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What I Listened to Last Week: August 7th, 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 7th, 2016.

Fugitive Waves with The Kitchen Sisters: 50 – An Unexpected Kitchen: The George Foreman Grill

Meeting Nikki Silva a year ago at Podcast Movement was one of the highlights of my life. The Kitchen Sisters are not only radio and podcast pioneers, they're beautiful artists who live their art as much as produce it. That last part sort of describes George Foreman too. This episode focuses on his (in)famous grill. Subscribe in iTunes here.

 

Raw & Real with CJ and Ray: Ra-mona

My good friend, Ramona Rice visited with CJ about the loss of her husband, her new job(s) and the story behind her latest podcast. Great listen. Subscribe in iTunes here.

Polygon's Quality Control: Batman: The Telltale Series

Great videogame critique series. This episode focuses on the latest game from Telltale, the storytelling creators famous for their Walking Dead games. Subscribe in iTunes here.

Plumbing the Death Star: What Did We Think of Suicide Squad?

You know my love of Australian podcasts by now. These folks help me stay current with pop culture while avoiding sooooo many terrible movies. Thus one is one I was really looking forward to but the reviews turned me off it. Now that I've listened to this, I don't have to see it until I can suffer in peace at home. Subscribe in iTunes here.

The Messengers A Podcast Documentary: The Idea - The Movie - The Crew

Some wonderful podcasters are behind this project. And while I haven't been that clued in thus far, thanks to this show, I'm catching up quickly! Subscribe in iTunes here.

What I Listened To Last Week: July 31st, 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 July 31st, 2016.

Alice Isn't Dead: 1: Omelet

As requested by one of our Patreon supporters, I finally started listening to the new jam from the Welcome to Nightvale crew. Our review will be out in August, so why don't you check it out too, and we'll compare notes later! Subscribe in iTunes here.

Fat Man on Batman: 134: BvS Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition

Make mine Marvel. There, I said it. I LOVE the Marvel studios films, and admit to having been disappointed in Man of Steel. So much so that I stayed out of this one in the theatre altogether. On home video, finally got a chance to see the "Ultimate Edition" so now I can hear the Fatmen take it apart (or tell me why it's awesome). Subscribe in iTunes here.

Keepin' it 1600: 21: DNC Midweek Check-in With Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer

So far, this is my favorite thing that's come out of The Ringer, Bill Simmons new podcast/blog empire. I enjoy the HBO show and it's a work in progress. This political podcast with two former Obama staffers is a great inside look for political junkies. This episode discusses the first day of the DNC. Subscribe in iTunes here.

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast: 726 - Chuck Klosterman

I love Marc, but don't listen to every episode. This one was a must. Chuck Klosterman is one of my favorite authors. This is a great conversation too. Subscribe in iTunes.

ReLaunch - 500 Relationship Success after Divorce - Joel Sharpton

Not only does the host of this show have a great name, he's a great guy to boot. I met Joel Boggess at this year's Podcast Movement in Chicago. He and I both spoke at PMx. Turns out, we have a lot in common. We also had a great chat for what turned out to be his 500th episode. Hear me talk about my remarriage and relaunch as an audiobook narrator. Subscribe in iTunes here.

What I Listened to Last Week: Week ending July 17, 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 July 17th, 2016.

 

The Weekly Planet: 143 Dumb Movie Futures That Are Wrong

I love Australian podcasters and I love Sci fi futures. This is one of the more perfect episodes of one of the more perfect podcasts in existence. Subscribe in iTunes here.

What's This Tao All About?: Show 10 – The Three Treasures and Chapter 17

Since college when I first read the Tao Te Ching and (more on my level) the Tao Te Pooh, I've considered myself at least a bit of a Taoist.

It may not be for everyone and I know many of my fellow Christians would look ascance at me claiming both, but the Tao is just an ethos for living, and one that for me aligns directly with what I understand of Jesus.

This is the first podcast I've found that captures the calm but inquisitive feeling I get from the Tao. If that sounds like your kind of thing, dig in. Subscribe in iTunes here.

Clockwise: 145: I’ve Always Wanted to Have a French Accent

A great show for people who like tech news but not hours and hours of it. 30 minutes or less, 4 topics, 4 hosts, very well done. And in this episode they talk about Pokémon Go! Subscribe in iTunes here.

The Feed - Post PM16

This one isn't for everyone but if you are a Podcaster whether or not you host with Libsyn this is a "need to listen to" podcast. This week in particular was interesting as I just saw Rob and Elsie at Podcast Movement, and they discuss their experiences at the conference. Subscribe in iTunes.

I am  Salt Lake: #214 - 100 Things to Do in Salt Lake Before You Die

When Kelly and I took our recent cross country road trip, we originally planned to go to Salt Lake City. I searched for a local Podcast to listen to in preparation and this was it. We actually didn't go that way but the show was interesting nonetheless.

I missed meeting the couple behind the show at Podcast Movement, but I've "met" them both online since. Good show about the interesting things people and places in SLC. Subscribe in iTunes here.

What I Listened to Last Week: Week ending June 26th, 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 June 26th, 2016.

 

Robot or Not?: 51: Lego Simulated Worm Toy

I love this show so much. Jason Snell and John Siracusa cohost this ongoing exploration of the true nature of robotics. My eldest child just went through Lego Robotics camp and this episode blew his mind. Subscribe in iTunes here.

Fat Man on Batman: 131: Getting Punished with Lexi Alexander

Kevin Smith normally anchors this podcast focusing on Batman and the wider comics world, but he's on vacation this episode as cohost Marc Bernardin chats with Lexi Alexander, the director of Punisher: War Zone about her history in film and with Frank Castle directly. Subscribe in iTunes here.

MBMBaM 308: Burgertrees

The MacElroy brothers (Justin, Travis and Griffin) make me laugh every week. They answer emails from listeners and Yahoo Answers questions too, applying their own hilarious "homespun" advice. This episode was especially chuckleworthy. Subscribe in iTunes here

 

Imaginary Worlds Beware of CyberCity

In my continued binge of this great show, I came across this one. About what's really at stake in the and who is fighting it in secret for us. Subscribe in iTunes here

 

Lore 37: Passing Notes

Aaron Mahnke is such a good Podcaster, they're gonna make him a tv star. This episode is all about crossing over for contact with the other side. Subscribe in iTunes here.

What I Listened to Last Week: June 20th, 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 June 18th, 2016. 

Reconcilable Differences: 28: Getting to Know a Broken Person

John Siracusa and Merlin Mann "figure each other out" one podcast episode at a time. This week they discussed "repping stuff" and whether we do that for ourselves or each other. Subscribe in iTunes here. 

 

The Talk Show With John Gruber: Ep. 158: Live From WWDC 2016, With Guests Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi

John Gruber hosts Craig Federighi and Phil Schiller as they discuss Apple's World Wide Developer Conference and the announcements of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and more. Subscribe in iTunes here.

 

Trends Like These: Tony’s, Sex Study, E3, Orlando Reactions

Tracis Macelroy and Brent Black host a weekly chat about everything that's "trending" on the internet. This week they discuss the Tony's and reactions to the Orlando Mass Shooting. I read a lot of news every week, and I generally DON'T want to hear about the headlines too. These guys do a great job of informing and entertaining, while they work out their own feelings about things on the air. Subscribe in iTunes here.

 

Invisibilia: The New Norm

Invisiblia is back! Season One was one of my favorite NPR productions. Now in episode one of season two, Alix Spiegel and new cohost Hannah Rosen discuss social norms. I'm so glad this show is back! Subscribe in iTunes here.

 

Imaginary Worlds: Inside the Snow Globe

Eric Molinsky hosts this biweekly podcast about stories and storytelling. In this episode he talks to Tom Fontana about Tommy Westphall and the biggest "shared universe" in pop culture. This episode is from January but I just discovered the show and it's my new favorite. Subscribe in iTunes here.