Before podcasts I was always interested in weird talk radio shows. I have listed my favorite podcasts with the description, mostly provided by their own websites. Now, I am always looking for interesting podcasts to listen to. Name your favorites with a brief description.
In alphabetical order:
Bakstory With the American History Guys
BackStory is a brand-new public radio program that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today. On each show, renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of the hour, they are joined by fellow historians, people in the news, and callers interested in exploring the roots of what’s going on today. Together, they drill down to colonial times and earlier, revealing the connections (and disconnections) between past and present. With its passionate, intelligent, and irreverent approach, BackStory is fun and essential listening no matter who you are.
Comedy Death-Ray Radio
Comedy Death-Ray Radio is a high-spirited get-together between host Scott Aukerman ("Mr. Show," Producer of "Between Two Ferns") and his funny friends! A heady mixture of characters, games, and interviews with famous celebrities like Zach Galifianakis, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Sarah Silverman and Andy Richter. Be sure to stick around for the plugs!
Doug Loves Movies
Benson currently hosts the popular comedy podcast Doug Loves Movies (Formerly "I Love Movies with Doug Benson"), which is recorded in front of a live audience at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. The show typically tapes weekly, and is later archived on iTunes for fans to listen to for free. Benson's guests have included John Lithgow, Leonard Maltin, Brian Posehn, Joe Rogan, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Jon Hamm, Adam Carolla, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Scott Aukerman, Adam Scott, Elizabeth Shue, Aubrey Plaza, Michael Cera, Edgar Wright and Paul F. Tompkins. A regular feature of the podcast is the Leonard Maltin Game, in which Benson reads the cast of an unknown movie in reverse order (star of the movie comes last) from Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide to his guests, who attempt to guess the movie. At the conclusion of many of the early podcasts, Doug would state "Willem Dafoe is a shithead," which resulted in so many people wondering about why, that Google searches began to automatically complete the phrase as a suggested mat
In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg
The history of ideas discussed by Melvyn Bragg and guests including Philosophy, science, literature, religion and the influence these ideas have on us today. In Our Time returns on the 23 September 2010.
I am Chris Hardwick. I am on TV a lot and have a blog at nerdist.com. This podcast is basically just me talking about stuff and things with my two nerdy friends Jonah Ray and Matt Mira, and usually someone more famous than all of us. Occasionally we swear because that is fun. I hope you like it, but if you don't I'm sure you will not hesitate to unfurl your rage in the 'reviews' section because that's how the Internet works.
Pop My Culture
Pop My Culture is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland. Join these two entertainment nerds and their special guests as they discuss movies, music, television, celebrity gossip, etc. without all those pesky “serious” topics like politics, religion and the environment. I mean, you can tune into Fresh Air for that. We’ll just tackle the trivial watercooler stuff, ok?
Sklarbro Country features comedians Randy and Jason Sklar as they give their weekly comedic takes on the worlds of sports and pop culture. This show will be as much about Amare Stoudamire finding his Jewish roots as it is about an Oregon high school football referee getting run over on the field by a 2 year old driving a golf cart. There will be guests from the comedy world, talking sports and from the sports world talking comedy as well as recurring characters and the ever popular Ichiro Quote Machine. Vast sports knowledge is not a must when listening to Sklarbro Country. This show represents the Sklar Brothers view of the world, through the prism of sports. They hope you enjoy it.
Every week, Sound Opinions fires up smart and spirited discussions about a wide range of popular music, from indie rock to classic rock, hip hop to R&B, and every genre under the sun.
Sound Opinions' consistently informed, engaging, and controversial dialogue makes it a unique and essential source for the top stories, albums, and trends in music. This is cutting-edge criticism and journalism presented in the great tradition of Siskel and Ebert. The discussion is as indispensible to the hardcore music fan as it is to the casual music fan who feels out of touch.
These are some of my favorites. Again, for the description I mostly just went to the podcast website. I would really enjoy any suggestions, discussions, or something else that would add to the thread.