This Week in Podcasts: 6/10/18 – 6/16/18

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. Feel free to give me recommendations–as well as any feedback or discussion!–in the comments below or on twitter. 

This week, I interviewed Allison Raskin for the new soap opera audio drama GOSSIP and reviewed The Undersiders, a look into drugs in early hip-hop.


The Bright Sessions
“Dr. Bright”

This finale for cornerstone audio drama The Bright Sessions felt like the perfect end to a season of high stakes and an ever-widening plot. I’m going to try not to spoil too much, but having Dr. Bright herself as the focus was a brilliant choice that felt so thematically resonant; we’ve seen Dr. Bright have emotional moments or discuss her beliefs, but hearing her speak so frankly about how she actually feels was such an elegant way to bring this ending full-circle. There’s still more plot here to expand upon, and it will be–but for now, I couldn’t have asked for a better ending to this beautiful, important audio drama.

This Week’s Ratings

Sunday, 6/10/18

  • Nancy, “Peppermint 2020”: B
  • ATHENA., “1.05 / / KEEP CALM. CARRY ON.”: B
  • Conversations with People Who Hate Me, “Bitch Talk About Palestine”: C+
  • Hello from the Magic Tavern, “Season 2, Ep 63 – Genie (w/ Lauren Lapkus)”: C-

Monday, 6/11/18

  • ArtCurious, “Episode #36: Rivals- Turner vs. Constable”: B
  • Song Salad, “Ep. 114 – Hair for Days (Tribute to Selena)”: B+
  • My Brother, My Brother and Me, “MBMBaM 410: Game Man”: C+
  • Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, “116. She Killed My Father”: C+
  • Terrible, Thanks for Asking, “39: Natalie”: B

Tuesday, 6/12/18

  • Love and Luck, “Episode 41 – Vandalism”: B
  • The McElroys Will Be In Trolls 2, “Chapter 5”: C+
  • 99% Invisible, “311- The Barney Design”: B+
  • The Bright Sessions, “Dr. Bright”: A
  • What’s the Frequency, “9. Unwated Platen”: B+

Wednesday, 6/13/18

  • Rough Translation, “The Apology Broker”: B
  • Spirits, “Episode 81: Bathala and His Daughters”: C+
  • Fall of the House of Sunshine, “Season 2, Episode 9: Fear of a Fuzz Planet”: B-
  • Tides, “Tribulations of a Biologist in Space”: B-
  • Wonderful!, “Ep. 38: SUMMER 2018 PREVIEW”: C

Thursday, 6/14/17

  • ZigZag, “Chapter 1: Meet the Stable Geniuses”: B+
  • ZigZag, “Chapter 2: Blockchain. Blockwhat?!”: B+
  • Han and Matt Know It All, “#74: Han and Matt Believe Your Illness”: C+
  • Caliphate, “Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part One”: B
  • Caliphate, “Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part Two”: B
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour, “Incredibles 2 and What’s Making Us Happy”: C+

Friday, 6/15/17

  • The Good Place: The Podcast, “Chapter Three: Jameela Jamil and Camille Bratkowski”: C+
  • Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services, “Case Nine: Time”: B-
  • Radiolab, “The Primordial Journey”: B-
  • Bitrate, “Let’s Spread the Podcasting Wealth”: C+
  • Superstition, “Ep. 1: Welcome to Superstition”: C+
  • The Adventure Zone, “Amnesty – Episode 10”: B+

Saturday, 6/16/17

  • StarTripper!!, “Go With the Flow”: B
  • The Allusionist, “80. Warm Front”: C+

These weekly roundups are some of my favorite to write, but they’re also some of the most exhausting posts to write. Keeping up with all these podcasts is time consuming! These posts are brought to you with deep thanks to my Patreon supporters and people who have supported me via Ko-Fi. Becoming a supporter will get you access to my planning blog, customized podcast playlists, and the ability to request reviews for podcasts you love. Find out more here!

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