Podcast Recs - reveal your favs

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by mizushimo, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'm a Sinful Man, A Guilt Guy

    I think thatd be neat :U!
  2. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    Nthing Sawbones - it's really good for learning about medical history? And why certain old timey remedies were really bad ideas. (Such as: just about every patent medicine ever. All of them. Especially the cure-alls.)

    Judge John Hodgeman is good for if you're in the mood to listen to people make cases about petty disputes and have John Hodgeman decide who's right on the issue.
  3. Acey

    Acey time has the power to bind us too close

    Another McElroy podcast that I highly recommend: Wonderful! It's kinda the successor to Rose Buddies, and it's Rachel and Griffin talking about things they think are...well, wonderful. It's a sweet, happy podcast that I really need to catch up on because it's really good and I love it.

    (There was also a TMBG segment in one episode and I died of joy)

    EDIT: And @turtleDove, I'll have to check Judge John Hodgman out! I love his stuff. :D
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  4. Kay5

    Kay5 the most glorious spoon

    The Magnus Archives and Wolf 359 are amazing and I absolutely agree with everyone else that's recommended them

    If you want something else in the vein of Wolf 359, then you should try out Girl in Space. There's only a handful of episodes out so far, but we're already neck-deep in plot and conspiracy.

    For horror there's The White Vault, which takes place in an arctic research outpost and involves boxes of teeth.

    And I also very much recommend One Shot Podcast (formerly Campaign Podcast), which is basically The Adventure Zone, but Star Wars.
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  5. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have any recs for story-based podcasts with good transcripts?
  6. rats

    rats 21 Bright Forge Shatters The Void

    i believe wolf359 and the magnus archives both have pretty comprehensive transcripts? correct me if im wrong tho

    eta: i think limetown does too
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  7. Aermin

    Aermin New Member

    I've recently gotten into plot-heavy but humorous D&D podcasts. I've listened to The Adventure Zone: Balance twice, and I'm on my second listen of TAZ: Amnesty.

    When I ran dry with TAZ right before a big trip, I downloaded every D&D real-play podcast I saw recommended. I've barely scratched what I have, but I've fallen in love with these, so far:

    A band, Lindby, form a party where all the characters are multi-classing as bards. They all wield their real instruments for the recording - they have to play when casting bardic spells, figuring out musical puzzles, and they challenge themselves to write an original song each episode. The music is pretty good, the characters are hilarious, and the music puns are just killer.

    Dames & Dragons
    I'm currently listening to this one, just finishing up the third arc. I am actually looking forward to my commute lately, just so I can listen to more of this story. The worldbuilding is absolutely incredible. The characters are lovely (once they grow into their character voices), and the running jokes have me laughing out loud in the middle of the crowded bus. The plot feels like an epic classic... in hindsight, I probably should have seen a few plot twists coming because they are SO classic, but man, did they catch me by surprise at the time!

    (Oh, both of these podcasts have the first few episodes with transcripts, but sadly not up to date)
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  8. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I mostly just listen to The Nosleep Podcast (should try entering a story for that some time, I have some great old nightmares that would convert perfectly). Will browse through this thread! Horror's my fave.
  9. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    -cautiously pushes the podcast bound in pale leather onto the table-

    ever wanted to start kencyrath? we're nearing the end of the first book! each episode comes with a trigger warnings section too and they go into The Big Triggers people need to know up front with series as a whole. it is like. a book club.
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  10. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    I haven't listened to One Shot Podcast, but Skyjacks by the same network is A+. It's set in a world loosely based around the boardgame Illimat, which was made for a Decemberists photoshoot.

    Apocrypals is two non-believers reading through the bible and assorted apocrypha while not being jerks about it. The recent St Patrick episode was really interesting. They also give trigger warnings for certain parts, which given the canon material makes sense.
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  11. Alexand

    Alexand Rhymes with &

    If anyone's in the market for a linguistics podcast, I'd like to recommend Talk the Talk. I just got into it a week ago and have listened to basically nothing else since. This podcast has singlehandedly gotten me back into linguistics. I just forgot how neat languages are! Wow.

    If I can recommend an episode to start with, maybe try 329: Pokemonikers. Not because that episode is particularly higher in quality than the other ones or anything, but just because it's one I listened to recently that I thought was neat. But the podcast in general covers a variety of fun topics.
  12. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'm a Sinful Man, A Guilt Guy

    The silt verses sounds rly promising
    Its about eldritch god things (usually of nature, and in the modern times of the show theres a god of electricity, and the modern society commercializes it)
    Pretty fun, I think its going for twice monthly, 1st and 15th
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  13. YggiDee

    YggiDee Well-Known Member

    Ologies is a delight, every week Alie Ward interviews a scientist about whatever Neat Thing they're studying and it's just lovely. I've only heard a few episodes but I recommend the Medusology episode because if geeking out about jellyfish for an hour and a half is wrong, then I don't want to be right. Other subjects: taxidermy, bread baking, condors, space junk, and one episode labelled "very cool worms, I promise" (flatworms, apparently).
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  14. anthers

    anthers sleepy

    Old Gods of Appalachia is a eldritch horror-themed podcast with very good transcripts. Here's a link to ep. 1 of season 1.
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  15. VernalBee

    VernalBee Dirt Appreciator

    a D&D podcast i have loved for the past couple years: Acquisitions Incorporated: The C Team! it's dm'd by the guy who writes for PennyArcade, me and my brothers have been listening since its beginning. there's a pretty big backlog at this point but if you've got time, every piece of the campaign is really fun and well written (and acted). they got lesbians, hot moms, fantasy corporate-babble, country werewolves, badass grandmas, and mushroom friends that make you see infinity. would recommend
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