Monday, 24 November 2008


In a previous blog entry, I mentioned how must I like radio. I am also a big fan of Podcasts i.e. a radio programme / audio broadcast that you download to your computer and/or mp3 (mine's an ipod) often using suitable software. I use iTunes as is allows subscription, sorting and storage. By the way, I keep mistyping Podcasts as Podcats, whatever they are.

Despite being around for only a few short years, Podcasts are hugely popular now with tens of thousands available from the professional radio stations and newspapers to marketing people and amateurs. The content is as varied as the internet. I usually listen to them in the car on 107.5 Stephen FM (I have an ipod transmitter!).

So, here are just a selection of my favourites as at todays date, in no particular order:

1. Football weekly (Guardian newspaper) - twice weekly look at UK and world football, with a 'witty' twist.
2. Friday Night Comedy (BBC) - the best Radio 4 comedy from the Now Show to the News Quiz.
3. Front Row Highlights (BBC) - movies, music and art from across the week on Radio 4.
4. Get-it-Done Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More (Stever Robbins) - a brief guide to working smart.
5. Mark Kermode's Movie Reviews (BBC) - Taken from the Radio 5 Simon Mayo programme.
6. All Songs Considered (NPR) - Does what it says on the tin. They also do a great live music podcast.
7. The Q podcast (Q 4 Music) - Various music related podcasts.
8. Stephen Fry's Podgrams (Stephen Fry) - Rants and wise words from a genius.
9. Coverville (Brian Ibbott) - Cover versions and much more on a podcast that used to be a little amateur but is now a slick production.
10. Rhinocast (Rhino records) - Great discussions on great music featuring Bob Lefsetz.

I also listen to Adam & Joe, 8 out of 10 cats, Money Box, In Business, Music Week, Look away now and many many more!

Does anyone have any suggestions? Please comment.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the mention. And I'm flattered to be in the company of such luminaries as the Q Podcast, NPR, and the BBC.

    Happy holidays!