I have a dilemma. I want to listen to podcasts to relax before I drift off to sleep, but I strongly dislike a lot of them. Most of them. I cannot tolerate the rambling, self-focused, chatty style podcasts that I keep downloading. They seem so interesting, too! Video games, murder mysteries, film and book critiques... but they're clogged with obnoxious banter or in jokes or naval gazing. [more inside]
I'm interested in religious and spiritual matters - both from an intellectual point of view and as a way toward living a better life. I'm looking for interesting podcasts. No limits on specific religion (Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Hinduism, spritual-not-religious), but a few special snowflakes inside. Also, please no answers about religion being stupid, flying spaghetti monsters, and whatnot. [more inside]
I would like to find new medical podcasts to listen to whilst I cycle. I would be interested in physiology, pathology, anatomy, anything similar, really! I have enjoyed Doc C on anatomy, pathology and pathophysiology and Robert Sapolsky on Human Behavioural Biology a great deal, so more excellent lecturers would be great. [more inside]
I've recently gotten back into podcasts because my commute has changed and become more amendable to podcast-ing. Help me discover some new favorites. [more inside]
What are some podcasts with strange stories (fiction & non-) that sound good late at night? Some Examples:
- Getting On with James Urbaniak
- The surreal monologues of Joe Frank
- The musings & investigations of Jon Ronson and Scott Carrier on Jon Ronson On..., Home of the Brave, and This American Life
- Tales of the weird and conspiratorial on Coast To Coast AM
The impossible has happened - I am caught up with, or have finished, all my favorite history podcasts. I'm looking for some new ones to add to the line-up. [more inside]
I'm trying to learn Swedish (I'm just starting) and I'd like to find some podcasts and vlogs to listen to. [more inside]
My partner is addicted to "The Moth Radio Hour", and I'd like to get her an MP3 player and load it up with older episodes. What is the simplest and cheapest way that I can get a pile of them all at once? I'm digging around, but not having any luck coming up with a good solution so far.
After posting my last question, I have purchased Downcast and am ready to use it as my main podcast organization method/app. [more inside]
Can't seem to get the podcasts that I want onto my new iPhone. [more inside]
For the past couple years I have gone to sleep with podcasts on (usually sports or news podcasts) and find it really difficult to go to sleep without a podcast on. I have tried sound machines and they do not help. No matter how long I sleep, I generally wake up feeling fatigued, and can have brain fog or feel tired and am tired throughout the day. I have never been a particularly great sleeper, but I am at a place that I need to address the fatigue. I am going to go get checked by a sleep doctor in a couple months (switching insurance and travel schedule), but in the meantime I am assessing things I am doing that may cause the fatigue. Does anyone sleep with podcasts on? Could this be an issue? My thought is maybe my brain is semi-engaged because I am listening to the conversation. Total guess, but thought I would reach out and see if anyone else has dealt with this. Thanks!
I have an iPad mini (16GB, wi-fi only, running iOS 8.x) that I use mostly for reading the web--never for listening to podcasts--and want to get rid of the podcast files that are unwanted on the device and just taking up valuable space. [more inside]
I have a "premium" subscription to Mark Maron's "WTF" podcast, but do not have a smartphone. The hoster, Libsyn, does not offer downloads for the premium episodes unless you are using their app. [more inside]
I spend 10+ hours per week commuting, 40+ hours wearing headphones at work (open-plan office: boo!), and ANOTHER 5+ hours wearing headphones at the gym. As such, I plow through an absolutely obscene volume of podcasts. I'd like some recommendations for more (lest I be forced to spend even a single second alone with my thoughts). To help you get an idea of my preferences, here are a few lists: [more inside]
What with work and family life, I'm not getting to see that much of the World Cup. I do, however, have some time each day to listen to podcasts while riding the bus to and from work. I'd like to listen to discussions and analyses of the various World Cup games while on the bus. Can you suggest some good podcasts?
Is there a tool or service that allows you to arbitrarily add podcasts episodes to a custom feed you can subscribe to or share ? [more inside]
I'm a new UK citizen, and I'd like to stay informed so that I can vote wisely (not just this week but in all elections to come.) Unfortunately, a lot of political coverage seems to focus on "Will talking about this policy help the party win?" while I'm more interested in "Will implementing this policy be good for the country?" So, what podcasts, Twitter feeds, or other resources tend to offer thoughtful, in-depth analysis of different party's positions on various issues? (I'm a big fan of the BBC's "Analysis" podcast, to give an idea of what I'm looking for.") [more inside]
Which OSX application will allow me to most efficiently set up the beginning and endpoints of MP3 files in order to extract brief audio clips? [more inside]
Actually, I'm kind of not loving anything in iOS 7. Perhaps it is the shock of the new. Or just realy ugly design. Anyway, that is not my problem. My specific issue is that iTunes is now apparently arranging my podcast feed at random, rather than alphabetically or any other sensible system. Looking at online forums, there doesn't seem to be a way to fix this. Is there? Or, failing that, is there another podcast app that would work better for me?
Why nothing like iPhone Podcaster on Android? Beyond Pod, Doggcatcher, Podkicker Pro, and Pocket Caster fill me with blinding rage. [more inside]
I need to go on a SEVERE media diet, but I crave media that is intellectually stimulating. On TV, I limit myself to culinary and travel shows, a form of "Mind Sorbet," if you will. I also like to think. I want podcasts, downloadable lectures, and websites that promote a positive, and even spiritual (but not religious!) outlook for today and the future. I want resources that are not selling me anything, per se. I'm OK paying for legitimate content! People have to make a living - I get that! I just want to avoid copious "up sell" sales techniques. Can you suggest anything online I might enjoy? [more inside]
Where can I find a good, clear explanation of the functions of iTunes and its offshoots (the App Store, Music, Podcasts, iTunesU, etc.) and how to use them correctly? [more inside]
I've recently started listening to Scriptnotes, a great podcast by John August and Craig Mazin about screenwriting. Is there a similar podcast about novel/short story writing, or indeed writing in general? Podcasts I already subscribe to and key things I like about Scriptnotes inside. [more inside]
Can you recommend podcasts in arabic ? [more inside]
PodcastFilter: Either I am running out of podcasts I like or I need fresh perspective to help me find new ones. [more inside]
Over the past few years, despite my Luddite sympathies, I've become a devoted podcast listener. I recently dropped a couple that I wasn't enjoying as much as I once had, but I'd like to see if there's maybe one more I could squeeze in. Any suggestions for interesting 10-15 minute podcasts? [more inside]
I am really enjoying the History of Rome podcast. I was hoping to find something on Chinese history that was in the same vein (those dynasties are a bit bewildering). The China History podcast is OK, but I am not loving his jumping around. Is there anything else out there?
Help me organize podcasts through iTunes... [more inside]
Are there any iOS podcast apps that will automatically check for and download new podcasts in the background without me having to open up the app and refresh it? [more inside]
Could someone recommend a podcast featuring excellent radio drama, old or new? I'd like something with high production quality, engaging stories, and regular updates. Thanks.
Are there any podcasts that focus on writing? I'm not looking for shows that just feature different stories every week, I am looking for ones that feature writers talking about the craft of writing. [more inside]
I've started using my HTC Droid Incredible as my main podcast player, and I'd love to hear how other people set this up, since other music players don't always resume playing mid-podcast. [more inside]
Sleep sounds: do you have any podcasts or music you find it useful to listen to to help you to fall asleep? Or recommendations which might fit the criteria of the podcasts I currently use to help me to fall asleep - calm voices, very few sudden increases in speech volume or musical interludes, subject matter which is interesting but not urgent. [more inside]
Recommendations for good shows and/or podcasts for me? I do not like reality tv, sitcoms or cooker cutter serial dramas i.e. CSI. [more inside]
I am looking for a web-based podcatcher that will download all or a subset of a podcast's back episodes, zip them up for me, and let me download them at one go. Does such a thing exist?
My grandmother recently had a shoulder replacement and was never a huge television fan, so I'm looking for audiobooks and podcasts to put on a digital audio player for her. [more inside]
I have a job interview in about 13 days, and it will be very technical, covering low-level linux, networking, tcp/ip, smtp, http. I want to know about some podcasts that might teach me a thing or two. [more inside]
Recommendations for podcasts/other media in European Portuguese? [more inside]
What are your alternative news sources? [more inside]
There's been many podcast recommendation asks, but none have addressed what I am looking for...due to work restrictions, I need blogs that play or can be downloaded on their own site. [more inside]
I just fell in love with NPR's Planet Money podcast but can't figure out how to access back episodes. [more inside]
I used to enjoy a podcast titled "Josh in Japan" produced by an ordinary guy living in Japan who talked about his daily experiences adjusting to Japanese culture. I am looking for other podcasts in this vein. [more inside]
I work for an organization that wants to branch out into podcasting. I’m part of the team that’s drafting the proposal for main-administration, and my job is to come up with a possible schedule (including staff time involved) that’s required to plan, record, and edit each podcast. [more inside]
How can I get podcasts to appear as art of my iTunes music library? [more inside]
I like listening to Mark Driscoll and Ravi Zacharias Podcasts. What else would I like?
Downloadable content in Argentinian Spanish? [more inside]
How to stream music to my iphone through my bluetooth headset. The cheapest way? [more inside]
ExerciseBoredomFilter: Need a no-frills, old, cheap MP3 player that need store no more than one podcast at a time. [more inside]
Why does iTunes keep losing my podcasts? [more inside]
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