Month: May 2018

My Current Podcast Subscriptions (Updated 5/31/2018)

After years and years of listening to podcasts, I've finally hit 100 subscriptions on the Pocket Casts app. According to the app, at the time I am writing this (October 25th, 2017), I have listened to 51 days, 17 hours worth of audio since August 2016 when I originally got the app. According to the ...

This Week in Podcasts: 5/20/18 – 5/26/18

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. ...

First Impressions: “Tides” a Refreshingly Funny, Smart Sci-Fi Audio Drama

A criticism I often hear for science fiction is that it doesn't lean on science enough--that in order to work well within the genre, you need to have some true scientific edge. There's been a rise of this in film and literature recently: The Martian, for instance, was praised for its combination of scientific accuracy but also ...

5 Podcasts to Help You When the World Is Screaming and Scary and Bad

I've talked before about how when things are terrifying and awful, sometimes it's nice to just relax and listen to a good podcast. About a year ago, I discussed podcasts to help you cope with the horrific garbage fire of today, and then, shortly after, because things had somehow not gotten better, I talked about ...

This Week in Podcasts: 5/13/18 – 5/18/18

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. ...

“Words to That Effect” a “99% Invisible” for Lovers of Fiction

When it comes to deep-dive nonfiction podcasts, the focus is often on topics like science or current events. Podcasts about fiction are more of a rare breed, but Words to that Effect is a fantastic addition to podcasts like Imaginary Worlds: Words To That Effect is a literary podcast of the intriguing, the curious, and the unexplored. ...

“Two Broads Talking Politics” a Political Podcast for the Weary

Politics has long been one of the most prominent genres in podcasting, but I've never found a political podcast that stuck for me. I'm a fan of current events podcasts, but only the ones that focus more on culture than the actual realm of politics. In a world that is constantly exhausting, podcasts about politics ...