Author Archives: podwatch

Review: Diggnation

Diggnation was one of the first big podcasts to hit the Internet and has continued to prove itself since its release in July of 2005. Almost 5 years later and Diggnation continues to grow in popularity and remains Revision3‘s flagship podcast. Hosted by ex-Tech TV personalities Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht, Diggnation lasts around 40-60 […]

Podwatch #20: Diggnation (review)

Episode 20 of Podwatch is review of the Diggnation podcast. Download Podwatch episode 20 Video samples from: Diggnation Episode 64 Diggnation Episode 87 Diggnation Episode 88 Diggnation Episode 92 Diggnation Episode 93 Diggnation Episode 100 Diggnation Episode 224 Diggnation Episode 226 http://www.podwatch.org podwatchpodcast@gmail.com Subscribe to Podwatch: iTunes | RSS

Review: Angry & Cliff

Angry and Cliff is a comedy podcast hosted by the British duo and released very week. Each episode lasts around 30-40 minutes and features irreverent discussion on topical news, movies and TV, as well as the occasional anecdote from their personal lives. The programme is built on a very solid foundation: the hosts have great […]

Podwatch #19

Episode 19 of Podwatch is a 2 person review of the Angry & Cliff podcast. Download Podwatch episode 19 Audio samples from: Angry & Cliff: “XXX Factor” Angry & Cliff: “Uninterrupted by Kanye West” Angry & Cliff: “Keep F**king Walking!” Hamish and Andy: “Best Of Monday 5th October” Subscribe to Podwatch: iTunes | RSS

Review: The Spoonman

For the uninitiated, Brian Carlton — best known as The Spoonman — is an Australian shock jock that has been floating around on the radio for many years. US listeners might think of him as Australia’s answer to Tom Leykis; he may be of greater moral character than Leykis in my opinion, but Spoonman has […]

Podwatch #18

Episode 18 of Podwatch is a 3 person review of The Spoonman podcast. Download Podwatch episode 18 Audio samples from: Spoonman Random Rave, 23 September 2009 Spoonman Random Rave, 9 September 2009 Spoonman Random Rave, 25 September 2009 Spoonman Random Rave, 10 September 2009 Subscribe to Podwatch: iTunes | RSS

Podwatch #17

Review: Something Live (music, culture) Download Podwatch episode 17 Audio samples from: Something Live: The Cantab Sessions 1 Something Live: The Cantab Sessions 10 Something Live: The Cantab Sessions 5 Performances: Ian Noe – Sign of the Times Music & Lyrics by Ian Noe. Recorded January 19, 2009. Danielle Miraglia – No One’s Listening But […]

Review: Something Live

Get a group of talented musicians together in one place, get passionate sound man PJ Shapiro to record it, mix it up into a podcast and you have Something Live. Every episode features performances from independent artists that would otherwise exist only in the moment. I love that this podcast exists. Yes, it’s niche, and […]

WTF just happened?

I’m not usually one for trashy “yo slept with ma huzband” crap on radio, but the call on episode 142 of the Paul and Rach podcast had me transfixed. It all started with a segment where hosts Paul Murray & Rachel Corbett discussed those people in our lives that we wish we didn’t have to […]

Podwatch #15

Review: Skeptoid (science) Download Podwatch episode 15 Audio samples from: Skeptoid: “#54 – The Twin Towers: Fire Melting Steel” Skeptoid: “#142 – Student Questions: Sugary Behavior, Secondhand Smoke, and Wal-Mart” Skeptoid: “#123 – Listener Feedback Reloaded” Dr Karl on Triple J: April 13, 2006 Subscribe to Podwatch: iTunes | RSS

Review: Skeptoid

In a world where Fox News exists, it feels as though the media has become a little too credulous these days. Brian Dunning wants to change all that by promoting the art of critical thinking through his 10-minute weekly podcast Skeptoid which casts a skeptical eye on some of the most debated myths and misconceptions […]

Podwatch #14

Review: Josh Thomas and Friend (comedy) Download Podwatch episode 14 Audio samples from: Josh Thomas and Friend: “Episode 1” Josh Thomas and Friend: “Episode 14” Josh Thomas and Friend: “Episode 6” Josh Thomas and Friend: “Episode 8” Subscribe to Podwatch: iTunes | RSS

Review: Josh Thomas and Friend

After a successful standup carreer, Brisbane born commedian Josh Thomas has become somewhat of a household name in Austraia recently after frequent appearences on Good News Week and Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation. The podcast begun shortly before his television career started taking off and is hosted by himself and his friend Tom Ward. The humor […]

Podwatch #13

Review: The Moth Podcast (true stories, performing arts) Download Podwatch episode 13 Audio samples from: The Moth Podcast: “Last Laugh” The Moth Podcast: “Franny’s Last Ride” This American Life: “Somewhere Out There” (#374) Subscribe to Podwatch: iTunes | RSS

Review: The Moth Podcast

The Moth is a non-profit group based in the United States who are committed to bringing back the art of storytelling. In the podcast, ordinary people take the stage in front of a live audience to tell a story from their lives. These stories typically last around 10-15 minutes and are released every week. The […]

Controversy!

I know, I know. It’s been a long time. Sorry for the delay between episodes but I am back and ready to go. So to kick things off for the new season of Podwatch I thought I’d round up a few of the most controversial stories from the podcasting world in the last few months. […]

Review: News podcasts

If you’re anything like me, as the amount of content you download increases, the amount of content you watch on traditional media like TV and radio decreases. For the most part, this is a good thing; you’re no longer tied to a rigid TV schedule, and you no longer have to sit through huge amounts […]

Podwatch #10

Review: The Tech Guy (technology; talkback) Download Podwatch episode 10 Subscribe to Podwatch: iTunes | RSS

Review: The Tech Guy

Anyone who follows tech news will know of Leo Lapotre. From ZDTV to Tech TV to Radio and now to podcasting, Leo is one of the most loved tech broadcasters in the world. Leo is largely responsible for the growth of podcasting in its early days, so it seems fitting that the first of his […]

The Real Reason Why People Continue to Pirate Music

I’ll start by stating the obvious: downloading music illegally is cheaper and easier than the alternative. The question, though, is why do people continue to pirate even with the scare campaigns and tougher laws? It happens that on a recent Hamish And Andy podcast, one of the main reasons for why people don’t care about […]