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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:56 PM

Really glad I fired Sirius and started listening to podcasts in the car.

I'm smarter, I'm calmer, I look forward to my commute. Listening to all that crap was junk: If it's for sale, it will slowly erode your sense of reality.

The podcasters do it for love, and get deeply into topics and bring on experts who really know what they're talking about.

So glad I pulled the plug.

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Reply Really glad I fired Sirius and started listening to podcasts in the car. (Original post)
lindysalsagal Friday OP
PoliticAverse Friday #1
Voltaire2 Friday #4
ret5hd Friday #2
lindysalsagal Friday #5
SKKY Friday #3
lindysalsagal Friday #6
Yavin4 Friday #7
lindysalsagal Friday #8
Yavin4 Friday #10
KayF Sunday #19
TexasBushwhacker Friday #9
MuseRider Friday #11
TexasBushwhacker Saturday #12
MuseRider Saturday #13
TexasBushwhacker Saturday #14
MuseRider Saturday #16
TexasBushwhacker Saturday #17
MuseRider Saturday #18
Corgigal Saturday #15
yellowdogintexas Sunday #20
blogslut Sunday #21

Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:58 PM

1. "The podcasters do it for love" - many do, many have sponsors. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:00 PM

4. Yes it is slowly becoming an industry not an avocation.

Regardless podcasts have transformed my commute.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:58 PM

2. What did you use Sirius for? I've never used it...

I thought it was essentially ad-free radio. Am I wrong? (Probably way-wrong)

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:09 PM

5. I used to get Fugelsang TME on my commute until they moved him to noon. The rest I don't need.

The music is fun at first but then becomes repetitive. I didn't pay for the higher-price one that included msnbc, and really, now, I'm glad I didn't.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:59 PM

3. Me too! Enjoy your newfound sanity!!!

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Response to SKKY (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:10 PM

6. right?

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:13 PM

7. Slow Burn, Pod Save America, The Smartest Man in the Word (Gregg Proops).

Podcasts so good, you'll feel guilty that they're free.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:14 PM

8. What are slow burn and smartest man about?

Have you tried hidden brain?

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:23 PM

10. Slow Burn is by Slate and have two series about the Nixon and Clinton impeachments

Both offer great insight and additional details that I did not know. The Martha Mitchell episode was mind blowing. The Smartest Man in the World is by comedian Gregg Proops who is extremely pro-women. He's funny and often gets on his high horse.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 11:37 AM

19. thanks for the tips, I'm listening to Slow Burn now

actually it might be a spinoff, it's the one about Ruby Ridge. Tip for Alexa users, you need to ask for "Slate presents Slow Burn". If you ask for "Slow Burn" you get a podcast about Indian fashion!

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:22 PM

9. I enjoy 10000nos and offcamera

https://www.10000nos.com - A podcast on perseverance.

https://offcamera.com - Just really good interviews with actors, writers and musicians.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:58 PM

11. Oooh thanks for that!

I listen to podcasts while I clean my barn or do farm chores that are boring. When I am not listening to a library book I go to the podcasts. Mostly not serious stuff though, those times call for some light political talk or fun and offcamera looks perfect. I just started doing this a while back and am hooked.

I do use Sirius radio in my car. So many things to listen to I do not get bored at all, Broadway or classical or interviews and old time radio and all the music you would want. I just change them frequently. I cannot ever imagine getting bored again.

I LOVE Larry Wilmore's podcast. It is not done as frequently as I would like but that is a really good one.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 01:59 AM

12. 10000nos is cool too

It's hosted by a working, but not famous, actor named Matt Del Negro. He came up with it when thinking about how, as struggling actors, he and his friends have been rejected thousands of times, yet somehow they manage to keep trying. So in the podcast he talks with people from all walks of life about how they persevere. Quite a few are in the entertainment business, but he's interviewed many others as well.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 10:07 AM

13. I did check that last night,

it is in my group of interesting podcasts to check out. I love good interviews, in fact I am watching Henry Rollins right now. Not exactly an interview but he kind of interviews himself. Thanks!

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 12:46 PM

14. I love Henry Rollins!!!

I was never a fan of Black Flag (too hard core for me) but I think Henry is so cool and super smart. I loved his columns in LA Weekly (?).

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 01:57 PM

16. I am probably too old to appreciate

Black Flag, I heard some. Not my cup of tea. The man is brilliant. My oldest son watched a show he had and I listened to a lot. When he did his 50 state tour we all went. It was such a small venue we were almost on the stage. He is, like you said cool and super smart. I love how he talks about himself as an older guy. He is not what I would have expected if I had only heard his music.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 03:45 PM

17. I'm 61. He's a few years younger - 57

But when you've been in the public eye for almost 40 years like he has, I guess he qualifies as "older". I can see how he sees himself that way.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 03:55 PM

18. I will be 65 in a few weeks

and it always surprises me to hear someone call themselves old when I do not truly consider myself that way yet. I can feel it coming however but not just yet! I am always in awe of those who can do talk gigs like he does and appeal to such a diverse group of people age wise. I think it is his ability to respect all ages just not all the stupid in those ages. He delineates it all well. Sorry, this is a different topic really so I will stop. I was just tickled to find him on the TV again.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 12:58 PM

15. Should also listen

to behind the bastards. I knew lots of humans suck, but this podcast tells me so much history why they sucked. This week was American Nazis from the 1930s to WW2.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 07:42 PM

20. My Favorite Murder. Definitely. I love Georgia, Karen, Stephen and assorted furbabies

"Elvis, want a cookie?" Meaowwww

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 09:24 PM

21. I love podcasts!

However, I've developed a very bad habit. I use them to fall asleep. I can't even count how many half-heard episodes I've played.

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