Podcast Roundup III

Podcasts Hosted by Comedians

I didn’t want to say Comedy Podcasts because podcasts hosted by comedians are not necessarily going to have the punchline density of a stand-up show. I would call (one of my previous recommendations) The Bugle a comedy podcast, because it features pre-written material, often performed in a live comedy setting. But most podcasts are not live shows, and comedians are essentially troubled people, so going off-script can get very dark.

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Explosions In The Sky – All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone

This instrumental post-rock album came out in 2007, but I only heard it after I saw Explosions In The Sky at ATP in 2009. I became obsessed with this album. It’s music to get lost in, rich and atmospheric. I used to put this album on when I was going to sleep. Though it’s sometimes loud and raucous, I still find it melodic and soothing. I keep returning to this album after nearly ten years, so I’m going to go ahead and recommend it to you. Find it in your preferred music format or platform.

Explosions In The Sky Bandcamp

HitRecord: Play Along #171

I’m hosting Play Along, HitRecord’s weekly remix challenge.

I hope it’s cool with them that I have embedded the video like this with a link to the challenge! If you have literally no idea what I’m talking about, go here and read my HitRecord explainer.

The project has a different host each month and each week the host issues new remix challenges. This is my first week at the helm, so I’m sure I’ll write some more about this in the weeks to come.

Podcast Roundup II

History Podcasts

Here’s my second podcast roundup. Yes, I’m sticking with the Roman numerals. This time I picked a theme, these podcasts are all history-related.

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Hello Internet

I have recommended other things with relatively little explanation. Sometimes a song doesn’t require much explanation, I’m recommending it because I think it’s a good song. But if I’m going to recommend listening to what could eventually amount to hundreds of hours of two dudes talking, I’d better tell you something about it up front. I’ll write a brief profile of the host and vice-host from a listener’s point of view.

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Wintergatan

I saw the marble machine video when it came out in 2016. Like a lot of people, I was blown away. It now has over 70 million views on YouTube. I’ll embed it below in case you are the person who hasn’t seen it.

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HITRECORD

UPDATE: MARCH 28 2018
This blog post is a general explainer of HitRecord and my involvement with it. If you want to see what HitRecord is about first hand, now is a great time to jump in because I am hosting the Play Along Weekly Music Remix Collaboration. The host picks a sample and the idea is for people to remix that sample any way they want before the Saturday deadline. Check out this week’s challenge video for more info.

HitRecord is a collaborative community made up of people from all around the world, working to make art together. This community is also a production company that has produced short films, books, records, a TV show, T-shirts, advertisements, socks, and plenty more. Continue reading HITRECORD