Matthew Randell

The Anthropocene Reviewed reviewed

Many people know of John Green as a prolific author, YouTuber, and podcaster. His biggest podcast, Dear Hank and John, is a respectable advice-giving show hosted by John and his brother, who has an equally impressive resume. The Anthropocene Reviewed is more of a solo venture.  The Anthropocene is the semi-official...
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Posted Mar. 22, 2024

Bad Gays, good podcast

The Bad Gays podcast is hosted by Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller, who discuss ‘evil and complicated queers in history’. Each episode is about a particular individual and seems to be structured as a pre-prepared biography followed by more general discussion. Podcasts like this and Do Go On, and really...
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Posted Mar. 18, 2024

Bad musical numbers in good musicals

I love musical theatre. I especially love good musical theatre. A good musical is like a good album: it tells a story with a couple of bangers, a few filler tracks that you can appreciate for what they are, and one or two real stinkers. This article is about those...
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Posted Jan. 21, 2024

Celebrate Christmas with a podcast

While there are podcasts entirely dedicated to the holiday (as well as podcasts dedicated to every other thing you could possibly imagine), people don’t tend to have favourite Christmas podcasts in the same way they might a Christmas film or song. Podcasts may recognise the holidays any number of ways....
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Posted Dec. 23, 2023

Podcaster Spotlight: Squirmy and Grubs

Squirmy and Grubs, excuse me, Hannah and Shane, have been working in the disability and accessibility space for a long time. Way back in 2011, Shane Burcaw began a blog: Laughing at My Nightmare. When that gained traction, he and his cousin Sarah founded a charity of the same name,...
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Posted Nov. 5, 2023

Podcaster Spotlight: Myke Hurley

Alongside US-based Stephen Hackett, Myke Hurley is the founder of Relay FM. Largely focused on technology, the network boasts shows such as Upgrade, Connected, and Analog(ue), which all focus on different aspects of how innovations in computing change lives. I discovered Relay FM in 2015 with the launch of the...
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Posted Sep. 30, 2023

Podcaster Spotlight: Brady Haran

Brady Haran was one half of the hugely successful podcast Hello Internet. From 2014 to 2020, Haran and co-host CGP Grey discussed everything from dinosaur trading cards to copyright law. Over this time, the fanbase became massive, with fierce loyalty to a fictional flag and the ability to help crowd-fund...
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Posted Aug. 20, 2023