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

This Week in Podcasts: 7/9/17 – 7/15/17

This Week in Podcasts 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 me recommendations–as well as any feedback or … Continue reading This Week in Podcasts: 7/9/17 – 7/15/17

This Week in Podcasts: 7/2/17 – 7/8/17

This Week in Podcasts 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 me recommendations–as well as any feedback or … Continue reading This Week in Podcasts: 7/2/17 – 7/8/17

Podcasts to Remind You That Resistance is Patriotic

Happy Fourth of July! On this Independence Day, while we we eat hot dogs and tote around flags, let us not forget that resistance is patriotism, and that there is plenty to resist against right now. Here are my favorite podcasts that serve as reminders of why resistance is, now and always, imperative. 1. Code Switch … Continue reading Podcasts to Remind You That Resistance is Patriotic

This Week in Podcasts: 6/25/17 – 7/1/17

This Week in Podcasts 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 me recommendations–as well as any feedback or … Continue reading This Week in Podcasts: 6/25/17 – 7/1/17

This Week in Podcasts: 6/18/17 – 6/24/17

This Week in Podcasts 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 me recommendations–as well as any feedback or … Continue reading This Week in Podcasts: 6/18/17 – 6/24/17

Wil’s Rating System for Podcasts

As my "This Week In Podcasts" posts move into a rating system, I feel like a rubric would be handy so that listeners and creators alike can get a better grasp on why I rate episodes the way I do. My ratings are on a standard A+ to F scale. Any podcast that gets an … Continue reading Wil’s Rating System for Podcasts

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

Changes Coming to “This Week in Podcasts” (Updated 7/12/17)

This Week in Podcasts a weekly* roundup of mini-reviews of all of the podcasts I’ve listened to in a week. *Except, as you might have noticed, it hasn't really been weekly at all lately. The posting schedule has gotten more and more malleable in a way that I think makes it less and less helpful. … Continue reading Changes Coming to “This Week in Podcasts” (Updated 7/12/17)

Episode Review: Welcome to Night Vale’s Live Show, “Ghost Stories”

If you read this blog often, you probably know that I have a complicated relationship with Welcome to Night Vale. While the first year of audio (ending in "One Year Later") is borderline perfect, the show has dipped in quality more than once over the years, leading to recent episodes that have left me unimpressed and … Continue reading Episode Review: Welcome to Night Vale’s Live Show, “Ghost Stories”