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The Discovered: Welcome To Night Vale, Angry Old Man, The Inverse Delirium, Junk Food Dinner

We all have one. We all have a hang-out style podcast talking about “nerd stuff” or  “pop culture” or “what we did this week” or the worst one “remember that old girlfriend you had?” No, we don’t! Only you two do and the rest of us don’t care and just stopped listening. All of us indie podcasters are guilty of such mediocre to shit-poor content from time to time. Hell, a lot of mainstream ones are guilty of this.

Some of us indie folk are doing interesting things with the podcast format though. We discovered a few in recent months that inspire us to be more creative with our own.nightvalelogo-web

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE

Alright so if you listen to podcasts you know what this is already. Probably the biggest indie podcast story in 2013 that doesn’t involve an entrepreneurial cast.  As a podcaster or writer it’ll make you say to yourself “Why didn’t I start this!?” But but after listening long enough you realize you’re nowhere close to being talented enough to pull off writing it. Fictional community updates for the small desert town called Night Vale. It may take a couple listens but eventually you get the creepy awsomeness. Latest WTNV episode.

ANGRY OLD MAN PODCAST

You may not believe it after listening but this is just one man doing all the voices. Set in a trailer park, the characters walk in and out of each others lives. Sometimes I get caught up in trying to imagine how much editing must go into making an episode and forget to listen to the content. Mostly improvised, but it still manages to tell a complete story and carry over storylines to other episodes. Latest AOMP episode.

THE INVERSE DELIRIUM

Using other podcasters to act out audio-sketches. Super cool. Expertly produced by Geoffrey Welchman. Always a funny and interesting listen. We secretly sit around and hope for a invite one day. Latest TID episode.

JUNK FOOD DINNER

I’ve never been much of a cult film fan but this podcast motivates me to be one. The hosts watch and review three or four cultish films from the past or near present. They give super nerd-core breakdowns of the films without being pretentious or inserting too much unrelated material – my favorite kind of fancast/review style podcast. Latest JFD episode.

I really enjoy indie casters playing with the format and branching out from the normal podcast style. Let us know if you find one worthy.

-Mike

Dorktown’s Podcast Rankings: June 2013

PODCAST RANKINGS

Oh man. The top five of the indie podcasts… any of them could be #1. But Firnecast holds it again, even with the return of Ear Candy to the indie side. A few more changes this month, nothing too crazy. Let’s check it:

DORKTOWN’S INDIE PODCAST TOP 25 – JUNE, 2013

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

Others receiving votes: N3rdG4sm Lulzcast, The Hot Shot Whiz Kids, Solid Cat, Podcheese, Portland Sucks, Geek Gamer Weekly, 7 Days A Geek, Dead Men Talking, Unusual Suspects, Dead In 60 Years, BFGF Podshow, Worst Friends, The Mental Overload Show, S’more Geeks, Pool Party Radio, The Brit and the American, Musings Of A Geek, Nerds and Beer Podcast, Beer Sessions Radio, Basic Brewing Radio, The Beer Snobs, Vamp Cast, The Sweet Spot, The Sports Gamer Show, The Sci-Fi Super Friends, The Audacity To Podcast.

DORKTOWN’S MAINSTREAM PODCAST TOP 10 – JUNE, 2013

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

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

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]

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]

Dorktown’s Podcast Rankings: April 2013

PODCAST RANKINGS

New podcasts on the list this month, a few have dropped or dropped off totally – Hey, we don’t mean to bum other podcasters out, we just listen to stuff and we want you to know about it. Check them out and support the podcast scene (especially indie).  It’s Dorktown’s #PodcastRankings!!:

DORKTOWN’S INDIE PODCAST TOP 25 – APRIL, 2013

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

Others receiving votes: Destination: Asphyxiation, Mostly Harmless, Portland Sucks,  Geek Gamer Weekly, 7 Days A Geek, Dead Men Talking, Unusual Suspects, Dead In 60 Years, Worst FriendsThe Mental Overload Show, S’more Geeks, Pool Party Radio, NHL Hits 2013, Route 21 PodThe Brit and the American, Two Men In A Car, Musings Of A Geek, Kissing Contest, May Brothers Digest, Beer Sessions Radio, Basic Brewing Radio, The Beer Snobs.

DORKTOWN’S MAINSTREAM PODCAST TOP 10 – APRIL, 2013

  1. Bullseye
  2. Ear Candy
  3. Rebel Force Radio
  4. Todd Glass
  5. Smodcast
  6. Artie Lange Show
  7. Sklarbro Country
  8. Superego
  9. Professor Blastoff
  10. Who Charted?

Others receiving votes: The Nerdist , When Doodie Calls, WTF – With Marc Maron, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, The Podcast Cast, Comedy Bang Bang, The Fogelnest Files , Gweek, Jordan, Jesse GO!, 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.

[Our Dorktown Network podcasts: Dorktown. Flowing With Famous. The Perfect Pour]