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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.

Best of the Web: the MetaFilter Podcast Matthew Haughey, Jessamyn West, and Josh Millard

    • Technology
    • 5.0, 21 Ratings

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.

    165: Take What We've Got

    165: Take What We've Got

    It's July, which is podcast season, or so the man at the podcast store told me. So jessamyn and I bought ourselves a podcast and took it out on the lake and, honestly, I don't know where I'm going with this. It's Friday, I'm pooped, we talk about MeFi stuff a bunch, it's about 90 minutes long, here you go. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - 165 is a number but did you know it was also a year - there's a book called Lost Butt, it's about a lost butt - jessamyn and not_on_display have been playing scrabble for ten years, how about a spreadsheet - also, jess on the ALA talking about racism in the library sector Jobs - EU National with mgmt/admin background - possible business collaboration by Meatbomb - Product Manager by nolnacs - Redesign My Website by Atrahasis - API Technical Writer by phoenixy Projects - singingbush.online by overeducated_alligator - The Mad Magazine Fold-In Effect in CSS by thomaspark (MeFi Post) - Break Into Us by avapoet - Kaggle Birdcall Identification Competition by kaibutsu MetaFilter - "Take me out with the crowd" by jessamyn - ə ə ə the most versatile vowel by spamandkimchi - The Mysteries of Majorana by vacapinta - An Overwhelming Band for Overwhelming Times by yasaman - Are you hearing unusual levels of fireworks? by seanmpuckett - I Will Nuke My Own Country Because God Wants Us Dead by 1970s Antihero - Easing functions by Foci for Analysis - The Mad Magazine Fold-In Effect in CSS by Going To Maine - Solutions and Other Problems by JHarris - Goldman Sachs is Sans a lot of things, if you ask me by jedicus - "Being open right now is dangerous, miserable, and borderline abusive." by jenfullmoon Ask MeFi - a comment by jessamyn - Solo Zen by kalapierson - Can I fix my own space bar on this stupid keyboard? by jessamyn - Where are the first-person stories on abortion in this scenario? by Anonymous - Question Regarding Reporting on Global Warming or Cooling by WCityMike - How do people with synesthesia experience partial matches or changes? by Bugbread - What's the correct term? by einekleine - Here's some photos of my loft. Plant advice? by dobbs - Choose between cataract surgery + possible covid exposure at hospital by alady - a low stakes question about guest manners. by fingersandtoes MetaTalk - Let's start a Mefi BIPOC advisory board by travelingthyme - Let's Talk About Race (baby) by arabidopsis - Feature Request: prevent racial slurs from being posted by xtine - The flag button's design is bad enough to be a social justice issue by nebulawindphone - Person of Color thread #5 (I think?) by primalux - What happened to the MeFi Deleted sites? by stillmoving - I happen to be the obscure expert you need by daisyace MeFi Music Featured in this ep: - everything i wanted (Billie Eilish cover) by Corduroy - Activity Indicating Activity by Foosnark - Rag Doll by aesop - Hey It's Okay cover by lucidium

    • 1 hr 32 min
    164: It's Been A Rough Week

    164: It's Been A Rough Week

    Podcast time, and jessamyn and are I back talking about a bunch of stuff we liked from MetaFilter as usual, and talking a bit about the hard stuff surrounding George Floyd and Minneapolis, and also absolutely plotzing about having two new mods join the team! Welcome again, travelingthyme and loup. This episode is long even for us, about an hour and forty total. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - 164 is a sum of two squares and I don't care who knows it - Jessamyn was vexed by a Firefox issue - secrets revealed: this anonymous keylogger question was actaully jessamyn - MeFites who play LearnedLeague - a cartoon about the prospect of banana bread - I uh got retweeted by William Gibson - Jessamyn bringing BLM energy to the ALA council whether they like it or not Jobs - Looking for summarization of audio of 2-hour meeting by The Pluto Gangsta Projects - A Chrome extension for managing your tabs by jasondigitized - In Sickness: a podcast about caregiving by bajema - London's coronavirus street art. by Paul Slade - Create your own 1980s police sketch by odinsdream (MeFi Post) - Lucid by Tabitha Someday MetaFilter - Don't forfeit! Don't cheat! by Chrysostom - "Take me out with the crowd" by jessamyn - Engine Rebuilt in Stop Motion by bouvin - Don't let your memes be schemes by Rhaomi - Making FPP's by not_on_display - user RedPooD2thehemodroid has offered an authoritative answer by Fizz - NY Times gets into some knotty legal issues around fanfic tropes by betweenthebars - I look at my hands. I can't tell if they're mine. by doctornemo - The Story of how SNL made the "Stevie Nicks' Fajita Roundup" Sketch by Etrigan - Minneapolis response to the police killing of George Floyd by mediareport Ask MeFi - NOT Astronaut Food by Eyebrows McGee - Why do vacuum seal box containers lose their seal? by fantasticness - Phone Exchange Name Query by longhaultrucker, including an answer by jessamyn - Useful Features for Real Estate Agent Websites by wcmf - Need a printer, stat by kitten kaboodle - What was the funniest movie you ever saw when you were a kid? by Mchelly - Who Are The People That Make Credits Sequences For Television Shows? by WalkerWestridge - What to say in job application when supervisor will speak unfavorably? by kingbuzzie MetaTalk - A thank you, and a question for you. by bondcliff - MeFiMusicSwap'20? by signal - MetaMMO: Leeeeeeeeeeeeeroy!!!!! by Fizz - Please don't use Unicode to make fancy fonts in posts by Space Coyote Music Featured in this episode: - Falling Into Summer - DEMO by nikaspark - Transcontinental Airway by mykescipark - Mumbo Jumbo: Light It Up by johnofjack - 25 Seconds of Wuthering Heights by Television Name - Flip Side by ob1quixote - Where The Trail Leads by AppleSeed

    • 1 hr 43 min
    163: You must understand!

    163: You must understand!

    It was a time known as The Great Resetting, when, after a months of wandering in a week late or so with episodes, jessamyn and I finally managed to release a new episode smack dab on the 1st. It was spoken of in legend as...episode 163 of the MetaFilter podcast. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - jessamyn has been placing jokes in the local paper - revisit the old Is MetaFilter Back Yet?" video Jess and I made, good god, NINE years ago - Sufjan Stevens: teach the controversy - Bruce fucken Campbell Jobs - Designer for print + web publication by Rich Text Projects - TV Opening Sequences Quiz by AndrewStephens (MeFi Post) - I have eaten the plums by Lazlo Hollyfeld - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Deanna (TNG edition) by avocet - Ultimate Quarantine House Selection! by Iridic (MeFi Post) - Basho poems by vacapinta - StockOrrery by lucidium - Restoring 100- to 200-year-old woodworking planes by not_the_water MetaFilter - Twitch.tv is more than just video-games: by Fizz - Rage Within the Machine by theodolite - Aprs Sufjan, le dluge by Etrigan - Evil Elvis sings Original Elvis by filthy light thief - One Gruff Harding, Two Gruff Harding by i_am_joe's_spleen - it's gotta be big and it's got to be dumb by Fizz - Hello, Gordon! Hello, Gordon! Hello, Gor-- by cortex - early "Stay Away" by jessamyn - Gorgeous Libraries by Iris Gambol - Mathematician John Horton Conway died yesterday of COVID-19. by Obscure Reference - Bird's Eye View of What We Call the Brand Zoom Funk by WCityMike Ask MetaFilter - A dog unfriendly TV? by mmmmmmm - Do banks really monitor ATMs for left cash? by geoff. - What happens during breakdown on bridge or in tunnel? by toastchee - What stops someone from clearing out the Treasury via check? by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug - Identify/translate Arabic cassette tape by gryphonlover - Gifts ideas for an octogenarian, Italian-American barber. by eotvos - How did they accomplish this multi-person musician jam by katecholamine - What technobabble should I google? by aubilenon - Word game involving linking similar-sounding words by definitions? by The otter lady - Help Me Paint a Mural (Please God help Me!) by WalkerWestridge - How do I help my spouse keep up our home internet setup after I die? by sciatica Music Tracks featured this month: - My Way (Roboticized) by q*ben - Bach Prelude in C, but shifted by a sixteenth-note by mpark - Salaman by umbú

    • 1 hr 34 min
    162: Grip It And Rip It

    162: Grip It And Rip It

    Jessamyn and I do what we do best: manage to show up and record a podcast despite it all. We talk about (a) a bunch of COVID stuff and (b) a bunch of stuff that has nothing to do with COVID and (c) the whole process of trying to navigate that balance. I drink most of a tall beer. Jessamyn is hopped up on decaf coffee. It's wild. Runs about 80 minutes. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - Stay The F**k In Line -side - people have feelings about the Archive.org library - get yourself some library-themed video call backgrounds - f**k you I'm not Chandler MeFi Projects - Voleflix public domain movie site by malevolent - All Up In My Grille by Fiasco da Gama - quarantimer: a coronavirus quarantine timer web app for your things by joeyh - COVID-19 - Should I Stay Home? by kristi - ha ha joke is on you I remembered to delete that duplicate link - Big Deal or No Big Deal by oulipian - How many pigeons fit in a child by Just this guy, y'know Jobs - Custom sewing work by pH Indicating Socks - Data Engineer, Enterprise Partnerships by taltalim - Production Executive by adrianhon MetaFilter - Not Pounded By Anything As I Practice Responsible Social Distancing by hippybear - | ̅ ̅ ̅| ͟ ͟ ͟ | ̅ ̅| ͟ ͟ | ̅ ̅| ͟ ͟ | ̅| ͟ ͟| ̅| ͟ | ̅ ̅ ̅| ͟ ͟ ͟ by acb - The pee rag will become your BFF by TrishaU - (Beyond Belief)/2 by curious nu - How Many Librarians Does It Take to Find a Forgotten Book? by MonkeyToes - You're The Man Once Again, Dog by kmz - Who's Ready For Some HOCKEY HAIR???? by Gray Duck - Turnips are very sensitive to time paradoxes. by Fizz - Which character are you? by mbrubeck - ✊ by Fizz - One year of wildlife in Pennsylvania by clawsoon Ask MeFi - Measuring microwaves from oven by falsedmitri - Consider the Pizza Roll by Grandysaur - Songs for a Hot Dog by ThePinkSuperhero - Mirroring a WordPress site? by jessamyn - Should I buzz my head? by insectosaurus - DJs on Twitch? by wowenthusiast - Cute and fantastical video games! by xarnop - All I got was this lousy t-shirt by backseatpilot - Life is short by sweetpotato MetaTalk - April Fun Indoor Scavenger Hunt by cortex - "I'll be there with Bells on! Ho ho!" by Fizz - Hide or Exclude COVID in AskMeFi ? by calgirl - Offer of Minecraft Server for all you lovely folks by sharp pointy objects - Let's make some dang art by cortex - Scheduled Downtime by frimble Music - The Great Staycation by snofoam - Ephemera by bananana - stupid Cure challenge by dorian - Making Me Nervous by frenetic (CONGRATS ON 5M SPOTIFY PLAYS BRAD) - Pandemic by flapjax at midnite - White Alice by mykescipark - Make Right the Time by rangefinder 1.4

    • 1 hr 21 min
    161: Change Your Ding-Dang Clocks

    161: Change Your Ding-Dang Clocks

    Podcast? Podcast! Me and jessamyn, podcasting. It's the podcast thing, with jessamyn and with me, and it's this! Here you go. Seventy-five minutes? Podcast. Hi. Hello. Don't forget to reset your clocks if that happens this weekend. Podcast. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - 161 is boring - jessamyn saw some taxidermy at the library - I have lately been carving stuff in linoleum and making some prints - yes dammit the Marblelympics exists Projects - Greens Alignment Chart by youarenothere - YOU (September 1994 – June 1996) by dng - The Amazing Kondoizer by morspin - Avocado'n'Toast by malevolent (MeFi Post) Jobs - Project Coordinator, National Farmers Union-Ontario by mcbaya - Help us find a name for our music app by vert canard MetaFilter - Inspire! Engage! Empower! by jessamyn - My 72 Hours in a Viral Tweet Vortex: A Diary by Etrigan - Comment Culture, or, What The Hell Is Wrong With People? by soundguy99 - Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet by growabrain - Google controls which political emails land in your inbox by clawsoon - "never wtf is wrong w/ you" by not_the_water Ask MeFi - Do you know anything about working in a cookie factory in the 1960s? by swheatie - How did The Simpsons translate 'cromulent' in other countries? by some little punk in a rocket - What is the worst thing you could find while digging in your back yard? by Black Cordelia - UTC time with the most uniform date by Tehhund MetaTalk - Trans people on MeFi - discussion space? by winterhill - F**K IT, WE'LL DO IT LIVE SCORPIONS by cortex MeFi Music Featured tracks this episode: - Played Out by subocoyne - Irish Jig Set by gorbichov - Head Like A Hole by Maaik - touch my hovercraft - tr0n1que by The Vice Admiral of the Narrow Seas - Jazz Guy by invitapriore

    • 1 hr 16 min
    160: That Was A Bood Posscat

    160: That Was A Bood Posscat

    Like Frodo and Sam enduring the travails of Mordor, Jessamyn and I have managed somehow to surmount the difficulties of the world to produce a podcast episode this month. Instead of getting a finger bit off we just lost some of our usual running time, so this is a lembas-thin 56 minutes. Also just to be clear there is literally no discussion of Tolkeinian mythology in this episode, I'm just punchy on a Friday night and you're getting whatever comes out of the keyboard at this point. Elevensies. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download We just kinda smashed that link and describe button, so this shit's not really organized this time out. Revel in the anarchy. - Disability-related posts appreciation by DrAstroZoom - Final Results of the January 2020 Best Post Contest by taz - This is very dumb by Going To Maine - #poctakeover by Conspire - Interlude: jessamyn does a tweet - Book: Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by MonkeyToes - That famous cello prelude, deconstructed by tonycpsu - What would it be like to ride a Space Elevator? by Narrative Priorities - How NOT to be a doormat? by catspajammies - 文言文編程語言 A programming language for the ancient Chinese by daisyk - Adapting to Ask Culture by 4rtemis - Art Garfunkel's Reading Habits by Jasper Friendly Bear - 100 Days of Art History Jinjins by rebent - Special Event: Superbowl LIV: NFL football 2020 championship by LobsterMitten - Golden Arm! Wait, no ... Radiant Form. Wait, no ... by komara - What else is like Corner Gas? by Ender's Friend - looking for recipes using lots of maple syrup by maurice - What are some good examples of repeated words/names/phrases? by AgentRocket - Interlude: Balrog! - What gift can I get for my wife to celebrate her new job as a librarian? by NoneOfTheAbove - What to include in a Library of Things? by daisyace - How to manage a reading list for multiple libraries? by Tehhund - Kaycee Nicole hoax documentary research by cortex - ~*Glitter*~ by sallybrown - Happy 2020/02/02! by Going To Maine Music this episode is five seconds of me singing dodgy barbershop quartet harmonies into my iMac's built-in mic about ten minutes ago.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Toekneesan ,

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.

Johnny Wallflower ,

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.

balberth ,

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.

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