Podcasts I Listen To

podcastLately, instead of syncing my iPod with the typical playlist of old favourites, I've been loading her up with podcasts. Here are a few of my favourites.

  • CBC Radio Podcasts - There is so much great content here, I had to lead with it. You can download MP3s of "DNTO", "Sounds Like Canada", "Vinyl Cafe Stories", "Quirks and Quarks" and more. It's one of my favourite pages on the web.
  • This American Life - Here's the trick with This American Life. The podcasts aren't free, but the most recent one is... so every week I shoot over and download the freebie. It's fantastic.
  • Anti-Hit List - I first discovered John Sakamoto's "Anti-Hit List" in Eye Weekly, but followed it over to the Toronto Star. Although he only plays songs by the indie artists in his weekly chart, for licensing reasons, it's always a treat. Maybe it's because he only plays indie artists that I like the AHL so much.
  • ESPN Radio Podcasts - "The Best of Mike and Mike", "Pardon the Interruption", "Baseball Today"... it's all here.
  • AlternaGeek - This one is for the geeks, but I like it anyway. AlternaGeek podcasts cover topics including Linux, Mac, Windows, internet tech, blogging, web2.0, gadgets, software, tech news, howtos, and reviews.

Let me know about all the great podcasts I missed in the comments and I'll check them out.

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Thought you might find this blog interesting - they have a very popular podcast.


April 21, 2008 @ 1:25 PM


I also subscribe to DNTO plus Comedy factory.

I also subscribe to
• Comedy4cast
• Distorted View
• Hockey Central @ Noon
• Hoops
• Prime Time Sports
• Leafs Central...At Lunch!
• Real Time with Bill Maher
• retroCrush
• SModcast (Kevin Smith and friends)
• Stephen Fry's Podgrams
• The Dawn and Drew Show
• The LOST Podcast with Jay and Jack
• The Naked Lunch (Concordia college radio)
• The Ricky Gervais Podcast
• You Look Nice Today

I'm hooked on Podcasts, it's all I listen to at work. You can find great shows with really specific content geared to your interests and since there is no FCC or CRTC control it's no-holds barred.

April 21, 2008 @ 1:26 PM

Ottawa (Charlottetown) Mike

Good list, there's a lot of overlap with my list (I listen to all the CBC ones you mentioned except Sounds Like Canada, PTI, Baseball Today).

If you like indie music, you'd probably like the CBC Radio 3 podcasts. They offer a couple of weekly shows plus a track of the day. Thanks for the pointer to AHL. I'll have to give it a try.

For tech podcasts I listen to This Week in Tech, commandN, and occasionally Diggnation.

For sports podcasts, aside from the PTI and Baseball Today, I also listen to Baseball Prospectus Radio and TSN's podcasts feed which has extra bits from The Reporters, Off The Record, and the Hockey Insider (which I usually hear on Sportscentre anyway). I also listen to one that you would definitely hate called Sens Underground.

The Onion has a feed for its Onion Radio News bits that can be very funny sometimes.

Finally, I listen to a movie podcast called Filmspotting. The hosts are the perfect mix of being film literate without being movie snobs. They talk about everything from arthouse films to Major League (one of the hosts' favorite movie)

April 21, 2008 @ 1:46 PM

Jason | GetYourOJ.com

too many to list but i'll just suggest morning becomes ecclectic on kcrw... that site has the best 'multi-media stuff to check out' of pretty much any station out there... i love watching the in-studio performances..

most really great stations (IMHO) allow you to 'listen back' to any of their content... and since i'm an advocate of block programming on radio i listen to a lot of 'blocks' here and there.

April 21, 2008 @ 4:08 PM


My faves:
-This week in tech
-CBC Radio 3
-1up Yours
-Fanboy Radio

All good for entertainment. Diggnation and This week in tech because I want to keep apprised of some tech stuffs out there. And how can you beat Canadian Tech TV personality Leo Laporte hosting This Week in Tech :)

April 22, 2008 @ 11:18 AM

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