Welcome back to Hodgepod, perhaps the only newsletter devoted to both podcast recommendations and the weather in Central Park:
☀☂ Rain can't take away our independence. But it could affect our fireworks celebrations. Today should be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 80s, but tonight will get cloudy with lows in the upper 60s and a slight chance of rain after midnight that will carry into tomorrow. Here's what AccuWeather.com says about fireworks in rainy conditions. Alternate Side Parking rules and parking meter regulations are suspended today and tomorrow.
Last week, I addressed the entirely valid question of how to download a podcast. But to be clear, the podcasting world isn't tiny or niche or elite, and there are podcasts about pretty much anything. Vacuum cleaner bags. Garage sales. Making a podcast itself.
Few podcast trends have exploded over the past year like the TV recap show. Type "Orange Is the New Black" or "Game of Thrones" into iTunes, and be amazed at how many hours you can spend listening to regular people discuss and discuss and discuss your favorite TV show.
We’ve made several of these here at WNYC, and our friends at KPCC in Pasadena just started a promising new show about True Detective’s Season 2, called Welcome to Vinci. If you’re thinking to yourself, “What the F is Vinci?” good news! The podcast starts by answering that very question. It’s extremely informative, and it’s hosted by a True D. superfan named Kevin Ferguson, who also happens to produce KPCC’s Off-Ramp, the show that turned me into a public radio fan as a 19-year-old.
Is there a TV recap podcast you love? Or a TV show you wish had a podcast to go with it? Do you know of any other good podcasts about consumer products? Let me know what you’re listening to. I’m email@example.com.