First Impressions: “Station to Station” A New and Unsettling Audio Drama Favorite

Station to Station is the newest seralized audio drama from Procyon, the network behind The Strange Case of Starship Iris and Under Pressure. Station to Station is a highly atmospheric podcast verging on the horror drama, but the show has decided for slow-burn suspense over up-front grisly details. From the Procyon website, here is Station to Station's description: When Dr Miranda Quan … Continue reading First Impressions: “Station to Station” A New and Unsettling Audio Drama Favorite

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First Impressions: “What’s the Frequency” Sets New Bar for Early Audio Drama Episodes

What's the Frequency is a new "psychedelic noir audio drama" by Greater Boston veteran, creator James Oliva. The show follows a large cast of characters in a fictionalized 1940s L.A. where the only radio broadcast still running is a serial written by a man who's recently gone missing. Taken from the show's website, here is a summary … Continue reading First Impressions: “What’s the Frequency” Sets New Bar for Early Audio Drama Episodes

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”

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

Update: When this review was written, I was unaware of who Ed Champion was, and was not aware of his history or allegations made against him. The show has, as of 10/30/17, concluded. The Gray Area is an independent audio drama by creator Edward Champion in which each episode is a different story entirely, a … 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)