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)"
As I’ve mentioned once or twice, a huge component in my personal, stolen “pursuit of happiness” formula is always looking forward to something. This “Looking Forward” philosophy was inspired, in part, by something I heard Bernie Sanders say on television several years ago (at least, I think it was Sanders: it may have been someone […]Read more "Looking Forward (mini-update): What Comes After Supernatural?"
It was a confluence of forces that made watching the series Outlander my destiny. There’s the Ronald D. Moore connection. Of course. It’s the world’s worst-kept secret that I am a diehard Trekkie. Ronald D. Moore was responsible for almost everything we associate with Klingon culture. For TNG, he wrote the episodes “Sins of the […]Read more "Outlander: Season 1 — a review"
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"
Gilmore Girls is another one of those shows that you might think, judging a book by its comic book cover, that I wouldn’t be inclined to watch. And, you are right. Or, at least you were for the series’ entire run. I was able to somehow not watch a single episode during its entire seven-season […]Read more "Gilmore Girls: Season 1: a 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"
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 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)"