We have threads for sharing what films, TV shows and music we're consuming. I decided to add in this thread on podcasts as they are something I've listened to a lot more this last year or so and I've been really enjoying some, so I thought I'd mention a few and wondered if anyone here had any other suggestions.
I use Acast so all my links here are via them.
Some will already know Rockonteur from the episode featuring Mike Rutherford. Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt interview a different musician guest each episode. As they are both musicians they come at it from a practitioner's slant. (The The A to Z of Phil Collins which some of you know is also here on Acast).
The most consistently enjoyable one for me is the Adam Buxton Podcast. They're not conventional interviews as such - he calls them 'ramble chats' which is a pretty good description. I'm sure he probably has some sort of route map but he makes it sound very free-ranging and organic.
For knowledgeable stuff on film I like Mark Kermode's show. (Not to be confused with his radio show). He has actors, directors, composers as guests and sometimes teams up with film-maker Jack Howard to discuss e.g. favourite films by Spielberg, Nolan, or in genres etc.
The Two-Shot is actor Craig Parkinson ('Dot' Cottan from Line of Duty for those in the know) chatting with (usually) actors. Like Adam Buxton he has a nice relaxed free-ranging style.
Moving away from pure entertainment into general culture, The High Low is one I only discovered weeks after it ended a long run. Two writers discuss a mix of cultural stuff in an agreeable way.
One of those presenters also does a more serious show The Missing which each episode examines a different unsolved missing person case.
Also in the investigative mode, Bellingcat recounts probes into the MH17 aircrash and executions in Cameroon. Yeah I know it doesn't sound too enticing does it. But it's very compelling.
A really odd one is Atomic Hobo in which a Scottish academic picks over various aspects of nuclear war, which sounds very gloomy but it's actually really interesting and includes some fascinating details about the sorts of preparations for nuclear war local councils had to make. She also has a number of episodes examining the famous BBC drama Threads.
Articles of Interest looks at the origins and development of different items of clothing (and in one episode, perfume). Very enlightening discussion of things we take for granted. After all, young man says, you are what you wear...
Back to celeb interviews, David Tennant is very good at doing them and both his podcast series are worth a listen.
Enough for now. I hope you manage to sample some of the above and enjoy them. And don't forget to recommend any to me I haven't mentioned! I'm up for almost any subject with the possible exception of motoring. Unless you know of anyone who can actually make it interesting...