This Week in Podcasts: 8/6/17 – 8/12/17

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 discussion!–in the comments below, in my asks on tumblr, or on twitter.

There’s a few pieces of housekeeping I’d like to clear up before diving into this week’s reviews:

  • Full disclosure on this week’s review: my terrible garbage phone has recently decided it no longer understands what headphones are, which means my podcast consumption has decreased significantly. While I tried to listen to as many independent podcasts I could instead of spending my limited time listening to NPR/PRX/etc. shows, I feel as though this week’s reviews weren’t as robust as I’d like, especially since I didn’t feel as though any show was a “highlight” or a “pitfall” from the shows I heard. I apologize for not having the coverage I usually do, and I hope to get a new phone within the next month or so.
  • I am on a social media hiatus for August, which I do annually. Posting here is one of the few exceptions (does a WordPress count as social media, really?), so please be aware if you’re trying to reach me on tumblr, twitter, etc. I’ll respond as quickly as I can in September.
  • I will also no longer be subscribing to or reviewing CoolGames Inc. unless there is any change in host, which is unlikely.

This week, Two-Up’s 36 Questions released its third and final episode.  Paul Bae of The Black Tapes and Lauren Shippen of The Bright Sessions were both added as guests of PodCon.

This Week’s Ratings

Sunday, 8/6/17

  • 36 Questions, “Act 3 of 3”: B
  • The Once and Future Nerd, “#ASK THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD for Bk. 2 Ch. 2”: B+
  • Station to Station, “Supplementary Recording No. 3 – Jackie Simmons (Teaser #3)”: B
  • Conversations with People Who Hate Me, “Episode 2: Hurt People Hurt People”: B+
  • The Sporkful, “Your Mom’s Food Pt. 3: Soledad O’Brien Cooks Rice, Not Beans”: C+

Monday, 8/7/17

  • Wolf 359, “Episode 51: Shut Up and Listen”: B
  • My Brother, My Brother and Me, “MBMBaM 366: Sorry, Todd”: B+
  • Hello from the Magic Tavern, “Season 2, Ep 21 – Gnome”: C+

Tuesday, 8/8/17

  • Myths and Legends, “79-Odin: The War to Begin all Wars”: B+
  • Join the Party, “Punch Bowl: Venture Maidens”: B

Wednesday, 8/9/17

  • The Kind Rewind, “TKR 15: Firefly, Season One, Ep 2-3”: C+

Thursday, 8/10/17

  • Radiolab, “Truth Trolls”: B-

Friday-Saturday, 8/11-12/17

  • Nothing of note

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