Have you ever wanted time to both stand still and pass in an instant? That’s where I’m at right now. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, winter break, just a few weeks away. But I have so many loose ends to tie up between now and then that I also wish I had ample amounts of time to get everything done.
I’ll survive, but I might not sleep.
I say this because of how college forces you to react. You have to be ready to fit writing an essay into your schedule because a professor hands you an assignment sheet. Doesn’t matter what other work you have. Whatever the consistent parts of your schedule are, this is all piled on top of them.
One of the consistencies in my schedule this semester has been bi-weekly podcast reviews for Awful Announcing. As someone who wants to do sports talk for a living, writing about sports shows has helped me hear what I do and don’t like. I did that before, but never in such an official capacity. These podcast reviews, which started during the summer, have been a lot of fun to write. Links to all of my reviews from during the semester are below.
Sept. 1 – ESPN’s In The Gate Podcast: Who would have thought I’d review a horse racing podcast? I got an e-mail from the show’s host and thought it would be a unique listen. I’m still subscribed to this one.
Sept. 15 – MLB Network’s Intentional Talk: I love this show. I really like Millar and Chris Rose. I really hate that I can’t listen until the following morning, which was a deal-breaker because of the immediacy of baseball season.
Oct. 1 – FS1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed: Here’s your prototypical “Embrace Debate” show, complete with an awful host whose schtick has gotten very stale. I was not expecting to like Shannon Sharpe, but he’s been good.
Oct. 15 – ESPN’s The Lowe Post: One of the NBA’s best writers is also one of its best podcasters. You should already be subscribed.
Nov. 1 – NBATV’s The Starters: There are so many fantastic NBA podcasts. Like The Lowe Post, it’s phenomenal. It might also be the funniest sports podcast I’ve ever heard.
Nov. 15 – FOX Sports’ Make Me Smarter Football Podcast: Mike Lombardi is a smug know-it-all. It’s not even because he did a bad job when he worked for the Browns. It’s because he’s the type of person who cannot admit to being wrong. Ever. I’m still subscribed to this one…for now.
Be sure to check Awful Announcing on Dec. 1, when my next podcast review goes live.