First Impressions: Talking Cold War II Because “She’s In Russia”

She's In Russia is a nonfiction podcast hosted by Smith Freeman and Olivia Capozzalo, two friends discussing Russian-American politics. While Freeman is based in Boorklyn, Capozzalo is based in St. Petersburg, which both helps solidify the show's credibility and also demistify day-to-day life in Russia for American audiences. Instead of being akin to story-slash-journalism shows a … Continue reading First Impressions: Talking Cold War II Because “She’s In Russia”

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First Impressions: High-Energy, Surprising Storytelling in “The Gray Area”

The Gray Area is an independent audio drama by creator Edward Champion in which each episode is a different story entirely, a la Black Mirror, but it also hops between different genres. Like American Horror Story, The Gray Area has threads connecting each episode together if the listener pays attention; unlike American Horror Story, this is clearly intended from the first … Continue reading First Impressions: High-Energy, Surprising Storytelling in “The Gray Area”

First Impressions: “Join the Party” Is the Best Crash Course in D&D and Roleplaying

Join the Party is a new Dungeons and Dragons podcast a la The Adventure Zone. The podcast currently has three main plot episodes released as well as several bonus episodes. The show centers on the adventures of Inara Harthorn, a mischievous elf rogue; Johnny B. Goodlight, a charismatic half-elf warlock; and TR8c, or "Tracey," a delightfully peppy robot barbarian. … Continue reading First Impressions: “Join the Party” Is the Best Crash Course in D&D and Roleplaying

First Impressions: The Strange Case of Starship Iris

An update, as of 8/9/17: The Strange Case of Starship Iris is currently on hiatus. The Strange Case of Starship Iris is a new fiction podcast with 5 episodes released at the time of writing this review. The show focuses on Violet Liu, who has reluctantly become part of the crew on a smuggler ship. The show lies … Continue reading First Impressions: The Strange Case of Starship Iris

Podcast First Impressions: Rabbits (Updated 6/27/17: Why I Stopped Listening)

Note: Please see the end of this review for more a follow-up on the series so far, as of 6/7/17. I have also received corrected information about the funding of the PNW Shows in the comments. TANIS does have a Patreon with over 1000 current patrons. The amount received by the Patreon is not published, but a … Continue reading Podcast First Impressions: Rabbits (Updated 6/27/17: Why I Stopped Listening)