You can see the original post back in February – but the updated list is available to download in XML format at http://www.noformatblog.ca/podcasts_opml.xml.
Since my last post, I decided to cull some podcasts from my subscription list. I will come back to those in a bit. I wanted first to talk about the new shows that I added.
Side Hustle School: I added this show because I’m interested in the concept of the “side hustle”, colloquially known as beermoney in some online circles. But I was skeptical of this, thinking that it might be a mass-produced, spammy podcast that I wouldn’t end up liking. I definitely recommend this show, because it’s short (most episodes are 10 minutes or less) and gives a brief overview of what some people are doing to earn income on the side of their regular job. I might prefer more information in a weekly format, but in its daily form, it’s not bad. The great thing about this show is that the stories presented are all pretty interesting and often unique. One thing I like about short podcasts is that I can throw one of these in between longer shows.
Twenty Thousand Hertz: I was impressed with this show. I listened to the “Cars” episode – in the car, fittingly. I learned some new things about the sound design of cars, and I thought it was really well-produced. I’ve only heard one more episode (it was about talking dolls) – looks like it is possibly a bi-weekly show. I may need to download back episodes to get a better feel.
The Pitch: Pretty much what I thought it would be – Shark Tank in audio form. What I liked about the most recent episode I heard was that the show interviewed the people making their pitch after the fact. I like it, but it definitely doesn’t update often. Still waiting for a new episode. This may fall off the list.
Steele Wars: If you get a chance, listen to the episode where Steele convinces a friend who’s never seen a single Star Wars movie to watch Rogue One. It’s a good example of what I like so far of this podcast. One problem: Steele releases a lot of episodes, and they’re all lengthy. I’m not 100% sure I’m going to stay subscribed, mainly for a ‘no time in the day’ reason.
The Adam Sandcast: I think what Tyler (of Cynical Cartoons) is doing is a unique angle. If you’re not familiar, the Adam Sandcast used to cover only Adam Sandler movies. Now he’s doing standalone episodes of “fake” podcasts, if that makes sense; last week it was Kevin James (“Kevin Can Pod”) and this week it’s Jim Carrey (“Jim PodCarrey”). He’s trying something different and it’s worth a listen if you like Cynical Cartoons.
Storm of Spoilers. I just found these episodes to be too long, and I was skipping too many of them. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not due to poor quality. I just found that I wasn’t keeping up with them. And with Game of Thrones coming back soon, and not being able to watch the episodes right away, I only really want one GoT podcast piling up for me – that would be A Cast of Kings.
That’s it! No other dropped shows this month. Will that change? Stay tuned at the end of April…
Coming up next week on the blog: my first look and Android 7 – Nougat.