1 – Doctor Who feat. Sam Vilkins

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Welcome to The Ask Box! Episode One kicks off with a wide-ranging discussion of early Doctor Who fandom on Tumblr featuring my good friend Sam Vilkins, a Science Communication Ph.D candidate at the Australian National University in Canberra (she’s much smarter than me).

Sam: twitter.com/samvilkins
Me (Allegra): twitter.com/llegrarosenberg
The Ask Box: twitter.com/TheAskBox

01 – Red and Mad and Sleeveless Online

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Welcome to what we can only assume is the internet’s first lesbian-couple-hosted Mo Dao Zu Shi program, Podcasting is Forbidden in the Cloud Recesses! Today we take a look at season 1 episode 1, “Banishing Evil, Part 1!” Come with us as we enter the world of ancient Chinese ghostbusting, meet children of various sizes, and get a look at the first man to ever exist.

Art by roy

001 – The Age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens (8.4)

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Tuning Fork is a show about music and the Pitchfork Media hype machine. David and Matt, and sometimes guests, will dive into an album that Pitchfork loved or hated, go through the review, listen to the album, and decide whether or not they agree with the ‘fork on this one.

This week’s album is The Age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens, well-known as a departure from his established style of acoustic allegorical indie pop. Our guest is Stephanie from City Girls Make Do.

000 – An Exercise in Podcast Hubris (Rules and Regulations)

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It all begins here. Michelle Arf and Derek Godin of Dim the House Lights have decided to take on the Herculean task of plugging the Internet Movie Database’s Top 250 films (plus six wild cards) into a single elimination bracket and finding out which one is the real middlebrow champion. In this inaugural episode, they lay out the rules of the tournament, talk about the eccentricities of the list itself, and parse their own biases.

See the empty bracket
Drop us a line: middlebrowmadness@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @middlebrowpod
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001 – Noisespace.net! “It’s Dot XYZ!”

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Welcome aboard the USS HomestarRErunner! We’re your captains Evan and David! In this first episode, we discuss the “First time here?” and character videos and give an of introduction to the characters. Also: early internet culture, Homestar’s continuing influence and weird Quiznos’ commercials.

Warning: Because this discussion covers the characters it also includes some of the problematic elements of some of them, and while there is no specific discussion of triggering subject matter a general CW for mentions of sexual predation and racism is still present.