Four podcast recommendations: Two game shows that can be interactive listens (Factorious and The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show), and two in which people just read to you (LeVar Burton Reads and Phoebe Reads a Mystery).
Three recommendations for wonderful podcasts to listen to—perhaps this Thanksgiving weekend, while you travel or when you need to listen to something other than your family and friends.
An interview with The Fix’s showrunners, Liz Craft and Sarah Fain, from the reality shows they watch and love to what it’s like being a writing team in Hollywood.
The Good Place: The Podcast is a riveting nonfiction look at one of the best fictional pieces of popular culture from the past few years. But watch season one first.
I was interviewed by Challenge alum Susie Meister for her podcast, and by Bachelor/ette spoiler Reality Steve for his podcast. Enjoy!
ABC’s Alex Inc., starring Zach Braff, is an adaptation of Gimlet Media’s first podcast, and I asked its producer about how much of the real-life podcast will make it to TV.
If you need some happiness this weekend, you will find it in the premiere of Netflix’s version of Queer Eye and a new podcast parody from The Onion.
The Gimlet Media podcast The Pitch, an audio version of Shark Tank, started its second season with three terrific, must-listen episodes.
Reviews of MTV2’s Shinesty, which follows employees at a clothing company, and Startup season 4, which follows Dov Charney, founder of American Apparel.
Reviews of Gimlet Media’s The Pitch and Fullscreen’s Worth a Shot, both of which give people the chance to pitch ideas, though in very different contexts.
Reviews of the Netflix documentary series The Keepers and the Serial podcast S-Town, both of which are extraordinary works of narrative nonfiction.
The new podcast from Serial Productions, S-Town or Shittown, is leading the iTunes charts because it tells an incredibly engaging story.
A review of the controversial, questionable podcast Missing Richard Simmons, on which Dan Taberski explores Simmons’ disappearance from public life.
Five recommended podcasts, all of which tell true stories in engaging ways, from murder mysteries to the mystery of what happened to Richard Simmons.