6. "RE: What Podcasts Are You Listening To?" In response to Reply # 0
Camp Hell: Anneewakee (Sick shit, almost like the Atlanta Child Murders) Juan Ep is Life Questlove Supreme The Frocast Broken Record (when there's an artist I care about) Giant Bombcast Thirty Twenty Ten Knuckleheads Uhh Yeah Dude Unquantized Vidjagame Apocalypse
7. "split into categories" In response to Reply # 0
Post Reports: Washington Post version of The Daily, little more amateur-ish and tossed off but still good Giant Bombcast: Video game news and impressions The Bill Simmons Podcast: Though I do usually skip the football pods and some celebrity interviews, this is the OG pod and I tend to just listen out of habit The Lowe Post: Basketball pod from Zach Lowe, writer that helped revitalize my love of the sport My Brother, My Brother and Me: A mockery of the advice column (RIP Yahoo! Answers) and just ridiculous at its peak (Jean Grae was recently a guest!)
Baseball BBQ: The Ringer's sorta humorous baseball pod, good analysis but not overwhelmingly stat driven The Ringer MLB Show: Basically the opposite, stat-driven but sneaky funny at times The Daily: Just puts me in a real "I'm waking up and caring about my day" vibe The Press Box: Kind of a media ombudsman type pod, I've always been weirdly interested in the HOW of journalism which is all this pod is The Besties: Comedic video game podcast from two Polygon editors and two of the McElroy brothers
Sway: Kara Swisher's NYT podcast, LOTS of big time CEOs on this one and Swisher is hilariously blunt with them Nextlander: Three former Giant Bomb editors, fairly new but hey, been listening to these dudes for over a decade, why stop now? Triple Click: Three former Kotaku writers rotate through various styles of video game conversation each week; interesting perspective since one is Jason Schreier from Bloomberg and one of gaming's true "newsmen"
Chapo Trap House: Only just recently got into this pod, always assumed it might be a little too far left for me but it's mostly just stupid fun The Watch: TV news and analysis, usually one or two shows on watch along rotation as well Bodega Boys: YKTFV Fire Escape: Uh, yeah, another Giant Bomb-adjacent pod about that child's play stuff... The Big Picture: Like The Watch, but movies - the Movie Draft episodes they've been doing in quarantine are particularly excellent How Did This Get Played?: Three comedians talk the worst video games of all time - and sometimes the best!
Unspooled: A common theme around these pods is they are about specific subjects and I usually want to refamiliarize with them - Amy Nicholson and Paul Scheer dissect classic movies, very entertaining but I need to see the movie first
The Rewatchables: Same deal, just Bill Simmons and some combo of The Watch/Big Picture/random guest (Tarantino's been on) Popcast: NY Times' music pod, I'll usually listen but every once in a while Caramanica picks a topic too niche for me to care How Did This Get Made?: Truthfully almost never listen because these movies usually aren't the easiest to find, but always a treat when I do
Dissect: As a non-theory music fan, always learn a lot, but this dude is kind of insufferably dry and earnest, it can be hard to hear him at his most RapGenius-like Still Processing: Jenna Wortham is A LOT, but I really, really like Wesley Morris so if the subject matter doesn't imply too much astrology and essential oils talk I'm game 60 Songs That Explain the 90s: Cool little white guy nostalgia tour, but I don't need 50-70 minutes on certain songs, you know? The Ringer Music Show: I love Grace Spellman, but Charles Holmes proudly declared Illmatic "one of the most boring albums of all time" so this pod can quickly become a hate listen and I need breaks
WTF W/ Marc Maron: Used to be an automatic listen, back before I discovered all these other podcasts and developed a serious problem... AV Club Film Club: I like these guys, they just wound up on my secondary tier due to time constraints The Mismatch: Ringer NBA pod, I usually listen to every episode during the playoffs, transaction season and pre-season but let it slide a bit during the regular season Restaurant Tales: Hosted by three friends of mine, fun to actually have some people you know in your ear sometimes...but their guests can be hit-or-miss, or I already know all the stories, so not an every pod listen Restaurant Hoppen: Goofy dude who kisses a lot of industry ass and writes glowing puff pieces about almost every place he goes, yet somehow made himself a bit of a must listen for local service industry folk Waypoint Radio: Ridiculously woke perspective on video game news and analysis with some fairly niche interests, but I really like these guys generally so when I know the game, am curious for their perspective on a news event it can be some of the more enlightening listens of my week
Effectively Wild: FanGraphs baseball pod that is exceptionally numbers oriented, it's not at its peak when Sam Miller was on but helps me predict trends for MLB The Show's Diamond Dynasty cards and translates daily baseball into actual narratives for me The Ryen Russillo Podcast: Too much NFL, even in the off-season, for me to listen consistently, but I'll always skip ahead to Life Advice at the very least for a window into lives I couldn't relate to less
SINGLE USE PODS Binge Mode: Incredibly exhaustive examinations of Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Marvel, etc. What Had Happened Was: Sort of longform, episodic, hip-hop version of Maron's WTF Boom/Bust: The Ringer special production examining the rise and fall of HQ. Remember HQ?! Surprisingly interesting and engaging story here The Wire Way Down in the Hole: Jemele Hill and Van Lathan go episode by episode through The Wire. They're not always right or correct, but their personalities carry this strong Music Exists: Chuck Klosterman and Chris Ryan lock themselves in a cabin for a weekend and ramble on and on about music fandom and critical analysis - not for everyone, but personally fucking fascinating
8. "Jalen & Jacoby. Cosmic Convos" In response to Reply # 0
Jalen & Jacoby. To me they have that dont take themselves too seriously but at the same time they have good insight into sports. Particularly with basketball. They call stuff sometimes before it breaks. They subbed in one time for another show and after that I put the other person they subbed for on the backburner.
Cosmic Convos. I post about them on OKP. Anyone who is into psychology, astrology, US politics and what I'll call grand scale history should check it out.
13. "Shameless Self-Promo: Can't Knock the Shuffle " In response to Reply # 0
Just wrapped the second season of my podcast 'Can't Knock the Shuffle' on Mike Eagle's Stony Island Audio Network. I sit with a different artist and we explore the stories behind RANDOMLY selected songs from their catalog. I've posted about it a lot in the Lesson but not GD.
“Hosted by Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes, every episode of Heat Rocks invites a special guest to talk about a heat rock – a hot album, a scorching record. These are in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives.
Our guests include musicians, writers, and scholars and though we don’t exclusively focus on any one genre, expect to hear about albums from the worlds of soul, hip-hop, funk, jazz, Latin, and more.
New episodes every Thursday on Apple Podcasts or whatever you get your podcasts.”
18. "Dad Bod Rap Pod is pretty great" In response to Reply # 0 Sat Jun-19-21 08:29 AM by Stevie Lee
Good mix of old and new rap talk, with some great interviews. usually not too serious. Their episode with Nine a couple months ago is legendary: https://dadbodrappod.com/2021/03/25/dbrp162/ (e: interview starts at around 37 minutes in)
Fiyastarter for stock tips and mature dmv hot takes on these young whippersnappers.
Nappy Afro, wait, I'm boycotting until they put old episodes on spotify and bring back that Michael Jordan fit wearing 1990's video extra choppa suit wearing Saule Wright person. They traded that brotha for dogecoin.
Black Compass Media for battle rap.
Did you miss me? For funny content.
Jim Cornette's podcast for wrestling hot takes.
No empathy for white misery (c) BDot
"root for everybody black haters say that's crazy, wow..."
23. "RE: What Podcasts Are You Listening To?" In response to Reply # 0
SPORTS * The Athletic NBA Show * The Daily Ding (The Athletic's NBA recap show) * House of Strauss * The Lowe Post * Brian Windhorst and The Hoop Collective * The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny * Brother from Another (Michael Smith and Michael Holly - both formally of ESPN and The Boston Globe) * True Hoop * Thinking Basketball * The Andy Staples Show * The Forum Club (The Athletic's LA Lakers podcast) * Warriors Plus-Minus (The Athletic's Golden State Warriors podcast) * All 82 (Another The Athletic Golden State Warriors podcast)
SPIRITUALITY * Tara Brach * The Road Ahead with Ethan Nichtern * The Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg * Heart Wisdom Podcast with Jack Kornfield * Insight Hour with Joseph Goldstein * The Brown Rice Hour with Konda Mason * Super Soul
CULTURAL * Let's Talk Bruh - A podcast on Black Masculinity * The Barbershop Group * Fresh Air * Heat Rocks (a music interview / review podcast) * Therapy for Black Girls * This Jungian Life * Still Processing (although less often recently)