This Week in Podcasts: 3/12/17 – 3/18/17

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 First Impressions: “Rabbits” (Updated 6/27/17: Why I Stopped Listening)

Note: Please see the end of this review for more a follow-up on the series so far, as of 6/7/17. I have also received corrected information about the funding of the PNW Shows in the comments. TANIS does have a Patreon with over 1000 current patrons. The amount received by the Patreon is not published, but a ...

“The Hilarious World of Depression” an Unflinchingly Necessary Podcast on Mental Health

"Do you think depression is funny?" From the first line of this podcast, I knew it was something special. This question is the first moment of audio for each episode of The Hilarious World of Depression, followed by the featured guest's answer--which is always some iteration of, "I think depression is absolutely funny." The intro, punctuated by ...

Episode Review: The Bright Sessions, “34 – Frank”

This week's episode of the Bright Sessions introduces Frank Sawyer, voiced by Phillip Jordan, as an actual patient in Dr. Bright's office. As usual, The Bright Sessions cements itself as one of the most impressive independent fiction podcasts in the industry, and the inclusion of Jordan in the cast continues the already impressive lineup of voice talent. Before diving into ...

#TryPod : Just in time for Book 2, a review of The Once and Future Nerd

For someone who loves audio as a medium and loves books,the assumption could be made that I love audiobooks. The assumption would be wrong. Audiobooks have always felt stale, poorly-paced, and auditorily unattractive. The closest I've come to enjoying an audiobook are the snippets I've heard to the full cast recordings of The Bad Beginning (the first ...

Podcast Problem: Dialogue Authenticity

I'm a huge fan of the show Friday Night Lights. I never expected myself to care so much about a show that focuses on football, something I've actively avoided engaging with. I was taken in immediately, though, by how genuine and character-driven the show was. I've never been so immediately convinced of characters as people, and this was ...

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