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James Malloch - on 27 Jan 2013
Can anyone recommend some podcasts for my walks to work? I'm looking for interesting ones like news, the economy, science, history etc.

The walk is about 30 minutes so plenty of time to fill over the week.

I'd probably be downloading them from iTunes unless someone knows a good way to download them on an android phone.

Thanks

James
LaMentalist on 27 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch:

Can be funny , interesting & a little intense ; http://joerogan.net/home

not had a listen for a while though .

Bit sweary as well some times .
john arran - on 27 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch:

I found some good ones from TED Radio to take away the monotony of a treadmill when I didn't have any other exercise options.
confusicating on 27 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch:

Infinite monkey cage are good. http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/timc

And Utter Shambles are fun too, but not news etc. General comedy and silliness and chat. http://www.comedycentral.co.uk/podcasts
dissonance - on 27 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch:

> I'd probably be downloading them from iTunes unless someone knows a good way to download them on an android phone.

there are various podcast apps for android, most of which will provide offline. However i still go the separate device route so cant comment on them beyond that.
Depending on your android version you may also be able to use google play music. Can handily be set to swipe all the songs and podcasts from itunes on your computer and then either stream or use download to phone.

and with that.
podcasts.
Dan carlins hardcore history - looonnggg shows but good.
history of rome (finished now but a shedload of episodes).
History network (somewhat mixed).
12 Byzantine rulers (again finished) and a newer, somewhat sporadic one. norman centuries.
More or less - for stats and the like.

depending on how much you want to think there is also itunes uni where you can grab various lectures.


AdrianC - on 27 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch: www.radiolab.org Excellent.
syv_k - on 27 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch:

Naked Scientists.
Denni on 27 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch:

Have a look at Satish Kumar, nice and mellow.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/resurgence/id271986842
In reply to James Malloch:

From a podcast/radio addict:

There are so many now, most Radio 4 programmes can be downloaded - so things like From our own Correspondent, Analysis, The Report, Documentary of the Week etc might all interest you.

I follow US politics and culture quite closely, if you're interested then the Slate podcasts are good - fun and you'll learn stuff - Political Gabfest, Culture Gabfest, Double X etc.

From Australia (ABC) Rear Vision is superb for an in-depth look at something in the news, using real experts and giving them time to make their points.

Radiolab is absolutely brilliant radio making science super listening. Guardian science podcast is also good at keeping me as non-scientist up on some of the big stories in science.

This American Life is also excellent story telling (not always American as well ironically!). The Moth is good live story telling.

The Bugle for huge amounts of silliness; Kermode and Mayo for fun and film reviews...

How's that for going on with? :-)
grithugger on 27 Jan 2013 - host86-175-87-230.wlms-broadband.com
In reply to James Malloch: Dirtbag diarys everytime,Dr karl naked scientist,BBC click,desert island discs,Scotland outdoors Radio 4,discovery BBC world service,food program radio 4,moral maze radio 4,Science in action radio 4,thinking allowed radio 4,peter days world of business BBC,crossing continents BBC to name just a few.i don't know how long your walk to work is but my work day is long and physically repetitive If a little mind numbing and the podcasts help!


P.s analysis BBC.
Philip on 27 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch:
BBC More or Less and the Pop Up Economist
BBC Material World

I also find gardeners question time, the kitchen cabinet and the archers as good entertainment for my morning commute.
Indy - on 27 Jan 2013
In reply to TobyA:
> (In reply to James Malloch)
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> From a podcast/radio addict:
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> This American Life is also excellent story telling (not always American as well ironically!). The Moth is good live story telling.

Someone else has discovered 'This American Life'! Well I'm happy to second the recommendation as it really is a cracking hours listening. The only issue is that errr.. 'officially' you can only get the previous week episode but there are ways to get the entire 480ish episodes.The ones on the financial crisis are superb.
In reply to Indy:
> (In reply to TobyA)
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> Someone else has discovered 'This American Life'!

Discovered?! I've been a fan since long before Ira Glass hipster-esque glasses were fashionable! ;-)

> The ones on the financial crisis are superb.

"The Giant Pot of Money" Yes, some of the best radio EVER. I was jogging round Stockholm when listening the first time (I neither jog nor go to Stockholm that often so it was memorable) and just kept jogging it was so good.

http://www.vimeo.com/18715507 :-)
Ken Lewis - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch:

"I'm looking for interesting ones like news, the economy, science, history etc."

You need The Pod Delusion.

http://poddelusion.co.uk/blog/

Kemics - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch:

Another recommendation for Joe Rogan. Some of his guests are brilliant.

Also quite enjoy The Drunken Taoist Podcast

(both free on itunes)

Rollo - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch:

Little Atoms and Little Atoms Road Trip

Interview format with a science/skeptic/rationalist type agenda. Very good.

The Bugle (news/political satire) - Funniest/Best podcast out there
Rollo - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to TobyA:
> (In reply to James Malloch)

> The Bugle for huge amounts of silliness

All hail the Bugle!! yes it's silly but they do cover important topics

So good I metnioned it twice.

THE BUGLE

In reply to Rollo:

> All hail the Bugle!!

...and ***k you Chris.
Tyler - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch:

The Bugle is not only the best podcast I listen to but the best program of any type.

If you like sport then Guadian football weekly, Fighting talk and Football ramble are good.

A lot of people like Answer Me this, I enjoyed it but never feel compelled to download it.

I've just started listening to /filmcast which I prefer to the Mark Kermode one.

I liked NPR It's All Politics but haven't listened as much since the end of the US election but the two guys on it are engaging
iksander on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour

Refreshing to have BBC standard output with a global view and without child murder grief porn and celeb clap trap
Chris the Tall - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch:
Another vote for the Infinite Monkey Cage
NWO resistance on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch: Check out Alan Watt through itunes if you get a chance, it's free. He's the best i've heard yet at explaining what is really going on in the world, here's the link to paste into the subscribe to podcast box http://www.cuttingthroughthematrix.com/AlanWattPodCast.xml
jockster - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch:
In Our Time podcast archive - years of education
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iot
James Malloch - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch: WOW! Huge amount of things for me to look through, thank's for all the replies, I'll find some time in between climbing to look through them properly.

Started on the Infinite Monkey today which was very interesting, definitely going to work my way through them. Makes the walk all the more interesting and drowns out the traffic.

Thanks again!
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Gav M - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to James Malloch:

The Guardian Science Weekly podcast is very good.

In our time can be good, but can also impenetrable jibber jabber.

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