questionswhat podcasts should i be listening to?

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I've been a Mike O'Meara fan for years.
http://mikeomearashow.com/ In fact, I listen to all of the shows on the MORE Broadcasting network. I've been listening for so long that it seems like they're family. Ok, distant family, but family none the less. Best part is they are easily accessible to fans via Twitter or Facebook.

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My favorite is "Talkin' Toons with Rob Paulsen" located here: http://techjives.net/category/talkin-toons-with-rob-paulsen/

Paulsen has been one of the leading VO and animation voices (Animaniacs, Jimmy Neutron, TNMT, the list literally goes on and on) for the last quarter century and in his weekly podcasts he talks about that world, often with great guests. What makes it enjoyable is that voiceover actors tend to be the happiest people around because they have such amazing jobs. They never feel like interviews (he doesn't always have guests), they're more like conversations, and the stories about what goes on behind the scenes making cartoons are hysterical. You don't have to be a cartoon geek to enjoy it.

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@elforman: That's sad. Then again, I would have never guessed they're 74 and 63.

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Since you mentioned Clublife, there are a few other similar one's I listen to, I'm a huge fan of new/free music by famous DJ's.
Right now I'm subscribing to (some are iffy, I may delete soon):
Clublife (Tiesto)
State of Trance (Armin Van Buren)
Force Factor (Andy Ace)
Heaven's Trance (various DJ's)
Above and Beyond (Above and Beyond)

Gives me a variety of things to listen to in the background at work or on long rides.

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@omnichad: I just heard about Car Talk ending today. I understand but am still sad.

I like Slice of Scifi for sci-fi and fantasy and a bit of science related news and interviews. They do two 26 minute shows a week and are a lot of fun to listen to. They also do a "listener feedback" show that I sometimes listen to.

I enjoy listening to sermons, particularly those from Reformed University Fellowship pastors. Brian Davis at RUF Purdue, Chris Garriott at RUF Maryland and Tim Udodge at Furman RUF are all very good.

If you enjoy serialized fiction and/or audio books there are a bunch of good books out there. Librivox.com and BookShouldBeFree.com do audio versions of books in the public domain. Podiobooks.com does a lot of different books and offers them delivered as a podcast on a schedule you choose (daily, weekly, all at once, etc). They started off doing mostly sci-fi, fantasy and horror stuff but have branched out. I enjoyed JC Hutchins 7th Son books.

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Roderick on the Line is the fount from which all laughter and wisdom issues.

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You might like "Stuff You Should Know." They cover a broad range of topics and you can learn all kinds of nifty nuggets.

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Mark and Brian Radio Program on KLOS 95.5

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Uninformed here, but what exactly is a podcast?

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@jsimsace: usually a radio broadcast that is also available for download on the web.
Often with commercials removed. called "podcasts" because they being distributed via the web, not broadCAST, and they are intended to be listened to on an iPOD/mp3player/computer. "POD" for ipod, "CAST" for broadcast.

Sometimes available immediately after over-the-air braodcast, like
http://www.kste.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?podcast=armandgettypodcast

other times available a few days after original broadcast like
http://www.clarkhoward.com/s/podcast/clarkshow/

both of the above are free, but some charge a subscription fee for the service since they are typically not making much or even anything in ad revenue on podcasts.

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@kamikazeken: Thanks for the brief. I had previously gathered the pod and cast parts, but wasn't sure where to locate them. Not sure that I would listen to them though. Thanks again!

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned TWIT.TV
This week in tech... It is an entire network of Podcasts from the people who were TechTV...

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"The Smartest Man In The World" - Greg Proops.

Hands down the single best podcast, ever.

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I highly recommend "Freakonomics Radio," especially the longer podcasts: very interesting look at "the hidden side of everything." "Planet Money" and "Radiolab" are very hit-or-miss IMHO (and the premise of Radiolab drives me crazy), but they can cover some very interesting topics, so I listen selectively. I second the recommendation of "This American Life;" it can be bad, bad, bad, but when it's good, oh it's good. (Many podcasts allow their archives to be downloaded for free through iTunes, but This American Life only allows free downloads of this week's episode, so be sure to update every week.)

@omnichad @elforman: It sounds like NPR is planning to assemble "best of" episodes from the ahchives of Cah Tahlk, which I think is a great idear, so we should be able to enjoy it for a whyyill yet. I list'n most weeks just to heah "home," even though I know nothing about cahs. :)

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I'm a fan of the TWiT network: This Week in Tech, Security Now, Windows Weekly, and Tech News Today.

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I like WTF, it has introduced me to alot of great stand up comics I would have never heard of otherwise.

I also like We Hate Movies. Its just a group of guys giving hour long reviews of terrible movies.

Finally NPRs Pop Culture Happy Hour. A weekly chat about books, comics, music, movies, and TV.

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Adam Carolla has a whole network. Adam's podcast, Penn Jillette, Larry Miller, Adam on cars, Adam on House repairs. It's almost too much to listen to, plus they're free.