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#1 Posted by BR4DL3I9H (259 posts) -

I listen to podcasts on my way to work, on a run or at the gym. The top podcast in my line-up is, of course, The Giantbombcast, and then the remainder of my time is spent on 1 or 2 other podcasts. I love the GBcast because it's funny and informative and it's not just the guys talking about what they have played but them delving into other serious issues, like last weeks discussion on the ethics of reviewing video games and the different hats that people adopt when they do so, and I love these kinds of discussions.

The other main video game podcast I listen to is called "4 player podcast" but I am tired of that podcast and am ready to cut it for something better. So, what podcasts would you recommend for someone who likes video games and general technology, and talks about light as well as serious topics, but with a splash of humour?

#2 Posted by natedawg_kz (234 posts) -

Obviously GBcast, Podcast Beyond, Roosterteeth Podcast and TGS Podcast

#3 Edited by BR4DL3I9H (259 posts) -

That's quite a few podcasts. Are they all video game related?

#4 Posted by RPGee (759 posts) -
#5 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2211 posts) -

Right now the Bombcast is the only one I listen to but on occasion I'll listen to what the 8-4 guys are up to.

#6 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2197 posts) -

Bombcast, 8-4 play and Tested

#7 Posted by natedawg_kz (234 posts) -

@BR4DL3I9H: Yeah except Roosterteeh Podcast they only rarely talk about games.

#8 Posted by SargeGulp (238 posts) -

I wish we had a definitive podcast thread, this topic comes up a lot.

personally: Pseudopod/EscapePod/PodCastle

RadioLab

This American Life

Idle Thumbs

8-4

/filmcast

Prime Time Sports

Cast Macabre

On the Media

Grammar Girl

Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast

Dan Carlin Hardcore HIstory

Rebel FM

The Pace Motorcycle Podcast

This is Only a Test

Stuff you should know

Good Job, Brain

The Political Gabfest/Hang Up and Listen(Slate)

#9 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (855 posts) -

@SargeGulp said:

I wish we had a definitive podcast thread, this topic comes up a lot.

personally: Pseudopod/EscapePod/PodCastle

RadioLab

This American Life

Idle Thumbs

8-4

/filmcast

Prime Time Sports

Cast Macabre

On the Media

Grammar Girl

Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast

Dan Carlin Hardcore HIstory

Rebel FM

The Pace Motorcycle Podcast

This is Only a Test

Stuff you should know

Good Job, Brain

The Political Gabfest/Hang Up and Listen(Slate)

Do you have a lot of spare time or something?

#10 Posted by SargeGulp (238 posts) -

@Imsorrymsjackson: I usually listen to podcasts at work. As well as exercise and just about anytime I'm playing a game or reading/studying I have one on.

#11 Posted by Castiel (2528 posts) -

Bombcast... that's it.

The rest of you are fucking traitors!

#12 Posted by Village_Guy (2492 posts) -

@Castiel said:

Bombcast... that's it.

The rest of you are fucking traitors!

That's right!

BURN! Burn the traitorous heathens!

#13 Posted by audioBusting (1477 posts) -

I've just started listening to Retsutalk, it's really interesting if you watch way too many Let's Plays like I do. The newest episode talks about about Pewdiepie as a Let's Player and the hosts' joke video "Adults React to Pewdiepie", and the internet drama is just fascinating.

The Legacy Music Hour and Top Score podcasts are great if you're interested in video game music. Other than that I listen to the Joystiq Podcast, The Besties, Official Playstation Blogcast, and a bunch other non-gaming-related podcasts.

#14 Posted by RustySanderke (117 posts) -
  • Bombcast
  • Podcast Beyond
  • Gamescoop
  • 8-4 Play
#15 Posted by Hunter5024 (5542 posts) -

Bombcast, Comicvine Podcast, 8-4 Play, This American Life, and The Thrilling Adventure Hour. Kind of wish I could find one that's more of a general discussion type show with funny personalities like the bombcast, but haven't had any luck yet.

#16 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

How has nobody brought up My Brother, My Brother, And Me yet? Y'all disappoint me.

(MBMBAM is great because it's a comedy show hosted by the McElroy brothers, 2 of which are games journalists currently at Polygon)

#17 Posted by RazielCuts (2930 posts) -

Bombcast

Idle Thumbs

My Brother My Brother and Me

Good Job Brain

Geekbox

Polygon's Besties (thinking of retiring this soon though)

Gamers with Jobs

This American Life

Weekend Confirmed

The Satellite Dish

iFanboy

8-4 Play (I download this but rarely listen to it, mark mcdonald et al bug me, only good for Japanese launch stuff so I'll probs listen to it when the Wii launches etc)

#18 Posted by cannonballBAM (591 posts) -

Were Alive, Giant Bombcast and Tested.

Online
#19 Posted by BeachThunder (11697 posts) -
  • This American Life (Thanks to whoever it was that recommended it last time this kind of thread appeared)
  • Radiolab
  • Stuff You Should Know
#20 Posted by Kieran_ES (258 posts) -

Everyone interested in games should be listening to Idle Thumbs. Some of the best criticism in the industry happens there.

Oh and My Brother, My Brother and Me.

#21 Posted by Onkel_Apan (56 posts) -

the Atheist Experience

Comedy Bang Bang: the podcast

On Cinema (Tim Heideckers movie podcast)

This is only a Test

WTF with Marc Maron (only if someone i find interesting is on)

Filmdrunk Frotcast (the second best podcast right now)

The Big Three podcast (The best and funniest podcast in the world, if you have seen the movie "Windy City Heat" and know the story about Perry Karamello this is gold)

8-4 play

Bombcast

then some Swedish podcast no one cares about

#22 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (855 posts) -

@SargeGulp said:

@Imsorrymsjackson: I usually listen to podcasts at work. As well as exercise and just about anytime I'm playing a game or reading/studying I have one on.

I wish I had a job where I could listen to anything at all!!

#23 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1255 posts) -

Other than the Bombcast, the only other podcast I listen to is the Figure 4 Weekly/Wrestling Observer podcast. I listen to the free episodes because I'm too cheap to spend money on another membership.

#24 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -
  • Bombcast
  • This is Only a Test
  • 8-4 Play
  • My Brother, My Brother and Me
#25 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -

Behind the screened door.... Oh wait.....

#26 Posted by ShaggE (6331 posts) -

Regulars:

Bombcast

MBMBaM

The Comedy Button

The Besties

Occasional:

Whatever grabs my attention on AV Club's Podmass

How Did This Get Made?

Retronauts

WTF with Marc Maron

Good Job, Brain!

Stop Podcasting Yourself

Bullseye

Jordan, Jesse, Go!

Stuff You Should Know

All Songs Considered

Very, very occasional:

Who Charted? (I can't stand their humor style anymore, but the guests are great)

#27 Edited by Disconnect (68 posts) -
#28 Posted by CaLe (3911 posts) -

I just download the Bombcast from here. I do subscribe to some on iTunes, but I don't listen to them as regularly as the Bombcast.

Oh I also sometimes listen to http://onpoint.wbur.org/ Tom Ashbrook is a really great radio host.

#29 Edited by PolygonSlayer (419 posts) -

Not that many actually, I used to listen to way more.

- Bombcast

- 8-4 Play

- The Atheist Experience

umm.. yeah, that's about it :)

#30 Edited by TheIronWeasel (26 posts) -
  • Bombcast
  • This is Only a Test
  • 8-4 Play
  • Podcast Unlocked (IGN Xbox)
  • Podcast Beyond (IGN Playstation)
  • No More Whoppers
  • The Besties (Polygon)
  • PC Gamer US Podcast
  • IGN Gamescoop
#31 Posted by Dimsey (948 posts) -

The Bombcast is the only one I listen to regularly.

If I find myself with more time to kill than I thought I'd have occasionally I seek out Kevin Smith's Smodcast and Fatman on Batman.

And sometimes Nerdist if I see any good guests.

#32 Posted by Kerned (1169 posts) -

Pretty much every week:

  • Bombcast (obviously)
  • Gamers with Jobs
  • Judge John Hodgman
  • Boardwalk Empire AfterBuzz (until the season ends anyway)

Fairly frequently:

  • MBMBaM
  • Podtoid (there can often be a bit too much over-the-top "zaniness," but I generally like Jim Sterling)
  • Cane and Rinse (great, in-depth, focused podcast, but very spoilery if you haven't played the game they are talking about)
  • Digital Gonzo (when I am interested in the movie, game, etc. that they will be discussing)
#33 Posted by Phatmac (5721 posts) -

YOU MUST ALL LISTEN TO MBMBAM.

#34 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4929 posts) -

The Bombcast and... the Bombcast.

#35 Edited by crusader8463 (14412 posts) -

Bombcast and tested from time to time. For awhile I was listening to the 8-4 and Comedy Button shows but I lost interest in them after awhile.

#36 Posted by hermes (1376 posts) -
#37 Posted by hakunin (384 posts) -

I am currently subscribing to...

8-4 Play

Gamespot GamePlay

Giant Bombcast (duh)

Idle Thumbs

Idle Book Club

My Brother, My Brother and Me

Polygons The Besties

The Bugle

Epic Battle Cry and The Axe Factor

This American Life

Uhh Yeah Dude

#38 Posted by McLargepants (361 posts) -

Bombcast, 8-4 Play, The Tobolowsky Files, /filmcast, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Idle Thumbs, Tested, How Did This Get Made, The Vergecast, Firewall and Iceberg Cast, The Watching Dead (and other TV show specific casts, when they are in season). I think that's all of them.

#39 Posted by Xel (114 posts) -

The main ones I listen to are:

1. The Giantbombcast

2. Freakonomics Radio Podcast

3. Stuff You Should Know

These three fill up the commute nicely, especially the bombcast.

#40 Posted by InternetJames (76 posts) -

Not much to add, but hailing from the UK; I would be remissed to not mention the likes of PC Gamer UK and The Empire Podcast (films and some of the more high-profile interviews I heard on a podcast). Kevin Smith's Batman stuff is alright, if you can get through people weeping over batman storylines (No joke, people cry in that thing).

O and Gamespot Gameplay, cause it quite good most of the time... sometimes... It's quite entertaining. Keep at it Kevin!

#41 Posted by raidingkvatch (1149 posts) -

Bombcast, Gamespot Gameplay, Citizen Radio (a progressive/liberal politics/news podcast which is pretty funny, and really awesome), The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, Double Feature (a cool movie podcast where they cover two movies, usually with some kind of theme in common, although often the theme is a pretty big stretch), Harmontown (Dan Harmon's podcasted stage show) and I often listen to This is Only a Test.

I also feature on a comics podcast, LUU Comic Soc-Cast for my university's comics society (which I'm the secretary of), and a media analysis/current affairs podcast, In the Sprawl, with two other lefty-liberal dudes.

#42 Edited by mbr2 (559 posts) -

The only podcast I can stand these days is Idle Thumbs and also their book podcast.

#43 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1233 posts) -

Giant Bombcast (of course), Gamespot Gameplay, CAGcast, 2 chimps on a Davenport, and Radioradar. All of them are awesome!

#44 Posted by BR4DL3I9H (259 posts) -

Thanks everyone. I am going to check out a few of these podcasts. In all honesty though, I only have time about an extra hour or two on top o the GBC, so unless these podcasts are an hour long each, then I will probably only have room for another one.
 
I have a follow up question, if you would kindly humour me. When you try out a new podcast, how many episode do you give it before you decide to make it part of your regular rotation or to ditch it like a expired hobbo?

#45 Posted by LikeaSsur (1495 posts) -
  • The Giant Bombcast
  • The Instance
  • The Morning Stream
  • Hypothetical Help
  • Stuff You Should Know

I give a podcast about 5 or 6 episodes before I decide what to do with it, with a couple exceptions if it's really terrible (like Radiolab).

#46 Posted by Nux (2305 posts) -

The Bombcast. Its all I really have time for and the only one I want to listen to really.

#47 Posted by Bane (386 posts) -
  • Giant Bombcast
  • This Is Only a Test
  • This Week In Tech
  • Mysterious Universe
  • StarTalk Radio
  • Major Nelson Radio
#48 Posted by Zuldim (288 posts) -
#49 Posted by SecondHeartbeat (35 posts) -
  • Giant Bombcast
  • Idle Thumbs
  • The Idle Book Club
  • Rooster Teeth
  • Comic Vine
  • 8-4 Play
  • Major Nelson
  • Gamers With Jobs
  • 1UP
  • CAGcast

In order of enjoyment : ]

#50 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7050 posts) -

Bombcast

MBMBaM

Besties

Satellite Dish

Judge John Hodgman