“Fall of the House of Sunshine” a Hilarious, Terrifying Podcast Musical About Teeth

Usually, when I write podcast reviews, I start with a quick synopsis of what a show is so the readers will know how to gauge their expectations. I say whether the show is an audio drama, give its genre, and then list the description as per the podcast's website or SoundCloud. I don't know how ...

PodCon 2017 Closes its Inaugural Year with Overwhelmingly Positive Responses

From December 9th-10th, 2017, in a chilly, foggy Seattle, about three thousand podcast enthusiasts gathered together for PodCon, the first podcast convention marketed for both fans and creators. The event was founded by Hank and John Green of Dear John and Hank, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor of Night Vale Presents, and Travis McElroy of My Brother, ...

Quick News: “Welcome to Night Vale” Being Adapted for TV, “The Heart” Ending

While updating will be difficult during PodCon, two huge pieces of podcast news were released today. For more updates during PodCon, Twitter is going to be the fastest way to find news. Announced today on Deadline,  Welcome to Night Vale will be adapted for TV on FX. Creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor will both work ...

2017’s Best in Podcasts: Performances

1. Julia Morizawa, The Bright Sessions's Joan Bright Julia Morizawa has always been a standout in audio drama actors, but as Joan Bright becomes more developed, watching Morizawa's range has easily cemented her as one of the best performers in the industry. Morizawa seamlessly navigates going from cold and businesslike to sarcastic and bitter to deeply ...

“The Magical History of Knox County”‘s First Season a Refreshing Mystery in a Fantasy World

The Magical History of Knox County is a seralized audio drama that released its first season in full on October 30th, 2017. The Magical History of Knox County is a comedy/drama that falls somewhere between magical realism and straight fantasy. The description from the show's Soundcloud reads as such: The Magical History of Knox County follows Mordecai Dogwood as ...

2017’s Best in Podcasts: Production

As with all of Podcast Problems's Best of 2017 posts, links will only be provided for episodes that can be listened to outside of the context of the shows as a whole; audio dramas, for instance, will only have links if the episode mentioned was their first episode. For more thoughts on this year in ...

You Should Be Listening To: “Greater Boston”

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 ...

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