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What Are You Listening To? – The Married Gamers’ Chris Brown

I already know what podcasts Dorktown listens to. That’s boring. I’d rather hear what other podcasters are listening to. This time we asked, Chris Brown of The Married Gamers podcast, what he listens to. Take itthemarriesgamers away, Chris!:

Podcasts are cool! Whether you have hundreds of thousands of listeners or thirty, podcasts are an audio version of cave paintings. It is a DIY (Do It Yourself) way of sharing
things you hate or love and hopefully informing or entertaining you and a collection of others. No hyberbole, if it wasn’t for podcasts, my wife and I might have gotten a divorce. For my wife and I, podcasts were better than freakin’ couples therapy!

I have a long list of shows I listen to, but I’m going to highlight four that I am always eager to tune in for each new release.

* DGRadio ~This was my first podcast I started listening to. John, Moe and Hilden have been through names changes, shifted their focus from video games to entertainment of all types, and have created music and soon their first movie. Sadly, the heart of the podcast, Hilden passed away suddenly just a few weeks ago. The just released their last podcast honoring their late friend and they have their entire history of shows archived to be enjoyed for the ages. Episode 391: For Hilden

* Some Other Castle ~Elaine and Leah do a side-splittingly funny video game podcast that is easily one of the best podcasts out there. There’s a lot of boob and penis jokes, and they may have talked about John Madden in ways that would make even the closet-fetishist blush. That said, these two ladies are informative and passionate about games so much it has me trying Person 4 on my PS Vita, and I despise JRPGs (Japanese Role Playing Games). Episode 78: Vodkacast

* The 40cast ~Hosted by four guys from different parts of the country, the 40cast covers a wide-swath of topics from video games to politics to race relations. I don’t always agree with them but on several occasions they make me question my likes and beliefs. Their shows are lengthy and because of their mature content I only listen to them in my car so I often will keep to surface streets to make my “drive-time” longer. Episode 172: Vaginal Knitting, Really?! gamongirl

* Game on Girl ~I often refer to this podcast, hosted by Regina McMenomy (Ph.D.) and Rhonda Oglesby, as the NPR of video game podcasting. This is a show that will make you think about gaming in a larger sense. They have frequent guests on each episode that speak to the show’s topic. Intelligent discussion, passionate about gaming, and inviting personalities make this one of my favorite podcasts. Episode 91: 2014 Films and Wonder Woman on the Big Screen

Dorktown’s Podcast Rankings for May 2013

PODCAST RANKINGS

Even with a long month (and a late posting of the podcast rankings), there still wasn’t an insane amount of movement. No change to the top three indies but there is a rankings newbie that already broke the 25. On the mainstream side, it would seem Marc Maron’s IFC show has re-ignited listening to WTF. Let’s check it out and see what we’ve been liking in the podcast world over the past month:

DORKTOWN’S INDIE PODCAST TOP 25 – MAY, 2013

  1. Firnecast
  2. The Bastard Cast
  3. The Married Gamers
  4. The Night’s Watch
  5. Full Of Sith
  6. Hangin’ Out-cast
  7. Epic PodQuest
  8. The Half Scoop
  9. Wheelbarrow Full Of Dicks
  10. Podcast Squared
  11. Succotash
  12. The Beaver Exhibit
  13. Tiny Odd Conversations
  14. Growler Radio
  15. Small Town Bringdown
  16. Not Safe For Watercoolers
  17. Beer Download
  18. Drunkards Call
  19. N3rdG4sm Lulzcast
  20. The Hot Shot Whiz Kids
  21. Kissing Contest
  22. The Bull Room
  23. Take Me Home
  24. Twisted Sisters
  25. Solid Cat

Others receiving votes: Don’t Quit Your Daycast, Podcheese  Destination: Asphyxiation, Mostly Harmless, Portland Sucks, Geek Gamer Weekly, 7 Days A Geek, Dead Men Talking, Unusual Suspects, Dead In 60 Years, Craft Beer Anonymous, BFGF Podshow, Worst Friends, The Mental Overload Show, S’more Geeks, Pool Party Radio, Route 21 Pod, The Brit and the American, Musings Of A Geek, Nerds and Beer Podcast, Beer Sessions Radio, Basic Brewing Radio, The Beer Snobs. Brew Drink Run.

DORKTOWN’S MAINSTREAM PODCAST TOP 10 – MAY, 2013

  1. Bullseye
  2. WTF – With Marc Maron
  3. Ear Candy
  4. Rebel Force Radio
  5. Professor Blastoff
  6. Todd Glass
  7. Smodcast
  8. The Nerdist
  9. Sklarbro Country
  10. The Session

Others receiving votes: Who Charted?, The Sporkful, Comedy Bang Bang, Tell’Em Steve-Dave, Mohr Stories.

This feature is here to support the podcast scene – most importantly the indie pods. Let other folks know about it, tweet it out, give it some more juice! It will be back at the beginning of each month (roughly) with a new Top Pods. Please feel free to leave a comment or Tweet us, about how this sucks or what you like about it. Or ask us to check out one of your favorite podcasts!

-Contact us: Email Dorktown.

[Please check out our Dorktown Network podcasts: Dorktown. Flowing With Famous. The Perfect Pour]

A New Dorkass Home

Where the Dorktown logo/mascot came from. An "original Bells" drawing no less.

Where the Dorktown logo/mascot came from. An “original Bells” drawing no less.

We finally overstayed our welcome over at the old blog and decided to move here to dorktownpodcast.com. It’s nothing to dramatic and the details are actually more boring than this post, point is, this is where all the Dorktown stuff will be from now on.

That includes our family of podcasts (Dorktown, Flowing With Famous and The Perfect Pour). along with our monthly ranking of podcasts. Also there will be more blog posts than previous – posts that relate to the Dorktown … dorkness or whatever. Just look out for it, come back once in a while, be dorks with us.