For the past year, I have been getting into the habit of listening to podcasts whenever I can. I have found it difficult to listen to them while working (at least most of the time) and, with the whole pandemic, I haven't been able to use commute time for it as much as I'd like. Lately, however, I have been listening to them mostly while doing chores at home.
The following is a list of podcasts I have been enjoying so far. Plus, an additional list of podcasts I'd like to check in the future.
The Vintage RPG Podcast
A friend of mine, with whom I play RPGs, recommended me this podcast.
Vintage RPG is an exploration of the world of tabletop roleplaying games – new and old, familiar and strange.
Most episodes are divided into two or three segments. The middle part contains the main topic of discussion, while the others consist of them talking about recent games they have tried. My only criticism about it is that, in some episodes, the amount of time spent on secondary topics could have been better spent discussing the main one.
Still, the podcast is quite funny and easy going. Both Stu and John do a fantastic job exploring the games of old and their passion of them is clear from the get-go.
Additionally, Stu runs a digital magazine called Unwinnable, which provides "a different kind of cultural criticism".
The Soundtrack Show
I love soundtracks, so this was a no-brainer for me.
The Soundtrack Show, created by David W. Collins, describes itself as:
A look at film scores and soundtracks for some of the most popular movies, TV Shows, Video Games and Theater pieces of all time.
David has worked in the audio industry as a designer, a director and even an actor. His expertise and passion are clearly tangible. The podcast is usually structured around several episodes per topic, each one typically ranging between 30 minutes and an hour.
I have just recently discovered this podcast, but I don't remember exactly how I found it.
The Chilluminati Podcast is a view into mystery stories and phenomena, with a fun mindset. The episodes are a bit too long, and I'm only a handful of episodes into it, but it has been amusing so far.
The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
I recently started reading Lovecraft's compendium of stories and found this podcast to be a nice companion to it. Which is great, given how difficult it can be to read the material.
Voice actors also employed to narrate bits and pieces of each story, which is a nice touch. And they even have full story readings as well.
Aside from those, there's a few other podcasts that I have been wanting to try in the future, including: