Thursday Listening Party

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On the Thursdays we don’t release a new AMT, we crank up the spoken word audio and have a Thursday Listening Party.
Click here to attend all previous gatherings.

Man uses an ear trumpet

Thanks so much to all of you who contributed to Radiotopia’s Kickstarter and thus enabled me to make my new podcast! That’ll be out in January. But if you haven’t donated, please do: they need 20,000 backers to secure an extra $25,000 from Hover, so it’s a big help even if you give just $1. Their new goal is $500,000, which will mean MORE Radio Diaries (hurrah!), MORE Strangers (calloo callay!), MORE Theory of Everything (rejoice!), and MORE Fugitive Waves (which is jolly good news if their recent episode featuring a young, surprisingly sugary-voiced Patti Smith is anything to go by). MORE excellent, well-made, classy podcasts – we can all get behind that notion, yes? As well as their plans for a paid internship, so that a new generation can enter the podcasting ‘profession’. Because if it’s good enough for Sylvester Stallone…

YES, Sylvester Stallone is a podcaster. Repeat: SYLVESTER STALLONE IS A PODCASTER.

Sort of.

Good luck with it, Sly!

Here’s a little thing for all you rabid fans of Serial: parodies! The Mailchimp plug at the beginning is my favourite.

Now, if you’re interested in the science of food, hightail to this recent Food Programme interview with Harold McGee, author of the seminal food science tome On Food and Cooking which fired the molecular gastronomy neurones in Heston Blumenthal’s brain. And what inspired McGee to write the thing? Blazing Saddles. O…kay.

If you’re hungry for more food for your ears, here’s a show all about the history of the noodle; and more generally, guzzle The Sporkful and Gastropod podcasts.

Finally: if you pick up a copy of the Guardian this Saturday (8th November 2014), peruse the Do Something supplement, wherein you’ll find the AMT guide to starting a podcast plus photos of us looking like twats in our home studio. (I assume. I haven’t seen the pictures yet, but we usually look like twats every time somebody points a camera at us, so it’s a safe bet.)

Gimme more stuff to listen to: recommend shows in the comments, please!

Tune in to our various other gigs:

Catch up on AMT301 and the episodes preceding it.
Olly’s on LBC every weekday 1am-4am. Chug several espressos and stay awake with him.
I host the monthly Sound Women podcast. This month, I met the owner of the quintessential radio voice – and enacter of the greatest on-air giggle-fit in recent yearsCharlotte Green.
Martin the Sound Man makes numerous other podcasts, including Brain Train about clever things, The Global Lab about cities and stuff, and The Sound of the Ladies music podcast.
AMT episodes 1-170 and the special AMT albums are all available for a piddling little price at answermethisstore.com, and if you buy any of them you’re bankrolling the podcast, for which we are extremely grateful.

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4 Responses to “Thursday Listening Party”

  1. greg Says:

    It’s not current but it’s probably the best comedy podcast full stop. Certainly the best UK one.

    Listen to The Peacock and Gamble Podcast as well as their Edinburgh podcast focused around interviews and if you can find it the original The Ray Peacock Podcast. All 3 are quite different. It was with peacock, gamble and ex-Eastenders actor Raij James however the feed for that dies and Ray said he won’t stop fans etc sharing it but he will not upload it again partly because Raji was getting a lot grief from people who didn’t get the bounds of the podcastband gave him grief online (he played the victim Ray and Ed would abuse).

    I discovered Peacock and Gamble while i had a 20 mile cycle each day. The Peacock and Gamble and Ray Peacock Podcasts have the dubious honour of being the only podcasts to ever make me lose control and where it becomes genuinely worrying that you can’t breathe because of the laughter etc (something only stewart lee in 2005, the goodies and a couple of personal incidents have ever made me do) unfortunate thing is that one time was when I was riding quite fast a log a cycle path and I convulsed with laughter and just fell off my bike.

    I cannor recommend them enough.

  2. Jeremy Cherfas Says:

    Can I recommend one of my own podcasts? Anthony Buccini on the history of dried pasta in Europe. Not what you think …

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