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.
||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 f||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. Thanks||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 mys||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, memo||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 cover||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. Th||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 Subscribe||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. Th||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 Whe||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 Dire||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean117: Voting For Anarchy||This episode is jessamyn, me, and a collective inability to stay focused, as we discuss hiring frimble, choosing usernames, beverage routines, hidden double-reverse-sexism in Wikipedia charts, how to hand change to a customer, and also some stuff about Me||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean116: Escape from Pony Island, with pb||This episode starts with a chat with departing tech wizard pb, talking about his time on MeFi, blogospheric history, and the wikipedia pages of Nebraskan high schools. After that, jessamyn and I get into our usual what's-neat-on-mefi routine. This episode||5/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean115: Boaty McBoatface, with barchan||Coasting in fashionably late, it's Ep #115 of Best Of The Web, wherein jessamyn and I chat with the geologirrific barchan about dunes, oil rigs, industrial accidents, her dog who also makes a couple cameos, and all kinds of MetaFiltery stuff. This show co||4/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean114: I Say It's Spinach, And To Hell With It||Josh and Jessamyn pull another solo-bolo and talk about MetaFilter, caffiene sources, having a relaxed attitude toward life, and having to put on pants sometimes. This episode cover Feb 3rd through March 3rd and runs a little under two hours. Helpful Link||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean113: It's Been A Deluge, with griphus||This month, me and Jess are kibitzing with the charming griphus, who is almost certainly the first podcast guest ever to not have his account active at the time, but don't worry: he's just resting up for a late entry into the US presidential race. We chat||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean112: F**K ALL THE REST OF THE LETTERS||For the first time in either the history of the Best of the Web podcast or maybe just the year 2016, we're going all out with four people on the podcast! Four J's, even: joining me and Jessamyn are long-time MeFites not_on_display (Jim!) and churl (Jesse!||1/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean111: It's Too Late To Play The Accordion||This month on Best Of The Web, our special guest is each other, as Jessamyn and I pull a dynamic duo all by our collective lonesomes for once. Recorded earlier today, this episode runs about an hour and three quarters and covers November 2nd through Decem||12/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean110: Stealin' Lincoln, with Eyebrows McGee||It's a short podcast! By our standards, which is to say only an hour and twenty minutes or so. Jessamyn and I are joined by the midwest's own Eyebrows McGee as we chatter semi-hurriedly about a bunch of stuff from Metafilter and also Abe Lincoln's corpse.||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean109: Rhymes With Picard, feat. Greg Nog||For this episode, Jessamyn and I are joined by none other than Greg Nog, who chats about cats and puppets and moving from one city with "louis" in the name to another, plus lots of great MetaFilter stuff. We cover September 9th through October 8th, all in||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean108: That's A Solid Three-er, with ignignokt||This episode of Best Of The Web covers features special guest host ignignokt, chatting with Jessamyn and me about Metafilter, twitter bots, video games, and a bunch of neat stuff from MetaFilter. We cover August 3rd through September 8th, and the episode||9/9/2015||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.