GoodPodcasts Awards 2014

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Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you….The 2014 GoodPodcasts Awards!

You’ll have to listen to the show to find out who has won, but the nominees are :-

Music Podcasts

Film Podcasts

Comedy Podcasts

 Self Improvement Podcasts

Audio Production Podcasts

Other notables…


As well as listening to find out the winners, listen to see what the future holds for GoodPodcasts!


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Good Podcasts Ep 44 – Faculty of Horror | Cyphreinc | Audio Drama Production Podcast

Film Podcast Faculty Of Horror

Featured Review : Faculty Of Horror


Promo : The Video Nasties Podcast


Recently Added


Promo : Dirtybeats from Dirtywork DJ


Featured Review : Cyphreinc


Promo : A Better Life


Featured Review : Audio Drama Production Podcast


Sad news!


Promo : The Unsigned EDM Podcast Episode 2


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Audio Drama Production Podcast

Audio Drama Production Podcast

There is a saying that everyone has a novel in them – with the kindle store filling up on a daily basis with more and more people realising that dream, maybe a more unique way to get your story heard would be to instead think about making an audio drama? This is a genre of podcast that doesn’t currently have many entries, and personally it’s this kind of podcast that is the most interesting to me – I’d much rather hear the realisation of someone’s creative impulses than listen to the umpteenth show talking about superhero films!

So if you’re inspired and need help in producing your audio masterpiece, look no further than the Audio Drama Production podcast from Yap Audio!  Matthew and Robert are speaking from experience as they have their own audio drama, Aftermath, which is set in a post apocalyptic Scotland. On the Audio Drama Production Podcast they offer their own advice as well as featuring interviews and sections from other producers, covering tips on everything from writing, recording, casting & sound engineering as well as providing any budding producers out there with plenty of motivation and inspiration. And don’t go thinking that this is just for audio drama producers, there are plenty of tips that ‘normal’ podcasters can take away too.

So what are you waiting for? Get creating!

Find it at the website, iTunes, Facebook and Twitter


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Music Podcast Review – Cyphreinc

Music Podcast Cyphreinc

The Cyphreinc podcast is a no nonsense show that delivers a blast of high energy guitar music – as the tag line states, it’s ’13 choons on the 13th of the month’! The tracks are varied in styles but generally have a garage/punk feel and are linked by a slice of daily life from the host, it makes the show feel as if you’re round a friends house and they’re playing you something that they think you’ll like.

This is only a short review as the message is pretty simple – this show plays music from some fantastic guitar bands and is hosted in a totally unique and engaging way, download it now!

Find it at the website, iTunes and Twitter


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Straight To Your Head music podcast

Film Podcast Review – Faculty Of Horror

Film Podcast Faculty Of Horror

I get presented with countless film podcasts, so it’s a breath of fresh air when a show like Faculty Of Horror appears that views the world of movies through a unique lens.

Presented by Alexandra West and Andrea Subissati each episode takes a psychological or sociological issue and examines how it has been addressed (or not!) in a couple of featured films. For example, at the time of writing, the most recent episode looked at eating disorders by talking about Black Swan and Drag Me To Hell.

The shows are a fascinating thesis not only only of the main theme under discussion, but also by bringing in a film school style analysis of the films in terms of the film making techniques used to get across the directorial intent and subtexts.

The hosts use their knowledge of psychological themes and awareness of social issues, along with wide range of film knowledge and references to create a thoroughly interesting, intelligent, and engaging conversation in each show – highly recommended.

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Now Playing film podcast

Good Podcasts Ep 043 – National Podcast Day

National Podcast Day

Main Review

No main review this week – instead as it’s National Podcast Day on September 30th, please tell anyone you know about podcasts – once they start investigating them they’re bound to find something that they like!


Promo – Live Wire Podcast Radio


Recent Round Up!


Promo – The Last Lap Podcast


Recently Added

The shows that have recently been added to the GoodPodcasts directory include :-


Lest We Forget

4AM CAB Comedy Podcast

Currently on a break after series 3, you must listen to the excellent sketch/sitcom podcast 4am Cab!


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Good Podcasts Ep 042 – The Voice Of Steve

The Voice Of Steve Podcast

Main Review

The main review in this episode is for the excellent entertainment show Voice Of Steve – you can read the full review here.


Recently Added

The shows that have recently been added to the GoodPodcasts directory include :-

Also mentioned : Hadron Gospel Hour


Promo – The Unsigned EDM Podcast


‘Popular’ Podcasts!

BBC Radio 4 Comedy Of The Week – Tom Wrigglesworth


Promo – National Podcast Day


Recent Round Up!


What makes a Good Podcast?

Part one – Scheduling!

Podcasts mentioned : Life Habits


Lest We Forget

John Dredge on GoodPodcastsDon’t miss the fantastic shows from John Dredge, fingers crossed he’ll be back with a new series soon!


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Entertainment Podcast Review : The Voice Of Steve

The Voice Of Steve Podcast website

The Voice Of Steve podcast is a one-stop shop for all manner of news items – digesting many types of news from movie and celebrity news to ‘proper’ news via sports, all presented in a highly engaging and entertaining way by charismatic host Steve.

The show has a regular ‘geek talk’ feature looking at superhero films, comics etc, and it really shows other ‘geek’ podcasts how this should be done – I’d much rather listen to this tightly scripted, well made, entertaining and concise take on stories than listen to a group of guys waffling into a poorly placed microphone for two hours!

This review is reasonably short as the message here is pretty simple – if you’re reading then then chances are you’ll like everything Steve talks about, and he does it in a way that can’t fail to bring a smile to your face!

Find it at the website, iTunes, Facebook and Twitter


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Comedy Podcast Review : Succotash

Succotash comedy podcast

Music Podcast Review : The Unsigned EDM Podcast

The Unsigned EDM Music Podcast Logo

Full disclosure – the Unsigned EDM Podcast is my new show!!

If you’re unfamiliar with what EDM is, it’s basically an umbrella term for all electronic music, covering drum and bass, house, techno etc.  Generally dance music podcasts tend to only feature one aspect of EDM (for example the excellent Dirtybeats podcast), but the Unsigned EDM Podcast aims to cover all of these genres in each episode, which is an hour on the 1st of each month.

So that’s the EDM bit explained, what about the ‘unsigned’ part?!  I have previously highlighted Indiestry and Straight To Your Head which present unsigned or up and coming indie bands, and I felt that there should be something similar for electronic artists.  I have solicited submissions and the tracks made by ‘bedroom’ producers that I have received easily rival the big names in the EDM world.

Here is a short sampler…

So if you’re a fan of electronic music of any kind, you will find something in this show for you – and even if you think you don’t like this type of music, give it a go, you might be pleasantly surprised!!

Find it at the website, Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, Stitcher or subscribe via LibSyn!


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Dirtywork Dirtybeats Podcast

Dirtywork Dirtybeats Podcast

Music Podcast Review : Straight To Your Head

Straight To Your Head music podcast

The Straight To Your Head music podcast features guitar music in all it’s forms from unknown bands.  The song selection is excellent – host Peter Storry states that he has a high quality barrier before something gets played on the podcast and it definitely shows.  There are very rarely any duff tracks played on this podcast, the tracks are always of an extremely high quality, it’s great stuff!  I mentioned in the Indiestry review that there weren’t many guitar based shows out there, so it’s fantastic to have discovered another one, and even better for it to be of such a high standard!

If you look at the music podcast reviews on this site, there’s a bias towards electronic music but I’ve always listened to all types of music in my life.  I used to read the NME and Melody Maker cover to cover each week and knew who was hot or not but over the years other aspects of life have taken over(!) and that connection to the indie-rock scene has faded away for me, and as most of the bands that I see on MTV and in the charts seem fairly uninteresting, a service like this is essential – picking out the best acts from the noise of all the thousands of unsigned bands out there!  It’s similar to what I am doing with this website trying to highlight independent podcasts, and it’s actually also been part of the inspiration for a new project of mine doing the same to create a podcast for unsigned EDM artists!

The show has a very high production standard and Peter is an excellent host –  the music is the forefront of the content, professionally linked by Peter throughout, with band contact information and bios.  It can be difficult to describe what makes a presenter engaging, as it can be an undefinable X factor (sorry for bringing thoughts of Simon Cowell into a review of a ‘real’ music show!), but Peter definitely has it, whatever it is!

Find at the website, iTunes, Facebook and Twitter


You can hear a podcast related to this review below and you can also subscribe via the Podcast page.  Huge thank you to The Feud for allowing me to use one of their fantastic tracks in this week’s show!


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Indiestry music podcast

Indiestry music podcast