Lauren Shippen to Write “The Bright Sessions” Novel Trilogy for Tor Teen

As reported today in an exclusive from Paste, Lauren Shippen of The Bright Sessions (and Forbes 30 Under 30 Media Luminary) will be writing a novel tie-in trology for the podcast. The books will be published by Tor Teens. Tor has produced podcasts with book tie-ins before with Steal the Stars, but he partnership with independent audio drama The Bright … Continue reading Lauren Shippen to Write “The Bright Sessions” Novel Trilogy for Tor Teen

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Feel-Good Queer Audio Drama “Love and Luck” Kickstarting its Second Season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZHDWJp1WOU Love and Luck, an Australia-based magical realism queer audio drama, has begun kickstarting its second season. The fund’s goal (in USD) is about $3,300, and ends on February 28th, 2018. Love and Luck is a beautiful podcast that earned, to my knowledge, the longest review I've ever written. Recently, I've seen a lot of discussion … Continue reading Feel-Good Queer Audio Drama “Love and Luck” Kickstarting its Second Season

“The Pack” Soars as a Hilarious Post-Apocalyptic Audio Drama

The Pack is a comedic, post-apocalyptic audio drama about civilization after a nearly world-ending calamity: Created by J. Gordon Ross and Ash Catherwood, THE PACK is a post-apocalyptic radio broadcast brought to you by the Jet Pack Cops, as they patrol and protect the wastes. The Pack is staged like a radio broadcast, switching between … Continue reading “The Pack” Soars as a Hilarious Post-Apocalyptic Audio Drama

New American Public Media Podcast “Order 9066” to Discuss Japanese American Incarceration

On February 19th, American Public Media will release Order 9066, a podcast documenting and discussing Japanese American incarceration in collaboration with  the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Episodes will be released through July and played as three separate hour-long radio episodes. The podcasts's title and release date are in reference to President Franklin D. Roosevelt … Continue reading New American Public Media Podcast “Order 9066” to Discuss Japanese American Incarceration

Night Vale Presents and Gen-Z Media Partner with PRX

Audio drama networks Night Vale Presents and Gen-Z have partnered with "online marketplace for distribution, review, and licensing of public radio programming" Public Radio Exchange (PRX). PRX will take over marketing and distribution for all Night Vale Presents and Gen-Z productions. You can read more about the partnership here. The article also discusses new podcasts … Continue reading Night Vale Presents and Gen-Z Media Partner with PRX

“Spirits” Delivers a Hilarious, Spooky Audio Drama for its 2nd Anniversary

For transparency, I was given the audio drama segments of the upcoming Spirits episodes for the purpose of review. I also contributed to them; however, I contributed as a fan, before I knew what the project was going to be. As a fan of podcasts that talk about mythology, cryptids, folklore, and the like, Spirits has long been … Continue reading “Spirits” Delivers a Hilarious, Spooky Audio Drama for its 2nd Anniversary

This Week in Podcasts: 1/21/18 – 1/27/18

This Week in Podcasts is 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! You can see my current list of podcast subscriptions here. … Continue reading This Week in Podcasts: 1/21/18 – 1/27/18

“The Red Light Library” a Comedic Glimpse into Online Erotica

The Red Light Library is a conversational comedy podcast in which hosts Jackie and Gavin read and discuss pieces of erotica: A sex-positive podcast hosted by two fictional employees of an equally fictional all-erotica library. Join head Librarians Jackie and Gavin as they bring the irreverence and immaturity necessary to properly review the cheap self-published erotica … Continue reading “The Red Light Library” a Comedic Glimpse into Online Erotica

First Impressions: “The Phenomenon” a Testament to Books as Podcasts

The Phenomenon is a new audio drama based on the novel of the same name by R. K. Katic, which began as a series of continuing vignettes on Reddit: Inspired by serialized science-fiction radio shows of the past, The Phenomenon is a fictional podcast with an international cast and rich sound design that follows people from … Continue reading First Impressions: “The Phenomenon” a Testament to Books as Podcasts

Podcast Problems: The Love and Fear of Silence

For the last two years or so, there's been this kind of terrible, kind of wonderful trend on YouTube. There are tons of videos that follow a basic formula: "[Piece of media] except [some anxiety-inducing change in editing]." The most popular of these are probably "bee movie but every time they say bee it speeds up" … Continue reading Podcast Problems: The Love and Fear of Silence