Articles and reviews about excellent podcasts.
The legendary comedian and director, David Steinberg, sits down with comedians, entertainers, and creators to discuss life, art, and comedy.
One of the many interesting aspects of podcasting is that performers seem to be discovering the medium at the same time listeners are finding their way here, too. David Steinberg has signed in, and it’s great to have this longtime standup comedian in front of a microphone after what seems forever. The David Steinberg Podcast
He’s mainly been directing television for the past few decades (having won several Emmy awards along the way), but his background in improv and comedy have stood him in good stead over the years.
Some of the guests he has had on the podcast include Mel Brooks, Kevin Nealon, Martin Short, Kathy Griffin, and Phil Rosenthal. (more…)
Story Worthy is a free weekly storytelling podcast featuring Hollywood’s most creative talents and normalish people spinning intriguing true tales. Each week the guest picks the topic and brings Story…
The Adam Carolla Show is the top ranked comedy podcast and Guinness World Records holder for the most downloaded podcast ever. Adam shares his thoughts on current events, interviews celebrities and rants about whatever’s bugging him today. Which is usually plenty.
The Adam Carolla Show is one of the podcasts I’ve listened to for years, although I usually only listen when he interviews a comedian or celeb I enjoy. He can be a ranting handful and an annoyance to my more pc correct friends, but he’s usually entertaining and quite funny when his rant-machine is racing and firing on all cylinders.
I recommend trying any of his podcast episodes that contain any of these recurring guests: Larry Miller, David Alan Grier, Dana Gould, Greg Fitzsimmons. You can read my post about Gould’s podcast here.
The Adam Carolla Show-video podcast with Jay Mohr
Here’s a good article about the podcast empire Carolla is building…
Three Lessons From Adam Carolla In Building A Podcast Empire
By Michael Wolf
As a longtime fan of Adam Carolla’s, I was both relieved and excited in February of 2009 when the comedian announced he would launch a podcast.
Relieved because, like many, I enjoyed the comedian’s hilarious rants about pretty much everything under the sun, and the recent cancellation of his syndicated radio show meant that I wouldn’t be hearing him on air anytime soon.
Excited because I thought it could mean something big for the podcast market. After all, while podcasts had grown steadily since the term was coined in 2004, they hadn’t quite fulfilled their early hype for a variety of reasons, and I thought Carolla’s entry could possibly bring more listeners to the medium.
Greg Proops is certainly not the smartest man in the world, nor is he the funniest for that matter, but there is never a dull moment and he never fails to entertain.
Greg Proops – By Crisman Richards
The Who’s Line is It Anyway? veteran and improv champ takes on a live audience every week, discussing current events, celebrity culture, and his personal life all on a whim. It’s bold, funny, and showcases Proops’ innate comedic knack that is only getting better with age.
Recent episode – Live from the Laugh Stop in Calgary, Greg speaks on snow, scandal and Sweet Caroline. Direct download: SM239.mp3 . Here’s a funny video too…
The Smartest Man in the World Proopcast – Live at The Bell House: Raspberry Galaxy
Hang Up and Listen is a weekly sports discussion from the online magazine Slate. It features Slate sports editor Josh Levin, writer Stefan Fatsis (author of A Few Seconds of Panic), and NPR sports reporter Mike Pesca.
Hang Up and Listen isn’t a “scream and debate till the hosts are red in the face” PTI-style yap fest type of podcast. Anchored by Slate’s sports editor Josh Levin, writer Stefan Fatsis, and NPR’s Mike Pesca, these three are smart, thorough, and highly analytical. They can be pedantic at times-some of their segments are as dense as a dissertation—but it’s better to be critical and informative than beer-bellied, redundant, Bayless-like, and dependent on the adjectives “good” and “great.”
Instead of putting in a review by me (I listen every week) or a professional smarty-pants reviewer, I’ll just paste some insights from mere average humans for your edification. Then check it out for your own selves.
Hang Up and Listen Podcast Reviews
Increase Your IQ..just tune in.
by frommaui66 on Oct 17, 2013
This has got to be the wittiest, consistently wry and most intelligent sports podcastâ¦EVER! Listening to the guys making hilariously arcane observations about sports and related events around the world is like getting a Masters Degree in Smart and Funny Sportstalk. This show is one of the few podcasts I listen to regularly. (more…)
Science Friday is a weekly discussion of the latest news in science, technology, health, and the environment hosted by Ira Flatow.
Science Friday is broadcast over public radio stations nationwide as part of NPR’s ‘Talk of the Nation’ programming. Each week, they focus on science topics that are in the news and try to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand.
Panels of expert guests join Science Friday’s host, Ira Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science – and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.
Science Friday video – Art Meets Geek in Toni Dove’s Studio
Toni Dove takes a high-tech approach to art—her mixed-media performances star cyborgs and robots and employ mechanical three-dimensional projection screens. Performers animate video puppets through custom-built motion-sensing software (easier seen than said). With some operatic singers thrown in, a visit to Dove’s studio feels like a trip into a futuristic Wonderland. (more…)
Podcasts | Mohr Stories - comedian Jay Mohr weaves humorous tales & interviews. Comedian Jay Mohr and a rotating cast of his hilarious friends regale you with tales and conversation covering every topic imaginable on his podcast Mohr Stories.
The Bugle is one of my favorite comedy podcasts. For several years, I’ve been enjoying this weekly satirical news podcast created by comedians John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman.
You may know Oliver from his job as a correspondent on John Stewart’s The Daily Show, for which he won an Emmy in 2009, and his own HBO show.
And you may know Zaltzman from, uh, uh, let’s see, hmm, give me a minute… (crickets chirping) err, maybe… just a minute (paint drying)… uh… ok, I don’t know what the hell Zaltzman might have done or be known for or is up to, but I like him plenty and laugh at him plenty more.
John is located in New York and Andy is somewhere in Great Britain, and through the marvels of modern technology, they get together every week to create this perfectly preposterous podcast.
Here a blurb they tarnished Wikipedia with… Oliver and Zaltzman, with their combined height of 3.59 metres, will together canoe through the murky swamp of big stories, small stories and assorted hogwash that inundates our daily world. Comprising news, sport, comment, analysis, other stuff, The Bugle is the newspaper of the future, before the future actually happens.
Video sample of The Bugle podcast
Podcasts-Slate's Political Gabfest-discussion about politics. Slate's Political Gabfest podcast aims to recreate the kind of informal and irreverent discussions Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
Podcasts | Fresh Air - weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues. Fresh Air, the Peabody Award-winning broadcast, is one of NPR’S most popular programs. I’ve been a fan of the podcasts and it’s host Terry Gross for years.I highly recommend it.
Podcasts | Dana Gould Hour - the most creative and funny comedian podcast going. I’ve listened to plenty of podcasts by comedians and the "Dana Gould Hour" is the funniest, most creative and the best produced one out there.
Podcasts | Manners For The Digital Age -navigate etiquette of new technology. These are the kinds of dilemmas that Manners For The Digital Age podcast tackle for you: Is it stingy to use a Groupon coupon for your share of a check? Should I nix a former in-law from Facebook page after divorce?
Podcasts | The Culture Gabfest- Slate critics debate culture. In The Culture Gabfest podcast, Slate.com's cultural critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the latest movies, television, books & more
Podcasts | Marc Maron’s WTF - a thoughtful, talented comedian interviews other comedians. I’ve enjoyed over 50 of Marc Maron’s WTF podcasts. This smart comedian has a talent for coaxing surprisingly revealing and interesting things from his comedic guests which results in excellent and unique interviews not usually obtained by others.
In The Tobolowsky Files podcast, legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky shares funny short stories on life, love, & showbiz. Top 10 best humorous podcast
Podcasts | KEVIN POLLAK’S CHAT SHOW- planet’s best talk show . With no time or language or commercial restrictions to hold it back, KEVIN POLLAK’S CHAT SHOW has blasted off into the stratosphere to become the planet’s best talk show. I’ve gathered some tasty samples of his podcast featuring Jon Hamm, Seth MacFarlane, Jane Campion, Dana Carvey, Lisa Loeb and Kevin Nealon.
Podcasts | BrainStuff - get smarter in a few minutes and have a humm-huh? moment or two.Marshall Brain explains the world's everyday mysteries and other puzzling phenomena in BrainStuff, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com