Friday, August 20, 2010

Podcast Review with Katmandu 3

Every Friday, Podcast Review with Katmandu points out for you the best, most complete, fulfilling, altogether awesome, the shizzy, and other good adjective(d) podcasts of the week. Our weeks are from Friday through Thursday.

The only rules for making our lists are:

-They must be released during that Friday through Thursday period.
-They must be free.
-They must rule Katmandu's (that's me) face.
-They must be audio podcasts

This week's review covers the week of Friday, August 13th through Thursday, August 19th.


Coming in at Number Two:

BS Report. Release Date 8/18 A wonderful podcast primarily due to some uncomfortable that come when Bill interviews one of his childhood heroes John Hannah. The former Patriot hides none of his old school sensibilities. His bitterness towards the current NFL provides the best entertainment. Simmons seems a little let down with Hannah. We weren't the only ones who noticed. The second interviewee, announcer of the Jimmy Kimmel Show and Singer of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones-Dicky Barrett, instantly notices Bill Simmons' almost sad tone. Barrett brings him out of the funk with a great story of why he dislikes Kobe Bryant. Although after listening we are sure Kobe Bryant's only comment on the story would be, "Psssssshhhhh, whatever." You'll understand after you listen HERE.

Coming in at Number One:

The Dan Lebatard Show with Stugotz. Monday August 16th, Second half of the show. Release Date 8-17. Lebatard's show offers a unique brand of sports radio- self deprecating humor. Three guests riddle this podcast. The first being Billy Corben, director of ESPN 30 for 30 movie "The U". It is interesting to hear that Alabama had the second strongest viewership of "The U" when it premiered. Find out why and find out what made them so upset in this segment. Then Dan, Co-host Stugotz and Producer Hoch welcome recently weed busted NBA'er Udonis Haslem's Sister's Uncle's Brother's Neighbor's Handyman's Lawyer to the show...(just kidding- He is just Udonis Haslem's lawyer). As Charlie from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia would say, "He spoke lawerly to us". This interview led to some very funny post interview comments regarding Pat Riley and how things would have shaken out if Riley was in that car with Haslem. The hour ends with show regular ESPN Baseball anaylist Tim Kirkjian. Kirkjian was not himself due to his dog dying. This was the best part of the show. Instead of consoling their friend, Dan and the gang simply ran him off. They wanted none of his depressing mood on their show! Very funny, a must-download. So get downloading and listening HERE.

Also of note:

-A very heavy sports themed week here at Podcast Review with Katmandu. So if you are not into sports, then grow a pair. Just joking, but for those non-sports crazed freaks we must say you will still be entertained by Bill Simmons and Dan Lebatard. Their shows are equal parts sports and pop culture. So give em a shot.

-This American Life was a repeat this week and we don't like to list repeats in our Tops. This was a great episode, however, titled Superheroes. A pre-PC guy and pre-Daily Show John Hodgmen leads the way finding out from people would you rather be able to fly or would you rather be invisible? Good stuff in case you missed it several years ago.

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