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Gesundheit

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Per Wikipedia, for the uninitiated: "A Podcast is a digital medium that consists of an episodic series of audio, video, digital radio, PDF, or ePub files subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed on-line to a computer or mobile device. The word is a neologism and portmanteau derived from "broadcast" and "pod" from the success of the iPod, as audio podcasts are often listened to on portable media players."

I've never heard of anything other than audible mediums being referred to as podcasts. In any case, a friend and I have one in the works, and it's been a longtime coming. We've got a name chosen, I've built our website (courtesy neocities.org), and we still need to figure out how we want to host.

In the meantime, what do my fellow lairians like to listen to? I absolutely love Rob Paulsen's Talkin Toons, and I adore the man himself. He'd probably say, "Honey, you gotta aim higher. I'm just a middle-aged white guy." I think that's for the fans to decide.

Please let me know if any of the URLs are broken, or if they don't show up at all.
 

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I love "Sawbones-A Marital Tour Of Misguided Medicine." It features Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy, and their explorations of strange, silly and just plain outrageous medical history. If you like history and scientific, medical topics, this is a really great podcast. I also love "Stuff Your Mother Never Told You" and "Stuff You Never Learned In History Class." Then, if we don't get to hear it on the radio on Saturday mornings, I also love "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" by PBS.
 

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I love "Sawbones-A Marital Tour Of Misguided Medicine." It features Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy, and their explorations of strange, silly and just plain outrageous medical history. If you like history and scientific, medical topics, this is a really great podcast. I also love "Stuff Your Mother Never Told You" and "Stuff You Never Learned In History Class." Then, if we don't get to hear it on the radio on Saturday mornings, I also love "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" by PBS.
Wait Wait Don't Tell Me is hilarious! I also loved Car Talk. Sawbones sounds right up my alley. I follow Pain Science (sensible advice for aches, pains, & injuries) for this reason. It isn't a podcast, but fed up massage therapist is fed up with pseudoscience, and the reading is cathartic.
 

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I listen to Focus on Metal. It is great for lovers of metal of all kinds. Good interviews and lots of first listens
I also have been listening to Heavy Metal Historian. The last two have been about vampires and werewolves and influence on music.
I am a Npr fan and like the quiz show on Saturday afternoons.
 

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I listen to Focus on Metal. It is great for lovers of metal of all kinds. Good interviews and lots of first listens
I also have been listening to Heavy Metal Historian. The last two have been about vampires and werewolves and influence on music.
I am a Npr fan and like the quiz show on Saturday afternoons.
I'm a newcomer for metal. A friend of mine introduced me to Nightwish, which opened the gate for other bands. We went to one of Nightwish's concerts last month, and I fell in love with one of the "back-up bands". We knew about Delain (who had an unfortunately short set), and we'd sort-of heard of Sabaton. Nobody was really enthusiastic about them. My friend even ran to the restroom at the beginning of their set, because we were there to see Delain and Nightwish. When he returned, he informed me that nobody was in the lobby, so if I wanted any merchandise, that was the time to go. I told him that there was a reason nobody was in the lobby.

I was leaning forward at the edge of my seat, just mesmerized by their performance. I'm happy that the person sitting in front of me was doing the same thing, and there was a rail for him to lean against. We were in "outerspace", as the group in front of us called it. Just one row up from the very back.

When they first took to the stage, I was paying attention; ready to think critically and pick everything apart. I'm a musician, myself. Not long into the first song, I stopped thinking and started appreciating. I'm not used to this kind of concert, so I couldn't understand a good chunk of the lyrics, but they were so much fun to watch, and I could hum along. I was a little irked by the words "to hell and back", because so many bands like to use words and phrases they don't understand, just because they sound cool. And, again, I couldn't understand most of the lyrics; it was mostly too loud. We had earplugs, for crying out loud!

The next day, I downloaded all the songs I'd heard in concert from iTunes, and the first one I wanted to scrutinize was "To Hell and Back". I paused after the first words: A short man from Texas...

I had to call my dad up and tell him about this Swedish metal band that wrote a song about Audie Murphy. I have learned and become reaquainted with so much history since getting my hands on ALL of their music. Joakim sums up my appreciation for them in an interview: "Why hasn't anyone heard of them...There are so many fantastic stories in our past, so why make up new stories?"

 

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@Gesundheit
I love Sabaton!!!! I saw them with Amon Amarth last Halloween. I have been a big WWII junkie since I was a kid and I too love all the historical reference. So glad you love them too!!!!
 

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@NinaGato I've never been much of a war buff. As an Army brat, I've always felt a little inundated, so I surprise people when they say something they think I should know, and I end up learning something new. I'm doing a little more research, now. I bought a copy of Audie Murphy's "To Hell and Back", and I'm steadily plucking through it.

My friend and I have decided on our software (moving at break-neck speeds, aren't we) and we're going to test things out...when we get around to it. He's really busy. In the meantime, he really enjoys Nerdist.
 

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@Gesundheit I like the Nerdist too. Am a big walking dead fan and love the talking dead.
 

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Friend and I roped another friend in and we've recorded our second podcast! We're not posting, yet, but this is a success. :smuggrin:
 
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