Changes Coming to “This Week in Podcasts” (Updated 7/12/17)

This Week in Podcasts a weekly* roundup of mini-reviews of all of the podcasts I’ve listened to in a week. *Except, as you might have noticed, it hasn't really been weekly at all lately. The posting schedule has gotten more and more malleable in a way that I think makes it less and less helpful. ...

5 Fiction Podcasts to Help You Cope with the Absolute Horror of Existence

A few weeks ago, I posted a list of 5 Podcasts to Help You Cope with the Horrific Garbage Tornado of Today. Well, surprise surprise: 2017 keeps being horrific. The previous post was a combination of feel-good/feel-a-lot nonfiction and fiction meant to reconcile everything happening all the time always in the news. As more constant bad awful ...

Episode Review: Wolf 359, “Episode 47: Into the Depths”

This week, Wolf 359 returned with a bang. Not only did the team release a two-hour long prequel special available on Spoke, but their final season premiered with "Episode 47: Into the Depths." Wolf 359 is a serialized fiction podcast, and its third season closed with major twists and important plot moments. Please understand that this review will, ...

This Week in Podcasts: 6/4/17 – 6/10/17

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 ...

Two-Hour Wolf 359 Bonus Episode Available for Free on Spoke

Today, Wolf 359 released a two-hour long bonus episode on the "social audio" app Spoke. For those who haven't listened yet, Wolf 359 is a science fiction audio drama that takes place on the space station Hephaestus and has themes of isolation, grey morality, and mental health. If you have not yet caught up, now is the perfect time; Wolf ...

On The Adventure Zone, Fandom, and the Pitfalls of Black-and-White Reasoning

On June 1st, 2017, First Second Books released art for their upcoming graphic novel for The Adventure Zone, a popular D&D podcast. The art featured redesigns for the three main characters who were all depicted as white in their original designs, as shown in the title image for this post. The redesigns made one character black ...

PodCon IndieGogo Closes with a Whopping $243k

PodCon, the first genuine convention for podcast fans, closed its Indiegogo campaign last night with a final sum of $243,686. While the campaign did not reach its goal of $300k, the Indiegogo has a "flexible" goal, meaning the convention will move forward, supporters will get their perks, etc. Podcon.com now reroutes to a full site ...

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