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    A Pleasure to Burn Joseph's Avatar
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    Work has recently decided we can't use radios at our desk [noise pollution], so I've decided to try the podcast route. To that end, what podcasts do you folks recommend?

    Obviously I'm a sports guy so I don't mind sports talk, but I also have an affinity for the horror genre, sci-fi [Ray Bradbury is my favorite author], and lots of other things.

    Not a political guy really, so you can keep those.

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    Comedy Death Ray is one of my favorites overall.


    Baseball Prospectus' Up and In is my favorite baseball one. It's also super-long- like two hours-plus per week.


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    Subscribe in iTunes to any of these as well.

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    If you like consumer news and tips on how to save money, Clark Howard provides free access to the archives of his show as a podcast. It takes about 40 minutes to listen to each hour this way.


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    The Ricky Gervais Show.. Comedy gold.
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    Two late twenty-somthings talking about nothing in particular in a spectacularly funny way. If you are between 24-34, it's great!

    The Complete Guide to Everything.

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    The only "must" that I listen to is the B.S. Report. I usually listen daily to the PTI podcast as I'm never home from work in time to watch it. Rich Eisen podcast is pretty solid, but it's only once a week. I like the ESPN "Behind the Bets" podcast, and if I get really bored, I'll do NFL today, Fantasy Focus, Dan Patrick Show, Scott Van Pelt show, Freakonomics, The Economist, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    The only "must" that I listen to is the B.S. Report. I usually listen daily to the PTI podcast as I'm never home from work in time to watch it. Rich Eisen podcast is pretty solid, but it's only once a week. I like the ESPN "Behind the Bets" podcast, and if I get really bored, I'll do NFL today, Fantasy Focus, Dan Patrick Show, Scott Van Pelt show, Freakonomics, The Economist, etc.
    Yeah, the BS Report is solid.

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    Cool thread idea.

    I'm confused about how you will not create "noise pollution" at your desk with a podcast, as opposed to a radio. Anyway, here are a few I listen to regularly, all from public radio:

    Dinner Party Download
    Writer's Almanac
    Planet Money
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    Jonah Keri, BPs Up and In, and Fangraphs all are good baseball related ones.
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    I'm kind of addicted to comedy podcasts. I love Kevin Pollak's chat show, Mohr Stories, Doug Loves Movies, Pardcast, WTF, Sklarbro Country and a lot more.

    Anyway, I begrudgingly listened to Jay Mohr's latest with Jay Leno. I've never been a fan of Leno and not because of Conan or anything (I always preferred Kilbourn) but just didn't like the Tonight show very much. BUT I enjoyed this Leno episode almost as much as any podcast I've ever listened to. Leno has some really cool stand up stories, it's only an hour but I could have listened to another hour. I will say I'm a stand up comedy junkie and am fascinated by it so other people may not find it as interesting as I did.
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    Dan Carlin's - Hardcore History.

    Greg Proops - Smartest Man in the World (NSFW)

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    Radiolab. each and every one amazing. Their podcast on color completely blew my mind.
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    Re: Recommended Podcasts

    Here are the comedy podcasts that I listen to each week and recommend.

    Comedy Bang Bang - Really irreverent interview show with 1 celeb/comedian guest and 1 crazy character guest
    Improv4Humans - For fans of improv comedy & improvised scenework and characters
    Improv On Tape - See above ^
    WTF with Marc Maron - More "serious" interview show with comedians & actors & celebs
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    Mike and Tom Eat Snacks

    Star Wars In Character- this one is strange. It tells the back stories of little known SW characters.

    Phil Vischer Podcast- the guy behind Bob the Tomato

    Bill Burrs Monday Morning.
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