Over the last few months Sarah and I have been going to the Rec Center a bit more. I’ve picked up on several podcasts that I enjoy listening to while working out, so I thought I would share my list in case anyone wants to check them out. Now you don’t need an i device to listen to a podcast as they all provide an mp3 that you can download to listed to on your computer or other music player. The only advantage with using iTunes on these, is that it automatically downloads the new episode for you and puts it on your i device the next time you sync. Now on to the list.
The Chivecast: This is the only podcast out there right now that focuses strictly on vintage Star Wars collecting. It is monthly and was started roughly 6 months ago by a couple of collectors on Rebelscum. It is hosted as the official podcast of The Star Wars Collectors Archive. Early on, they even had some discussion on U grading and had collectors view their thoughts on the U grade.
Star Wars Action News: This is a weekly podcast on Star Wars collecting. It focuses a bit more on modern items (currently in stores), but they do have a vintage segment every now and then. They cover a wide range of items from toys, statues, books, etc. Even though I don’t collect a lot of that stuff anymore, I still find it enjoyable to listen to and keep up with the current news in Star Wars.
Now Playing: A movie review podcast put on by some of the same people that do Star Wars action news. This one is a lot of fun in that they occasionally review new movies, but also focus a lot on older movies too. They recently did retrospectives on the Predator movies and Karate Kid movies leading up to the new releases. For warning this one does have explicit language, but usually only when reviewing an R rated film.
We Have Communicators: (formerly iPhone Alley) This is a podcast that covers all i device related news each week, so pretty much anything iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and iOS.
Macbreak Weekly: This show is hosted by Leo Laporte that some might know from his Tech TV days. It is a weekly show that is recorded on Tuesdays that cover all things Mac. They cover the weeks news and any other fun topics that come up. I find Leo to be pretty unbiased toward Apple as he is someone who covers all areas of tech.
Engadget Podcast: One of my favorite tech news sites. They discuss pretty much everything and anything coming out in the tech industry. One week they may talk about phones and another week the focus could be on cameras. They also get in to some pretty fun arguments at times.