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CriticalTheory_Breakfast



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If you dig stand-up comedy (like you'd be a stand-up if you had any balls at all, but you don't so you just day-dream about it), I highly reccommend:

"Talking Shit" with Jim Jefferies and Eddie Ift

Robert Kelly's "You Know What Dude"

The Joe Rogan Experience

Monday Morning Podcast with Bill Burr

WTF with Marc Maron


I've become addicted to these podcasts in the last few months. People who know how to talk, and have the platform to talk openly, are reaaaaalllly fucking interesting. I did a complete 180 on the podcast thing, I think it's great. I'd love to hear a SFR podcast....
Post Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:40 pm
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mancabbage



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SFR podcast would be great. The joe rogan podcast is king for me, the first shane smith ep was brilliant
Post Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:26 am
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Hellen Earth
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I love when Rogan has the dude from Collapse on.

Sometimes Redban kinda ruins shit for me.
Post Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:35 pm
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ecapataz



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Stitcher is a very cool free app on android phones (might be on iphone also) that has a sea of good podcasts on there.
Post Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:17 pm
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Limbs



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mattarl wrote:
Comedy Bang Bang!!


Totally but I can rarely get past the first block. A lot of those characters miss more than hit for me. It can sometimes still be enjoyable to hear them try though.

Professor Blastoff though. I just started listening but I'm into it so far.

ETA: It is 'past' right? Not 'passed'? I don't know why I'm questioning it. Probably cuz I'm wrong.

Huh?

ETA Version 2.0: I mean I literally cannot listen much longer than the first block.

Jesus Christ why is this so difficult for me?
Post Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:18 pm
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Mark in Minnesota



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I really like the podcast that Neal Brennan and Moshe Kasher have been doing, "The Champs."

I listen to a lot of the podcasts in the Joe Rogan/Deathsquad circle, but not all of them. The first 20-30 episodes of the Joey Diaz and Felicia Michaels podcast were awesome but I think it's gone downhill since they added guests. I tend to hate the Icehouse Chronicles stuff, and I've started actively avoiding anything with Sam Tripoli or pornstars in it. Freddy Lockhart's podcasts are erratic but are often fun, particularly when he and Redban start talking about geek shit instead of just spending all the time on Freddy's impressions. I've also been impressed with podcasts where Redban acts as a straight interviewer--he's picked up some decent skills from Rogan there. Ari Shaffir's "pick a topic and go deep on it" format really works very well for me, for what should be obvious reasons. I like Duncan Trussell's podcasts a lot, and I've been pleasantly surprised by how coherent Little Esther's "Weird Adults" podcast is when she has a guest worth interviewing--for example, she had Marc Maron as a guest and I found that whole episode fascinating.

I'm starting to get sick of podcasts hosted strictly by stand-up comics, though. They definitely have the format figured out better than most other podcasters I've found (for example, I think the Major Nelson podcast about Xbox gaming is unlistenable by comparison) but 80% of their subject matter seems to be drugs and stand-up comedy itself. That's their lifestyle, I guess, but when comics get outside of that 80% comfort zone many of them tend to strike me as ignorant or even regressive. That ignorance works when it's an inherently curious person like Ari Shaffir asking lots of questions about a topic which interests him even though he doesn't know much about it, but the egos a lot of comics seem to carry around with them seem to make them react with impatience, condescension, and close-mindedness.

My sense is that the same invincible attitude many of them have to develop to do well on stage makes them shitty people to have to disagree with off stage. Even if that's only happening in 1 minute out of 100 minutes in a given podcast, that kind of unnecessary interpersonal tension can ruin me on a particular comic for a long time. Bill Burr's argument with Redban about Stitcher probably permanently ruined my ability to enjoy Burr's podcast, or even his presence as a guest on Joe Rogan's podcast. Something about professionally likeable people who won't sit still for an idea they don't understand always makes me worry that I don't own enough survival gear or non-perishable food.

Listening to those L.A. comedy podcasts for the last couple of years has definitely given me a better appreciation for comedy, though. I laugh more warmly at jokes that might have gone over my head previously--and I enjoy actual stand-up way more than I used to.

However, there are other professions I would rather have people talk about in detail. I thought Joe Rogan and Brian Redban's two-part interview of Cliff Bleszinski shortly before the release of Gears of War 3 was a case in point. The part that Joe Rogan was there for wasn't that good, because Rogan wasn't enough of a gamer to be able to have the conversation, and either wasn't interested enough or wasn't knowledgeable enough to ask the kinds of questions that would allow Bleszinski to talk expansively and with excitement about his area of expertise. The part after Rogan left was much better for me as a gamer, because Redban had more knowledge of the topic and asked better questions of his guest.

I also like to go to sleep listening to the Subsoniq Radio podcast on Stitcher when there are new episodes of it. I haven't found many other music related podcasts I can tolerate.

Coming back to that Champs podcast: Neal Brennan isn't just a stand-up comic, he's also a film director, writer, and former show-runner for Comedy Central, which means he's able to talk about the production side of film and television in ways that many comics could not. This means that he can have a guest like J.B. Smoove and stay in a comedic groove the whole time, or have a guest like Robert Townsend and get into a serious non-comedic discussion about the production of Hollywood Shuffle.

I guess the thing I like about podcasts is actual practitioners of some discipline talking about that discipline, either amongst themselves with some sense that they're talking with an audience who will have at least some of the same background, or with some interested and curious generalist who knows how to get people to open up and how to keep a discussion interesting and on track. Comedy has lots of those people because that kind of thing is their stock in trade, but the same thing can be applied elsewhere. Inside the Actors Studio scratches a similar itch--a long-form interview that isn't really structured for the benefit of a lowest common denominator audience.

Ultimately, what I'm interested in hearing is people talking enthusiastically about the things which matter to them. I like podcasts which do that, and dislike podcasts which fail to do that.
Post Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:42 pm
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T-Wrex
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I listen to Adam Corolla's podcasts when he's got a good guest..
I subscribe on Facebook and he posts whenever there's a new one up..

Mark And The Funky Bunch wrote:
Ultimately, what I'm interested in hearing is people talking enthusiastically about the things which matter to them. I like podcasts which do that, and dislike podcasts which fail to do that.


You could rip all the TED talks to audio.
Post Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:54 pm
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Limbs



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Sage Francis wrote:
I've been doing call-in interviews on the Das Process podcast. First time I ever really listened to a podcast. Considering putting together one of my own at some point. When the days and nights magically become longer.


You said it so you bettah dew it!
Post Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:37 pm
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Marcus Forealius



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If anyone is a fan of JB Smoove (Leon from Curb Your Enthusiasm), the last WTF podcast definitely brings the ruckus.
Post Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:59 pm
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knowrites



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i listen to War Rocket Ajax. they interview comics creators
i also listen to how to do everything. because learning is important and i need to know how to do everything.
i also listen to stuff you missed in history class. because i missed a lot in history class apparently. and learning is important.[/b]
Post Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:24 am
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Oh Daesu



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I second the Champs.
Jensen karp's Get Up On This has an appeals
You Look Nice Today (and merlin mann's other two: Roderick on the Line and Back 2 Work)
You Made it Weird w/ Pete Holmes
Who Charted w/ Howard Kremer
Dan Harmon's Harmontown just started and looks promising.
Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:01 am
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Jesse Custer



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I recently got into Aisha Tyler's podcast. She's the actress/comedian that plays Lana in Archer (and you will have probably seen her in other stuff too). The latest episode had Dana White on, for any of you mma fans of which I know we have a few on this forum.
Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:54 pm
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T-Wrex
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From yesterday... I'm only 12 minutes into it, but I figured i'd post it before i forget..

over two hours long...
Post Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:48 pm
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Mark in Minnesota



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My impression of that podcast: Rogan knew his fans would be excited to see that guest on his podcast, so he spent the better part of those two hours attempting to be fascinated by something he really didn't give a shit about. I don't think he was entirely successful, but his willingness to attempt it is one of the things I like about him.

In other news, after listening to the most recent one of these I'm thinking I want to download the entire backlog and listen to all of it:
http://subsoniqradio.com/tag/instrumentals/feed/
Post Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:45 pm
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mancabbage



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Man I love the joe rogan one (mostly when joey Diaz is on) but I can't help but feel rogan should check himself before he wrecks himself on, well tons of shit. Man talks like he's a scientist when hes really a comedian who discovered weed in his 30s, the moon landing and Alex jones association shit is a nightmare. And maaan that whole onnit shit, formed by a guy called Dave who went to a jungle got high, banged a couple of fingers up his arse, saw enlightenment and changed his name to fucking Aubrey. Whats all that bollocks about then?
Post Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:00 pm
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