Category: Podcast News

“My Brother, My Brother and Me” Show Returning for Second Season (Updated 5/17/18)

According to details for the upcoming My Brother, My Brother and Me live show tour, the My Brother, My Brother and Me show--launched on the now-defunct Seeso and now hosted on VRV--has been renewed for a second season: Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy are the force behind a series of very successful podcasts, most notably MY BROTHER MY ...

Who Is “Alex, Inc.”‘s Audience?

This week, I sat down with a friend and some passion fruit margaritas to watch the first five episodes of Alex, Inc., the ABC show based on Gimlet's podcast StartUp. StartUp tells the story of Alex Blumberg creating none other than Gimlet Media itself. I didn't want to watch Alex, Inc., because not a thing about Alex, Inc. interests me aside from ...

Whisperforge Teases New Podcasts with Ian McQuown, Tau Zaman, Julia Schifini, Kristen DiMercurio

As teased in today's ars PARADOXICA, Whisperforge--the "collective dedicated to immersive stories & underrepresented voices"--will be releasing several new projects in the coming year, as well as a second season for The Far Meridian. While ars is currently in its final three episodes, it seems Whisperforge fans will have plenty to look forward to even after its ...

Podcamp an Upcoming Audio Drama Bootcamp

An exciting upcoming podcast event has been announced: this upcoming June, selected podcasters will be invited to PodCamp,  "a four(ish) day weekend where hand-picked team of artists, actors and producers come together to write, record, perform and publish a complete podcast along a particular theme." Podcamp will be an opportunity for podcasters to band together, ...

“Limetown” Novel Pre-Order Available, Season 2 Release Date Announced

Today via Twitter, the Limetown team announced that their long-awaited novel is available for pre-order via Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc. The tweet also announced that Limetown's second season will debut on Halloween, October 31st, 2018: https://twitter.com/limetownstories/status/976179236582150150 As confirmed on the Barnes and Noble pre-order for the novel, the release date is one day before the premier ...

Wil Talks “War of the Worlds,” “The Polybius Conspiracy,” on “Radio Drama Revival”

A few weeks back, I was honored to have a conversation with Radio Drama Revival's David Rheinstrom about War of the Worlds, Showcase by Radiotopia's "The Polybius Conspiracy," and the blend of fact and fiction in podcasting. While my reviews of "The Polybius Conspiracy" left off lukewarm and frustrated--you can read the review here--the space ...

“The Bright Sessions” Concluding at the End of Season Four

On February 6th, 2018, cornerstone audio drama The Bright Sessions announced its finale via Twitter post and short post on their podcast feed. https://twitter.com/brightpodcast/status/961110108775337984 As discussed in the informative audio clip uploaded to their feed, Lauren Shippen explains that there are only (as of writing this post) eight episodes left for The Bright Sessions: The arc of the story ...

Lauren Shippen to Write “The Bright Sessions” Novel Trilogy for Tor Teen

As reported today in an exclusive from Paste, Lauren Shippen of The Bright Sessions (and Forbes 30 Under 30 Media Luminary) will be writing a novel tie-in trology for the podcast. The books will be published by Tor Teens. Tor has produced podcasts with book tie-ins before with Steal the Stars, but he partnership with independent audio drama The Bright ...

Feel-Good Queer Audio Drama “Love and Luck” Kickstarting its Second Season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZHDWJp1WOU Love and Luck, an Australia-based magical realism queer audio drama, has begun kickstarting its second season. The fund’s goal (in USD) is about $3,300, and ends on February 28th, 2018. Love and Luck is a beautiful podcast that earned, to my knowledge, the longest review I've ever written. Recently, I've seen a lot of discussion ...

New American Public Media Podcast “Order 9066” to Discuss Japanese American Incarceration

On February 19th, American Public Media will release Order 9066, a podcast documenting and discussing Japanese American incarceration in collaboration with  the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Episodes will be released through July and played as three separate hour-long radio episodes. The podcasts's title and release date are in reference to President Franklin D. Roosevelt ...