Month: October 2017

Podcast Problems: Good Conversation, Bad Podcast

There's something that happens to me fairly often when I listen to a new nonfiction podcast. I'll hear about a podcast that discusses some subject I care about, and I'll be so excited for a new nonfiction show to latch onto. Maybe it'll be the new Radiolab or Invisibilia, I think, or maybe it'll be a new hyper-niche ...

First Impressions: “What’s the Frequency” Sets New Bar for Early Audio Drama Episodes

What's the Frequency is a new "psychedelic noir audio drama" by Greater Boston veteran, creator James Oliva. The show follows a large cast of characters in a fictionalized 1940s L.A. where the only radio broadcast still running is a serial written by a man who's recently gone missing. Taken from the show's website, here is a summary ...

Classic Audio Drama and Flash Fiction Shine in “Earbud Theater”

Earbud Theater is a flash fiction radio theater podcast that has been around since 2012, a venerable veteran of the podcasting community. The show debuted just around when Radiotopia's The Truth started. While I'd heard of The Truth plenty, I hadn't heard about Earbud Theater until recently, and I'm so disappointed in myself for not having found it sooner. While The ...

On Short Hiatus: 10/5/17 – 10/15/17

Hello, all! I wanted to give a quick, informal little update on Podcast Problem's status for the next week and a half or so. From 10/6/17 - 10/13/17, I'll be attending a conference for work in Boston, MA. I'll be sure to listen to lots of Greater Boston in this time, of course. I'm giving myself a ...

This Week in Podcasts: 9/24/17 – 9/30/17

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 ...