Best of the Web: the MetaFilter Podcast
By Matthew Haughey, Jessamyn West, and Josh Millard
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If you've read MetaFilter.com before, you know there is a lot of stories to cover from the site. Once a month three admins sit down and recap the highlights. Also features occasional interviews and questions from other members of the site.
||Clean137: It Descended Into Butts||This episode, jessamyn and I catch up on the last month and change of MetaFilter, discuss books and the reading-or-not thereof, and workshop the title of this podcast episode briefly. Recorded Tuesday February 6th, it covers January and bits and pieces||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean136: 2017 year-end call-in show||It's the call-in show! Jessamyn and a very sleepy moi chatter for a bit about site and life stuff in haphazard fashion, interspersed with a couple long strings of calls from a bunch of lovely and occasionaly slightly cheeky MeFites. It was a lot of fun||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean135: It's A Dang Podcast||It's me! It's Jessamyn! It's a damn-the-torpedoes, full-amble-ahead ramshackle of an episode as we catch up on MetaFilter, talk a bit about the recent US politics discussion changes, and just recklessly chat about this and that while I enjoy a nice big||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean134: Stuff and Things||Hey, it's me and Jessamyn chattering about MetaFilter and Halloween and more MetaFilter and large burdensome televisions and even more MetaFilter. This episode covers the month of October and runs about an hour and a half. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Sub||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean133: Eggs On Your Pegboard||Jessamyn and I catch up on Canada trips and broken feet, and my idiolectical idiosyncrasies get dragged out of the bag again, along with a bunch of good MetaFilter stuff, in this podcast episode recorded Friday September 29th. It runs about 80 minutes t||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean132: During Pre-Roll We Talked About The Dacia||This episode of Best of the Web, Jessamyn and I chat about MetaFilter in August, and camping, and Jess filling in, and a whole dang bunch of MetaFiltery things, as is our wont. Recorded September 1st, it runs about 90 minutes. Helpful Links Podcast Feed||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean131: Today. Server Time.||Jessamyn and I carve out about 80 minutes to talk about MetaFilter and our respective weird busy months, including side threads on having too many dictionaries, what exactly qualifies as the greater Boston area, and questions about bathroom stuff. We co||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean130: ...And Special Guest Star Robocop Is Bleeding||Hey, who's that on this month's podcast? It's long-time MeFite and all around good fellow robocop is bleeding, who joins me and Jessamyn to talk about making art, living in Salem, MA, and a bunch of MetaFiltery stuff. This episode covers the month of Ju||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean129: We're Blaming Everything On Pancakes||In this episode of the MetaFilter podcast, Jessamyn and I dig in on a May's-worth of MetaFilter, more or less, and also discuss the upsides and downsides of having pancakes for breakfast and whether me having done so ruined everything. This one runs abo||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean128: DUMPIN' M' BEEF with Jess and Josh||This episode is short, late, and out of control! Things have been busy, so Jessamyn and I finally snuck in a quick hour to record and said to hell with the usual structure, let's just mention a few things we like. Runs a bit under an hour total. Helpful||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean127: I Have No Tabs And I Must Stream||Jessamyn I are back in normal podcast business, making up for lost time after last month's Ask A Moderator show by trying to recap two months of MetaFilter despite neither of us having the time to prepare. The result: a goofy biggun at an hour and forty||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean126: Ask A Moderator||In a big break in format, Jessamyn and I spend the entire show doing nothing but answering your questions! For over two hours; it's an epic. Featuring few bonus voicemail answers from Eyebrows McGee and write-ins from other mods on a couple things. Than||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean125: It's Been A Weird, Weird Time||This episode of Best of the Web, jessamyn and I catch up on the last month-ish on MetaFilter, and I mostly manage not to lapse into grumpy ranting about the state of the world, mostly. Also, we get voicemail from Greg_Ace, Wordshore, wenestvedt, and a m||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean124: Happy New Year Call-In Show||It's a new year, and good riddance to the old; jessamyn and I do a shorter-than-usual version of our usual MeFi roundup podcast chatter, but the real star of this episode is the dozens of MeFites who called in to the podcast voicemail with greetings, me||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean123: NOT ME THAT DAY||We're podcastin' through the pain: me and jessamyn chat about MeFi, vent a little about the election, and talk about stuff like dealing with art vs. concrete activism and how people can't agree on which way to face in the goddam shower. This episode cov||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean122: Your Dumb Early Feet||It's November 1st, do you know where your podcast is? It's, uh. It's right here. Me and Jess chatter about voting, and Halloween costumes (oh man you all have great Halloween costumes again!), and all sorts of little MetaFilter stuff we liked recently.||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean121: The Gold Medal For Restraint||They said it couldn't be done, but here it is: an episode of the podcast that's just one hour long. Jess and I breeze through the site after a mutually busy month, covering stuff from September 8th through October 4th. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscri||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean120: Hard Out There For A Nerd||Coming down the pipe a little late because summer scheduling is complicated, Jessamyn and I catch up on MetaFilter, MeFites getting married, MeFites going camping, MeFites arguing about stuff, and all the other things the doldrums of August bring with.||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean119: We're Very Helpful You're Here||Jessamyn and I take a break from house guests and election madness, respectively, to chatter about great stuff on MetaFilter from July 2nd through August 4th. We also take a super quick guided meditation break in the middle! We both ate our figurative W||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean118: We Should Have Asked a Chemist||Rolling up on a long weekend, Jessamyn and I make a long story very slightly less long with this comparatively restrained 90 minute discussion of the last month of MeFi, covering June 3 through July 1. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Di||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Best two hours of the month
This is just great if you are a regular reader of Metafilter, and will likely introduce you to a ton of interesting stuff in an engaging way even if you're not.
Lots of fun
If you read MetaFilter, you'll enjoy hearing the hosts banter about their favorite items from the previous month. If you don't read MF, you owe it to yourself to check out one of the most interesting and intelligent sites on the Internet.
A very long soak in MetaFilter
This is an inside-baseball, in-depth slice of MetaFilter.com from the perspective of three of the site’s longest running moderators. (Two now retired!) If you groove on the site this is a way to vicariously relive a small fraction of the previous month. If you don’t know anything about the site, this is a pretty heavy introduction.