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Title: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Dan on August 29, 2008, 09:07:12 AM
I had my most productive day in a while yesterday as I was plugging away on this boring autocad file but listening to some hilarious sports talk. That got me thinking that maybe I need some more good podcasts to keep my mind from wandering.

So? Which ones can you recommend?

Yesterday I listened to Bill Simmons' "BS Report" and Dave Dameshek's daily LA-centric podcast. Any other fun ones?
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on August 29, 2008, 01:04:29 PM
I highly recommend "Scene, Unscene" with Chris & Jimmy. Its a movie review podcast of current and older stuff.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Dan on August 29, 2008, 01:27:03 PM
Where does one find this?
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Post by: Kwyjibo on August 29, 2008, 02:02:18 PM
NPR's All Songs Considered is a good one for discovering new music.

Also, I hear Jimmy Pardo has a good one.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on August 29, 2008, 03:31:21 PM
You can subscribe to Scene, Unseen through their website: http://www.sceneunseenpodcast.com/
Or you can subscribe through iTunes' podcasts.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: clemsonfan on August 29, 2008, 03:51:06 PM
I listen to the podcasts of NPR's "This American Life".
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Post by: redbobsled on August 29, 2008, 06:09:39 PM
I listen to the podcasts of NPR's "This American Life".

Ditto.

Brian listens to a bunch.  He likes the aforementioned Jimmy Pardo podcast called Never not Funny.  He also listens to something called something like WFMU's best show ever.  I find it highly annoying, but he seems to like it. 

He also listens to Forty year-old boy (it's by Mike Schmidt), Comedy and everything else with Todd Glass and Jimmy Dore, Battleship Pretension (it's a movie podcast by film students), and I love the movies with Doug Benson.

He's in his studio working all day, so he pretty much listens to podcasts constantly. 
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Nate on August 31, 2008, 12:15:06 AM
Oh, man.  I have tons.

ESPN: Pardon The Interruption (because I'm at work still when this is on TV)
Sound Opinions
KEXP - Music That Matters
MPR: The Current Song Of The Day
MPR: Musicheads
NPR: Music
NPR: All Songs Considered
BBC 6Music - Musicweek
Woxy.com Lounge Act
60 Minutes Podcast
Bill Moyers Journal
Real Time w/ Bill Maher
This Week In Media
Macbreak Weekly
Life Zero
WFMU: The Best Show on WFMU w/ Tom Scharpling
Strongbad Emails
And when it's on, The Tony Kornheiser Show

to name a few.

All are on itunes.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Docta on August 31, 2008, 07:01:49 AM
npr's car talk, fresh air, and speaking of faith are my favs
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Dan on August 31, 2008, 12:28:45 PM
Thanks for the links guys. I'll check them out next week at work.

Note: I'm fairly confident that the iTunes route is blocked for us. The podcasts I've listened to I've gotten straight from their sources.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Marlowe on September 01, 2008, 01:05:28 AM
good topic danny-boy. it's fun to read what other people listen to.

i listen to music and podcasts for much of my workday in my office... here are the podcats i listen to:

- the adam carolla show
- the ricky gervais podcast (published only every 2-3 months, but nothing's funnier)
- paste culture club
- kexp music that matters
- fader magazine podcast
- kcrw's today's top tune
- npr: all songs considered
- npr: world cafe
- zencast
- the philosophy podcast
- rocketboom
- slate's spoiler special
- cook's illustrated video podcast
- rocketboom
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Dan on September 02, 2008, 10:04:09 AM
Hah. My first attempt at something new is NPR's "All Songs Considered." The first note I hear is Ra Ra Riot... a woxy fave and a band I've seen about 5 or 6 times now. I dunno - something ironic about that.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 02, 2008, 05:27:43 PM
I listen to the NPR Sunday Puzzle, Sound Opinions, and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.

I have many All Songs Considered downloaded, but I'm over a year behind in listening.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Dan on December 20, 2010, 01:34:15 PM
If anyone casually listens to the "Daves of Thunder" podcast, I highly recommend this weeks episode. The whole crew goes to a beer garden type place and just get really drunk. Good stuff.

www.davesofthunder.net

Awesome.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: c-lando on November 12, 2014, 01:47:56 PM
I just got caught up on SERIAL and it is sooooooooooooo good.
I can't wait until the next episode!!!!
Put it in your ears or holler at me and let me know if you're totally into this too.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: adyonka on November 13, 2014, 09:27:02 AM
NCHC Radio Show
Welcome to Night Vale
NPR: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me
NPR: Ask Me Another
NPR: Car Talk
You Bet Your Garden
Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Dan on November 13, 2014, 11:33:51 AM
These days I pretty much just listen to:
The B.S. Report from Bill Simmons
Men In Blazers
Radiolab

When I'm out of new eps from them, for filler I rotate between
Doug Loves Movies
The Adam Carolla Podcast
Nerdist



Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Butter on November 14, 2014, 07:39:21 AM
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Doug Loves Movies
How Did This Get Made?
WTF
Nerdist (when they have a guest I care about, which is rarely)
Never Not Funny (same)
This American Life

An hour drive each way every day calls for some entertainment when I'm not listening to satellite radio.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: slow-dog on December 03, 2014, 02:45:51 PM
I just got caught up on SERIAL and it is sooooooooooooo good.
I can't wait until the next episode!!!!
Put it in your ears or holler at me and let me know if you're totally into this too.

I'm a SERIAL fan too!  I listen to it on my way in to work on Friday mornings.  Love it, although I fear that because it's still a work in progress, and real, that we all expect it to be tied up nicely like a CSI episode or something, but there's no way they can deliver such a definitive conclusion. 
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Kwyjibo on December 04, 2014, 09:58:37 AM
Agreed, Slow-Dog.  I enjoy the show immensely, I've listened through the entire series (the first 9 anyway) a couple of times now and I just can't see it being wrapped up neatly.  Too much time has passed, too much is missing, and too many people are not talking anymore. 
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Chespo on December 05, 2014, 11:29:52 AM
I pretty much subsist on podcasts, mostly public-radio-affiliated. The ones I consider essential are marked with asterisks.

WNYC: On The Media*, Radiolab*
WBEZ: This American Life*, Serial*, Sound Opinions
NPR: Fresh Air*, Planet Money*, Weekends on All Things Considered, Snap Judgment, Tiny Desk Concerts, Studio Sessions, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
PRX: 99% Invisible*, The Truth, The Moth
Nerdist Industries: The Thrilling Adventure Hour*, Sex Nerd Sandra, The Nerdist (same as Butter: when they have a guest I care about, which is rarely)
Indie: Sodajerker On Songwriting
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 10, 2015, 03:11:34 PM
New podcast for 2015 co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, who helped create Radiolab and This American Life

http://www.npr.org/programs/invisibilia/
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Dan on January 12, 2015, 12:31:36 PM
I had a crush on Lulu Miller's speaking voice for years. :)
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Post by: c-lando on February 06, 2015, 04:59:20 PM
On their 5 year anniversary podcast, the Nerdist guys said POOLIO like 3-5 times. It gave me the giggles.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Chespo on February 07, 2015, 03:20:12 PM
We actually had Lulu Miller over last year, when we hosted a little literary event and she was one of the participants. Cool person. She passed around printouts which explained the Danish concept of hygge; I still have one here on the coffee table because it's such a nice sentiment.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Butter on April 20, 2017, 08:07:14 AM
I must be turning into my dad, as I have found myself gravitating towards these podcasts of late:

S-Town (which is only good if you can tolerate the main character... which you will know after the first episode)
Crimetown (1st season about Providence, RI... the rise and fall of Buddy Cianci and the Patriarca crime family)
Criminal (shorter format about random crimes and/or the people or concepts behind them)
In the Dark (1st season about abduction of Jacob Wetterling in Minnesota in the late 80's, the police's botching of the case and larger societal implications thereof)
Lore (shorter format about mythical and supernatural happenings both past and present... but mostly LONG past)

All have very high production values... I have tried a few others with not as great production values and it's easy to spot when someone is doing it as a hobby vs. professionally.  Have found myself more interested in listening to these longer form stories over several parts lately for whatever reason.  Next thing you know I'll be watching NCIS and Law and Order: SVU (if those are still even things).

And I still never listened to Season 2 of Serial, so I'll probably get back to that at some point.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: daytime drinking on April 20, 2017, 08:22:06 AM
any joe rogan fans?  he's part of most of my days
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 20, 2017, 09:37:20 AM
Butter, you'll probably like Accused, which was done by the Cincinnati Enquirer.  It's in the same vein as Serial, though not as well produced.  My friend Andrew (Readymaid keyboardist) did the music.

Serial season 2 was odd.  Good, but nothing like the first season, and not as engrossing.  Definitely a bizarre story, mostly because that guy is friggin' nuts.
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Post by: Dizzy on April 20, 2017, 10:22:06 AM
any joe rogan fans?  he's part of most of my days
Yup, I listen to most of the episodes, but skip the ones about marshal arts.

So my favorites are mostly comedy with a little news mixed in so I at least know what is happening around me.

Comedy: Point vs Point, Dumb People Town, The Dollop
News, Discusssion: No Agenda, DH Unpluggged, The Rubin Report
Informational: Here We Are, Congressional Dish, Say Why To Drugs
Old Time Radio: This Day In Jack Benny, Our Miss Brooks, X Minus One

That is only 12 of the 32 I am subscribed to right now. I listen mostly at work or when driving on road trip. If I had to name an absolute favorite it would have to be The Dollop.

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Post by: daytime drinking on April 20, 2017, 11:23:31 AM
i haven't met anyone who listen to the mma ones
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Post by: Dan on April 20, 2017, 11:40:36 AM
I'm (still[!]) listening to Bill Simmons as my number one podcast.
S-Town was holy-cow-fantastic but alas it's 7 episodes are over (for me) so I'm not listening to it at the moment.
Radiolab is a definite whenever they have a new one.
Still hoping for a smashing Serial Season 3.
I've started listening to Freakonomics Radio podcast a little but not consistently.
I really liked the Malcolm Gladwell podcast from last summer, Revisionist History.
Others that I listen to, but a lot less, include Men In Blazers and some of The Ringer's various podcasts.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Butter on April 20, 2017, 11:53:42 AM
Butter, you'll probably like Accused, which was done by the Cincinnati Enquirer.  It's in the same vein as Serial, though not as well produced.  My friend Andrew (Readymaid keyboardist) did the music.

I happened upon that when cruising for something to listen to after S-Town.  It is going in my back pocket for later.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Dan on April 20, 2017, 03:19:36 PM
Butter, you have similar tastes in podcasts as my wife, and she listens to one called "My Favorite Murder" so you might want to check it out. She says she gets annoyed from time to time but generally likes it.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Butter on April 20, 2017, 03:42:26 PM
Tried to listen to a couple of "crime" podcasts that take a funny tack... but found that they were often taking it a bit further than I was comfortable with.  Listened to a LAST PODCAST ON THE LEFT on the Toybox Killer, for example... and they almost sounded in awe of the guy and some of the jokes just went way too far.  Even though it was funny at times.

But I will give it a shot.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 20, 2017, 09:24:37 PM
I like Lore as well. And of course Accused!

If you like listening to musicians/songwriters discuss their craft, Sodajerker is the best of the lot, I think. Of course it depends on the guest (much as I love Mike Viola, I really got tired of the 'ya knows' every other word) but the two Liverpudlians who do the interviews really have a nice way of getting the best from their guests. The Andy Partridge interview is a gem.
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Post by: Dizzy on April 21, 2017, 02:54:58 AM
Oh, another good one for music is Song Exploder.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 24, 2017, 10:11:02 AM
Oh, another good one for music is Song Exploder.

I just started listening to this one too.  This one is good for me because I don't have to listen to every episode.  Most are songs I'm not interested in, so I can pick and choose like I do Nerdist.
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Post by: c-lando on April 24, 2017, 02:24:51 PM
I just started listening to NANCY (from WNYC) and I love it.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Butter on May 17, 2017, 11:15:18 AM
Butter, you'll probably like Accused, which was done by the Cincinnati Enquirer.  It's in the same vein as Serial, though not as well produced.  My friend Andrew (Readymaid keyboardist) did the music.

This was really good.  Thanks for the recommendation.

Even though they really didn't find out shit, other than the Butler County prosecutor is a douche.
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Post by: Dan on May 17, 2017, 01:04:11 PM
Butter - did you offer a review of S-town? I'm curious about your thoughts. (Maybe spoiler it? I dunno...it's been a while now, right?)

Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Butter on May 17, 2017, 01:26:52 PM
S-town was good, but not 1st season of Serial good.  The host tries a little too hard to make it into a William Faulkner story, and there is a controversial reveal in the penultimate episode that I didn't have a problem with... but a lot of people did. 

As I did mention earlier, how much you like it depends on how much you can tolerate the main subject, John B. McLemore.  He gets a little taxing by mid-episode 2, and then he commits suicide.  After that happens, the show hits a bunch of different themes, like what makes a family, small-town politics, Southern attitudes, and a bunch more... all while attempting to continue to tell a cohesive story.  The problem is, the threads of the story spin a little bit out of control, and the reporter falls into the trap of not really knowing who to trust or which threads to follow to their conclusion... so there almost is no conclusion.  That's what can make these open-ended podcasts frustrating... you can't just keep reporting indefinitely.  At some point, you've gotta try to put it together and get it out there.

But the host does his best to bring it to a resolution, and I think mostly succeeds.  I found it well worth my time, and I sincerely doubt there will ever be another podcast quite like it... the combination of characters, setting, and theme like that just doesn't come along every day.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on May 17, 2017, 03:09:03 PM
Concur with Butter's thoughts on it.  It is frustrating that there really wasn't a satisfying conclusion, but then, there really wasn't a satisfying conclusion for Serial either.  But it's an interesting story with interesting characters and, all in all, a gripping story.

What is the controversial reveal you mentioned Butter?  I've heard it, I'm just not sure what you're referring to.

Agreed on Accused also, BTW.  Same as Serial, no real insight is gained, but it's an interesting story, nonetheless.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Butter on May 17, 2017, 03:18:02 PM
What is the controversial reveal you mentioned Butter?  I've heard it, I'm just not sure what you're referring to.

Well.

Host delves into John B's sexuality and then specifically into a couple of relationships, even though McLemore did not consent to them being discussed on air... and the host essentially admits that he's going to talk about these things anyway even though McLemore disapproved because he's dead now and he wouldn't care since he's dead.  That's some marginal reasoning.  I was fine with it, but there were a lot of people who jumped on the host as a result.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on May 17, 2017, 04:27:53 PM
Huh, I didn't think that much about it.  I guess it is sorta shitty, I don't know what the protocol is with outing dead people.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Dan on May 18, 2017, 12:52:30 PM
Cool - thanks for your thoughts.

I didn't realize the controversial point that you mentioned above, but now that you outlined it I guess I can see some people saying it and they have a point. Like Kwyj, I don't know the protocol either.

As for not wrapping up, I thought it wrapped up very nicely with the mercury poisoning angle. I can't stop thinking about how that (likely) affected him and how it finally makes him start to make sense. If anything the biggest complaint from me would be that it was too simple of an angle for such a complicated person.

But yeah, you can't really wrap up a story about a town or place. They are still there, still going, and they didn't disappear once the series ended. So it's tough. I liked the ending, though.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 18, 2017, 03:05:53 PM
What did you guys think of Tyler wanting to speak off record after Brian discussed the consequences of speaking on the record about whether or not he had found any of the supposed gold.  I felt like they were trying to hint that there was something for him to hide.  But, of course they would.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Butter on May 19, 2017, 07:19:49 AM
I don't know about the whole thing.  That was part of the brilliance of the series (or listener manipulation, if you prefer) was that nothing was ever as it seemed.  Tyler, the tattoo parlor, John, the cousins... it all seemed ready to go one way then it went another.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on May 19, 2017, 09:46:21 AM
Right.  My guess is there wasn't anything to be found.  I think he bragged about having gold, and giving it away when he died, to keep his friends around.  He spent far too much money while basically being unemployed, to have had much of anything to leave.
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Post by: Butter on May 19, 2017, 12:16:06 PM
Probably agree with you.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 21, 2017, 09:23:38 PM
I haven't listened to S-Town, yet, but I plan to. Thanks for continuing to use the spoiler tag!
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Post by: Kwyjibo on May 22, 2017, 08:59:43 AM
Get on it!
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2017, 01:16:48 PM
I thought that Tyler was probably a worthless guy who did indeed steal a bunch of John's stuff. I mean that solely from the information presented and have no clue as to what actually happened.

At first it was amusing but as it got bigger and bigger it was like, "Hold on a second."
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 24, 2017, 10:04:55 AM
I'd agree with that assessment.
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Post by: scurvygirl on May 28, 2017, 09:03:43 PM
Current favorite podcast is "Hello From the Magic Tavern." It's these 3 guys doing improv, basically. They had me at "guy falls through a portal at a Burger King in Chicago and ends up in the magical land of Foon." It gets crazier from there.

Buttholes. So many buttholes.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: luisterpaul on June 21, 2017, 11:31:24 AM
I'm digging The Allusionist these days. Typically a half hour or less, it's a succinct, insightful, and often funny exploration of language. In the most recent episode she interviews someone with aphasia. Another recent episode dealt with our vocabulary for sex and all the body parts pertaining thereto.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: c-lando on July 28, 2017, 01:57:29 PM
I mean, DUH.

http://www.levarburtonpodcast.com/
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Post by: Juliana on September 11, 2017, 11:53:54 PM
So of course Welcome to Night Vale is probably my fave podcast. Been into it since early on. It is just so well done. And the live shows...

Alice Isn't Dead is good. Long (creepy) story form podcast. Just finished up season 2.  It is also by the Night Vale Team

Conversations with People Who Hate me, is the newest from the Night Vale team. It is Dylan Maron  speaking with people who have trolled/dragged him online.   Very insightful and well done

Now, some non Night Vale podcasts

The Thrilling Adventure Hour is great. So much talent. Really wish I would have caught onto the show in time to plan a trip to The Largo to see it live.

We Got This with Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin is really fun.  They answer questions that you argue about with your friends, like who was the best TV mom, or what is tre best Christmas episode. The guys are in their mid/late 30s and have similar pop culture tastes/backgrounds as me, so I really enjoy these shows

So many others, but I am tired of typing in my phone for now.   I make so many of the mistakes on this stupid tiny keyboard.


Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 13, 2017, 05:47:50 PM
"My Dad Wrote a Porno" is hysterical. Start it at the beginning. Three 'comedians' dissect one of their Dad's attempt at writing an erotic fiction novel.

Every episode - except perhaps the second one - has elicited LOUD roars of laughter from me, together with annoyance that I never thought of this idea. The terminology 'Dad' uses makes "50 Shades" seem like bloomin' Shakespeare by comparison. I have a friend listening to this at work on headphones and she is finding it embarrassing how much she is laughing in the office at  it. I hasten to add it is (obviously) NSFW.
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Post by: c-lando on March 23, 2018, 09:38:45 AM
What happened to YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS?
Is Karina just taking a break? Nothing yet in 2018.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: c-lando on March 20, 2019, 03:25:42 PM
Thank you, Pop Culture Happy Hour, for introducing me to HIT PARADE.

https://slate.com/podcasts/hit-parade

What makes a song a smash? Talent? Luck? Timing? All that—and more. Chris Molanphy, pop-chart analyst and author of Slate’s “Why Is This Song No. 1?” series, tells tales from a half-century of chart history. Through storytelling, trivia and song snippets, Chris dissects how that song you love—or hate—dominated the airwaves, made its way to the top of the charts and shaped your memories forever.
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Post by: MoxyWOXY on August 07, 2019, 04:16:04 PM
I stumbled on Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet recently. It has been mostly entertaining.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: MissKitty on August 07, 2019, 05:15:29 PM
Has anyone been listening to Rumblings From the Big Bush? It's the WOXY/97X podcast hosted by former DJs Damien Dotterweich and Dave Tellmann. Quite fun and a nice trip down memory lane.
Title: Re: What are your favorite Podcasts?
Post by: MoxyWOXY on August 08, 2019, 05:10:59 PM
Has anyone been listening to Rumblings From the Big Bush? It's the WOXY/97X podcast hosted by former DJs Damien Dotterweich and Dave Tellmann. Quite fun and a nice trip down memory lane.

I have listened to most of them. I agree - fun to hear the old promos and commercials as well.