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June 10, 2012 7:24 PM Subscribe
Yet another "Here are my tastes in podcasts, how do I find these?" question! Are there more podcasts along the lines of Sound Opinions
posted by bleep to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (20 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I've tried out many podcasts but I haven't been able to get into many. The ones that I've tried out sound to me bunch of dudes sitting around chit-chatting and making me feel like I'm eavesdropping on their private, boring conversation.
Here's what I like about Sound Opinions:
1. tightly focused show structure and conversations (I guess because it's an actual radio show and not a bunch of dudes in someone's basement)
2. I'm less interested in opinions, more interested in the deeper evidence so I can learn something. When they make assertions about "This song was influential" or "This person was a genius", they play lots and lots of clips to back up and illustrate those assertions. That means a lot to me. Opinions about who was influential or a genius are a dime a dozen.
3. I'm not interested in fiction or storytelling especially slow-moving, contemplative meandering. The Moth podcast traumatized me with an unexpectedly scary and sad story after a bunch of terminally boring stuff. That's not for me. Also not interested in This American Life.
Other genres are fine, just please no nothing that consists of a bunch of well-payed comedians patting themselves on the back for dedicating their lives to such a demanding profession (poor them).
This is different from other podcast request questions because I don't want just "All the awesome podcasts"; I want the tightly-focused, evidence and reality based, and quickly moving podcasts. Thanks!