The Doctor's favorite podcasts of 2018.ev.

I know this is kind of late, but I thought I'd put together a list of the podcasts I enjoyed listening to in 2018.ev, in the hope of introducing folks to the work of some really talented people:

Weird Things

Roleplaying Public Radio's Actual Plays

The Neo-Anarchist Podcast, an in-character ongoing series set in the world of Shadowrun.

On Her Majesty's Secret Podcast.  More about James Bond than you thought it was possible to know.

The Black Vault

The Secret Broadcast

Enjoy!

Free RPG Day 2011!

Tomorrow is Free RPG Day once again, a day to let your nerd flag fly by paying your friendly local gaming store a visit to see what they have in stock. If they're worth the Cheetos and Mountain Dew on their gaming tables they'll have some nifty new games for you to take home for the asking (it is Free RPG Day, after all). If you're lucky you'll be able to try them in the store with your closest friends (or people you don't even know, which can be just as fun). Or maybe you heard about tomorrow well in …

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Podcaster J.C. Hutchins has landed a publishing deal!

Congratulations to podcaster and novelist J.C. Hutchins who has landed a publishing contract with St. Martin's Press for the trilogy 7th Son. Hutchins recorded the three novels (Descent, Deceit, and Destruction) as a series of audiobooks over the past two years, and released them one episode at a time in the form of podcasts that have generated for him not only a legion of fans that call themselves the Beta Clone Army but serious coverage in such newspapers as the New York Times.

The 7th Son trilogy depicts the adventures of seven men brought together by a secret government …

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You know, I could really go for some candy right about now...

Yep, once again it's October 31st, and Halloween, Samhain, whatever you choose to call it is here for a few scant hours.

No costume parties for me this year, I'm afraid - nowhere to go and no time to do anything. I can't honestly say that this sits well with me, but I guess that's a sign of getting older: You do what you need to do however you can. Oh, well. just like undergrad.

With that cheerful sentiment, I think I'll leave you with links to some of my favourite reading and listening these days. First on the list is …

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Podiobooks make it into the New York Times.

These days, just about everyone has heard of audio books - people read books (or abridged versions therof) and are recorded, so that you can listen to them in the car, at work, or whenever you can't sit down with a real book but your ears are free. Many people also listen to podcasts, which are recordings similar to radio shows that are released periodically that cover a variety of topics, from science fiction to medicine to politics, and just about everything in between. But not many people have heard of podiobooks, a synthesis of podcasting and audio books. Many authors …

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Podiobooks make it into the New York Times.

These days, just about everyone has heard of audio books - people read books (or abridged versions therof) and are recorded, so that you can listen to them in the car, at work, or whenever you can't sit down with a real book but your ears are free. Many people also listen to podcasts, which are recordings similar to radio shows that are released periodically that cover a variety of topics, from science fiction to medicine to politics, and just about everything in between. But not many people have heard of podiobooks, a synthesis of podcasting and audio books. Many authors …

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