Indie Podcast Spotlight

This November, we’re celebrating independent podcasters. There are so many amazing indie shows out there, and we want to shine a light on them. This list contains recommendations by indie podcasters of indie podcasts that they love. We hope you enjoy!


The Case of Video Game Movies

Happy Thursday, Cassettes! Ever since the first movie based on a video game premiered in 1993, video game movies have been notoriously awful. If we asked you to come up with a "good" video game movie, what comes to mind?This week we invited Robin's husband Jacob back to discuss why these movies have such a hard time finding success with audiences and critics, and what should studios do to correct the problem.

Recommended by Andy of 90s Court


#62 | The Booj

Movie trailers have undergone a huge evolution. They’ve gone from those cheesy voice-of-God narrators in the ‘80s and ‘90s, to boojes and bwaas. Professor James Deaville delivers the history of trailers, and Youtuber Craven Moorhaus offers a hilarious takedown of the sounds and dialogue that are common in the modern trailer style. After you hear this episode, you’ll never be able to watch a blockbuster trailer the same way again. 

Recommended by Dan Delgado, host of The Industry Podcast


020: Jia Tolentino. Girlboss Culture. Our Online Identities.

“Selfhood is the economic engine of the Internet” – so says Jia Tolentino, staff writer at the New Yorker, and author of Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion, a razor-sharp collection of essays examining contemporary American culture that touches on everything from the commodification of feminism and the “nightmare” of personal branding, to the similarities between religion and MDMA, and our cultural obsession with ‘the scam’.

Recommended by Martha Lawton, host and creator of Squanderlust


Dear Neighbors (murder house, manhunt, and ghosts)

In 1977, John Dearborn murdered his wife, his son, and his 89-year-old mother. He put their bodies in sleeping bags, dragged them into the living room, and then vanished without a trace. Thirteen years later, the Carroll sisters moved into the house right next door. Their part in this horror story is the reason why an advice show like this one is so necessary.

Recommended by Tara, cohost of 3 Spooked Girls Podcast


Create Rebels, With Intent

In this weeks episode on That's Not Proper! Creating Rebels in not only children but also adults, on purpose, with intent! If we are seeking change in this world and society, shouldn’t we stop repeating the same things over and over expecting different results? 

Recommended by Rachel Noall of Poems for People


Pema Chodron à la Mari Weiss

Who is Mary Weiss: Mari Weiss is a native of Chicago where, after receiving an M.F.A. in Theatre, she worked with such companies as Steppenwolf, Court Theatre, and The Annoyance where she originated the role of Alice in the cult hit "The Real Live Brady Bunch", performing it in New York and Los Angeles where she stayed (not just for the weather). In L.A. she's worked in all areas of the business from stage to in front of the camera and behind the mic. As a Voice-Over artist, she's done hundreds of commercials including campaigns for such brands as McDonald's, Chrysler, Blue Cross, Yoplait, to name a few. She has performed her original work for Comedy Central's Sit 'N Spin, Rogue Machine's Rant & Rave, 15 Minutes of FEM, and as a member of the The Quarterly Report at such venues as Highways and Fake Gallery. Her poetry has appeared in the anthology MO+TH and is part of the collection Big City Mantra from Bombshelter Press.

Who is Pema Chodron: Pema Chodron is an American Tibetan Buddhist. Pema is an ordained nun, acharya and disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Pema has written several dozen books and audiobooks and is a principal teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada. And one of my favorite teachers ever!

Recommended by Tricia and Siana from 2 Girls on a Bench


S1, Ep7: Damon Bryant - The Go-Getter

By always being open to an opportunity, Damon Bryant's career has been varied, fascinating and unlike any other. Having left school at 16, Damon went on to start a film company with Jude Law and Ewan McGregor, became an agent, ran a nightclub and even became the Creative Director of the Lotus Formula 1 Team - a first for the sport. Now combining all of his past hats into his current company Bacchus Entertainment, we sat down together at Quo Vadis in Soho to discuss what he's learned through the years and how beating leukaemia has given him his go-getter attitude. Three of the takeaways in this episode include: How the worlds of Formula 1 and music proved to be a game-changing moment for Damon. The reason stupid ideas are great.  And why we should be saying yes to more opportunities that come our way. 

Recommended by Cory from the Bite Size Biographies


How to Start Up a Business with Lara Sheldrake

This week Anya & Tom chat to business leader Lara Sheldrake, about her company Found and Flourish and how she aims to empower women to start-up and grow their own businesses. Kicking it off with the big question… where do I start with setting up my business?! Trickling all the way down to the nitty gritty questions like marketing, monetisation, branding and all the bits in-between. Plus some blooming inspiring discussions all about self belief and knowing your value!  

Recommended by Jane from Friday Five Podcast with Lori & Jane


Episode 3 - Apartment #5125 - A Fiery Escape

In this third episode we meet Brandon and Tess, learn how they met, and get to join them as they have one inexplicable and creepy evening at home. What is going on in this building?

Recommended by host of Nothing Ever Happens in Canada


Ep. 5. Bride of a Monster

Gather around my pretties... listen to the time Gizzard was almost "Havisham-ed".This is a rough one. It might trigger nausea and hatred if you've ever been in a relationship with a total turdface. All jokes aside. I can tell this story , I came out of this with mental stability thanks to the love and support of some of the most amazing people that i'm lucky enough to call friends and family. This might have killed a weaker woman.Luckily my life force is fueled by hate , spite and determination to invoke regret. I hope you can appreciate this story. A cautionary tale of almost marrying the wrong man.

Recommended by Sunni and Brandi from Book of Lies