What are some good podcasts to listen to that will take my mind off of work/programming?
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My non-technical podcast choices are:
Endless Thread: Reddit podcast, just started but it's really good.
Reply All: Podcast about the internet, super good.
Hello Internet: Podcast by Brady and CGP Grey.
Cortex: CGP Grey and Myke talk about their professional lifes.
Myths and Legends: Stories and folklore narrated weekly.
Reply All, this was one stated in an earlier comment. It's fun, quirky, and informative.
TWiT - This Week in Tech - Top Tech journalists talk about the stories in tech throughout the week. Hosted by Leo Laporte
My Dad Wrote a Porno [NSFW] - 3 Friends, one whose Dad wrote an erotic novel, read a chapter per week and critique it. Super Funny but not for everyone.
Note to Self - The intersection of humanity and technology - reflects on aspects of technology such as addiction, privacy, etc.
Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me - A fun and hilarious weekly news, radio game show.
"Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" is my weekly guilty pleasure. All my other podcasts I listen to at 1.8x, but for "Wait, Wait..." I slow down to 1.5x
Welcome to Night Vale: fictional community radio show for a desert town where weird things happen.
My Brother, My Brother And Me: a hilarious "advice" show. Three brothers "help" people who write in questions from Yahoo! Answers
Limited Resources: a niche podcast for nuts-and-bolts Spikes looking to improve at Magic: the Gathering draft and sealed (If you know that those words mean, then it's for you).
S-Town: just started listening to this. It's in the same vein as Serial.
(shameless plug) Feminist Nerds: a podcast made by my SO and her friend discussing comics and other nerdy interests from an intersectional feminist perspective. I've been a guest on a few episodes.
+1 for S-Town.
If you like S-Town you should check out Dirty John
Non-technicals that I like are:
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Some of the podcasts I enjoy -
Hardcore History: Super in depth looks at historical events.
This one is really good, very long episodes though.
I haven't listened to it in quite a while, but WTF with Marc Maron.
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