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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.

    187: Man, It's A Hot One

    187: Man, It's A Hot One

    Belated podcast for August, American summer is just like that. No idea what we talked about, but I know we had a good time. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Jobs Transfering faculty profiles (~150) into a new format by Shepherd UX/UI Design Intern (Sep-Dec 2022) by jchan Projects Woefully Neglected by Devils Rancher Nelson's Linkblog by Nelson IUDs for All by thandal Making a watermlon chair from green wood by twirlypen Every Diner in Whatcom County, WA by cidrab Latent Space Netsuke by gwint AUTOEXEC.CAT by oulipian I... HAVE... THE POWER ️ by Rhaomi The Kubrick Times by malevolent Metafilter "with this sign for beautiful, there is no objection" by jessamyn You really should watch a manhole entrance get replaced by majick Nice threads by janell "Have you ever wondered what happens to the things you leave behind?" by Kattullus The word on the Bird by storybored I AM IN SO INTO YOU by MollyRealized There was good money to be made as a beatnik by wesleyac Ten Million Power by ThePinkSuperhero "What's it like to be a girl in a band?" by box Ask Metafilter My friends are struggling but I am also struggling. How to balance? by anonymous When did cars stalling fall off as a movie/TV trope (and in...reality?) by cortex Out of Sync by invincible summer Your favorite stars-with-fans videos? by wenestvedt How do I maintain a happy little kitchen? by pleasebekind Tell me your one weird trick for loved one caretaking/advocacy by rednikki Comedy Suggestions to Watch with my 70-year old Mother by pdxhiker Does anyone else mishear the chorus in "Institutionalized"? by Boxenmacher Metatalk Metatalktail Hour: Life's Unwritten Rules by Taz Miscellaneous Ronni Solbert, Children's Book Illustrator, Dies at 96 Sign for MA Route 187 Wikipedia's entry on One Eighty Seven The Untold Story of the Zip Code zipmap.net WHAT IS THIS? Complexity 2022: Innovations in Weaving Sleater-Kinney (Three Interlinked Wireframe Cubes)

    186: Am I Being A User Right Now

    186: Am I Being A User Right Now

    It's episode 186 of the MeFi podcast, with Jessamyn and I...and loup! Who joined us to talk a bit about their experiences with internet past and present and their last couple of years as they've been working here. The three of us have a long and winding conversation about community management, internet ethics, MeFi in particular, the recent transition process, etc. Runs about 90 minutes. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download We were so busy just talking about Stuff that we did very little of the normal thread review this time, so the notes are real short. We mentioned in passing: - jessamyn's adventures with the filtering Facebook - the latest Transition Team update - goofy amazon reviews e.g. this old post Music - On The Blue (With Apologies to John Coulton, Valve, Et Al) by cortex - Make it Out Alive by Maaik - A Conversation by thatwhichfalls

    185a: V Rising and Severance

    185a: V Rising and Severance

    Random podcast bonus content! Jessamyn and I decided to do a mid-month episode to just chat about a couple media things we liked. Is it a FanFare podcast? I dunno! Will we keep doing it? I dunno! But it was fun and so here it is. We talk about V Rising, a survive-o-craft vampire game I have been very much enjoying, and about Severance, a TV show that we have both enjoyed tremendously. Runs just about an hour. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download - V Rising's homepage - Severance on FanFare - that's all for links, what do you want from me, I don't even work here

    185: A very wearing my bathrobe all day day

    185: A very wearing my bathrobe all day day

    It's episode 185 of the MeFi Monthly Podcast, with Jessamyn and I talking for a good chunk up front about the whole process over the last couple months of figuring out transferring ownership of the site from me to her. We also talk about, like, good stuff from the site for most of it. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Once again I am gloriously doing almost no work in causing this post to be here; thanks again to eotvos who has once again done all the actually fiddly bits in turning Jess and I rambling on mic into an actual mix down and pile of text as seen below. Projects - I made Some Tools by bondcliff. - The Daily Brief -- News as Information by jkrobin. - ... a look back at your Amazon shopping history by ph00dz. - Every .horse domain by Shepherd. - Dark Patterns Now Available on Android and iOS by cosmic owl. Metafilter - Mechanical Watch by Devils Rancher. - blank blank in the blank of blankety blank, blank blank? by Ten Cold Hot Dogs. - The "FU" is how you answer the phone when the man tries to bring ya down by not_on_display. - The Uselessness of Phenylephrine by brainwane. - Something Went Very Wrong by cavenet. - Things that Make White People Uncomfortable by box. - The Mefi-wiki page about Givewell. - Now you know your A-B-Trees by secretdark. - You're welcome, Matt, by zenon. Ask Metafilter - Everything Everywhere All At When? (streaming) by fleecy socks. - How should I learn Linear Algebra? by cortex. - Expressing a line figure as a set of triangles by Tell Me No Lies. - Advice on Art Appraisals, by Saxon Kane. - Navigating complicated grief for alcoholic father by showeringsuns. - What happened to the squatters? by wesleyac. - Is saying "I'm proud of you" patronizing? by Dressed to Kill. - Is it wrong to use these antique postcards as postcards? by The corpse in the library. Metatalk - Paperwork & Bodywork: short virtual anti-procrastination calls by brainwane. - [MeFi Site Update] May 25th by loup and staff. - MetaFilter: A Utopia of Rules? by General Malaise. - A MetaFilter User Survey by curious nu and the transition team. Music clips - Bigass Pizza Blues by CarrotAdventure - Look At Me by transitional procedures. - One Month Dragon by srednivashtar - For Each One To Discover (AO) by q*ben. - End Credits by CarrotAventure.

    184: Sentences are music

    184: Sentences are music

    I didn't edit or write this month's podcast (other than this little bit)! Thanks so much to eotvos for all his work on this; note his note at the end of the podcast about other possible contributions as well! In any case, Jessamyn and I talk about MetaFilter as we are wont to do; it runs the usual 90-ish minutes. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Projects - BOKEH game by malevolent - Reunion Tour by Valrus - Set Side B by JHarris - Ancient Animals by moonmilk Jobs - Usability and Delops cluster hire by rockindata - Freelance project uploading to our CMS by Magami (filled) Metafilter - Elon Musk wants to buy twitter by joannemerriam - the fail whale could not be reached for comment by fight or flight - Harder Drive: Hard drives we didn't want or need by zengargoyle - Medical Gaslighting by dancing leaves - Calleafgraphy by curious nu - I promise you, all of us up here tonight, we WERE that kid! by hippybear - This is the time, and this is the record of the time by oulipian - The Onions Has Been Permanently Banned from Twitter by DirtyOldTown - A LaserWriter dreamscape by furtive - I'm better at this than you are at everything you do. by Etrigan - Gonna go down to Black Mesa and get myself a BajaaAAaaAa Blast by cortex - "...a lot of fuss over a flight with one takeoff and one landing." by jessamyn Ask Metafilter - what have you got in your pocketses? by RobinofFrocksley - Holes found in Net by storybored - Umbrella/generalist terms for jobs/roles that have distinct subroles? by cortex - Where is a pot a kettle? by evilmomlady - Heavy, flat and cheap? by bondcliff - What media hit you differently the second time around? by jeszac - Find me gentle, fictional, happy ending TV by rednikki Fanfare - Our Flag Means Death: Season 1 by gladly Metatalk - Ch-ch-ch-changes! by Eyebrows McGee - Transition Team Post #1 by warriorqueen - Transition Team initial discussion summary and kickoff by cortex - Masto and other accounts by Fiasco da Gama - https://metatalk.metafilter.com/26053/Four-years-of-Mefi-Card-Club by Sparky Buttons Music clips - Hope After Despair by gt2 - Halt to Start by q*ben - Chase Music for an Imaginary Low Budget Cyberpunk Movie by thatwhichfalls - The Only Load the Lord Has Given Me, with Thanks for His Grace by youarenothere - Plumbium by q*ben

    183: Severance, not Succession

    183: Severance, not Succession

    It was a very busy turn of the month so we're wandering in pretty late with this episode. I talk a little bit about my recent decision to transition away from running MetaFilter (but we'll, inter alia, keep podcasting); Jessamyn and I talk about MeFi stuff as per usual; we establish that she started watching the wrong show and couldn't figure out why people liked it; and we chatter about at least three words we're not sure how to pronounce and establish, once more, that neither of us can read IPA. Runs our usual "about 90 minutes". Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - Jessamyn has been reading The Rabbi Small Mysteries - I have been tweeting about Semantle and word2vec - turns out it's psychosomatic, ADDICT, insane, not "attic", which does make more sense - we didn't do an April Fools thing this year, but there was a nice thread chatting about 4/1 stuff past Jobs - Distinctive Collections Coordinators by mfoight - Distinctive Collection Librarian / Archivist by mfoight - Call for submissions for women's writing anthology by Flock of Cynthiabirds Projects - A VR Schizophrenia Simulator for Us All by Lillitatiana - Anoited by ignignokt - You think you're addicted to Spelling Bee? by AMyNameIs - Hermit Crabs of Paradise Cove, Vanuatu by dobbs - Brass sextet for 6 trumpets and epic digital signal processing by range - Crafting: Ceramics and Metal Wire Trees by gemmy - Guess the AI Jukebox artist by Rhaomi MetaFilter - "Get Free Gold Rush Land Today!" by jessamyn - You are now subscribed to Random Ball Facts! by loquacious - How to make writing easier to read for everyone by storybored - Not what I usually associate with talking mushrooms by clawsoon - Guess the Secret Word! by not_on_display - Mission Accepted.....Mission Complete. by Fizz - These boots were made for narrative photographic essaying by cortex - "reform all the tawdry inefficiencies" by brainwane - The Inevitability Of Bushveld by cortex Ask MetaFilter - You too can be "Jew for a Day!" by Drasher - Funeral smalltalk by b33j - How to find what was on p29 of a 1954 issue of Canadian Bride magazine by paduasoy - This is the best __________ I know of.... by dobbs - Looking for sounds that shout their gender by nosila - How do you interpret Maimonides' levels of charity in a modern context? by dorothy hawk - Outdoor art installations around the world? by cyndigo - Have there been any art shows where the art didn't exist? by andoatnp - Do cavemen have more fun? by Jubey - It's a round...thingy? by cortex - Have the things you find on the ground changed in the last 30 years? by bdc34 - Name this fragment of a tune by mpark - Help me buy a great film! by JimN2TAW - a comment by jessamyn MetaTalk First steps in some MetaFilter changes by cortex

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Lego Damashii ,

Meta-Meta-Filter!

I love this podcast. MetaFilter is the best of the web, and this podcast is the best of MetaFilter. Or at least it’s what the awesome Jessamyn and Cortex think is the best/most interesting/weird.
They are two of my favorite parasocial friends, and the show is casual and interesting every time!

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.

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