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Podcasts: The Monkey RSS Folder

November 6, 2010

Been meaning to do this for a while, but this is a list of the stuff I *try* to catch each episode, or stuff I’ve enjoyed that’s on hiatus but worth subscribing to either for the back catalogue, or a possible new series. 

The categories are a bit arbitrary (The Amateur Scientist would fit in Science and Skepticsm too, and Collings and Herrin might possibly fit in news) but do represent what I listen to them for.

Mostly.

Most of the links below go to title pages rather than the RSS itself – I thought this better, as a description for each ‘cast would make this a very long post.  I subscribe via RSS – I think most of the ‘casts have an iTunes feed too, but I can’t say for sure as I don’t use iTunes.

All the feeds are free, and some have a “tip jar” system for you to donate to the creators if you like the content – others have subscriptions, and some will encourage you to pick up the authors’ work or merchandise in other, paid media if you like what they’re doing.

Comedy

The Adam and Joe Show

Adam’s Big Mixtape

Collins and Herring (6 Music Show)

Friday Night Comedy (Radio 4)

Jon Holmes

Newsjack

One Life Left

Onion Radio News

Richard Herring’s As It Occurs To Me (NSFW – lots of bad language & adult themes)

The Amateur Scientist (NSFW – occasional bad language & adult themes)

The Collings and Herrin Podcast (NSFW – lots of bad language & adult themes)

You Look Nice Today (NSFW – occasional bad language & adult themes)

 

Cycling

Bike to Work Book Podcast

Carrément Vélo (in French)

ITV Tour De France Podcast

NY Velocity

Real Peloton

The Bikescape Podcast

The Bike Show

The Cyclingnews.com Podcast

The Spokesmen

The Velocast

Veloclub Don Logan

 

Cricket

Test Match Special

 

Environmental

Costing the Earth

NPR: Environment Podcast

TreeHugger Radio

 

Other Factual (Documentaries, History &c)

A Point of View

In Our Time

Philosophy Bites

Radio 4 Choice

Thinking Allowed

 

Languages

Laura Speaks Dutch

The French Podclass

 

Music & Film

Bleep

Desert Island Discs

dublab

JJ’s Smoking Sessions

Little White Earbuds

Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review

NinjaTune Ninjacast

Three From Leith

Whomix Radio

XLR8R

 

News & Current Affairs

Newspod (Round up of the news of the day from the BBC)

Global News (Round up of the news of the day from the BBC World Service)

Analysis

File on Four

Broadcasting House

From Our Own Correspondent

iPM

More or Less: Behind the Statistics

 

Science and Skepticsm

Dr. Karl and the Naked Scientists

Little Atoms

Material World

Nature Podcast

Righteous Indignation

Science in Action

Skepticality

Strange Quarks

The Infinite Monkey Cage

The Pod Delusion

The Skeptics’ Guide To the Universe 5×5

The Skeptics’ Guide To the Universe

 

Short Stories and Fiction

Cast Macabre (Short form horror)

Clarkesworld (Short form science fiction)

CrimeWAV (Short form crime and noir on the hardboiled edge of the genre)

Escape Pod (Short science fiction)

Podcastle (Short form fantasy)

Pseudopod (Short form horror)

Scott Sigler Audiobooks (Novel length serialised horror and science fiction, and Scott’s reader feedback and interviews elsewhere. Definitely not for kids.  The current serial is “Ancestor”, but Scott’s back catalogue is available too, including fan favourites like “Contagious” and “Earthcore”)

Toothless (Novel length serialised horror – an interesting twist on the zombie genre so far – not for kids).

Underwood and Flinch (Mike Bennett’s novel len
gth serial tale of a vampire and his reluctant servant in modern day Spain – again, not for kids)

(Also worthy of mention is the MIGHTY podiobooks.com, which has more serialised audio fiction than you can shake several sticks at, and an excellent personalised subscription system).

It’s worth noting that the biases of the Internet mean that much of this is horror, fantasy and science fiction – and lots of it is written specifically to be somewhat disturbing (it’s horror, after all!).  As I recall, Clarkesworld, Escape Pod & Podcastle will give a guidance rating with stories, so should be safe for those of a nervous disposition (as long as you pay attention to it).

Technology

All About Symbian

NPR: Technology Podcast

Outriders

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