You Should Be Listening To: “Fall of the House of Sunshine”

You Should Be Listening To is a series where I talk up one of my favorite podcasts and explain why you should be listening, too. Each post gives an explanation of the show using the same five questions, including how best to listen and comparisons to other pieces of media. You can find all of ...

Podcast Problems: The Audience as a Third Wheel

There's a common conversation I'm sure you've heard when podcasts are brought up: "Podcasts? Aren't those just four dudes sitting around a mic, talking to each other because they think they're funny?" It's a frustrating joke, a joke that feels dismissive and dated and inaccurate. Haven't we left those days behind? Aren't we better now? Yes, ...

Hear Wil on a New Podcast About Podcasting, “Tuned In, Dialed Up”!

Today is the launch date of Tuned In, Dialed Up, a podcast collaboration between myself and Gavin of The Podcast Report. Tuned In, Dialed Up is a conversation on podcasting with a weekly highlights, specific discussion topics, and pitches for terrible podcasts that should not exist. Tuned In, Dialed Up isn't a lofty discussion about industry; it's a laid-back casual ...

This Week in Podcasts: 3/18/18 – 3/24/18

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. ...

Patreon Goal Reward: My Favorite Podcast Episodes Ever

As a reward for hitting two Patreon goals in one day, here are my all-time favorite podcast episodes. The first four episodes on this list are the only episodes that have ever gotten an A+ from me, and the rest are the episodes I revisit and think about the most often. All of these episodes changed my perception ...

“The Bright Sessions” Soars into Song with the Impeccable “50 – Rose”

"Episode 50 - Rose" is a dream come true, in more ways than one, for fans of The Bright Sessions: it's a full musical, complete with a sweeping "I Want" song, a sweet duet, and reprisals--all within the protagonists' dreams.

“Limetown” Novel Pre-Order Available, Season 2 Release Date Announced

Today via Twitter, the Limetown team announced that their long-awaited novel is available for pre-order via Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc. The tweet also announced that Limetown's second season will debut on Halloween, October 31st, 2018: https://twitter.com/limetownstories/status/976179236582150150 As confirmed on the Barnes and Noble pre-order for the novel, the release date is one day before the premier ...

This Week in Podcasts: 3/11/18 – 3/17/18

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. ...

Gabriel Urbina on “Wolf 359,” Audio Dramas, And a Bit of “Controlled Chaos”

Gabriel Urbina is one of the most recognizable names in audio drama podcasting. His seminal Wolf 359, which finished its four-season run at the end of 2017, is widely considered one of the most acclaimed and well-loved pieces of modern audio drama. I was honored to have the opportunity to speak with Urbina on Wolf 359, the ...

“Six Cold Feet” A Testament to Contemplative Storytelling in Audio Drama

While I love the high-concept ideas that audio dramas often bring to listeners, I sometimes find myself wanting a smaller-scale story to relax into. In the midst of stories set in space, a post-apocalyptic future, a magical realm, or a shockingly well-conceived world of teeth and puppets, a smaller-scope story is something I've been pining ...

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