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.
||Clean150: Taking a Dinger||Here it is. A podcast. It's a podcast and here it is. Yes. Yes? Yes. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc. - jessamyn's photo of a funny tombstone racking up uncredited reddit karma - I indirectly inherited my grandp||3/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean149: IROC-Z FOMO||ARE YOU READY FOR SOME PODCAAAAAAAST because this is an episode of one. It's me and Jessamyn and a whole passel of Januarial content from MeFi, along with some youthful car stories and our belated discovery of the Spanish word for sock. Runs about 90 mi||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean148: 2019 New Year Call-In Episode||Sheesh, it's a week into the year and I still keep trying to write "2018" on my podcasts. But it's the new year, and Jessamyn and I catch up on what's happened on the big blue linky sea lately. Also occasionally featuring my neighbor's rented wood chipp||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean147: We Forgot What We Were Gonna Call This One||November isn't even quite over yet but Jessamyn and I are entirely done with it, and document a bunch of the good bits and some of the not so great ones in this episode of the MeFi monthly podcast. Also there is a very clever bird and some nude cats. Al||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean146: GO VOTE||It's a remarkably short one this month—just over 50 minutes—because my throat was sore in what turned out to be the preface to a nasty cold that knocked me out all weekend, which is why we recorded this last week and it's only going up to day!||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean145: I Don't Own A Cellphone!||If you wanted to hear about the time Jessamyn went on Jesse Ventura's TV show, this episode of the MetaFilter podcast is your big chance! Also we talk about, y'know, MetaFilter and MetaFilterian things and fun stuff and stupid stuff. The whole gamut, ba||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean144: Give Myself A Cold Goose||In this podcast ep, I talk with Jessamyn about going camping, driving a stick-shift VW camper van, getting a cold, having a cold, and also a great deal of MetaFilter stuff. It's a bit late and there's no music bumpers because I was camping and then I ha||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean143: Sisters, Am I Right?||Shooting at the walls of podcast, bang bang! I am an episode! The latest episode of the MetaFilter monthly podcast, that is, but also I have Patty Smyth stuck in my head I guess. Anyway! Me and jessamyn get to catchin' up on the month that was on MeFi,||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean142: The World Didn't End||It's time for another podcast, and boy what a busy month it's been. Jessamyn and I catch up a bunch on MetaFilter news, I say thank you probably too much but jeez you folks!, and also we talk about all kinds of rad things on the site itself. Runs just a||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean141: Is Cereal A Sandwich||Podcast! Jessamyn! Me! MetaFilter! Talking! Words! Month! Time! Listen! Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - 141 is a pentagonal number, dontcha know - there are facts on the intenret about Lithium - they got some||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean140: We Usually Come Up With A Title||It's episode 140 of the MetaFilter podcast, and you know what that means: we've been doing this a while and we're all out of clever ideas, leave us alone, sheesh. Also it means Jessamyn and I talk about MetaFilter stuff and sundry internetries. I obsess||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean139: The Joke Show||Happy Basically-Nobody's-Life-Got-Ruined-This-Year-By-April-Fools, everybody! It's the latest podcast ep, with me and jessamyn talking about MeFi as usual and also telling each other some jokes, along with a nice crop of call-in/mail-in/write-in jokes f||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean138: Don't Leave Me Hanging||It's a magical low-energy podcast! Okay, it's not especially magical. But it's me and Jessamyn and we talk about MeFi and shaking fists at kids and the Olympics and sundry other things. Recorded on Monday the 26th, it runs about 75 minutes. Helpful Link||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
Always fun, always informative.
The hosts have a great rapport, and if you're a regular visitor to the site, they helpfully point out posts you may have missed, but which are definitely worth a look.
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.
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.