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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2018, 12:01:24 PM »
I listen to them on the way to and from work, cutting the grass, doing the housework, sometimes for half an hour before I go to sleep. Basically any chance I get. Would very rarely listen to the radio now. They’re great.


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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2018, 12:04:01 PM »
I would still listen to the odd episode of An Irishman Abroad but I think the interviewer is getting progressively worse at interviewing people. The Padraig Harrington one recently was decent though and the Shane Lowry one from a fortnight ago was okay but nothing special as he has stopped really asking interviewees about their background.

100% agree, it's got to the stage now where I've quit downloading them but made an exception for Harrington and Lowry.
The first few dozen were great, then after that got progressively worse , everything and everybody was referenced back to standup comedy and if the interviewee WAS a standup comic we were treated to a full on " this is how I write and prepare my stand up"! Boring after a while and to be honest he's starting to get a bit patronising.

Some of the scroobius pip interviews are good podcasts, great interviews.

Jesus he’s hard to listen to. He gets a lot of good people on to interview but his voice and his slow long drawn out way of asking questions is annoying.

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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2018, 12:37:17 PM »
Second Captains are the standard bearer in Ireland in my opinion and would give particular praise to Richie Sadliers' series of interviews called 'The Players Chair' as he gets a range of guests from all different sports. I find podcasts a great way to learn about other sports and niche topics too that the mainstream media don't always cover.

They are by no means perfect but if you are after something more GAA focused, we've done 19 one-on-one interviews with GAA players on the Real Talks podcast now. They usually last for an hour or so and focus on sport, life, passions and life outside the sporting bubble - we just tried to show a different side to GAA players. Kevin McManamon, Eamon McGee, Oisin McConville, Brendan Maher, Cora Staunton and Philly McMahon have been the most popular episodes so far. If interested, you can find them at RealTalks.ie or search 'Real Talks' into your podcast app.

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« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2018, 01:30:43 PM »
Crimetown is a good real crime one about Providence, Rhode Island and their corruption, mafia etc.

I was recommended S Town and it started good but tailed off badly I thought. Last few episodes I was going through the motions to listen to them.

Must start that Serial. Think it is the same crew that do S Town.

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« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2018, 01:33:49 PM »
Crimetown is a good real crime one about Providence, Rhode Island and their corruption, mafia etc.

I was recommended S Town and it started good but tailed off badly I thought. Last few episodes I was going through the motions to listen to them.

Must start that Serial. Think it is the same crew that do S Town.
Yeah Crimetown definitely worth a listen. Some characters in it.

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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2018, 01:57:24 PM »
My Dad Wrote a Porno is very funny.
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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2018, 02:00:32 PM »
The Blindboy Podcast is the best about at the minute.


Couldn't agree more. Brilliant stuff.

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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2018, 02:01:51 PM »
Slow Burn by Slate.com, which is about Watergate, is great.
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2018, 04:05:53 PM »
If future technology, AI etc float your boat then I'd recommend the Anatomy of Next.

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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2018, 10:41:35 PM »
I'd listen to quite a few different ones, some every week and some I dabble in.

Joe Rogan occasionally, just because I'm a mega leftie liberal and he's about the closest thing to a right winger I can stomach and it's no harm to listen to the other side every so often. Just a note, never watch a Joe Rogan clip on YouTube or every single one of your suggested videos will be either Joe Rogan or crazy right wing conspiracy theory videos. Brutal.

Dan Carlins hidden history. Excellent podcasts exploring different events, but they're just too long for me unless I'm on a 3 hour drive as I prefer to listen to them all in one go.

Second Captains. It's good but I don't subscribe and find the main fella Ken very annoying.


Off the Ball - Pretty much the full range but I only listen religiously to the GAA pods.

The GAA hour - The best GAA podcast by a mile even though Parkinson is a tit.

We are Ulster - they only put out the odd one so I always listen in.

Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy - Listened to all of this. Actually very interesting and Savage isn't the tit I always thought he was.


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« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2018, 08:28:55 AM »
Listening to Joe Rogan actively makes you less intelligent. Non stop pseudo scientific nonsense presented as fact.

He's alright when talking about MMA.
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« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2018, 08:53:36 AM »
The Blindboy Podcast is the best about at the minute.


Couldn't agree more. Brilliant stuff.

I really enjoy the Blindboy one.

An Irishman abroad is also excellent as James O'Briens mystery hour
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« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2018, 09:01:34 AM »
The Irish History Podcast with Finn Dwyer is excellent, particularly the series on the Famine.  It'll get your blood boiling.  He does Famine Walking tours round Dublin too, which I'll definitely be booking.

Oh, and Blindboy is great.
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« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2018, 09:07:29 AM »
Dan Carlin Hardcore History - very good the length of them as said before can kind of put you off though.
Danielle Bolleli History on Fire similar to above but more managable pieces.
Irish History Podcast has some great content as does the Irish History Show, these were what got me into podcasts


Body of Knowledge Season 1 was very good talking about anatomy and how muscles etc work and grow, Season 2 bored the pish out of me

Waking Up with Sam Harris, disagree with pretty much everything he believes but can be an interesting listen.

What Android Apps are people using, I use Podcast Addict and have to say I find it very good.

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« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2018, 09:09:27 AM »
I use podcast addict as well. It was the first one i came across so I have just continued to use that.

I have no idea if its the best option or not?

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