Episode #31 - Imagine A Tree
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PODCASTING ABOUT PODCASTING SPECIAL: Natalie and Brittany are joined by Meghan Fitzmartin, host of Wine and Comics and creator of Red Rhino, to hype and gripe about our experiences as podcast producers and listeners, with a particular focus on the resurging world of scripted audio drama.

Meghan shares her history as a writer as she tells us how radio plays were her gateway drug into script classes, and explains exactly why audio drama is such an important and evocative way of storytelling for her.

Audio content in general is one of the most accessible mediums available to both creators and consumers, which we discuss for the mixed blessing that it is. Everything that makes podcasting such a self-sufficient and flexible medium with doors held wide open to anyone and everyone who wants to get involved can also mean that - especially for scripted drama - there's a lack of respect for the medium in and of itself from the wider entertainment industry. 

Nevertheless, 2019 may be the year that changes all that, as more scripted podcasts become a regular part of conversation, and more franchises are turning to them as an interesting option to provide fans with more content.

We exchange war stories about technical mishaps that hopefully will encourage others to realize that this is really a self-taught craft that you too can gloriously mess up just as we have. Of course, point of entry to the world of podcasts is a huge hurdle for some people, so we also have about one million recommendations of shows that we love.  

Each episode, our Not About The Weather hosts and their guests will bring an obsession to share and a grievance to air from the their experiences in the world of pop culture, fandom, or sometimes, just plain old life.

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This episode’s hosts are:  Brittany Lovely and Natalie Fisher.

Our special guest is: Meghan Fitzmartin.

Podcast Recommendations:

Talk Shows:

Wine and Comics


The Empire Film Podcast

Talk Salad & Scrambled Eggs

Dear Hank and John

Slate's The Americans Podcast

The Good Place: The Podcast

The Wayward Podcast


Audio Drama:

Red Rhino (also on Patreon)

The Bright Sessions

Wolverine: The Long Night

The Adventure Zone

Wooden Overcoats

Deck the Halls (with Matrimony!)

Wolf 359

Hello from the Magic Tavern

Cabin Pressure - Season 1

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward


Much Ado About Nothing


Other Resources:

BBC Sounds Audio Drama

BBC Radio 4 Drama

Big Finish Productions

Script Anatomy Classes

PodCon - January 19-20, Seattle WA

Excerpt from 'HogFather'

Brittany's She-Ra interviews

Starting a podcast on Libsyn

The Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman

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