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Offline MH

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Podcast Culture
« on: June 16, 2017, 12:25:04 pm »
On transit, and going to sleep at night I listen to 'podcasts'.

On transit, I like mentally stimulating and current events related information, so:

-WTF Podcast - interviews of artists
-Canadaland - the Canadian media and political landscape
-Radiolab - interesting stories from WNYC south of the border, basically a more interesting CBC

At night, I listen to old time radio shows which lull me to sleep.  There are too many shows to mention, but I like mystery, suspense, sci-fi.

I introduced 'A Logic Named Joe' here on another thread:
http://canadianpoliticalevents.createaforum.com/general-discussion/google-culture/

I'd be interested if someone gave that a listen....

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 08:48:32 am »
I like Sam Harris' podcast.   Also Joe Rogan can be good. 

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 12:38:03 pm »

I introduced 'A Logic Named Joe' here on another thread:
http://canadianpoliticalevents.createaforum.com/general-discussion/google-culture/

I'd be interested if someone gave that a listen....

I did.  I was impressed that it originally aired in 1955 and yet was so prescient for the turn of the century.   

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 01:52:30 pm »
I like Sam Harris' podcast.   Also Joe Rogan can be good.

I don't often listen to podcasts, but I did listen to an episode of Sam Harris where he interviewed Megan Phelps, who was a prominent member of the Westboro Baptist Church and fled, along with her sister Grace.  Megan is a fascinating person with a compelling story, and it was a terrific interview.

I've listened to a bit of Joe Rogan.  He's also an interesting person. He has some interesting ideas about life and consciousness and the universe, but he seems to often veer into conspiratard territory, which is a big turn-off for me.

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 10:24:38 pm »
I don't often listen to podcasts, but I did listen to an episode of Sam Harris where he interviewed Megan Phelps, who was a prominent member of the Westboro Baptist Church and fled, along with her sister Grace.  Megan is a fascinating person with a compelling story, and it was a terrific interview.

I've listened to a bit of Joe Rogan.  He's also an interesting person. He has some interesting ideas about life and consciousness and the universe, but he seems to often veer into conspiratard territory, which is a big turn-off for me.

 -k

Agree completely about Rogan.  It really depends on the guest.  He's not the smartest guy, although he tries really hard!   He's entertaining and interesting. 

Al of Sam Harris' stuff is as good as the Phelps interview.   His stuff on A.I. is particularly interesting.  He has some great guests. 

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 05:14:44 am »
http://www.sleepwithmepodcast.com/

Wife and I now listen to this guy, Scooter, who rambles on about nothing in an almost-monotone and half-amusing voice.  Faves so far: "Lake Ontario, can I call you 'Teri' ?"

It's the kind of thing that you need when you can't get to sleep and need something to... zzzzzzzzz

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 10:16:28 am »
I like listening to the BBC World News podcast.  I also subscribe to The World at 6 from CBC, Ideas, Ted Talks, and all that ****.  I like to pretend I'm cultured.
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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 05:13:35 am »
https://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/fan-show-theories.htm

This is GREAT !

If you liked:

Saved by the bell
Murder She Wrote
St. Elsewhere
Gilligan's Island
The Jetsons/Flintstones

You have to listen to these crazy fan theories....

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2018, 05:57:47 am »
http://www.sleepwithmepodcast.com/

Cure for insomnia PLUS a new narrative art form unlike any other.  Middle-aged nerd culture and the digitization of meandering mentality.


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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2018, 06:24:23 am »
http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-898-david-mamet

@Kimmy - David Mamet, ostensibly one of America's great writers, on the mic. 

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2018, 08:34:40 pm »
http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-898-david-mamet

@Kimmy - David Mamet, ostensibly one of America's great writers, on the mic.

 Glengarry Glen Ross was brilliant, but it made it obvious that Mamet had never been part of any working class group.  No-one swears like that.
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Time for bed said Zebedee...

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2018, 09:07:40 pm »
Glengarry Glen Ross was brilliant, but it made it obvious the Mamet had never been part of any working class group.  No-one swears like that.

Listen to the show.  He sold carpeting and other things on the phone.  I saw it right away when I viewed the film, as I have done that also.

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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2018, 05:49:22 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVDrcIUNGuE

Norm MacDonald.  Two hours and eight minutes.  I listened to all of it.  He's fascinating.

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2018, 06:57:37 am »
http://www.sleepwithmepodcast.com/

Wife and I now listen to this guy, Scooter, who rambles on about nothing in an almost-monotone and half-amusing voice.  Faves so far: "Lake Ontario, can I call you 'Teri' ?"

It's the kind of thing that you need when you can't get to sleep and need something to... zzzzzzzzz

Scooter has been reminiscing about the NY state fair of late - great for quick zzzzzs. 

GET ENOUGH SLEEP.  I get 7 hours a night minimum and naps too:

https://www.businessinsider.com/sleep-deprivation-increases-heart-disease-risk-2018-8