For the Love of Podcasts: Part Two

listen-radio_2593000bI promised more podcasts, and while I aimed to deliver rather sooner than I am, I hope it's like a belated birthday wish - sweeter for not having been expected. You should start listening to Lore straightaway, and not just because it's nearly Halloween and it's the best and creepiest thing ever. Host Aaron Mahnke truly delivers on the podcast's premise that "sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction." It's like what I imagine the child of The X-Files and Unsolved Mysteries would be like if they were sentient beings and, you know, into it.

Mystery Show's handful of episodes are responsible for making me giggle my way into profound feeling, and my trying desperately to think of something I want to know that I can't Google my way into knowing. There's a whole episode about how tall Jake Gyllenhaal is that I swear you won't be able to stop listening to, and Starlee Kine's voice half-tells the jokes for her. She's lovely.

And while it's definitely the one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-other of the group, Ask Me Another indulges my every geeky whim. Puzzles and word games and nerd references and Jonathan Coulton. It never fails to delight.

Now, get to subscribing and never suffer another irritated run through your radio's presets only to hear commercials on every station because they're all owned by the same vile conglomerate.