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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

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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.

    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 s**t'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
    159: Enter The Talkredoers

    159: Enter The Talkredoers

    Kicking off the year with a podcast that tried very hard not to happen, but by god me and jessamyn pulled it off after all, despite reschedules and weird recording problems that cost us a little bit of audio early on. Runs about 80 minutes and features some robot noises. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - The number 159 spells "CLIX" in Roman numerals - not to be confused with these various clixen - hey, remember KLAX? - not_on_display and an ad-hoc menorah - I made my dad a stained glass menorah - of which context about my grandpa's unfinished menorah design - googly eyes on jessamyn's mending Jobs - Hiring a part-time MeFi moderator by cortex (cf. MetaTalk thread; cf. restless_nomad heading onward soon) - Girl Scout Cookies by raccoon409 Projects - #8PrimatesOfChanukah on Twitter by ChuraChura (MeFi Post) - Tinseltown Tasty Times by smasuch - This Film Is 100 Years Old by dng - Advisory Circular LA by jjwiseman MetaFilter - haystack in the needle by cortex - Art Garfunkel's Reading Habits by Jasper Friendly Bear - Simon Must Be Boring by Partial Law - Romance Whiters of America by jacquilynne - to finally see Mr. Hooper once more by mightygodking - "The first website debuted only a couple years prior to my retirement" by Kattullus - R.I.P. Gahan Wilson by doctornemo (cf. a NUTS strips) - a whole bunch of great posts the last few weeks under the poctakeover tag Ask MeFi - a comment by Nerd of the North - So, I'm land rich and cash poor. What should I do? by shoesietart - Here's a subject not addressed in parenting books by Anonymous - Truly Silly Question -- "Hero Wars" Logic Puzzles Currently as FB Ads? by WCityMike - Let's discuss the "of it all" of it all. by ejs - What are some good examples of repeated words/names/phrases? by AgentRocket - Rockette Cadet by Dansaman - Having survived this jigsaw puzzle, I have a few questions. by Sublimity - How do I make someone's first time be as enjoyable as possible? by Pastor of Muppets - anvilicious, or, the silliest question ever by thereemix - Voice control without the spying by sodium lights the horizon - Which pair of animals which can interbreed taste the most different. by Just this guy, y'know FanFare - Movie: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by KTamas - The Mandalorian: Chapter 8: Redemption by Burhanistan - Letterkenny: Season 8 by not_on_display MetaTalk - December open thread: disability, neurodiversity, and d/Deafness by sciatrix - A gentle reminder about the intersection of class and culture by quacks like a duck - What have you done this decade that you're proud of? by Johnny Wallflower Music this episode is just the weird robot noises we got when my computer was losing its mind. Let's all just be happy this thing got out the gate.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    158: Keep Them Scrollwheels Scrollin', Though The Browser's Slowin'

    158: Keep Them Scrollwheels Scrollin', Though The Browser's Slowin'

    It's me! It's jessamyn! It's episode 158 of us podcasting about about the sort of MetaFiltery things we're wont to podcast about! It's about ninety minutes! Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - turns out there's no Dunkins Donuts in Portland anymore - Jessamyn has some cables - and a plow neighbor - and a daylight lamp - and a newsletter - Tom West, clock synchronizer - a few years ago I made a Snake game called Shai Hulud Jobs - Hey, somebody helped out btfreek with their job thing! - Purchase a ticket for a show in Osaka by btfreek - MeFites italiani per favore aiutatemi! by mattdidthat - Full-Time (Salaried) Retail Associate at the Crow Museum of Asian Art by macrowave - Photoshop an 80s style double exposure for my family holiday card by tatiana wishbone - Social media freelance help by arnicae - Looking for someone to pick up a small heavy table on long island ny and take it to greyhound by arnicae Projects - The Drag Kings of Taipei by storytam (MeFi Post) - AI Dictionary (Twitter bot) by you (MeFi Post) - Niche Museums by simonw - NYRB discussion group by The Ted - Absolute Bleeding Edge by maxsparber MetaFilter - Gimme some money by mandolin conspiracy - A Deepfake Nixon Delivers Eulogy for the Apollo 11 Astronauts by Etrigan - what on earth is this: '⋮'? by jessamyn - Imaging, Reconstruct, Erase, Noise, Etc. - IRENE finds words by jessamyn - Right now, the official U. S. Time is: by Going To Maine - What time is it? by silusGROK - The search for the Enormous Pippin continues by web-goddess - Failure is Inevitable. What Matters is How You Deal With It. by thatwhichfalls - Florida Dog takes Florida Man's car for a heckin' fun ride! by Lizard Ask MetaFilter - Strategies for leaving a note for myself in a library book for 20 years by rileyray3000 - Mustache Pageant Colour Commentary by nathaole - An ice-cold glass of blood?? by catcafe - What are your top Oboe jams to displease my roommate? by Krawczak - Are small scratches in new stainless steel appliances normal? by rouftop - a comment by rouftop - Looking for affordable, quality clothes in Toronto by jb - E-ink ereader with a strong screen - or a strong case by jb - How many books are printed in one edition of a book? by plant or animal - How to clean ears before ear mold? by madonna of the unloved - a comment by Lutoslawski - National Geographic was wrong!! by Melismata - a comment by Ashwagandha - Another question about telephones in 1991 by swheatie - What is your chill vibe? by Phyltre MeFi Music Featured in this episode: - Skeleton Dance by usonian - Magic Show by AppleSeed - Stones/Water/Time/Breath by youarenothere - Fire Over The Deep by Devils Rancher MetaTalk - Secret Quonsar 2019 THANK YOU! by pjsky - 'Guess My Word' by bq - Mefi Mall 2019 by frimble FanFare - Watchmen! - The Mandalorian! - The Good Place! - Till Death Do Us Blart!

    • 1 hr 32 min
    157: That's The Title, Everyone Get Back To Work And Thank You

    157: That's The Title, Everyone Get Back To Work And Thank You

    It's our Halloween episode, which is not particularly spooOOOOooOOoooky because I accidentally left it out on the counter overnight after we recorded it yesterday. But jessamyn and I catch up on the last month of MeFi stuff and you can't prove that there wasn't also a ghost on the call. Runs about 90 minutes. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - Jessamyn went to trivia as a kangaroo - eyeball humanoid street art - on the subject of RIP blogs - Beware of Mr. [Ginger] Baker - No Context No Context Twitter Accounts - the MeFi wiki's Hey, That's Me! page Jobs - Old Photo Retouching by kathrynm - arXiv.org python developer by bdc34 Projects - Printable Totally Real Birds of the World 2020 Calendar by COBRA! - Orange Grove Tool Sheds and Utility Boxes of Oliva, Spain by dobbs (MeFi Post) - ??, an emoji adventure by NMcCoy - Images in Detail by rory - All the Buddha Boxes: 70 Songs for 70 Years of China by beijingbrown - What Is Your Deal With Carly Rae Jepsen? by Maaik MetaFilter - Christians (actually) hiding secret messages on vinyl records! by jessamyn - 80×25 by cgc373 - Basketball is basketball. You know what I'm saying? by cashman - Thinking Outside the Plane by aws17576 - Nice Is Different Than Good by The Whelk - TIL... how to do picture descriptions in twitter for blind/sight-limited by hippybear - The Mystery of the "Terminator" Theme Time Signature by WCityMike - :emoji: by Fizz - Ginger Baker is gone. by Freedomboy - Then it happened. Tyler finally croaked. by Atom Eyes - Tour Halted Immediately After Scandal! Willie will never perform again! by 3j0hn - 38 people are looking at this FPP by Vesihiisi - In spite of present difficulties, hold on and give me optimism. by eotvos Ask MetaFilter - Orca-moose predation by jeather - Finding Canada Post parcel lost in the US by skycrashesdown - Music for a Winter Garden by sciencegeek - An Edible Curse by Acheman - How to deal with finding out decades later that mom was an alcoholic? by Anonymous - Tonight's NCIS - what is going on? by lungtaworld - Surgery vs. natural remedies for osteoarthritis by htm - Examples of overly simple solutions that were wrong by amtho - Fun feminist songs by hotchocolate - Every Photograph of Frederick Douglass by The Blue Olly - What's the origin of "Portland Orange"? by cortex - Unique Road Signs From Your Neck of the Woods by Fizz FanFare - Saturday Night Live: Chance the Rapper/Chance the Rapper by jessamyn MeFi Music Featured this episode: - chords 'n gourds by CarrotAdventure - A New Flame by srednivashtar - Invocation by Wolfdog MetaTalk - Rolling out some updated site documentation by cortex - Post Your Name Month! by Orange Dinosaur Slide - non-ascii tags in posts by signal - secret quonsar: can you take over? by julen - The Internet 50 by progosk

    • 1 hr 26 min
    156: Wasting All My Time Time

    156: Wasting All My Time Time

    Jessamyn! Me! Podcast! MetaFilter! Talking! Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - some facts about the number 156 - Lurking, by Joanne McNeil Jobs - Help plan a DIY US tour for an indie stage magician type by divabat - Photos in Vienna, Austria by eleanna - Adjust a sewing pattern by Melismata - Purchase a ticket for a show in Osaka by btfreek Projects - Cheating Hangman by avapoet (MeFi Post) - A Forest Tale by coevals - ButtyStock - the number one site for free crisp sandwich photos by malevolent (MeFi Post) - Incredible Doom: Season One by churl - I built a text-based trivia game. by juliebug MetaFilter - Odious ideas are not entitled to hide from criticism by sfenders - G'day, Chris here by noneuclidean - Grievous Spectacle Y/N? by Miko - a comment by jessamyn - Look, up in the sky! It's a flying squirrel! No, wait--a sugar glider! by sugar and confetti - The Unsolved Case of the Most Mysterious Song on the Internet by hippybear - Libraries Battle Over eBooks by MrGuilt - Novel Fencing Material by Eyebrows McGee - You can automate a lot of things. Sewing isn't one of them. by bitteschoen - This is just to say by Mchelly - "It tastes like hot bread that a strawberry sneezed on" by Johnny Wallflower - Welcome...To The Fumble Dimension by NoxAeternum - CROOOFFMEE by overeducated_alligator - first day of March will be slightly noisier than most by cortex - Gizapon my works and despair by GnomePrime Ask MeFi - Pronouncing 'jojoba' by dianeF - a comment by desuetude - Can anyone read/identify this inscribed tablet, Arabic maybe? by gudrun - Does anybody know anything about Antique Typewriters? by Sphinx - Jews of Metafilter, lend me your opinions, please. by BlahLaLa - Non-Obvious and Easy Pop Culture Vampire Costumes by superlibby - Entertainment for decompressing by crunchy potato - a comment by Serene Empress Dork - What's up with the New Pornographers' chord progressions by umbú - Single mefites with no dependents, what does your will look like? by exceptinsects - How can I talk to my partner about decluttering? by jschu MetaTalk - Climate Strike Day on Metafilter by restless_nomad - Good discussions on the Blue about Big Things at their infancy? by AgentRocket - Metatalktail Hour: Fashion Police by Eyebrows McGee - This is Just to Say by Ghidorah - Just Happy Things. by Fizz - Happy birthday, Jessamyn! by lauranesson FanFare - The Good Place is back for a final season - Bake Off is back too - speaking of back, also SNL Music Featured on this episode: - In the Key of Escape by The Vice Admiral of the Narrow Seas - It Don't Matter Who's First In Line by ORthey - Time by Bluebird Wine - Both Hands - cover (Ani DiFranco) by howfar - Manhattan Skyline by rangefinder 1.4

    • 1 hr 39 min

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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.

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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.

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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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