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TheCheshireKhajiit
post Oct 8 2019, 01:52 AM
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QUOTE(SubRosa @ Oct 7 2019, 06:37 PM) *

I still listen to Lore, though the narrator's voice is very wooden. You do get used to it after a while.

I like the stories too. Though eyewitness accounts are the most unreliable form of evidence in existence. Not because people lie. But because our perceptions are not truly accurate. Our brains fill in a lot of blanks without us consciously realizing it. Then as time goes on memory gets fuzzier and fuzzier, and once again our imaginations fill in the blanks. None of this is hindered by reality of course.

But since the show does not purport to be factual, or try to push an agenda, I do not mind. It is presented as entertaining stories, and as folklore they deliver. Whether or not there really was a Goatman, or if the Fox sisters really were psychic, does not matter. They are good stories.

Exactly! Also, I enjoy Aaron Mahnke’s voice. It’s calm, which I find to be very welcome with some of the horrific things that he is presenting. Different strokes, of course.


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post Oct 31 2019, 02:15 AM
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The HPLHS brings us Spooky October greetings with a new podcast called Voluminous where they read Lovecraft's letters, and then discuss them. HPL was a prolific letter writer, and the things he says in them reveal a lot of his thoughts and ideas. Plus it is Andrew Leman and Sean Branney, so they are worth listening to no matter what they are talking about.

They start with HPL's first letter to Robert Barlow, a young fan who became a very close friend of HPL's. In fact, Barlow was the executor of HPL's estate after his death.


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post Oct 31 2019, 03:56 AM
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QUOTE(SubRosa @ Oct 30 2019, 08:15 PM) *

The HPLHS brings us Spooky October greetings with a new podcast called Voluminous where they read Lovecraft's letters, and then discuss them. HPL was a prolific letter writer, and the things he says in them reveal a lot of his thoughts and ideas. Plus it is Andrew Leman and Sean Branney, so they are worth listening to no matter what they are talking about.

They start with HPL's first letter to Robert Barlow, a young fan who became a very close friend of HPL's. In fact, Barlow was the executor of HPL's estate after his death.

Interesting! I might have to check that out.


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post Nov 30 2019, 10:52 PM
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I downloaded a bunch of episodes from various podcasts while I was at work yesterday (what else are you going to do when you are literally the only person in the company who is working? I mean 'working').

So far I listed to two episodes from one called Science Vs, and I enjoyed them quite a bit. They shine some reality onto a wide variety of topics.

Today I started listening to Behind the Bastards. It picks a bastard from history for each episode and goes in depth on them. I am listening to the one on 8chan, a cesspit that has spawned several mass shooters. So far the show itself seems pretty solid. I have a two parter on Kaiser Whilhelm queued up next.


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post Dec 1 2019, 01:34 PM
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QUOTE(SubRosa @ Nov 30 2019, 03:52 PM) *

I downloaded a bunch of episodes from various podcasts while I was at work yesterday (what else are you going to do when you are literally the only person in the company who is working? I mean 'working').

So far I listed to two episodes from one called Science Vs, and I enjoyed them quite a bit. They shine some reality onto a wide variety of topics.

Today I started listening to Behind the Bastards. It picks a bastard from history for each episode and goes in depth on them. I am listening to the one on 8chan, a cesspit that has spawned several mass shooters. So far the show itself seems pretty solid. I have a two parter on Kaiser Whilhelm queued up next.

So they don’t mean literal bastards just people who are/were jerks?


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post Dec 1 2019, 04:31 PM
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QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Dec 1 2019, 07:34 AM) *

QUOTE(SubRosa @ Nov 30 2019, 03:52 PM) *

I downloaded a bunch of episodes from various podcasts while I was at work yesterday (what else are you going to do when you are literally the only person in the company who is working? I mean 'working').

So far I listed to two episodes from one called Science Vs, and I enjoyed them quite a bit. They shine some reality onto a wide variety of topics.

Today I started listening to Behind the Bastards. It picks a bastard from history for each episode and goes in depth on them. I am listening to the one on 8chan, a cesspit that has spawned several mass shooters. So far the show itself seems pretty solid. I have a two parter on Kaiser Whilhelm queued up next.

So they don’t mean literal bastards just people who are/were jerks?

The latter. People like Harvey Wienstein. I don't think the marital status of their parents really matters.


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post Dec 1 2019, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE(SubRosa @ Dec 1 2019, 09:31 AM) *

The latter. People like Harvey Wienstein. I don't think the marital status of their parents really matters.

Lol oh ok, I gotcha


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post Dec 4 2019, 01:06 AM
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My latest podcast to pass muster is You Must Remember This. It goes in depth and behind the scenes in the film industry. It does not look like there is anything current. So far as I can tell it is all 20th Century tales of stardom, scandals, rivalries, and battles. Stuff like the Blacklist, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, and so on. I have been listening to the big six part series on Song of the South, which is not just about that movie, but also about racism in Hollywood throughout the 20th Century. So far it is really good.


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post Dec 4 2019, 04:59 PM
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I listened to some more Behind the Bastards. It is not as negative as it sounds at first. In general it does not dwell on the horrific things that these people did. Rather it looks at the insane and ridiculous sides to their lives. Fiction loves to paint genocidal warlords as somber figures brooding on their thrones of skulls. But the truth is a lot of these guys were just plain bizarre. Hitler taking strychnine pills for his flatulence, or Stalin forcing his inner circle to all get blind drunk every night and playing pranks like throwing orange peels or tomatoes at them. It is actually kind of amusing, once you get past all the murdering.


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post Yesterday, 03:10 AM
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QUOTE(SubRosa @ Dec 4 2019, 09:59 AM) *

or Stalin forcing his inner circle to all get blind drunk every night and playing pranks like throwing orange peels or tomatoes at them. It is actually kind of amusing, once you get past all the murdering.

I can’t imagine how scary that would be. Say or do the wrong thing while you are under the influence and you’re dead.


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post Yesterday, 03:28 AM
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QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Dec 4 2019, 09:10 PM) *

QUOTE(SubRosa @ Dec 4 2019, 09:59 AM) *

or Stalin forcing his inner circle to all get blind drunk every night and playing pranks like throwing orange peels or tomatoes at them. It is actually kind of amusing, once you get past all the murdering.

I can’t imagine how scary that would be. Say or do the wrong thing while you are under the influence and you’re dead.

Exactly. Stalin was so paranoid that he made them get S*-faced drunk so they couldn't lie, at least not well. Then he'd start asking them what they really thought. Like you said, one wrong answer, and that was it.

One night one of his inner circle brought a bunch of quail and shotguns, so they could have an impromptu quail hunt. Imagine a drunken Stalin saying "Hold my beer" followed by "Watch this!" He inadvertently shot two of his bodyguards.


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post Yesterday, 03:47 AM
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QUOTE(SubRosa @ Dec 4 2019, 08:28 PM) *

QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Dec 4 2019, 09:10 PM) *

QUOTE(SubRosa @ Dec 4 2019, 09:59 AM) *

or Stalin forcing his inner circle to all get blind drunk every night and playing pranks like throwing orange peels or tomatoes at them. It is actually kind of amusing, once you get past all the murdering.

I can’t imagine how scary that would be. Say or do the wrong thing while you are under the influence and you’re dead.

Exactly. Stalin was so paranoid that he made them get S*-faced drunk so they couldn't lie, at least not well. Then he'd start asking them what they really thought. Like you said, one wrong, answer, and that was it.

One night one of his inner circle brought a bunch of quail and shotguns, so they could have an impromptu quail hunt. Imagine a drunken Stalin saying "Hold my beer" followed by "Watch this!" He inadvertently shot two of his bodyguards.

Jayzus. Soviet parties sound like a blast! laugh.gif


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post Yesterday, 07:01 PM
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This is only indirectly podcast related, but it does have two degrees of podcastery, so why not? I am listening to a Behind the Bastards on Harvey Weinstein. Ronan Farrow was one of the reporters who broke the story about his rapeyness. I was looking up Ronan Farrow and found that he is married to Jon Lovett, a podcaster and former joke writer for President Obama.

Anyway, Ronan proposed to Jon through the tracking changes page on the book he was writing at the time. Could you get any nerdier than that? laugh.gif


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post Yesterday, 07:05 PM
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QUOTE(SubRosa @ Dec 4 2019, 09:28 PM) *

Exactly. Stalin was so paranoid that he made them get S*-faced drunk so they couldn't lie, at least not well. Then he'd start asking them what they really thought. Like you said, one wrong answer, and that was it.

One night one of his inner circle brought a bunch of quail and shotguns, so they could have an impromptu quail hunt. Imagine a drunken Stalin saying "Hold my beer" followed by "Watch this!" He inadvertently shot two of his bodyguards.

Was Dick Cheney channeling Stalin? And was there any confusion between quail and Quayle?


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post Yesterday, 10:13 PM
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QUOTE(ghastley @ Dec 5 2019, 01:05 PM) *

QUOTE(SubRosa @ Dec 4 2019, 09:28 PM) *

Exactly. Stalin was so paranoid that he made them get S*-faced drunk so they couldn't lie, at least not well. Then he'd start asking them what they really thought. Like you said, one wrong answer, and that was it.

One night one of his inner circle brought a bunch of quail and shotguns, so they could have an impromptu quail hunt. Imagine a drunken Stalin saying "Hold my beer" followed by "Watch this!" He inadvertently shot two of his bodyguards.

Was Dick Cheney channeling Stalin? And was there any confusion between quail and Quayle?

It just goes to show that when you think something is original, it is probably just a rehash of something a genocidal warlord did 50 years earlier...


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