Podcast faves

Podcast faves

Due to popular demand (okay, one person asked), here is my list of podcasts that I listen to on a regular basis. (What is a
podcast? Click the link for a more detailed definition, but in short it’s an audio file that is automatically downloaded to your computer whenever it is updated.)

In general, I don’t tend to listen to podcasts that are updated daily. I just don’t have the time to keep up with them. I don’t have a daily commute and I don’t find myself driving to see Melanie anymore. And I generally don’t listen to them at my computer while I’m working because I have a hard time concentrating on what someone’s saying while also trying to read and/or write. Unfortunately, not listening to daily podcasts rules out Vatican Radio and Mark Shea’s Rock Solid.

Anyway, here are my faves:

  • Fr. Roderick Vonhogen’s Catholic Insider, which he has branched out to include something called the Daily Breakfast (a daily podcast, argh!), the Catholic Minute video podcast, a Harry Potter series I’m not interested in, and other occasional ‘casts. Fr. Vonhogen, a Dutch priest, is probably the big gun among Catholic podcasters, starting early and getting a very big audience.
  • Command-N, a video podcast about computers and technology produced in Canada
  • Tips from the Top Floor, a digital photography podcast from Germany
  • EatFeed, a food podcast that says of itself: “The podcast that takes you back in time, across the country, around the world, and back to your own table.”
  • Grape Radio, A wine podcast by three wine geeks who interview people involved in wine from around the world, including some very big names. Always informative and fun, it’s raised my wine appreciation a few levels since I started listening.
  • Battlestar Galactica, by the executive producer of the show who makes a DVD-commentary-like podcast for each episode.
  • The Official Lost Podcast, also by the producers of the TV show.
  • This Week in Tech, a weekly group podcast by the guys who used to host Tech TV’s “The Screensavers,” hosted by Leo LaPorte.

Melanie has also started listening to The Word Nerds podcast, which I would like to listen to as well, except, as you can see, I don’t have any time to listen to yet another podcast.

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Domenico Bettinelli