Result #63: Finally!!! A resolution where not being caught up equals success!!!

#63 I vow to never be caught up on my podcast library.

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Date:  3-4-2014

Due Date: 3-4-2015

Resolution: Wait... the wording of this resolution might be a little strange. I'm not proclaiming that I'm going to neglect my podcast playlist on the iTunes. I'm going to try to always have at least one podcast that I'm trying to listen to from episode one. 

I've always been a fan of talk radio, but only had a couple shows that I listened to on a regular basis. About five years ago I discovered that podcasting was a thing. I felt like a kid in a candy store looking at the endless titles of conversations that I could now listen to.

I currently have ten podcast that I listen to religiously. I tune in for every episode within a week of their release. These shows are (in no particular order):

  1. Stop Podcasting Yourself
  2. The Complete Guide to Everything
  3. Jordan, Jesse GO!
  4. Comedy Bang Bang
  5. How Did This Get Made?
  6. Doug Loves Movie
  7. My Brother My Brother and Me

  8. Oh No Ross and Carry
  9. Pop Everything
  10. The Joe Rogan Experience

I love these shows. Most of them post one, one hour episode a week, so it's easy to keep caught up. When I find that I'm up to date I go back to old episodes that I've already heard. I'm currently caught up on most of these shows twice.

Rather than go back to listen to reruns I'm going to constantly have at least one show to marathon listen from start to finish, while keeping up to date on the shows that I'm already a fan of.

I'm starting with The Todd Glass Show. I've been a fan of Todd Glass as a guest on other shows but never listened to his show. I’m a fan of his style of playfully searching for what make him tick. I love the randomness and how he will stop on a dime to explain what he’s thinking at any given moment and how the guest and the crew are so great at playing along.

I found this The Todd Glass Show by going to the iTunes and searching for Paul F. Tompkins. This is my technique to not only find but also test whether or not a podcast is for me. Not only is Paul F Tompkins highly entertaining, he seems to have been a guest on every podcast that exist. I see his omnipresence in the world of podcast to come from the fact that he truly loves the medium and not for shameless self-promotion. This is why he makes such a good test subject.

After rereading the above paragraph of praise I realized I need to subscribe to his show; The Paul F. Tompkast. I used to listen and have no complaints, it's just that there's no set schedule for updates so I just lost track. Again this isn't a complaint it’s just an explanation.

I'll keep you posted as to the other shows I decide to listen to. If you're part of any of these podcast and stumble upon this, thanks for the hours of entertainment.

Update #1: The Conclusion.

Date: 3-4-2015

If there's one thing I'm good at, it's listening to Podcasts!!!

Even through the down time from my move I went this entire year without missing a day of Podcast listening.

Granted I'm caught up on many of the shows but I'm still not caught up on the list as a hole, leading this resolution to be a success.

Here's the list of the Podcast that I'm currently listening to (again, in no particular order.)

  1. Stop Podcasting Yourself
  2. The Complete Guide to Everything
  3. Jordan, Jesse GO!
  4. Comedy Bang Bang
  5. How Did This Get Made?
  6. Doug Loves Movie
  7. My Brother My Brother and Me

  8. Oh No Ross and Carry
  9. Pop Everything
  10. The Joe Rogan Experience
  11. Stuff You Should Know
  12. Kraken
  13. UnStuckable
  14. The Todd Glass Show
  15. Gilbert Gottried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
  16. The Paul F. Tompkast

There's been a few other Podcasts that've come and gone from the list but these are the shows that managed to stick around and that I plan to continue not be caught up with no matter how hard I try.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.