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

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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

This Week in Podcasts: 1/14/18 – 1/20/18

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: 1/14/18 – 1/20/18

10 Things I Wish Every Podcast Would Do

Podcast Problems is still a fairly new site, but I've reviewed quite a few podcasts. If you haven't read my review guidelines--which would probably be irrelevant to most of you--you might not know that the podcast reviews I've written are only for the shows I've wanted to review. I don't typically write bad reviews for shows … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish Every Podcast Would Do

“Love and Luck”: An Audio Drama Beacon of Queer Hope

Love and Luck is an Australia-based, ongoing, short-form audio drama about two queer men in a relationship who, largely over voicemail, slowly realize they have magical abilities: Australia's First LGBT Audio Drama Podcast! Love and Luck is a fictional radio play podcast, told via voicemails and set in present day Melbourne, Australia.  A slice of … Continue reading “Love and Luck”: An Audio Drama Beacon of Queer Hope

“Solutions to Problems” Podcast a Witty, Timely, Sci-Fi “Dear Abby”

Solutions to Problems is a science fiction audio drama framed like an advice radio show that takes place in future space: Solutions to Problems is a Dear Abby style podcast for the problems happening in YOUR little corner of the universe. Ever wish you knew what to do about your annoying human coworkers? Is your … Continue reading “Solutions to Problems” Podcast a Witty, Timely, Sci-Fi “Dear Abby”

This Week in Podcasts: 1/7/18 – 1/13/18

This Week in Podcasts is back! 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! Feel free to give … Continue reading This Week in Podcasts: 1/7/18 – 1/13/18

“What’s the Frequency”‘s Patreon-Only Audio: More Hilarious, More Terrifying, More Endearing

In case you're new to Podcast Problems, I love What's the Frequency. The audio drama is a beautiful, surreal dive in to horror and noir. It's a strange, lush, confusing, intriguing piece of absolute ear candy with the perfect balance of jokes and slow, creeping dread. It has some of the best writing and acting I've … Continue reading “What’s the Frequency”‘s Patreon-Only Audio: More Hilarious, More Terrifying, More Endearing

First Impressions: “Unmapped” an Energetic, Intimate Podcast for Traveling Vicariously

Unmapped is a new nonfiction podcast from Uncover documenting the host's travels: In “Unmapped,” millennial travel blogger Angelina Zeppieri takes you along on her adventures, revealing hidden gems along the way. Get inside Angelina’s head as she narrates her honest thoughts and experiences throughout her global journeys. Unmapped feels somewhere between the Samantha Brown Travel … Continue reading First Impressions: “Unmapped” an Energetic, Intimate Podcast for Traveling Vicariously

“Yesterday’s Chip Paper” is Wikipedia’s Stranger, More Charming Podcast Sibling

Yesterday's Chip Paper is a nonfiction podcast in which hosts Violet and Jim look through old newspapers to find the strangest, most interesting stories they can: Fortnightly(ish) podcast delving into incredible, macabre and bizarre stories from historic newspapers. Violet and Jim are two amateur researchers based on opposite sides of the Atlantic, Violet in London … Continue reading “Yesterday’s Chip Paper” is Wikipedia’s Stranger, More Charming Podcast Sibling