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I have had a bad brain day today. This has meant I have listened to all of my podcasts and have none left and am thus craving new ones. Here is a list of what I currently listen to (starred ones I consider to be essential listening):

6 Music Recommends - BBC 6 Music
Analysis - BBC Radio 4
Best of Natural History Radio - BBC Radio 4
Beyond Belief - BBC Radio 4
Click On - BBC Radio 4
*Dirty Whoers - independently produced
*The Eleventh Hour Podcast - independently produced
*Dr Karl and the Naked Scientist - BBC Radio 5 live
Feedback - BBC Radio 4
File on 4 - BBC Radio 4
*Friday Night Comedy - BBC Radio 4
*Gardener's Question Time - BBC Radio 4
Gardening with Tim and Joe - BBC Radio Leeds
John Pienaar's Political Review - BBC Radio 5 Live
*Law in Action - BBC Radio 4
Material World - BBC Radio 4
*Newsjack - BBC Radio 7
Nights with Alice Cooper - some station in the US
Outriders - BBC Radio 5 live
Politics UK - BBC World Service
Science in Action - BBC World Service
Science Weekly - The Grauniad
Scotland's Funny Bits - BBC Radio Scotland
Test Match Special - BBC Radio 4
*The Pod Delusion - independently produced
*****The Wyrd Ways Rock Show - independently produced, and awesome, and you should all listen to it
Today in Parliament - BBC Radio 4
Tom Robinson Introducing - BBC 6 Music
*Weekly Political Review - BBC Radio 4

As you can see, I'm very heavy on the radio 4. A lot of the time, I hear one or other of these shows live (like Law in Action today) and don't need to listen to it on the podcast. I'd like to broaden what I listen to. I want more music stuff, more stuff with girls in, more fun and funny stuff. Rec me!

Stuff I don't want reccing:

- anything US-centric (sorry, USians, I do love you guys, but...)
- anything overly testosterone-laden
- music podcasts that don't actually have any music in them (like most of the 6 music ones)
- any more politics stuff - I think I have enough (oh yes, and the reason House of Comments isn't on there is because I still can't get the bloody thing to download to my phone)

Stuff I DO want reccing:

- stuff with Northern accents
- geekgirl stuff
- a girly rock show would be awesome
- stuff that has a sense of humour

Help me, oh f-list, you're my only hope!



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Date: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] po8crg
Infinite Monkey Cage

Date: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] burkesworks
What you need is the Speechification site, loaded to the gunnels with all kinds of wonderful documentaries, mainly from the BBC but also from such as RTE in Ireland. There's some gold in there.

Date: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
Well, a now defunct one, but http://thenationalpep.podomatic.com used to be quite good (recorded by me and Tilt in Bradford - Northern and musicy, with some funny bits).

But the best podcast in the world is AIOTM (AIOTM!) or As It Occurs To Me to give it its full title. Now, you'll either love or hate that one, to the point where you'll quite possibly disown all knowledge of me if you *dislike* it, but it's absolutely brilliant. (Holly loathes it, and thinks it the least funny thing ever).

It's written by Richard Herring and features Herring, Emma Kennedy, Dan Tetsell and Christian Reilly (who is sort of the Mitch Benn of free online comedy shows) and it's a live stand-up and sketch show, put out totally unedited. It's meant to be about things that have occured to Herring over the previous week, in either of the two senses of the word 'occur', but over the two series so far it's mutated into this whole other surreal world as catchphrases, characters and running jokes build up, and now it's its own universe. A universe of anal sex, SuBo's clackerlackadackdack, Tam Dalyell's bookcases, Tiny Andrew Collings and his (asides), cumpkins (it's dumpkins now, granddad), Al and Ziggy from Quantum Leap, the roulette wheel sound effect, the ghost of Michael Jackson and Titzy the dwarf...

Because it's written in a single day and put out unedited, involving audience participation, and attempts to push out boundaries of taste, it's guaranteed that there'll be *something* in there that you find very offensive, but at the same time I had a very reasonable discussion with Herring about the one problem along those lines *I* had, which was the attitude towards mental illness in some of the material, and Herring actually discussed the criticism reasonably. But on the other hand, when it works well it's the most imaginative, clever, surreal comedy I've heard of.

If you do listen to it, listen from the beginning of series one, and listen to two or three before you decide if you love it or you want to kill me, Herring, and anyone who ever uses the word cumpkin. http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/as_it_occurs_to_me/

Date: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] davegodfrey
Another vote for The Infinite Monkey Cage.

A History of The World in 100 Objects has been brilliant too. This weeks In Our Time looks good too, as its on Neandertals. (You can't download past episodes, but they're all on the listen again thingie. There's loads of science ones.)

Date: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 08:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] matgb
I have every In Our Time since Feb, not listened to them all, but wanted to archive them, at some point I'll start playing them while using laptop, but in the meantime.

Date: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 09:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] davegodfrey.livejournal.com
I've got virtually every one back to 2002 I think. As the archive's publicly available I've been doing a digital version of home taping as it were. I should go back and do the very earliest ones.

hi

Date: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Best of Myspace

Date: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 11:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawkLldddhtZ1cC8I6mtgJJHI8PzyuDAMYlM
I'd recommend the Skeptics Guide to the Universe - yes, it is based in the US, but it isn't US centric, but scientific, skeptic and funny centric

http://www.theskepticsguide.org/

Date: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 11:22 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Guess I don't know how OpenId works :(

Paul

Date: Sunday, July 4th, 2010 11:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] daweaver
Ockham's Razor, fifteen-minute science talks from ABC. In Australia. There's lots more available from the ABC, I can't speak for their music podcasts because I've never tried them.

Ulster's Funny Stuff, like Scotland's Funny Bits, only with less Fred Macaulay and more Gerry Anderson. (Caution: podcast may contain Stephen Nolan.)

CBC Comedy Factory, being highlights of the comedy produced by the Canadians. Helps if you're into Canadiana. Again, I've not looked at -- er, heard -- the CBC Radio 3 output.

The Sweetest Plum

Date: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hey jennie,
try The Sweetest Plum, it's one of the most popular comedy podcasts in Australia. IOt's basically two guys banging on with a few sketches, but it's quite funny...

http://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-sweetest-plum-podcast/id374949075

or...

http://qb2.libsyn.com/index.php?action=stats

PS really enjoy the blog

Re: The Sweetest Plum

Date: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Sorry try...

http://www.sweetestplum.libsyn.com/

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