Month: June 2017

This Week in Podcasts: 6/4/17 – 6/10/17

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 ...

Two-Hour Wolf 359 Bonus Episode Available for Free on Spoke

Today, Wolf 359 released a two-hour long bonus episode on the "social audio" app Spoke. For those who haven't listened yet, Wolf 359 is a science fiction audio drama that takes place on the space station Hephaestus and has themes of isolation, grey morality, and mental health. If you have not yet caught up, now is the perfect time; Wolf ...

On The Adventure Zone, Fandom, and the Pitfalls of Black-and-White Reasoning

On June 1st, 2017, First Second Books released art for their upcoming graphic novel for The Adventure Zone, a popular D&D podcast. The art featured redesigns for the three main characters who were all depicted as white in their original designs, as shown in the title image for this post. The redesigns made one character black ...

PodCon IndieGogo Closes with a Whopping $243k

PodCon, the first genuine convention for podcast fans, closed its Indiegogo campaign last night with a final sum of $243,686. While the campaign did not reach its goal of $300k, the Indiegogo has a "flexible" goal, meaning the convention will move forward, supporters will get their perks, etc. Podcon.com now reroutes to a full site ...

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A Rock and a Hard Place – The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel and Representation

Great post. This is going to be touched on in an upcoming post on fandom culture and black-and-white reasoning, but I'd highly recommend reading this just by virtue of it being a great sum-up of a recent upset in the podcasting community.

WNYC’s Invisibilia Returns for Season 3 with a Two-Part Episode on Emotions

Today, WNYC's standout Invisibilia returns with a two-part episode on emotion. Episode 1 opens up with this lofty claim: Today, we introduce a completely different way of thinking about emotion--a way of thinking about emotion that, honestly, blew our minds. Invisibilia made the waves with its stellar first two episodes, and fans have been waiting some ...