What I Listened to Last Week: Week ending August 21st, 2016.

A new blog series, highlighting 5 great podcast episodes that I listened to last week. Hat tip for the idea to Chad Brooks of The Productive Pastor.

I use Overcast links which will allow you to play the episode in any good browser and have iTunes subscription links below each highlighted episode.

Week ending August 21st, 2016.

Free Agents: Free Agents 2: Booked Up With Myself

Maybe my new favorite show. From Relay.fm and featuring two gentlemen who took their writing and podcasting independent a couple years ago. Very helpful since I am (as the show says in the opening) an independent worker in the digital age myself. Subscribe in iTunes here.

The Incomparable - Star Wars: The Incomparable 313: The Ziggurats of Yavin IV

The Incomparable is another product of Jason Snell's (featured in the Free Agents podcast mentioned above) but this episode doesn't feature him (or the Star Wars aficionado, John Siracusa, either. It does, however, feature a lively band of international rebels brought together to discuss ad nauseum the latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This movie literally can't get here fast enough for me. It IS my Christmas present! If you're like me, The Incomparable may be too much to listen to every week, but it's a great show to drop in and out of as the topics intrigue you. This one was right up my alley. Subscribe in iTunes here

Always Listening: Podcast Reviews: Always Listening to Being Honest with My Ex (Patreon Review Special)

Shameless self promotion here! This week we released our first Patreon-backed episode of Always Listening. It's a new experiment for us, if you join our Patreon campaign at the $27 level or above, you get to "name a review" including your own show. That's exactly what Peter C. Hayward did here with Being Honest with My Ex. I've already gotten great feedback on it, so I know our listeners are enjoying it, but I'd love to know what you think about this experiment too. Subscribe in iTunes here.

 Science Vs - New Season: Guns

This is Gimlet media's newest show, and while I'm a couple of weeks behind on it, it's well worth their name brand being attached. This is an imported show (even closer to its original form than Reply All and TLDR), and you can see why they wanted to grab it and it's host. This episode (and it's part two sister) in particular is amazing no matter what side of the guns debate you come down on. Subscribe in iTunes here.

Podcast Fiend: PF-17: Alternative Ways to Make Money Podcasting with Joel Sharpton

Jeff Perry is (as the title suggests) a Podcast Fiend. This week, he featured a certain lovable podcaster/audiobook narrator/blogger/father of four on his podcast, and I'd be remiss if I didn't let you fine folks know about it. Since it's so rare that I get to be on a podcast I don't actually edit myself, I really love to listen to the interviews I do and how the conversation actually flowed. This one was a lot of fun, and features inside baseball talk about my podcasting history as well as some chat about how I got into audiobooks. Subscribe in iTunes here.