The old recommend a podcast thread inst showing on searches so, whatjall listen too? Mostly I seem to have loads of gaming ones but I'd quite like something sciency that isnt completely aimed at dullards. 5Live has a show I sometimes catch at around 3am where people ask someone sciency about their field of expertise and they get pretty hardcore with the science and I love that.... never been able to find the show though, much less if theirs a podcast of it.
I'm after anything thats entertaining really. Good dogwalking earfillers.
(Recommended)Kermode and Mayo Film Review
Hes gotten better at not spoiling shit in the last year! Almost stopped listening a whole back because of how spoilery he got. Theres also no other decent film review podcast I've managed to find.Gamewank
SO slow at releasing new episodes but if you havent listened go back as far as you can and listen from there (I think the start of Season 2 is on itunes). It doesnt matter if its old news, they are constantly hilarious. Its like Consolevania the podcast (and they show up from time to time). Lots of pottymouth schoolyard humour but genuinely balanced, thoughtful reviews and gametalk. Every show is a special wee event.The Comedy Button
Basically a bunch of assholes being assholes, but they are often quite hilarious. Mostly ex IGN folk so a lot of game centric stuff but just a general talk bullshit podcast. A good mix of brash tasteless jokes with a bit of soul that makes you really like them as people. Also the best in podcast adverts One More Go
Once or twice a month they pick two old games and talk in detail about them. Sharing the love of them and talking about their history. Really good and not at all like the fucking awful Cane & Rinse podcast (ie, the OMG guys actually know what they are talking about rather than just Wiking shit like C&R guys seem to do) so dont let the similar format put you off.Podcast Beyond
Loud and american but refreshingly non-cynical (mostly) and good fun. So many podcasts are just people moaning and bitching and you dont get that here. Colin and Greg are a great contrast/balance.Knocking Boots
IGN guys giving relationship advice. Its finished now but if you didnt listen to it its worth going back. A lot of pretty damn funny moments.
....and if you play Eve Fly Reckless
and Crossing Zebras
are the only two left that are worth a damn.NOT TOO BAD
(if you have time to fill you can do worse)Giant Bombcast
If you want to be hypnotised by a drone of voices for over 2 hours this is for you. They make good points and are sometimes funny but they take the whole deadpan thing far too far and just.... drrrrrrone in monotone. I often find myself not listening to what they are saying because my brain starts filtering it out.Rebel FM
This would be a great podcast if it wasnt for Aurthur Gies, that man is a cynical horrible poison. I cant stand him, especially with how he tends to mentally overpower one or two of the other guys. They'll come in with a point of view and he'll tell them they are wrong (which they werent) and manipulate them into siding with him. Its horrible and I feel really sorry for them because everyone else on it is great.Chet and Jons Reassuringly Finite Gaming Playlist
They each talk about the 10 games theyve been playing but it usually boils down to them judging games theyve played for literally seconds just to get the number up to 10 and thats hella annoying. Also Jon(I think, I get them mixed up) has a tendency to vehemently judge a game after a few seconds of play, completely unjustly and half the time he'll come back a few weeks later and go "oh I was wrong". If they cut it down to 5 games and actually spend time with them this could be good.Podcast Unlocked, Game Scoop, Nintendo Voice Chat, Joystiq
, and Touch Music
(iOS music app podcast) are all pretty unremarkable standard fares too. Gamescoop used to be good till they changed to this weird episodic format thats just horrible and lacks all the chemistry the old one had.PRETTY DAMN BAD
(ie avoid!)Cane And Rinse
Clueless retards waxing on about games like they are an authority on them even though people who know shit about these games can see through the drivel they spout. I think this may have been the only podcast to ever make me shout at my iPhone (Castlevania episode). Maybe they got better later but I'll never try them again.Sarcastic Gamer
They used to be good when Dave was there, not great but good. Now its Lono and Doc and while Doc seems like a nice level headed guy he lets himself get influenced by Lono so much.... and Lono is another one of those rant without knowing the whole story guys. They also dont fucking know what sarcasm is because they're American! Dave kind of had a mild grasp of it at times but Lono thinks its shouting. The last ep I listened to was Lono trying to sound like a big hero for shouting at a traffic wardern who was giving him a ticket for being stopped illegally which just showed him more as a hateful dick.Weekend Confirmed
Someone recommended this a few weeks back and....
1. The WORST in podcast advertising ever. They record their own spots for Gamefly and they grate and pummel your ears with cringing horrors.
2. Garnet Lee. Why is he still hosting a show? Do people like him? He was the worst thing on 1up and now he's here! He's another one of those talk for ages about things he has no idea about like hes an authority on them (last week for example, he was going on about how 720p upscalled to 1080p is the same as pure 1080p because the end signal is still 1080p!).
The rest of the guys are like mini Garnets, not as bad but its like his cancer has infected them too and they are slowly becoming him. The best word to describe this podcast is smarmy. Its just annoying in this drilling torturous exhausting way.