PodCon 2017 Closes its Inaugural Year with Overwhelmingly Positive Responses

From December 9th-10th, 2017, in a chilly, foggy Seattle, about three thousand podcast enthusiasts gathered together for PodCon, the first podcast convention marketed for both fans and creators. The event was founded by Hank and John Green of Dear John and Hank, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor of Night Vale Presents, and Travis McElroy of My Brother, … Continue reading PodCon 2017 Closes its Inaugural Year with Overwhelmingly Positive Responses

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Quick News: “Welcome to Night Vale” Being Adapted for TV, “The Heart” Ending

While updating will be difficult during PodCon, two huge pieces of podcast news were released today. For more updates during PodCon, Twitter is going to be the fastest way to find news. Announced today on Deadline,  Welcome to Night Vale will be adapted for TV on FX. Creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor will both work … Continue reading Quick News: “Welcome to Night Vale” Being Adapted for TV, “The Heart” Ending

“Strangers” Leaving Radiotopia

As announced on the podcast's 11/20/17 episode, "Go, Kalan," Lea Thau's Strangers will be leaving the Radiotopia network. Strangers is a nonfiction storytelling podcasts, and one of the founding shows of Radiotopia, alongside shows like Roman Mars's 99% Invisible. Roman Mars is was also the founderIn the episode, Thau explains: [Roman Mars] did change my world forever, and … Continue reading “Strangers” Leaving Radiotopia

“The Bright Sessions” Creator Lauren Shippen Named Forbes 30 Under 30 Media Luminary

Lauren Shippen, creator of The Bright Sessions, was named as one of 2018's 30 Under 30 Media Luminaries by Forbes in today's release of the list. In the list, Shippen's blurb comments on the high number of downloads The Bright Sessions has gotten, as well as the show's LGBT+ representation. The blurb also comments on the upcoming The Bright … Continue reading “The Bright Sessions” Creator Lauren Shippen Named Forbes 30 Under 30 Media Luminary

“Sword and Scale” and “Up and Vanished” to Be Adapted for TV

As reported in Variety today, podcasts Sword and Scale and Up and Vanished will be adapted by Ben Silverman, who spearheaded the adaptation for Amazon's Lore. Both podcasts are in the true crime genre: “Sword and Scale” is a true-crime podcast created by Mike Boudet, who hosts the show. It launched in 2014 and has registered as part of Hernan Lopez’s … Continue reading “Sword and Scale” and “Up and Vanished” to Be Adapted for TV

The Bright Session Voice Charlie Frail Releasing “Audio Drama Comic Book”

As announced today on Twitter, voice actor Charlie Frail is releasing an inventive new audio drama, Tarnum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=88&v=L_Kq-Cx1_T8 Tarnum is a science fiction audio drama that will include visual components--a structure that creator Frail is calling an "audio drama comic book." Frail is a digital artist, and will be livestreaming design sessions for the show on … Continue reading The Bright Session Voice Charlie Frail Releasing “Audio Drama Comic Book”

Official Trailer for Amazon’s Adaptation of “Lore” Released

As discussed in a previous post, Amazon's adaptation of Lore, a podcast about modern folklore and creepypasta, will debut October 13th, 2017. Today (9/13/17), the official trailer was released: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPnuT2TLvLQ The trailer is a fitting follow-up to the show's teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7lNqrcspdA The trailer stikes me as a little silly while lacking some self-awareness--something that shied me away … Continue reading Official Trailer for Amazon’s Adaptation of “Lore” Released

Two Standout Mental Health Podcasts Return This September

This September, American Public Media's The Hilarious World of Depression and Terrible, Thanks for Asking both return for a second season.  This season of Terrible, Thanks for Asking debuts today (September 6, 2017) and will run for 16 episodes, uploaded each Monday. The Hilarious World of Depression returns  September 25th and will run for 20 episodes. Upcoming guests will include Margaret … Continue reading Two Standout Mental Health Podcasts Return This September

Podcast Sitcom About Funeral Homes, “Wooden Overcoats,” Kickstarting its Third Season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8KsttDpjlk Wooden Overcoats, the delightful podcast sitcom about competing funeral home owners, has begun kickstarting its third season. The fund's goal (in USD) is $10,330, and ends on September 30th, 2017. The show, which has received critical acclaim, also funded its second season via Kickstarter. The second season's Kickstarter raised about $13,300, exceeding its ~$10,000 goal … Continue reading Podcast Sitcom About Funeral Homes, “Wooden Overcoats,” Kickstarting its Third Season

First Teaser for Amazon’s Adaptation of Podcast “Lore” Debuts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7lNqrcspdA On a very fitting October 13th, Lore, the TV adaptation of the acclaimed horror podcast, will launch on Amazon. This show will mark the first podcast in an increasingly impressive list to be adapted for TV/Streaming, and its success may start the groundwork for podcast adaptations in the future. Lore lies somewhere between a nonfiction … Continue reading First Teaser for Amazon’s Adaptation of Podcast “Lore” Debuts