It has occurred to me that I have a subheading marked “podcasts” that has very few posts in it. A few years ago, I worked a lot of evening dispatch shifts at the post office, which meant—in my particular office—that I worked alone much of the time, preparing the outgoing mail for shipment to Little […]Read more "10-List: My Favorite Podcasts in 2020"
StoryWonk was the podcasting site that used to be co-run by husband-and-wife team Alastair Stephens and Lani Diane Rich. If you are already a fan of their numerous podcasts, you are aware that Stephens and Rich announced their divorce in January 2017. They tried to keep StoryWonk going for a time, but it just wasn’t […]Read more "StoryWonk Archives: a podcast review"
These days, Afterbuzz TV offers both video and audio content online, but I discovered this network in the form of audio podcasts. E! host Maria Menounos and producer Kevin Undergaro originally created the Afterbuzz TV network as a place to discuss AMC’s Breaking Bad, as an aftershow. It has since grown to cover more […]Read more "Afterbuzz TV Network: a podcast review"
I’ve never even seen Matt Mira, and I’m a fan. Okay, full disclosure: I just saw images of him on the web when I Googled his name. But, until that moment, I never saw him. Matt was born the year I graduated from high school, so he’s a little younger than I am. That’s “little” […]Read more "Star Trek: the Next Conversation (a podcast review)"
There And Back Again is the Point North Media podcast that got my mojo back for me this year. I’ve written about my affinity for lists and my enjoyment of host Alastair Stephens’ work before, both alone and in former partnerships. This breakdown of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings inspired […]Read more "There And Back Again: a podcast update"
As a card-carrying nerd (perhaps dork and geek as well, with some tendencies towards dweeb and freak), I am a fan of the Star Wars universe. Of course you are, I can imagine you saying to yourself, shaking your head slowly. I don’t deny it. I can’t deny it. The movie that, since around 1981, […]Read more "Star Wars Minute podcast (and things it has inspired)"
Let me just start by saying that I’ve never met Alastair Stephens or Lani Diane Rich. They don’t know me from Adam’s house cat if you will allow a regional colloquialism. I know them. Well, sort of. Or, not really. No, I don’t know them at all. I’ve listened to their voices for many […]Read more "The End of StoryWonk"
I read Neil Gaiman’s American Gods the year it was published. That was way back in 2001. I remember that I was living in Memphis at the time. And I was sixteen years younger. I also remember being blown away by the novel. It went on to win the Hugo, the Nebula, the Bram […]Read more "American Gods: a multimedia plan"
I stumbled across Storywonk the way I “discover” most things: while looking for something else. I have previously documented how I began listening to podcasts after I received my current iPhone. It began with Kevin Smith’s Smodcast shows before I branched out into other things. At present, most of the podcasts that I listen to […]Read more "There and Back Again (a new Tolkien adventure)"
I recently bought and read the book Presto! by Penn Jillette, about how he lost over 100 pounds. I’ve been needing to shed a few (too many) pounds for a while and have been feeling a little crappier than usual, so I was willing to embrace a new weight-loss philosophy. And, I like Penn, so […]Read more "Not a Diet (joining the congregation of Penn’s Sunday School)"