Love them or hate them, end-of-the-year roundups are now just an essential part of December. Everything that we can rank the best of, will be ranked and then vehemently disagreed with in the comment sections.
Here’s where I admit that I’ve never really listened to podcasts. But now I need something to keep me awake while doing some tedious data entry at work, and I need a break from listening to the same Pandora stations and Spotify playlists over and over. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Podcasts
I’m trying to get better about how I consume media. There are enough movies and TV options being churned out that those alone can take entire lifetimes to fill. Since I have a commute that is over an hour long, I try to look for new music and/or podcasts to fill this time but then instead, I listen to music I downloaded in college because that’s what you do.
I am a sucker for podcasts. I think they might be the only way radio talk shows survive in the apocalyptic wasteland that is sure to come. Having any subject at the click of a mouse makes it so much easier than trying to surf a radio until you find the angry blowhard you want to listen to. Read More The Hidden Podcasts
I’ve been hanging out in Night Vale lately, and readers, it is perfect. (Some spoilers ahead, so proceed with caution.) Read More The City Council’s Diversity Seminar: Representation in Welcome to Night Vale
Most of you probably already know about the How Stuff Works website and the different podcasts showcased there, but I will admit that it’s very new to me. I really like the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcasts, and I have five interesting episodes here that you might want to listen to while exercising or unfucking your habitat.
So, how many of you have a Harry Potter origin story? I know a ton of people read the series, of course, but there is a special segment of that fanbase who really went all out. Did you attend midnight releases of the books? Did you buy tons of Potter-related merchandise? Did you read thousands of words of fanfiction (and maybe write some of your own) to bridge the gaps between books? Did you make lists of all the things the movies got wrong? If you answered “yes” to two or more of these, then you might enjoy the following post. Because I am in the throes of some major Potter nostalgia and I’ve got to share it with some sympathetic souls. Read More A Serious Case of Harry Potter Nostalgia
Cesy and bookgal recently had the ridiculously good fortune to interview one of their heroines, Helen Zaltzman. Read More Persephone Pioneers: Helen Zaltzman