Rupaul's interview with Natasha Lyonne is one of his best
Rupaul's interview with Natasha Lyonne is one of his best
"Making Oprah" is a good 4 or 5 episode podcast on NPR that gives a lot of behind the scenes info when the show became huge
Straight up with Stassi
Both of those R1 & 2 interest me.
I like listening to old recordings of Desert Island Discs - I'm not sure if they're considered podcasts - but I'll link. They're fascinating. But, being England, many of the people are very dreary.
Now - to find them.
Petula Clark >>
here's the channel
248 episodes for you to leaf through >>
Thanks, R4. I was looking for something that wasn't about politics or current social problems...
Angela Rye has a new podcast. If you watch CNN than you know who Angela is. I will definitely be supporting her. That's my girl.
Another thing I love listening to are old radio shows from the 60s - so great hearing all those great songs being played on the radio in their own time.
This starts with The Monkees >>
Natalie Wood on Desert Island Discs >>
I relax with an extended playlist of podcasts on weekends, so here are some favorites:
Nancy (gay themed, from WNYC)
Le Show (Harry Shearer)
Majority Report (Sam Seder)
Sewers of Paris (Matt Baume)
Larry Wilmore - Black on the Air
Understanding Today's Narcissist (Trump era essential!)
Gay USA (Andy Humm, Ann Northrop)
Rachel Maddow (audio)
Star Talk Radio / Star Talk Allstars (Neil Tyson, Eugene Mirman)
On the Media
Ted Talks (audio version)
And while not strictly a podcast, Hearts of Space's deep ambient show is free to stream from their website on Sundays. Intensely relaxing way to recharge ahead of the new week.
Two Dope Queens from NPR have some very excellent comics but the explicit "girl talk" between the hosts quickly goes from being kinda funny to kinda annoying.
R9. Thanks. Never heard of any of those.
^^^^Oops, forgot DL doesn't like https links. Just Google Hearts of Space, and relax.
...certain links. Just Google Hearts of Space, and relax.
You must remember this - old Hollywood The Bowery Boys NYC history Happier with Gretchen Rubin easy tangible ways to improve your life, great insights on happiness. They walk among us - British true crime
My faves right now. I'm gonna try RuPaul and hearts of space -thx for the suggestions!
I've been listening to the Sleep With Me podcast at night. I was having a huge insomnia problem, but now I'm asleep within 10 minutes.
Natalie Wood comes across as charming and she had a beautiful speaking voice. Perfect pitch.
I just counted, I'm subscribed to 68 podcasts but only listen to about 10 regularly because of time. When do people usually tune in? On the trail and in my car are really the only times.
Rupaul does have some of the best poscasts. He's surprisingly astute for being a high school dropout.
A must-listen podcast if you're into US politics is Background Briefing, available at IanMasters.com
Four days a week, plus one weekend day, the host has on Washington insiders. I almost always find it incredibly enlightening, because it goes into all the nefarious crap going on in DC that cable news either does not touch or does not go into depth on.
I can't recommend Background Briefing enough and just wish every American would listen to it because then we wouldn't be in the mess we are in.
Waking Up with Sam Harris
Thanks for the great suggestions guys - and girls?
Searching for quality podcasts on Google is random and too general.
My Favorite Murder, Throwing Shade, Feast of Fun, Matt & Doree's Eggcellent Adventure, Shane Dawson's Podcast...to name a few of Many.
Pod save America; Financial Times Big Read has some interesting topics occasionally.
Finding Richard Simmons is wonderful, even if you don't care an iota about him. Well-done and funny and the narrator has a great voice (I've scrapped so many podcasts simply because the narrator either has an irritating voice or simply doesn't speak well).
I'm going to try Sleep With Me tonight to see if it works.
I like "Dumb Gay Politics" with Brandy Howard and Julie Goldman.
BBC Radio 4 - Desert Island Discs, George Michael
You Muat Remember This - the Hollywood history one. I'm obsessed! So well done!
Reply All, Uhh yeah dude, Guys we fucked
I really enjoy the Switched on Pop podcast. The hosts are a musicologist and a composer, and they break down contemporary pop songs musically. Like really geeky music theory stuff like chord progressions and studio techniques, but done in an accessible way. Really fascinating.
How Did This Get Made is wonderful, a show about terrible movies. I also love Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, with interviews with fringe Hollywood figures from the past.
Has anyone listened to the new podcast from the LA Times called Dirty John?
It is well done but so infuriating to listen to. How can that family be so stupid? I bet they all voted for Trump.
Currently loving these three:
Tom&Lorenzo's Pop Style Opinionfest
Who Shot Ya? with Ricky Carmona, April Wolfe and Alonso Duralde
PopRocket with Louis Virtel, Alonso Duralde, Karen Tongson and Wynter Mitchell
True Crime Obsessed hosted by Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle.
Patrick and Gillian review true crime documentaries and even if you don't like those kind of films, the two of them are hilarious. DL might especially like their review of "Casting JonBenet" a documentary about Colorado actors auditioning for a role in a crime reenactment movie.
Have you tried "Crimewriters On..." R36? Four crimewriters review true crime and mystery releases (TV and podcasts, mostly). Find them very entertaining.
I too like Gilbert Godfried's podcast, and miss his mini-episodes that you can only get by subscription.
For True Crime stuff, I just started the second season of The Accused.
My go tos are: Ru Paul: What's the tee with Michelle Visage
Unqualified with Anna Faris
Judge John Hodgman
The I am Rapaport Stereo podcast
WTF with Marc Maron
Michael Ian Blacks's podcast
I listen when getting ready for work, driving, and to relax when in bed.
After listening to Marc Maron and RuPaul guesting on each other's podcasts, I could easily picture them hooking up or dating casually. They had a lot in common, and you could tell that Marc was very intrigued.
The Final Word Podcast with Frangela
Reid This Reid That with Joy Reid
TLo's Pop Style Opinionfest
1947 Meet the Press Podcast
Tell Me Something I don't know
Pod Save America
Derek and Romaine (but it is sort of a hybrid podcast/radio show)
Is anyone else listening to Tanis?
Can their not be sort of a makeshift collaborative Datalounge podcast where various random users pick a thread and read the comments?
I would like to spend two hours lying around reading about the Italian American experience in Colorado, but I have a house to clean.
How has no one mentioned Ronna & Beverly?!?
I listen to
Feast of Fun
Bad gay movies = bitchy gay men
Moviesign with the Mads
Gilbert Godfrieds Amazing Colossal Podcast
Leonard Lopate 😭
I too like Gilbert Godfried's podcast, and miss his mini-episodes that you can only get by subscription.
Wait am I missing something? Is there a pay option to get the mini eps? They’re my favorite and I noticed they hadn’t done one in a while. I’m “subscribed” on my iphones podcast app but I don’t pay anything.
What podcasts don't consist of excessive naval gazing or excessive self-talk? I tried listening to an episode of The Heavyweight (by accident, thanks Alexa) and the hosts narration of his own thoughts about some therapist he was interviewing for the story (about a car v. pedestrian accident) were so distracting I had to stop. The TAL approach was kind of novel 10-15 years ago, now it's an old hat. I'm sure it was a nice story, but instead of hearing about the victim finally meeting the driver, I mostly heard about the therapist's aftershave and the producer's treadmill desk. Get to the point, please. Same for podcasts with two hosts, the alpha geek one-uppance wears thin real fast.
For anyone who is a fan of true crime, I have to recommend the parody podcast "Done Disappeared". Hysterical. The episodes are only 10 minutes long, so it's worth it to give it a shot. It definitely mocks programs like "Up and Vanished", etc. but you may see the humor even if you haven't listened to the real stuff.
Can't find links to the podcast on its website, so here's a different link.
Any new ones?
r51 TIME just release a list of 50 best podcasts of 2018 (in their opinion, of course) so perhaps you might find some interesting new stuff there. I know I have.
I love RuPaul and his wife Michelle Visage. Great couple!
In order of preference:
My Favorite Murder
Pod Save America
Last Podcast on the Left
You Must Remember This
The Bonfire are a good hang. Just teo regular guys talking shit about pop culture.
I used to love listening to Rude Jude's podcast. Then it ended.
Rune Soup, Me & Paranormal You and Feast of Fun
Casefile: Aussie true crime— no banter, no personalities, just impeccably researched and covers more off-the-radar cases.
Keep It: Ira and Louis are fun, Kara can be a bit of a drag
The Frank Skinner show from the UK. My beloved godparents were English from the Black Country and he sounds a bit like them. The podcast is described as like having coffee with your friends and that’s pretty much it.
We Hate Movies
r64 Are all of them straight? Because the latest episode sounds intriguing but I really don't want to listen to a lecture on gay jokes from four straight dudes.
There is an enormous amount of great radio and podcast content available from the BBC. News, commentary, comedy, drama, documentaries, arts and culture stuff.
Lately I've been loving "Archive on BBC4" which has dozens of hours of eclectic, fascinating and enjoyable programming, with every episode completely different from the last.
I just recently discovered a podcast on YouTube called Trace Evidence and it’s a true crime show that documents missing persons and unsolved murder cases. It’s basically just one guy who does a ton of research on these cases and lays them out for the listener. He does a little bit of hypothesizing but mostly leaves it up to you to decide. It’s very well done for a low budget podcast done by a single person.
R65 3 of them are married and i think the other has a gf. I haven't listened to their latest episode.
There’s another huge thread with podcast recommendations and searching podcast doesn’t bring it up ....
I’m looking for good self-help, get over a breakup kind of stuff..
Did no one mention "Criminal"? Love that podcast.
R71, Dear Sugars is spot-on.
r69 So I listened to their latest episode and it was the straightest thing I have ever experienced in my life. Please tell me you're either straight yourself or at the very least an exclusive top who doesn't suck cock and kiss on the mouth? Because that is one super-masc podcast choice right there.
My favourite podcast on bad movies is "The Flophouse". I think they're all straight too, but have a less blokey vibe; I've got something of a platonic crush on Elliott.
r75 Thanks, I'll check it out! WhoShotYa is the only movie podcast I'm listening to right now and I've been wanting to add some more for the longest time now.
The Final Word with Frangela
The Joy Reid Podcast
Adam Sank Podcast
Lore Unexplained Tanis The Black Tapes The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps
R71 honey if you want to feel better about your love life, go to YT and listen to hours of old LOVELINE. It’s like a time capsule documenting a more innocent time for lovers, plus Dr. Drew Pinsky’s soothing tones will make you feel less anxious.
A History of the World in 100 Objects. S***House, Pod Save America, Skeptics Guide to the Universe, Stay Tuned with Preet Bahara. Opening Arguments is really good too. A very smart DC lawyer explains to a novice the legal realities of what is going on in the news.
Above recommended, dear sugars, love it thanks.
I’m also digging Reply All. They investigate tech or internet mysteries.
2 Broke Queens
Late Night Whenever
R74 Lol at those being my only 2 options.
r83 Yes! Now pick one already! The suspense is killing me; I need to know.
Many of my favorites have already been listed: My Favorite Murder, Last Podcast on the Left, Throwing Shade..
One that hasn't is TBTL (Too Beautiful to Live)...it's a daily M-F podcast hosted by Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh. It's like sitting at a table with two middle-aged straight friends who speak an uncensored flow that alternates between banal, profound, insightful, and humorous. It's something I listened to as I fell asleep, and now I look forward to it everyday. It really grew on me...go figure...
So this thread is the best result from a search on DL. If there's a more active or recent one, I apologize for bumping.
I stumbled across this compelling podcast from the BBC. I had heard something about the discoveries a few years ago, but had no idea about the background to the story, let alone the scope of what happened.
The Home Babies, a story about an Irish village and its home for unwed mothers, where people kept many 20th-century secrets, only discovered lately.
For those looking for true crime, I'd suggest "Crime Writers On...". I've recommended them here before. The started out by offering reviews and perspectives on Serial, but now they'll review and comment on any new true crime podcast or tv show. In recent weeks, they've covered "In The Dark", "The Staircase", and "The RFK Tapes". Usually after their review, I'll know whether I want to spend the time listening to a podcast.
Settling the Score—A gentle (but fun) takedown of the AFI’s top 25 film scores.
Two important voices of the Resistance:
Gaslit Nation - Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa
What is The Weekly List?
The “new normal” of American politics is not normal. The Weekly List reminds us of that. On a weekly basis, the List tracks specific news stories representing eroding norms under the current regime. Taken together, they reveal a nation pushed towards authoritarianism, the wielding of unchecked governmental authority by one person or group at the expense of the freedom of those who oppose them.
The Frank Skinner Show.
He’s as funny as hell.
Mueller She Wrote
Straight Up with Stassi used to be decent because she would interview all the cast members from her show. Now she just has her unfunny comedian friend Rachel or her boyfriend and his Mom.
Thinking Sideways, True Crime Garage, Revisionist History, You Must Remember This, Freakonomics
I've been utterly bored by You Must Remember This this season.
Watch What Crappens has been my salvation. So freaking funny. Their recaps of Bravo shows are insanely funny.
R96 me too I have a few episodes of YMRT in queue and I don't even feel like listening to them. I loved Hollywood Babylon but i didn't really need it fact checked.
REMINDER: Anthony Cumia of Compound Media Podcasting has so far gotten himself banned from:
Entering the Sirius XM NY building ✔ FOX News ✔ Twitter (at least 4 times) ✔ owning guns ✔ driving ✔ and talking to minors ✔ The Stress Factory ✔ The Comedy Cellar Club ✔ and the Riotcast studios ✔
I need something nonpolitical, not about murder and one continuous story maybe like Missing Richard Simmons? Anything come to mind?
Fiction / fantasy Alice isn't dead : truck driver goes searching for her missing wife. Quite creepy. Welcome to Night Vale : radio show from the fictional town of Night Vale. Narrator's voice is really nice.
R41, not light like MRS, but Dr. Death is fantastic. Higher ratings/listeners than Serial. Give it a try.
Snap Judgement Presents Spooked, for the Halloween season!
I just listened to "Cover Up", this summer's podcast re: the Ted Kennedy/Chappaquiddick incident of 1969, and while it centered around Kennedy, I found it to be non-political, R99. Although it was about a death, but I tend to think it wasn't a murder podcast that's the type you're trying to avoid.
You could try some of "You Must Remember This", which I generally like. But I stopped listening this season because I wasn't interested in that era of Hollywood. (I prefer the 40s-70s era shows.)
Another you could consider R99 is "How Did This Get Made" which isn't a continuing story (although many of the shows have two related parts), but it goes into how some movies came about getting made. Can especially be funny if it's a crappy movie.
I know Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast is loved by some here, as they've mentioned it. I pay for the premium content; archived podcasts and Gilbert & Frank's Amazing Colossal Obsessions, which in my opinion often are more entertaining than the longer interviews (excluding Mario Cantone Christmas episodes, those I nearly wet myself listening to).
R97 check out Bitch Sesh
Love the Rich Roll podcast. He is a great interviewer and talks to range of health experts. He follows and promotes plant based diet. But he is an Ultra and Iron man , Ivy League guy. Very smart and great interviewer
He’s not a DL fav, but Enty has a fantastic podcast simply called Enty. He’s covered everything from true crime to Hollywood gossip, nice soothing voice too.
BGM: Bad Gay Movies, Bitchy Gay Men
Okay, Im looking that up right now R112. Thats right my alley.
r110 most of us here don't understand Russian. I think this is a thread for English language podcasts.
They're not always right, but I enjoy Oh No Ross & Carrie. They just released the part two of the Drinking Our Own Pee investigation.
I liked Rabbits.
And I listen to WTF with Marc Maron if he's interviewing someone I find interesting, though I don't think he's a great interviewer.
R99 I thought Missing Richard SImmons had a dark undertone, so hopefully this recommendation won't seem so left field. Glynn Washington from Snap Judgement hosted a podcast called Heaven's Gate about the trippy purple Nike spaceship suicide cult of the same name. Glynn comes from a family who followed a cult leader and he's always fun to listen to, even though this isn't fluffy stuff. Highly recommend.
I listed to the free episode from Enty's podcast and it was shit. It was basically him talking to a fan of his blog, evading every time he was asked if some A-list was a lesbian or something, can't remember, too boring and it's not free, you have to pay for it, why?
Pay for Enty? Oh no.
Slate's Decoder Ring - true stories and a very esoteric podcast. I especially liked the true story about a young gay boy and his little gay brother in 1940/50's in midwest that played with paper dolls. The show went into the history of paper dolls and how these two little gay boys grew up and how different their lives had diverged as adults.
Slate's - Hit Parade, the host has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the music industry, specifically the Billboard 100. For fans of Madonna or Donna Summer check out those particular episodes, par excellence.
Another Slate podcast - Slate's Culture Gabfest. One of the smartest, erudite podcasts out there. I learn something every week.
NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour - Weekly coverage of the most up to date movies, tv shows, books etc. It will keep up on all things pop culture. And the hosts are all pretty funny
NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell - NPR's #1 podcast, a comedy game show with a political bent. Take it from me, you will laugh out loud.
Like mentioned above, fans of old Hollywood should listen to - You Must Remeber This. Great stuff, but some of my friends that I've tried to get to listen can't get over the hostess' attempts at the "old-timey" voice she uses on occasion.
And then there's - S-Town a heartbreaking story about an eccentric gay genius stuck in bum fuck Alabama and how horrible one's life can be when you are soooooo different from the culture and people around you
99% invisible - a design/style oriented podcast that sheds light on everyday objects and the designs that went into their making.
A very odd podcast that I just recently got into is - Benjamine Walker's Theory of Everything, "plunges listeners into a whirl of art, journalism, fiction, interviews, and exploding pipe dreams." My BF doesn't "get it" but I love it.