PICK OF THE PODS 10 – THE 12 PODCASTS OF CHRISTMAS

Hot on the heels of POTP9 comes POTP 10 – The 12 Podcasts Of Christmas!

It truly is the podcast that picks podcast gold.

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We here at Pick Of The Pods know how stressful/boring/tiring (delete as appropriate) the festive season can be, so we’ve brought together a selection box of 12 fine podcasts for you to enjoy over the holidays. In the show we cover podcasts about books, music, films, murder, ukuleles and hopefully the true meaning of Christmas. Along the way there’s also some pretty big podcast news with the return of two old friends, and someone celebrating a BILLIONTH DOWNLOAD! So park your family with a bottle of port and some mince pies, take your laptop upstairs, and let us guide your ears through the last bit of 2011.

Podcasts mentioned in the show……

Adam And Joe

One Billion Downloads: A Selection Box

Old Time Radio Mysteries

IWM Voices Of The First World War

Ukudaily

Christmas Stocking Podcast

Kermode And Mayo’s Film Reviews

Book Slam

The Nextmen Podcast

Fresh On The Net: Tom Robinson Introducing

Guardian Culture Podcast

Live At The Stand

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Pick of the Pods 9 is here

So we had a little late summer break, but we’re back now. More importantly we’re back with some great podcasts. On this week’s show we tackle society, the economy, religion, the search for sasquatch, and what to do if you fall in love with your own mum.

We’re joined by comedian, actress, presenter, activist, wild swimmer and all round brilliant egg, Josie Long. Josie’s the new podcast partner of Andrew Collins who we met a few episodes back. She’s also a podcast partner of Robin Ince, and she tells Tom about plans for a third podcast partnership starting in the new year.

Finally, as always, producer Tom Whalley visits another podcast that has long since stopped updating in ‘Deadfeed Of The Week’. This week it’s the hilarious Timeghost presented by Craig Children and Martin Bain-Jones. Better known to you and I as Armstrong and Miller.

Here’s a full list of the shows mentioned.

The Reith Lectures

Guardian Business Podcast

Do The Right Thing

Irreligiosophy

Monster Talk

Collins And Long

Utter Shambles

Timeghost

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Episode 8: The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth

This week on Pickofthepods it’s the revenge of the nerds as we delve into sci fi, computer games, and horror. For those of a less geeky disposition we also investigate podcasts about Architecture, gospel, soul, and cars. It’s a jam packed show for sure.

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In Car Talk, The Tappett Brothers unsurprisingly give advice on cars but also on every other aspect of life, including romance; In Pseudopod we hear a brand new work of horror fiction; One Life Left debate what they would do to be on the cover of the next FIFA game; The Nerdist are joined by Simon Pegg to celebrate 100 episodes; WFMU treat us to shows about Soul music, Gospel music, and Antique Phonographs; and we we finally get around to hearing your recommendations including The Cabcast, Flat 29, Ontheotherhand, and 99% Invisible.

With the return of the football season it would be awfully remiss of us not to mark it in some way, and so Tom went to meet with the Football Ramble’s Luke Moore for a friendly chat over a cup of tea.

Finally, as always, producer Tom Whalley visits another podcast that stopped updating many moons ago in our ‘Deadfeed’ of the week. This week he introduces us to Stuff From The B-Side which covers musical subjects such as ‘Is An Encore Necessary’ and ‘Kraftwerk: Before They Were Robots’.

Here’s a full list of the shows mentioned……
Car Talk
Downtown Soulville with Mr Finewine
The Sinner’s Crossroads
Antique Phonograph Show
One Life Left
Pseudopod
Ontheotherhand
Flat 29
The Cabcast
99% Invisible
The Football Ramble
Stuff From The B-Side

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TOM MEETS ANDREW COLLINS

In episode 7 Tom met Andrew Collins. We couldn’t fit the whole interview into the show, so we’ve popped it here for you. We’ll be popping all sorts of clips, out takes, and bonus bits up here so watch our twitter feed for updates.

Here’s the interview…..

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Episode 7: Odd pods, Andrew Collins, and immortal crocodiles.


Episode 7: Odd pods, Andrew Collins, and immortal crocodiles.

This week on Pickofthepods things get a little bit strange as we delve into the respective world’s of conspiracy theorists, economists, futurists, and Andrew Collins.

In Canada’s The Conspiracy Show where we hear an interesting theory about alien involvement in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In Freakonomics we find out about how to get started in hunting criminals for cash. In The Scottish Poetry Library we hear some Chinese poetry beautifully translated into English by a Scottish man, and The Science Fantastic‘s Michiu Kaku tells us a surprising story about the lifespan of Crocodiles.

Not only that but we also meet Andrew Collins who as well as being a journalist, scriptwriter, broadcaster, and all round nice guy, is also a podcaster. Andrew is the voice of the long running ‘Collings & Herrin‘ podcast, alongside comedian Richard Herring. The podcast has a cult following and has clocked up more than 160 episodes.

If that’s not enough, producer Tom Whalley visits another podcast that stopped updating many moons ago in our ‘Deadfeed’ of the week. This week he welcomes us to ‘Welcome To Mars‘.

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Episode 6: Yes, we’re back!

After an extended Easter break Tom Robinson and the team return with a bumper episode of Pick of the Pods.

This week on Pick of the Pods with Tom Robinson… we meet the bizarre world that is the daily offering from The Onion, the long-running Skeptics guide to the Universe, The Great Speeches in History and The Football Ramble. Special guest – New Noise’s Jon Hilcock – means this week’s podcast covers almost every popular subject dominating podcast listens.
All that and more on the podcast that picks podcast gold, Pick of the Pods.
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Episode 5: Doctor in the house

Episode 5: Doctor in the house
This week on Pick of the Pods with Tom Robinson, the host of the superb Guardian Podcast Tech Weekly, Dr Aleks Krotoski.
Aleks discusses her podding career & tireless work in bringing technology & science to the masses whilst exploring the digital sphere for it’s interactive potential.
We hear a very revealing and intriguing side to talk show host Conan O’Brien on the ever excellent WTF podcast with comedian Mark Maron and with dip into the Sony Award nominated Flaps Podcast for all those with aeronautical leanings. Flaps met with former Radio 1 DJ, now a hugely successful pilot and camera man, Mike Smith.
Alongside that we celebrate the return of Adam & Joe’s podcast which finally pumped the mighty Ricky Gervais off the top spot in the iTunes chart. We have chart news from Lisa O’Sullivan and Pick of the Pods producer Jason Phipps brings another fallen (or fatally altered) podcast in our Dead Feed section, this time it’s a Dutch Dub podcast that has taken the plunge.
All that and more on the podcast that pick podcast gold, Pick of the Pods.
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