“Arden” Creators Talk “Hamlet,” “S-Town,” and Season 2’s Premier Date

In 2018, Arden made waves as one of the most interesting takes on true crime in fiction podcasting. Arden is a true crime satire, both poking fun at the genre and and becoming a perfectly thrilling mystery in itself–while also being a modernization of Romeo and Juliet.  The podcast’s second season, debuting December 30th, 2019, will be a take on […]

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“My Story to Tell”: Emily VanDerWerff on Nuance, Ambition, and Trans Storytelling

Emily VanDerWerff is one of the foremost reasons I do what I do. A longtime pop culture critic, Emily VanDerWerff was one of the founders of The AV Club‘s TV Club, and was many peoples’ introduction to how popular media can be treated with the same regard and respect as “high art.” Now, VanDerWerff is the […]

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“Power, Who Has It, and How It’s Exercised”: An Interview with CARAVAN’s Tau Zaman

Created by Tau Zaman of The Whisperforge, the new “weird west” audio fiction CARAVAN follows Samir (Sushant Adlakha), a queer man who falls into a strange canyon while camping with his best friend, Carlyle. What ensues when Samir enters the canyon is a world of demons, cowboys, banshees, ghostlike echoes of people, “unicorns,” and other strange and delightful blends […]

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To Be Human: An Interview with the Creators of “Marsfall”

In 2017, Amity Bros–a production company spearheaded by Erik Saras, Sam Boase-Miller, and Dan Lovley–brought listeners Marsfall, an audio fiction about colonists on Mars. The podcast features a large cast, and each episode is told from alternating POVs between the characters.  The podcast was groundbreaking. While it started off as something new, innovative, and exciting, nothing […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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Gabriel Urbina on “Wolf 359,” Audio Dramas, And a Bit of “Controlled Chaos”

Gabriel Urbina is one of the most recognizable names in audio drama podcasting. His seminal Wolf 359, which finished its four-season run at the end of 2017, is widely considered one of the most acclaimed and well-loved pieces of modern audio drama. I was honored to have the opportunity to speak with Urbina on Wolf 359, the […]

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“What’s the Frequency”‘s James Oliva Has Won the Trust Game of Audio Drama

On November 6th, 2017, I had a conversation with What’s the Frequency‘s creator, James Oliva. What’s the Frequency is a new “psychedelic noir” audio drama that currently has three episodes out. You can find What’s the Frequency on any major podcast streaming platform, or on their website. I’ve talked about how much I’m enjoying What’s the Frequency so far, […]

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