podcasts we like



A common entry in our mailbox is:

“Answer me this: which other podcasts do you listen to?”

Below is a semi-frequently updated alphabetical list of shows we like; do add your own favourites in the comments, too.

99% Invisible
Adam and Joe
Betty in the Sky With a Suitcase
Bright Club
The Bugle
The Business
The Daily Bacon
Desert Island Discs
The Digested Read
The Dinner Party
The Empire Podcast
The Food Programme
Geoff Lloyd’s Hometime Show
Getting Better Acquainted
Great Lives
Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin
Hidden Kitchens
Ian Collins Wants a Word
I Like You
Jordan, Jesse, Go!
Little Atoms
Love + Radio
Making History
Mark Kermode & Simon Mayo’s Film Reviews
Media Talk
The Media Show
The Moth
New Yorker Out Loud
On The Media
Radio Talk
Savage Love
Shift Run Stop
Third Coast International Audio Festival
This American Life
WTF with Mark Maron

Also, you can hear us talking about the internet every week on BBC 5 Live’s Let’s Talk About Tech podcast; Helen hosts the monthly Sound Women podcast; and don’t forget, Martin the Sound Man moonlights on several other podcasts, including The Sound of the Ladies, Brain Train and The Global Lab.

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23 Responses to “podcasts we like”

  1. Paul Rangecroft Says:

    Bret Easton Ellis’ new podcast is great: http://podcastone.com/Bret-Easton-Ellis-Podcast?showAllEpisodes=true

    You may also like Sean Hughes’ ‘Under the Radar’: https://soundcloud.com/dogsinthefield

  2. Dirk Says:

    Hi All,
    Here are some of the nice noises with which I bathe my psychic wounds…..

    Science Nerdery
    All In The Mind; http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/podcasts/
    Caustic Soda; http://www.causticsodapodcast.com/
    Dr Karl on triplej; http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/stn/podcast.htm
    The Infinite Monkey Cage; http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/timc
    The Science Show; http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/podcasts/
    Skeptoid; http://skeptoid.com/
    Language Nerdery
    Lingua Franca; http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/linguafranca/podcasts/
    Slate Presents Lexicon Valley; http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley.html
    For the Aussies or the Oz-curious
    Maynard’s Malaise; http://www.maynard.com.au/maynards_malaise/
    The Naked City; http://www.mumeson.org/index.php/the-naked-city
    Something Wonky; http://somethingwonky.com/
    TOFOP; http://www.tofop.com/category/podcasts/

  3. Carrie White Says:

    Wiretap with Jonathon Goldstein is a treat too

  4. Naomi Gray Says:

    Yay you listen to Adam & Joe 🙂 Helen, Olly, Martin, Cornballs and Dr Buckles are my favorite podcasters! :]

  5. pete from somerset Says:

    The Bugle and Answer Me This for me… I need one of Helen’s dad’s sculptures and i’m eligible for a Zaltzman loyalty card. 10 stamps in the shape of Andy’s head and I get to find out what Rick Zaltzman does for a living.

  6. Abs Says:

    I love Spilled Milk and Crimes Against Food. Both food related podcasts, but both absolutely hilarious because of the amazing presenter chemistry and unedited hysterical giggling.

  7. Abs Says:

    I love Crimes Against Food and Spilled Milk – both are food shows, but are ridiculously hilarious because of the amazing chemistry of the presenters. They’re also filled with contagious, unedited laughter, which makes you giggle anyway.

    Hope your wedding is amaaaaazing! Congratulations!

  8. WomblePie Says:

    For video games there’s One Life Left, which is currently broadcasting as a spin off video games “book club”. Most games podcasts tend to be just swearathons in my experience.

  9. strangely Says:


    I listens to some of your list i does. But i would chuck in Fighting Talk too (except this week’s one – technical problems), but given the embracing of geekery in the show, i’d throw in Mike Duncan’s History of Rome one. Not funny, just good.

    And i still say go with Helen the Soundman as a name…

    Enjoy the whole marital shindig thing!

  10. Willow Says:

    My other podcast faves (of course AMT is my MOST favorite) are: Judge John Hodgman, the Bugle, The Complete Guide to Everything, and Hypothetical Help. The last 2 are somewhat similar to AMT if you can’t get enough of it. And who can with only a half hour a week???

  11. Steve Silver Says:

    Radiolab is phenomenal programme! The best podcast available apart from answer me this of course

  12. pompeygeorge Says:

    What about The Word? I thought you were subscribers to the mag?

  13. Molly Says:

    Have a good wedding and honeymoon!

    Rum Doings is interesting.

  14. playlondon Says:

    I’m with Ryan with Stuff You Should Know. I also like The Moth, BBC Friday Comedy, and Marsha Meets (fantastic interviews with comedians, though I think it’s stopped now). I love This American Life, but sometimes it’s too heartbreaking. I need daftness.

  15. Joe List Says:

    I know it’s just finished it’s run, but Tweet Me Harder was a great Podcast, with a lot of funny conversation http://tweetmeharder.com/

    A Life Well Wasted is really good too, there’s only 6 shows, but they are very interesting (if you like computer games) http://alifewellwasted.com/podcast/

    • Martin the Sound Man Says:

      I like A Life Well Wasted. Jason Rohrer interview was great.

      I listen to Squirrel on a Stick sometimes for gaming, or the official PS3 mag podcast; if you know of good gaming casts, let me know…

  16. John Fitzpatrick Says:

    No Collings and Herrin? And they were so nice about Olly…

  17. Ryan Says:

    I really like Stuff You Should Know from HowStuffWorks; I know they’re a bit of a competitor almost to your podcast but I listen to both of them, so it’s okay 😉 Also I like the TWiT Network (technology/nerd podcasts and video shows essentially).

  18. james Says:

    No bugle? Real lack of family support

  19. Elliott Line Says:

    Helen, if you like Desert Island Discs and Great Lives you should also try Last Word. It’s an obituary program (and podcast). Sounds morbid, but it’s actually very inspiring, to such a point that one of my ambitions is to have led a life worthy of being featured on Last Word after I’m gone!
    Good Luck on your Wedding, and I look forward to AMT returning soon.

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