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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2008, 04:30:24 AM »

OK,

I currently have:

The latest Adam and Joe Show,
Last weeks Escape Pod,
Part 2 of The Fabric Podcast,
Several Free London Walks,
The latest I Should be Writing,
Five Indian Electronica Podcasts,
I've just started on Metamor City,
The latest National Archive Podcast,
The last three Pseudopods,
Five Psychedelic Salon episodes,
The latest Hooting Yard,
I'm about halfway through the archive of Skeptoid,
Five Starship Sofas,
And a Trannywreck in a pear tree.

So I guess I should be listening... (Sorry Mur)
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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2008, 04:42:34 AM »

I gave up trying to figure out how long my backlog is ages ago.  In terms of hard drive space, my backlog is somewhere between 30 and 50 GB (damn you Podiobooks.com!  Wink)  Though I can listen to an hour's worth of podcasts per day during my commute, my main problem is that I keep stumbling across new ones to listen to.  I've exhausted Darker Projects' and BrokenSea's offerings, but keep up with them as new eps are released.  Add Escape Pod and Sigler's latest novel into the mix and it means that it takes about a week to run through your average podiobook.  This, of course, doesn't mean that I stop subscribing to them, unfortunately.  I should admit that I've been bad recently as I ran through Mur Lafferty's Playing for Keeps, Alan E. Nourse's Star Surgeon, 7 eps of Black Shadow, and all of Lester Del Rey's Badge of Infamy since Saturday 2/16.  (And to think that I have a master's thesis to write...)
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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2008, 12:11:00 PM »

I'm caught up with, as of last download:
EscapePod
PseudoPod
A Prairie Home Companion: News from Lake Wobegon
Barats & Bereta
deos Shadow Pagan Podcast
Diary of a Shameless Self-Promoter
Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Kemet This Week
Kinky Sex Radio (basically podfaded)
KinkyCast (basically podfaded)
Life As a Comic Videoblog
Midwest Teen Sex Show
NPR: Sunday Puzzle
Playing for Keeps (except all the Stories from the Third Wave episodes)
They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast
Wisecrack
WFUV's Take Five
3Worlds - The Shamanism Podcast

Still need to catch up on:
Firefly Talk
GenderTalk
Knitwitch's Scifi/Fantasy Zone Podcast
National Geographic Video Shorts
NPR: Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! (I only keep the current week and haven't heard one since the summer)
Polyamory Weekly
PRI: Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? (I only keep the current week and haven't heard one since the summer)
The Ropecast
Sex is Fun
The Signal
Stranger Things TV
Subknit
This American Life

Subscribed to but haven't managed to start listening to yet:
I Should Be Writing
Leather Leadership Conference
Leather Radio Network
They Might Be Giants Podcast
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2008, 12:14:46 AM »

ahem i have 693 unlistened too podcasts at the moment....

its a bit of a backlog.
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2008, 12:42:39 AM »

Wow!  A bit?



I've managed to work mine down to 118, and barely holding there.
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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2008, 07:34:11 AM »

Yay!  All caught up and ready for the next EP and PP!
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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2008, 11:11:04 AM »

I just got caught up with the PC Gamer podcast which I picked up about a month ago and started with a year's worth of episodes.  For the Maximum PC podcast I only picked up the past three or so.

I currently subscribe to, and am caught up with:

Escape Pod (my first)
Variant Frequencies
Common Sense with Dan Carlin
The Geek Fu Morning Show
Truth Seekers
The Adultspace Childfree Podcast
PC Gamer
Maximum PC

(Also Stranger Things, but those video podcasts won't store to my iPod Nano).

Currently there's nothing new to sync, so I've been listening to Playing for Keeps.

I dumped Kevin Smith's "SModcast" and Nobilis' "Erotica" a month or two ago, as well as the political podcasts "The Lone Conservative" and Jack Clark's "Blast the Right" ... extremism on either end rubs me the wrong way.  Plus Clark's voice is really annoying.
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« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2008, 07:31:05 PM »

Sorry to hear that, but I'll be the first to say that my podcast isn't for everyone.
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« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2008, 10:52:00 PM »

Sorry to hear that, but I'll be the first to say that my podcast isn't for everyone.

I'm also on the verge of dumping "The Geek Fu Morning Show".  It's gone from the "Action Grip" format that usually featured Lafferty reading some of her writing, to being the same kind of topic-bereft nattering (or "meandering palaver") that made me unsubscribe from the SModcast.  Plus, bringing her daughter in on a recent one really annoyed the piss out of me. 

I haven't dropped it yet because unlike the weekly SModcast, it doesn't update all that often*.  And I like Mur.


*actually the only podcasts I listen to that update on a regular weekly basis are Escape Pod, PC Gamer, and Maximum PC.  Oh, and Podcastle since it started.  The rest don't seem to follow any hard schedule.
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« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2008, 10:18:44 PM »

Hmmm... I appear to be some sort of record holder: 636 items, 16.4 days, and 15.77 GB

A lot of it -- like the Princeton University Podcast, 12 Byzantine Emporers, History of Christianity and Jim Kelley's Free Reads is stuff I'm warehousing to cull through and pull out stuff that looks promising before a long trip or other listening-intensive occasion.  I know I won't listen to it all, but I don't know what part of "all" I won't listen to, yet.  Others, like several meditation podcasts, are intentionally stored as a permanent library. 

Most of the ones I listen to routinely are short, don't update very often, or both:

America Votes 2008 by CNN
The Writer's Almanac by Garrison Keillor/American Public Media
Backstory from the New York Times
Cato Daily Podcast by the Cato Institute
CNN News Update by CNN
The Economist by The Economist newspaper
Escape Pod by Escape Artists
The History of Rome by Mike Duncan
The Drabblecast by Norm Sherman
The Instant Guide by the BBC World Service
The Joy of Living Creatively by Eric Maisel
The Journal Report by The Wall Street Journal
KCRW's Film Reviews by KCRW radio
The Moth Podcast by The Moth (Storytelling, sort of)
NPR Hourly News Summary by NPR
NPR Koppel on the News by Ted Koppel
NPR Sports with Frank Deford by Frank Deford
NPR Story of the Day by NPR
NPR This I believe by NPR
The Onion Radio News by The Onion
Oxford Biographies by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Podcastle by Escape Artists
President's Weekly Radio Address by The White House
Slate Explainer Podcast by Slate Magazine
Slate Daily Podcast by Slate Magazine
Vanguard: Investment Commentary by The Vanguard Group
Vanguard: Plain Talk on Investing by The Vanguard Group
WSJ:Your Money Matters by The Wall Street Journal
Well-Told Tales by Well-Told Tales
WFIU Movie Reviews by WFIU Radio
Writing Excuses by Brandon Sanderson, Howard Taylor, Dan Wells
The WritingCast by Ivy
60-Second Psych by Scientific American
60-Second Science by Scientific American
90-Second Naturalist by WVXU Radio
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« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2008, 10:43:14 PM »

I have 32 unlistened episodes (I can't figure out how to check the time, since I'm a packrat about back episodes, and iTunes "smart playlists" aren't smart enough to have a "only marked-as-new" checkbox).  However, ten of those are a podiobook that I'm putting off for now, and I haven't checked lately for NPR programs that I listened to on the air and therefore aren't new.  I listen at work, but unfortunately I'm having USB troubles on my laptop and can't synch, so lately I've just been listening to old-time radio (I happen to have the complete archives of Dimension X and X Minus 1on my iPod).
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« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2008, 12:59:36 PM »

My backlog was totally out of control.  I went in with a scythe and created great carnage.  I deleted and unsubscribed from 7 days worth of podcasts.

Including, but not limited to:

Scott Sigler
Cory Doctorow
Silent Universe
Variant Frequencies
Clonepod (didn't unsubscribe, I'll keep it for Union Dues. As soon as that's done, this is gone too)
MYN (number one with a bullet fame)
Well Told Tales



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« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2008, 01:20:24 PM »

My backlog was totally out of control.  I went in with a scythe and created great carnage. 

I'm gonna have to do something like this soon.  I have so much room on my ipod, I usually don't delete stuff off my computer, especially not stories.  But I think that's probably going to have to change.

Also, between my podcasts/music backlog and my wife's photoshop, I think we're going to have to finally buy an external harddrive.  There's just too damn much stuff!
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« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2008, 01:46:54 PM »

Envious of those with iPods larger than 8GB. Once you take off the 2.5GB of Radiohead Music, the 500MB of Radiohead Music Videos, and the 2+ GB of other music that I will never delete from my iPod ever ever, I have about 2.5GB left as useable space for podcast/audiobook storage. As such these things get cycled around a lot- they will remain on my harddrive, but over the course of a week about 1.5GB of material will have been cycled onto my iPod, through my ears and back onto the unchecked pile in iTunes. I don't have a backlog, as I live a sad life/spend WAAY too much time consuming music and podcasts that I have heard everything from the 8 or so Podcasts I listen to religiously.
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« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2008, 01:52:00 PM »

It would be so much easier if I didn't insist on all the music being at least 192kbps, and 320kbps for the best albums on there. But recently I compressed all the non-music podcasts to something ridiculously low like 24kbps, and they still sound OK to me when I'm on the go or listening at my house. I'd advise this for anyone who needs to free up some space.
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« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2008, 12:24:51 AM »

Sheesh, you people and your music.  Roll Eyes 

I've still never had music on my iPod (except for a year ago when my wife insisted on having Christmas music to listen to in the rental car on the way to Seattle and back.)  4GB on my Nano is still plenty of space for me -- only one or two audiobooks at a time are kept on board along with the podcasts, and I just rotate stuff out once it's listened to.
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« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2008, 03:49:05 AM »

proud owner of an 80gb iPod. Smiley  newer model, video, skinny as hell, awesome battery, sexy sexy shit
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« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2008, 08:06:57 AM »

proud owner of an 80gb iPod. Smiley  newer model, video, skinny as hell, awesome battery, sexy sexy shit
Next year, he tells himself. Next year...

Sheesh, you people and your music.  Roll Eyes 

I've still never had music on my iPod (except for a year ago when my wife insisted on having Christmas music to listen to in the rental car on the way to Seattle and back.)  4GB on my Nano is still plenty of space for me -- only one or two audiobooks at a time are kept on board along with the podcasts, and I just rotate stuff out once it's listened to.

... For once I am speechless.

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« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2008, 11:09:48 AM »



... For once I am speechless.



 Huh
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« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2008, 03:20:15 PM »

No music on an iPod is a shocking concept to me.
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