Month: December 2017

This Week in Podcasts Returning 1/7/18

This Week in Podcasts is back! This Week in Podcasts is a weekly roundup of mini-reviews of all of the podcasts I’ve listened to in a week. After over a month of hiatus for the holiday season, these posts will be returning Sunday, January 7th, 2018--just in time to bring in the new year and celebrate ...

My Favorite Podcast Episodes of 2017

As with all of Podcast Problems’s Best of 2017 posts, links will only be provided for episodes that can be listened to outside of the context of the shows as a whole; audio dramas, for instance, will only have links if the episode mentioned was their first episode. For more thoughts on this year in ...

“A Thousand Things to Talk About”: A Pocket-Sized Podcast to Jump-Start Your Brain

A Thousand Things to Talk About is a short-form nonfiction podcast in which host Andrea Parrish asks the listener one questions each episode: A database of questions and some facts to inform your discussion about them. New short podcast episodes every weekday. Long episodes occasionally. Created by Andrea Parrish, produced by Jeremiah Puhek. This podcast ...

You Should Be Listening To: “What’s the Frequency”

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 ...

“Wolf 359” Closes with a Beautiful, Suspenseful Two-Hour Finale

Please note that Wolf 359 is a serialized audio drama. This review will contain small spoilers for its final episode, but much bigger spoilers for the series as a whole. To listen to Wolf 359 from the beginning, you can go to the show's website or any major podcast platform. Wolf 359, a preeminent audio drama podcast ...

2017’s Best in Podcasts: Nonfiction

1. Nancy If the podcasting industry needed any nonfiction show this year, it needed Nancy. In times where LGBT+/queer identities often feel both more public and more understood, Nancy serves as both a haven and a resource. The show is about LGBT+/queer culture and issues, but without feeling like it's making a massive statement about its content. In ...

2017’s Best in Podcasts: Audio Dramas

Because audio dramas are (usually) serial in their storytelling, make sure to start from the beginning if you plan on listening to any of these podcasts. The only exception on this list is The Big Loop, which is episodic. 1. The Adventure Zone When I think of podcasts in 2017, the first show that comes to ...