27fm Weekly Podcast Platter: August 17


Dan Carlin's Hardcore History - Celtic Holocaust

Coming in at around 6 hours long, Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcasts are perfect for long drives or a nightcaps as your drift off to sleep. Just be careful because stories like the Celtic Holocaust aren't nice and Carlin recounts the events in all their glory, so don't expect to drift off to a wonderful dreamland. You'll probably stay awake, zoned into how Romans went out for revenge against Celtic tribes who had previously sacked Rome. If history books aren't your thing, Hardcore History is perfect for gaining some knowledge.

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Total Football – The Laughing Left-Back

With all the other footy podcasts popping about, spare some time for this one out of The Telegraph offices. Thom Gibbs (with an ‘H’) hosts the thing, chatting with a few different Tele writers about the weekend’s matches and, mate, she was a belter of an opening Premier League weekend so there’s plenty to go by. Particular shout out for Nigel Winterburn for showing up to ponder why highly paid professional players are so trash at defending corner kicks.

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The Church Of What's Happening Now - Action Bronson

Everyone knows Action Bronson's story by now, so it takes someone like Joey Diaz to extract even more goodness out of the chef turned rapper. Diaz and Bronson explore New York's underground good scene as well as recounting the joys of buying drugs in the big apple. This is more a podcast about how amazing NYC is than exploring Bronson's career and these two veteran street cats have many stories to tell.

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You Must Remember This – 113: Coming Home

This episode… but really the whole series. Coming Home is the eighth instalment of Karina Longworth’s extended exploration of “the parallel lives of Jane Fonda and Jean Seberg” – two legendary 60s actresses who stood up to the established powers and suffered for it (Fonda for the Vietnam War, Seberg for Civil Right, mostly). They also each spent time in France, each found themselves labelled as glamour icons, each struggled with personal demons, each achieving a lasting legacy. However those two lives still went in very different directions. It’s a fascinating, tragic and inspiring series. Get on it.

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Harmontown – 254 – Down With Sighty

Community and Rick & Morty brainbox/alcoholic amateur rapper Dan Harmon’s weekly podcast isn’t to everyone’s liking, sure. But to be honest if you can’t get on board with his wild and very shouty ranting about Nazis in America then why do you even bother listening to podcasts? Just absolutely golden. Then they bring on some youtube gamers and it gets a bit boring… but the blind dude midway through is hilarious.

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Howie Games - Cadel Evans

Competing on the Tour de France isn't easy, so how did Cadel Evans manage to win la Tour? Evans goes all the way back to how he got started in mountain biking and how success there led him to road cycling. The best gems when Evans speaks about his training regime and how he understood what his body is capable of, helping him train harder than most and push through barriers when competingThis is a mandatory for sports fans and those looking to excel in their chosen pursuit.

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