Another month, another podcast update and updated OPML file for you: download it at https://podstand.co/profile/lwgrs.
S-Town. I’m pretty sure most people into podcasts are already aware of S-Town, but if you’re not I definitely recommend it. I don’t want to give away any details, because I feel like it needs to unfold sequentially for you to get the full effect. What I can say about it is that it plays out like a long-form article from a magazine. Almost like someone took a written 7-part article series and recorded an audio version of it.
I don’t know that I would listen to a series like this all of the time. I don’t mind that the shows I listen to aren’t really serialized, and are easy to digest. I feel like that’s one of the more appealing aspects of podcasts. However, once every now and then a series like this could stick on my radar.
I hope to read a lot more follow-up pieces on what kind of effect S-Town has on the podcasting community. I hope that we don’t see too many “copycats” – but I am very interested in seeing what Serial and This American Life do next based on this show.
Tea & Jeopardy. This was a recommendation in one of the Writing Excuses podcasts. The short description: it’s basically an author interview podcast, but occasionally the host and guest encounter “perils” that they need to overcome. It sounded like something I might like, but it’s not entirely up my alley. Giving it another shot when a new episode comes out.
None! I don’t believe I actually dropped any podcast subscriptions this month. Pretty solid month of listening!
I almost labelled this as the “Monthly Podcast Subscription Post” but thought better of it. I’d like to have this as a regular feature on the blog, but I don’t know yet if it’s going to be monthly or maybe less frequent. Either way, I think the format may change, but you’re going to see this kind of post pop up more than once!
I subscribe and listen to a lot of podcasts. Usually, I don’t have the time to listen to more than a few in a day, so I tend to be pretty picky when it comes to adding or dropping shows. I have no problem trying out new shows if I like the description or it comes recommended, but I quickly drop shows from my rotation if it doesn’t “do it” for me.
These posts won’t have much info added to them, with the exception of new subscriptions & dropped subscriptions. For those, I’ve got a brief write-up of why I added / dropped the subscription.
Why I added it: I’m skeptical of this one but the subject matter is something I’m interested in: “A daily show for everyone who works a regular job and wants to start an income – earning project on the side . In each episode , listeners will hear a different story of someone who ‘s started a side hustle – along with what went well , how that person overcame challenges , and what happened as a result . The show is written and hosted by Chris Guillebeau , the New York Times bestselling author of The $ 100 Startup , The Happiness of Pursuit , and other books.”
Why I added it: this was based on description alone. It sounds like it’s a podcast about Sound Design, something that is inherently COOL: “You may not think about the sounds you hear every day but somebody has . The voice in your phone the effects in your video games that drum machine in your favorite song There are people – and stories – behind every one of them . Join your host , Dallas Taylor , on an exploration of the stories behind the world ‘s most recognizable and interesting sounds.”
Why I added it: based on the description, I figured I’d give it a try. After all I like Shark Tank / Dragon’s Den a little: “A show where entrepreneurs pitch investors for funding Like Shark Tank , but smarter”