Podcast episodes worth a listen – January 2017

I listen to a lot of podcasts & audio stuff and then tell you which ones are good.

NEW – audio books of the month

OK, so I’m bending the theme a bit here, but it’s all long-form intelligent speech so I think audio books fit. I recommend Audible.com to buy them. For extra geek bonus points, get an Amazon Echo so you can say, “Alexa, play Audible” to continue listening to your book while doing the washing up.

  • Clive James, Play All. This is heaven – one of the great writers on popular culture reviewing a whole heap of the best box sets. The Wire, The West Wing, The Sopranos – they’re all there
  • David Hepworth – 1971, Never a Dull Moment. I wasn’t sure about the idea of this – the claim is that year was the high watermark of rock music – but David Hepworth is a great writer and the book is an excellent, highly enjoyable look back at the social history of Britain and the US as well as some great records

News, business & politics

Tech & geek stuff

Arts & misc

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Podcast episodes worth a listen – December 2016

I listen to a lot of podcasts so you don’t have to. Download these for the long drive to the relatives this Christmas.

Podcast of the month – Crime Town

True crime is the new hot podcast genre and this return-to-form offering from Gimlet is a gripping, well-produced listen. It recounts jaw-dropping tales of mobbed-up 70s life in Providence, Rhode Island. A must listen for fans of The Sopranos, Goodfellas etc.

News, business & politics – FAKE NEWS SPECIAL

Tech & geek stuff

Arts & misc

NEW retro episode of the month

  • Letter From America remains the benchmark for foreign correspondent reporting and now serves as a peerless record and critique of modern American history and culture. Here’s a typically excellent episode on the emergence of political TV advertising.

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If you’re new to Podcasts, I’d recommend Overcast for the iPhone.

Podcast episodes worth a listen – Nov 2016

I listen to a lot of podcasts so you don't have to. Each month I'll share the best episodes.

If you're new to Podcasts, I'd recommend Overcast for the iPhone.

News, business & politics

Tech & geek stuff

  • Decrypted, Ars Technica's TV podcast about Westworld. If you are enjoying Westworld (it's great isn't it?) then consider this unofficial companion podcast. Sure, its nerd territory, but it's fantastically refreshing to have smart intelligent commentary from a female host. Fabulously well put-together too.

Arts & misc

Probably episode of the month

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Podcast episodes worth a listen – Oct 2016

I listen to a lot of podcasts so you don't have to. Each month I'll share the best episodes.

If you're new to Podcasts, I'd recommend Overcast for the iPhone.

News, business & politics

Tech & geek stuff

Arts & misc

Got any podcast recommendations? Email me.