What is a podcast? According to the Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary, a podcast is “a program (as of music or talk) made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet.” The word “podcast” itself is a portmanteau of the words “iPod” and “broadcast.” According to Merriam-Webster, once again, a portmanteau is “a word or […]Read more "Invasion of the Pod People: my personal history with podcasts (plus, a few 2021 recommendations)"
Another ten-episode offering from Netflix. It’s bittersweet, since the series has been cancelled. Originally, the series was supposed to end at Season 4, but the pandemic screwed up all sorts of timetables and schedules, and, if what I’ve read today is true, the fourth season was eighty-sixed entirely. I’m secretly hoping this is another Internet […]Read more "GLOW: Season 3 — a review"
If you liked the first season of the Netflix original, GLOW, I guarantee you’ll like this season, too. Maybe that’s not a ringing, over-the-top endorsement, or maybe it sounds a little glib or sarcastic. If you think either of these things, then I may not be communicating my point clearly enough. The first season of […]Read more "GLOW: Season 2 — a review"
My maternal grandparents were wrestling fans. This means wrestling was playing on their television whenever I visited them, and since we lived in the same smallish town, that was often. They swore that wrestling wasn’t fake. Even when the WWE (or maybe it was still the WWF in those days) had to admit that what […]Read more "GLOW: Season 1 — a review"