Conan O’Brien has spent parts of four decades in television. I have been a fan since the mid-2000s, using Late Night as an excuse to procrastinate while writing college papers. Despite the vast comedy brilliance that has brought more laughter to me than any other late-night host, Conan's new podcast Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend is the perfect medium for the comedian.
Instead of making things easier, the Internet has made it difficult to find a source for good new music. There are so many platforms that it is hard to narrow down the crazy amount of music that is out there in 2018. Whether it is rising talent or established artists who I have missed out on, I am always looking for fresh music. I listen to a lot of Adult Alternative and Indie, so Philadelphia’s WXPN is my most reliable source for interesting artists. I also listen to a few podcasts to supplement my perpetual curiosity. The podcasts that will help you discover new music are more than just playlists. They offer song deconstruction, live performance, and in-depth interviews.
The Roommates is one of the most popular podcasts going right now now. The Houston-based podcast brings in guests to add insight on a diverse range of topics. They brand themselves "comedic like a stand up, captivating like a Ted Talk, and uplifting like a sermon."
This past year was a great time to explore new podcasts and there are still over 40 episodes in my queue to catch up on as I head into 2018. Here are The Flat Circle’s five favorite podcasts of 2017...
No holiday offers as much fun as Halloween. Horror movies, ghost stories, and candy are all a huge part of how we enjoy October’s signature holiday. This year, the podcasts Twenty Thousand Hertz, The Conspirators, and The Weekly Substandard all dropped episodes that discuss these different aspects of Halloween: Twenty Thousand Hertz – Sound is... Continue Reading →