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Podcasts: What do you listen to?


Oh believe me, there was a rant, but I deleted it before posting.

(I’ll just say they really flog that ‘some people treat opinion as fact’ joke to death. WE GET IT! IT’S IN THE TITLE!!!)


Sniffing the Pages

Our very own @Griffster77 is in league with these miscreants! Check it out. It’s like being in a book club, but you can listen to it without being in a book club.


My favourites:

This one and Heavy Cardboard are my favourite games casts. Not got on with SVWAGs, Blue Peg Pink Peg, Game Pit or Dukes of Dice (but will give all of those another chance).

Not games
The West Wing Weekly
The Comedian’s Comedian
Rule of Three
No Such Thing as a Fish
Films to be Buried With
The Infinite Monkey Cage


I’ve got a fair bit of overlap with you there, in particular:

The Comedian’s Comedian, No Such Thing as a Fish, The Infinite Monkey Cage

Makes me want to check out the rest of your lineup now. :slight_smile:

I also occasionally like RHLSTP, Do the right thing, and Second Captains for some sport. :+1:


I don’t know those sport ones. I’m a cricket fan - I’m sure there must be some excellent ones but I haven’t found them yet.

I need to have a listen to Richard Herring. I like Com Com because they’re not trying to be funny.


Sorry, only Second Captains is sport, Do the Right Thing is an infrequent comedy podcast panel show, hosted by Danielle Ward. Definitely worth a listen.


What I can’t figure out about SVWAG is how they can play so many damn games. I don’t mean how can they play so many different games, I mean how can they play games so often? I was listening to a podcast from a couple of weeks ago, and Bigney was complaining about the villains in Sentinels of the Multiverse getting kind of same-y after 50-60 plays. I was driving around while I was listening and I swore out loud in the parking lot of the grocery store “WHO THE F*CK PLAYS ANY GAME 50-60 TIMES? Of COURSE the villains are gonna get boring–what game can hold up to that kind of intense repetition?”
I’ve only been actively gaming for like 3-4 years now, and I own WAY more games than I play, and even the games I do play I’ve maybe, MAYBE played a couple of them in double-digit numbers. Who ARE these people? Even Quinns and co. do other stuff besides play games, right?


I’ve got heavily back into D&D recently so listening to a lot of D&D podcasts but one I particularly enjoy 'DM Word of the Week is only loosely based on D&D and ends up exploring all sorts of things (histroy, mythology, economics, biology etc) while investigating the backstory to a word linked to the game.


Been really getting into The Magnus Archives. Creepy lovecraft style short stories, and it looks like an ongoing narrative in the background…



Some podcasts that haven’t been mentioned:

Waking Up/Making Sense by Sam Harris. Good, long, interviews with mostly interesting people. Worth listening sped up to at least 1.2x, like Hardcore History.

The Listening Project. The BBC’s take on StoryCorps. Can be quite moving. Always at least interesting.

Special mention for Cognitive Engineering by Aleph Insights. Check it out. You’ll thank me.

My other recommendations all show up in a thread search.


Thank you, @chrislear.