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Jenny (Reading Envy) (readingenvy) | 2858 comments I don't want to know which podcasts you listen to, but where you find out about them. Bonus points to people who know of scholarly ("peer-reviewed") resources, journals, reviews, websites. Trying to help out a friend who wants to write reviews of podcasts, of a wide variety of subjects. I could help him out for music but didn't know other than that.

message 2: by Tassie Dave, S&L Historian (last edited Mar 09, 2013 10:42PM) (new)

Tassie Dave | 3532 comments Mod
If there are any "decent" podcast discovery resources out there, I've yet to see them.

You have to go through a lot of crap before you find those rare gems.

My best source of finding podcasts is from the podcasts I enjoy.
If you enjoy someones work, usually they have good taste in what they listen to.

As far as resources I know of:
You have which has a lot of podcasts listed but their top podcast lists do tend to get gamed a lot and are unreliable as far as quality goes.


There are few more listed on this FAQ:

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Kev (sporadicreviews) | 639 comments Google the topic you're interested in and the word podcast.

When you find one, then search for reviews about it, or give an episode or two a listen (try not to start with the first episode if you're just listening to see if you'll enjoy it).

Jenny (Reading Envy) (readingenvy) | 2858 comments I'm looking for more scholarly resources, not just website listings if that makes sense.

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Daran | 599 comments I'm pretty sure what's being asked for is scholarly works on podcasting as a medium. I've never heard of anything like that. There's no journal I know of regarding podcasting.

I don't hear about podcasts, I hear about people who happen to also do podcasts. I found out about Writing Excuses by visiting Brandon Sanderson's website. same for SF Squeecast, and Grammar Girl. Everything else I listen to are BBC and NPR radio shows I found on iTunes.

message 6: by Serendi (new)

Serendi | 832 comments Saw a Ted Talk once that seemed to apply, went there and searched on Social Media. Found a lot more than I expected. You might find something useful there as a place to start.

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