Month: August 2018

This Week in Podcasts: 8/19/18 – 8/25/18

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. ...

Eli Barraza Talks Active Protagonists, Arnold Palmers, and Season 2 of “The Far Meridian”

In June 2017, The Whisperforge, a collective of audio dramas spearheaded by the creators of ars PARADOXICA, debuted its new work, The Far Meridian. The audio drama centers on Peri (full name "Hesperia," which she rarely uses), a lonesome woman in a whimsical world trying to find her brother. From its first episode, The Far Meridian felt different ...

“Character Creation Cast” Sweetly Breaks Down RPG Basics Through Characters

Tabletop roleplaying games have been booming in podcasts, but there's more to it than just actual play stories. There's also a wealth of podcasts out there meant to help you run your own game and explore different platforms. Take, for instance, Character Creation Cast: Character Creation Cast is a discussion and interview podcast where hosts Amelia Antrim ...

Take A Vintage Urban Fantasy Trip to Actual Play “Serendipity City”

Urban fantasy is a genre that's been gaining popularity and more attention lately. The genre blends fantastical elements like magic and non-human races with an urban setting, more modern than the typical medieval, middle earth settings for classic fantasy. Usually, this takes on a very modern feeling, like the much-maligned Netflix film Bright. In the actual play ...

This Week in Podcasts: 8/12/18 – 8/18/18

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. ...

“20 Sided Stories”: A Hilarious, Lush Actual Play Anthology

Actual play podcasts are undergoing a bit of a renaissance right now. Instead of the traditional format of just a few friends playing Dungeons and Dragons with minimal editing, the focus put on just the personalities and jokes of the hosts, more recent actual plays have made steps to flip the script and try something ...

“The Big Loop” Returns for Its Second Season with the Moving “Surfacing”

One of 2017's standout new audio dramas, The Big Loop is a sometimes sci-fi, sometimes magical realism anthology series told in monologues. After a between-seasons hiatus starting in early 2018, The Big Loop returns tomorrow (August 14th, 2018) with "Surfacing." In true The Big Loop fashion, "Surfacing" is a gorgeous, moving piece of audio worth savoring several times ...