October’s Top 10 Podcast Episodes

October was a fun month full of great podcasts, whether they were #2spoopy or not. I’m a little late in finishing up this list, but I’m happy to share what caught my ear over the last few weeks. I have my favorite shows, so this is hardly a comprehensive list of what’s out there. Consider it a filtered list for people who have similar taste to mine (whatever that is!). If you know fantastic shows or episodes that I’m missing out on, please share them below or on social media!

The featured image is a still from the Friday the 13th video game that personality/games critic turned consultant Adam Sessler was promoting in October. He appeared on (and I listened to) more episodes than the ones that made this top list, and it fit the theme! Go support the game if it interests you!

Without further ago, here’s the list:

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What makes Back to the Future so Beloved?

It’s the late night of October 21, 2015, the day that Marty McFly visits the “future” in Back to the Future Part II. It’s being celebrated and laughed about in all corners of the internet, mixing nostalgia for a beloved trilogy of films with amusement at the inaccuracies of its predictions. I think it’s causing some reflection upon the state of society and technology today compared to our expectations.

No, nothing hovers, but you do have WiFi on your cell phone. I’d say we’re good.

But what makes these films (notably the first two) such touchstones in our culture? Why are they so endlessly memorable and entertaining?

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# Views, % Integrity


The “# impressions” or “# views” meters next to tweets or Facebook posts can be a little intoxicating. It’s easy to get caught up in chasing that value, making it rise. It’s always right there, if you manage a Facebook page or use tools like Hootsuite. As if it’s all that matters in our digital world based on eyeball glances.

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Windows 10 Steam games not running (October 2015)

When I encounter a problem that doesn’t really have a concrete solution when searching online, it gets frustrating. I still haven’t found a perfect fix for this issue, but I am able to get by for now.

I upgraded to Windows 10 a few months ago and didn’t have many issues. The games I wanted to play worked just fine, as did everything else. Then recently I tried to play Far Cry 3, and it simply wouldn’t run when I double-clicked it from Steam. (More specifically, my Steam avatar would become green-bordered for a few seconds, indicating I was playing a game, then return to blue.)

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September’s Top 10 Podcast Episodes (2015)

And so begins year two of collecting my favorite podcasts together! I listen to a lot of audio in my life: during my commute, while shopping, while eating, while traveling… I felt that I frequently shared with individuals what was so great about this or that episode I just heard, but that the conversation would be lost but a week from then, and the creations unrecallable, unrecognized.

This posts are a mixture of chronicling what occurs in my life, recording big events in the podcast world, and sharing what audio I enjoy in my subset of ever-evolving taste. I’d love for these to spark conversations or get people to listen to things outside their normal sphere of influence, just like I enjoy when someone else tells me to try out something new.

If you’ve never listened to a podcast, I’d encourage you to give it a try. Find half an hour, or if that seems a lot, just take a 10-minute walk and try one of these out if any catch your interest. Just grab an app like Stitcher for your phone, or go directly to the page I’ve linked on your browser and hit play! I also enjoy putting something on while doing chores, cooking, or completing some other monotonous task. It can be just like talk radio.

I’ve got comedy, human interest, science, film, design, interviews, and more this month. Here’s September’s list:

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