Month: June 2017

Podcast Problem: Terrible Mouth Noises

One of the things I do when I'm not listening to podcasts is host literary events. These are usually storytelling events, where the performers range from mumbly to clear and mid-toned, and slam poetry events, where the performers range from whsipery to screamy. There's only so much sound board management one can do while also hosting, ...

This Week in Podcasts: 6/18/17 – 6/24/17

This Week in Podcasts a weekly roundup of mini-reviews of all of the podcasts I’ve listened to in a week. If you see any podcasts that you feel are missing from my list, there’s a good chance I haven’t listened to the show yet! Feel free to give me recommendations–as well as any feedback or ...

Wil’s Rating System for Podcasts

As my "This Week In Podcasts" posts move into a rating system, I feel like a rubric would be handy so that listeners and creators alike can get a better grasp on why I rate episodes the way I do. My ratings are on a standard A+ to F scale. Any podcast that gets an ...

First Impressions: “Join the Party” Is the Best Crash Course in D&D and Roleplaying

Join the Party is a new Dungeons and Dragons podcast a la The Adventure Zone. The podcast currently has three main plot episodes released as well as several bonus episodes. The show centers on the adventures of Inara Harthorn, a mischievous elf rogue; Johnny B. Goodlight, a charismatic half-elf warlock; and TR8c, or "Tracey," a delightfully peppy robot barbarian. ...

Changes Coming to “This Week in Podcasts” (Updated 7/12/17)

This Week in Podcasts a weekly* roundup of mini-reviews of all of the podcasts I’ve listened to in a week. *Except, as you might have noticed, it hasn't really been weekly at all lately. The posting schedule has gotten more and more malleable in a way that I think makes it less and less helpful. ...

5 Fiction Podcasts to Help You Cope with the Absolute Horror of Existence

A few weeks ago, I posted a list of 5 Podcasts to Help You Cope with the Horrific Garbage Tornado of Today. Well, surprise surprise: 2017 keeps being horrific. The previous post was a combination of feel-good/feel-a-lot nonfiction and fiction meant to reconcile everything happening all the time always in the news. As more constant bad awful ...

Episode Review: Wolf 359, “Episode 47: Into the Depths”

This week, Wolf 359 returned with a bang. Not only did the team release a two-hour long prequel special available on Spoke, but their final season premiered with "Episode 47: Into the Depths." Wolf 359 is a serialized fiction podcast, and its third season closed with major twists and important plot moments. Please understand that this review will, ...