This is one of my favorite new podcasts. If the conceit isn't enough to pull you in, you're not hooked up right.
It's called Didn't See It Don't Need To [Overcast link] and it's hosted by Sarah Miller who is a very funny writer and another person (Joshua Clover) with whom I am not familiar but whose voice is very nice.
Here's the show description:
This is a free podcast from The Real Sarah Miller in which Joshua Clover and I do not see movies and then discuss not having seen them. So many people are out there seeing movies that aren’t worth seeing and discussing them when they could just go swimming or pet an animal or check how many Twitter followers Zendaya’s dad has. We have disrupted this nonsense by NOT SEEING movies and discussing anyway, very briefly.
I recommend starting with the episode on Dune, which is only 16 minutes long and very funny.
See also: My other podcast recommendations.
January 6, 2022
The podcast is called Smartless and it is funny. In each episode, one of the hosts Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, or Will Arnett seem to actually(?) suprise the other hosts with a celebrity guest. Meaning, one of them books the guest, but the other 2 don't know about it.
They get some questions in, some jokes, some ribbing. It's good.
I'm working my way through the archives but one of my faves so far is Fred Armisen.
November 16, 2021
How much do Uber and Lyft drivers really earn, after expenses? Are they getting a raw deal by being classified as 'independent contractors' instead of employees? I explore the debate over these questions with three guests: Louis Hyman (Cornell), Veena Dubal (UC Hastings College of the Law), and Harry Campbell (The Rideshare Guy).
Blogger, author, podcaster, economist Tyler Cowen of George Mason University discusses the lessons learned from the pandemic with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Appearing roughly one year after his first conversation on the pandemic, Cowen revisits the predictions he made then and what he has learned for the next time.
April 10, 2021
Everything is Alive is my favorite podcast discovery in a long time.Part comedy, part philosophical exploration lesson — each episode features a whimsical discussion between host Ian Chillag and an inanimate object.I could tell you more, but it would ruin the thrill of listening to your first episode. Listen for yourself here.I found this via The Gist podcast (meta). My list of (regularly updated!) podcast recommendations is here.Image from Flickr user proteinbiochemist. Used under the creative commons.
April 16, 2019
1.Sometimes the podcast about the internet, Reply All, has call-in shows where anyone can call in and talk to the hosts/ask a question.The most recent one covers internet security, speculates on whether or not your Alexa can get hacked, and ends with a really touching story of a Syrian refugee living in Turkey who taught himself English and is trying to attend a school in the US or Canada but can't.Listen here.2.This podcast interview of Jason Fried, founder of Basecamp software, by Shane Parrish's Knowledge Project podcast was really interesting. Basecamp is run unlike any other organization I've ever encountered – in the best way.One of the things that stuck out to me is how they measure the success of the launch of a new product feature. They don't utilize metrics like user adoption to determine if a new feature is successful, like most companies do.Instead, they look into how the feature affected the humans who made it. Did it tear them apart? Stress them out a lot? Bring them closer together?Listen here.See also: my other posts about podcasts.
March 29, 2019
I've been writing about podcasts on this blog since 2010! But I don't think I ever shared what podcasts I actually listen to. So here's my unsolicited list of podcasts I currently listen to. None of the podcasts are obscure, but I think it's an eclectic mix.I'm breaking down the list into regular listens (I pretty much listen to every single episode) and occasional plays. All links go to their respective Overcast page.
These podcasts post one song/weekday. Great way to find new artists to follow. They're also great for road trips. Just make a new playlist with a few songs, podcast, few more songs, etc.
What did I miss?
November 28, 2017