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I have become something of a podcast addict. These are the five I cannot live without:

Date: Friday, May 14th, 2010 11:49 am (UTC)
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Thanks, that's three that are new for me.

Date: Friday, May 14th, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
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Some I like:

In our Time - Melvin Bragg, Radio 4, three professors, 45 minutes, and
House of Comments - Our own Mark Thompson (Reckons) and Stuart Sharpe plus other interesting people.
Mr. Deity - Atheism can be funny. (video, not audio)
NPR's Planet Money - best economics / finance podcast going; recently did superb series on Haiti and reconstruction. From running some items on the Haitian clothes industry, it looks like they are going to make their own T-shirts (with reports from e.g. farm where cotton grown, spinning mill, weaving mill, dyers, etc)

Also Newsjack when it's on (which it isn't at the moment) is a good complement to the Friday Night Comedy.

Date: Friday, May 14th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
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In Our Time varies between "why the hell am I listening to this" to "Cool!" depending on the subject. For instance I can't think I'll ever listen to the one on Soren Kirkgaard unless I get a severe case of insomnia. Whereas I'll wear out the hard drive if its got Jim Al-Khalili or Marcus De Sautoy involved.

Date: Friday, May 14th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] po8crg
I like having my mind stretched, and In Our Time certainly does that in a big way. Especially when they start on philosophy or mediaeval literature that I know nothing about.

There's no way I'd listen to "The Varieties of Religious Experience" otherwise. The two on the history of the City were very good recently. Going back a bit further, there was one on the evolution of the whale that was fantastic

Date: Friday, May 14th, 2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
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I find it hard to forgive Bob Flowerdew for not being Geoff Hamilton. On the other hand, he has the most appropriate surname of any person ever ever (hippy+gardener).
Will investigate the others (I already get Friday night comedy).

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