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    The Podcast thread

    Even though Sancho believes that their are a 1000 things better to waste your time with than Podcasts I will start a thread for those who do listen. I'm trying not to be a fat ass so I got a fitbit and have been trying to walk 15,000 steps a day. This requires an hour to hour and half walks every day. On these walks I like to listen to podcasts. Additionally, I have my commute and sometimes have down time at work (music streaming is cut off by employer). My list:

    1. Adam Carolla show. 5 days a week- Its the best podcast out there. its funny and entertaining. BTW Brian it is still good after Alison Rosen. He did 45 minutes about a week and half after her firing to explain why he fired her. If you listened to it they are all very good reasons. Personally and even though he never said it, i think what did her in was her posting pictures on instagram of her taking her dog on her flight to New York at Christmas. BTW her podcast is still on his network or at least his APP.

    2. The Adam and Drew show... Carolla and Dr. Drew talk for an hour and take calls twice a week like loveline.

    3. The BS report - Bill Simmons - twice a week...I love the Guess the lines with Cousin Sal and he usually has good guests. I'm not into to NBA basketball but I will listen sometime jsut to keep up what's on in the league

    4. Hardcore History - Once every couple months but they are 4 hour podcasts. Dan Carlin really informative and fun to listen to.

    5. This american life - once a week Ira Glass NPR... Entertaining show

    6. Freakonomics - once a week If you liked the books you will like the podcasts

    7. Behind the Bets - once a week Chad Millman (Espn the magazine and he wrote books on sports betting) for the degenerate gambler in your life.
    "Be a philosopher. A man can compromise to gain a point. It has become apparent that a man can, within limits, follow his inclinations within the arms of the Church if he does so discreetly." - The Walking Drum

    "And here’s what life comes down to—not how many years you live, but how many of those years are filled with bullshit that doesn’t amount to anything to satisfy the requirements of some dickhead you’ll never get the pleasure of punching in the face." – Adam Carolla

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    Good suggestions. I'm going to try This American Life. I also walk every day for 45-50 minutes and have a commute. I listen to Bill Riley often (although there's a lot of chaff tbere). Also some political talk.


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    Good list.
    Yes, I heard his comments on why he fired her. And I guess I can understand some aspect of it. Still, I think they made a great team. But it sounds like there was some friction. I might try him again later. I did notice that Bald Bryan seemed extra brown-nosey during that episode that I heard.

    My favorites:

    RadioLab and This American Life.
    Left Right and Center: Although, I'm not seeing it show up in my feed lately..
    Dan Carlin. Great stuff. Going through the WWI series. Fascinating.
    Bald Move's commentaries on Walking Dead and Better Call Saul
    Explore the Symphony, Classical Classroom: (Sancho: you can do podcasts and music at the same time!)
    Ask A Spaceman: This is new one, but I know the guy who does it, so it's fun to listen to him talk about astrophysics.
    Inquiring Minds
    Gunther on 1320: I try to skip to the bits on utah football.

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    I use an app called PodCruncher. It's much better than Apple's native app, and offers a ton of features (many of which I haven't even used yet, but hope to).

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    I'm not seeing the Bill Riley show anymore... I see OConnel and Swinney, and the interviews, but not Bill.

    Is he not posting them anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    I'm not seeing the Bill Riley show anymore... I see OConnel and Swinney, and the interviews, but not Bill.

    Is he not posting them anymore?
    I've got yesterday's podcast. Today's haven't uploaded yet. For me, now and then it takes a little longer to get his podcast.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    I think I used to listen to that one! I had that one, a poetry one that was great but short, and a classic Mormon talks one that was really fun because I got to put voices to names for the first time. Part of my problem is that I don't have a phone, so I had to manage these things on my old iPod. It was a hassle.



    I really hope that's an astronaut. If I were an astronaut, and some astrophysicist called himself a spaceman, I would be ticked.
    https://youtu.be/jlBQqJh46_M

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    "Be a philosopher. A man can compromise to gain a point. It has become apparent that a man can, within limits, follow his inclinations within the arms of the Church if he does so discreetly." - The Walking Drum

    "And here’s what life comes down to—not how many years you live, but how many of those years are filled with bullshit that doesn’t amount to anything to satisfy the requirements of some dickhead you’ll never get the pleasure of punching in the face." – Adam Carolla

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    His show Doesnt even show up in the podcast app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    https://youtu.be/jlBQqJh46_M

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    I love Dr Spaceman.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    His show Doesnt even show up in the podcast app.
    I'm getting it daily but I use Podcruncher. It's a free app (or maybe it costs $2.95,I dont recall) and has more features than the native app.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    this Podcast was exceptionally good

    They interviewed the author of the book about the US Govt's protocol if there were ever a nuclear strike. Hidden bunkers in Virginia, West Virginia and Colorado, evacuation plans and the strange capabilities of Air Force One

    http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/07/18-01-mu-podcast/

    great stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    Even though Sancho believes that their are a 1000 things better to waste your time with than Podcasts I will start a thread for those who do listen. I'm trying not to be a fat ass so I got a fitbit and have been trying to walk 15,000 steps a day. This requires an hour to hour and half walks every day. On these walks I like to listen to podcasts. Additionally, I have my commute and sometimes have down time at work (music streaming is cut off by employer). My list:

    1. Adam Carolla show. 5 days a week- Its the best podcast out there. its funny and entertaining. BTW Brian it is still good after Alison Rosen. He did 45 minutes about a week and half after her firing to explain why he fired her. If you listened to it they are all very good reasons. Personally and even though he never said it, i think what did her in was her posting pictures on instagram of her taking her dog on her flight to New York at Christmas. BTW her podcast is still on his network or at least his APP.

    2. The Adam and Drew show... Carolla and Dr. Drew talk for an hour and take calls twice a week like loveline.

    3. The BS report - Bill Simmons - twice a week...I love the Guess the lines with Cousin Sal and he usually has good guests. I'm not into to NBA basketball but I will listen sometime jsut to keep up what's on in the league

    4. Hardcore History - Once every couple months but they are 4 hour podcasts. Dan Carlin really informative and fun to listen to.

    5. This american life - once a week Ira Glass NPR... Entertaining show

    6. Freakonomics - once a week If you liked the books you will like the podcasts

    7. Behind the Bets - once a week Chad Millman (Espn the magazine and he wrote books on sports betting) for the degenerate gambler in your life.

    I just ran into the Freakonomics podcasts last week and started listening to them. Great stuff.

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    Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History podcast started its second season. It is excellent. He has a knack for finding the hidden angles to well-known stories.

    The first episode discusses the unintended consequences the Brown v. Board of Education caused in the segregated black schools and its effects on teachers. At the time the best available option for most educated black men and women was to teach school, so the black schools were quite exceptionally good. The Brown family merely wanted the option to send their kids to the local school, although they were happy with their current school.
    Brown decision unfortunately forced integration, which led to many of the schools closing and the talented black teachers losing their jobs.

    This is an interesting study in unintended consequences that still has impact on students today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestUteFan View Post
    Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History podcast started its second season. It is excellent. He has a knack for finding the hidden angles to well-known stories.

    The first episode discusses the unintended consequences the Brown v. Board of Education caused in the segregated black schools and its effects on teachers. At the time the best available option for most educated black men and women was to teach school, so the black schools were quite exceptionally good. The Brown family merely wanted the option to send their kids to the local school, although they were happy with their current school.
    Brown decision unfortunately forced integration, which led to many of the schools closing and the talented black teachers losing their jobs.

    This is an interesting study in unintended consequences that still has impact on students today.
    The first episode was was about golf. Go listen if you haven't it's interesting.

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    "Be a philosopher. A man can compromise to gain a point. It has become apparent that a man can, within limits, follow his inclinations within the arms of the Church if he does so discreetly." - The Walking Drum

    "And here’s what life comes down to—not how many years you live, but how many of those years are filled with bullshit that doesn’t amount to anything to satisfy the requirements of some dickhead you’ll never get the pleasure of punching in the face." – Adam Carolla

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    That's right. It is an excellent podcast all around.

    The episode, 'The Prime Minister and the Prof' is also fantastic.

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    The Malcom Gladwell podcast on the history of McDonald's french fries is a really interesting listen.

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    For a change of pace and interesting insight, listen to Jeremy Scahill's Intercepted podcast episode about North Korea. It is highly fascinating, and helps explain the situation from a different perspective.

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    'Waking up' with Sam Harris is filled with fabulous interviews.
    Not all of them are centered on atheism, in fact very few are actually.

    Some of my recent favorites:
    - Robert Sapolsky on 'The biology of good and evil'. How much free will do we really have?
    - Gavin de Becker on 'Living with violence'. Some great advice if you are ever in a dangerous situation.
    - Mark Bowden on 'Must accept a nuclear N. Korea'. Great insight on the options (or lack thereof) re: North Korea.
    - Tristan Harris on 'What is technology doing to us'. Do computer scientists need a hypocratic oath?
    - Garry Kasparov on 'The Putin question'. What is uncle Vlad up to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestUteFan View Post
    Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History podcast started its second season. It is excellent. He has a knack for finding the hidden angles to well-known stories.

    The first episode discusses the unintended consequences the Brown v. Board of Education caused in the segregated black schools and its effects on teachers. At the time the best available option for most educated black men and women was to teach school, so the black schools were quite exceptionally good. The Brown family merely wanted the option to send their kids to the local school, although they were happy with their current school.
    Brown decision unfortunately forced integration, which led to many of the schools closing and the talented black teachers losing their jobs.

    This is an interesting study in unintended consequences that still has impact on students today.
    Thanks for the heads up. I started listening to Gladwell from the first episode season 1, and really, really enjoy it.

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    I'm curious what people's favorite podcast management apps are. I've primarily used the Apple Podcast app, but I'm becoming more and more annoyed by it. I read something that had Overcast as the best and downloaded it yesterday. I haven't spent much time with it yet, but it doesn't seem like it's going to meet my needs. Suggestions?

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    I would like the same advice. The apple podcast app is terrible.


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    I use both soundcloud and stitcher, neither are all that great, but I've yet to come up with something better (and neither one carries all of my pods so I have to use both). I've been meaning to figure out how to do it on spotify but I haven't gotten there yet.

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    I use Podcast Addict on Android.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestUteFan View Post
    I use Podcast Addict on Android.
    I use Podcast Addict as well. Seems to work well.
    "Be a philosopher. A man can compromise to gain a point. It has become apparent that a man can, within limits, follow his inclinations within the arms of the Church if he does so discreetly." - The Walking Drum

    "And here’s what life comes down to—not how many years you live, but how many of those years are filled with bullshit that doesn’t amount to anything to satisfy the requirements of some dickhead you’ll never get the pleasure of punching in the face." – Adam Carolla

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    I use Podcast Addict as well. Seems to work well.
    me three. because its free. no problem with it.

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