Category: Podcast Reviews

This Week in Podcasts: 5/13/18 – 5/18/18

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. ...

“Words to That Effect” a “99% Invisible” for Lovers of Fiction

When it comes to deep-dive nonfiction podcasts, the focus is often on topics like science or current events. Podcasts about fiction are more of a rare breed, but Words to that Effect is a fantastic addition to podcasts like Imaginary Worlds: Words To That Effect is a literary podcast of the intriguing, the curious, and the unexplored. ...

“Two Broads Talking Politics” a Political Podcast for the Weary

Politics has long been one of the most prominent genres in podcasting, but I've never found a political podcast that stuck for me. I'm a fan of current events podcasts, but only the ones that focus more on culture than the actual realm of politics. In a world that is constantly exhausting, podcasts about politics ...

This Week in Podcasts: 5/6/18 – 5/12/18

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. ...

“Very Random Encounters” an Actual Play That’s True to Name

As actual play tabletop podcasts gain popularity, it's becoming harder to make a name for your show in the genre. Podcasts have tried breaking the mold with different games than just the classic Dungeons and Dragons or adding immersive soundscapes like the much-beloved Join the Party and The End of Time and Other Bothers. In Very Random Encounters, though, ...

Audio Drama “Palimpsest” Carries On the Tradition of Emotional Ghost Stories

Horror is a strange genre in podcasting right now. It's pervasive in the audio drama medium, but it's seldom I find an audio drama that feels more Shirley Jackson, less Stephen King. While horror cinema is seeing a bit of a renaissance with creeping, slow-paced, psychological horror in the likes of The Witch and Get Out, I've ...

This Week in Podcasts: 4/22/18 – 4/28/18

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. ...

“Podcast Meander”: Finding The Hyper-Real in the Semi-Surreal

Podcast Meander is a "50% fictional" podcast that aggressively fights against a concise explanation or label; to start, here's the description from the show's website: One day, an American twenty-something set his life on fire. With no explanation, he left his job, gathered his savings, packed his musical equipment into his 2002 Subaru Forester and started driving. Beginning ...

This Week in Podcasts: 4/15/18 – 4/21/18

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. ...

“BitRate” a Podcast on Podcasts Well Worth its Meta Nature

Is it too meta to write a podcast review about a podcast about podcasting? Yes. Clearly. But that's just how much I've enjoyed listening to BitRate by Mark Steadman of Podiant and Brendan Hutchins of The Podcast Advocate Network: BitRate is a podcast about the culture of podcasts, commenting on how people listen to them, make them, find ...