Now Trending: Podcast All-Star Paul F. Tompkins’ Teaser for Spontaneanation

The cat is out of the bag, in a big way. On Thursday podcast All-Star guest extraordinaire Paul F. Tompkins dropped a teaser for his new Earwolf podcast on an unsuspecting Twitterverse. Excitement for Spontaneanation–which debuts April 1–is already pushing the show to the top of the iTunes podcast chart. The A.V. Club and Splitsider have both spread the news, further sparking anticipation amongst comedy podcast fans everywhere. But don’t let that April Fool’s Day…

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We Added Great Hobby Shows with Dedicated Audiences

The great thing about niche and hobby shows is that the audiences are focused and super-dedicated.  We recently added three shows with strong listenerships of people who are not just fans, they’re fanatics. Wood Talk is a light-hearted look at the world of woodworking. Your hosts are Marc the full-time woodworker, Matt the basement-dwelling weekend warrior, and Shannon the hand tool devotee. They combine their expertise to cover the latest news and answer listener questions in way that’s useful and fun for…

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Midroll’s Got Game (Podcasts)

Gaming is hot, and we have a growing line-up of video game podcasts that tackle the topic from multiple angles. These shows have wildly loyal audiences with disposable income they spend on entertainment, electronics and gadgets. Creature Talk is an audio and video podcast new to Midroll, featuring staff of the Creature Hub YouTube and Twitch channels chewing on the latest gaming news, and so much more. Giant Bombcast is the signature podcast from the respected video game…

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Now, We Literally Have “The Best Show”

When Tom Scharpling’s cult-hit radio show The Best Show on WFMU left the airwaves and internet at the end of 2013, thousands of fans were crestfallen, waiting for a sign that Scharpling might return to the audio comedy format he had perfected. In December even the New York Times covered Scharpling’s plans to bring back the show. Now fans like comedians Patton Oswalt and Eugene Mirman are rejoicing with the return of The Best Show…

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W. Kamau Bell Presents a Funny and Candid Discussion on Race and Policing

Following the grand jury verdicts in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and the nationwide protests that have followed, many people might wish to have an unflinchingly honest conversation about race and policing with an actual member of law enforcement. That’s exactly what W. Kamau Bell did. Bell is a comedian known for funny and politically incisive work on his FX television show Totally Biased and his new Wolfpop podcast Denzel Washington is…

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