Tag: fiction podcasts

First Impressions: “Marsfall” Adds Exciting Structure to the Space Opera Genre

Marsfall is a new seralized audio drama by Amity Bros., a "Tricostal Production Company." Marsfall falls into the Space Opera genre and features the story of the first crew to live on Mars. Here is the show's abridged description, taken from the Marsfall website: In an era of environmental and geopolitical uncertainty, Sequoia Industries International stands as a ...

“What’s the Frequency”‘s James Oliva Has Won the Trust Game of Audio Drama

On November 6th, 2017, I had a conversation with What's the Frequency's creator, James Oliva. What's the Frequency is a new "psychedelic noir" audio drama that currently has three episodes out. You can find What's the Frequency on any major podcast streaming platform, or on their website. I've talked about how much I'm enjoying What's the Frequency so far, ...

Classic Audio Drama and Flash Fiction Shine in “Earbud Theater”

Earbud Theater is a flash fiction radio theater podcast that has been around since 2012, a venerable veteran of the podcasting community. The show debuted just around when Radiotopia's The Truth started. While I'd heard of The Truth plenty, I hadn't heard about Earbud Theater until recently, and I'm so disappointed in myself for not having found it sooner. While The ...

Podcast Problems: Top 10 Tips for Nonfiction Podcasts

Starting up a podcast is very on-trend right now, but it's also scary. Depending on how you're going about your podcast, starting one up can be a huge money sink and will almost inevitably be a huge time sink. While my Podcast Problems posts are meant as cautionary tales for podcast beginners, I think they ...

Podcast Problems: Top 10 Tips for Audio Dramas

Starting up a podcast is very on-trend right now, but it's also scary. Depending on how you're going about your podcast, starting one up can be a huge money sink and will almost inevitably be a huge time sink. While my Podcast Problems posts are meant as cautionary tales for podcast beginners, I think they ...

Podcasts to Remind You That Resistance is Patriotic

Happy Fourth of July! On this Independence Day, while we we eat hot dogs and tote around flags, let us not forget that resistance is patriotism, and that there is plenty to resist against right now. Here are my favorite podcasts that serve as reminders of why resistance is, now and always, imperative. 1. Code Switch ...

Wil’s Rating System for Podcasts

As my "This Week In Podcasts" posts move into a rating system, I feel like a rubric would be handy so that listeners and creators alike can get a better grasp on why I rate episodes the way I do. My ratings are on a standard A+ to F scale. Any podcast that gets an ...