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2012-02-21 16:29:02.558262+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Time in the shop with headphones on, and a commute, mean I'm consuming podcasts.

  • Nobilis Erotica. Nobilis is hugely prolific, some of his tales are full-cast recordings, some are straight reads, his genres run all over the place, both written by him and written by others.
  • JD Sawyer has a number of podcasts, including some full-cast recordings. I've been sucked into his "Antithesis Progression" series, although it tends to get a little too caught up in the hard action "uh, wait, the world doesn't really work that way even if this is a solar system spanning Sci Fi world", and enjoyed "Down From Ten", although that one felt a little more obvious about where it was going. But for pulpy fiction with great production values, I'm eagerly awaiting future episodes.
  • Christiana Ellis has put out Nina Kimberly the Merciless, in which the daughter of the most feared barbarian in the land leaves home to find adventure, and Space Casey, an intergalactic grifter telling tales. Both feel a little YA, but I enjoyed 'em.
  • I got turned on to Chris Lester's Metamor City based on a story Nobilis wrote in that universe. An imagining of what might happen when a world with telepaths, vampires, magicians, and millenia old shapeshifting curses evolves to modern day technology. Full cast, high production values, lots of attention to world building and exploring the psychology of transformations, poly relationships, and religion and technology in the face of magic.
  • NPR's Planet Money. Economics in a little bit of depth.
  • NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Current events quiz show humor.

Music-wise, I've been listening to:

  • Coverville, everything covers, many of which are better than the originals, some are the originals of things you know better as covers, and a few are covers that should never have been made.
  • Nine Bullets, hard rockin' alt hillbilly something.

There are a number that have dropped off my listening.

  • This American Life dropped off my list because the smarmy Chicago urban thing got kind of old.
  • Marketplace because... well... I'd rather be informed, and do we really need more "Freakonomics" distortions trying to pass themselves off as insight?

I don't remember the others off the top of my head.

So, what else should I be listening to?

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2012-02-21 16:37:30.808407+00 by: Dan Lyke

I have not yet checked out Eric Wagoner's Grimm Brother's Lunch Break, I should.

One of the feeds I subscribe to dropped a full-cast first chapter reading promo for Gail Carriger's "Soulless" in my feed. I know the rest of the audio version of the book isn't up to that standard, but it sounded like a fun steampunk meets vampires premise and I'm waffling between the books and the audio. I'm getting caught up on audio, so I'm actually leaning that way, but... well.. two words: Audible.com. Any chance I can avoid dealing with DRM and their gawdawful software, I take.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-02-21 18:36:58.448668+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh, and, duh, how could I forget:

#Comment Re: made: 2012-02-22 03:20:40.714351+00 by: John Anderson

AutopsyIV, the 9B guy, also has a weekly radio show on the local public radio station where he lives, WMNF -- doesn't have a podcast feed per se, but should be cronable for downloading.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-02-22 21:24:57.101846+00 by: m

To keep up with modern neuroscience http://www.brainsciencepodcast.com/ by Ginger Campbell, MD. Though she is an ER doc, not a neurologist. Interviews and book reviews in the field. Suitable for the layman and others. Currently at about 80 ~ one hour podcasts.