I love me my Podcasts. Love em. Listen to at least 3 a day. They are the best thing to design to. I’m convinced that podcasts are made especially for designers. I can’t write an email to save my life with one playing. But get in Illustrator, get in front of my sketch book and podcasts will treat you right. In the ever changing an growing world of podcasts here is my updated list of my top recommends for July 2012. Get on all these. (Disclaimer: Some, and by some I mean all, of these podcasts can get a little adult in their themes. Just language and a little real talk. Still worth a mention before you play these on a road trip with your kids.)
Nerdist! Made up of Chris Hardwick, Johan Ray and Matt Mira. I really love these guys. It’s one of the most sincere podcasts that you’ll find. Authentically nerdy. Very entertaining. They have great guests and their “hostful” episodes are always fun. It took me a couple listens to align my grove with theirs, but it’s worth it and par for the podcast course. Check out their scene here.
Doug Loves Movies! Do you like game shows? Do you like comedians? Do you love movies? Doug Benson’s podcast is a recording of his live show where him and his comedian buddies play games, talk about movies, and yell at each other. It’s always entertaining. Check out their scene here.
Comedy Bang Bang! This podcast has recently been turned into a show on IFC. It’s the weirdest of all my Podcast. It took me 10 listens to really understand what the hell was going on. But it’s worth it. Hot Saucerman is the host, he and his powerhouse guests act out the strangest collection of improve I’ve ever heard. Strange and amazing. Check out their scene here.
Professor Blastoff! Man this is a great show. Tig Notaro, David Huntsberger, and Kyle Dunnigan pick a topic, usually scientific or sociological, sometimes have experts join in. The conversations usually run astray of the topic but it’s always interesting and funny. Tig is dry and hilarious. David is sincere and curious. And Kyle, well, Kyle recites rhymes. When they’re not cracking each other up, they’re making fun of the producer Aaron, when they’re not doing that, they’re sharing valuable life lessons. I love them all. This is another podcast with sincere hosts and I love that. Check out their scene here.
Uhh Yeah Dude! It’s not really a podcast as much as it is a dancecast. I’ve mentioned Jonathan and Seth before on Clink. It’s still my reigning champcast. Just listen to it. Just get to know it. Just love it. UYD4L. Seat belts. Check out their scene here.