Great Podcasts to Share
May 16, 2012 at 4:50 pm #22602
I work at a computer all day and end up listening to a lot of podcasts, one of the most recent I started listening to is the Talkin’ Toons with Rob Paulsen podcast where he interviews other voice actors/actresses. Every one I have listened to has been fantastic. It’s really great when they break into one of their many voices. One of his guests for a recent podcast was Mark Hamill. I thought I should share, hopefully you’ll all get a kick out of it. Mark even talks for a moment about George Lucas’ wife talking him out of replacing Anthony Daniels voice which was something cap brought up in one of the podcasts. Also I was hoping we could all share what podcasts we listen to regularly outside of the nerdy show family. I’ll start.
IGN: Game Scoop
IGN: Nintendo Voice Chat
We’re Alive – A “Zombie” Story of SurvivalMay 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm #22604GarayurParticipant
I don’t really listen to much outside of this, but there is the Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality Podcast. Its more along the lines of weekly installments of an audio book, but its still an awesome story and the guy does an excellent job.
For those of you not familiar with HPMOR. It is a fanfic which, in my opinion at least, is much better then the original books. It starts a little slow, it takes about 5 chapters before it really finds its own. It features a super nerdy and rationalist alternate reality version of Harry Potter. I’ll just leave you with a small excerpt from the story.
(Ex tempore speech given by General Potter to the Chaos Legion, immediately before their first battle, on November 3rd, 1991, at 2:56pm:)
My troops, I’m not going to lie to you, our situation today is very grim. Dragon Army has never lost a single battle. And Hermione Granger… has a very good memory. The truth is, most of you are probably going to die. And the survivors will envy the dead. But we have to win this. We have to win this so that someday, our children can enjoy the taste of chocolate again. Everything is at stake here. Literally everything. If we lose, the whole universe just blinks out like a light bulb. And now I realize that most of you don’t know what a light bulb is. Well, take it from me, it’s bad. But if we have to go down, let’s go down fighting, like heroes, so that as the darkness closes in, we can think to ourselves, at least we had fun. Are you afraid to die? I know I am. I can feel those cold shivers of fear like someone is pumping ice cream into my shirt. But I know… that history is watching us. It was watching us when we changed into our uniforms. It was probably taking pictures. And history, my troops, is written by the victors. If we win this, we can write our own history. A history in which Hogwarts was founded by four renegade house elves. We can make everyone study that history, even though it isn’t true, and if they don’t answer the right way on our tests… they’ll fail the class. Isn’t that worth dying for? No, don’t answer that. Some things are better left unknown. None of us know why we’re here. None of us know why we’re fighting. We just woke up in these uniforms in this mysterious forest, knowing only that there was no way to get our names and memories back except victory. The students in those other armies out there… they’re just like us. They don’t want to die. They’re fighting to protect each other, the only friends they have left. They’re fighting because they know they have families who’ll miss them, even if they can’t remember now. They may even be fighting to save the world. But we have a better reason to fight than they do. We fight because we like it. We fight to amuse eldritch monstrosities from beyond Space and Time. We fight because we’re Chaos. Soon the final battle will begin, so let me say now, because I won’t get a chance later, that it was an honor to be your commander, however briefly. Thank you, thank you all. And remember, your goal isn’t just to cut down the enemy, it’s to make them afraid.
garayurcosplay.tumblr.comMay 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm #22606GhoulehParticipant
As I’ve said before, the only other podcast I subscribe to is Jovem Nerd, the #1 nerdy podcast… In Brazil. So I really don’t recommend it if you don’t speak Portuguese. So… Yeah.
The FishwatcherMay 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm #22607frozentreasureParticipantMay 16, 2012 at 6:26 pm #22610May 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm #22614
I’m something of a Podcast addict…
Non-Updating podcasts with worthy backlogs-
RetroForce Go! (Dtoid retro gaming podcast, look for torrents)
Retronauts (Got to 100, before being overhauled into something less exciting, still on 1up.com)
A Life Well Wasted (SERIOUSLY! GET THESE! NOW! GOD DAMN THEY ARE THE BEST THING!)
The Electric Hydra
And OCAD of course.
Current, nerd culture-
The Comedy Button
Good Job Brain!
Not that Hex. Yet.May 16, 2012 at 7:20 pm #22617frozentreasureParticipant
Oh, right: OCAD and Wha-Chow. I always forget them since I listen live.
~Roy42May 18, 2012 at 1:39 am #22657
I do like OCAD on occasion, I just have a hard time listening to them because they aren’t very focused when they record, which can sometimes be pretty awesome but a lot of time is off-putting to me. It also doesn’t help that the quality of their recordings isn’t the best. If the quality of the recording isn’t very good I find it really hard to listen.
I also used to listen to retronauts, it was really good. It seems like it went away for a while. I haven’t listened to it since it came back, I might have to pick that one up again.May 18, 2012 at 4:05 am #22660
It came back as “Retronauts Live”, which in theory would have a live call-in segment every week. That doesn’t seem to have happened though. I loved the original show because the cast were all ludicrously knowledgeable, while still being entertaining. Hearing the stories of single-print run cartridges and such never stopped being fascinating.
Not that Hex. Yet.May 18, 2012 at 9:14 am #22661RossParticipant
Way too many.
VA Mastery – Crispin Freeman does biweekly short episodes.
Jay & Silent Bob Get Old
(Will be adding Fatman On Batman, when he gets it going)
The Glory Hole
Convert To Raid
Rooster Teeth Podcast
WTF W/ Marc Maron
This American Life
Stuff You Should Know
Get Equipped With Podcast, in its rare appearancesMay 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm #22675
Oh, god, had totally forgotten Get Equipped With Podcast…
Not that Hex. Yet.May 20, 2012 at 11:47 pm #22772MjolnirParticipant
Secret Identity Podcast
The Pokemon Podcast: It’s Super Effective
Yea, I Said It
Geek Syndicate/Geek to Geek/Small Press Big Mouth/Dissecting Worlds/Tim and Max Solve All The Problems with Popular Culture/Timelore/Good Morning Geekdom
Just A Couple of Gs
The Covert Cast
Slacker and The Man
MjollnirMK86 on the Server of Awesome. Formerly Polysics.
"I'm just breaking the laws of physics. It's no big deal."February 24, 2013 at 8:24 pm #29450GarayurParticipant
I just recently discovered a nice podcast trilogy
They purchase and produce short stories in SciFi, Horror, and Fantasy respectively.
PseudoPod and PodCastle are spinoffs of EscapePod which has been around since 2005 and has been releasing about 1 short story a week so there is quite the archive. Its good quality and a really fun listen.
garayurcosplay.tumblr.comMarch 1, 2013 at 9:20 am #29569GermangandrMember
This American Life
Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show
A Funny Thing
Radio Free Hipster
Real Time w/ Bill MaherMarch 1, 2013 at 6:14 pm #29579GaldapParticipant
Stuff You Should Know
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
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