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Old May 16th 2017, 1:51 pm
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So, things are quiet on the work front as I clear my desk for summer. What podcasts to you listen to? I need something as i walk the dog.

I love Desert Island discs despite not being 50 and Any Questions? Any Answers?. BBC science ones are good too.

Any recommendations from you lot?
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Since t'internet is dire here, I have quite a few Audible books which I listen to during cardio sessions. Not sure I'd be able to concentrate enough if I was walking the dog (that's not a euphemism, right?), podcasts generally being lighter. Currently listening to Atomic Wakening (A new look at the history and future of nuclear power), which certainly allows me to forget where I am for an hour or so.
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Melvyn Bragg has made many highly informative grass roots historical presentations available as podcasts, and he is such a marvelous orator.

I have a lot of audiobooks that may make you want to walk the dog just to get your next installment...

Kurt Vonnegut reading Slaughterhouse 5 is a favorite, far more rewarding than the book for me. Ditto A Clockwork Orange.

Malcolm Gladwell books.

When Giants Walked The Earth, Led Zeppelin history is excellent.

Pretty much any old classic Sci-Fi...

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Any 'audiobook' read by Alan Rickman is usually worth a listen.
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Oh good grief. Al Dente, you may or may not be remotely interested but these aren't really boring old person ones:

The Football Ramble - the best football podcast going. Apart from the Pompey fan on it.

Fighting Talk - 5 Live classic, sports men and women competing for points but even my Mrs finds it very funny.
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Never tried a podcast...
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Oh good grief. Al Dente, you may or may not be remotely interested but these aren't really boring old person ones:

The Football Ramble - the best football podcast going. Apart from the Pompey fan on it.

Fighting Talk - 5 Live classic, sports men and women competing for points but even my Mrs finds it very funny.
I know! Feel like I am in a bit of cultural vacuum so try to make up for it but listening to old, serious people. For humour I found 'Answer me this' yesterday, which is clever, whimsical bantz.

Will skip the footy one but Fighting Talk sounds good.
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It's the wireless, regarded.
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I know! Feel like I am in a bit of cultural vacuum so try to make up for it but listening to old, serious people. For humour I found 'Answer me this' yesterday, which is clever, whimsical bantz.

Will skip the footy one but Fighting Talk sounds good.
Fighting talk is all sport related but based on current (that week) events and generally just quite funny.

There were a few others I listened to but forget names - Brian Cox had one I think, that was good.
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I was recommended by someone on here the Dave Gorman ones, I used to listen to them while in hours of traffic each night. I moved house so never finished them but really enjoyed it.
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have never listened to a single podcast
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So, things are quiet on the work front as I clear my desk for summer. What podcasts to you listen to? I need something as i walk the dog.

I love Desert Island discs despite not being 50 and Any Questions? Any Answers?. BBC science ones are good too.

Any recommendations from you lot?
Here are a few good ones that I have listened to from time to time:

No such thing as a fish
Dan Carlin's Hardcore history
Welcome to nightvale
Joe Rogan Experience
Stuff you should know
WTF with Marc Maron
Star talk

Audible is also great, seems expensive, but have a look on ebay for deals on book credits.

This is how I get through my dull job.
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Hamish and Andy.
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have never listened to a single podcast
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