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Title: Podcasts
Post by: F82123 on January 15, 2018, 01:28:44 AM

Don't know if there's been a post on this recently, but what are some suggestions on interesting podcasts? True crime, music, politics, whatever.

A few I've enjoyed recently are sword & scale (true crime), plague cast (music), horrorhound radio (film), strange familiars (esoteric), harsh truths (noise/pe/etc), used to keep up on more political based ones such as red ice radio, but the new "alt right" ones have left me wanting.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: ConcreteMascara on January 16, 2018, 07:20:06 PM
If you haven't heard Last Podcast on the Left I'd give it my strongest recommendation. The episodes are heavily researched and they cover everything from serial killers to cults to conspiracy theories. And they're funny as hell. My personal favorites would be the Leonard Lake and Charles Ng episodes, the Aum Shinrikyo episodes and the more recent Carl Panzram episodes. A nice mix of humor and well done research.

If you're into history I'd recommend Dan Carlin's Hardcore History. Each topic is discussed in insane detail without becoming too boring. Sometimes it gets a little repetitive but I think that's just so you don't forget the massive amount of information that's discussed. The episodes on Münster Rebellion and World War I were really good.

And if I can be excused for doing a little self-promotion, two of my friends and I do a podcast called Motel Hell where we cover a mixture of true crime, porn, weird news, medical oddities and review records and movies. It's rough around the edges but maybe someone here will enjoy it.  I've admittedly grabbed some info from the true crime thread in the past for the podcast.

https://soundcloud.com/user-658220512 (https://soundcloud.com/user-658220512)


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: F82123 on January 19, 2018, 02:38:16 AM
Thanks! Going to check these out at work next week


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: NaturalOrthodoxy on January 19, 2018, 02:37:40 PM
If you haven't heard Last Podcast on the Left I'd give it my strongest recommendation. The episodes are heavily researched and they cover everything from serial killers to cults to conspiracy theories. And they're funny as hell. My personal favorites would be the Leonard Lake and Charles Ng episodes, the Aum Shinrikyo episodes and the more recent Carl Panzram episodes. A nice mix of humor and well done research.

https://soundcloud.com/user-658220512 (https://soundcloud.com/user-658220512)

Glad to see some LPOTL love. Most true crime fans I know dismiss them as being too jokey, but I love that it's well researched/accurate while also feeling like an enjoyable conversation. My favourite podcast for sure.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Vala on February 26, 2018, 02:38:46 PM
+1 for LPOTL and Sword & Scale.

Recommendations for more podcasts similar to S&S?


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DSOL on May 04, 2018, 06:22:46 PM
True Crime

True Murder - The host interviews authors of True Crime books. lots of insight into the crimes, also good reference if there was a book you might have been interested in

Small Town Murder - 2 comics discuss murders that happen in a small towns. very amusing

True Crime Garage - 2 guys taking True Crime. a lot of 3/4 part episodes where they go into a lot of detail about the cases

Crime In Sports - same 2 guys from Small Town Murder but the focus on murderers/crime with people who come from a sports background

Generation Why - another interest podcast, they have a lot of episodes. for only being about an hour each episode they got into a lot of details about the case


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: j-han on September 02, 2018, 11:17:00 AM
I'd like to find some music podcasts with emphasis on the talking about the music rather than playing the music. Stuff like The Antidote Podcast (https://theantidotepodcast.com/), where two australian talkative guys reviews three albums (mostly in the noise vein) per episode.
Any suggestions on more similar ones?


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: wonderland_media on September 03, 2018, 02:39:34 AM
I'd like to find some music podcasts with emphasis on the talking about the music rather than playing the music. Stuff like The Antidote Podcast (https://theantidotepodcast.com/), where two australian talkative guys reviews three albums (mostly in the noise vein) per episode.
Any suggestions on more similar ones?

Harsh Truths Podcast is pretty solid and frequently funny. Each episode so far has primarily been interviews/conversations with harsh noise or PE artists (usually American). Last episode was hilarious.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: j-han on September 03, 2018, 03:36:32 PM
I'd like to find some music podcasts with emphasis on the talking about the music rather than playing the music. Stuff like The Antidote Podcast (https://theantidotepodcast.com/), where two australian talkative guys reviews three albums (mostly in the noise vein) per episode.
Any suggestions on more similar ones?

Harsh Truths Podcast is pretty solid and frequently funny. Each episode so far has primarily been interviews/conversations with harsh noise or PE artists (usually American). Last episode was hilarious.

Will try it, but I often prefer people talking about music, and not interviewing the artists. But thanks! I sure will try it.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: l.b. on September 04, 2018, 03:07:07 AM
"last podcast on the left" is great, thanks guys good rec


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Potier on October 19, 2018, 11:58:13 PM
Recently listened to Bundyville - it's about the Bundy Standoff (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundy_standoff) but goes beyond this as well - tackles issues of land management, mormon faith and politics - recommended.

Currently listening to Wild Thing which is about Bigfoot/Sasquatch - if you're into this kind of stuff it's not a bad listen so far.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Potier on October 31, 2018, 06:01:14 PM
Just finished The RFK Tapes - from the guys that are responsible for Crimetown (2nd season of that one is now running on Spotify only - for some reason) - basically re-visiting the conspiracy theories behind the RFK assassination - found this to be interesting after having watched the PBS documentary series on the Vietnam War fairly recently - manages to shed some light on the political climate of an era but also is kind of just a summary of 40 years of "investigation" done by people that have nothing else to fill their lives with.

Just started on Caliphate - NY Times Podcast - 2 episodes in and it looks more like a celebration of what could be called random embedded journalism so far...see where it goes.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: EXU on February 25, 2019, 09:28:54 PM
Posting the Merzcast more as an excuse to revive this thread so maybe people can contribute with more art (music, films, painting, etc) focused podcasts and maybe some philosophy ones? i am really new to this so even old stuff that is taken for granted is way out of my league right now.

http://www.merzcast.com/

Greh Holger, Mike Connelly and guest delightfully talk about Merzbow albums.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DSOL on February 28, 2019, 03:47:56 PM
Dr. Death

pretty interesting story about a former neurosurgeon who seemed to know what he was doing prior to the surgeries but once he got people on the table, he fucked it all up. killed a few people, maimed/crippled more


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Duntsch


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: EXU on February 28, 2019, 07:54:32 PM
The Last Podcast On The Left has become an addiction, thanks folks.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Acne on March 02, 2019, 02:37:02 PM
The Last Podcast On The Left has become an addiction, thanks folks.

the latest episodes are so indepth and well researched, the old eps are great too but they have definite y stepped up


Don't know if there's been a post on this recently, but what are some suggestions on interesting podcasts? True crime, music, politics, whatever.

A few I've enjoyed recently are sword & scale (true crime), plague cast (music), horrorhound radio (film), strange familiars (esoteric), harsh truths (noise/pe/etc), used to keep up on more political based ones such as red ice radio, but the new "alt right" ones have left me wanting.


Thank you for the sword and scale recommendation - wasn't sure what to expect because of the name but the podcast is produced well but super gritty with tons of great soundclips from the cases, nice to hear weirdo lowlevel freak ass murder stories as opposed to 12 part serial killer series.

bit off the beat but I have been loving Cumtown - three NYC comics doing a lot of lowbrowish humor, these dudes kill me.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: EXU on April 04, 2019, 01:45:58 AM
Mick Garris Post Mortem podcast is quite pleasant to listen, nice interviews with mostly horror directors, not something very in depth but as I said very pleasant and interesting conversation for horror nerds to play in the background.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: F82123 on April 04, 2019, 02:56:45 AM
Some good ones I've been digging lately
Dark Topic true crime from one guy. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes brutal. Always entertaining

Westside Fairytales horror/dark fiction stories from an ex marine. Listened to 3 seasons in about a week. If you dig Ligotti I think you'll like this

Monsruo short lived podcast from the aformentioned podcastsersplus the dude from sword and scale. True crime from the killers perspective. Straddles the line between fact and fiction. Some lefty snowflakes recently got it shut down.

Those Conspiracy Guys bunch of Irish dudes blabber on for 3-7 hours about conspiracy theories. Long winded but funny.

Horrorhound Radio horror podcast from the people behind horrorhound magazine. Lots of discussion of both old and new horror movies. Pretty funny but informative. One of the guys from last podcast on the left is on it.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Potier on August 22, 2019, 09:25:15 PM
Most recently:

Bundyville - Season II - The Remnant - more in-depth coverage that builds on the Bundy-Standoff covered in Season I - this time more about the christian right wing nutjob-spectrum, Aryan Nations, Marble Country and the politics attached to all that - ends in a bit of a lecture but is otherwise rather informative and well made.

Crackdown - monthly episodes covering the drug war from a perspective of the drug user - focus on the Vancouver, Canada downtown east side, interviews with users, lawyers, housing advocates, medical researchers etc. - informative and challenging in a way that makes you question your outlook on substance use, addictions and the layers and layers of politics and governance in a supposedly liberal country.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Potier on November 19, 2019, 05:35:36 PM
4 episodes into Hunting Warhead from the CBC - starting to feel a little more voyeuristic than it has to be...

An "investigation" of the investigation into Benjamin Faulkner and his child abuse forum "Child's Play" as well as his personal child rape case.
This is big media tackling touchy subject matter and getting caught in moral/legalistic debates...new episodes weekly.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: DSOL on November 19, 2019, 06:10:15 PM
some newer ones I've been into

American Scandal - real interesting and in depth review of some big scandals. each season is devoted to one scandal IE: Iran Contra, Exxon Valdez, Enron, etc

a few different ones about Jeffery Epstein

Espionage - pretty interesting stories about spies during WWII and the Cold War


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Fistfuck Masonanie on December 04, 2019, 01:31:52 AM
No Sleep Podcast

https://www.thenosleeppodcast.com/

Fictional horror short stories narrated by multiple voice actors with original music/soundtracks. Always diverse as they collaborate with multiple authors per episode and the production is really well done. Easy to go down a wormhole. They also do live tours/readings which I would love to catch some day.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: Potier on January 03, 2020, 07:40:39 PM
Just finished listening to Happy Face yesterday - https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/happy-face/id1434649680

Recommended to me by a good friend - it's about the daughter of the happy face serial killer coming to terms with her heritage and how it has shaped her life/mind/emotions.
At times it's a bit psychology 101 but all around it's great...and also bleak as shit.


Title: Re: Podcasts
Post by: NIT on March 21, 2020, 10:52:08 PM
A couple of gems hidden among the mountains of true crime podcasts:

Casefile - no bullshit, no humor or outsized personality, just dozens of episodes of case profiles from the well known to the obscure.

Forensic Transmissions - primary source documentation (courtroom recordings, interviews, confessions, etc) presented as is without explanation or even introduction. A new favorite.