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Podcast
A "podcast" is this: a posting of files, usually audio or video, set up so that it can be subscribed to through a Web feed (RSS) by a aggregator program. That's it. That's all it is. It can be a radio show, or an audio/video blog or pretty much anything. Basically, a Radio show on the internet.

It's a very basic tool given a fashionable, swanky, yet nearly nonsensical name (which comes from playing them on iPods) to make it seem special and magical. Like pretty much everything else on the internet. On the other hand, it's a simple, catchy name for a common phenomenon, much like 'television' and 'radio', both of which earned howls and jeers when they were new (the names and the phenomena).

Notable is that the art of podcasting was arguably started by and inalienably connected to a man named David H. Lawrence XVII, as a newsletter for a radio company that attached RealAudio files to the emails that they sent out. He also went into acting a little later in life, and became best known as The Puppetmaster, Eric Doyle. No seriously, same guy.

There is a term for a book done as a podcast: Podiobooks. When a Fan Fic is given this treatment, it's known as a Podfic.

See also: Audio Play.

Examples

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     Anime and Manga 
  • Anime Pulse and its MST3K-inspired copy, Manga Pulse.
  • Anime World Order: one of the most popular anime podcasts around. Released on an irregular schedule, they review various anime, from the latest series out in Japan, but also various older shows. Their reviews of MD Geist, Odin: Space Sailer Starlight and Dog Soldier are something to behold.
  • ''The Anime Counterpoint'' is another anime podcast. This one is hosted by three of the big names in The Abridged Series world, who go into general discussions on the subject of anime.
  • Daizenshuu EX: The Podcast. They cover anything and everything to The Dragon World in the hopes of enlightening... and a little entertaining. A bit more geared towards fans of the Japanese version of Dragonball and its sequels.
  • ''Desu Rattle'' is a recent creation by the DesuDesBrigade, a team of reviewers who give their insight into everything under the sun, updating every Saturday, so far. However, they have an erratic naming system and often lapse into complete silliness. Worth a listen if you have any interest in anime, and want to hear about it from the smart folks.
  • One of Heavens Feel Press's web exclusives is a podcast "book on tape" of horrible fanfiction, and the site's owner is currently offering up Issei Mataloun's Hellstorm Evangelion as a book on tape in addition to their regular anime/game podcast, Unlimited Podcast Works.
    • Inspired Crap-Fic Theater, another podcast series that features audiobooks of (in)famously bad anime fanfiction.
  • This Is Not An Anime Podcast. "Best thing ever since sex" by the first fan of TINAAP. This Podcast is about Anime, Video game and Animal Crackers by the Hosts: Letty Whiterock, Vic Viper and Nanael. It guest stars Moogy in episode 6 (this is a very good reason to watch to TINAAP)
  • Anime Jam Session. A podcast dedicated to anime, music, gaming, and much more. They also bring news from the aforementioned worlds, as well as convention reports. Free to download on iTunes, and one of the regulars is a known Troper.
  • Starting out in 2005, Fast Karate For The Gentlemen is one of the oldest running anime/videogame podcasts out there. It's also covers many non-sequiturs from food to 24.
  • A newer series, the Five Point Podcast, is a weekly anime podcast that's less about news and current events than reviewing individual series.
  • The Unofficial One Piece Podcast, a podcast discussing the latest news and media in One Piece.
  • The Other Side, a podcast focused on a providing a more blunt perspective on the anime fandom.
  • Podtaku [1] , A joint channel of many different reviewers talking about a variety of different subjects revolving around Anime and Manga.

    Comics 
  • War Rocket Ajax is a comics podcast hosted by Chris Sims and Eugene Ahn.
  • 4thLetter discusses comics and other associated nerdy stuff.
  • Legends of the Batman, hosted by Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley, is an excellent podcast about, well, Batman in his Golden Age appearances.
  • The Batman Universe, a website which hosts a plethora of podcasts on Batman and his fictional history. The Comic Cast in particular discusses the modern comics every two weeks.
  • Spider-Man Crawlspace, hosted by Brad Douglas and features an interchanging cast of panelists throughout the years. Discusses everything Spider-Man concerning news, comics, characters, fights and interviews. The podcast has featured a list of Spider-Man creators on the show including John Romita Jr., Dan Slott, J. M. De Matties, Peter David, Steve Wacker, Paul Jenkins and more.
  • House To Astonish, a comics podcast hosted by Al Kennedy and Paul O'Brien.
    Fan Works 
  • Occasionally, Fan Fics are read in the manner of a podcast — these are known as "podfics."

    Film 
  • Doug Loves Movies. Doug Benson goes to the UCB theater and talks with guests about movies, at least until they find something funnier to talk about. They also play a slightly complicated game using Leonard Maltin's reviews.
  • Force Cast
  • RiffTrax and all the other Alternate DVD Commentary casts out there. Zarban.com indexes pretty much all of them.
  • Subject:Cinema, which is a movie-oriented podcast run by two movie fans in Boston. They pick a topic each week (like train movies, the The Pink Panther movies, or MST3K) and discuss it in depth. Other features include their annual "Rising Stars List," where they pick up-and-coming actors who are going to make it big soon, shows that focus on a particular actor or a director, and the weekly feature "Bonehead of the Week," where they discuss a dumb news story.
  • How Did This Get Made?: Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, Jason Mantzoukas and a guest "try to make sense of the movies that make no sense."
  • The Shitty Movie Night Podcast which reviews generally shitty movies that they pull out of a hat at the end of the previous episode.
  • The Film Vault is a weekly podcast, formerly on the Adam Carolla network, now independent, that does Top 5 lists of different things related to movies like "Top 5 Most Desired Comebacks", "Top 5 Time Travel Movies", "Top 5 Sex Scenes", etc. It's hosted by Bald Bryan Bishop of the Adam Carolla Show and Anderson Cowan of the Loveline After Disaster.
  • "Too Much Film School" is a bi-weekly podcast by Matt Price & Casey Coleman, two guys who, you guessed it, attended film school together USC. Once a week, the release a long, long episode discussing a feature film. Every other episode is a shorter (but still long) dissection of a trailer.
  • Film Sack: A weekly podcast featuring roundtable discussions of the tropes used in movies. Often reviews movies available on Netflix Streaming, tending to favor Cult Classics, B-Movies, or Box Office Failures in genres such as action, horror, fantasy, and science fiction though occasionally they will touch on established classics. They maintain the tagline: " Mining the depths of film entertainment for all mankind!"
  • The Flop House: Another entry in the "bad movie" podcast genre, hosted by the jovial and cynical Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington. This podcast focuses on terrible recent releases.
  • F This Movie!: Host Patrick Bromley as well as some frequent guests discuss important films from the past as well as a movie that had came out recently. Before they go over to the main topic, they also talk about what they have seen lately prior to the podcast.
  • The Greatest Movie Ever! Podcast: Host Paul Chapman, also known as "The Almighty Gooberzilla", along with numerous guests, review movies that revolve around the science fiction, horror, action and cult genre.
  • FilmPulse.net: Hosts Adam and Kevin review movies based on what they have seen, as well as interview actors, directors and more for their upcoming films to promote. They also have a spin-off show called "Ryan Watches a Movie", where they make their friend Ryan, who is a paraplegic, watch a film that has to be related to another movie that comes out the week it opens and he gives out his thoughts about them.
  • We Hate Movies: Yet another bad movie-podcast; hosted by Andrew Jupin, with rotating co-hosts Stephen Sajdak, Eric Szyszka and/or Chris Cabin. Tends to be extremely, hilariously, vitriolic.
  • NowPlayingPodcast: Intelligent, down-to-earth hosts review entire series of movies in their retrospectives, all the while delivering fantastic wit and genuinely interesting information.

    Literature 
  • Cast of Wonders is a weekly, young-adult-friendly, science fiction and fantasy podcast.
  • The Drabblecast, a high-quality fiction magazine showcasing unusual stories from contemporary Speculative Fiction authors. They allow users to submit 100-word stories called drabbles (or 100-character "twitfics") to the show via e-mail, which differentiates it from other fiction podcasts. Also worth noting are their annual Lovecraft Month and Nigerian Scam Spam Contest (in which contestants write their own spam e-mail in a bid for a cash prize and the hope of reaching notoriety via e-mail spamming), and their semiregular Drabble News segments reporting on unusual events around the world.
  • The HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast discusses the works of H.P. Lovecraft while amateur and professional voice actors read his stories.
  • Muggle Cast is the most popular Harry Potter podcast online. Run by staff members of MuggleNet, it was released on a weekly basis for three years before switching to a more irregular schedule. Muggle Cast started back in August 2005, and has since spanned over 200 episodes.
  • Nerd To The Third Power
  • The second most popular Harry Potter podcast is ''PotterCast''. Run by the folks at ''The Leaky Cauldron'', it started a few weeks after Mugglecast but hit the 200 episodes mark before it thanks to still being released weekly. Pottercast and Mugglecast are on friendly terms and the two podcasts often do joint episodes at live events. Oh, and PotterCast scored an interview with JKRowling herself.
  • Another popular Harry Potter Podcast is Potter Fic Weekly , which is like a book club of Harry Potter fanfiction. It's extremely unique in that the podcasts are often three or more hours long, although every second is filled with hilarity and this troper thinks it's worth it. It's popularity shows in the fact that three years after the end of canon, it's entering it's fourth season and still going strong, although the orginal hosts are leaving to focus more on PoufwaExchange which talks about other fandoms.
  • Podiobooks hosts a lot of free podcast novels in a variety of genres. Think of them like free serial novels in audio form. Several of the hosted authors went on to score publishing deals on the strength of their online fanbases.
  • Read It And Weep: One day, a twentysomething named Alex realized that he would be a better comedian if he knew more about Twilight. But he wasn't about to take that on alone, so he recruited his college friends Ezra and Chris to read with him. They talked about it over Skype, and hilarity ensued.
  • Metamor City, an urban fantasy with magic, guns, androgynes, pedomorphs, psis, and vampires. Mafia vampires.
  • The Star Wars Book Report podcast provides in-depth coverage of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, even scoring interviews with Steven Barnes, A. C. Crispin, and Terry Brooks.
  • Patrick E Mc Lean
  • Escape Artists have a series of podcasts all on short-form Literature.
    • Escape Pod is a weekly Science-Fiction based podcast.
    • Pseudopod is a podcast dedicated to short stories of the horror genre.
    • PodCastle is dedicated toward fantasy short-form literature.
  • StarshipSofa bills itself as a 'Audio Science Fiction Magazine'. It frequently features Poetry, Fact Articles, History of the Genre Lessons, and always contains one or more short stories or Novellas. Occasionally the longer ones are serialized. It (controversially) won the Hugo in 2010 for 'best Fanzine' and as a result the Hugos added a 'Best Fancast' category.
  • Science Fiction Book Review Podcast

     Live Action Television 
  • Battlestar Galactica (Reimagined) had RDM's podcasts. Partly due to the fact that Moore was one of the earlier adopters of the technology the podcast are very informal and are usually simply his running commentary as he re-watches the episode. Some complain that the sound quality is somewhat varied and there are often interruptions from things like Moore's children, pets and outside noises. His wife Terry AKA Mrs Ron is a frequent guest star and other member of the writing team and the actors from the show appear as well on occasion
  • Doctor Who Online runs a weekly podcast called "DWO Whocast".
  • Mirrorball Mayhem, run by the same people as Subject:Cinema. The first podcast for Dancing with the Stars.
  • No Pink Spandex, a podcast that covers any and everything Power Rangers.
  • Armchair Survivor, a podcast about Survivor. They are extremely interactive with their listeners, and occasionally have guests from Survivor or other podcasts.
    • Rob Has a Podcast, which podcasts about Reality TV and other assorted nonsense. Hosted by former Survivor contestant Rob Cesternino and his wife Nicole.
    • Survivor Oz, currently Australia's only Survivor-based podcast, and most notable for getting the really obscure and hard to find contestants interviewed.
  • Around The Horn
  • Pardon The Interruption
  • Treknologic
  • Fifty50 is a British game show podcast that also has a Fan Remake of the '21 Questions Wrong' final round of Avanti Un Altro.
  • Up Yours Downstairs, which focuses primarily on Downton Abbey as well as other shows/films from the Edwardian time period or thereabouts.
  • The Post Atomic Horror, where hosts Ron "A Algar" Watt and Matt Rowbotham are watching every episode of every Star Trek series in sequence, reviewing them with a lot of humor and an ever increasing number of running gags.
  • The Port Charlie Podcast, where hosts Gomer and Namio discuss the most recent episodes of the American Soap Opera General Hospital.

    Professional Wrestling 

     Real Life 
  • Distorted View, A very vulgar news show.
  • The History of Rome podcast took a lighthearted approach to charting the entire history of the Roman Empire, including humorous pop culture references to major inaccuracies in films about Rome. The episodes discussing how Maximus most certainly did not defeat Commodus and restore democracy to Rome, and the episode where the narrator mixes up the origin stories for Spartacus and Kirk Douglas are particularly good examples of this.
  • Bad Philosophy is a podcast dealing with everything in the universe... eventually. It's mostly some former college students talking about philosophy and everything else that comes along as a result.
  • The Skeptics Guide To The Universe is a podcast for the skeptical community, talking about bogus claims in the news and what's going on inside the skeptical movement.
  • In a similar vein is Skeptoid, a podcast focusing on examining urban legends, folktales, unusual history, and pseudoscience from a skeptical point of view all while challenging listeners to improve their critical thinking. It's hosted by Dr. Brian Dunning, and one of its high points is his Deadpan Snarker take on each topic. If you're a science buff, a paranormal enthusiast, or just want to learn cool stories it's definitely worth a listen.
  • Wreckless Media Radio is a comedy show based out of Detroit, consisting of conversations about silly situations. It is often described as "like listening to three of your friends just talking to each other after getting very drunk."
  • Sick and Wrong is a news podcast that has gone through several revisions and reimaginings, only maintaining the core concept of presenting anti-social personal stories and news articles for the listeners to rate.
    • Got Faded Japan is a similar podcast, but with Japanese residents presenting heinous stories from within Japan. Notable for being descended from a 'zine and having more of a focus on counterculture and art than shocking stories.
  • The Brian And Jill Show is a podcast created by Brian Phelps (formerly of The Mark & Brian Radio Program) and Jill Whelan (The Love Boat, Airplane!) after negotiations with KLOS radio fell through to have Jill replace Mark as co-host following his retirement. It retains a similar format and even some of the features of the original radio show, such as the "No Apparent Reason" trivia game.
  • Fup I Farvandet: A Danish comedy podcast.
  • SBS Pop Asia: YouTube sister of the Australian radio channel of the same name, this has completely different content. It is mostly a channel for online interviews with Asian pop stars, and song requests for the TV incarnation of SBS PopAsia.
  • http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Podcast/ThrowinChat
  • Thespian Talk: A current events podcast that covers a wide variety of current events and featured on RT Gomer Productions, hosted by Gomer the Ranting Thespian and rotating co-hosts Holly Christine, The Cat, and The Omega.
  • The Smartest Man In The World, Greg Proops' weekly comedy/political podcast.
  • The Drunken Peasants Podcast: A podcast streamed on YouTube by Ben and TJ, as well as Scotty and the occasional special guest. It focuses on covering news stories from Fox News and CNN, providing commentary and opinions from "an altered perspective", though the show occasionally responds to YouTube videos.

     Sports 
  • ESPN provides a number of podcasts.
  • NFL Network also offers a number of podcasts, such as The Rich Eisen Podcast, hosted by Rich Eisen.

     Tabletop Games 
  • Nerd Poker is a weekly podcast hosted by Brian Posehn on the Earwolf Podcast Network that follows Posehn and his comedian friends as they play Dungeons & Dragons. Occasional guest appearances include Patton Oswalt and Chris Hardwick.
  • Brilliant Gameologists has been around since '07, and has a primary focus on Dungeons & Dragons (but touches upon other systems, and their advice is usually applicable to any tabletop game).
  • Critical Hit
  • Dungeon Masters Roundtable is another relatively recent show and, although Dungeons & Dragons tends to be the most common subject to come up, it's not a heavily structured podcast and many other topics can and do come up in the course of the show. It can be downloaded here.
  • 4 Geeks 4e is a relatively new show dedicated to 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. Largely aimed at people who run games, offering advice, talking about products, and discussing events in the D&D arena. It can be downloaded here.
  • Grumpy RPG Reviews
  • Jennisodes
  • Penny Arcade's D&D podcast is a podcast made by Penny Arcade, PvP and Wizards of the Coast to promote 4th Edition in a hilarious fashion.
  • Magic: The Gathering has a large library of podcasts, with its player base providing most of the content.
    • the official podcast, which is basically event coverage for tournaments like Pro Tours and Grand Prixs
    • MTGCast, the largest network of Magic podcasts. Among them are:
      • Monday Night Magic is MTG Cast's flagship show, providing news and tournament commentary.
      • The Mana Pool is the premiere Casual M:tG podcast— they talk about Magic casually. Hilarity Ensues.
      • Limited Resources is for the Limited players, and the nuts-and-bolts Spike.
      • Top 8 Magic, The Eh Team and Yo! MTG Taps! for Standard, Commander Cast and CMDR Decks for Commander. Other notable shows are In Contention, Judge Cast, The Men of Magic and Freed from the Real.
  • RollPlay
  • RPPR Actual Play
  • RPGMP3 is a site for tabletop role-playing Actual Play podcasts, which currently hosts over 1,000(!) episodes.
  • Fandible
  • Something Awful: Dungeons & Dragons is a hilarious let's play of a long and epic 4e D&D campaign, released in a podcast format on Something Awful and on iTunes.

    Video Games 
  • Podcast/Beyond
  • 4Player Podcast
  • Giant Bomb
  • Idle Thumbs
  • Nitro Game Injection
  • Cathedral Of Shadows. The Cathedral of Shadows is a podcast for news and discussion of Atlus' Megami Tensei franchise, run by Rasen and Katsu. They also read viewer e-mails and read bad Mega Ten fanfics and talk about anything else happening within the fanbase.
  • Major Spoilers and Critical Hit, from the Major Spoilers Comic & Gaming news site. Major Spoilers is reviews and roundtable discussion of comics and entertainment, and Critical Hit is the hosts of Major Spoilers playing Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition. It's quite funny, and educational for anyone getting into 4E. There is a page for it here
  • ''Show Me Your News'' is a podcast for Super Smash Bros Brawl. It began by focusing on updates to the official site (which were released five days a week) before turning into a more general gaming podcast after the game's release, albeit with the emphasis still on Brawl. This one tends to be lengthy - episodes less than two hours are rare and an episode going over four hours is not unheard of.
  • Eye Lazor Beams is a podcast and blog focusing on the Mega Man franchise specifically and geek/gamer culture in general. The podcast itself updates irregularly, but the average episode length runs about two hours each to make up for it.
  • The Machine CAST, a YouTube-hosted video game podcast by British writer Kit Harrison, takes a look at a few stories each week from a light-hearted perspective.
  • Nerd Talk is a podcast that started as a college radio show and contains video game and movie reviews.
  • Second Funniest Podcast
  • Show Me Your News
  • The Sonic Show
  • Talkradar, a "gaming" podcast on the review site Gamesradar.com. Gaming is in quotes because video games often only begins as the focal point of the 'cast, often descending into radio zoo show sound effects, drunken rambling, and general hilarious schnanigans.
  • Random Assault is in a similar vein to Talk Radar, being in theory a gaming/nerd culture show before inevitably going so far off the rails you can't see the track.
  • ''WorldOfWarcraft'' Radio used to be one of the biggest World of Warcraft related podcast (technically Shoutcast as it was live) before it broke up into 3 different networks. Said networks are still mostly World of Warcraft related with a big dose of general gaming and geek culture. All the subsequent stations since then gained more shows.
  • Scott Johnson's FrogPants Studios, where his numerous shows are hosted. The channel's wide variety of programming includes (but is definitely not limited to):
    • The Instance; a popular World of Warcraft show covering news, rumors and reader questions.
    • The Final Score; a more general-interest gaming podcast.
    • Film Sack; discussing bizarre movies both good and bad.
    • The Morning Stream; as the name implies, a morning talk radio show streamed to a live audience.
  • Video Games Hot Dog, a podcast about video games, done by the creators of Kingdom of Loathing.
  • The D-Pad, a weekly podcast about video games, music, movies, television, and pop culture. Features a YouTube channel for LPs as well.
  • The Escapist Podcast hosted on The Escapist.
  • There seems to be a change in leading Pokémon podcasts every generation. From 2005 to 2007, Bulbacast led the field during the Ruby and Sapphire-era as the first successful Pokémon podcast. After they went into hiatus, two guys from Brooklyn who call themselves "Jowy" and "KC" came in with WTPT - Pokémon Radio,note  and their podcast would end up being the leading "Pokécast" during Diamond and Pearl's run in the U.S. They've stopped producing new episodes after a downer year in 2010, which left the #1 Pokémon podcast spot open for the current leader It's Super Effective to take for Generation V.
    • As for Pokémon podcasts that's never been successful enough to be the very best, like no podcast ever was, there's the Pokémon Underground Champions League. They've been around since the very end of 2007 and have outlasted WTPT, but their subpar quality have always prevented them from leading the Pokémon podcasting field. P.U.C.L. could have been number one after their (supposed) rival's demise, if it weren't for ISE taking the lead so quickly.
  • The Game Station Podcast was a weekly (and very lengthy) general gaming podcast presented by the old Game Station network on YouTube.
    • The podcast has now been re-branded as The Co-Optional Podcast, retaining the same hosts and content. The show manages to blend informative gaming discussion/news with silly off-topic goofiness. A running joke carried over from the TGS Podcast is that the hosts and guests often shamelessly promote obscure or foreign food products.

    Webcomic 
  • Irregular Podcast!, Irregular Webcomic!'s podcast. A series of comedy sketches, some of the lovely Lampshade Hanging we've come to see from the excellent Mr. Morgan Mar and a great Time Travel spoof "Arlington Woo", now on part three.
    • Can I have my cheque now? ;)
  • Downloadable Content, the Penny Arcade Podcast. Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • The Webcomic Beacon discusses the art of making webcomics from an amateur/hobbyist point of view and also regularly brings in guests from all points on the spectrum from hobbyist to professional. They also invariably descend into banter and often outrageous humour. Maybe it's the curse of webcomic people to just need to be funny?
  • The Webcomics Company podcast sits somewhere in the middle of Webcomics Weekly and The Webcomic Beacon in that it's not entirely aimed at amateurs or professionals but instead wants to strike both with the same rod. It also descends into humour but tries to stay on topic while it does so. Views on whether it succeeds vary.
  • Webcomics Weekly starts off aiming to discuss the art of making webcomics, then quickly descends into Scott Kurtz, Kris Strub, Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett having a good time making each other laugh. Can be very funny if you just want something to listen to, and infuriating if you actually want some advice.

    Web Original 
  • The Byron Chronicles, run by Darker Projects, an audio drama best described as "Doctor Who meets The Dresden Files with some Supernatural thrown in".
  • Comedy Death Ray Radio, a weekly comedy podcast hosted by Scott Aukerman
  • Commanderbond.net runs a regular C Bn podcast, which is supposed to come out on the 007th of each month, but is inevitably late. Includes a Running Gag involving a reverb on the name of Anatole Taubman, some very good parody examples of Pre Titles Sequence (including a brilliant one on Casino Royale). Paul Dunphy or Evan Willnow usually do the voice-over duties, there's a nice version of the Bond theme done by Rich Douglas and some brilliant jokes in.
  • Farpoint Media is a network of podcasts that cover a big spread of geeky content, from writing to books to TV and film discussion to original fiction. The flagship show is Slice of SciFi, a weekly show with geeky news, interviews, discussion and a close-knit listener community that provides so much extra content that the hosts had to start doing an extra show. A sister of sorts to Podiobooks.com, which was founded by some of the same people.
  • Geek Heaven is a fairly new, general geek knowledge/culture podcast.
  • Knox Kast Radio
  • Made Of Fail Podcast, a monthly podcast discussing various subjects related to nerd culture.
  • The Minister Of Chance, a science-fantasy drama and borderline Doctor Who spinoff.
  • NSFW Show is a show in which Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young invite a guest to join them as they partake in games, skits and general idiocy, with hilarious results.
  • Our very own podcast: On the Tropes
  • Our Fair City, a campy post-apocalyptic audio drama set in a dystopian subterranean city run by an insurance company.
  • Radiodrome: Presented by Josh Hadley and regularly featuring Brad Jones, aka The Cinema Snob, and friends of theirs. The show mainly discusses popular culture, namely films and TV series, usually of in the Exploitation Film genre.
  • The Ricky Gervais Show, which they (and Guinness) claim to be the most popular podcast in the world.
  • SModcast, with Kevin Smith and his friend/producer Scott Mosier. Recently birthed the SModcast Network and SModcast Internet Radio, spawning a number of related podcasts in the process:
    • Tell 'Em, Steve-Dave!, hosted by Smith's long-time friends Bryan "Steve-Dave" Johnson and Walt "Fanboy" Flanagan (and tech guy Brian Quinn)
    • Blow Hard, hosted by Kev's gay friend and sometimes-director Malcolm Ingram
    • Plus One, co-hosted by Kev and his wife Jennifer Schwalbach-Smith
    • Jay & Silent Bob Get Old, featuring Jason Mewes
    • SMoviemakers, featuring various Hollywood directors
    • Hollywood Babble-On, a Hollywood-news-related podcast featuring Smith and actor Ralph Garman
  • Skeptoid
  • That Guy with the Glasses hosts several pop-culture related podcasts, including "Lee and Z", "Nerd to the Third", and the site's premiere podcast, "Transmission Awesome".
  • Tobuscus
  • The Nerdist Podcast, run by Chris Hardwick, a twice-weekly podcast featuring a bunch of cool nerds
  • The YoGPoD
  • The Maximum Fun network hosts a bunch of casts, including
  • Jordan Jesse Go, hosted by Jesse Thorn (America's Radio Sweetheart) and Jordan Morris (Boy Detective), which is basically charming, delightfully vulgar nonsense.
  • Vaguely Live Radio, also known as VLR, is a podcast hosted by Alex Day and Jimmy Hill, who are Nerimon and Jimmy0010 of Youtube fame. The show isn't really about anything in particular.
  • The Retsutalk podcast, from those who brought you Retsupurae.
  • Radio Free Caemlyn has mostly focused on Friday Night Trivia over the course of its long run. Recently, its breadth has expanded to include recitations of literature, featuring mostly poetry and Creepypasta.
  • Tweet Me Harder: David Malki ! and Kris Straub's improv extravaganza (which occasionally includes real-time Twitter responses).
  • The Complete Guide To Everything: Two sad men who are inordinately popular in the UK talk about things unrelated to the episode's subject.
  • Welcome to Night Vale: A community radio station for a fictional southwestern town where everything paranormal is real.
  • The Team Four Star Podcast. Episode one is here but there's no playlist for it so it's around there website.
  • Two Sense : A semi-frequent news show by two furries. Letters, news and jokes.
  • The AH.com Podcast of AlternateHistory.com.
  • The Hidden Almanac: Historical anniversaries, saints' lives and gardening tips from a world somewhat weirder than our own. Scripted by Ursula Vernon.
  • Quouse DND: A weekly streamed Dungeons & Dragons session currently wrapping up its first arc.
  • Usually one out of three BIONICLE' web serials were made available as podcasts read by writer Greg Farshtey (with his ex-wife occasionally having provided female voices).
  • Rooster Teeth has two: the standard Rooster Teeth Podcast, and The Patch, focusing on gaming news.

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