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# 106822 1-Aug-2012 06:38
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Hi. i'm fairly new to these forums but i thought this might be a good place to post up a question that ive been wondering

Ok, so i have a long commute to and from my work. It's about an hours drive. It sucks, big time. For a few months i'd switch my brain off as i drove and just listen to the radio. But then a work colleague said i should look into pod casts. I didn't even know what one was...

Anyway to cut a long story short i'm kind of looking for some good local pod casts. I've grown weary of all the American ones and am looking for NZ/Australian or Oceanic  pod casts

Does anyone have any good suggestions? I want something funny and engaging.

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  # 665115 1-Aug-2012 07:47
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I regularly listen to podcasts from Radio NZ National (Kim Hill, media watch, etc) and from Monocle 24.  Monocle is (IMO) a great international magazine based in London and they launched a radio station with general and special interest shows.  Also TEDTalks.


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  # 665134 1-Aug-2012 08:42
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Not NZ or Aus but I enjoy the Friday night comedy from BBC Radio 4:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fricomedy/

New epsiode weekly, it alternates every 8 weeks or so between the Now Show and the News Quiz, both of these are a satirical p*sstake out of current affairs, politicians and life in general.

(Normally updated Sat morning NZ time, but varying somehwat with the Olympic specials)




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  # 665155 1-Aug-2012 08:50
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Peter Griffin's SciBlogs: http://sciblogs.co.nz/tosp/
NZ Tech Podcast: http://nztechpodcast.com/ (has gone down a bit in technical and content quality lately, but I find myself listening each week)
Plenty of good programmes on Radio NZ National, esp Simon Morton's This Way Up: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thiswayup

But, I'm big into BBC Radio 4 programmes - huge range to choose from and quality listening.
Also, ABC (Aust) has some good science, technology & business shows

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  # 665159 1-Aug-2012 08:59
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Just remembered this: The Infinite Monkey Cage, http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/timc

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t's a science based show, but often has the most genuine unrestrained laughter I've heard on any programme. The current series has just finished, but I think a new one is due in not too long. You can download previous shows from the page above.

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  # 665164 1-Aug-2012 09:05
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floydbloke: Not NZ or Aus but I enjoy the Friday night comedy from BBC Radio 4:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fricomedy/

New epsiode weekly, it alternates every 8 weeks or so between the Now Show and the News Quiz, both of these are a satirical p*sstake out of current affairs, politicians and life in general.

(Normally updated Sat morning NZ time, but varying somehwat with the Olympic specials)


Oh yes they are so good!
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Not NZ or Aus but its still worth listening is "Tech Stuff" by how stuff works, i have laerned alot from them about technology and such from them.

http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/hsw-shows/techstuff-podcast.htm

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  # 665298 1-Aug-2012 11:57
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If you want funny and engaging get The Moth. Don't be fooled by some of the descriptions, 95% of the stories are delivered with warm humor and are essentially comedies. Maybe pick the obvious humor stories to start and get into the less obvious ones later:

http://themoth.org/stories

Not a big RNZ listener but a friend put me on to the fact RadioNZ now have RSS feeds for their podcasts. Items have a useful description so you can just pick out interviews or whatever that are of interest:

http://www.radionz.co.nz/podcasts



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  # 665835 2-Aug-2012 02:59
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Hey guys,

wow thanks for all the suggestions! Looks like i've got myself alot of listening to do :D

I found a pod cast tonight called podd socks that i've listened to a few so far while i was out for a jog, and it's pretty good. www.poddsocks.com it seems to be an aussie but it made me laugh so i'l probably tear through them and then get to some of the above. maybe the science one if its funny. haha

appreciate the posts. keep'em coming, i like the discovery of new audio gems

 
 
 
 




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  # 671495 12-Aug-2012 17:04
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just thought id share this episode of my newest love, cause it really made me laugh.  LOL

Episode 19 - Mars Rover Curiosity



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  # 671899 13-Aug-2012 17:55
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Always worthy of a recommendation, The History of Rome. 

As the title suggests, but with humour and a wonderful narrative arch. 




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  # 671909 13-Aug-2012 18:19
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A similar thread has since been locked, but it has some good suggestions on it.
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=101114

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  # 671928 13-Aug-2012 19:51
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Jordan Jesse Go is a good one 

http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/jordan-jesse-go/



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  # 671943 13-Aug-2012 20:29
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dontpanic42: A similar thread has since been locked, but it has some good suggestions on it.
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=101114


nice find. so good to have stuff to listen to again.

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  # 673242 16-Aug-2012 11:42
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The content from TWiT.tv is good for geeks. I specifically listen to TWiT & Security Now.

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