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“Kane and Feels” Is a Surreal Dive into Noir and the Supernatural

When I think of horror, the supernatural, and noir in audio fiction, there are certain conventions I think of. These aren't bad things, but blueprints that have been set my forerunners in those genres. When it comes to Kane and Feels: Paranormal Investigators, an audio fiction podcast about the two a pair of PIs (both private ...

To Be Human: An Interview with the Creators of “Marsfall”

In 2017, Amity Bros--a production company spearheaded by Erik Saras, Sam Boase-Miller, and Dan Lovley--brought listeners Marsfall, an audio fiction about colonists on Mars. The podcast features a large cast, and each episode is told from alternating POVs between the characters.  https://radiopublic.com/marsfall-G4baRo/ep/s1!c15a4 The podcast was groundbreaking. While it started off as something new, innovative, and exciting, ...

“Janus Descending” Melds Sci-Fi, Horror, and Time

2018 has been a year of interesting new limited releases, especially within the world of fiction. One entry into this medium is Janus Descending, a limited run space horror audio fiction made up of entires from two people: one whose chronology of entries goes forward in time, and the other whose entries go backward. A limited series, ...

This Week in Podcasts: 11/25/18 – 12/1/18

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. ...

This Week in Podcasts: 11/18/18 – 11/24/18

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 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 ...

“Upstream” Proves that Economics Podcasts Can and Should Be Doing More

Talking economics makes me anxious. I grew up during the recession, when I was old enough to know what was happening but not quite old enough to understand how it would affect me later in life. When I think of "economics podcasts," I have an immediate flight response. Upstream, though, understands that response and turns ...