the show alternates between episode and a "case evidence" episode which mostly just rehashes stuff from previous episodes.

I think that the episodes are generally very good, but there isn't much value to the case evidence episodes. So, while the podcast airs once a week, it's really more like once every 2 weeks.

Regardless, I think it's pretty good. It's also nice that it seems like we'll actually figure out what really happened (unlike something like Serial where we still don't know the truth).

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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #155 on: June 16, 2017, 02:49:07 PM »
I listen at 1.5x speed. It takes a bit of getting used to, but I devour more material that way.
After a few weeks of 1.5x step it up to 2x.

My current podcast app goes up to 3x speed. I rarely go that fast, but 2.4-2.8x?  So good. :D
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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #156 on: June 22, 2017, 09:32:20 PM »
Some new ones to check out:
Every little thing--just random topics teach you about amazing aspects of mundane things
What Trump Can Teach Us About ConLaw--a nonpartisan political podcast with Roman Mars
Revisionist History--maybe mentioned above but after a break some recent episodes are coming out
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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #157 on: June 23, 2017, 08:38:44 AM »
I'm a big fan of anything true-crime related:

Making a Murderer
Thin Air
Up and Vanished
Last Podcast on the Left
True Crime Garage

Also been listening to Stuff you should know & stuff you missed in history class for years.

Excited for all the suggestions on here to work some new ones into my rotation!

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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #158 on: June 29, 2017, 09:39:46 AM »
Ear Hustle just started, produced by the people who bring you 99% Invisible, which is also awesome. Also Con Law. what the DT presidency is teaching us about Constitutional law.

And everyone should listen to Dan Savage's Savage Love for relationship advice. VERY NSFW & usually political ranting at the top of the show.

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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #159 on: June 29, 2017, 07:36:27 PM »
If you liked the Washington Post's Presidential Podcast, they are starting a new Podcast Constitutional

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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #160 on: June 30, 2017, 08:20:52 PM »
Up First
Marketplace
Milk Street Radio (Christopher Kimball's new show)
Freakonomics
Planet Money
Radiolab
The Sporkful
This American Life
Windows Weekly
This Week in Tech
99% Invisible
Car Talk
Corner Office from Marketplace
Criminal
Hardcore History
Serial
Spilled Milk
The Finer Points (aviation podcast)
FT Alphachat
How I Built This
Make Me Smart
How I Built This
The Way I Heard It



Wow. I listen to a LOT of podcasts!

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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #161 on: July 01, 2017, 11:40:25 AM »
Up First
Marketplace
Milk Street Radio (Christopher Kimball's new show)
Freakonomics
Planet Money
Radiolab
The Sporkful  <<------
This American Life
Windows Weekly
This Week in Tech
99% Invisible
Car Talk
Corner Office from Marketplace
Criminal
Hardcore History
Serial
Spilled Milk
The Finer Points (aviation podcast)
FT Alphachat
How I Built This
Make Me Smart
How I Built This
The Way I Heard It



Wow. I listen to a LOT of podcasts!

That one in the middle sounds AWESOME!
Some will sell their dreams for small desires
Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #162 on: July 03, 2017, 04:57:32 AM »
I listen at 1.5x speed. It takes a bit of getting used to, but I devour more material that way.
After a few weeks of 1.5x step it up to 2x.

My current podcast app goes up to 3x speed. I rarely go that fast, but 2.4-2.8x?  So good. :D

That's fascinating, I might have to try this. I have some questions:

Do you break up your listening time? For instance, would you listen for a solid block of 1 hour, or would you split it into 4 x 15 minute chunks with gaps between in order to think about / digest the material?

Do you find that the speed up approach works better for some genres of podcast / audiobook more so than others?

In the case of audiobooks, do you simultaneously speed-read a physical copy as you speed-listen the audio copy in order to maximise the sensory input? :)

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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #163 on: July 03, 2017, 05:34:30 AM »
Money
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ChooseFI
Planet Money
The Mad Fientist

Food
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The Food Chain
Delicious Magazine
The Sporkful
America's Test Kitchen
Cook the Perfect

Life stories
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Death, Sex and Money
iPM: We start with your stories
The Lapse
This American Life
The Good Fight with Ben Wikler (nothing new since 2015)
The Moth
Radiolabs
S-Town/Serial
This is Actually Happening
Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder

IT related
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Reply All
Note to Self

Politics
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The Irish Times Inside Politics
Trumpcast
Brexitcast
Slate's Political Gabfest

General Interest
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Say Why to Drugs
Revisionist History
The Briefing Room
Criminal
Every Little Thing
Hidden Brain
The Hilarious World of Depression
History Extra
The History of WWII
Horizon Line
In Pod We Trust (nothing since 2015)
Invisabilia
Love and Radio
The Memory Palace

Sport
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The Ruck

Humour
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Alan Davies As Yet Untitled
Ross O'Carroll-Kelly @ The Irish Times

I hadn't realised I subscribed to so many til I started writing them down. In case you wondered, I spend a lot of time running and always listen to podcasts when I do!

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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #164 on: July 03, 2017, 08:57:58 AM »
Last Podcast on The Left! For anyone looking to lighten up the mood with some weird topics and comedy! Abe Lincoln's Top Hat for politics

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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #165 on: July 03, 2017, 09:09:48 AM »
I'm a big fan of anything true-crime related:

Making a Murderer
Thin Air
Up and Vanished
Last Podcast on the Left
True Crime Garage
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First of all, it's awesome to see another LPOTL fan! If you like those, you'll love Undisclosed, Serial, Generation Why, Mysteries Abound, and Sword and Scale.

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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #166 on: July 03, 2017, 01:55:24 PM »
I listen at 1.5x speed. It takes a bit of getting used to, but I devour more material that way.
After a few weeks of 1.5x step it up to 2x.

My current podcast app goes up to 3x speed. I rarely go that fast, but 2.4-2.8x?  So good. :D

That's fascinating, I might have to try this. I have some questions:

Do you break up your listening time? For instance, would you listen for a solid block of 1 hour, or would you split it into 4 x 15 minute chunks with gaps between in order to think about / digest the material?

Do you find that the speed up approach works better for some genres of podcast / audiobook more so than others?

In the case of audiobooks, do you simultaneously speed-read a physical copy as you speed-listen the audio copy in order to maximise the sensory input? :)

- I listen to a whole podcast. However long that is. I may or may not break between episodes.
- I basically only listen to non-fiction podcasts, so IDK about differences in genres.
- Nope, one or the other.

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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #167 on: July 06, 2017, 01:52:28 PM »
I just caught all the way up with "ChooseFI." Probably the best FI podcast ever. Also listening to the Mad Fientist now.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choosefi-radio-podcast-financial-independence-early/id1187770032?mt=2
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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #168 on: July 21, 2017, 12:27:12 PM »
That's fascinating, I might have to try this. I have some questions:

Do you break up your listening time? For instance, would you listen for a solid block of 1 hour, or would you split it into 4 x 15 minute chunks with gaps between in order to think about / digest the material?

Do you find that the speed up approach works better for some genres of podcast / audiobook more so than others?

In the case of audiobooks, do you simultaneously speed-read a physical copy as you speed-listen the audio copy in order to maximise the sensory input? :)
I find I have to listen to the whole episode in one sitting in order to remember the context. I have the hardest time at double speed with British or Australian accents. Recently I feel like I've consumed too much content and I'm not profiting or remembering it like I should. Anyone have any tips or experience with over-consumption of material? I got into podcasts because I felt like it was more productive than music or listening to nothing, but now I feel like I'm not maximizing the learning like I could.
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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #169 on: July 22, 2017, 12:41:17 AM »
I've added and subtracted many of the ones mentioned here before, but my current repertoire includes the following:
- Freakonomics
- Nutrition Facts with Dr. Gregor
- The Art of Manliness
- The Voluntary Life
- The Joe Rogan Experience
- The Tim Ferriss Show
- Waking Up with Sam Harris
- The Knowledge Project
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Re: What Podcasts are you listening to?
« Reply #170 on: October 13, 2017, 08:59:43 AM »
Posting to follow! Need to add some FI goodness to my podcast rotation. I am not able to keep up with a lot of podcasts at once but these are the ones I am subscribed to currently:
- Radiolab
- On the Media
- Invisibilia
- Why Oh Why
- Politically Re-Active
- More Perfect (Radiolab spinoff)
- Strangers
- Criminal
- TAL

Generally go for smart and/or funny people talking about current events and human interest stories. If I could only listen to one podcast, it'd be Criminal, though. I saw a live show and Phoebe Judge is just the greatest.