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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

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    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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    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)
     
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  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.
     
  9. KILZ FILLZ

    KILZ FILLZ Moderator Crew

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  10. lord_casek

    lord_casek 12oz Royalty

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    The Dakota Meyer episode of Jocko's podcast was good.
     
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    SEVENEVES New Jack

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  13. morton

    morton Elite Member

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    I enjoyed listening to Malcom Gladwell, he reads all his own stuff. I have not really gotten into podcasts although I am perpetually meaning to.
     
  14. misteraven

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    Team Never Quit - Honestly its become my favorite podcasts. It features Marcus Luttrell (Navy SEAL / Lone Survivor) and some of his SEAL buddies and its basically interviews with random people that have a deep "Never Quit" story. A lot are super inspirational, but more than that, they're super interesting. Particularly enjoyed a recent one with Lance Armstrong that goes deep into his fall from grace and how he's managed to not throw in the towel. Anyhow, most are super good and very compelling and most all go a long way towards making you realize that your own shitty situations aren't all that bad compared to what some people have been faced with. Link: http://teamneverquit.com/podcast/

    The Survival Podcast - I listen to this most regularly, but admittedly, most you guys would probably not be too into it. Lot of the topics are permaculture and gardening, as well as related subjects like canning, hunting, etc. Its rarely goes into current events and politics, but when it does, I find them to be very interesting as the guy that does them cuts through the bullshit by presenting very logical and unbiased fact and opinion (both of which he clearly delineates). His position is one of strong personal freedom / independence, as well as responsibility and he criticizes both sides of the political spectrum equally. One podcast episode I tried to turn people onto is titled, A current Look at the Great Lie of Dichotomy, which I found to be really interesting. Disclaimer: I tend to ignore / avoid politics and especially can't stand partisan politics. I don't relate or subscribe to either side of the political spectrum and pick and chose topics and concerns based upon what I feel matters, with no regard to what side of the aisle it speaks to. End of the day, I think its all a charade and that both sides suck. Definitely suggest listening to at least this episode. I can suggest a few others if anyone gets into that one.
     
  15. misteraven

    misteraven Administrator

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    Side note... The Survival Podcast has a few great episodes on cryptocurrencies, especially primers for those that struggle to fully wrap their heads around the topic. Just Google: "The Survival Podcast" +cryptocurrency
     
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