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dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 17 9:59 pm    Post subject: the moth  Reply with quote    

linky

ace stories from public service broadcasting.

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 17 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've always wondered how much American public broadcasting goes abroad. I was surprised to hear Prairie Home Companion on the radio when I was in New Zealand years ago.

For similar stories to the Moth, but with a scientific bent there is also The Story Collider podcast: http://www.storycollider.org/

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 17 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanks will check it out.
i came across the moth via a linky from the bbc , it has gone on my bookmarks list , listening to folk telling their story is fascinating , so far i have had a very happy 3 hrs and plan to spend more time listening to things as varied as learning to land a jet on a carrier and sneaking your chums into the whitehouse to conduct a 2 man wedding.

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 17 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I sometimes have tasks that lend themselves well to podcasts. (not much thinking required, but dull and monotonous)

As such, I've grown to have a quite a list of preferred podcasts. So much so that I sometimes wish I had more dull and monotonous tasks that lend themselves to listening.....

My favorites:
The Moth
Story Collider
The Dollop http://www.dolloppodcast.com/podcast.html bizarre stories, primarily from American history, told from one comedian to another. Can be very entertaining, can be vulgar. My favorite episode is "the rube" http://thedollop.libsyn.com/the-rube )
Freakonomics http://freakonomics.com/
This American Life https://www.thisamericanlife.org/
Hardcore History http://www.dancarlin.com/ (this one is very different, only comes out a few times a year, but each episode is several hours long)
The Truth http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/ (sort of like old school radio dramas. Audio fiction)

I also like a nerdy personal finance one, called The Mad Fientist, but I'll only admit that here where I'm still sort of anonymous

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 17 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanks ,

bbc radio i player has some good stuff (and plenty of carp) linky to auntie .

a uk based proxy server should deal with any zoning issues but iirc the radio side of the bbc is pretty much open access regardless of location.

perfect on the pa for a church social and perfect in many ways

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