Friday, July 13, 2012

Put these in your ear holes to embiggen your life.

"I don't listen to podcasts."

"I hate iTunes."

These are things I hear and don't fully understand.

The first, because that's like saying "I don't watch TV/read books/read comics/listen to music/watch movies/intake that medium".  I understand some can't do it because they lose focus or get distracted.  That's an acceptable excuse.

As for hating iTunes...  Here's a program that automatically keeps all of your content organized and up to date.  Yes, Apple may update it, and when you are synching a device there's a glitch and you have to wait for the next update to fix it.  I understand the frustration.  But it works so well for all of its other uses.

Many podcasts have websites where you can subscribe through an RSS feed.  There's also Stitcher Radio which you can subscribe to whatever you want and it will stream to your device.

For those of you like myself who are financially declined (and, I suppose, those of you who are financially inclined), you can appreciate that most podcasts are free.  Many offer premium content for those who pay/donate.

To what do I listen when working or commuting, you may ask?  Please allow me to offer some suggestions.

This Week in Blackness Radio (Formerly known as Blacking It Up) and The AfterBlack, as well as We Nerd Hard (back from a long hiatus).  (Elon James White, Aaron Rand Freeman, and friends)

Bullseye. (Jesse Thorn)

Comedy and Everything Else, and the Jimmy Dore Show.

The Dana Gould Hour.

Girl on Guy with Aisha Tyler. (Go on YouTube and search for NOASSATALL,  die laughing.)

Kevin Pollak's Chat Show, and Talkin' Walkin'.

The Mental Illness Happy Hour. (Paul Gilmartin)

Mohr Stories. (Jay Mohr)

The Pod F. Tompkast, and The Dead Authors Podcast. (Paul F. Tompkins)

RISK! (Kevin Allison aka The Red Head Gay from The State)

The Smartest Man in the World. (Greg Proops from Whose Line Is It, Anyway?)

This Week with Larry Miller.

What The Fuck. (Marc Maron)

And just about everything from Nerdist is pretty fun.

(This post took about three weeks to complete.  Babies are demanding.  I've gotten 13.5 hours of sleep in the past four days.)