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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2010, 04:12:54 PM »
Quote "Few critics manage to strike a balance the high and low brow so well, or do it with as much humor and insight."

The question is, which presenter is which?

Heard good things about 'This American Life'. Can anybody recommend it.

I'm off and on with it. Some episodes are truly brilliant (finding out why Van Halen demanded a bowl of M&Ms with the brown ones removed and how it was actually quite rational) while others can be a bit dull.

Ok you cant just say that and not explain. :D

How was it rational?

Because they wanted to see if the local group would actually read the rest of their contract that had a lot of requirements about electrical outlets, staging and safety features.  The M&Ms were the canary to see if they actually fulfilled the contract.

I love this American Life.  Very rarely is there a dud.  Their podcasts on the healthcare crisis and the economic crisis are some the best they've done. Even my children love it, although I have to be careful about which ones I let them listen to.  

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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2010, 04:31:27 PM »
Thank you everbody for your comments.
'This American Life' has been duly added to my ever expanding itunes list.


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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2010, 07:52:12 PM »
Quote "Few critics manage to strike a balance the high and low brow so well, or do it with as much humor and insight."

The question is, which presenter is which?

Heard good things about 'This American Life'. Can anybody recommend it.

A lot of people around here love This American Life, I think. I don't listen to it though as my interest in that subject material, as I understand it, is minimal.

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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2010, 07:55:21 PM »
Quote "Few critics manage to strike a balance the high and low brow so well, or do it with as much humor and insight."

The question is, which presenter is which?

Heard good things about 'This American Life'. Can anybody recommend it.

A lot of people around here love This American Life, I think. I don't listen to it though as my interest in that subject material, as I understand it, is minimal.

What subject matter?  American life?  I'm not sure the show has a "subject matter".
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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2010, 08:00:48 PM »
A lot of people around here love This American Life, I think. I don't listen to it though as my interest in that subject material, as I understand it, is minimal.

What subject matter?  American life?  I'm not sure the show has a "subject matter".

Yeah, that's basically what I clicked in to write. TAL has a really extensive subject range. Science to literature to pop music to childhood stories to love to funerals to caring for parents to David Sedaris... There's a lot to enjoy, and I almost always like every segment.

I noticed that that list also included The Moth, and I really have to recommend that show, if anyone here hasn't heard it yet. Most of their podcasts are under 15 minutes, so it does't take much of a commitment.

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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2010, 08:52:52 PM »
I have gathered that it's just a bunch of talking about various topics. If I wanted that I would watch the news. I listen to podcasts and stuff for specialized conversations with groups of likable individuals. If I wanted story time I would read a book.

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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2010, 10:16:27 PM »
Quote "Few critics manage to strike a balance the high and low brow so well, or do it with as much humor and insight."
Wow, that story said that, huh? We're pretty good!
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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2010, 01:32:27 AM »
A lot of people around here love This American Life, I think.

Well, it shares a radio station with Filmspotting, and used to employ one Sam Van Hallgren.
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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2010, 04:09:51 PM »
A lot of people around here love This American Life, I think.

Well, it shares a radio station with Filmspotting, and used to employ one Sam Van Hallgren.

Both of these things are before my time.

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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2010, 09:18:34 PM »
A lot of people around here love This American Life, I think.

Well, it shares a radio station with Filmspotting, and used to employ one Sam Van Hallgren.

Both of these things are before my time.
Filmspotting and TAL being on WBEZ is ongoing, so would seem not.
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