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whats your favorite Podcast(s) to listen to while drawing???

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:28 pm
by matthewart
I'm addicted to podcasts. My Ipod is bursting with them. Lately I just need them to be playing while I'm drawing. Dose any body else out there like podcast or books on tape or talk radio while drawing. sometimes I'll be on a music kick but lately... When I'm writing or doing the story creation I need wordless music. Buuut for rendering, painting, inking, penciling, 3d modeling... it's been all about the podcast. Any way... here is a list of my currant favs.

This American life
You know this one right??? :)

I Should be Writing
It so cathartic to hear of her struggles making stories... and the advice and interviews are great. Niel Gaiman any one :)

Weekly dose of scifi... they used to do fantasy adn horror.... but now they have podcastle adn psuedopod for that

NPR... like, all of em

Battlestar Galactica Podcast
If you ever wondered how what goes into making the sausage of this amazing show...
Check out the writers room ones. you hear the writer hacking out the story... it fascinates me...

there's a few any way.

What do you listen to while putting in hours of pencil mileage?

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:24 pm
by Harry Myland (IV)
I'm a big fan of Webcomics Weekly.

I've also used this site to catch up on some public domain audiobooks (because I'm way too cheap to actually buy a 50 dollar audiobook):

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:53 pm
by matthewart
Webcomics Weekly is a great one. Can't believe I forgot to type them.

I'll have to try the free classic audio. 50 bucks is a little steap.

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:23 am
by Joey
I subscribe to quite a few podcasts...they are great to listen to when you need a change from your regular music rotation. Here are my favorites:

Indie Spinner Rackand Inkstudsare two great comics podcasts, focusing on small press and indie comics. They each have their own individual feeling and flavor, but they both book some great guests.

The Sound of Young Americamight be my favorite podcast/radio program EVER. It is about all things awesome, and features some of the best, most insightful interviews I've ever heard. I recommend leafing through the backlog of interviews and listening to ones with people you are interested in first, and then I swear you'll be hooked. After that I'd recommend Jordan, Jesse GO! which is a talk show featuring TSOYA's host Jesse Thorn and his old cohost Jordan Morris. It's kinda like the show's bonus track or something :P

I also listen to the Creative Screenwriter Magazinepodcast, but only in the occasion that I've seen the film that they are speaking about. It's always interesting to hear how different people approach writing.

I listen to This American Life, as well, but that is already covered up top. And I've just started to get into NPR's All Songs Considered. I had been aware of it, occasionally listening to one of their concert series, but just now am I starting to listen to the regular podcast on a steady basis. The host is extremely knowledgable, and I'm always looking for music that I've never heard.

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:48 am
by squirpy
I also listen to This American Life - I listened to so much of that while working on my thesis film.

Also, RadioLab - it's sort of like This American Life, but for science. They pick a topic and do a bunch of stuff about it every time.

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:27 pm
by Chris Schweizer
I go back and forth between 3 - the aforementioned Indie Spinner Rack (through which I've discovered tons of great work I might have otherwise missed) and This American Life, and a new find, Decoder Ring Theater (do an itunes search). It's 30s/40s style radio dramas with really excellent production values - a maverick pilot in space, a masked vigilante, some detective stories, etc... if you like Pulpy stories (good stories, too) and good radio acting a la the Hitchhiker's guide show, you'll really like this one.

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:10 pm
by jcaffoe
I'm a big fan of the Penny Arcade podcast (though it's infrequently updated). Mike and Jerry are absolutely hysterical, and I always appreciate their commentary on the state of the video games industry. They also did a separate Dungeons and Dragons podcast where they played D&D for about eight hours with Scott Kurtz and recorded the whole thing. Afterwards they split it into eight separate episodes and put it online. What seemed like it would be totally boring ended up being completely engrossing and hilarious. Got me through some looong hours storyboarding this summer...

I'm also a big fan of Diggnation. Kevin and Alex are hilarious.

Honestly, though, I've only recently started listening to podcasts, so I'm glad I found this thread! There are some great suggestions!

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:42 pm
by jdalton
Joey wrote:Indie Spinner Rackand Inkstudsare two great comics podcasts, focusing on small press and indie comics. They each have their own individual feeling and flavor, but they both book some great guests.
Oh Inkstuds is cool. I've been on Inkstuds! :D

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:00 pm
by matthewart
Yahoo!!! I have even new podcast tacular goodness to listen to now. Thank for all the suggestions.

Radiolab is another one of my all time favs. The War of the Worlds was a great example of mob metality... Radio lab goood.

I can't believe Penny Arcade posted a D and D game... Now that I have to check out.
Decoder ring sounds like allot of fun.
I found one show called X minus 1 that played old old twilight zone - ish radio plays. It was great. lets see... here's a link.

URL X minus 1
Oh Inkstuds is cool. I've been on Inkstuds!
I'll definatley give your episode a listen :)

Thanks again every one for posting they're favorites. I need as much of the good stuff as I can get. As I have endless amounts of drawin days ahead of me.

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:05 am
by wendy w
The only podcast I really listen to on a regular basis is the webcomic beacon. I think I'll have to have a listen to some of those others people have mentioned later.

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:25 pm
by thirdeyeh
Ah this touches on my heart! I love me some podcasts.

I listen Webcomics Weekly the moment it comes out. Creative Screenwriting is always really really good for analyzing storytelling in a visual medium. The Black Vault Radio gives me my conspiracy fix and helps keep my imagination going. I like This American Life, though ultimately I need to be in the mood for it. Lost Casts is a really good fan podcast for the TV show LOST. The official Lost podcast is great when the season is in swing. If you can find it anywhere at this point Mysterious Universe is really top notch too.

On a more localized level I listen to all of the weekly Jacksonville Jaguars radio shows when they go up online, and some local pastors I enjoy.

Decoder Ring Theater sounds pretty cool, I just grabbed a few episodes. I look forward to checking it out.

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:55 am
by Ganter
These days I've been listening to streaming videos:

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:49 pm
by Joe Shig
SModcast all the way!

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:01 pm
by thedeafguy
I'm biased, so I'm going with;