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November 21, 2014

My current podcast list

Here's all the stuff I'm currently subscribed to (will mark stuff as "inactive" or "infrequent" as appropriate):

Games podcasts:


  • Designer Notes: Soren Johnson interviewing other designers, updates apparently monthly
  • Game Church: Discussions with game developers about belief (and maybe my favorite new podcast; note, I'm on it this week)
  • Giant Bomb Interview Dumptruck: Patrick Klepek records the interviews he does as the basis of articles for Giant Bomb, no set frequency (maybe one every other week)
  • Infinite Ammo: Host Alec Holowka interviews other indies, sporadic, tends to happen monthly for a while and then die down
  • Play Date: Davey Wreden and Shay Pierce play old games... hasn't updated in quite a while, may be dead
  • Sit Up and Shut Down: Monthly, SU & SD folks, enjoyable, board games
  • Talking Devs: GamaSutra started this, did three eps and nothing recently, possibly dead on arrival
  • Tone Control: Subscribed but is done in seasons, no idea when host Steve Gaynor will interview more designers for season two
  • A Life Well Wasted: probably ought to give up on this one, probably never coming back
  • Brainy Gamer: have put last because it's on hiatus -- Michael and I have talked about bringing it back, but recent cultural events have really kind of bothered me about this

Non-games podcasts:


  • 99 Percent Invisible: General design podcast with Roman Mars
  • Bullseye: General culture podcast with Jesse Thorn
  • Dinner Party Download: Culture and food podcast, weekly
  • Filmspotting and Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit: Film podcasts about new releases and streaming stuff, updated weekly and bi-weekly, respectively
  • Judge John Hodgman: Weekly silly internet cases, often quite funny but with heart
  • Selected Shorts: Actors read short fiction for audiences, updates weekly -- good stuff, usually a couple stories per episode
  • Serial: Spin-off of This American Life, revisiting a murder case in Baltimore MD (or as The Wire had it, Body-more, Murdaland)
  • Slate's Culture Gabfest: Cultural discussions on weekly topics with Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf
  • The Truth: Short radio dramas, weekly when in-season
  • This American Life: If you haven't heard of it, can't help ya :)
  • Welcome to Night Vale: Weird. Look it up if you've not heard of it. Tend to binge-listen on long drives.
  • What Are You Reading: Matt Debenham interviews authors about what they're reading, and what they read as kids that they remember

Posted by Brett Douville at November 21, 2014 10:21 AM

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