Category: Podcast Reviews

Podcast Review: S-Town (With Spoilers)

Before jumping in, I would highly recommend not reading this review until you have listened to S-Town in full. Even if you don't mind spoilers, the twists really are that good. You can read a spoiler-free review here. Creative nonfiction is a tricky genre. Walking the lines between factual truth, emotional truth, and narrative depictions of other ...

Podcast Review: S-Town (No Spoilers)

S-Town or, more accurately, Shittown, is a nonfiction podcast by the makers of This American Life and Serial. While Serial veered more towards the journalism end of This American Life, S-Town leans heavily on the creative nonfiction side. The podcast, released in full on March 28th, 2017, follows narrator Brian Reed as he tries to find out what darkness is at the heart of Woodstock (or "Shittown"), ...

This Week in Podcasts: 3/19/17 – 3/25/17

This Week in Podcasts 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! Feel free to give me recommendations–as well as any feedback or ...

This Week in Podcasts: 3/12/17 – 3/18/17

This Week in Podcasts 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! Feel free to give me recommendations--as well as any feedback or ...

Podcast First Impressions: “Rabbits” (Updated 6/27/17: Why I Stopped Listening)

Note: Please see the end of this review for more a follow-up on the series so far, as of 6/7/17. I have also received corrected information about the funding of the PNW Shows in the comments. TANIS does have a Patreon with over 1000 current patrons. The amount received by the Patreon is not published, but a ...

“The Hilarious World of Depression” an Unflinchingly Necessary Podcast on Mental Health

"Do you think depression is funny?" From the first line of this podcast, I knew it was something special. This question is the first moment of audio for each episode of The Hilarious World of Depression, followed by the featured guest's answer--which is always some iteration of, "I think depression is absolutely funny." The intro, punctuated by ...

Episode Review: The Bright Sessions, “34 – Frank”

This week's episode of the Bright Sessions introduces Frank Sawyer, voiced by Phillip Jordan, as an actual patient in Dr. Bright's office. As usual, The Bright Sessions cements itself as one of the most impressive independent fiction podcasts in the industry, and the inclusion of Jordan in the cast continues the already impressive lineup of voice talent. Before diving into ...