Podcast 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… Read More Podcast Review: Welcome to Night Vale’s Live Show, “Ghost Stories”

5 Podcasts to Help You Cope with the Horrific Garbage Tornado of Today

I think we can all agree that 2017 is a horrifying roller-coaster ride that will land us all directly into a fully-realized version of the Springfield Tire Fire, but all of the fun-making adrenaline of a roller-coaster has been replaced with crippling anxiety and depression. Also, the cost of admission is more than an annual pass… Read More 5 Podcasts to Help You Cope with the Horrific Garbage Tornado of Today

The Magic of Audio Editing: Making Penn Jillette Seem Bearable

On April 6th, my husband and I went to go see one of our favorite shows, NPR’s Ask Me Another. The show is a trivia and word puzzle game, a fun and silly departure from NPR’s usual news–much more Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! than All Things Considered. The event was a rare date night for… Read More The Magic of Audio Editing: Making Penn Jillette Seem Bearable