After seeing the topic about favorite YouTubers, I was inspired to make this post.
I listen to possibly an ungodly amount of podcasts every week while walking about campus and driving (probably an average of nine hours of audio). I’m interested to see if any of you listen to podcasts, which are your favorite, and what attracts you to them. Here are mine, and some of my reasons for listening:
The Super Best Friend Cast!: The podcast for my favorite YouTubers (though I watch them almost exclusively on Vessel now). This is one of the only ones I have listened to every episode of. They’re a bunch of regular scrub lords that give me plenty of laughs and company.
Giant Bombcast: I warmed up to this one later, I believe it was my second regular one. I mostly just enjoy their smooth manly voices and the hilarity that is Jeff Gerstman and Dan Ryckert.
Idle Thumbs: Probably my second favorite podcast. Totally found on a whim, as it is hosted in part by some of the writers of TellTale’s The Walking Dead season 1. I really enjoy this one because of its educated and also quirky talks on games and art.
Giant Beastcast: Didn’t feel like it was necessary to check out at first since it’s essentially “Giant Bomb East”, but I ended up really enjoying the different personalities. They truly won me over with their recent Christmas episode in which they played a table top RPG, “Fiasco.” Extremely funny, highly recommend a listen there.
Idle Weekend: The newest of the podcasts I listen to. It’s an offshoot of Idle Thumbs after one of their regular hosts, Danielle Riendeu (probably butchered that) left. I really appreciated her voice on Thumbs because A.) She was the only female on all of these podcasts and B.) She is very intelligent, well spoken, and thoughtful and provides unique perspectives, I feel. Thankfully after her departure, she started this podcast, and it has proven to be another intelligent and thoughtful podcast on games and art. I’d highly recommend this one, as well as Thumbs, for just about anybody.
Feel free to share yours :)!