Help me find the podcast that's just right!
April 27, 2011 11:54 PM Subscribe
Podcast recommendations sought! Snarky, humourous, preferably with some sort of informational content.
posted by Phire to computers & internet (46 answers total) 78 users marked this as a favorite
I'm really picky about my podcast content. It needs to be quick (both in terms of tempo and in terms of wit) enough to keep me entertained through boring chores or workouts, but still have some sort of coherent narrative. I especially like snarky or ranty podcasts that tell me something about something - the economy, movies, the news, etc. I would say my sense of humour is probably more Jon Stewart than Stephen Colbert, if that makes sense. Also, McSweeney's and The Onion are both pretty hit-and-miss for me.
I currently subscribe to and love:
Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me
Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
I have tried, and rejected:
The Bugle (good in small doses, I check in occasionally)
This American Life (the episodes kept piling up and I kept deleting them)
You Look Nice Today
Jordan Jesse Go
Never Not Funny
Age of Persuasion
The Young Turks (too much punditry)
The Nerdist (really don't get them)
Back to Work / After Dark
The Talk Show
The Best Show
My interests are: Technology, psychology, sociology, social issues, productivity, marketing/advertising, politics (I lean pretty far left), social media, and meta-analysis of pop culture, but usually not pop culture or music per se.
I only sync my iPod every week or two, so preferably nothing with daily content, since I likely won't listen to it until it's irrelevant.
Do you have any suggestions for (picky, picky) me?