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5 'Game of Thrones' Podcasts For Every Type of Fan

5 'Game of Thrones' Podcasts For Every Type of Fan
mentalfloss.com — Last weekend, Game of Thrones stormed back into our lives, delivering more head-scratchers than answers (which is how we like it, right?). Fortunately, dozens of podcasts aim to help us unpack every detail. This week on iTunes, several Thrones-themed shows popped up in the top 25.

From 'The West Wing' to 'The Golden Girls': 13 Retro TV Podcasts That Might Spark a Rewatch

From 'The West Wing' to 'The Golden Girls': 13 Retro TV Podcasts That Might Spark a Rewatch
mentalfloss.com — When Hrishikesh Hirway and Joshua Malina announced their new West Wing podcast last month, some fans reacted so excitedly, it was as if the show itself were returning to TV. "I thought it would be a fun thing for a small, niche audience," says Hirway, who also hosts the weekly music podcast Song Exploder .

6 Shocking Stories From ‘Myths and Legends’ Host Jason Weiser

6 Shocking Stories From ‘Myths and Legends’ Host Jason Weiser
mentalfloss.com — Week after week, most of iTunes' most popular podcasts remain the same: Serial, This American Life, Fresh Air, Radiolab. And then there's Myths and Legends . Call it The Little Podcast That Could: Written, produced, and performed by literature and history buff Jason Weiser in Syracuse, N.Y., this indie show about classic folklore is quickly becoming, well, a thing of legend.

13 Questions for ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ Co-Creator Joseph Fink

13 Questions for ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ Co-Creator Joseph Fink
mentalfloss.com — While Serial may have cornered the market on true-crime audio, nobody owns serialized fiction podcasts like the paranormal horror-comedy Welcome to Night Vale . Started in 2012 by writers Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, Night Vale's popularity has spawned cross-country tours, a best-selling novel, and Night Vale Presents, a network launched to support other new, independent podcasts from first-time podcasters.

The Moth’s Dan Kennedy Shares 9 Ways to Sharpen Your Storytelling Skills

The Moth’s Dan Kennedy Shares 9 Ways to Sharpen Your Storytelling Skills
mentalfloss.com — As the longtime host of podcast and its New York-based StorySLAMs, Dan Kennedy certainly knows a good story when he hears it. Kennedy has spent the last 16 years performing his own work and listening to others share theirs, whether it's during The Moth's prepared main stage events or its looser, put-your-name-in-a-hat slams. "[During] the first story I told on the main stage, I had long bangs that I let down in front of my eyes," Kennedy says.

The Hosts of ‘Stuff You Missed in History Class’ Share 7 Amazing, Oft-Overlooked Women in History

The Hosts of ‘Stuff You Missed in History Class’ Share 7 Amazing, Oft-Overlooked Women in History
mentalfloss.com — From composers and moonshiners to hoaxes and natural disasters, Holly Frey and Tracy V. Wilson have researched it all. Their popular podcast, Stuff You Missed in History Class , spotlights fascinating historical figures and events that haven't gotten nearly as much attention as they deserve.

10 Tips For Getting ‘Happier’ in 60 Seconds (Or Less)

10 Tips For Getting ‘Happier’ in 60 Seconds (Or Less)
mentalfloss.com — Author Gretchen Rubin received international attention for her 2009 best-selling book, The Happiness Project , in which she reexamines her own happiness and tries to develop mood-boosting habits. With her weekly podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin , her quest for happier living continues.

Podcaster Gretchen Rubin Shares 10 Tips For Getting ‘Happier’ in 60 Seconds (Or Less)

Podcaster Gretchen Rubin Shares 10 Tips For Getting ‘Happier’ in 60 Seconds (Or Less)
mentalfloss.com — Author Gretchen Rubin received international attention for her 2009 best-selling book, The Happiness Project , in which she reexamines her own happiness and tries to develop mood-boosting habits. With her weekly podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin , her quest for happier living continues.

15 of the Year’s Greatest Podcast Episodes

15 of the Year’s Greatest Podcast Episodes
mentalfloss.com — Even though podcasting has been around for more than a decade, 2015 may go down as the year the medium truly erupted. In the wake of Serial's astoundingly popular first season, this year we saw a wave of new podcasts addressing everything from secret codes to reality TV to sleep-inducing boredom.

‘Sleep with Me’ Host Drew Ackerman Shares 8 Pop-Culture Inspirations for His Podcast

‘Sleep with Me’ Host Drew Ackerman Shares 8 Pop-Culture Inspirations for His Podcast
mentalfloss.com — Most podcasters want to avoid putting their listeners to sleep. But for Drew Ackerman, being boring is a full-time job. As host of the popular sleep-inducing podcast Sleep with Me , Ackerman (known as "Scooter" to his listeners) has mastered the art of sleepytime storytelling.
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May 05, 2016

Could this pull me out of my superhero fatigue? RT @vulture: Adam McKay directing evil-superhero tale #Irredeemable vult.re/26XC42P

May 05, 2016

print isn't dead (it was just hungry) RT @Poynter: New York Times to start delivering meal kits to your home: bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

May 03, 2016

Just spent an embarrassing amt of time trying to find out what Joseph Bologna has been up to lately ...

May 03, 2016

End of an era! Great blog. RT @vulture: Jessa Crispin has closed @thebookslut. @Borisk talks w the lit-blog pioneer: vult.re/26OXOxQ

May 02, 2016

@MattB81093 Matthew, you are too kind. It was a pleasure having you as a student, and I look forward to following your work!

May 02, 2016

😊 aw, thx! RT @MattB81093: Not only is she, by far, one of the best journalism instructors @MTSU, but she's a pretty neat person, as well


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