Looking for good UK-biased podcasts.
October 5, 2011 5:13 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for podcasts that are British or European, to counterbalance the overwhelmingly American coverage I receive of my areas of interest. Can anybody recommend some good English language offerings to match the criteria under the fold?
posted by nowonmai to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I subscribed to a lot of podcasts when I was living in the US, but now that I am in the UK I find that too much of what I'm listening to is no longer relevant.
I am mostly familiar with offerings from the Guardian and BBC; what am I missing from other producers?
I like TWiT and MacBreak Weekly, but big stories in recent years have been about Verizon iPhones, various US-only cloud initiatives. We don't have Google Voice or Kindle Fires and won't be getting them any time soon. Who covers the tech we do have access to?
(Also, I really like the TWIT network's format of having a round-table of regular panellists rather than a radio-style host plus a string of guests)
I loved The Nation's podcasts, but I no longer live in that nation. Who can bring me up to speed on European politics, with either a left-wing or fact-based bias?
This American Life and Radio Lab are the best things ever. Who is doing innovative/quirky/wry reportage in the UK? Does anyone come close to that level? Also, I miss some NPR programmes such as On The Media, which takes a sideways look at the world of, er, media and provides amusing but intelligent commentary.
In general, I feel that American media do a better job of investigative reporting and challenging the Man, whereas in the UK they're more likely to satisfy themselves with reading out press releases. Who bucks this (perceived) trend?