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I listen to a lot of podcasts and thought it might be interesting if I shared them on HPR

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Part of the series: Podcast recommendations

This is an open series where Hacker Public Radio listeners can share and recommend podcasts that they listen to.

I listen to a lot of podcasts. I started listening to them back in around 2005 after buying my first portable player.

I now listen to podcasts to the exclusion of just about everything else and have several players which I rotate between. I gave up watching TV over two years ago. I have written my own podcatcher software based upon Bashpodder, with a PostgreSQL database to manage everything, which holds feed, episode, playlist and player details.

My interests range from Astronomy to Virology with a bias towards IT-related subjects. I currently subscribe to 85 feeds, which I present to you here in two batches. I have attached my own category to each feed, so I can load all the Science episodes on one player, and Documentary episodes on another, and so forth. I have added the category to the list as well and have sorted the list by category and the title.

Note: The list below is generated by a script which performs a query on my database. I have relied on parsing the feeds themselves for the websites, using the link value. In a few cases the value is unfortunately incorrect or missing because the feed is mis-configured.

I have included an OPML version of the list in case you want to load it or part of it into your podcatcher. Find it at http://www.hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1516.opml

  1. Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

  2. Geologic Podcast

  3. Documentary of the Week

  4. In Our Time With Melvyn Bragg

  5. Lives in a Landscape

  6. The Radio 3 Documentary

    • Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tnwp
    • Feed: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio3/r3docs/rss.xml
    • Format: RSS 2.0
    • Last episode: 2014-05-04
    • Description: In-depth documentaries which each week explore a different aspect of history, science, philosophy, film, visual arts and literature. The Sunday Feature is broadcast every Sunday at 7.45pm on BBC Radio 3. Each episode lasts 45 minutes. We aim to include as many episodes of The Sunday Feature in the podcast as we can but you'll find that some aren't included for rights reasons.
    • Category: Documentary
  7. Costing the Earth

    • Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006r4wn
    • Feed: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/costearth/rss.xml
    • Format: RSS 2.0
    • Last episode: 2014-05-13
    • Description: Man's effect on the environment, questioning accepted truths, challenging those in charge and reporting on progress towards improving the world. Presenters, Tom Heap and Dr Alice Roberts, travel the UK and the world in search of solutions to the challenges facing the natural world and the people and wildlife that live in it. Broadcast at 21.00 on Mondays, Costing the Earth runs for 27 weeks of the year, split into three series. Podcast episodes are added weekly.
    • Category: Environment
  8. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews

  9. The Film Programme

  10. Escape Pod

    • Website: http://escapepod.org
    • Feed: http://escapepod.org/feed/
    • Format: RSS 2.0
    • Last episode: 2014-05-12
    • Description: The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine. Each week Escape Pod delivers science fiction short stories from today's best authors. Listen today, and hear the new sound of science fiction!
    • Category: Literature
  11. PodCastle

  12. CCHits.net

    • Website: http://cchits.net/daily
    • Feed: http://cchits.net/daily/rss
    • Format: RSS 2.0
    • Last episode: 2014-05-14
    • Description: CCHits.net is designed to provide a Chart for Creative Commons Music, in a way that is easily able to be integrated into other music shows that play Creative Commons Music. CCHits.net has a daily exposure podcast, playing one new track every day, a weekly podcast, playing the last week of tracks played on the podcast, plus the top rated three tracks from the previous week. There is also a monthly podcast which features the top rated tracks over the whole system.
    • Category: Music
  13. Best of Natural History Radio

  14. Coast and Country

    • Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qgft
    • Feed: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/country/rss.xml
    • Format: RSS 2.0
    • Last episode: 2014-05-08
    • Description: Countryside magazine featuring people, walks and wildlife from rural Britain. Clare Balding’s ‘Ramblings’ and ‘Open Country’ with Matt Baker and Helen Mark join forces to bring you a weekly tour of the best of the British countryside. In ‘Ramblings’ Clare joins her guests on a country walk that’s been significant in their lives. ‘Open Country’ travels to a different corner of the British Isles every week, seeking out the wildlife, the landscapes and the controversies that excite the passions of local people. Each twenty-five minute programme is broadcast on Saturday at 6.07am and repeated on Thursday at 3pm. New episodes are added every Saturday morning.
    • Category: Nature
  15. From Our Own Correspondent

    • Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/fromourowncorrespondent
    • Feed: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/fooc/rss.xml
    • Format: RSS 2.0
    • Last episode: 2014-05-10
    • Description: Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie. Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in the UK on Thursdays at 1100 (local time) and Saturdays at 1130 (local time) for about 25 weeks of the year. BBC World Service broadcasts every day from Monday to Friday plus a weekend edition all year round, presented by Pascale Harter. For more information, a full list of programme broadcast times and the podcast Terms of Use go to www.bbc.co.uk/fromourowncorrespondent
    • Category: News
  16. Peter Day's World of Business

  17. A Point of View

  18. Moral Maze

  19. Thinking Allowed

  20. 365 Days of Astronomy

  21. Astronomy Cast

  22. AWESOME ASTRONOMY

    • Website: http://awesomeastronomy.com
    • Feed: http://awesomeastronomy.libsyn.com/rss
    • Format: RSS 2.0
    • Last episode: 2014-05-01
    • Description: Awesome Astronomy is the show for anyone and everyone who has even the slightest interest in astronomy and science. Join Ralph & Paul at the beginning of each month, for an informative and fun astronomy program exploring the mysteries and wonders of the universe. You can be guaranteed a passion for astronomy, simple explanations of complex and fundamental topics, space and science news, absorbing interviews and answers to listeners' astronomy questions. As both presenters have been accused of being a little skeptical in the past, you can also expect everything to be fact-based but frivolous, with an emphasis on highlighting the wonderful science that reveals ever more about our complex and exciting universe. Join us on our journey to understand it all!
    • Category: Science
  23. BBC Inside Science

  24. Click

  25. Discovery

  26. Dr Karl and the Naked Scientist

  27. Inside Health

  28. Naked Astronomy - From the Naked Scientists

  29. Naked Genetics - Taking a look inside your genes

  30. Naked Neuroscience - From the Naked Scientists

  31. Naked Oceans from the Naked Scientists

  32. Science for the People

    • Website: http://www.scienceforthepeople.ca/
    • Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SkepticallySpeaking
    • Format: RSS 2.0
    • Last episode: 2014-05-09
    • Description: Science for the People is a syndicated radio show and podcast based in Edmonton, Alberta, that broadcasts weekly across North America. We explore the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what's in the news and on the shelves.
    • Category: Science
  33. Science in Action

  34. The Digital Human

  35. The Infinite Monkey Cage

    • Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w
    • Feed: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/timc/rss.xml
    • Format: RSS 2.0
    • Last episode: 2014-03-10
    • Description: Award winning science/comedy chat with Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests. Witty, irreverent look at the world according to science with physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince. New Series starting on BBC Radio 4, Monday 18th November at 4.30pm (repeated on Tuesday evenings at 11pm) for 6 weeks.
    • Category: Science
  36. The Life Scientific

    • Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
    • Feed: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/tls/rss.xml
    • Format: RSS 2.0
    • Last episode: 2014-04-08
    • Description: Each week, Jim al-Khalili invites a leading scientist to tell us about their life and work. He'll talk to Nobel laureates as well as the next generation of beautiful minds to find out what inspires and motivates them and what their discoveries might do for us.
    • Category: Science
  37. - The Naked Scientists Podcast - Stripping Down Science

  38. This Week in Microbiology with Vincent Racaniello

    • Website: http://www.microbeworld.org/twim
    • Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/twim
    • Format: RSS 2.0
    • Last episode: 2014-05-01
    • Description: This Week in Microbiology (TWiM). A podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background. As a science Professor at Columbia University, Racaniello has spent his academic career directing a research laboratory focused on viruses. His enthusiasm for teaching inspired him to reach beyond the classroom using new media. TWiM is for everyone who wants to learn about the science of microbiology in a casual way. While there are no exams or pop quizzes, TWiM does encourage interaction with the audience via comments on specific episodes, email and Skype. Listeners can also use www.MicrobeWorld.org to suggest topics for the show by submitting articles, papers, video and images to the site and tagging them with "TWiM". Each week Racaniello will view the tagged content and select items for discussion. For questions and/or feedback please email ccondayan@asmusa.org.
    • Category: Science
  39. This Week in Parasitism

    • Website: http://microbeworld.org/twip
    • Feed: http://twip.microbeworld.libsynpro.com/rss
    • Format: RSS 2.0
    • Last episode: 2014-05-10
    • Description: TWiP is a monthly netcast about eukaryotic parasites. Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier, science Professors from Columbia University, deconstruct parasites, how they cause illness, and how you can prevent infections.
    • Category: Science
  40. This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

    • Website: http://www.twiv.tv
    • Feed: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/twivmp3
    • Format: RSS 2.0
    • Last episode: 2014-05-11
    • Description: This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Professors Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit and science writer Alan Dove and guests deconstruct viruses, how they cause illness, and how you can prevent infections.
    • Category: Science
  41. Doctor Who: Radio Free Skaro

    • Website: http://www.radiofreeskaro.com
    • Feed: http://freyburg.libsyn.com/rss
    • Format: RSS 2.0
    • Last episode: 2014-05-11
    • Description: Radio Free Skaro is possibly the most popular, most prolific and charmingly irreverent (but never irrelevant) Doctor Who podcast around. All previous episodes are available on the iTunes feed, as well as the Radio Free Skaro homepage - www.radiofreeskaro.com. Enjoy!
    • Category: Sci-fi

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