Podcast Secret Level (podcast recommendations thread)

“well of course the blacks/women/etc wouldn’t address this because its in their interests to keep mum and ride so alas it must fall on we the not slightly paranoid and cynical at all to Tell It Like It Is”

ohhhh they’re australian lol

Margaret Thatcher, 1987: there’s no such thing as society

bad millennial left podcasters, 2019: every unsolicited dick pic is actually an exciting blackmail opportunity


there’s a really good bit somewhere in here about men desperately wanting women to just tell them what to do and this being the best way they can think of to facilitate that but I think writing it would require the rhetorical equivalent of snaking out a toilet

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i wish the entire world was made up of ex-high school bully graduate students emotionally tortured by materialism and knowledge of history so people wouldnt fight so much. everyone’s meanness would just get canceled out

We might be getting there

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revenge of the bullies (getting degrees and having a patreon)

there’s this podcast where a guy tells the story of the water margin (a.k.a. all men are brothers), a classical chinese novel.

i haven’t actually listened to it, because i thought to myself: shouldn’t i just read the book first? now i’m torn.

(anyway what do you think of that novel @u_u or anyone else who might know it)


Rad! I do not have extreme opinions about the book, I think @tulpa does though actually. I would say it is probably one of those things that miiiight be better in theory than in practice, but I do not have as much patience for long-form Chinese fiction like this and tend to prefer the more bite sized anecdotal stuff.

For me the optimal way to consume this novel is the Shaw Bros. film, which only adapts a handful of chapters from it and has a killer soundtrack.

Some of the characters who are meant to be heroic do some pretty shady stuff in this, like murdering women and children level stuff! When they say anti-hero, they mean anti-hero. This is not entirely a “well it was a different time” type of thing, as one of the early-ish critics of the novel was so irritated by it he wrote his own ending where they all get executed in the end!


outlaws of the marsh is my fav of the four classics


I don’t like horror movies or watch them and also I’ve never seen a Friday the 13th movie but I have been listening to In Voorhees We Trust With Gourley And Rust.

I can’t stop binging Michael and Us to the point that I just got on their patreon. A communist writer and a film critic watch every Michael Moore film. Then, when they run out of them, they start watching other completely outdated mid-2000’s political trash. It’s really funny, depressingly nostalgic, and their cultural analysis is on point. I’d recommend listening from the beginning, because the arc of their frustration and desperation as they slowly make it through Moore’s filmography is amazing.


This hole was made for me…

Srsly Wrong: Library Socialism & Usufruct

Some friends I know through an Achewood group started a high-concept Garfcast:

It is delightful.


i super want to listen to this but like, is there a way to download these at least? I understand not being on itunes or whatever but it looks like they disabled downloads and god knows I’m not downloading soundcloud on my phone

A good book podcast is hard to come by but I really enjoyed this one. I wasn’t familiar with Elvia Wilk but now I’m very excited to read her debut novel Oval.

“J. G. Ballard meets William Gibson meets Jeff VanderMeer. Oval is an up-to-the-minute story about the twilight zones of corporate design, aesthetics, pharmacy, and bioengineering, where there’s nothing consultants won’t break in the quest for ‘innovation.’ What could possibly go wrong? Find out in Elvia Wilk’s crisp and stylish debut book.”—McKenzie Wark


tin house are usually great

@OneSecondBefore There was a good Giallo ep of this recently: http://www.yachtrock.com/podcast/2016/6/7/giallo-shots

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That sounds fun, I’m gonna check it out!