15 of the Greatest Geek Podcasts

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There comes a time in every child’s life when they realize that they are a geek. They might not be a geek in every sense. But whether it’s a fandom or an obsession, it happens to everyone. And then, for many, maturity sets in and they choose whether to continue down that ever spiralling path of being considered a geek, or not. Many stray from that path, deciding it uncool, uncouth, and unworthy of their time – choosing instead a more normal, socially acceptable role. But others, myself included, choose to get swept away in the torrent of today’s geeky underground. Somehow we manage(?) to get by.

This post is for my fellow geeks, who (somehow) haven’t absorbed enough of what’s being thrown at them left and right from a number of mediums. For those geeks who’ve grown up and still watch cartoons, who still discuss Star Wars and Doctor Who and Star Trek behind their coworkers backs; those who still go to comic shops on Wednesdays and get lost in hard scifi and high fantasy before gong to sleep. If you’ve found this post, likely you’re in search for a new podcast or three that’ll scratch that geeky itch of yours just long enough to get you through the day, to tide you over until that movie comes out, or to discover new and interesting things to entertain yourself with until Martin decides to release book 6.

Comics & Entertainment:

The 52 Now!
 
For all your entertainment needs, Dave and Andrew of The 52 Now! podcast have you covered. The two discuss comics, movies, television, cosplay, and other prominent headlines within pop culture. I’ve personally been featured on their show, and can vouch that their geek cred is strong, and their banter is hilarious.
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The Weekly Planet
 
Perhaps you’ve watched some of Mr Sunday Movies on YouTube. Now listen to the official podcast of ComicBookMovie.com to stay caught up on all your comic book movie news.
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Cartoon Connoisseur Theater
 
Looking for intelligent and legitimate discussions of your favorite cartoons growing up? Look no further. Dave and Josh dive into some of the best cartoons and anime, discussing their relevance, the voice actors therein, and other great viewing suggestions. They offer interviews with creators, guest speakers (myself included), and so much more.
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Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy
 
This podcast is pretty much an all-you’ll-ever-need talkshow. Weekly guest hosts, interviews, and discussions on everything from books to films, everyone will find something to love about this weekly podcast.
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Doctor Who:

Radio Free Skaro
 
Follow the three who rule, the legendary Radio Free Skaro podcast, going strong now on a weekly basis for almost a decade. Discussing all things Doctor Who, these Canadians know all there is to know about the 52 year old program.
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Verity!
 
Sometimes it takes a women to view things in a new and different light. Sometimes it takes six. Verity! celebrates all things Doctor Who, and they’re not afraid to fangirl.
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Kasterborous PodKast
 
The Kasterborous podcast is the official podcast of Kasterborous.com, and they’re dedicated on chatting up all the new rumors and happenings within the Doctor Who universe.
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Star Wars:

RebelForce Radio
 
Jimmy Mac and Jason Swank bring radio proffesionalism and intelligent discussion to Star Wars, and it’s just so great. A handy soundboard, industry and insider interviews, and two huge geeks, make this a must listen for Star Wars fans. They’re also not afraid of going over two hours. This is the podcast you’re looking for.
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Fangirls Going Rogue
 
Fangirls Going Rogue is a monthly podcast that is an auxiliary affiliate to RebelForce Radio run entirely by fangirls. Sometimes you just want to revel and geek out about all things Star Wars. These are three of the most prolific female Star Wars fans on this side of the galaxy. Fangirl flail!
Subscribe on iTunes! (Attached to RFR)
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Star Trek:

Mission Log
 
Mission Log’s continuing mission is to produce intelligent, meaningful discussions on each and every one of Star Trek’s many episodes. Going through each episode, chronologically, from TOS to ENT. It’ll take them over a decade though. It’s the definitive Star Trek compendium podcast, if ever there were one.
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Reading & Writing | Sci-Fi & Fantasy:

Writing Excuses
 
Writing Excuses is a 15-minute long weekly podcast discussing each and every writing topic, trope, hurdle, and scene imaginable. Better yet, its brought to you by four industry proffesionals: Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Taylor. They encourage you to flex your writing muscles, and give you a fresh writing prompt each and every week.
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Sword & Laser
 
Sword and Laser may be a sci-fi/fantasy book club at its heart, but it is so much more. Bringing you the latest news on upcoming releases and tidings within the community, as well as having excellent audience interaction, and a drinking segment, S&L is perfect for all genre fans.
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Rocket Talk
 
Rocket Talk is Tor.com’s official podcast on all things science fiction and tantasy. It blends radio-style interviews and discussions with industry proffessionals, as well as talking about some of the hot topics within the writing community.
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Midnight in Karachi
 
Another of Tor.com’s featured podcasts, Midnight in Karachi is hosted by Mahvesh Murad. This biweekly program discusses everything from writers, publishers, editors and illustrators. She has a knack for making her guests feel extremely comfortable, making conversation flow naturally amongst her guests.
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Other:

Welcome to Night Vale
 
Welcome to Night Vale blends comedy and horror, as this twice monthly podcast delivers you community updates on the bizarre and ridiculous desert town of Night Vale. Think Courage the Cowardly Dog, but as a radio drama.
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