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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. ...

“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 ...

“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. ...

“Song Salad” a Sweet Treat of a Musical, Hilarious Podcast

There's a reputation for nonfiction podcasts being one of two breeds: 1. heavy, intense, serious podcasts hell-bent on making you smarter and more worldly; or 2. over-the-top obnoxious jokes. Song Salad is the perfect midway between these two different genres. It's a podcast filled with laughs while still being interesting and educational, all working with a ...

“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, ...

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 ...

Press Play on a Podcast Press Kit

This post was a collaboration between myself and Elena Fernández-Collins. It was cross-posted on Bello Collective. You and your microphone and maybe some of your friends have concocted a plan: you’re going to make a podcast! It’s a lot of fun, and you find some helpful articles about sound editing. After trying to figure out ...

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 ...