My Current Podcast Subscriptions (Updated 1/5/2018)

After years and years of listening to podcasts, I've finally hit 100 subscriptions on the Pocket Casts app. According to the app, at the time I am writing this (October 25th, 2017), I have listened to 51 days, 17 hours worth of audio since August 2016 when I originally got the app. According to the … Continue reading My Current Podcast Subscriptions (Updated 1/5/2018)

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My Favorite Podcast Episodes of 2017

As with all of Podcast Problems’s Best of 2017 posts, links will only be provided for episodes that can be listened to outside of the context of the shows as a whole; audio dramas, for instance, will only have links if the episode mentioned was their first episode. For more thoughts on this year in … Continue reading My Favorite Podcast Episodes of 2017

2017’s Best in Podcasts: Nonfiction

1. Nancy If the podcasting industry needed any nonfiction show this year, it needed Nancy. In times where LGBT+/queer identities often feel both more public and more understood, Nancy serves as both a haven and a resource. The show is about LGBT+/queer culture and issues, but without feeling like it's making a massive statement about its content. In … Continue reading 2017’s Best in Podcasts: Nonfiction

2017’s Best in Podcasts: Audio Dramas

Because audio dramas are (usually) serial in their storytelling, make sure to start from the beginning if you plan on listening to any of these podcasts. The only exception on this list is The Big Loop, which is episodic. 1. The Adventure Zone When I think of podcasts in 2017, the first show that comes to … Continue reading 2017’s Best in Podcasts: Audio Dramas

2017’s Best in Podcasts: Performances

1. Julia Morizawa, The Bright Sessions's Joan Bright Julia Morizawa has always been a standout in audio drama actors, but as Joan Bright becomes more developed, watching Morizawa's range has easily cemented her as one of the best performers in the industry. Morizawa seamlessly navigates going from cold and businesslike to sarcastic and bitter to deeply … Continue reading 2017’s Best in Podcasts: Performances

2017’s Best in Podcasts: Production

As with all of Podcast Problems's Best of 2017 posts, links will only be provided for episodes that can be listened to outside of the context of the shows as a whole; audio dramas, for instance, will only have links if the episode mentioned was their first episode. For more thoughts on this year in … Continue reading 2017’s Best in Podcasts: Production

Top 10 Podcasts for the Halloween Season

I love Halloween. Halloween, to me, is not a day of the year, but a season that starts just around September 10th and ends on Thanksgiving. Our house has a Halloween countdown calendar that has a piece of Halloween-themed media we watch every day.   https://www.instagram.com/p/BKUs0Zfg00I/?taken-by=wilmwil I don't mess around when it comes to Halloween, … Continue reading Top 10 Podcasts for the Halloween Season

Top 5 Podcasts to Prep Writers for NaNoWriMo

I have a theory. I believe that nobody who has written a "top podcasts for writers" list listens to the podcasts they put on the list, that they are not writers, or both. I've always been astounded by how all of these list only include writing podcasts--things like Grammar Girl, I Should Be Writing, The Allusionist, etc. Don't … Continue reading Top 5 Podcasts to Prep Writers for NaNoWriMo

My Favorite Niche Podcast Genres

In my Top 10 Tips for Nonfiction Podcasts post, I talked about the importance of finding your niche, highlighting the expansive world of hyper-niche podcasts. I realized, though, that I rarely discuss my favorite niche podcasts; a lot of them aren't shows I usually put up on my This Week in Podcasts posts. It struck me … Continue reading My Favorite Niche Podcast Genres

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 … Continue reading Podcast Problems: Top 10 Tips for Nonfiction Podcasts