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Post by Jindianajonz » 07 Apr 2022, 16:17

Out of curiosity, what are y'alls favorite X-men (or even non-X-men) related podcasts?

I got big into Jay and Miles (https://www.xplainthexmen.com/) when I got back into comics, who do a 3x monthly chronological recounting of most-things-X. They skip over a lot of the solo series like Wolverine, Cable, and X-man, but have covered all major team books and most miniseries. After spending most of Covid catching up to the latest episodes, I'm now rereading my collection (and augmenting it as necessary) with each new episode that comes out.

I recently started listening to Oh Gosh, Oh Golly, Oh Wow (https://goshgollywow.com/), which analyzes Excalibur one issue at a time, and although I'm only three episodes in I'm loving the passion and depth (that's what she said) that they are bringing to the material. I'm itching to listen to more, but my girlfriend is reading Excalibur for the first time alongside it, and we are listening together on long car rides.

I also started listening to CerebroCast (https://www.connorgoldsmith.com/cerebro) at the gym, and I'm liking that one as well. It's a character focused series with some great guests, though the episodes do run longer than a lot of other podcasts. I'm finding it takes at least two gym trips to complete an episode, but host Connor Goldsmith has some great observations about the characters he's studying, finds fantastic guests, and brings a lot of humor to the episodes.

There's only one other X-men related podcast I've heard that just wasn't my cup of tea, but I don't want to bring negative attention to any creators so i'm not gonna go further.

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Post by Blackcyclops » 07 Apr 2022, 16:43

I won’t lie, all my comic related “insight” I get from the posters here. I tried Jay and Miles’ podcast and I think it’s fine but given it almost feels like two people doing a recap while essentially doing post, I feel just more engaged here. But it is a well made podcast and does cover ALOT of ground. They do tend to fall into a very strong pro-CC camp so if you’ve not really read older x-stuff, it’s a good place to start I think.

As far as non-X-podcast, You Must Remember This is by far the best just overall podcast you can listen to if you’re interested in media history. It covers 20th Century Film industry in the US but covers it by focusing certain actors (a whole series on Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr is incredible) or events (the Manson maxi-series literally gave me chills at times). The host is engaging and so great to listen to and it’s never boring.
So on one hand we have the existence of a being who can reset the entire timeline, destroying everything…, and on the other hand we have a few mind wipes and some gaslighting. You're right, totally evenly weighted.
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Post by Jindianajonz » 07 Apr 2022, 17:47

You Must Remember This is fantastic. I listened to a dozen or so episodes and then got sidetracked, but its once of 8 Podcasts I still favorite.

I've also been really into The History of English podcast, which not surprisingly gives an overview of the history of english. It's not all grammar and spelling, though- host Kevin Stroud talks about the major historical events that shaped the development of English- Indo-European settlers developing an enzyme to process milk that allowed further expansion, the wars between Romans and Germanic Tribes that lent words between the two major roots of English, the fights between Angles, Saxons, and Celts in Britain that led to the establishment of London as a cultural hub that spread its particular dialect, etc. But he also dips into the way letter pronunciation has shifted over the years, why we have S/C/K/X when they all more or less give the same sound(s), and other structural topics like that. It's super dry, but I find it utterly fascinating.

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Post by Spectral Knight » 07 Apr 2022, 17:58

Don't do comics podcasts. I don't know - the few occasions I've watched them I've felt like the contributors have felt like they're on a different planet to me. :lol:
Don't get me wrong, I love a passionate X-fan (and we've got enough of them here...!) but for some reasons I prefer to read discourse/opinions/call-backs than hear/watch them.

Non-comics podcasts I follow...
Triggernometry. Brilliant. Two (now former?) stand-up comedians that is half really interesting conversations with political/social commentators, academics, authors, politicians, other comedians and sometimes just odd choices (John Barnes, and that bloke who left Mumford and Sons). The other half is live shows looking at the news of the day, usually with quite a bit of satire, but can be deeply serious. One of the hosts is a Russian migrant to the West, and his take on the Ukraine situation is illuminating. He's got zero time for Putin sympathisers btw.

Have a Word - Comedy podcast with Adam Rowe and Dan Nightingale (two stand-ups from the NW). Absolute nonsense. Two stand-ups who basically talk utter shite. Often filthy, usually piss-yourself funny. Usually have a guest on the public episodes that is usually another comedian, ranging from 'big-names' like Jimmy Carr or Jason Manford through to fairly new acts. If you're only ever going to watch one, watch the Jamie Hutchinson one...

...which brings me to Hot Water Green Room. Two stand-up comedians (notice a theme...) one of which is the aforementioned Jamie Hutchinson. Jamie H's a brilliant wreck of a man. How he's managed to not actually accidentally kill himself by now is a miracle. I've never seen more of an utter mess of a human, but his stories are comedy gold.

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Post by Jindianajonz » 07 Apr 2022, 18:15

My "light listening" podcast of choice lately is "Cup of Tea and a Chat" (https://www.patreon.com/allieandbean/posts) with Allie Mckay and Gene "Bean" Baxter. It's the successor to the long running Kevin and Bean morning show that aired for 30 years on Los Angeles' KROQ before being unceremoniously canceled at the beginning of Covid. The format is similar to their radio show- lots of banter about their lives, weekly quizes with the fans, pop culture updates, new music, etc. I admire that they are always upbeat, positive, and considerate, and avoid delving too much into the negativity and mean-spiritedness that plagues too much of talk radio these days (i'm looking at you, Frank and Frosty!) They release 3 episodes a week, meaning that it's frequently playing in my ear during slower periods at work, and although they used to offer their Wednesday episode for free, that unfortunately changed a couple weeks ago. Still if you were ever a fan of Kevin and Bean and want more of the same, $3 per month for 3 weekly episodes is a steal.

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Post by Blackcyclops » 07 Apr 2022, 19:02

If you’re up for people doing engaging podcasts about a variety of topics with expert level sound engineering then Radiolab is the place to go. There are few topics they haven’t covered in a way that will 100% make you think. I recommend starting with The Other Latif episodes just to get an idea about the show.
So on one hand we have the existence of a being who can reset the entire timeline, destroying everything…, and on the other hand we have a few mind wipes and some gaslighting. You're right, totally evenly weighted.
-Cly

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Post by clayford » 11 Apr 2022, 00:59

I absolutely love Jay and Miles. I like the format of Cerebro but I find Connor to be aggressive about his opinions and rude to his guests.

My non-X podcasts:
Smartless - Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, and Sean Hayes talk with a different guest every episode. While it's usually a Hollywood celebrity, they have had a symphony conductor, the Surgeon General, and Ken Burns, among others.

The Happiness Lab - Spinning out of this class at Yale (https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/23/us/yale- ... index.html) a psychology professor guides us through the science of happiness.

Apocrypals - Writer of comics Benito Cereno and writer about comics Chris Sims are "two non-believers {who} read through the Bible but try not to be jerks about it."
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Post by tokenBG1009 » 12 Apr 2022, 23:30

I don't know if I could actually listen to a comic related podcast. I'm like BC in that all my info comes almost exclusively from y'all with reddit as a supplement. I used to listen to some audio dramas, but I haven't been able to get into them like I used to because my job takes up too much attention. The starting and stopping makes it difficult and my commute is too short to really get into anything.

Podcasts I listen to though:
Myths & Legends - I love mythology and folktales. It was a podcast made for me.
Scoundrel - Also by the same team talks about historical villains.

Lore - I don't actually listen to this one much. Myths & Legends does the job better IMO

Blizzard Watch - It's a website that covers mainly World of Warcraft, but also other Blizzard games. They've got a couple I follow, one that's a general podcast and another that's lore focused. I don't really play the game anymore, but I still love the story of it and the hosts are great.

Overly Sarcastic Podcast - It's basically just an extension of the YT channel with some hijinks.

Sawbones - Doctor and her husband discuss medical things in humorous fashion. My girlfriend started listening to it and I go back to it pretty frequently.
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Post by EphemeristX » 13 Apr 2022, 05:51

I've been listening to Old Gods of Appalachia. It's all about dark folklore, but it's basically a series of narratives all set within a central universe. Magic, mysteries, and hungry dark things. Good stuff.
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Post by AntiBody » 13 Apr 2022, 12:02

I want to listen to more comics-based podcasts - Jay and Miles are great, but I'm saving their episodes with Hickman as a guest until I finally get to Inferno (I'm playing a bit of catch-up).

As for non comics-based podcasts, I listen to Race Chaser with Willam and Alaska because I'm a Drag Race suuuperfan, and I listen to The Chop with Latrice and Manila if they're covering an international spinoff that I'm watching.

The Rewatchables is FANTASTIC, though they had a really long spell of covering movies that were just garbage. They're starting to come back though!

Gay/queer podcasts include Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, Homo Sapiens with Christopher Sweeney (I miss Alan Cumming and Will Young as co-hosts), and Homophilia with Dave Holmes and Matt McConkey. I think Dave Holmes is an absolute genius.

Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus are covering the MCU in Newcomers, and I'm really enjoying that one!

Just this week I started Reckless Attack, a D&D actual-play podcast. I'm only a couple episodes deep, but it's really well done. Also I'm listening to this because I've been wanting to play D&D for years but fucking no one around me plays, which sucks, but this is nice to take in.

Mythunderstood is a great one that I listen to every once in a while.

And lastly every once in a while I listen to My Dad Wrote A Porno for a good laugh lol.
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Post by Cable » 13 Apr 2022, 13:56

Gillen has been interviewing the other current X-Men creators. Here is Steve Orlando and Al Ewing
Best Comics of Week 19

X-titles: X-Men #11 by Gerry Duggan (6) and Pepe Larraz (2)
Non-X titles: Captain America Symbol of Truth #1 by Tochi Onyebuchi (1) and R.B. Silva (1)

In parentheses number of times creator has had best comic this year

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Post by Blackcyclops » 13 Apr 2022, 16:58

EphemeristX wrote:
13 Apr 2022, 05:51
I've been listening to Old Gods of Appalachia. It's all about dark folklore, but it's basically a series of narratives all set within a central universe. Magic, mysteries, and hungry dark things. Good stuff.
You say a central universe????
So on one hand we have the existence of a being who can reset the entire timeline, destroying everything…, and on the other hand we have a few mind wipes and some gaslighting. You're right, totally evenly weighted.
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Post by EphemeristX » 13 Apr 2022, 20:09

Yeah. Many of the stories directly relate to eachother, with characters popping up or events being referenced.
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Post by EvilMonkeyPope » 20 Apr 2022, 00:05

The new Squirrel Girl podcast is perfection!
https://www.marvel.com/watch/digital-se ... radio-show
Batman: The Audio Adventures is great too.

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Post by tokenBG1009 » 12 May 2022, 20:03

I started up the Wolverine dramas again recently. I'll probably try the Squirrel Girl one and I've heard good things about the Batman one as well. I'm here for this audio revolution!
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Post by AntiBody » 13 May 2022, 15:05

Oddly enough, I've been listening to the Wastelanders: Black Widow podcast lately. It's not my favorite, but I'm being a completionist with it, because I guess the final chapter is coming out sometime soon-ish, and I'd like to see how this one, Star-Lord, and Hawkeye all connect.
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