By Alfonso Callejas  

podcasts_part1A podcast is kind of like a radio show, but on the internet. You can download or stream them on your phone and listen to them at your leisure. A few years ago, I started listening to Podcasts of radio-shows like RadioLab and This American Life. Since then, I have delved into programs that are exclusively podcasts.

One of the great things about being an artist is that while your hands and eyes are occupied with work – your ears are free to do whatever they want!

As I was writing this blog entry – it became clear that I have too many podcasts that I’d like to mention – so I’m going to start with two that I found early in my podcast journey:

Professor Blastoff
After I finished listening to all the available episodes of RadioLab – I was hungry for another science-oriented podcast. This turned out to not be very science-oriented, but it did turn out to be very entertaining. Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntsberger are three comedians who cover all sorts of topics, and feature all sorts of guests (Including my good friend Sarah Ruth)! The show is discontinued – the hosts could no longer dedicate the time due to careers, but there’s hundreds of episodes to binge.

How Did This Get Made
I’m a big fan of Mystery Science Theater, and by extension I have I learned to appreciate truly bad movies. How Did This Get Made scratches that same itch. Comedians Paul Scheer, June Daine Raphael, Jason Mantzoukas and a guest watch and dissect many movies of questionable quality. Mac & Me, Super Mario Bros, Birdemic, and (according to Jason) the truly great Face Off.

If you love comedy and (bad) movies, you’ll love this (good) podcast!