Is That a Podcast I Hear…? (Maybe)

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Yes! I am here with another some-cool-media-I-have-been-enjoying-lately post. What can I say; I’ve been finding some very cool things recently! Today I’m talking about podcasts. It’s taken me a while to get into the podcast format; I tried Welcome to Night Vale and I feel like I am the only person ever who didn’t enjoy it.  I started listening to Serial this time last year, and I’ve also listened to a podfics, but FINALLY I HAVE SEVERAL REGULAR THINGS I LISTEN TO. Even if now I feel like I’m trying to switch between a bunch of different stories at the same time haha. (My iPod Nano from when I was 7 has suddenly become SUPER USEFUL. I love it.)

Witch, Please (listen here) In which two lady scholars discuss the Harry Potter world. OH MY GOD, I LOVE THIS. Every episode is a joy to listen to. As someone who doesn’t especially like literature analysis as school, this actually gets me interested in reading things critically! I feel like I’ve learnt a lot from it, and it also makes me laugh. The hosts Hannah and Marcelle are SUPER RAD. Just in general Witch, Please is completely wonderful and I would wholeheartedly recommend if you have an interest in Harry Potter. Or if you just like listening to cool people. (Also *whispers* Hannah might be coming to London and I WANNA BE ABLE TO GO TO A MEETUP AAH)

The Strange Case of Starship Iris (listen here) This is the only podcast that I’m actually ‘up to date’ on, so to speak — I sort of like not having a large backlog to listen to, even if it means I have to wait for updates. This, too, is QUEER SPACE. (Can you spot a theme haha?) I can’t say too much because #spoilers but TRUST ME, IT IS WORTH YOUR TIME.

The Adventure Zone (listen here) It’s…really weird to go from listening to Witch, Please to this, but THERE IT IS. ‘Four guys play Dungeons & Dragons’ doesn’t really sound like something I’d be interested in, I admit — and the first few episodes required a bit of concentration — but now I just end up walking to school and chuckling to myself slightly. I have no idea what everyone else thinks of me haha. I even kind of enjoy the ad break, which is REALLY WEIRD. I don’t know. It’s cool to have something a bit more lighthearted.

The Penumbra Podcast (listen here) I’m getting through this one a bit slowly because I am super easily creeped out and, like, I don’t want to listen to it when I’m alone in the house haha, but I LOVE EVERYONE. It’s queer space mystery! The characters are super rad! All the voices are SO WONDERFUL, as are the sound effects. In general the production is, like, extremely cool.

do you listen to any podcasts? if so, what would you recommend? (i love new listening material!!)

24 thoughts on “Is That a Podcast I Hear…? (Maybe)

  1. Aahhh these all sound amazing! I’ve never listened to a podcast before because I don’t think I have the attention span for it, but these sound so good that I think I’m going to try them when I have the time. Who knows, maybe I do have an attention span for it if it’s good 😀

    1. Yeah, my main problem with podcasts (and TV shows for that matter) is that is just requires…long stretches of time? The way that I listen to podcasts is by doing other stuff at the same time, like travelling to school or getting ready in the morning haha. If you do try listening then I hope you find something you like!

      1. Yeah you can’t just decide for yourself how long it will take! I mean I guess you can turn it off while it’s playing, but..
        I’m afraid that when I do other stuff while listening to podcasts I’ll get distracted haha. Thanks I hope so too! I’ll definitely give the ones you recommended a shot 🙂

  2. Ooh Starship Iris sounds interesting, might have to give that one a listen! Personally, I really enjoy Welcome to Nightvale, but I think that’s just my bizarre sense of humour XD They do require me concentrating though otherwise I zone out…

    1. Aah if you do give it a try then let me know because I have MANY Starship Iris feelings! Haha, I can definitely see why people enjoy it but I think it just wasn’t really for me. I admit I sometimes miss stuff while listening, but I just end up hoping it’s not too important. 😛

      1. I started listening to The Penumbra Podcast!! (At long last) So far, I’m through a couple of Juno Steele episodes and I absolutely love it, so thanks for the recommendation!! Xx

  3. Yessss tSCoSI and Penumbra!!!!!! Honestly, I’ve been avoiding The Adventure Zone because there’s SO MANY EPISODES and they’re all at least an hour long, but I feel like I need to get into it, it seems pretty funny. Witch, Please is definitely getting added to my feed! That sounds super cool!!

  4. I got into listening to podcasts bout a month ago and honest to God typed in top podcasts on Google 😂 so yes currently listening to SERIAL and this podcast called CRASH ON MY COUCH by two YouTube creators who talk about really weird and interesting topics and there one by Hank and John Green called DEAR HANK AND JOHN that’s a lotta fun because I love them and really value their opinion. Thanks for this list gonna try then out!!

    1. Haha, there’s nothing wrong with that — I’ve done it before too! I really enjoyed the first episode of Serial, though I haven’t got round to it yet. I’ve heard of Dear Hank and John and it sounds pretty cool, perhaps I’ll check it out when I get the time! Thanks for your recs 😀

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