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no_more_scotch_eggs - on 09 Oct 2017
As the title says...

I currently subscribe to mostly bbc stuff- infinite monkey cage, in our time, more or less, inside science, kermode & mayo; plus dan snow’s history hit.

Any suggestions for more in the same vein?

Or even a few curve balls...?
idiotproof (Buxton MC) - on 09 Oct 2017
In reply to no_more_scotch_eggs:

Criminal and 99percent invisible are pretty interesting

Curve ball would be My Dad Wrote A Porno.... if its your thing then its tea splutteringly funny/awkward
sheelba - on 09 Oct 2017
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Both have more or less links:

Planet money (everything I've listened to on NPR has been interesting Hidden Brain, Invisibilia, Wait...wait, etc. )

The inquiry on the world service
Steve5543 on 09 Oct 2017
In reply to no_more_scotch_eggs:

Got science from the UCS is very good. http://www.ucsusa.org/got-science-podcast#.Wdvj7VtSyUk
Chris the Tall - on 09 Oct 2017
In reply to no_more_scotch_eggs:

Niall Grimes Jamcrack podcast. Obviously it’s mostly climbing related, but the interview with the Russian guy from Sebastopol gave an interesting insight into the situation in the Ukraine.
wilkie14c - on 09 Oct 2017
In reply to Chris the Tall:

yea great podcast that, breaks up my M6 commute no end. just listened to the John Allen interview, sounds like a really nice guy
EuanM - on 09 Oct 2017
In reply to no_more_scotch_eggs:

Freakanomics
This American Life
Huey: off the record
Stuff you should know
Guardian Long Reads
Alpinist (new)

All usually cover interesting subjects.
Jon Stewart - on 09 Oct 2017
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You Are Not So Smart
Freakonomics
Radiolab

(Less so, philosophy)
Partially Examined Life
Very Bad Wizards

Can you hack Sam Harris? I usually can't. But there are some good ones where the guest is very interesting.
StuMsg - on 10 Oct 2017
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The Dirtbag Diaries - climbing and outdoorsy, great production
The Enormocast - climbing interviews, some real gems in there
No Such Thing As A Fish - QI elves podcast
Tell Me Something I Don't Know (TMSIDK) - fine for when other things run out but a bit cheesy and adverty
Epic Ebdon on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to no_more_scotch_eggs:

This American Life is often very interesting - very diverse range of subjects too.

I've recently been working my way through Dan Carlin's hardcore history, which is pretty good too.
dabble on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to no_more_scotch_eggs:
Wild ideas worth living- adventure stories of climbers, free divers, high lining, world travellers etc.

Dan Carlin- Hardcore History podcast or common sense (though this is a bit more US focused).

No such thing as a fish- QI researchers chatting

Training Beta- Training for climbing/bouldering. THis is my most recent find and I have been rinsing them, very good if your into getting new training ideas, I also find it good to get me in the "training zone".

EDIT: Jamcrack! (how could I forget, what a See You Next Tuesday)

Evolcast- filthy drum n bass business.


Plus a few already mentioned above (SYSK, Infinite monkey) but that's my tuppence worth.
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no_more_scotch_eggs - on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to no_more_scotch_eggs:

Thanks for the suggestions everyone- I’ve subscribed to a number of them (the inquiry, guardian long reads, radiolab, this American life, alpinist), and will look at some of the others when I get a minute...!

Never took to SYSK- the adverts for meals delivered to your door were a bit irritating....

And can’t find the Niall grimes one, the apple podcast app doesn’t recognise it- where can i find it?

Cheers

Gregor

andyjohnson0 - on 10 Oct 2017
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Seminars About Long-Term Thinking, from the Long Now Foundation. Long-form seminar followed by a Q&A. Topics are broadly related to science, futurism, environment, and presenters are often authors of recent books. There is an archive going back about ten years.

http://longnow.org/seminars/podcast/
tspoon1981 on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

> Curve ball would be My Dad Wrote A Porno.... if its your thing then its tea splutteringly funny/awkward

Thanks for this, I've spent most of the afternoon chuckling away. I've already recommended it to a few people too.

Simon Mayos confessions is also worth downloading for a weekly laugh.
mrphilipoldham - on 10 Oct 2017
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Casefile True Crime. If you can put up with the Aussie accent (which somehow makes the whole listening process that little more edgy and uncomfortable) then the level of detail and storytelling is excellent. The Moors Murderers triple episode of particular note.
galpinos on 10 Oct 2017
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No one seems to have mentioned S-Town. Totally gripping. Starts out as one thing and ends up another. Fantastic.
Ianto Bach - on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to galpinos:
Recently listened to S Town - definitely interesting...
LaMentalist on 10 Oct 2017
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I occasionally listen to Rhod Gilbert's best bits that can be amusing ;

http://www.rhodgilbertcomedian.com/ scroll down for the app .
NathanP - on 10 Oct 2017
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On the history theme, I really like David Crowther’s “History of England” and “Anglo Saxon History” podcasts.

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