jenniferkoliver: (Wolves | Wouldn't Like Me)
All caught up to the latest episode of We're Alive: A Story of Survival, the zombie apocalypse podcast / radio drama I blogged about before. The show ends in July; not much more left! They're going out with a bang in a live recording of chapter 47, a show that sold out fast, followed shortly by the release of chapter 48 - the finale.

I'm not despairing too much though, because there are tons of great podcasts to gobble. Here are a few more I'm enjoying:

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe. This podcast began in 2005 and still goes strong. From their site: Dedicated to promoting critical thinking, reason, and the public understanding of science through online and other media. I love it because it debunks a lot of misinformation and crap that's put out there for public consumption. They don't pull punches, and I learn so many awesome science-y things. It's great. Free to download on iTunes.

The Infinite Monkey Cage. This BBC Radio 4 podcast is hosted by physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince. Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists eyes. They have a host of guests, including scientists, authors, comedians, and musicians. The mix of science and comedy is refreshing and it's another one where I learn a lot of cool stuff I probably wouldn't otherwise find. Free to download on iTunes.

The Walking Dead 'Cast. Does pretty much what it says on the tin - covers the amazing AMC TV show The Walking Dead, featuring interviews with various people involved in the show (cast, crew and writers), episode breakdowns and commentary, and other undead news from around the world. Love it. Also available on iTunes.

If you know of any podcasts you think I might like (aside from Welcome to Night Vale) please let me know!

This Is The Thing, by Fink.
jenniferkoliver: (Death Note | L)
I hate movies that start with a chase, usually a person running through a city or woods, often panting and screaming and stumbling, accompanied by loud, crashing orchestral music, but you don't see what's chasing them, not even a flash or flicker or dark shape, so it ends up looking like a random person is randomly running, screaming and stumbling through a random city or woods, and it isn't scary at all because you're not invested in the movie and/or characters yet.

Or when a character very obviously has a nightmare, and wakes up screaming and kicking, and another character says, "Aw, did you have a bad dream?" Oh my word, seriously.

(Yeah, I watched a couple of these recently.) :D And so this post isn't entirely ranty-pants:

The Stephen King Universe - a very detailed flowchart linking his books and characters. I love book and character links. It's something I'd like to do with my own stories.

Science Fiction Goes Hand-in-Hand With Real Research - via The Telegraph. Astrobiologist Dr Zita Martins says: "In Star Wars, there was the Tatooine planet, rotating around two stars. Recently the Kepler mission discovered a planet like that. It was named Kepler 16b, with the nickname Tatooine. Imagination always inspires scientists to go in a certain direction."

Saturday Comes Slow feat. Damon Albarn, by Massive Attack.


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