Every YouTuber and their communist lesbian mother has talked about Bo Burnham’s quarantine “comedy” special Inside by this point. Not a damn one I’ve found so far has talked about one of the most obvious pieces of visual symbolism that feels specifically targeted at content creators, so here’s a blog about that.Continue reading “The Abyss Stares Back – Inside Bo Burnham’s Camera”
The death of The Pod Report.
No, this is isn’t a tell-all YouTube drama video about myself, although that’d be pretty wild.
A quick glance up above will show the domain of this particular blog has changed. While partially motivated by the fact I’m no longer attending Podcast Movement 2021 and am in the mood to make impulse purchases to quell the sadness, there’s a method to this madness.Continue reading “The death of The Pod Report.”
Romcoms, Nashville, and Donuts. An Interview with Faith McQuinn
This November I have but one mission: convince podcast audiences to adopt Margaritas & Donuts as a yearly Thanksgiving tradition. If millions of people can cajole Die Hard into being considered a Christmas movie, this excellent romcom miniseries with a heartfelt finale set during a family Thanksgiving dinner deserves to be a Thanksgiving re-listen.
In pursuit of this goal I sat down with show creator Faith McQuinn to pick her brain about her first venture into romantic comedy, making a show set in Nashville that isn’t about Nashville, subverting romcom biases towards young characters, and boozy donuts.Continue reading “Romcoms, Nashville, and Donuts. An Interview with Faith McQuinn”
The Pod Report Weekly – 8/21/20
Audio version tomorrow! My fiance is off work and, to be real for a second: I get stage fright recording around her so… IOU podcast version. This week is once again recommendation-less as I got a very cool email last week that set me up for a paid review gig, but a side effect of that is I’ve only listened to [Redacted] and comfort shows. Hence the episode spotlight below.Continue reading “The Pod Report Weekly – 8/21/20”
The Pod Report Weekly – 8/21/20
Oops, All Announcements! There’s a lot of news ground to cover over the past two weeks so we’re going to burn through them all in pseudo-newsletter format. Get your learnin’ hats on.Continue reading “The Pod Report Weekly – 8/21/20”
Wendy’s made a thing they’re calling a podcast.
On August 12th, 2020 the podcast Sir, This is a Wendy’s Podcast launched with a nearly two-minutes first episode offering a promo code for a free* 4 for $4 meal. The show is hosted on Anchor and seems to be headed by someone aware enough of the podcasting world to submit on both Spotify and RadioPublic.Continue reading “Wendy’s made a thing they’re calling a podcast.”
The Pod Report Weekly – 8/8/20
Odd installment this week: I’ll make the podcast version in a few days but we’re going purely text today as I need to play some video games and go to bed before work. Yes, I have my priorities straight.Continue reading “The Pod Report Weekly – 8/8/20”
The Pod Report Weekly – 7/31/20
The below text is a highly-edited-for-readability version of the podcast episode.Continue reading “The Pod Report Weekly – 7/31/20”
The Pod Report Weekly – 7/24/20
The below text is a highly-edited-for-readability version of the podcast episode. For a more direct transcript of the audio, see this Google Drive folder for the downloadable document.
My solo podcast-discussion-podcast Stuff I’ve Listened To is no more. Well, in name, at least. I’ve enjoyed making SILT all these weeks but the name sucked both as an intitialism and a thing someone has to type into a search bar.Continue reading “The Pod Report Weekly – 7/24/20”
Chill YouTube for When You Just Need a Bit of a Break
Yes, this isn’t podcast-related, but I argue always-online podcasters/freelancers/content creators in particular are probably in need of some good things to distract from the world outside. There’s many phenomenal lists written by phenomenal people showcasing hopepunk, comedy, and general escapist podcasts, this list covers things that do that for me when my brain isn’t in the mood for audio alone.Continue reading “Chill YouTube for When You Just Need a Bit of a Break”