Lately I’ve been on a Podshow listening kick, and I wanted to share some of my favorites. They run a gamut between writing, Irish, Icelandic, and History.
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These are in alphabetical order, since I can’t choose favorites!
The Allusionist – A lovely podcast about the love of the oddities of language
Bitesize Irish Gaelic – Interested in the Irish language? Bitesize is a fantastic resource, and their podcast gives glimmers behind learning the language and the culture
Blúiríní Béaloidis Folklore Podcast – Delve into the folklore of the Irish
Celtic Myth Podshow – dramatizations of the Celtic myths, including Irish, Welsh, and news from the pagan world. Gary and Ruth are a delightful pair!
Celtic Tomes – also by Gary and Ruth of Celtic Myth Podshow, Gary reads traditional texts about Celtic myths
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History – not for the faint of heart. Dan goes on historical rants and delves deep into the gritty parts of history
Druidcast – all things Druid, hosted by the talented and fantastic Damh the Bard! Check out episode 131 for me reading a segment from Misfortune of Vision!
Endless Knot – how random things are connected
Irish Fireside – Traveling to Ireland, either in real life or vicariously? Corey and Liam are a wonderful resource, full of fantastic information.
Irish History Podcast – Specializing in the Famine years, Finn Dwyer gives intense glimpses into Ireland’s past.
Literature and History – rather self-explanatory
Radiolab: More Perfect – a breakdown of major Supreme Court decisions
Rex Factor – Grading each of the British Monarchs on scales including battliness, scandal, and legacy.
Ridiculous History – for the bizarre bits in history
Saga Thing – Grading each of the Icelandic sagas
Sawbones – the history of all we’ve done wrong in medicine throughout history. Hilarious!
Sidedoor – The Smithsonian’s Podcast
Story Archaeology – A fantastic and intriguing duo of women who analyze the Irish myths, their relation to culture and language, and their relation to other myths
Stuff You Should Know – General but interesting. They ramble a bit more than most, but it’s fun. The SYSK network has a bevy of other interesting podcasts to delve into
The History of English Podcast – An incredibly detailed podcast about the origins of the English language, which definitely appeals to my inner etymologist! 3 years in and we’re not even into the 13th century yet!
The Once and Future Podcast – Great writing podcast with interviews with authors, actors, and other folks in the biz.
There’s no Such Thing as a Fish – created by the folks that research the British game show QI, full of fun trivia.
Viking Age Podcast – While his halting delivery is distracting at first, this has a lot of great information.
Words for Granted – the origins of words.
If you’re centered on history, there’s always What You Missed in History Class, The Memory Palace, Revisionist History, The Allusionist (more history of language centered, but short episodes, funny, and thoughtful), Sidedoor is the Smithsonian’s podcast, You Must Remember This (centered on history of entertainment industry in different ways, Sawbones is hosted by a husband and wife (she’s the doctor) about the history of insane things humans have done in the name of medicine, More Perfect is produced by the same people who make Radiolab (also amazing, seminal podcasting), and it’s centered on the history of the Supreme Court, and finally, Invisibilia is history, science, sociology, you name it—with such amazing storytelling that it’s always an inspiring, sometimes mind-blowing, listen.
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Man, I’m never going to catch up! More for my list !!