Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Happy Listening, Some of My Favorite Podcasts!

I love podcasts.  I do a lot of walking.  Usually every day I take a nice long stroll to clear my head and to stay active.  While I do I have my ear buds in and most times I am listening to music.  However at least once or twice a week I take a break from the tunes and listen to a podcast. Here are some of my favorites. Some are music related, some are not.

The Rock and Roll Geek Show

Love this one, it's probably my favorite. The host, Michael Butler, is funny and insightful when it comes to the world of rock.  It’s been around for a long time and I only started listening to it last year.  I have discovered more new music from this podcast than I have anywhere else.  His track by track reviews of albums are the best.  I highly recommend this one for music lovers.  And he discusses a variety of music from the rock and roll genre, from Bryan Adams to Megadeath have been featured on his show the last few months.  He highlights a lot of music that might not be in the mainstream too and I got some great pickups from his top ten albums from 2015. 

Eddie Trunk's Podcast

I still love Eddie Trunk.  He is still probably our number one soldier for waving the rock and roll flag.  Great interviews and I have picked up some new music from here too.  For example, I would have never thought to check out the new Europe album until Eddie suggested it on his best of 2015 list.  Sad to hear his T.V. show did not get renewed on VH1.  Hope it gets picked up and finds a home somewhere else. In the mean time, the podcast still rocks.

That Simpsons Podcast

I am a lifelong Simpsons fan.  Yes yes I know, it’s not as good as it used to be, but it’s still enjoyable.  I am old enough to clearly remember when it debuted and I have watched it ever since.  When I watched the season premiere this season I thought, first time I watched this show I was in high school now here I am still watching in my forties. That’s wild!  It’s been part of my life for a long time. This podcast usually contains three entertaining and humorous hosts that take us through the early years of the Simpsons one show at a time.  Each show features a new episode and they play clips, talk about some behind the scenes stuff, discuss the introduction of new characters and reflect on shows evolution among other things.  They also give us this day in Simpsons history and share with us what was going on in the world when the episode first aired.  It certainly makes me, and the show, feel old! If you are a Simpsons fan this podcast is great fun!!


If you love good story telling you should enjoy this one.  Each podcast falls under a different theme and various stories from various people are shared from their own lives falling under that particular theme.  Some are quite humorous and some are quite powerful and moving.  I think this pretty much sums this one up.  It’s very good!

There are many others I listen to at times and I am always checking out new ones.  I might do another post some time about some others.  I would love to do my own podcast and I even have some ideas but I have no idea about how to get into the podcast world including the ins and outs of the legalities of it, if I were for example, to play some music on it.  I would preferably like a co-host too!  I guess I will stick to the blogging for now.

If you are a podcast listener I would love some recommendations!!  As always, thanks for stopping by!  Comments are welcomed! 


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