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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 • 23 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.

    179: Calendrical Is Totally A Word

    179: Calendrical Is Totally A Word

    In our triumphant return to posting podcasts at the turn of the month, Jess and I talk about time management and reminders, complicated conversational dynamics, the assassination of JFK (but only very briefly), and a bunch of somewhat more MetaFilter-centric things. We time-managed our way up to about 93 minutes. Also I play a euphonium. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - talkin' about fake cash which led to an old MeFi post - Chicken in the Corn - hey it's cranberry jelly - twitter discussion about trauma dumping - CALENDRICAL - jessamyn did some filing Jobs - Greasemonkey (or other) script to enable downloads by jessamyn - Shop at arch salvage store in Portland, OR for me by arnicae - Full Stack Developer by jchan Projects - Skittish, a playful space for online events by waxpancake - The F*****g Bible (warning: 7.5 MB) by ignignokt - The Stick Princess by Peach - I finally got my Murder Ballads book back into print! by Paul Slade - Princess Unlimited by yankeefog - "How to Sous Vide," a helpful cookbook by veggieboy - Formula Non (2009 - 2019) An Alternative F1 Photo Project by lawrencium MetaFilter - "The real Pacific Princess had a crew of 373, rather than 6" by jessamyn - a comment by cortex - a fluegelhorn is probably not a fluegelhorn, and vice versa by cortex - Film shows McD's trained new staff in proper use of Vulcan death pinch by not_on_display - Islands in the Stream by dorothy hawk - Divorced, beheaded, live! by Lorc - at the world you've left / and the things you know by fight or flight - Why so many people undercharge for their work by Bella Donna - Those who exist, have existed, or will exist in the vicinity of Omelas by brainwane - "the distance between reader and character or narrator" by brainwane Ask MeFi - a comment by brainwane - Where did the "Rock and Roll Ending" come from? by bondcliff - Why would I use a hot glue gun instead of just glue? by trevor_case - Tennis Pro decoded opponent's body language and serve? by umber vowel - How do you manage your time? by unicorn chaser - Then we'll take it higher - pop songs that are actually protest songs by Frowner - Waltham, MA ca. 1988 - 1990: Manufacturer of Geiger-Mueller Detectors? by ZenMasterThis - Seeking reputable carbon offset programs by Osrinith - Fun classic rock songs (Grateful Dead & more) to walk down the aisle to by Neely O'Hara - logistics! by everybody had matching towels MetaTalk - How MeFi (and other providers) deal with trust & safety issues by brainwane - Obit post: Speedlime by Pallas Athena - Newsletter 3: The Handovering by Eyebrows McGee - MetaFilter Gift Swap 2021 THANK YOU! by mochapickle - Mefi Art & Makers Group, Update by Glinn

    • 3 hr 6 min
    178: Leisure Suit Larry's, Uh, Pixels

    178: Leisure Suit Larry's, Uh, Pixels

    We got a rootin' tootin' podcast here. Darn tootin'. Can you both rootin'- and darn'- something that's tootin' in the same paragraph like this? I don't know. I really don't know. I might be going to podcast jail. Before that happens, though, here's me and jessamyn chattering about MetaFilter, the nature of daylight, representation vs. allusion in crappy old Sierra erotic comedy adventures, MetaFilter, the concept of (for some reason) No Nut November, "Meta", and who knows what else because we're both still getting used to the time change. It runs exactly, precisely, to the second 90 minutes. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - Jessamyn is a bee - I got a tattoo and literally everyone guessed right - remember, remember, the No Nut November, the Poe's Law'd Sienfeldian plot - Jess recently enjoyed reading Finna - I recently enjoyed rereading Dune, I don't have a link or anything, I just did is all - also Sierpinski Triangles - okay, on review I totally recognize that yodel breakdown in Focus' Hocus Pocus Jobs - Property project management and maintenance by Barbara Spitzer - Drop off a document at the PA Secretary of State in Harrisburg by Sheydem-tants Projects - The Worst House On The Internet by missjenny (MeFi Post) - Are You a Clickbait Genius? by malevolent - Saturday Afternoon Ikea Trip Simulator by dng (MeFi Post) - Mini-Project: Convert exported Metafilter comments to HTML, JSON, or MBOX by Kadin2048 - Mystic Paths - A new word board game! by meinvt MetaFilter - anyone who enjoys wild birds is a birder! birding is for everyone! by jessamyn - Aspirational rhetorical loquaciousness by simmering octagon - The United States Postal Service: "Non oficialis motto!" by not_on_display - Uh oh by Cookiebastard - Fractal vise by clawsoon - Welp, there goes my evening ... by dancestoblue - Off, dud, over, under, upon, hot, ono, oof, hi, lo, etc. by tss Ask MetaFilter - help me find more podcasts by jessamyn - HBTY HBTY HBD* HBTY by QuakerMel - How fast/reliable is TSA's lost and found? by LSK - What's a good name for an office can crusher? by box - Programming/computer science/IT terms that refer to obsolete tech? by potrzebie - Burying ethernet cable (or wireless??) by wenestvedt - I want to learn art by Brittanie - Donated to take a campaign over its goal. Goal changed afterwards. wtf? by scruss - Have Jazz Hands, Will Jazzercize by meese MetaTalk - MeFi Mall 2021 by hippybear - MetaFilter Gift Swap 2021 Signups by curious nu - MeFi Holiday Card Exchange by needlegrrl - NaNoWriMo 2021 by womb of things to be and tomb of things that were - Roll, Truck, Roll by lauranesson

    177: Good Soup

    177: Good Soup

    I accidentally wrote "make a podcast" on a colander instead of the calendar, so on the downside this episode is pretty late but on the upside it has been thoroughly rinsed. Is that anything? Can we do anything with that? Anyway, here's a podcast, it's about 90 minutes, and it involves me and Jessamyn getting off on at least a couple different tangents on the subject *of* getting off on tangents, so it's a very MetaFilter podcast indeed. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - look at this pretty and invasive Emerald Ash Borer - I still think Louis DeJoy sucks honestly - the kids on TikTok have been confounding me lately with what, it turns out, is audio of Adam Driver saying "good soup" - I feel like jessamyn's sister Kate isn't contributing enough - at some point we said something about librarycarpentry.org - also I am supposed to watch The Unbelievable Truth but I do not remember which one now - a flowchart of distractible storytelling Projects - 1,228,178 genetic variants, 2 million years by clawsoon - Datasette Desktop (macOS application) by simonw - Copying a mid-century stool....mid-14th century BCE by brachiopod (MeFi Post) - Wildcard Bicycle Novelties by adamrice - Invisible Sun by cstross - A channel vocoder walkthrough by ignignokt MetaFilter - What I learned about my writing by seeing only the punctuation by eotvos - "Also would've accepted Nine Inch Oates" by carrienation - DO YOU REMEMBER - Can someone explain how this video has 4.1M Views but has 200 likes????? by theodolite - "If we make more angry content, we get more engagement." by They sucked his brains out! - Rewild Your Attention by MonkeyToes - One Woman's Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia by cgc373 Ask MeFi - Can you help find the current location of this old Vienna address? by Miss T.Horn - Can you solve this mystery about a book? by grumblebee - a comment by pocams - Should my child's school's PTA accept cryptocurrency? by Toddles - Nervous system hacks/resets by danceswithlight - What's the oldest thing I can buy, just to have? by tiamat - "Y'know, this stuff is kinda wasted on just ponies..." by Wordshore - Preventing maggots in trash by Anonymous - a comment by Jack Karaoke - Looking for 90s sci-fi story about a librarian & all-knowing computer by kaisemic - Please help me solve a VERY DUMB plumbing emergency. by centrifugal MetaTalk - Metatalktails: Must be the season of the ... which? by taz

    • 2 hr 54 min
    176: Low-Key Podcast

    176: Low-Key Podcast

    Jessamyn and I managed to stumble our way into and through a podcast despite both having the needle pegged hard to E this afternoon, and here is recorded evidence of that fact, at about 75 minutes. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - Jessamyn is still cleaning out her mom's house. - like seriously that's a lot of books - Also, it is Virgo month of leisure, which seems fair, he works really hard in his movies and—oh, I'm being told that Viggo - Samuel Taylor Coleridge is not Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and, by the commutative property, vice versa Jobs - Writing Editor by parmanparman Projects - Antarctic survival manual: art for the pandemic and other disasters by SinAesthetic - New England Carnegies by jessamyn - Pattern Explorer by reventlov - Procedural bit-pattern art by suetanvil - The Camera Offset Project: Hide your face. Save the world. by missjenny - thoughts.page by wesleyac MetaFilter - Cats. Trees. Cat trees. by ardgedee - 40 albums, 1 year, & Mike Townsend hit a Grand Slam by CrystalDave - Nandi Bushell and Foo Fighters by mokey - AIDS denialism in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? by The Ardship of Cambry - Frank Herbert heard "shows within shows" and got excited by cortex - All Your Mashups Belong to Us by WCityMike2 - If you're not Kubla Khan by Sokka shot first - Come as you are? Nevermind by girlmightlive - Hot coffee + brandy + tranquilizers + turpentine = Houses of the Holy by jessamyn - Chuck Close 1940 - 2021 by ardgedee Ask MetaFilter - Can anyone identify this song? by marimeko - Music copyright and TV licensing by soonertbone - 2020 Olympics Best-Of, No Spoilers Edition by exceptinsects - Cashing old checks by Anonymous - Is the concern over vegetarians getting enough protein overblown? by rjacobs - Commonly taught facts/trivia that are oversimplifications by Seeking Direction - a comment by backseatpilot - 1883 House - Money Pit? by imjustsaying MetaTalk - August is MetaFilter fundraising month by cortex - Hey, it's a MetaFilter newsletter! by cortex - Call Me By My Name: Mefi Newsletter 2, the Denominated by taz

    • 2 hr 30 min
    175: Don't Throw The Banana Peel In The Toilet

    175: Don't Throw The Banana Peel In The Toilet

    It's only the first day of August, but the weather in Portland is such that it already feeling like plural dog days have elapsed. And yet, through it all, a podcast episode drags itself through the sun-baked streets to appear, sweating and winded, on your doorstep. Come along with Jessamyn and I as we...chatter about MetaFilter? Basically what we normally do. This one's about an hour and 45. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - the wikipedia article on 175 has, since recording, lost the specific nag it had when we were discussing it! - jessamyn has been catsitting - more like the hooey decimal system - wellllll, Godot? We're WAAAAAAITTIiiiing! - freedom to tinker - you ever (Stevie) Wonder about the clavinet? - it's a BEACH that makes you OLD - jessamyn's maple dealer Projects - Quarantine Happy Hour concert archive by hades - Recollections Of A Summer by dng - The Sound of the Far Future by ignignokt MetaFilter - Patterns by They sucked his brains out! - A unanimous vote for the right to repair. by mhoye - Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates joining Howard University by Nelson - Whammy Clavinet by Harald74 - His last purchases—beer, cigarettes, pot—occurred 18 years ago. by Grandysaur - Happy birthday, Metafilter! by Melismata - Shawty Got Low in Those Apple Bottom Memes by jonp72 - All mountains are old, but the Appalachians are incomprehensibly old by Karmakaze - The world's first 1541 disk drive graphics demo by JHarris Ask MetaFilter - What to do in Vermont when traveling companion has mobility issues? by The Pluto Gangsta - How does MetaFilter have such a high user engagement compared to others? by oracleia - Nouns that you would never say "the" before? by ftm - Library book with potentially valuable author's signature by clair-de-lune - What song is this? by Trespassers William - Songs with radio clips? by ftm - Voices coming out of my iPad in the middle of the night by squink - Why is my gas bill so high? by artificialard - Friends' anxiety makes me angry/anxious by unicorn chaser - Dating Failure by Aranquis - How commonplace is crossing one's arms at Catholic communion? by Charity Garfein MetaTalk - Metatalktail Hour: Sneaky pet/kid stories by LobsterMitten - MetaFilter's new Privacy Policy document by cortex - A change in moderator coverage of the site by cortex - 1. money 2. budget 3. ??? 4. profit!! by bendy - Donated By "Anonymous" by cursed MeFi Music Featured in this episode: - Car Music by gt2 - You Should Eat Your Yellow Vegetables by not_on_display - Brazilian Brooks by CarrotAdventure - Signal Tower by edlundart

    • 3 hr 36 min
    174: Knobs and Dials

    174: Knobs and Dials

    Jessamyn and I were both feeling excessively chatty today so this one clocks in at about one hour fifty five, with discussions about MeFi, Ask, etc. along with a bunch of wanderings and heat wave chatter. Also there is a spider and a bird, and Jessamyn saw a bear outside her window. Also I fixed my goddam GarageBand, so we have music tracks again. I missed those. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - i made a podcast spider friend and Jessamyn made a podcast bird friend - of which, Michael Fogleman is a bird nerd AND a math nerd - Find out ahead of time if the dog dies in the movie, or various other content warnings, at doesthedogdie.com - we mentioned user soy bean's 'Change the Subject' Documentary at one point - of which, see also the Conscious Style Guide - more like LAST aid kit amirite Job(s) - Technical Project Manager by ochenk Projects - Penrose tiling quilt by ubermuffin (MeFi Post, and see also his excellent Penrose quilt roundup) - A couple of utilities for PICO-8 by Mister_Sleight_of_Hand - NPR's Joy Generator by Four String Riot - object: murder is a hand-drawn comic about objects with murderous intent by obliquicity - My attempt at the Trans Am Bike Race by adamrice MetaFilter - The Moving Finger of WhoWunIt by jenfullmoon - The Errand Friend Hang/Date by ellieBOA - 'The Broken Earth' to be Adapted by Quonab - The Tactile Beauty of Buttons, Meters, Knobs and Dials by chavenet - look out for fast mimes by cortex - patron records and circulation privacy in libraries by brainwane - Tubes consume a lot of electricity, as it turns out by They sucked his brains out! Ask MeFi - Pasta Sauces Wanted - One-time fees that are worth it? - What song is this? by Trespassers William - Can one practise to be patient? by Nieshka MetaTalk - Metafilter Pride by zamboni - Summer book bingo! by The corpse in the library - Ways to make posts more accessible for neurodivergent folks by Sheydem-tants - Do we really need to use the m word? by lemur - What's Wrong With The Guardian? by CCBC - Metatalktail Hour: I'm Gonna Do Something With It Eventually by cortex - Rosemary's Baby's Day Out by DirtyOldTown FanFare You know what's pretty good? That Loki show is pretty good. Music Featured tracks in this episode: - Io Buggy by ignignokt - Seven Up / Old Sledge / All Fours by hades - Guardian by q*ben - That's The Story Of My Life by MajorDundee

    • 3 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 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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