Thursday, September 4, 2014

Marathon podcasts

I have posted before about "podcast marathons," days where I listen to many hours of podcasts episodes. But recently, some of my favorite shows have themselves released "marathon" episodes, individual shows well over three hours long each. 

The Doctor’s Companion, episode #200. Scott Carelli and his co-hosts Cassandra and Nick prepare for the start of the Peter Capaldi run on Doctor Who by talking about every episode of the Matt Smith era. There are a lot of episodes in that run, so this terrific episode clocked in at over 4 hours, 18 minutes.

The Tony Kornheiser Show, Best of May 2014. During Mr. Tony's annual summer break, the unofficial same-day podcast feed releases "best of" episodes every week or so, summarizing each of the prior 10 months of episodes. This one was more than 3 1/2 hours long. And very well worth it. 

Geek Brunch Retro-Cast, episode #39. Regular hosts Mike & Chris were joined by Darrell Taylor, explaining how this one went 3 hours, 16 minutes.As usual, the hosts talked about comics from the seventies and eighties, as well as dissected an episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. 

No Agenda. This twice-a-week show is one of my favorite podcasts, and often runs over three hours, when there is enough news to discuss and media to analyze.

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