Category: Lists

2018’s Best in Podcasts

2018 certainly has been a year! Well, actually, I'm convinced it's been a minimum of seven years, but hey, what is linear time, really? In the podcasting space, 2018 has been a year of highs and lows. In the lows, we had industry juggernauts shutting down their content departments out of the blue, some typically ...

My Favorite Niche Podcasts

In my Top 10 Tips for Nonfiction Podcasts article, I talked about the importance of finding your niche, highlighting the expansive world of hyper-niche podcasts. These are my top 5 favorite hyper-niche podcast categories. If you're interested in any of this super, super specific content, I'd highly recommend giving these shows a listen--and please comment with ...

Top 5 Podcasts to Prep Writers for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

If you're not already familiar, National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is a national writing project that happens every November. During November, writers challenge themselves to writing a 50,000-word novel. This seems impossible at first glance, but once you start setting goals and writing diligently, it's actually much more attainable than it seems. I have ...

Top 10 Podcasts for the Halloween Season

I love Halloween. Halloween, to me, is not a day of the year, but a season that starts just around September 10th and ends on Thanksgiving. Our house has a Halloween countdown calendar that has a piece of Halloween-themed media we watch every day.   https://www.instagram.com/p/BKUs0Zfg00I/?taken-by=wilmwil I don't mess around when it comes to Halloween, ...

Fall Podcast Preview: Night Vale Presents, Greater Boston, and More

This Fall, a large number of podcasts have gone on hiatus between seasons, but many are just getting started or returning for new seasons. This post will highlight some of the most exciting new and upcoming releases for Fall 2018. New Podcasts Mythos: August 31st Mythos is an audio fiction that blends science fiction and fantasy, ...

A-Rated Episodes from “This Week in Podcasts”

Each week, I give a letter grade to almost every podcast episode I listened to, organized by the date on which they were released. You can read my rating system here, but suffice it to say that giving a grade between an A- and an A+ is rare. This is a collection of every time ...

My Current Podcast Subscriptions (Updated 5/31/2018)

After years and years of listening to podcasts, I've finally hit 100 subscriptions on the Pocket Casts app. According to the app, at the time I am writing this (October 25th, 2017), I have listened to 51 days, 17 hours worth of audio since August 2016 when I originally got the app. According to the ...