This Week in Podcasts: 6/17/18 – 6/23/18

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. ...

Marit Higraff Talks Journalism, Storytelling, and “Death in Ice Valley”

Death in Ice Valley is a BBC true crime podcast about a mysterious body found in Bergen, Norway, known s the Isdal Woman, in the 1970s. The case has never properly been solved, but Death in Ice Valley aims to help solve the mystery of who she was by using modern technologies--as well as by connecting the ...

The Austin Film Festival Announces Fiction Podcast Competition Judges

In 2017, the Austin Film Festival started its fiction podcast competition to much praise and excitement. Now, the Austin Film Festival is announcing their judges for the 2018 Film Festival: In order to further expand their legacy of supporting storytellers, Austin Film Festival, (AFF) is pleased to announce a distinguished panel of judges for its returning Fiction ...

“Far from Home” the Best Combination of Big and Small in More Ways Than One

Over the last year, I've realized something about myself: I love travel podcasts. Maybe this is a side-effect of working in an international office, being too broke to travel, or growing up on The Travel Channel. Regardless, I've found myself falling in love with travel podcasts lately, whether they be cute and funny or honest ...

This Week in Podcasts: 6/10/18 – 6/16/18

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. ...

“The Undersiders” Balances Empathy with Intensity Talking Drugs in Hip-Hop

Drug culture in hip-hop is something countless pieces of media have tried to convey, but few have succeeded at. There's a delicate balance between glorifying hard drug culture and demonizing addicts, and striking a midpoint between both flawed philosophies takes a perspective that's factual but empathetic--and that's exactly what nonfiction podcast The Undersiders aims to do: ...

Allison Raskin Brings Soap Opera to Audio Drama with “GOSSIP”

Image credit Doug Frerichs Audio drama is largely a medium of big, high-concept genres. There's no shortage of science fiction, horror, or even fantasy as of late--but shockingly, there is a shortage of realistic fiction. It's not often an audio drama focuses on people in the real world having conversations. GOSSIP plans to turn this trend ...

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