Been meaning to post about this for a while.
Croc -- I've become a podcast junkie, too --- mainly because the quality of broadcasting here in Germany is complete and utter s**t.
One of my most recent discoveries is the amateur scientist podcast
. It's absolutely f**king hilarious. Brian Thomson and Bob Teague are a brilliant duo, and they've often had me crying with laughter With their bizarro take on everything: "So, Pastor Phelps, do you think that the acceptance of homosexuality in modern-day America is in any way related to the rise of disco music in the 1970s?" (This was in an actual interview with Fred Phelps' increasingly bemused son).
Hermes --- that history of Rome is rather good, isn't it?
Anyway, some others that may merit your consideration, mostly with a sceptical/comedy bent:The BugleThe Pseudoscientists
--- podcast of the young Australian sceptics.Sunday's Supplement:
a podcast that has the unlikely premise facing off the supplement magazines that come with the British Sunday papers, but which succeeds brilliantly thanks, in no small part, to the hosts' scepticism and deep, deep hatred of Piers Morgan.
I think I would ask Iszi Lawrence to marry me if
A)I wasn't already married, and
B) she wasn't infatuated with Alan Rickman
And, yes, big up to the atheist community of Austin for the atheist experience and the non-prophets.
Also, if you want some NPR-style good, honest, thoughtful debate about the ideas that have shaped our world then you could do little better than In Our Time
. Gawd bless the BBC, guvnor. Also, most of the output of BBC radio four --- the world's best broadcaster bar none, if you ask me* --- is available either as a podcast, or through their iPlayer a service.
Edit:How could I have forgotten the Skepchick podcast?
* Of course, there's always the Platitudinously egregious Thought for the Day, but I can forgive them for that, just about.