Wow, I listened to quite a few podcasts over the long weekend. The training I have been doing on the bike has given me a lot of time to listen and I have heard some good, some bad, and some downright strange.

Warcraft World – great idea for content as this game is IMMENSELY popular. The content right now is pretty much crap. The production quality is pretty much crap. The host’s radio presence right now is pretty much crap. I would normally give this show the benefit of the doubt, but he has been doing it for a couple months now, so you think he would have found his voice by now. He spends more time begging for hosting and forum help than talking about Warcraft. It sounds like he has some great potential and once he connects with some other folks, the show should be pretty good.

Rating 4 out of 10 microphones
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bicyclemark – This one pissed me off mainly because I thought it was about bicycling. Apparently that is his penname and has nothing to do with the show. It is a weekly rant from an American living in Europe and basically railing against American politics. I found the episode where he explored “what it means to be a man” hugely entertaining. He was trying to make some point that his type of man is a “real” man and that traditional tough guys are stupid. He asked his female guest her take and she basically said that tough guys are great and that he had some insecurity issues. Haha – sweet.

Rating 4 out of 10 microphones
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Whack My Bush – This is a dramatized (comedy) show about George Bush and his contemporaries. The acting is decent, but nothing stellar – the scripts are decent, but nothing stellar… the show is pretty boring a few minutes in. Personally, I don’t listen to podcasts for pre-scripted comedy productions… that may be your deal – just not mine.

Rating 3 out of 10 microphones
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Trade Secrets Radio – This show with Dave Winer and Adam Curry appears to be about the nuts and bolts behind the scene of podcasting. They ramble quite a bit and get off on political rants etc. – but for the most part, the show is full of useful information. I love the information and the banter isn’t distracting.

Rating 9 out of 10 microphones
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