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RuPaul: What's The Tee?
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"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

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Straight up with Stassi

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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 >>

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is an entertainer who has managed to captivate a generation. Petula Clark will be talking to Sue Lawley about how the British still perceive her as 'our pet' since her early singing days when she was chosen to sing in Trafalgar Square on VE night. Now, arguably the biggest female recording star Britain has ever produced, she is about to take on the lead role in Sunset Boulevard in the West End. In between, hits like The Little Shoemaker, Down Town and Don't Sleep in the Subway ensured she became an international star as well - captivating audiences in America and France. [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs] Favourite track: Piano Concerto 21 in C K 467 - Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: A title by Peter Ustinov Luxury: Her piano
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here's the channel

248 episodes for you to leaf through >>

Desert Island Discs: Archive 1 is on Mixcloud. Join to listen to great radio shows, DJ mix sets and Podcasts
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Thanks, R4. I was looking for something that wasn't about politics or current social problems...

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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.

--She speak's the truth
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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 >>

Offsite Link
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Natalie Wood on Desert Island Discs >>

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Natalie Wood. Favourite track: American Pie by Don MacLean Book: Poetry by e e cummings Luxury: Piano
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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

Damn Interesting

Science Friday

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.

Offsite Link
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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.

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R9. Thanks. Never heard of any of those.

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^^^^Oops, forgot DL doesn't like https links. Just Google Hearts of Space, and relax.

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...certain links. Just Google Hearts of Space, and relax.

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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!

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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.

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Natalie Wood comes across as charming and she had a beautiful speaking voice. Perfect pitch.

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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.

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Rupaul does have some of the best poscasts. He's surprisingly astute for being a high school dropout.

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A must-listen podcast if you're into US politics is Background Briefing, available at

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.
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Rubin Report

Waking Up with Sam Harris

Joe Rogan



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Thanks for the great suggestions guys - and girls?

Searching for quality podcasts on Google is random and too general.

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My Favorite Murder, Throwing Shade, Feast of Fun, Matt & Doree's Eggcellent Adventure, Shane Dawson's name a few of Many.

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Pod save America; Financial Times Big Read has some interesting topics occasionally.

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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).

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I'm going to try Sleep With Me tonight to see if it works.

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I like "Dumb Gay Politics" with Brandy Howard and Julie Goldman.

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BBC Radio 4 - Desert Island Discs, George Michael

Offsite Link
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You Muat Remember This - the Hollywood history one. I'm obsessed! So well done!

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--with Marc Maron
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Reply All, Uhh yeah dude, Guys we fucked

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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.

Breaking down how popular music works
Switched on Pop
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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

Home | True Crime Obsessed
replies 36Oct 14, 2017 11:54 AM +00:00

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.

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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.

replies 38Oct 14, 2017 4:57 PM +00:00

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.

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The Final Word Podcast with Frangela

Reid This Reid That with Joy Reid

TLo's Pop Style Opinionfest

Linoleum Knife

Daytime Confidential

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)

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Is anyone else listening to Tanis?

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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.

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How has no one mentioned Ronna & Beverly?!?

Ronna and Beverly are joined by the star of NBC's "Community", Jim Rash. Show Summary: Academy Award winner Jim Rash joins Ronna & Beverly for a wonderful ch...
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I listen to

Feast of Fun

Le Show

Bad gay movies = bitchy gay men

Moviesign with the Mads

Gilbert Godfrieds Amazing Colossal Podcast

Leonard Lopate 😭

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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.

replies 47Dec 6, 2017 4:05 PM +00:00

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.

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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.

A True Crime Podcast by me, John David Booter
On october 1987, clara pockets done disappeared...
replies 49Dec 7, 2017 3:55 PM +00:00

Can't find links to the podcast on its website, so here's a different link.

From John David Booter, this is DONE DISSAPEARED: A True Crime Podcast by JOHN DAVID BOOTER. New episodes every Wednesday. Send tips/inquiries to
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Any new ones?

replies 51Apr 3, 2018 2:14 PM +00:00

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.

Whether you’re a royals obsessive, a true crime detective or a politics nerd, we have the best podcasts of 2018 you should be listening to.
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I love RuPaul and his wife Michelle Visage. Great couple!

--Fiona Fangirl
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In order of preference:

My Favorite Murder


Pod Save America

Economist Radio

Last Podcast on the Left


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You Must Remember This

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The Bonfire are a good hang. Just teo regular guys talking shit about pop culture.

The saga of Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder talking about seeing "A Tale Of Two Coreys" that aired on Lifetime. The story about Corey "Feldog" Feldman and The Hai...
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I used to love listening to Rude Jude's podcast. Then it ended.

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Rune Soup, Me & Paranormal You and Feast of Fun

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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

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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.

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Dear Sugars

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bitch sesh

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We Hate Movies

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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.

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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.

Dominic Sandbrook ponders the compelling appeal of anniversaries.
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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.

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Mysterious Universe.

Blog and Podcast specializing in offbeat news
Mysterious Universe
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R65 3 of them are married and i think the other has a gf. I haven't listened to their latest episode.

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Dear Sugars

The cult-favorite advice column is back, this time speaking straight into your ears. The Sugars, Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, take on all your questions — no matter how deep or dark — and offer radical empathy in return. New episodes are released weekly.
replies 70Apr 17, 2018 9:24 PM +00:00

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..

replies 71Apr 18, 2018 6:27 AM +00:00

Did no one mention "Criminal"? Love that podcast.

replies 72Apr 18, 2018 6:34 AM +00:00

R71, Dear Sugars is spot-on.

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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.

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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.

replies 75Apr 19, 2018 12:42 PM +00:00

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.

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The Final Word with Frangela

The Joy Reid Podcast

Adam Sank Podcast

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Lore Unexplained Tanis The Black Tapes The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

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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.

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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.

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Above recommended, dear sugars, love it thanks.

I’m also digging Reply All. They investigate tech or internet mysteries.

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2 Broke Queens

Late Night Whenever

Dear Sugars

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R74 Lol at those being my only 2 options.

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r83 Yes! Now pick one already! The suspense is killing me; I need to know.

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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)'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...

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