Podcasts, In Various States of 'Listened-to' and 'Unlistened-to'
It's time for another listing of the podcasts I listen to, in various states of 'listened-to' and 'unlistened-to'. In alphabetical order as listed in iTunes:
- And Did We Mention Our Disco, though it hasn't been updated since March.
- Best of the Web: really the best of the MetaFilter network, but features Matt Haughey and Jessamyn, who sometimes interview people they know through the community site. Recent highlight: an interview with a funeral home operator, who notes that whatever your funeral plans are, your family and friends will do something different.
- Canucks Outsider Podcast, probably slow going in the off-season.
- CBC Radio 3 Podcast, which features Canadian independent music. Not enough hiphop, but they're improving, and the production values are high. The feed I subscribed to includes New Music Canada Track of the Day. Not a big fan of the long intros to the songs, but I appreciate them for what they are, giving context to relative unknowns in Canada.
- I unsubscribed from the Chinesepod podcast, and they are going to a pay model. That said, I'm considering subscribing in the pay-the-monthly-fee sense.
- CITR Podcasts: Exquisite Corpse, essentially the Vancouver version of Seattle-based Radio Sonarchy; CITR Radio Zero; and The Jazz Show, which puts me to sleep sometimes. That's not a complaint.
- Fresh Lime Soda by Suw Charman and Stephanie Booth, who have not recorded, evidently, since May. They recently both traveled to America, though, so they're busy, surely have fodder for near-future podcasts.
- KEXP Presents Music That Matters, KEXP Presents Sonarchy Radio and KEXP Song of the Day, which has the artist and song title in the right fields, and don't introduce the track like the CBC Radio 3 Podcast New Music Canada Track of the Day.
- MTA New York City Transit in the News, found after a search for transit podcasts, and likely the model for a Toronto Transit Commission podcast (which are part of Joe Clark's requirements for the new TTC website). Production values are high here too, complete with sounds of the subway system if they're discussing diversions, and interviews with MTA workers explaining what's going on.
- Planetizen Podcast: a weekly news brief about cities and city planning, which sometimes features interviews. It's included in the Smart City with Carol Colletta podcast (see below), but when I listen that, I skip the news brief, after having listened to it on its own already.
- WorldBeatPlanet Podcast: I linked to it a year ago, and the site has a small but active community contributing to the site. I would suggest they rename the category they use for the podcast to "WorldBeat Planet Podcast" instead of "Podcast", since in the title and description in my iTunes both show "Podcast" only.
- RadioZoom by John (and often Rebecca) Bolwitt for a little bit of local perspective.
- Smart City with Carol Coletta, which I haven't listend to a lot of, but now I know how to pronounce "Worcester".
- Stage 8 @ the Vancouver Folk Music Festival: I'm not sure if I'm going to the Festival or not, but at least I get to hear a little bit about the artists and some of the behind-the-scenes goings on.
- The Talk Show: awful name and awful website, with low production values. John Gruber already acknowledged that already, though, so I'm giving it a chance.
- ThisCityRocks - Canadian Music Video Podcast, featuring Megan Cole.
- vanmega.com faux-podcast [feed], though I dunno, I've heard that "I'm a Flirt" R. Kelly song twice lately.
Compare that to the list I made in March, and you should be able to tell which ones I unsubscribed from.