Podcasts! They’re great, aren’t they? It’s like radio but in a pod.
I’m sure most of us listen to SU&SD’s podcast, but what other 'casts do you guys enjoy? I’m a pretty heavy podcast user and these are some of my favourites:
This American Life - I’m sure most of you are already familiar with TAM, but for those that aren’t, each week they take a topic and broadcast different stories on that topic. Those stories can be journalistic, they can be short fiction, radio dramas and so on. Fantastic show.
Serial - A sister show to This American Life that started airing just this week. Rather than focusing on different stories each week, the idea here is that each and every season should do a deep-dive into one particular story. The current story is about the murder of a teenaged girl in 1999, and the twists and turns the investigation take. It is riveting stuff, and I think I might even like it more than TAM.
LOST Rewatch - Patrick Klepek from Giant Bomb and Max Temkin from Cards Against Humanity watch through all of LOST from season 1 and discuss each and every topic. As someone who fell off Lost in season 1 this is a great way to experience all the crazy plot twists without actually, you know, having to sit down and watch the dang thing.
Daft Souls - Matt Lee’s video gaming podcast. Funny and insightful, and with frequent guest appearances from SU&SD crew.
Sawbones - Sydnee McElroy, a medical doctor and her husband Justin (who also writes for Kotaku) dives into medical history, telling us about how people in ages past tried to cure various ailments. Entertaining and educational. Edutational!
A Life Well Wasted - Robert Ashley’s, formerly of 1UP, podcast about games and the people who play them. Each episode is extremly well produced, and Ashley’s take is very different from most gaming podcasts. Unfortunately there hasn’t been any new episodes in more than a year, but the seven that have been released so far are all worth a listen.
Giant Bombcast - Giant Bomb’s podcast. I probably like it the most when they don’t talk about video games but rather go off on wild tangents. It’s lost some of its appeal since the sad passing of Ryan Davis, and Vinny Caravella leaving for New York, but I still enjoy listening to it each and every week. Recently Dan Ryckert’s completely insane stories have been a highlight.
Gamers With Jobs’ Conference Call - People with real-life actual jobs discuss games!
Good Job Brain - An offbeat trivia podcast. Both funny and informative.
My Brother, My Brother and Me - Another Justin McElroy podcast. In this one he and his brothers Travis and Griffin answer their listeners’ question and give, possibly, the worst life advice you can imagine.
Feel free to share your favourites, too! I’m always on the lookout for new podcasts to listen to.