‘Tis the season…to recommend podcasts! I’ve found a LOT of nerdy podcasts to binge-listen to, and I hope some of them will be of interest to some of you!
TV nerds discuss popular finished shows, deciding on best and worst moments, how the series has aged since release, and ultimately deciding the, you guessed it, best episode ever. So far they have covered Friends, Adventure Time, and 30 Rock, so these are definitely my kind of podcasters.
A husband and wife duo analyze Marvel superhero movies! They’re both professional writers, so they bring a knowledge of storytelling to the show that elevates this beyond simply fangirling. They also ran a lot of other podcasts together under the company Storywonk, and they are also well worth checking out!
Sadly, the aforementioned husband and wife duo divorced last year, so they no longer work together. The husband joined two other people to continue analyzing superhero movies (now both Marvel and DC) in this podcast.
The divorced husband also runs several podcasts on his own, including this series analyzing the storytelling beats of each Star Wars film. It’s nerdy and educational, and he’s also got ongoing series for Harry Potter (Dear Mr. Potter) and Lord of the Rings (There and Back Again) that I hope to get to soon.
I am LOVING this podcast by two Christians diving back into the crazy Christian counter-culture of the ’90s and ’00s. Sometimes scathing, sometimes fond, this podcast covers everything from Left Behind to VeggieTales to the OC Supertones. If you listen through the entire episode, they have a running “What is the worst Christian song?” game to close that is a hilarious and horrific blast to the past.