Podcast Recommendations

Podcast Recommendations

Reader input REQUESTED! I have two questions related to podcasts.

If for some reason you aren’t familiar with podcasts, essentially they’re like little mini audio (or video) blogs you can set to download and listen to whenever you like. I have an iPhone so I like to listen to them while I’m working or sometimes on the road.

Podcast Recommendations

So my first question is, do you listen to any podcasts? I’m looking for some new ones to add to my mix – links requested. After some researching and hopefully a great deal of reader input I will update you on which ones I decide to start listening to. I currently have quite a few designery/business ones.

Question #2 is – should I start a podcast? I thought this might be something fun and from what I can find there are very very very few twentysomething ones.

PS: Jersey Girl, it would be cool to know you in real life too! And many people on your list :D

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12 thoughts on “Podcast Recommendations

  1. I do listen to podcasts! They’re fun to listen to during my commute to work in the morning, rather than loud music. Currently, i’m subscribed to “This American Life,” which i’m sure everyone has heard of–and if not, it reads various essays about everyday people. It’s super good.
    Also, I enjoy “In Character,” a podcast on NPR that has short 7 minute episodes analyzing various fictional characters. Very interesting!
    I was also just re-introduced to the “Adam and Joe” podcast. I liked it a few years ago, but it went off the air. It’s back on now and it’s two British guys commenting on pop culture, life, and such.

  2. A couple of my favs are:

    The Accidental Creative

    American Copywriter

    I used to listen to several shows a week, but hardly listen to any nowadays. I think video shows/podcasts have overtaken the market. I’d much rather watch a show on revision3 or a livestream from Leo Laporte in the studio, than just audio versions of either or.

    Should you start a podcast? Having had my own podcast a year or so ago, it’s a lot of work. Writing content for the show, recording, editing, then publishing (to your site, itunes, podcast directories) can take the better half of a day.

    The other thing, even though they’re harder to organize, podcasts with more than one voice (conversations) tend to be easier to create and more interesting in the end. If you can collab with someone else, it might make it a little more worthwhile for you.

    Hope that helps.

  3. I check out iTunes U from time to time as well. I also listen to some of the TEDTalks and PopTech podcasts from time to time.

  4. I listen to podcasts nearly every day. My three favorite are Spark, Definitely Not the Opera, and the CBC Radio 3 Podcast (all CBC podcasts). I agree that they are a LOT of work, having witnessed my co-workers create our company’s podcasts.

    CBC podcasts (and just looking at that list there are so many more I have to start listening to!):

    Here’s some great information on putting together a podcast:

  5. I listen/watch the following podcasts religiously-
    Diggnation – Diggnation is a weekly tech/web culture show based on the top digg.com social bookmarking news stories.

    Ligloss and Laptops – A Blog and Podcast about Beauty Culture, Beauty Products and the Cosmetic Industry

    MacBreak Weekly – Get the latest Mac news and views from the top journalists covering Apple today. This roundtable discussion is audio only, and complements the video only MacBreak. Another great show from the Pixel Corps and the TWiT.tv network.

    Reality TV podcast – The Reality TV Podcast discusses all the latest happenings in the world Reality TV, including recaps and commentary of shows like Survivor, The Amazing Race, Big Brother, Kid Nation, American Idol, The Mole, The Apprentice, Project Runway & other Reality Television shows that are on air right now. And all of this fun is packed into a weekly podcast, the best and #1 rated Reality TV Podcast on the entire internet. Hosts Rob & Trevor.

    This Week in Tech – Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, John C. Dvorak, and other tech luminaries in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech. Winner of People’s Choice Podcast and Best Technology Podcast in the 2005 People’s Choice Podcast Awards. Released every Sunday at midnight Pacific.

    If you do start a podcast, I would so listen to it.

  6. i don’t listen to them regularly, but i know a few of the radio stations around here do them of their most popular shows. if you did one, i’d definitely be a loyal listener. :o)

    ps. 20SB convention? anyone?

  7. My favorite radio show is Too Beautiful to Live with Luke Burbank. It’s a local show here in Seattle, but you can download their podcasts here: http://www.tbtl.net

    He was the former host of the now gone NPR show, the Bryant Park Project. He talks about everything on the internet and more and I listen to it every single day.

  8. i LOVE podcasting – it is my most reliable source of entertainment and a few that i am religious about are ‘a splendid table by american public media’ — because of the incredible skills of the host, ‘hip tranquil chick’ for the amazing yoga + motivation combo, ‘democracy now’ the news podcast which i can also get as a video podcast.

    i probably subscribe to about 50 podcasts and they are the highlight of my drive to work, lounging at the beach, sitting on the couch, walking the dog…

    i am appreciate of this post because it gives me the heads up on a few that i haven’t heard of…

    thanks muchly!


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