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Re: Podcasts I like or don't like

Postby groomporter » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:51 pm

Just a plug for a friend's video podcast
Transylvania Television
A dysfunctional family of misfit monsters try desperately to run an obscure television station deep in Transylvania, with worldwide broadcast power and the ability to reanimate dead TV shows.

Think Muppets with the freedom to drop F-bombs and make sex jokes.
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Postby StalinSays » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:36 pm

I always felt like Fozzy had an F-Bomb on the tip of his tounge. Time for blue humor in blue felt.
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Postby tbaker2500 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:24 am

groomporter wrote:Just a plug for a friend's video podcast
Transylvania Television
A dysfunctional family of misfit monsters try desperately to run an obscure television station deep in Transylvania, with worldwide broadcast power and the ability to reanimate dead TV shows.

Think Muppets with the freedom to drop F-bombs and make sex jokes.
http://www.transylvania-tv.com/


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Re: Podcasts I like or don't like

Postby Phenopath » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:41 am

FYI, Podcastle just played a blinder with episode 93 "The Mermaid’s Tea Party" by Samantha Henderson. The best Podcastle that I can recall in quite a while. Great monsters.

http://podcastle.org/2010/03/02/podcast ... tea-party/
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Re: Podcasts I like or don't like

Postby F5iver » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:17 am

Phenopath wrote:FYI, Podcastle just played a blinder with episode 93 "The Mermaid’s Tea Party" by Samantha Henderson. The best Podcastle that I can recall in quite a while. Great monsters.

http://podcastle.org/2010/03/02/podcast ... tea-party/


I agree. I hung onto every word. I don't usually like Podcastle that much.

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Postby normsherman » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:23 am

u bitchez better like the next one too. :-)
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Postby alhilton » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:27 pm

*googles: British slang blinder* :D I love it when I learn new words on DC forums.

Yeah, the "The Mermaid’s Tea Party" was dark and delicious. What is it with blood-soaked tea party stories lately? It is a winning meme.

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Postby swamp » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:16 pm

alhilton wrote:
Talia wrote:"but I know people say the stories are often feminist and have a common tone to them"

I've listened to every episode of Podcastle and haven't noticed this at all. o.O


I'm with Talia. I've listened to Podcastle since it started, and I think it's a good mag, no more feminist than any other non-sexist publication. I think they've had two setbacks. 1. They chose a non-charismatic host. I don't know anything else about her, except that she did not have that flare that makes listeners like you, and it was a real problem. 2. They came across as pretentious and academic. Worse, they appeared to feel that they were a real literary magazine just slumming it in podcasting land. They almost never mentioned podcasts other than Escape Artists. One got the impression that they would not soil their ears with such things. They were better than their medium, perhaps better than the rest of the fantasy genre. This impression was probably wrong, but I think a lot of people got that vibe, and it was a huge turn-off.

It is funny that people act surprised every time Podcastle hits one out of the park. In my experience, they post stories that pop just as frequently as their sister podcasts, but no one expects it of them. If you haven't listened to The Meermaid's Tea Party, you are missing out. It is Drabblecast-worthy. http://podcastle.org/2010/03/02/podcast ... tea-party/


alhilton is right on here regarding perception around PodCastle, right or wrong.

I also think many people went into listening to Podcastle with a preconceived idea about what they would find because they knew Rachel from the EA forums prior to her heading up PodCastle. There were some pretty testy debates, usually around feminst issues.

I think another thing that seemed like a put off was that they only accepted reprints. I understand the logic behind it, and the safety of it, but it feels a bit standoffish, especially for a podcast.

BTW, the recent story "Smokestacks Like the Arms of Gods" was not a reprint, but a PodCastle original.

Since we are on the subject, check out a recent interview with new editors Dave Thompson and Anna Schwind over at Diabolical Plots.

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Postby Mr. Tweedy » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:00 pm

swamp wrote:I also think many people went into listening to Podcastle with a preconceived idea about what they would find because they knew Rachel from the EA forums prior to her heading up PodCastle. There were some pretty testy debates, usually around feminst issues.

Absolutely. My entire impression of the show was very heavily colored by my previous experience with the host. I don't think I would have liked the individual episodes I heard any more if there had been a different host, but I think I would have been far slower to perceive a general slant or trend.
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Postby Mr. Tweedy » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:03 pm

Thumbs up to the limited podcast "12 Byzantine Rules" by Lars Brownworth. Interesting presentation of an obscure period in Western history. Thumbs also to his new podcast, "Norman Centuries."
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Re: Podcasts I like or don't like

Postby bell » Wed May 05, 2010 1:00 pm

Woohoo!

Just had a few of my drabbles read on the Air Out My Shorts podcast:

http://www.theitspot.com/shorts.html#

And they mentioned the Drabblecast, like, a dozen times -- mostly in context of my "cuckolding" poor Norm by simultaneous submissions.

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Postby Phenopath » Wed May 05, 2010 7:25 pm

bell wrote:Woohoo!

Just had a few of my drabbles read on the Air Out My Shorts podcast:

http://www.theitspot.com/shorts.html#

And they mentioned the Drabblecast, like, a dozen times -- mostly in context of my "cuckolding" poor Norm by simultaneous submissions.

Publicity is good. Good publicity is even better.


Good job, it has been a loooong time since I listened to Air out my Shorts. I will have to check it out again.
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Re: Podcasts I like or don't like

Postby darkandstormy » Wed May 26, 2010 8:57 pm

I love the paranormal podcast with Jim Harold. It's a discussion of mysterious or unexplained events in the world, always with expert interviews. There was a pilot on once who wrote a book about instrument fail in the Bermuda Triangle and his theory was a storm cloud that somehow sped up time. Another show that sticks out was a retired military sergeant (I think that was the title) discussing how he was trained in remote viewing- this was before Men Who Stare at Goats.

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Postby tbaker2500 » Wed May 26, 2010 10:52 pm

darkandstormy wrote:I love the paranormal podcast with Jim Harold. It's a discussion of mysterious or unexplained events in the world, always with expert interviews. There was a pilot on once who wrote a book about instrument fail in the Bermuda Triangle and his theory was a storm cloud that somehow sped up time. Another show that sticks out was a retired military sergeant (I think that was the title) discussing how he was trained in remote viewing- this was before Men Who Stare at Goats.

http://jimharold.com/


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Re: Podcasts I like or don't like

Postby Polecat » Thu May 27, 2010 4:37 pm

The free audiobooks podcast by Jim Campanella at http://www.uvulaaudio.com/books.html are well worth a listen, and may interest many here. Mr Campanella´s taste is best described as eclectic. I cannot imagine anyone else presenting P.G. Wodehouse and H.P. Lovecraft under the same platform.
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Re: Podcasts I like or don't like

Postby ROU Killing Time » Thu May 27, 2010 4:55 pm

tbaker2500 wrote:
darkandstormy wrote:I love the paranormal podcast with Jim Harold. It's a discussion of mysterious or unexplained events in the world, always with expert interviews. There was a pilot on once who wrote a book about instrument fail in the Bermuda Triangle and his theory was a storm cloud that somehow sped up time. Another show that sticks out was a retired military sergeant (I think that was the title) discussing how he was trained in remote viewing- this was before Men Who Stare at Goats.

http://jimharold.com/


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Postby eggyolk » Sun May 30, 2010 1:02 am

Clearly I'm late to the discussion, but after scanning a few pages I didn't see anything for Decoder Ring Theatre: http://decoderring.libsyn.com/ They have great acting, great Saturday Afternoon Matinee writing, and a great set of universes. Plus it's all family friendly, so my kids get to listen too. Cause sometimes the little shells want to see what poppa egg is listening to. You know what I'm saying.
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Postby tbaker2500 » Sun May 30, 2010 1:36 am

Ah yea I love them. Still catching up on back eps, great stuff. You know it's pulp, and you love it anyway.
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Postby dreamrock » Sun May 30, 2010 4:11 am

Occured to me today after going to my second James Durham panel of Balticon that I hadn't mentioned FETIDUS here yet. It's dark noir near future, post-zombie apocalyse in a way that is pulse racing and completely unexpected. Tons of music he produced himself and it's some of the best audio in podcast fiction. It's on temporary hiatus, but it's not faded. He's coming back. Links later.

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Re: Podcasts I like or don't like

Postby salimfadhley » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:31 pm

My all time favourite:
Hooting Yard: http://feeds.feedburner.com/hootingyard

My volounteer project #1
Resonance FM Podcasts: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ResonanceFM

My other volounteer project
The Pod Delusion: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ThePodDelusion

I will second Variant Frequencies - they do very mainstream scifi sub-genres (e.g. space-opera, scott-segler stylee) but it's mostly of a high quality.

I'd also nominate Starship Sofa, but only for people who dont mind using their fast-forward button on the over-talkative editor. :-)


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