Yeah, I locked that thread, which may be why you had trouble.
Anyway, welcome to the boards Tom!
Hmm, my last attempt to post has failed. bu**er. But i did go to put that on Shannon's other thread and it may be more appropreate here, so gonna try again.
Hi Shannon, and all! Newly registered to Jinxworld but please don't snub me for that reason!! Bearing in mind i'm sure you will have heard of some of these before, I'm gonna list some of my favourite podcasts. Although Wordballoon is natch top of the list!
- Mark Kermode's Film Reviews from BBC Radio 5 Live
New UK film releases reviewed in a pithy fashion by the self-styled Exorcist Guru. Latest episode has a great rant at Rocknrolla
- Daily Mayo from BBC Radio 5 Live
A bit shorter, daily segments from the radio show. Interviews with media types, UK politicians and such. I always find this worth a listen even if I don't know who the interviewee is.
- Music Week from BBC Radio 6 Music
Oddly, a music podcast with all the music taken out due to copywrite laws. Interviews and talk on today's music scene. That is, decent music.
- Creative Screenwriting Magazine
Only just found this one, through Augie I think. Great intelligent interviews on the writing process. Spoiler filled episode on Dark Knight.
My other favourite comic podcast. More art-centric interviews. Great skottie young episode recently.
- Stephen Fry's Podgrams
Not too many of these, but actor (etc) Stephen Fry is a real institution in the UK so anything he has to say goes a long way! Plus, he's a Mac addict.
- Resonance FM: Panel Boarders
Couldn't find the iTunes link for this one even though I'm subscribed to it. John has mentioned it before, on his Facebook page I think. Some more great comic interviews from the British stable of creators.
Actually, the title makes me want to listen to it even more, which makes me feel oddly uncomfortable...
Get over it. It's just a message board.
Ah, I should mention Marvel's official podcast. Some are really brief but there are some gems. The Mini Marvels episode is really good!
And DC Comics has a great archive of their convention panels as podcasts. You'll never fear missing a DC panel ever again! My favorite is the 52 panel were someone inappropriately presses Greg Rucka why Caucasian writers are writing ethnic characters. Grant Morrison joking screams at the guy, "Iím not a white man, Iím a Scot. My country has been ruled by fucking English for 500 years SO DON'T TOKENIZE ME!"
That and Grant enters the panel like Iggy Pop. It cracks me up.
And the Weekly Marvel Watcher videocast drives me insane. I just delete them now when they pop up on my Itunes. Alexa Mendez may be kinda cute, but I just can't stand her...
Get over it. It's just a message board.
Overall I like it... except the name kills me, involuntary eye roll every time I load the damn thing...
I'm pretty lite on my podcast listening.
I, of course, love WordBalloon (and have now five MP3 CDs worth of burned episodes to prove it!), and on the shorter, but still insightful side of things, I dig comiXology's It Came Out On Wednesday podcast.
And, for just plain randomness, pointlessness and hilarity, I'll put on It's All Geek to Me when I'm wrapped up in tedious stuff like cleaning or.... cleaning.
Apart from Word Balloon I listen to quite a few podcasts:-
Comic News Insider
Geek Brunch - which is a long slow rambly podcast where they talk about all things, and eventually comics, movies and TV. If you're taking a long drive this is ideal, as most episodes are about 2-3 hours.
Quiet! Panelologists at Work - the funniest UK comics podcast around, 2 guys talking comics and related issues, very tongue in cheek.
Comics Playground - a great all ages comics podcast, two guys who both have young children and want comics that will appeal to their children that they can also enjoy.
Geek Syndicate - two brits talking all things geek, comics, movies, TV and games.
Oh, and since its a podcast thread........a small plug for Comic Book Outsiders, a podcast I co-host, focusing on bringing attention to comics outside the mainstream. A lot of people talk about the Big 2, and the majority of books I read come from elsewhere, so we try to get people to look at comics outside their comfort zone.