I’ve grown a very strong liking to the dudes at Rooster Teeth’s Dude Soup, an hour-long podcast in which a bunch of guys (and Elyse Willems) discuss video games, pop culture, and more. There is also Filmspotting, a no-frills hour-and-a-half show about movies. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen, the show has been touted the “flagship” film podcast. Reply All is an interesting (and special) one, featuring real-world stories from internet-fluent 95 year-olds to incredible ALS patients. The No Sleep Podcast is kind of a staple for me, which is accurate, being that I’m a big horror hound. Finally, S-Town, the new show from the folks behind Serial and This American Life, is an arresting little story about a murder.
Here are my favorite podcasts in order.
Reply All is a show about the internet and trained rats, time travel, celebrity dogs, lovelorn phone scammers, angry flower children, workplace iguanas, and more. It’s hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, who launched the show in 2014.
Filmspotting is a weekly film podcast and radio program from Chicago hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen. The show originally began as a progression from Kempenaar’s film blog Cinemascoped.
Listen to an episode on Megaphone.
S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, and the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.
The No Sleep Podcast
In the spring of 2010, a new forum appeared on Reddit.com. It was called “Nosleep” and the concept of this forum (or “subreddit”) was to be a place for people to post original scary stories about frightening experiences. It was an online version of telling spooky stories around the campfire.
Dude Soup is the weekly hour-long podcast where the Funhaus crew (and occasionally guests from Rooster Teeth) discuss all manner of topics pertaining to gaming, Funhaus, and anything else which happens to take their fancy.