So my work is at the time of year again where I get to sit in a tractor while it drives itself in circles or straight lines. It gets a little boring. I was hoping for recommendations on good podcasts or audio books to listen to, and can recommend a few myself.
For podcasts, I've been really enjoying The Morning Stream with Scott Johnson and Brian Ibbot. It's a techy/news/comedy stream, and part of the Frogpants network of podcasts which mostly consists of Blizzard enthusiast streams.
I've been trying to specially find a podcast about CoD, but haven't had any luck with that.
As far as audio books, I've listened to the Game of Thrones series, Harry Potter series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, and The Angel's Game (trippy sci-fi/mystery). Most of those I've listened to 3-4 times, and are getting a bit stale.
I'll occasionally give NPR a try, but I wouldn't advise listening to it while working alone in a remote field at night because they sometimes talk about pleasant topics such as serial killers, alien abductions, and cattle mutilation. Then you see something move in the trees and hope to God that it's a deer.
Post by ChloeB42 (Alexcalibur42) on Sept 11, 2015 12:42:40 GMT -5
The Martian is a great Audio Book, that's really the extent of my Audio Book experience.
Podcast wise I used to listen to PKA a lot. After the Wings and Lefty Fallout I stopped watching. The Drunken Peasants is good if you like crude humor and atheist and liberal take on news and YouTube videos. Schmoes Knows podcast for discussions of movies. That's it podcast wise that I watch/listen to.
Letting them know only they see my illusion would be the nice thing to do. Nice. But...no.
I'd say the Co-Optional Podcast is the podcast I tune into more often than not. Through the combined powers of Totalbiscuit, OMFGCata, PressHearttoContinue, and a guest that also knows a lot about video games they know everything about the biggest and newest games to date. There's a lot of shenanigans and tangents flying about, but it's all good fun. It's also useful for keeping your ear on the ground for future releases and impressions of major releases.
I've been trying to cycle through several podcasts irregularly and from all different niches, but my favourite thusfar has to be the Dungeon Master's Block. This one's really niche. It's a Dungeons and Dragons podcast, and several really good Dungeon Masters talk about the hardest role to assume. They teach how to make up interesting fantasy worlds and/or characters on the fly, homebrewing creatures and heroes so even the most familiar players can get caught off-guard, and managing a team of players who play for different reasons so that everyone can have fun.
Podcast wise I used to listen to PKA a lot. After the Wings and Lefty Fallout I stopped watching.
Yeah; PKA was at its best when Call of Duty was thriving on YouTube. Up to his resignation Wings was a consistent wet blanket repetitively talking about how he's not doing so well financially. I don't really know what happened between Lefty, Woody, and Kyle. I do know that I can trust neither of them, and eventually I just stopped tuning in.
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Listened to this audio essay/book the other night while playing NC in Planetside.
A Weltanschauung of Joie de vivre. "Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough." - Frédéric Bastiat Always looking for le mot juste.