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First Impressions: The Strange Case of Starship Iris

The Strange Case of Starship Iris is a new fiction podcast with 5 episodes released at the time of writing this review. The show focuses on Violet Liu, who has reluctantly become part of the crew on a smuggler ship. The show lies somewhere between Firefly, EOS 10, and Wolf 359, and has quickly become one of the podcasts ...

This Week in Podcasts: 4/16/17 – 4/22/17

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: 4/2/17 – 4/8/17

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 Problem: Too Many Mics

Tommy Wiseau's 2003 film, The Room, is a masterclass in bad media on so many counts. The acting, directing, and writing are often discussed, but for me, the dubbing of some lines is really underrated. Pull up any YouTube video of The Room with the intent of catching poorly-dubbed lines. You'll notice it immediately. The dialogue floats uncomfortably in ...

This Week in Podcasts: 3/26/17 – 4/1/17

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 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"), ...