#1 Posted by PureBacon (32 posts) -

Hey Bombers, after being treated weekly to the whiskey podcasts - I want more!

I just listened to all of Ken Levine's 'Irrational Podcasts' and absolutely love learning about game development in all cycles,

Any other video-game-loving casts to indulge my ears?

Thanks!

#2 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

Once you go "The Ricky Gervais Show", you can never go back. So hold off listening to that as long as you can. Once you've heard the ramblings of madman Karl Pilkington (on that podcast) almost everything falls flat in comparison, for a very long time.

#3 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

MBMBAM- realy great podcast

#4 Posted by DAFTPUNK (1213 posts) -

@buzz_killington said:

Once you go "The Ricky Gervais Show", you can never go back. So hold off listening to that as long as you can. Once you've heard the ramblings of madman Karl Pilkington (on that podcast) almost everything falls flat in comparison, for a very long time.

This

#5 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1769 posts) -

8-4

#6 Posted by twigger89 (278 posts) -

@slightconfuse said:

MBMBAM- realy great podcast

Such a great podcast, I second this

#7 Posted by ckeats (489 posts) -

Gary Whitta and Colin Campbell do the "Game Business" podcast, and they have an old one called "Game Theory" I've been enjoying Game Business, but I haven;t checked out the Theory one yet, sounds like what you're looking for.

Less game related, but I've been enjoying the Smodcast recently. The one where they talk about Harry Potter and they do a ton of Voldermort impressions was hilarious.

#8 Posted by j_kopplin (7 posts) -

Radio Lab is one of the most interesting things to which I've ever listened. It's an NPR show from WNYC, New York Public Radio. It's also available as a podcast. They basically take a broad science topic and cover it in numerous fascinating ways. Not game related but really worth your time. On The Media is another interesting NPR show which basically covers what's going on in the media from law to technology and many other aspects. They occasionally cover gaming topics. When they do, it's some of the most respectful well researched content I've heard about games in the mainstream media. They even did a whole episode about taking games seriously as a medium last year.

#9 Posted by Kidavenger (3570 posts) -

Coverville is my favorite podcast.

The Final Score, gamers talking about the games they are playing.

Tell em Steve Dave, 30 somethings riping on pop culture / the news, it's great.

Film Sack, for the love of old bad movies.

This American Life is also good.

The Incredible Podcast of Amazing Awesomeness, two game journalists that rarely talk about games.

All the Whisky media family podcasts

#10 Posted by Baillie (4195 posts) -

XFM Radio Show with Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington.

The Ricky Gervais Show Podcasts

#11 Posted by Grumbel (910 posts) -
#12 Posted by masterpaperlink (1843 posts) -

All the great podcasts are dead or dying, the only funny ones have nothing to do with games. MBMBAM and comedy button are both good. In terms of game podcasts i only really enjoy bombcast and ign uk (all the other ign podcasts are terrible).

#13 Posted by Witzig (327 posts) -

@masterpaperlink said:

All the great podcasts are dead or dying, the only funny ones have nothing to do with games. MBMBAM and comedy button are both good. In terms of game podcasts i only really enjoy bombcast and ign uk (all the other ign podcasts are terrible).

Three Red Lights was a really good IGN podcast but then it just died one day.

#14 Posted by ColinWright (741 posts) -
#15 Posted by dropabombonit (1491 posts) -

Talkradar Lasertime VGMpire Podcast Beyond Game Scoop

#16 Posted by masterpaperlink (1843 posts) -
#17 Posted by amigocesar (14 posts) -

Girl on Guy with Aisha Tyler is very much up our gaming alley.

other good ones are:

  • The Adam Carolla Show
  • Doug Loves Movies
  • The HAWPcast
  • The Vergecast
  • Onion Radio News
  • Stuff You Should Know
  • BBC World News

and of course, Behind the Screened Door and This is Only a Test.

Hope this helps :)

#18 Posted by Old_Corncob (134 posts) -

Mike and Tom Eat Snacks

Hooting Yard on the Air

Mysterious Universe

This is Only a Test

These are my favorites. They are better than any TV show or Movie. Podcasts rule.

#19 Posted by Ezekeilpurger (322 posts) -

Uhh Yeah Dude. Their website is down right now, but you could probably download the latest ep from itunes or zune or junk like that.

For real the funniest two guys I've ever heard.

#20 Posted by PureBacon (32 posts) -

Thanks all,

#22 Posted by DylanGW (130 posts) -

I love pod-casts, and once 1up had all the lay-offs and there was exodus of talent, the podcasts were either cancelled or never the same. GFW Radio may have been the best podcast of all time. It was funnier than most podcasts which claim to be funny, and smarter than most podcasts that claim to be smart. It featured Shawn Elliot who you know from the Irrational Behaviour pod-casts who indulged with game-theory talk and personal stories from high school and childhood. I still enjoy Retronauts on 1up and 8-4 Play for retro-gaming discussion and Japanese gaming discussion.

Retronauts/8-4 Play: http://www.1up.com/do/minisite?cId=3144909

The Bethesda Podcast: http://www.bethblog.com/podcast/

Similar to Irrational Behaviour except for Bethesda studios

A Life Well Wasted: http://alifewellwasted.com/

A one of a kind podcasts by Robert Ashley (formerly GFW Radio) where interviews are spliced up with musical interludes. Each episode was lovingly crafted over a period of months. The downside is there's only a few episodes and there will never be new ones, however the ones that were made are timeless.

Chatterbox Video Game Radio: http://chatterboxgameshow.com/

Hosted by a couple of older guys with less-than-mainstream taste in videogames. They often provide interesting insight into the mechanics of games, what makes games worth playing, and legal issues revolving around the game industry. One of the hosts (Ara) was a lead designer on the videogame "The Red Star".

One Life Left: http://www.onelifeleft.com/

A British podcast where people familiar with games or not so familiar with games speak about their experiences with a particular game.

Game Business Podcast: http://games.ign.com/articles/119/1196870p1.html

The spiritual successor to the "Game Theory" podcast where the videogame industry is discussed at length.

Brainy Gamer: http://www.brainygamer.com/the_brainy_gamer/podcast/

A podcast hosted by a film studies professor who has a particular interest in videogames. He often interviews prominent indie developers and video game journalists.

Another Castle: http://gamedesignadvance.com/?page_id=1616

High level game design discussion.

Idle Thumbs: http://www.idlethumbs.net/archive

No new episodes will be created, but the humour in this podcast rivals GFW radio....though nothing could be as funny as GFW Radio (besides the Ricky Gervais Show).

#23 Edited by Ramone (2972 posts) -

The only podcasts I listen to with any regularity other than the bombcast are Behind the Screened Door and MBMBAM. However me and couple of other fellow duders record our own podcast on games and shit. Here's the link to the thread: http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim/61-33394/the-mighty-skyrim-box-podcast-episode17-161111/35-524721/

So far we've recorded an episode every week for about the past 4 months. Hope you give it a listen and, most importantly, enjoy it

EDIT: Forgot to mention check out This Year podcasts. It's basically highlight episodes of recent(ish) podcasts.

#24 Edited by Commisar123 (1793 posts) -