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Podcast Recommendations

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
I feel like I can comfortably call Hey Riddle Riddle one of my absolute favourite podcasts now; one of the ones I’m genuinely excited to see update every week. It also may very well have my favourite theme song of any podcast.

Also, the current season of Nightvale has completely restored my enthusiasm for the show by focusing on the comedy aspect of their weird horror comedy town. You could always get an accurate telling on how much I liked an episode based on how spooky or dramatic it doesn’t try to be.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
Marvel by the Month is a historical look at literally everything Marvel published on a month by month basis starting with Fantastic Four #1, and how it all connects to what they’d later do, and what was happening in the news at the time. Each season also has an extra long recap episode so you don’t have to listen to every single episode. Which is very helpful for the first season, since the audio quality on the first few episodes is rough. And it’s hard to stretch out discussion about Miracle Man or Thor’s weirdly Jingoistic hatred of commies to a full length episode, y’know?
 

Falselogic

Techno-Threadcromancer
(they/them)
OMG everyone should be listening to You're Wrong About hosted by journalists Sarah Marshall and Michael Hobbes. Every episode they reconsider something from our past that has been mostly, if not completely, misunderstood by society.
 

zonetrope

(he/him)
The hosts of that show are so great, but I can't listen to too much of it in a short time period because their choice of subject matter is so consistently pitch dark, and it really bums me out. And this is from someone who listens to like seven climate change podcasts.
 

Falselogic

Techno-Threadcromancer
(they/them)
Their topics are dark, but what I find comforting, is that often the world is not as dark as it seems. So many of the things they cover they debunk and it turns out the world is not the dark place with evil just waiting to pounce on you that we think it is.

This is not to ignore the dark that IS in this world. Just that it isn't always as dark as it seems.
 
OTOH I liked their episode on sex offenders from which one takeaway was that things are bad and very unlikely to change. But at least the hosts had a thoughtful perspective...? I have not tried to binge this series.
 

zonetrope

(he/him)
Yeah, I think I tried to listen to the whole thing in a row, and it's just a little too intense for that approach. I do plan to check out their Electoral College episode with Jamelle Bouie, eventually. And I want to double down on how great Michael and Sarah are as hosts. They are such fucking curious people, and it's both admirable and infectious.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
I felt like it had to be; it seemed a bit too constructed to be improv.

Started listening to 20 Sided Stories, only two of the shows seasons are available through Apple (plus the current one) but they’re the two I was hoping to listen to, so it’s okay. Each season is a Bespoke home-brewed tabletop game with a relatively short campaign based on an existing property. The ones out presently are based on Pokémon and the MCU.

Ive listened to the first couple of Pokémon episodes and I’m really l8king it so far.
I was coming here to recommend this but it seems that I already did. Good for me!

I’m fully caught up on the show now, except for the most recent episode and it’s absolutely a keeper. Though the season I was most excited for (the MCU one) wound up being my least favourite. Not through any particular failing, I just had a hard time following the story and telling the characters apart.

Season 5, however, is all hour-long one-shot stories and that is definitely the best way to introduce someone to the show. Cant heap enough praise on the Pokémon season, though, even if the story drastically shifts gears near the end
 
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