Thursday, 5 May 2016

Podcasts I'm listening to 2016; part two

I'm sure you've only been dying to hear what I'm listening to that I haven't already mentioned,
I'm moving to a different country soon, which sounds far more exciting than it actually is, but
I'm trying to streamline things so I can bring only the things I need and that includes podcasts which is borderline unnecessary I know but here I am, at the same time it's good to see if you actually listen to and enjoy.

I've only gotten into Fiction in the last 6 months or so, they remind me of plays you could listen to on the radio back in the day.
It started with Limetown which was a recommendation from Gemmaquillage, but I didn't realise it was fiction when I started listening to the first episode and the first episode is kinda scary, especially when you're walking the dog at night like I was. I enjoyed it once I realised it wasn't real ha.
I then tried to find other fictional podcasts cause, sometimes you want to listen to things that aren't educational, or something you don't have to think about.
I came across Tanis and The Message. All of these podcasts are trying to figure out something, some kind of mystery, but in different ways  and they're all so good, my favourite would be Tanis, but the other two are headed by women which of course is very important.

We've all heard of The Nerdist and Bulleye with Jesse Thorn, so I won't mention them. I don't listen to a lot of them and the ones I do are a bit niche. I listen to An Irishman Abroad Lets Make Mistakes Together and Pardon My French.
 An Irishman Abroad is Jarlath Regan an irish comedian interviewing famous Irish People such as Dara O'Briain, Chris O'Dowd and Laura Whitmore, at the moment as an irish person who will soon be abroad, its nice to hear how they got on and succeeded abroad.
Lets make mistakes together is Philip DeFrancos podcast, where he interviews the people who works at sourcefed, or nerdy celebrities, like someone from Nightvale.
Pardon My French is Garance Dore interviewing and conversing with people such as Zosia Mamet, Emily Mortimer and Erin Foster, I adore Garance and will read and listen to just about anything she produces and I feel you see a different side to people when you hear them, especially when you hear them speak to someone they admire.

Sometimes you want to learn random things about your body or about superglue, and there are podcasts for that. There's Surprisingly Awesome, Hidden Brain and Only Human.
Surprisingly Awesome tries and make things that could be seen as mundane and puts it into perspective, like who doesn't want to sound cool at dinner parties that you know random facts about broccoli or  pigeons. Only Human and Hidden Brain are kinda similar to each other because they look at things such the science of fear your sanity or your kidneys.

Pop Culture Panels:
There are two pop culture panels that I love listening to. I do enjoy pop culture and its great to hear people talk about things they love like the OJ TV show, or what The Weeknd is talking about when he can't feel his face and The Oscars. There is Pop Rocket and Pop Culture Happy Hour and they are alike but different enough that I can justify listening to them both.

I wouldn't say I'm into tech things but podcast tech, is better. I'm not sure how I found Startup but I did. I'm never going to be an entrepreneur and launch a company, but Alex Bloomburg is and he recorded it, called it Startup. Its three seasons in, and it looks at different companies' experiences, the good and the bad. What came from Startup came reply all, which is two tech nerds discussing apps, internet famous dogs and the internet without being OTT techy, like its more conversational rather than patronising.

WHOO we did it, we got through this, there was a lot and here we are, at the other side. don't forget this is after I've unsubscribed to a lot of podcasts