Here’s your podcast update for June! There’s actually a lot going on for what is usually considered an “off-season” for entertainment. If you want, you can see my subscription list at https://podstand.co/profile/lwgrs
I don’t recall dropping any subscriptions. Good news!
This list is somewhat long! That’s really cool.
- The Pitch is back! Three new episodes came out, and while I was disappointed with the unannounced break I’m pretty happy there are new shows to evaluate. Season 3 started June 14th and is now part of Gimlet.
- Grant Lawrence is back on CBC Radio 3! Which is now “Canada Sounds”, which I need to listen more for a proper evaluation. I guess they got tired of doing the usual show of just playing cool music with the occasional feature. Now it sounds like something tied even more strongly into Canada. Episodes are short, it seems!
- Radio Free Burrito – Wil Wheaton is trying to keep to a weekly schedule. So far so good. I’ve always liked this show, and it’s pretty much an audio version of his blog. A show I usually listen to first as soon as it comes out.
- Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder – season 2 seems to be looking at the Daniel Morgan murder from a slightly different perspective, assuming that the listener is familiar with the story. Leans heavily on the host’s new book.
- Overthinking It Podcast episode 464: E.T.: I Learned it from You, Alien Dad!
- Why this episode? Because for a long time I’ve been meaning to re-watch E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. I keep seeing it on Netflix and I don’t think I’ve watched it in 20+ years. This episode is a deep dive on what’s going on with the movie E.T. (as opposed to covering the apparently terrible Alien Covenant), and was really fun to listen to. They touched on so many aspects that I’d never noticed before so I had to watch it.
- Pair this listening with a viewing of E.T. You won’t regret it!
Just one – Back to the Futurama. For the longest time, Futurama Pedia was the only Futurama podcast around but that’s changed! Back to the Futurama is going through all of the Futurama episodes in order, from what I can tell. I haven’t listened through everything, and still need to finish listening to their Space Pilot 3000 episode. But it’s pretty good!
Got any podcasts you’d like to recommend?
Another month, another update! As always, you can download my list of subscriptions by clicking on https://podstand.co/profile/lwgrs.
Just one show, and I hate to do it this time because it’s not because of quality. It’s quite simply because of quantity. I had to drop Steele Wars because there were just too many episodes over an hour in length, all at 1+ hours (I think the most recent one was 118 minutes). It’s too much podcast for me; but if you like Australian comedians and Star Wars, you should stick with it.
These aren’t new subscriptions for me, but rather some specific highlights of my listening in the last month.
S Town Companion – Alec Baldwin’s fantastic interview podcast, Here’s The Thing, recently had Brian Reed (writer of S Town) on the show to talk about his experience putting the story together. Worth a listen if you enjoyed S Town. Spoiler alert – do NOT listen to this until you’ve had a chance to listen to S Town. The first part of the podcast is OK to listen to, but there’s a brief pause to let you catch up before they talk freely about it.
Anthology – Host Matt Hurt is back covering season 2 of The Twilight Zone. Every other episode is a bonus episode where he reviews Dimension 404 – a show I’m interested in hearing about but probably won’t watch (too much TV available!). One episode I enjoyed in particular was his panel about hosting a solo podcast; not directly related to his source material, but was interesting to hear his perspective on podcasting. You can find that episode here: https://anthologypod.com/2017/04/20/specialep1/
This is a weird category, but this is my so-called “to do” list for podcast listening. I listen to a lot of podcasts so I just haven’t gotten around to it, but this suggestion came from my brother on Twitter.
WTF with Marc Maron Episode 768 – Billy West I’m a big Futurama fan, and Billy West is a huge part of that show. He also has his hand in almost every possible voice over venture in existence. I will get to it eventually!
Got any suggestions of your own? Let me know!
In this episode we watch the (as of yet) series finale "Meanwhile", and also cook up some Slurm! Plus we talk about the upcoming Futurama mobile game (which since recording is now available for pre-registration on Google Play!), and other fun stuff. The Slurm video is coming soon - listen for a brief clip at the end of the show!
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Some links we mentioned:
- A Trip to the Moon
- Fan-O-Rama - Futurama fan film
|Steve's Version of Beck's The Information|
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- Channeling the Future - Essays on Science Fiction and Fantasy Television
- The Nasal Ranger
- A Coy Decoy (Cartoon)
- Beck's songs as featured in "Bendin' In The Wind", Bender's broken robot song
|The Face of Mars?|
A Tribe Called Red - Braves (Remix) (via Soundcloud)
Videos we mentioned:
Futurama in a Minute (via YouTube)
Crying Indian PSA - Keep America Beautiful (via YouTube)
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Music Featured in Today's Episode:
Ylvis - The Fox
Yello - Oh Yeah
On a serious technical note, due to a problem on iTunes' side, the podcast does not download properly in iTunes. You can download it just fine with any iDevice (iPod, iPad, iPhone), or you can stream it on the great podcast service Stitcher. OR you can just download it directly from Archive.org.
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Music in the podcast:
William Shatner's interpretation of Slim Shady from "Where No Fan Has Gone Before"
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