Month: January 2018

Lauren Shippen to Write “The Bright Sessions” Novel Trilogy for Tor Teen

As reported today in an exclusive from Paste, Lauren Shippen of The Bright Sessions (and Forbes 30 Under 30 Media Luminary) will be writing a novel tie-in trology for the podcast. The books will be published by Tor Teens. Tor has produced podcasts with book tie-ins before with Steal the Stars, but he partnership with independent audio drama The Bright ...

Feel-Good Queer Audio Drama “Love and Luck” Kickstarting its Second Season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZHDWJp1WOU Love and Luck, an Australia-based magical realism queer audio drama, has begun kickstarting its second season. The fund’s goal (in USD) is about $3,300, and ends on February 28th, 2018. Love and Luck is a beautiful podcast that earned, to my knowledge, the longest review I've ever written. Recently, I've seen a lot of discussion ...

“The Pack” Soars as a Hilarious Post-Apocalyptic Audio Drama

The Pack is a comedic, post-apocalyptic audio drama about civilization after a nearly world-ending calamity: Created by J. Gordon Ross and Ash Catherwood, THE PACK is a post-apocalyptic radio broadcast brought to you by the Jet Pack Cops, as they patrol and protect the wastes. The Pack is staged like a radio broadcast, switching between ...

New American Public Media Podcast “Order 9066” to Discuss Japanese American Incarceration

On February 19th, American Public Media will release Order 9066, a podcast documenting and discussing Japanese American incarceration in collaboration with  the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Episodes will be released through July and played as three separate hour-long radio episodes. The podcasts's title and release date are in reference to President Franklin D. Roosevelt ...

Night Vale Presents and Gen-Z Media Partner with PRX

Audio drama networks Night Vale Presents and Gen-Z have partnered with "online marketplace for distribution, review, and licensing of public radio programming" Public Radio Exchange (PRX). PRX will take over marketing and distribution for all Night Vale Presents and Gen-Z productions. You can read more about the partnership here. The article also discusses new podcasts ...

“Spirits” Delivers a Hilarious, Spooky Audio Drama for its 2nd Anniversary

For transparency, I was given the audio drama segments of the upcoming Spirits episodes for the purpose of review. I also contributed to them; however, I contributed as a fan, before I knew what the project was going to be. As a fan of podcasts that talk about mythology, cryptids, folklore, and the like, Spirits has long been ...

This Week in Podcasts: 1/21/18 – 1/27/18

This Week in Podcasts is 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! You can see my current list of podcast subscriptions here. ...