Any podcasts people want to recommend? Here’s my current list:
Active (updates semi-regularly)
- Dragon Talk: D&D “official” kept mainly for the occasional creator interview.
- Dungeon Delve: Also D&D, but this is where they’ve moved recordings of actual play sessions to. Mainly the ones with the Penny Arcade guys and friends.
- The H.P Lovecraft Literary Podcast First 100-odd shows are a piece-by-piece review of Lovecraft’s body of work. Now it’s a lot of fiction mentioned in Lovecraft’s writings and such.
- Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Two game designers/authors. Both tend to ‘real world with strangeness’ with occasional Lovecraftian overtones.
- The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: Mostly for science news, although I enjoy hearing debunking occasionally. I skip a lot of bits with this one, I notice.
- Spontaneanation: Paul F. Tompkin’s improv show. Basically, 45-60 minute interview, then a 45-60 minute improvised sketch loosely based on the interview.
- Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project: The guy from Mythbusters talking about random subjects, like recreating space suits from various movies.
- The Strike Zone: Small, infrequent podcast about a tabletop game called Dreadball.
- Kingdom of Loathing Podcast: Discussion of the Kingdom fo Laothing web game.
- Video Games Hot Dog: Video game discussion from the Kingdom of Loathing Guys
- Within the Wires: New podcast from Night Vale Presents. Still not decided on it. Weird ‘relaxation tapes’ presented as possible artifacts from some sort of prison experiment.
- Buzz Burbank News & Comment: Short news. Buzz used to be part of the Don & Mike Shows which ended years ago. I respect that by doing his own show he actually gets through his content (on the various D&M show incarnations and follow-ups, he tended to get his time cut up) but it loses something because he’s just talking, not getting any comments.
- Harmontown: Weekly podcast by the self-destructive writer behind shows like Community and Rick & Morty. Also used to play D&D.
- The Nerdist: Celebrity interviews
- Penn’s Sunday School: Weekly Penn Gillete babbling.
- We Have Such Films To Show You: Started reviewing the Hellraiser films, which get progressively worse (albeit hitting a sttep cliff after the first one or two). Now they just review a horror movie every month or so.
- Welcome to Night Vale: Spooky Garrison Keilor meets Stephen King. Kind of hitting the burn rate, as it’s got a bit too random of late. I’ll give them another story arc, probably.
- Alice Isn’t Dead: Another Night Vale Presents one, this story wrapped up part 1 of a odd tale of a woman who becomes a long-haul trucker to find her wife, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
- The Bugle: John Oliver and Andy Saltzman. Currently being retooled as Oliver is too busy. Topical news coverage.
- The Dead Author’s Podcast: Another Paul F. Thompkins project, now in hiatus except for possible special shows. Basically, he plays H. G. Wells who uses his time machine to bring some author from history on stage to do a Q&A. This included such notables as J.R.R. Tolkien, Ayn Rand, Edgar Allen Poe, and Gary Gygax.
- FEaB: Mostly-dead podcast from a couple guys, one of whom is Scott Mosier, friend and collaborator of Kevin Smith. I used to listen to a couple of the Smodcast podcasts, but got tired of Kevin’s repetition of various themes and moved on, but kept this one as Scott is (for example) his friend who actually likes doing things.
- The Indoor Kids: Comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife discuss video games. On hiatus because they got busy with real work.
- The X-Files Files: Comedian Kumail Nanjiani and not his wife discuss the X-Files. As above, plus Kumail was in the new X-files season, so…
- Nerd Poker: Comedian Brian Posehn and friends play D&D. Some rocky parts, and ended awkwardly. Hopefully they’ll restart at some point.
- Thrilling Adventure Hour: Really good segments from a live show. The ‘hook’ is they’re doing old timey radio programs. Mostly ended, with occasional special features.