Best Yak podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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Improv Yak
Monthly+
 
Improv Yak is an improv podcast hosted by improv teacher and Los Angeles improviser, Carla Cackowski. Each week Carla interviews an improviser about a specific technique that she admires in their performance and at the end of the show, Carla and guest improvise a scene in which Carla attempts to utilize the technique they discussed. Guests range from seasoned improvisers to first year improv students.
 
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The Yak Shave
Monthly+
 
Each week our hosts will discuss their development experiences. We'll talk about Ruby, Rust, Go, and anything else that has drawn our interest this week. Subscribe below to be notified when new episodes are published!
 
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Film Yak
Weekly
 
Film Yak is a weekly podcast featuring in-depth movie discussions. Listen in each week as Jonathan, Jon, and Kevin dive deep into a different film of their choice. Get movie news, hear trivia battles, and discover movie recommendations. Listen in for a good dose of humor and friendly banter as the hosts debate and defend their favorite films.
 
Yak Channel is a podcast network featuring shows on Chicago nightlife and culture. Listen for weekly podcasts on sex (REVEALING with Michelle L'Amour), music (JBTV), food (Car Con Carne with James VanOsdol), small business/comics (Contest of Challengers) living with disability (Quad Podcast) and more!
 
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Kdcodewebs Yak
Monthly+
 
If you want to learn and laugh then this podcast is for you! This is Kdcodeweb's Yak, a podcast where you are going to learn how build confidence in coding, understand how to rise and conquer coding struggles and challenges. This podcast will change your mindset about life, tech, coding, and more. Are you ready to Yak?
 
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Click Yak Boom
Weekly+
 
A video Podcast where 3 Designers/Marketers Chat about what it takes to push your Marketing, Social Media and Branding game to the next level.
 
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Pit yak
Monthly+
 
Pit-yack, pitmatic: a dialect of English used in the counties of Northumberland and Durham in England. 'Pit yak' is a podcast about contemplative practice, mystical perceptions and cultural imagination, for psychonauts and dharma bums longing to illuminate these dimly-lit days of distraction with presence and fascination.
 
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Yakety Yak
Daily+
 
Episode 1: Introduction
 
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Sports Yak
Weekly+
 
CHUCK FREEBY - Indiana’s 2017 Sportscaster of the Year, WHME Sports Director Chuck Freeby knows the complete Michiana sports scene as well as anyone…mainly because he’s been a part of it all his life. Born in South Bend, he is a 1982 graduate of Elkhart Central High School. In 1986, he received a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame.These days, he is well known for his love of area high school sports. His passion showed for 17 years at WNDU-TV, where Chuck pioneered exp ...
 
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Yak My Ear Off
Rare
 
Guy with too many hobbies plays radio and tries to find some interesting people to interview. Art, artists and photography are a loose focus.* New episodes posted every Tuesday.
 
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Classic Yak
Rare
 
A monthly podcast aimed at discussing real-world issues from a Christian perspective.
 
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This week, I'm joined by 4/7 of Ready Freddies (John, Christine, Ann Marie and Amy), a Queen tribute band comprised of A-list Chicago musicians. We got tacos from El Primo Chuki's on Lawrence and talked about: The band's Halloween show at Martyr's The impending release of the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" Strategy for ordering taco ...…
 
Happy Birthday Evander, here’s your ear back. Plus, loud concerts, the Red Sox wait patiently, what’s happening at Notre Dame during a bye-week, Purdue and Indiana, Da’ Bears, high school football playoffs begin, and much more.
 
The spirit of psychopomp Hermes is invoked in this interpretative play of cultural images, desire, and ways of looking. In this first part of visions of enchantment, expect poetic rumination on tourism, the first NASA image of earth from space, and objectification.
 
Chuck is back and has plenty to say. What college football game is worth watching this weekend, Corey has an inside source feeding him photos of the Garth Brooks stage, is the NBA worth watching, college basketball gets closer and closer, this week is the anniversary of “Catholics Vs. Convicts”, Chuck loves submarines, but he doesn’t like “This ...…
 
Chicago band Friday Pilots Club (Caleb and Drew) jumped in the Mazda CX-9 (on loan from the spectacular team at The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston) for conversation and food from Red Hot Ranch (3057 N. Ashland). Discussed this week: The Mazda CX-9 lends itself to an Iron Chef-type scenario. Bands need protein. Friday Pilots Club's winning the natio ...…
 
There are No Photo Ops for This Episode (Contest of Challengers)This episode does not contain an interview with Aubrey Sitterson and Chris Moreno from The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling, and we tell you the unfortunate reason why.Hopefully, the end of the continuing story of Challengers and our alarm company. Paperwork and bureaucra ...…
 
This week on the 50th Episode of The Daily Life of Frank:Glorious journey looking back of previous The Daily Life of Frank EpisodesHow the Podcast came to beBears SundayFamily VacationMy Big BellyLies we tell our kidsHow I met my wifeFreddy Krueger scared the shit out of meRecapping the last two year of my mental healthHoles in clothesFall TV s ...…
 
What do we do when Chuck Freeby is sick? We call in Bob Nagle off the bench, another local legend who has a wealth of sports knowledge that you are about to witness. This guy can spin a story, talk the talk, and not take a breath once. Bob talks about his first year in broadcasting in 1977, this past Friday night’s game with Penn and Mishawaka, ...…
 
Its #6 Notre Dame and Pitt, great local high school rivalries, no more chili for the Cubs, Drew Brees is a class act, Hulkamania runs just a little wild, Corey endorses “one of the greatest performances I have ever seen”, plus our first Sports Yak winner! Subscribe, download, and listen!
 
In this episode, Sean and Sam discuss the challenges of feedback cycles in organizations, how we could benefit from more feedback in open source, and some idiosyncrasies regarding libcurl and the HTTP/1.1 specification. crates.io's (WIP) background processing Specification of the Accept-Encoding header (you SHOULD NOT send gzip if it's not incl ...…
 
Kyle from Soothsayer Hot Sauce joins me for pizza from the thrice-visited Dante's Pizza (2825 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618). Discussed in this episode, presented by The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston (who provided a gorgeous CX-9 for this week's show): The literal dumpster fire outside Kyle's place. We sample all three Soothsayer sauces: Omen ...…
 
This week on The Daily Life of Frank:I had to confront my Mom about her possible one night stand with JBWhy does the cable company test my blood pressure when I’m all out of my medication?Son “saves” the Day by “fixing” the internet and TV outageAll kids have a pooping spotA cruel joke we played on my younger brotherThe only calednar I have is ...…
 
Good news-- we did not get broken into this week!The continuing story of Challengers and our (for now) alarm company. Add that to our wonky A/C bent front door and we have 3 too many maintenance issues at the moment.More security measures will be put into place.The New York Comic Con was going on as we recorded this, so we talk about some of th ...…
 
How do you prepare for a ‘hostile environment’ on the road? Notre Dame has done some things this week to get ready for Virginia Tech. A couple of great local football games in Indiana and Michigan, basketball practice has begun, plus, is Captain America all done? What happened to the cubs? And how do you get ready for gameday? Chuck has some th ...…
 
In this episode of The Yak Shave, Sean gets Sam's opinion on dealing with documentation. They share tips, tricks, and workarounds regarding queryable structures, databases, APIs, languages, documentation, and more to address these users. Then, Sean offers Sam advice on how to debug a Ruby issue surrounding database CPU usage. Shopify Careers Di ...…
 
Part 2 of 'Reification' continues with an exploration of the icons and idols of modernity, fantasy and infatuation, Carl Jung and the anima, the divinity of music, autonomy of imaginal figures, religious reciprocity, creative expression, the value of myth in letting go of seriousness, and more
 
How might the act of reifying desires limit the opening of eros? Part 1 of 'Reification' explores the existential predicament of eros, the troubadour poets, the divine comedy by Dante, phenomenology of perception by Merleau-Ponty, metaphor, placebo, synesthesia, cosmic love, emptiness and much more
 
Car Con Carne, presented by the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston, heads to the Ravenswood area to meet up with author/vegan/sustainability expert Ashlee Piper (Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet.) Given Ashlee's background, it made sense to meet at Urban Vegan (1601-1603 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613). Discussed on the show this w ...…
 
Chuck explains baseball antics for the next couple of days, plus are the Bears that good or are the Bucs that bad? Notre Dame chops down Stanford and gets ready for a road game this Saturday. Locally, Warsaw and Northwood on Friday night, Corey makes an early prediction using a Disney classic. And, from the archives, we dust off a on-air TV ran ...…
 
This week on The Daily Life of Frank:I think we are overusing the term Fall “Weather”The Fall must be the President’s favorite time of year because he is it’s signature colorSipping on some Pumpkin Spiced CoffeeNew Fall TV shows are here and how This Is Us is so addictingWhy is it when you have your windows open you can hear all your neighbors ...…
 
Dark Matter has a new retail coffee shop right across the street from Challengers.We got broken into and robbed… again.We loved Heroes in Crisis #1 and don’t understand people that are so anti-Tom King.Dal is looking forward to Gran Morrison’s Green Lantern. Patrick, not so much.More love for Man-Eaters #1, now that it’s actually on sale!Doctor ...…
 
On the eve of 2 Top 10 teams, Stanford comes to South Bend, Indiana, (without their weird band and mascot) and play under the lights of Notre Dame Stadium against the Irish. Chuck makes a prediction that not many will like, plus 2 local high school teams that have never played – play Friday night. Top 5 NFL Player Nicknames, and Top 3 Mellencam ...…
 
In this episode of The Yak Shave, Sean shares the most nightmarish debugging experience he has had in a long time. rails_fast_attributes was down to one failure, which manifested itself as a test where a query was expected to run 269 times, but only ran 265 times. After testing, troubleshooting, and finding the root cause, he determined that it ...…
 
Veteran (seasoned?) Chicago journalist Charlie Meyerson (currently of Chicago Public Square & Rivet, ex- of Chicago Tribune, WGN, WNUA and WXRT) joins me for subs and news talk at Submarine Tender (200 Desplaines Ave, Forest Park, IL 60130.) Just to get it out of the way, the restaurant's name isn't "Submarine Tenders," as wrongly stated early ...…
 
Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Stanford,….Clemson…Purdue and Indiana, LSU Band, Packers, Eagles…Penn vs. New Prairie…The Flyers and “Gritty”,….Top 3 Mascots…Cubs….Hockey….candy…all in the first 3 minutes! (Kidding.)
 
The Yak welcomes our first guest ever! Bethel College Head Basketball Coach Ryne Lightfoot. He’s a handsome man, it’s almost sickening to look at how handsome he is. Practice is underway for the Pilots, but Ryne pulls back the curtain on his father, Mike Lightfoot. Some high school football chatter, Notre Dame is 3-0, the Chicago Bears are #1 ( ...…
 
This week we record a shorter episode featuring Kevin's pick, Misery. We also talk at length about the new Nicolas Cage film, Mandy as well as other stuff Kevin watched and that big James Bond news. Thanks for listening. Enjoy! 0:00 - Intro/News 9:12 - What We Watched: Mandy, Personal Shopper, Crazy Rich Asians 39:15 - Deep Dive: Misery (1990) ...…
 
This week on The Daily Life of Frank:I love that Fall is hereKayne is coming back to ChicagoThe Big MoveTV is crookedNo Shirt NeighborsDelivery StoriesChatty Delivery DriversBrowns and Bud LightAnd Much More!
 
Naked Raygun is simply one of the greatest bands to emerge from Chicago. They helped define the Chicago punk sound in the 1980s with a handful of timeless albums and legendary live shows. Proving there is still justice to be found in the world, Raygun's legend is still being discovered and the band's catalog is finding its way into a new genera ...…
 
It’s almost time for our health insurance plans to be cancelled!If you complain that comics cost too much, maybe reevaluate your buying choices.What if a creator you love did something you have a serious moral objection to? And yes, there is a comic that shows Bruce Wayne’s penis. No, we do not have it. If you want it for that reason, just own ...…
 
13-Monsters members and co-organizers of the annual Baconstock event in Romeoville, Deb and Jamie, join me at this year's Baconstock for conversation about: Why is Deb wearing a stocking cap? 13-Monsters is "all about hats." The birth of Baconstock: It started as a birthday gift? Some very clear examples that prove we're not in Chicago raise th ...…
 
This week, Dan and Jason of Metal Monkey Brewing (515 Anderson Drive in Romeoville) jump in my car as the annual Baconstock festival in Romeoville was going on in the background. Metal Monkey is a beer fan's favorite... especially in the Romeoville area. During the course of our chat, we talked about: The balls it takes to start a brewery Why t ...…
 
Browns win! Corey makes a bold, early Bears prediction. Chuck has his Top 5 Chicago Bears player’s list, but Corey has his Top 5 favorite Bears of Pop Culture. Notre Dame and Wake Forest, Purdue and IU chatter too, what’s happening in Indiana high school football, some ‘feel good’ player stories, plus one host has never seen a Stephen King movi ...…
 
In this episode of The Yak Shave, Sean and Sam discuss their experiences with incident management, the difficulties of getting an on-call rotation right. DigitalOcean's status page DigitalOcean product documentation on Droplets Google Site Reliability Engineering book DigitalOcean's rebuild vs. restore On-the-fly composition of dashboards using ...…
 
Chuck reports back from Notre Dame Brian Kelly’s press conference, and what’s next with Wake Forest. The Notre Dame women’s basketball team has released their upcoming schedule, who’s the top 3 local high school teams that take their football super serious? Cubs and the magic number, Urban Meyr is backing coaching this weekend, and the great de ...…
 
This week we get together and discuss Jonathan's latest slowcore cinema classic pick, Werckmeister Harmonies. We also talk several new and potentially exciting trailers as well as other stuff we watched. Plus we continue to trash the A Star is Born trailer. Thanks for listening. Enjoy! 0:00 - Intro/Trailers 18:56 - What We Watched: Red Dragon, ...…
 
The new DC Universe streaming service started today. Did we subscribe? If we did, did it work?The full Batman Day 2018 rundown, and comparisons to past events. Also, looking to 2019 and Batman 80th Anniversary. Also, Patrick cannot count… or add.Batman Damned #1 comes out next week and it’s already sold out.Marvel stealth-cancelled the brand ne ...…
 
This week on The Daily Life of Frank:Airport Early Morning ConversationsSites of ClevelandSo Many Floors at the Rock N Roll Hall of FameLosing his Food Truck Virginity Over SleepingNo Extra TowelsExamining if it’s really a Bed Bug?Uber Conversations and the One Crazy Uber DriverOne of his Biggest FearsBreaking up with your true love and the Bea ...…
 
This week, it's a look back at some of Car Con Carne's best media guests. In this podcast (presented by Boost Mobile), I revisit great moments with: Matt Pinfield. The ex-MTV legend talks about music "guilty pleasures." WXRT DJ Johnny Mars. We talk about when I replaced Johnny at XRT, and a silly prank I pulled that ended up taking on a life at ...…
 
What possibilities for freeing desire from craving can be found in exploring and opening up the concepts of self and beyond?Cosmology, Leonardo Da Vinci, Muhammed Ali, immortality, hero archetypes, male depression, pornography
 
Notre Dame is now 3-0, with a win over Vandy, Chuck has the three W’s, (What did he like, what do they need to work on, what’s next?) Should college ratings polls start in October after 4-5 wins, a player quit at halftime in the NFL, a high school game with a controversial play towards the end, what TV show have you seen every episode of, and J ...…
 
Its the day before Game 3 of Notre Dame Football as Vandy comes to town. Purdue and IU chatter too. Some high school game thoughts, favorite Commodores songs, is Carrie Underwood’s new Sunday Night football song a dud or a hit? Where do we land on men’s jewelers? And lastly, broadcast legend Jim Shorts with a pigskin pick.…
 
What word was repeated 16 times at Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly’s press conference? Chuck’s tweets revisited, plus how important was the Cubs win from Tuesday night? When tailgating, what’s on your mixtape, and what’s on your menu? 2 feel good sports moments, on this day in rock n’ sports history, and a true word to wrap things up. Don’t f ...…
 
Chicago indie band the Giving Moon joins me this week for encased meets from Jr's Red Hots (2345 W. Armitage). Discussed on this week's show (which is sponsored by Boost Mobile): You never want to use the napkins packed with hot dogs. The band's epic 2-song performance in the Chicago finals of the national #next2rock competition. The backseat b ...…
 
The first episode of Sports Yak starts off with introductions of the hosts, Notre Dame football against Ball State, Bears and Packers from Sunday night, local high school football, and what’s coming up this weekend with Notre Dame, Purdue, and IU football. On Twitter, follow Chuck @46sports and follow Corey @mynameiscorey.…
 
From the sound of glass shattering you’d think “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was on his way to the ring, but NO! It’s a break-in at Challengers. And, unrelated, identity theft! It’s a great week for criminals at Challengers’ expense! And we do mean ‘expense.’Hear how we deal with these types of highly disappointing, yet not wholly unexpected, occur ...…
 
The despacito music video. A video of Sean trying to get Ruby saying despacito The bikeshed: Sean's previous podcast. Crates.io: the package registry for Rust andCargo the rust package manager Carol and Ashley on twitter. AWS S3 and "Read Your Writes" consistency A good primer on Eventual Consistency,and separately, a good primer on "read your ...…
 
This week we gather to discuss the original The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. We also talk the trailer for True Detective Season 3 and other stuff we watched. Thanks for listening. Enjoy! 0:00 - Intro/Trailers 18:54 - What We Watched: Guessing Kevin's star rating for Vanilla Sky, Billy Wilder movies, You've Got Mail, Tully, Aloha, Die Hard wi ...…
 
The grand introduction to the fantasies of freedom series begins with celebratory poetics, mystical absurdity, apocalyptic automatic writing and much more. Listen in and receive the sweet nectar of samsaric delight!
 
This week on The Daily Life of Frank:· Frank discussed the unofficial end to Summer, festivals, poor Naperville, and recounts his daughter encounter with a giant Hotdog from last year’s Fling· Its fantasy football draft season, and his bandwagon College football team· His trip to Cleveland, the love of learning and baseball bucket list, and how ...…
 
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