P List #2 of Mainstream Podcasts

                                           

It seems that Goliath likes to copy little David.  Podcasting started as a grassroots alternative to mainstream media.  Indie podasters will continue to thrive and you can checkout some of those early pioneers in our P List of Podcasts.  But the 800 pound gorillas have followed suit and put out their own podcasts.  Many of the mainstream big media companies are simply copying their offline (TV or radio) content and redistributing it as a podcast.  Smart?  Maybe.  But we are looking for something unique from these larger media juggernauts.  So we featured mostly mainstream podcasts that took the extra time to do something besides re-running their offline content.

How ironic is it that a regular radio station in Texas has decided to cancel all radio commercials.  I am sure listeners will be very excited.  The NY Times Podcast reports that the station will instead offer a sponsor for the hour of programming and have the host casually mention the sponosor for up to 2 minutes per hour rather than the 16 minutes of typical commercials.   Hmm… sounds like big radio is copying a sponsorship tactic made popular by independent podcastsers. 

So, here you will see our journeyPod Picks for the best and oldest mainstream big media podcasts across a variety of categories.  We scoured through thousands of really bad podcasts to uncover these podcasts that truly stand out. 

For any podcasters or bloggers that want to publish our P List #2 of Mainstream Podcasts, simply copy the list below (including the links) and paste it into your next blog post.  Feel free to add in your own few favorite podcasts from mainstream media.  Remember – if a podcast you like is from an independent person or small private company, it really belongs in our P List of Independent Podcasts.  So this list if only for any podcasts you like that are published by big media.  Big media includes: newspapers like NY Times, TV programs like “The Sopranos”, magazines like Bon Appetit or large companies like Apple, etc. 

If you publish this list in your own blog or mention it in your podcast, you will help promote podcasting and blogging as a new media.  You will also help promote really good content and alert consumers about new podcast shows for them to explore.  Everyone wins! 

Now, yes – we left off some mainstream podcasters.  But feel free to add to our list and publish your own P List of Mainstream Podcasts by copying this list and adding to it.

journeyPod

Blogspotting

DiggNation

Rick Steves

Vegas.com

Refrederator 

Lime.com The Lazy Environmentalist 

The Onion

Sopranos

VH1 Best Week Ever

NY Times

Ricky Gervais

Dane Cook

Comedy Central

Entourage

Access Hollywood

E! Online Hollywood Party Girl

Virgin Radio

National Geographic

Wine Spectator

Celeb TV

Chelsea Handler

The Riches

Fresh Air by NPR

Discovery Channel

Cesar Millan – The Dog Whisperer

CNET

engadget

BusinessWeek Cover Stories

TheStreet.com’s Real Story with Aaron Task

Preston and Steve

Phone Taps: Elvis and The Morning Zoo

The IUp Show Video Games

IGN Games Podcasts

GameSpot Presents The HotSpot

Diet and Fitness Diet.com

Cosmopolitan’s Ask Him Anything

Napa Valley Wine Radio

American Idol

The Comedy Lounge

Epicurious Food and Drink

Jamie Oliver

NBA Fantasy Hoops

iVillage

Bon Appetit

Style.com

LonelyPlanet

TravelGolf.com This Week

WorldGolf.com Sweet Spots

Golf Smarter

KEXP Song of the Day

IndieFeed: Hip Hop Music

IndieFeed: Indie Pop Music

iTunes New Music Tuesday

Next Big Hit New Music Mix

Next Big Hit Broadway Bullet

MySportsRadio.com NFL Red Zone Roundtable

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One Response to “P List #2 of Mainstream Podcasts”

  1. P List #2 of Mainstream Podcasts « Luxury Lifestyle Blog Says:

    […] It seems that Goliath likes to copy little David.  Podcasting started as a grass roots alternative to mainstream media.  Indie podasters will continue to thrive and you can checkout some of those early pioneers in our P List of Podcasts.  But here are our new picks for the big guy podcasts.. […]

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