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Best podcasts to listen to while drawing?
ozoneocean at 8:01PM, Sept. 10, 2017
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Best podcasts to listen to while drawing?

Of course The DD Quackcast should to any list, but what are others you enjoy?
For me there are a few I listen to often:

Skeptoid is one of the best, especially if you love the real story behind crazy conspiracy theories, ghost stories, bigfoot hoaxes etc.
Highly recommended! The disadvanthae is that they're only 10 minutes long and access to the entire archive is behind a paywall. Though you can get a huge amount for free.

The Skeptic's guide to the Universe.
This is another one that looks with a critical on frauds, or it used to. Mainly the focus of this one is on interesting new science and technology. Sometimes they talk about medical hoaxes in “alternative medicine” because the leader of the podcast is a neuroscience professor at Yale university.

You Made it Weird, with John Holmes.
This can often be pretty good. He talks to comedians, actors and musicians, it's funny and entraining. He does tend to talk over guests too much though, his god, spiritual, and drug chats are a bit annoying sometimes, as is his penchant for reducing debate to overly simple genital based metaphors. But that's a problem with a lot of comedians.

Pornstars are people.
This one is pretty good, Comedian Dan Frigolette chats with various pornstars, not about porn but about every day stuff. Sounds like it would be dull but it's not, it tends to be a lot of fun.

That's a pretty small list…
 
Mister Spook at 7:46AM, Sept. 13, 2017
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Here's a list of some of my favorites.


Webcomics Weekly
. It's no longer being updated (there's an impressive archive though), but for someone who wants to hear four funny cartoonists talk shop about this bewildering world of online comics, it's the podcast for you. Most of the advice is good, though it's funny to see how much their opinions have changed in recent years. Features: Scott Kurtz (PvP), Kris Straub (Chainsawsuit), Brad “Wigwam” Guigar (Evil Inc.), and Dave Kellett (Sheldon).

Lore. Perfect time of year for this podcast. The episodes celebrate a curious blend of history and folklore, often talking about cases of mysterious crimes, the supernatural, and other unsettling facts. Great production value and an impressive number of episodes.

The Canon. Something between movie review and critical analysis. The show's two hosts Devin Faraci and Amy Nicholson watch films and determine whether they should be entered into the “canon” based on listener feedback. I really loved this podcast, but unfortunately Devin Faraci left the show due to some controversy so it's lost some of its appeal. It's current being run by Nicholson and guest hosts.

ImaginaryWorlds. This podcast is a must listen for speculative fiction enthusiasts. Eric Molinsky covers topics across the spectrum of science fiction and fantasy. Great production values (like listening to NPR, which is a good thing in my book) and it often features interviews and original research.
thunderdavid at 8:38AM, Sept. 13, 2017
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I finally finish entire Quackcast. The recent podcast about character costume.

I listen to Joe Rogan from Fear Factor and UFC.
The Joe Rogan Experience.
His podcast is all over the place except comic books. From science to politics to coyotes in L.A. You'll find him on iHeart Radio app
thunderdavid at 2:55PM, Sept. 26, 2017
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I just find out about another Podcast
Art Side of Life by Iva Mikles. She did some great interviews with artist that are well known on Instagram. You can download thru iTunes or Podcast Addict
Hawk at 1:27PM, Oct. 11, 2017
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I just started listening to Stuff You Should Know podcast while drawing. I've only heard about two episodes but I'm starting to like it.
 
mikemacdee at 12:00AM, Oct. 16, 2017
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I listen to Undercooked Analysis quite a lot, mostly for their writing analysis and weird tangents.
 
MattBoo at 1:08PM, Nov. 10, 2017
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I don't usually listen to it when I draw, but the podcast I listen to the most would have to be SleepyCast.
Emevsa at 6:16AM, Nov. 12, 2017
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Currently listening to You Must Remember This. It details the many lives of stars during the golden age of cinema. Incredibly interesting and well researched. :)
ozoneocean at 7:02AM, Nov. 13, 2017
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I'll have to try and give some of these a listen while I'm at work :D
 
MattBoo at 1:58PM, Nov. 13, 2017
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ozoneocean wrote:
I'll have to try and give some of these a listen while I'm at work :D

Do yourself a favor and don't listen to SleepyCast at work.
ozoneocean at 5:07PM, Nov. 14, 2017
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MattBoo wrote:
ozoneocean wrote:
I'll have to try and give some of these a listen while I'm at work :D

Do yourself a favor and don't listen to SleepyCast at work.
HAHAHA! I will heed that warning!
 
mks_monsters at 4:27PM, Nov. 15, 2017
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I think it all depends on the scene. Is it romantic? Action? Dramatic? Angry? Sad? I feel the mood of the song helps you draw out the mood you're trying to encompass. At least in my opinion.
lba at 4:53PM, Nov. 15, 2017
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I occasionally listen to the Cracked podcast from when their old chief editor Jack O'Brien ran it. The new guy is a little too enthusiastic about drugs and the gonzo school of journalism to the point where he tends to push his own views instead of just interesting facts and discussions, but it's got some really interesting pop-sci style discussions. Nothing too in-depth where you have to pay attention, but some good tidbits that are fun to hear.

This American Life is also interesting, especially if you're not from America or even the parts of the country that people think of as “normal America”, even if it is a bit slow and kinda political in what I'd call “rich liberal American stodgy”. The subjects are always interesting even if the presentation is a bit milquetoast.

Adam Savage also does a lot of cool stuff on Tested.com that I like, even though it's not really podcasts, so much as radio interviews and video. It's still a lot of fun to listen to.
ozoneocean at 8:08PM, Nov. 15, 2017
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@Mks - Getting mood right is important… I prefer TV shows for that. Iit's easier to choose tone.

@Lba -
The drugs and Gonzo thing is annoying… It comes across to me as a sort of juvenile longing for a romanticised version of the world of Hunter S Thompson. The kind of embarrassing evangelical fannish enthusiasm that comes from reading about something as a young person…
I like Adam mythbuster on Tested but there's too many spoilers. :(
lba wrote:
milquetoast.
NEVER knew how that was spelt! (or is it “spelled”?). This is the first time.
I always assumed it was “milk-toast”, with the same connotations as the old term “milksop”- a timid person, as in the bread you'd soak in milk to feed an infant.
It turns out it does have similar connotations, but the “milquetoast” version comes from a comic strip character in the 1920's who was named FOR “milksop” as part of the joke.

Fascinating how a joke on a name can come to replace the actual term!
Like how “ass” was used as a humorous double entendre was of saying “arse” but came to totally replace it in USA english.

I love learning about that sort of thing!
 
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