My ongoing love affair with the unknown has been bolstered once again by the Mysterious Universe podcast.
Season 2 has been a refreshing mix of the new and the old, with Benjamin Grundy returning with a new co-host, Aaron Wright.
I have been a listener since the early days of Season 1, and I’m super excited that they have again released the back catalog, this time on 8GB brushed metal USB drives.
The podcast that has been held so highly in my heart as the best podcast ever made, Mysterious Universe, has returned after a long hiatus.
There was some speculation about the return, when the website changed to show that things were ramping up, and now we’re finally being treated with brand new episodes.
So how does the new “season” of Mysterious Universe stack up to the classic?
Linux Action Show
Back by popular demand, the guys over at The Linux Action Show have brought back the Big Show format. They will still be doing the whole YouTube video thing, including In Depth Look and other software and hardware reviews.
So, what does this mean for our caped crusaders?
Reader of Worthless Genius “sr71a” pointed out in the comments of the Requiem For A Podcast article that the Mysterious Universe site is showing new signs of life, with the tantalizing words “Undocking soon in 2009…”:
Entering the site presents you with a screen that allows you to sign up for updates when they are available:
No Longer in "Podcast Hibernation"
Needless to say, I am super excited about this development, but there are a few questions that I have:
- Will Benjamin Grundy be at the helm once again?
- Will the quality be on par with what was done before?
- Have I grown out of the content of this podcast?
I’d have to say a resounding NO to that last one. If you were a fan of this wonderful podcast, head on over and sign up for the updates. I know I will be happily awaiting the return!
Linux Action Show
I wanted to touch today on a podcast that I have found immensely helpful in my search for open source bliss. The Linux Action Show is a show that has been running for a very long time. The long episode format was entertaining throughout their run of 90 episodes, and always kept me coming back for more.
As with Mysterious Universe though, all good things come to an end. Bryan and Chris will no longer be releasing episodes in a long format, although there will be a ton of new content in the future. I was seriously disappointed when I first heard the news in October, but after seeing what kind of content they can push out to a much wider audience, I have ultimately come to terms with the change.
I haven’t updated this blog in a long while, mostly because of school and motivational issues. I’d like to get back into the swing of things, so here’s a review of one of the best podcasts out there.
The Planetary Society Logo
Planetary Radio is the Planetary Society‘s weekly radio show that is featured on NPR stations across the nation. I have been listening to this show for about a year now, through iTunes‘ podcast aggregator (which seems to run my in-car entertainment by itself). Because I don’t have the time to set aside the 20 minutes involved in listening to this fascinating material, I must get by through my iPod while driving to and from school and on errands.
I’m a huge fan of the format, as it’s easy and portable, so that I can spend the time that I take in my car in a constructive way, and excersize my brain a little instead of listening to music while turning my mind off.