Jun 102017

Both Con and Warren shared their favourite podcasts in recent #blogjune posts. Both of their favourites are on my iPhone….and I don’t have that many…

I commute to and from work three days a week, so regularly catch up with the ones in the screenshots. I never miss “Download This Show” and recommend this to students in my library technology unit. The others I pick and choose according to interest. I stopped listening to Rear Vision about 6 months ago. I am not sure why, as their programmes tend to be an excellent contextualisation of current events.

Oh look, they are all produced by the ABC.Β  Should get out more a bit πŸ™‚

When I garden or drive on long trips, I tend to download entire audiobooks. My favourite source is actually BorrowBox, provided free through public libraries of W.A.

A couple of years ago I worked my way through most of the BBC “Desert Islands Discs” podcasts. These are 1:1 interviews interspersed with the eight records that the subject would take with them to a desert island. The archive goes back to 1956. It was a great way to catch up with the gaps in my knowledge about who was who in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

I think I would check out This American Life and the Moth Halfhour if I ran out of things to listen to regularly.

One of the recurrent themes of Download this show is the unsatisfactory podcast listening and discovery apps. I use Downcast (which does not mean I think the name is in any way sensible), and am more or less satisfied.

People made some nice suggestions about other interesting podcasts on Con’s post .. but if anyone has podcast discovery/listening software that gladdens their hearts, or other podcasts they would recommend, please fire away…



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