Month: February 2018

“Darknet Diaries”: True Crime Podcasting Meets “Mr. Robot”

Pop culture has loved depictins of hackers and cybercrime for decades, but now that our tech has caught up with our past's fiction, how do those stories play out in real life? The nonfiction deep-dive podcast Darknet Diaries aims to tell listeners exactly how: Darknet Diaries is a podcast showcasing stories about hackers and cyber crime. ...

This Week in Podcasts: 2/18/18 – 2/24/18

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. ...

8 Podcasts for DMs, GMs, Keepers, etc. (That Aren’t D&D Podcasts)

The world of tabletop gaming is in the middle of a renaissance. These games that were once scoffed at have now become a part of the pop culture zeitgeist again, largely due to the popularity of actual play podcasts. As a DM/GM/Keeper in the midst of a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, a Monster of the Week ...

Wooden Overcoats Returns with a Lonesome Look at Rudyard Funn

British sitcom audio drama Wooden Overcoats has returned for its third season today with "Season 3 Episode 1: The Loneliness of the Short-Tempered Rudyard." Wooden Overcoats is known for its zany premise (following twin funeral home directors Rudyard and Antigone Funn as they compete with Eric Chapman, the only other funeral home director in their small town) and ...

This Week in Podcasts: 2/11/18 – 2/17/18

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. ...

You Should Be Listening To: “The Bright Sessions”

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: “Untypical” Exciting, High-Concept, and Action-Packed

Untypical is a new fantasy/action/comedy audio drama by East Corp, known for its other major audio drama, Fallout Equestria. Untypical is set to debut Friday, February 16th, and focuses on a group of people with what might call mutations or superpowers. What initially stands out in Untypical's pilot episode is its lush worldbuilding and frenetic energy. Untypical feels akin ...

My Hopes for PodCon 2018

It's been about two months since PodCon 2017, and I still miss it constantly. PodCon 2017 was a beautiful event filled with kind, excited people all working together to celebrate the industry and inspire others to create. Most attendees I've spoken to consider PodCon one of the best conventions they'd ever been to, and I ...

“Han and Matt Know It All” A Second Opinion for Advice Columns

Advice columns are one of the more well-known structures of audio, whether it be radio classic Delilah or vaguely postmodernist My Brother, My Brother and Me. When it comes to advice, advice columnists are usually seen as experts--but wouldn't the listeners/callers/readers/etc. sometimes benefit from a second opinion? That's where Han and Matt Know It All comes in: ...

This Week in Podcasts: 2/4/18 – 2/11/18

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. ...