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

As a reminder, there will not be another This Week in Podcasts until 8/5/17. I’ll be at Podcast Movement, and I hope to see you there!


Highlights

Han and Matt Know It All
“#77: Han and Matt Agree to Disagree”

One of the most important things about Han and Matt Know It All, an advice show of second opinions for advice shows, is that their distance from most question-askers enables a more impartial discussion of the question; because Han and Matt don’t owe anything to the question-asker, they can call them out or roll their eyes at the question entirely. In “#77: Han and Matt Agree to Disagree,” though, this takes a slightly different and fascinating turn. When answering a question about whether or not the asker has to honor their deceased father’s wishes to donate his money to, essentially, groups trying to limit human rights, Han and Matt find themselves at an impasse. The two fundamentally disagree on what the ethically moral decision is in the situation, which culminates in an intriguing discussion and leaves on a note of ambivalence, as the title suggests. It’s an interesting, complex discussion that remains authentic and never gets towards hostile. It’s exactly the sort of conversation that makes this podcast a standout in its genre.

My Brother, My Brother and Me
“MBMBaM 414: Hogsplash”


This Week’s Ratings

Sunday, 7/8/18

  • Conversations with People Who Hate Me, “Civility”: C
  • We Fix Space Junk, “Marilyn’s Diary E04”: B-

Monday, 7/9/18

  • ArtCurious, “Episode #38- Rivals: Manet vs. Degas”: C+
  • Girl in Space, “When Did You Last Experience Fear”: B+
  • Song Salad, “Ep. 118 – Critter Dinner”: B
  • The End of Time and Other Bothers, “Other Bothers Play… Larceny”: C+

Tuesday, 7/10/18

  • Han and Matt Know It All, “#77: Han and Matt Agree to Disagree”: A
  • Love and Luck, “Episode 45 – What to Do?”: B
  • Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, “120. Out of the Closet”: C+
  • My Brother, My Brother and Me, “MBMBaM 414: Hogsplash”: A-
  • 99% Invisible, “314- Interrobang”: B+
  • What’s the Frequency, “10. Skull Cabin”: B
  • Tides, “Pebble on the Ground”: B+
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour, “Jeopardy!”: C+

Wednesday, 7/11/18

  • Spirits, “Episode 85: Brigid and Áine”: B
  • Wonderful!, “Ep. 42: Professor Groovyshoes”: B
  • Imaginary Worlds, “Imaginary Deaths”: C+
  • Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services, “The Initiate Files: Case Four”: B
  • ZigZag, “Chapter 6: What’s a CVL Token?”: B-

Thursday, 7/12/17

  • Jarnsaxa Rising, “We Who Contain Multitudes”: B
  • Jarnsaxa Rising, “Only the Best and Brightest”: B
  • The Adventure Zone, “Amnesty – Episode 12”: B+
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour, “Sharp Objects and What’s Making Us Happy”: C

Friday, 7/13/17

  • Oh No Ross and Carrie, “Ross and Carrie Go Out of Body (Part 4): Intruders and Tricksters Edition”: C+
  • The Good Place: The Podcast, “Chapter Seven: D’arcy Carden and Megan Amram”: B

Saturday, 7/14/17

  • StarTripper!!, “The Spot [2 of 2]”: B
  • The Magic King Dom, “REC. 4: A FRIEND IN ME”: B

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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