Since becoming a patron of Filmspotting on Patreon, I’ve really enjoyed getting ad-free episodes and participating in the production-related chatter. Recently they were looking for a clever title for a new segment that would be a chronological retrospective of a filmmaker’s work, in anticipation of revisiting Christopher Nolan’s work before Tenet debuts in July. (Assuming, … Continue reading Behold the Oeuvre-view
Really enjoyed the SYFY limited podcast series Through the Looking Glass: A LOST Retrospective, which celebrates 15 years since the premiere of Lost in 2004. Hosted by Tara Bennett and Maureen Ryan—two television writers who covered the show's original run—the podcast consists of six episodes that examine Lost from different perspectives, including how it revolutionized … Continue reading They went back! On a ‘Lost’ retrospective podcast
After examining my current newsletter situation, I thought it would be a good time to look at the podcasts I'm into right now. I say "right now" because since my September purging, I'm constantly looking for reasons not to follow a podcast. (For the record: I use Apple Podcasts, and I never increase the audio … Continue reading My favorite podcasts right now
One podcast that survived my recent purge is The Keepers, a series from The Kitchen Sisters and NPR. The series features: "stories of activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors and historians. Keepers of the culture and the cultures and collections they keep. Guardians of history, large and small, protectors of the free flow of information … Continue reading Go Pack Horse Librarians, Go!
"If your mind is forever filled with the voices of others, how do you know what you think about anything? Pulling attention apart is pulling a mind apart." After watching this video by CGP Grey about attention (h/t C.J. Chilvers), I deleted over half of my podcast subscriptions. I've culled the list before, but like … Continue reading They podcast me back in
A few months ago I submitted this case to Judge John Hodgman, one of my favorite podcasts: I seek an injunction against my wife, Jenny. When I am cooking any kind of meat, I use a plastic spatula throughout the cooking process. Jenny insists on rinsing the spatula after the meat is no longer raw, … Continue reading My case featured on Judge John Hodgman!
"In that motorcab was my serenity." Another great Chicago story from WBEZ's Curious City: what it's like to operate the L trains.
About a year ago I got into the habit of listening to new episodes of the 99% Invisible podcast on Tuesday nights, on my way home from my late night at work. Most episodes are about the length of my drive home. Cruising through dark and empty streets, weary from the day, I revel in the soft … Continue reading What’s your accidental ritual?
Yesterday I managed to mainline all seven episodes of S-Town, the new podcast from This American Life and Serial that were released all at once. It's a fascinating blend of those two shows: at once an extended version of a TAL episode, complete with idiosyncratic characters and a vivid setting, and a Serial-esque mystery, with room to explore the unexpected … Continue reading Down with S-Town
Here at the end of all things 2016, let's look back on the resolutions I made last year at this time, shall we? Podcast less. I started the year with 21 podcasts in my feed, and currently have... 32. In my defense, I was much quicker to delete episodes this year, many of the podcasts publish infrequently, … Continue reading ’16 Going On ’17