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Colin Brietzke
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Posted on Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 07:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What are your favorite beer-related podcasts?
 

Bill Pierce
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Posted on Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 07:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I confess I'm not a huge fan of brewing podcasts. I'm a fast reader and I can get more information more quickly from reading than from listening. Of the two biggest homebrew podcasters, The Brewing Network and Basic Brewing Radio, I have a slight preference for the latter. BBR is a little less focused on entertainment and more like a brewing magazine in format, with somewhat more emphasis on information. TBN is more like a commercial radio show, somewhat heavy on the humor and conversation among the hosts, but occasionally with features that have some value.

I get most of my brewing information online, where I can browse and read more efficiently than I can listen. But perhaps I should download a set of podcasts and try listening to them when I am traveling. That may be the best way for me to utilize them.
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 01:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't see me having time to listen to a pod cast. Maybe if it is background to something else, I could do it, but to sit down and just listen, naa.
 

Dave Witt
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I don't see me having time to listen to a pod cast. Maybe if it is background to something else, I could do it, but to sit down and just listen, naa.

+1
 

Jim Williams
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well, esp. those clowns on The brewing Network. I tried to listen, but, I felt like I was at a frat party. Lame.
 

Bob D
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I occasionally listen to the Jamil shows while I do yard work. I haven't tried any of the other shows yet. Bill is right about the tom foolery, but I think the number of us who would download and listen to information only for an hour straight is pretty small. I'll give BBR a try.
 

Graham Cox
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I was trying to think of a diplomatic way to say what Jim said.
 

Bill Pierce
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Posted on Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 06:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've given some more thought to this brewing podcasting phenomenon. Lord knows I love brewing, but especially TBN, and even BBR to some extent, seem over the top. It's a descent into a world too much unto itself. I suppose these people are trying to turn their hobby into a lifestyle, plus make something of a living from it. That's more than most of us can say. This would not have been possible without the extreme narrowcasting of content that the Web allows. However, somehow it just seems out of balance. I guess I'm old school and would prefer to have my information delivered to me in a straightforward manner without the distractions.
 

Pivo Cerveza
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Posted on Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 08:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I listen to Basic Brewing Radio every week. I take a bus to work, so that is normally when I listen to it. Either that, or when I'm out walking the dog. I also like Jamil's "Can You Brew It", with the best part being the brewer interviews.
 

Rob Farrell
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Posted on Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 08:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I listen to podcasts through the car radio while commuting. In that setting, the brewing info doesn't have to be that concise. While TBN's Sunday Session goes off topic quite a bit, I find that laughing my ass off while stuck in traffic is not a bad thing. TBN, BBR are both better than radio commercials.
 

The Jolly Brewer
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If I'm working from home and am doing 'visual' work, I like to listen to words so I will sometimes listen to BBR, but otherwise, if I'm working with 'words' I can't concentrate on speech so I usually listen to music.
 

Bill Pierce
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Posted on Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

For the same reason, I find NPR's "Morning Edition" infinitely preferable to the morning drive-time "zoos" on many commercial stations, which are far too often a triumph of post-adolescent arrested development. By the way, BBR and certainly TBN are not commercial-free. It's still a sales pitch, even if it's from B3, Northern Brewer, William's Brewing, etc.
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 12:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The incessant laughing of the "zoos" is intolerable.
 

Bob Boufford
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I listen to the Craftbrewer podcast out of Queensland Australia. (http://radio.craftbrewer.org/). But it looks like they've gone on "walk about" and stopped at the end of December. But their past episodes are still worth listening to on the drive to work (I'm too far north to pick up NPR and do no have satellite radio.) I also listen to podcasts when brewing or doing the mundane chore of cleaning bottles.
 

TappedOut
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I find that if if fast-forward through the entire first segment and all the commercials of Brewing Network podcasts, the signal-to-noise ratio improves greatly. They do have some useful information, but I agree, they can be really annoying.
 

Tim Polster
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The three Dan Gordon podcasts on TBN are some of the most informative shows about high level brewing you could ever listen to imho.
 

Tonymaud
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I've listened to all the episodes of BBR while on my commute to work and found most of them very informative and entertaining. I have to agree with some of the other comments about TBN though. If they would cut out most of the pre-adolescent humor they could reduce the length of the show significantly. That being said, Jamil and John Palmer are very knowledgeable about brewing and have a lot of good info to share IMO.
 

Scott Morales
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I've just been getting into it and checking out the Brewing Network during my commute or when I'm doing odd-n-ends around the house. But based on some of the posts, I think I'll start checking out BBR as well.

Tony, I must admit, I do like some of the BN pre-adolescent humor:0)
 

PaulK
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Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 03:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Brewing Network is like an icepick in my ear. It's painful to listen to. I'll pass.
 

Chris Storey
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Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 12:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If the BN edited their podcasts to only homebrew info it would only be 20 minutes long instead of 4 hours.
 

Bill Pierce
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Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 12:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chris, continuing your post above, if someone edited the BN's podcasts to remove the junior high school humor and the commercials, leaving only the real homebrewing information, I might actually be willing to pay a small amount to listen to them.
 

Marc Rehfuss
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The banter does indeed get annoying on the BN shows. However, they have a few shows with Charles Bamforth as a guest and as a matter of respect they cut down on the juvenile BS. I'd recommend searching the BN archives and finding the shows with Bamforth. It's a GREAT listen. There's a HSA show IIRC...