Thoughts, Opinions, Gripes, and Grievances


Kian Pfannenstiel, Writer

First and foremost, for those of you that are interested in the revision of the alphabet that I am creating, I haven’t done much work on it or cast it much thought, but, by the end of the year, you can expect a complete alphabet–I haven’t forgotten about it.

Recently, I’ve listened to a variety of podcasts, all of which can be found on Podcast Addict, most, if not all, of them can also be found on Spotify.

First, I encourage listening to Shadowvane, a podcast written by Mr. Lister. Shadowvane is a horror podcast inspired by Welcome to Night Vale. However, I haven’t listened to much of Shadowvane, so I really can’t tell you what it’s about or what you should expect.

This leads us right into the next podcast, Welcome to NightVale, a radio show in the desert town of Night Vale, where strange and mysterious occurrences are more mysterious and strange–and common. As long as you remember to never go to the dog park, not to take your dog to the dog park, and to hide from the black helicopters, you should be okay. And remember, “All hail the glow cloud,”–Cecil Gershwin Palmer (host of Welcome to Night Vale).

Should neither of those suit you, I encourage you to avoid the next podcast: The Neo-Anarchist Podcast. Taking place in the world of Shadowrun, this recounts the history of the world from the 1990’s to the present day, which is some time in the 2070’s. The most reliably biased source on the matrix brings you the history of magic re-entering the world, starting the Sixth World and making Australia even more uninhabitable. Follow the political story of the world as countries lose power to big business, the Megacorps especially, who earned extraterritoriality. They choose which national laws they abide by and write their own for the laws they don’t like. Watch technology evolve and various groups and organizations wage wars, as national boundaries change more rapidly than ever.

Lastly, there is Waking up With Sam Harris, however that one isn’t remotely close to being for everybody. Sam Harris, the narrator, is anti-religious (however, that isn’t the point of the podcast) and the way he talks makes one (one, in this case, referring specifically to myself) a little uncomfortable and a bit confused.

I certainly hope you enjoy these, or don’t enjoy them, I don’t really care. At least you know of four more podcasts and can predict which of these you will or will not like.