Month: November 2017

You Should Be Listening To: “Greater Boston”

You Should Be Listening To is a series where I talk up one of my favorite podcasts and explain why you should be listening, too. Each post gives an explanation of the show using the same five questions, including how best to listen and comparisons to other pieces of media. You can find all of ...

First Impressions: “Marsfall” Adds Exciting Structure to the Space Opera Genre

Marsfall is a new seralized audio drama by Amity Bros., a "Tricostal Production Company." Marsfall falls into the Space Opera genre and features the story of the first crew to live on Mars. Here is the show's abridged description, taken from the Marsfall website: In an era of environmental and geopolitical uncertainty, Sequoia Industries International stands as a ...

“Strangers” Leaving Radiotopia

As announced on the podcast's 11/20/17 episode, "Go, Kalan," Lea Thau's Strangers will be leaving the Radiotopia network. Strangers is a nonfiction storytelling podcasts, and one of the founding shows of Radiotopia, alongside shows like Roman Mars's 99% Invisible. Roman Mars is was also the founderIn the episode, Thau explains: [Roman Mars] did change my world forever, and ...

This Week in Podcasts on Short Hiatus until the New Year

As I started planning my posts for the end of the year, it quickly became clear that posting a This Week in Podcasts would be an unreachable goal some weekends and an impossibility on others. Between working full-time, Thanksgiving, celebrating Christmas across two weekends between two families, PodCon, and New Year's, I would only be ...

You Should Be Listening To: “The Once and Future Nerd”

You Should Be Listening To is a series where I talk up one of my favorite podcasts and explain why you should be listening, too. Each post gives an explanation of the show using the same five questions, including how best to listen and comparisons to other pieces of media. You can find all of ...

This Week in Podcasts: 11/12/17 – 11/18/17

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 ...

Podcast Review: Radiotopia’s “The Polybius Conspiracy”

This review will contain some vague spoilers. An entirely spoiler-free review would be next to impossible to write for this podcast, so this is the only review I will be writing for it. If you would like to experience Showcase by Radiotopia's "The Polybius Conspiracy" with minimal spoilers, please listen to all seven episodes before reading. An ...

“The Bright Sessions” Creator Lauren Shippen Named Forbes 30 Under 30 Media Luminary

Lauren Shippen, creator of The Bright Sessions, was named as one of 2018's 30 Under 30 Media Luminaries by Forbes in today's release of the list. In the list, Shippen's blurb comments on the high number of downloads The Bright Sessions has gotten, as well as the show's LGBT+ representation. The blurb also comments on the upcoming The Bright ...

“What’s the Frequency”‘s James Oliva Has Won the Trust Game of Audio Drama

On November 6th, 2017, I had a conversation with What's the Frequency's creator, James Oliva. What's the Frequency is a new "psychedelic noir" audio drama that currently has three episodes out. You can find What's the Frequency on any major podcast streaming platform, or on their website. I've talked about how much I'm enjoying What's the Frequency so far, ...

This Week in Podcasts: 11/5/17 – 11/11/17

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 ...