Since I did bring this up in an earlier post, I will break down the list of podcasts, provide links and a short description of each. The list will be broken down by subject (I am a librarian), the descriptions are my own. Share your list!
Battlestar Galactica: Ron Moore. This is the best show on television. Moore walks you through each episode while the show is playing on his tv; talking about decisions made in the writing room, on the set, how shots were done, all the while puffing on a cigar and drinking scotch. It’s good to listen to if you’re moving about, but I sometimes prefer re-watching the show along with him. Most excellent.
Galactica Watercooler: Chuck Cage, Audra Heaslip and Sean O’Hara. The best place to go for BSG show and theory discussion, and humor. These three are very funny and smart. With BSG in hiatus until the movie this fall, and the fourth season (last one!) resuming in January, it’s so wonderful that they continue to do shows to fill in the time. I find myself responding to their comments and questions, almost forgetting they aren’t in the room/car with me. If you’re a BSG fan, read the comments on their site and listen to the podcasts. Oh, and they love their listeners.
ESPN:PTI: Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon. I could never catch this show on t.v. I’m not a sports junkie by any means, I just like the discussion between the two professionals. It’s arguing without the put-downs. And, I’ve spoiled myself to just the two of them. If one or both are gone I move on until they both show up again.
Grey’s Anatomy: Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. It’s just the show, only the show and thank goodness. Who needs controversy on a podcast? Rhimes and Beers are great together. They discuss the show, the writing, shooting, acting and editing of it.
The Planet: Elka and KC. [explicit] This is a podcast for the L Word. I got hooked on L Word two/three years ago. For some reason I started receiving Showtime free. There were no promotional ads shown, and I could watch anything at anytime. And, it just so happened that a new season of L Word was just starting. Elka and K.C. crack each other and me up when discussing the show. ITunes has this show as explicit and it is, so it’s not for the faint of heart.
Talking to Manatees: Scribe Girl and Anna. I was reading Scribe Girl’s weekly re-caps on L Word before I knew about the podcast. They talk about the show, give their thoughts on the plot, characters and all the twists and turns. This is a very nicely done podcast.
The10th Wonder: Graham Hancock and Tucker Colburn. Heroes fans unite! This is a very professionally done podcast. The show is divided into parts; they do a scene-by-scene discussion, overall plot, they include the online comic book, and theories. I like that they are so enthusiastic about the show.
KCRW Watching Television : Frazier Moore. Because of the L Word, I now know about KCRW. Moore is very good at deciphering today’s television viewing. Listen to his podcast about the return of the final season of The Soprano’s. It’s refreshing to listen to a non-jaded reviewer who doesn’t hate everything. I’m sure it will happen, but I haven’t disagreed with him yet.
SCIFI Dig : Aaron Macom. I love a good rant, and Aaron’s are the best. Especially when it concerns Fox Television and any producer/writer/director from Buffy or dial-up (from his early shows). Macom is very funny on his own and with guests. He loves scifi tv, movies and books and it comes across very well.