Monday, January 04, 2016

2015 Recap - Podcasts

Podcasts! They're not just for iPods anymore!

This past year, I continued to listen to and enjoy podcasts. Whether driving to or from work or shooting villians while playing Uncharted 3 online multiplayer, podcasts were there, in a very real, very aural way.

Here were my favorites:

With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus - James Adomian: The Tom Leykis Radio Program

If you know who Tom Leykis is, this is TBS Very Funny. If not, maybe it's still pretty funny!

Comedy Bang Bang - Be My Guest, Literally!

This one features the aforementioned Lapkus as her greatest voice, Ho Ho The Naughty Elf! Ho Ho is mixed in with other great fake guests like Werner Herzog. If you like this and you want more Ho Ho in your life, check out her North Pod episodes with Santa!

The Dead Authors Podcast - L. Ron Hubbard Featuring Andy Daly
(Part 1)
(Part 2)

In the wake of HBO's "Going Clear", Andy Daly performs as Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, as Paul F. Tompkins hosts as H.G. Wells. We had the pleasure of watching Mr. Daly as L. Ron during his stage show in Portland, and that was cool.

The Goddamn Dave Hill Show - Bobcat Goldthwait and Diane Neal

Bobcat and one of the assistant DA ladies from one of the "Law & Order" franchises hang out with Dave, tell some funny showbiz stories, and it's a delight.


Mlada said...

Our family tends to listen together to three podcasts, maybe not weekly, but often: The Nintendo Voicechat from IGN, anything from Radiolab, and Top Score (about video game music).

dn said...

Well, Ho Ho is certainly a naughty elf so it's definitely not a family-friendly character.

Family-friendly ones I routinely listen to are:

Song Exploder (artists describing how their song was created)
I Was There Too (about unfamous actors in famous movies)
Mystery Show (Solving mysteries the internet can't answer, like "How tall is Jake Gyllenhaal, really?" You guys would like this!)
and, weirdly enough, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show. Since it airs on the radio, there are no swear words.

smmcclure said...

I could listen to James Adomian's "Tom Leykis..." episode once a week, and it would never stop being funny to me.

If you're looking for a short yet informative listen, I recommend the "Stuff You Should Know" episode on plasma gasification/waste conversion. Fascinating stuff.

"99% Invisible" tends to offer short, well-produced episodes on unconventional topics. Episode 170 ("Children of the Magenta/Automation Paradox, pt.1") was pretty captivating, even if it did nothing to ease my concerns about my impending flight to Portland.