Before jumping in, I would highly recommend not reading this review until you have listened to S-Town in full. Even if you don’t mind spoilers, the twists really are that good. You can read a spoiler-free review here. Creative nonfiction is a tricky genre. Walking the lines between factual truth, emotional truth, and narrative depictions of other… Read More Podcast Review: S-Town (With Spoilers)
S-Town or, more accurately, Shittown, is a nonfiction podcast by the makers of This American Life and Serial. While Serial veered more towards the journalism end of This American Life, S-Town leans heavily on the creative nonfiction side. The podcast, released in full on March 28th, 2017, follows narrator Brian Reed as he tries to find out what darkness is at the heart of Woodstock (or “Shittown”),… Read More Podcast Review: S-Town (No Spoilers)
Tomorrow, 3/27/17, the S-Town is being released in full on all standard podcast streaming/download providers. S-Town is the new show produced by This American Life and the staff of Serial. The show is taking a note out of all-in-one releases a la Netflix’s model. Taken from the S-Town site, here’s a quick description: John despises his Alabama townand decides to do something about it.He… Read More Reminder: S-Town being released in full tomorrow, 3/27/17!
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… Read More This Week in Podcasts: 3/19/17 – 3/25/17
I think we can all agree that Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the best films in recent memory. Just about every part of the film is phenomenal, and it utilizes every part of what makes film the medium that it is. The film is very obviously meant for its medium: the visuals are stunning, meant… Read More Podcast Problems: Misusing the Medium
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… Read More This Week in Podcasts: 3/12/17 – 3/18/17
Note: Please see the end of this review for more a follow-up on the series so far, as of 5/15/17. Rabbits is the new horror-thriller podcast from the Public Radio Alliance and Pacific Northwest Stories, the studios that produce the very popular shows The Black Tapes and TANIS. Rabbits seems like a sister as opposed to a more direct spinoff… Read More Podcast First Impressions: Rabbits