Month: July 2018

A Word on Our Sponsors: A Podcast Sponsor Review Roundup

A Word from Our Podcasts is a limited set of reviews in which I discuss my experience with a company known for advertising on podcasts. These posts are not sponsored. I paid the company for their product, not the other way around, and I definitely have not gotten any of these products for free. In the past ...

“HORSE” Makes a Play in Sports Podcasting: An Interview on Basketball, Masculinity, and a Terrible Band

I do not think it comes as much of a surprise to hear that I do not know much about sports. While Friday Night Lights does own a sizeable chunk of my heart, I've never really given much thought or care to most sports media. Multitude's upcoming HORSE changes that completely. The NBA is now a 365-day league ...

“BomBARDed” A Hilarious Mix of Actual Play and Actual Music

Actual play podcasts--podcasts in which a group of people play a tabletop roleplaying game like Dungeons and Dragons--are one of the fastest-growing genres in podcasting. This is, of course, a double-edged sword: while growth means there's so many incredible actual play podcasts to listen to by a gamut of diverse voices, it also means it's ...

This Week in Podcasts: 7/8/18 – 7/14/18

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. ...

“The Unseen Hour” a Live and Lively Horror Comedy

In the audio drama culture, there's often a bit of a push back against comparisons to "old timey radio shows." Many feel as though this bills audio drama incorrectly. The Unseen Hour, meanwhile, doesn't see the comparison as a bad thing; instead, it leans into this idea, but also imbues the concept with a heavy dash ...

“Jarnsaxa Rising” an Exciting, Intriguing Blend of Mythology and Dystopia

Readers might know that when it comes to niche podcasts, one of my favorite subjects is mythology--but until now, that niche felt filled by nonfiction podcasts only. Jarnsaxa Rising is the first audio drama I've heard that uses elements from mythology, here obviously pulling from the Norse stories, and its blend of these stories and a ...

“My Favourite Elliott Smith Song” a Simple, Sweet Look Into the Media that Makes Us

My favorite Elliott Smith song is the first Elliott Smith song I ever heard: "Say Yes." It's one of his most famous, but it's always the one I've felt the most attached to. There's this sweet, simple, and earnest feeling to it--a feeling of being content, even with the troubling lyrics. It feels like an ...