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Podcasts / Audiobooks - literature for the illiterate?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Mercer, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Mercer

    Mercer Moderator Crew

    Joined: May 2, 2007 Messages: 10,649 Likes Received: 1,064
    Spend so much time either behind the wheel, or just with headphones on that podcasts have become a regular part of my content consumption. Started running out of new music, got into podcasts, now I'm running out of podcasts, and getting into audiobooks.

    Would really appreciate suggestions on good audio books, listened to 2 productivity related audiobooks last week, and listened to Fire & Fury the week before when I signed up for Audible. Audiobooks seem to be a topic of interest judging by other threads. Nothing great on the audiobook front so far that I'd recommend.

    As far as podcasts go, I've got a few faves. Still somewhat of a mac fanboy, and tech nerd so I've got a few favorites on my overcast that focus on these subjects. Keep in mind these are probably boring as fuck if you're not into macs or cryptocurrencies.

    Accidental Tech Podcast App developers that originally wanted to make a car show, but had better results talking about tech.

    Mac Power Users Two tech savvy lawyers that mainly discuss productivity apps, automation, and workflows for both iOS, and macOS.

    Epicenter Long running podcast that covers blockchain tech. It's geared more towards people with advanced understanding of the fundamentals. Recent show with Elizabeth Rossiello was pretty good and there are a few real gems going back.


    So anyone got podcasts they recommend, or audio books they'd like to recommend?
     
  2. Hua Guofang

    Hua Guofang Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Librivox - Acoustical liberation of books in the public domain
     
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  3. asthma al

    asthma al Veteran Member

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  4. lord_casek

    lord_casek 12oz Royalty

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  5. Hua Guofang

    Hua Guofang Dirty Dozen Crew

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  6. Fist 666

    Fist 666 Moderator Crew

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    I'm gonna be lazy and not link, but I've been listening to:

    S-Town (a bizarrely woven story of one of the most interesting real characters I've ever heard of)
    Waking Up with Sam Harris (science, philosopy, AI, atheism, etc)
    More Perfect (sort of a survey course of significant supreme court cases and their ramifications and general constitutional law for dumb dumbs like me)
     
  7. lord_casek

    lord_casek 12oz Royalty

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    Cipher Brief and War on the Rocks are good. Did my email get through to you?
     
  8. Mercer

    Mercer Moderator Crew

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    @Hua Guofang War On the Rocks is solid fucking gold, started listening earlier today and already 3 deep.

    Saving The Cipher Brief for tomorrow, lots of time behind the wheel.
     
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