When I play PC games where I can turn the music off I usually listen to music, totalbiscuit's vids or giantbombcast. When I go to school by train I mostly listen to music, but also to giantbomb sometimes. I'm loving giantbombcast and I''m really glad new ones come out very frequently. but what are some other good podcasts simialar to Giant Bomb?
its not video game related (although two of the McElroy's work for polygon) but My Brother, My Brother and Me is incredibly funny at times. its an advice show that relies heavily on Yahoo answers. its kind of like if the emails section of the bombcast was drawn out into its own separate podcast and the emails were sent in by legitimately insane people.
Bunch of pop culture podcasts (General Pop Culture, Videogame Music, Wrestling, Comics, Games etc.), one of which is a games podcast.
Tons and tons of movie and blu ray reviews in podcast format. Several movie centric podcasts. Game reviews in podcast format. Though it's their movie & general pop culture content where it's at.
There is nothing like the bombcast. It's at a whooooooooole other level.
Unfortunately that's true (at least for me). I tried out a lot of podcasts and while there are a few other decent to good ones out there (Idle Thumbs, One Player Podcast, Vidjagame Apocalypse, Comedy Button, /filmcast) only the Bombcast manages to hold my attention in that I listen to every episode.
The Joe Rogan Experience in that they don't hold back, curse a lot, and talk about anything (literally anything). My one main gripe is the frequent childish dude-bro dick and pussy and piss and fart joke humor (and Redban, the dim-witted sidekick). If you can get past that, there are some genuinely deep, fantastically analytical, at times bordering on intellectual discussions to be heard, and some great guests from all walks of life.
The only podcast that is remotely like the Giant Bombcast is Tell 'em Steve Dave. It's the same atmosphere of good friends sitting around and shooting the shit. It also helps that they're hilarious and regularly bust each others balls over the smallest things.
This is probably a sacrilege that I am committing here but my favourite gaming related podcast is actually "weekend confirmed" hosted by Garnett Lee.
Garnett Lee used to host the podcast at 1UP before getting hired by Shacknews. The Giant Bomb podcast tends to sometimes wander off into discussions about food and other non-gaming related stuff which I find a tad boring at times.
This particular podcast has a bit tighter structure and it tends to concentrate on discussing games.
The Comedy Button. While it is not about video games usually (gaming stuff does mix in), the people on the podcast are all involved with videogames at different sites.
The podcast is a weekly meetup for the guys to tell funny stories and just talk about weird shit happening to them.
Edit: I would recommend Episode 72. Guest Greg Tarascio talks about more Crazy Uncle Joe stories. Honestly haven't laughed so hard in a long time.
I've never found anything else that like it, but I have to go with what some other people have said about Idle Thumbs. It's a bunch of guys with a pretty great insight into video games sitting around and having a light-hearted discussion about them. It's well-worth checking out.
Thanks for all the reccomandations. Sorry, but I'd rather not listen to a podcast not about games.
I'd do like to listen to a podcast that talks mainly about games, but also about other things sometimes(which bombcast definitely does)
I'm going to try some of the suggestions out the next time I feel like listening to something while playing a game.
The backlog episodes of GFW Radio and 1Up Yours are a good listen if you haven't heard them yet. They are still held in high regard even now, 4 years after they got cancelled.
I listened to every GFW again not too long ago, the show holds up.
Unfortunately the gaming podcast world has been gimped since the 1up radio days. The only gaming podcasts that I can tolerate:
- The Bombcast
- Pointless (Kevin Pereira's podcast, it covers gaming for about 20% of the podcast, the rest of the time is filled with Kevin Pereira humour)
- Gamers With Jobs
- Weekend Confirmed
- Rebel FM
- Idle Thumbs
- Player One Podcast
- That Video Game Podcast
Of all these podcasts the closest to the bombcast would probably be Toucharcade (hosted by former Giantbomb duder Brad Nicholson), Gamers With Jobs, sometimes Rebel FM, sometimes Weekend Confirmed, TVGP, and Pointless.
Even though you said you have no interest in podcasts that do not focus on gaming you should try out:
- The Joe Rogan Experience
- Hardcore History