I’m in the midst of a podcast renaissance. If you look hard ample, you can find a podcast for just about any interest you have, whether it’s comedic, music, movies, music comedy or plumbing (yes, there is also a plumbing podcast). If you like to geek out on music, there are a coordinator of music podcast options.
For indie music lovers, check out the Low Times podcast, hosted by Maggie Serota and Tom Scharpling. You may know Tom from The Finest Show on WFMU. Low Times highlights include interviews with Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh, Dean Wareham of Galaxie 500, and Peter Prescott of Mission of Burma and the Volcano Suns. Indie music review fans should also check out Music That Matters, released by college radio station KEXP in Seattle. That podcast has more music than talk, and is an awesome place to turn to if, like me, you don’t have enough time before to source out new music. Sock Monkey Sound is yet a great podcast for the hard-core indie music fan, having in-depth interviews and news. If you’re a fan of 90s United kingdoms indie rock genres like Brit-Pop, Shoegaze, and Twee, check out Indiepop Radio, which is broadcast out of the UK. Last of all check out the Noise Pop podcast, put out by San Francisco radio station KQED.
If you’re into more niche genres of music, there a panoply of choices: If you’re in Irish and Celtic music, check out Marc Gunn’s Celtic Music Podcast, which features music from such designers as Sean Orr, Burning Bridget Cleary, and Rambling Sailors. If you’re a Jazz fan, check out In The Groove, Jazz and Beyond, distributed by WHUS in Storrs, Connecticut. If you’re into garage punk, check out Garage Punk Hideout, a network of podcasts dedicated to garage punk in addition to surf music. Speaking of surf music, check out Surf Clarinet 101’s podcast. For sheer diversity, check out radio rail station WFMU. WFMU puts up many of their shows seeing that podcasts. You can listen to everything from free-form radio to punk to 60’s soul and funk Fans of Western punk should check out NIssei Sindex. And followers associated with roots, country, alt-country, and Americana music should definitely head over to Twang Nation.
Lastly, for sheer diversity, you can’t whip WNYC’s Soundcheck. where you can find out about everything from Andrew Rooster to a show dedicated to creating a playlist of what Hommage Draper of Mad Men would probably listen to. the jordan harbinger show often referred to as “The Larry King of podcasting,” is a Wall Street lawyer turned interview talk show host, and a communications and social dynamics expert.