It’s important to remember that I don’t dislike these shows. I need to cut back, and these are the victims, but they are mostly worth a listen. A list in no particular order including reason for cutting.
SModcast, Plus One, Jay and Silent Bob Get Old, Hollywood Babylon, Et. Al. – Sorry Kevin Smith, I’m burnt out. I was a big fan of SModcast, and when you started adding more and more (and more) shows I was excited, but six plus hours a week was just too much time spent listening to you talk, and I can’t imagine what it would be like adding your new daily shows to that list. At least I’ll always have Mallrats.
Savage Love – I just can’t handle shows where people call in anymore. I love listening to Dan Savage answer questions and tell stories, but I am sick to death of the rambling half-truths he has to respond to.
Operation BSU (& TMO) – (SquidLord – I have good news and bad news…)As with Savage Love the hosts are great, but The Talkshoe cast’s inconsistent audio quality, and hit or miss delivery from the random of individuals talking on the feed makes me nuts. I will keep checking out With Special Guest… from time to time if it’s a guest I’m interested in.
This Week in Tech – I like Leo Laporte, I really do, but I am so sick of John C. Dvorak showing up and “get of my lawn”-ing every episode that I am done. Just done.
Doug Loves Movies – I like it, but sometimes the show seems too focused on The Leonard Maltin Game (Where celebrity players try to guess the title of a movie based on the year it was released and the names of the actors in it: from last billed to staring role. )
This Week with Larry Miller – I’m sorry Larry, sometimes I don’t understand what you mean, and I LIKE using body wash rather than soap. Still, I will always treasure your advice on special occasions (To paraphrase: If the people you’re with are the most important part of getting together; why do it in a loud bar or crowded restaurant?)
The Smartest Man in the World (with Greg Proops) – I am digging what Greg is laying down, but if it’s comedy why do I feel like I’ve been reading Sylvia Plath after every episode?
The Pod F. Tompcast – I may reconsider this one. Paul F. Tompkins is very funny, and the bits he puts are always great.
Monster Talk – To be honest I’ve never given this show the chance it deserves. I’m just not a big fan of monster stories. I’ll check out the Ninja episode and think on it.
Engadget, This is My Next, Buzz Out Loud, Weekend Confirmed, Daily GizWiz – I only have so much time in my week to listen to technology and gaming news. Somehow I was listening to way more of these than I realistically had time for.
How Did This Get Made – A really funny show where comics make fun of bad movies. I love the concept, but I feel like they’re off their game at the moment. After making a plan to ridicule Fast Five, which they had to admit turned out to be pretty good, they over-corrected and went with Mac & Me for their next film. A movie so bad that I can’t even listen to a podcast making fun of it.