This Week in Podcasts: 6/24/18 – 6/30/18

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. 


“Chapter 4: Hedging Your Bets”

In this fourth episode of ZigZag, we’ve moved past the discussion of the tech world, the blockchain, and Civil to dive into the hosts’ anxieties about their podcast–specifically, about the money. This emotional honesty is one of the reasons ZigZag is already one of my favorite listens: the hosts are up front about their fears, making sure the podcast is genuine and not sugar-coated. It’s so easy to empathize with Manouch Zomorodi and Jen Poyant, even if the listener hasn’t literally quit their job to make a pocast; it’s a relatable, authentic story about making a huge leap that might not work. In the episode, the hosts talk with Roman Mars about their fears, and in true Mars fashion, each thing he says is advice every podcaster should hear.


This Week’s Ratings

Sunday, 6/24/18

  • Nancy, “Cumming to America”: C+
  • Joseph, “EP II – Joseph: Attack Hits Home”: B-
  • The Cryptid Keeper, “Episode 61- The Jackalope”: B
  • Conversations with People Who Hate Me, “You Are a Liar”: C+
  • Hello from the Magic Tavern, “Season 2, Ep 65 – Usidore’s House (w/ Matt Gourley, Amanda Lund, and Mark McConville)”: C
  • The Sporkful, “What If There Were No Nachos?”: C+
  • We Fix Space Junk, “Marilyn’s Diary E02”: B-

Monday, 6/25/18

  • ArtCurious, “Episode #37: Rivals- Vigée Le Brun vs. Labille-Guiard”: C
  • Song Salad, “Ep. 116 – I Poop On Haters”: B
  • My Brother, My Brother and Me, “MBMBaM 412: Robocup”: B+
  • Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, “118. I Cry On the Toilet”: C+
  • The Hilarious World of Depression, “Special Episode: Mental Health First Aid and Lady Gaga’s Mom”: C

Tuesday, 6/26/18

  • Join the Party, “Punchbowl: Carey Pietsch (‘The Adventure Zone’ Graphic Novel)”: B
  • Love and Luck, “Episode 43 – Ricardo”: B
  • Still Buffering, “How to Pride (Now with 50% More Teens!)”: B
  • 99% Invisible, “313- Right to Roam”: B

Wednesday, 6/27/18

  • Rough Translation, “Ukraine vs. Fake News”: C+
  • Spirits, “Episode 83: Mermaids”: B
  • Fall of the House of Sunshine, “Season 2, Episode 10: The Fjords of Greenland Are Not But Fuzz”: C
  • Wonderful!, “Ep. 40: Sheet Fighter”: B
  • ZigZag, “Chapter 4: Hedging Your Bets”: B+

Thursday, 6/28/17

  • Oh No Ross and Carrie, “Ross and Carrie Go Out of Body (Part 2): Imponderability Edition”: C+
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour, “The Songs of the Summer”: C+

Friday, 6/29/17

  • The Good Place: The Podcast, “Chapter Five: Kristen Bell and Morgan Sackett”: C
  • Nancy, “Five Simple Steps”: B
  • Han and Matt Know It All, “#76: Han and Matt Pack Their Bags”: C+
  • Superstition, “It Doesn’t Want Symmetry”: B-
  • The Adventure Zone, “Amnesty – Episode 11”: B+

Saturday, 6/30/17

  • StarTripper!!, “Pirates in Space!! [1 of 2]”: B
  • Magic King Dom, “REC. 2: SILLY OLD BEAR”: B
  • Darknet Diaries, “Jackpot”: 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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