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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.

    167: The Gang Records A Podcast

    167: The Gang Records A Podcast

    Back on something resembling a schedule, jessamyn and I chat about MetaFilter and also...other things? I am very punchy! This has been successfully posted! Have a great weekend! Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - have a wild Sukkot everybody - did you vote for your favorite rocks in the Mineral Cup? Jobs - Help me pack a studio apartment in Oakland by pinochiette (via this AskMe) - Principal IT Architect, Commercial and Medical IT by jenkinsEar Projects - Chess Patch Notes by thomaspark - Automanic Pixie Dream Girl by Just this guy, y'know - Lost Notes: 1980 by mykescipark - Roadside New Mexico: a photographic journey by wev5280 - Places In Space by dng - What caused institutions to take Y2K seriously? by brainwane MetaFilter - So the DVD copy protection was cracked, by mathowie - I ate the Pope by Cardinal Fang - wltm fat bears by fight or flight - Mouth Dreams: 2020 Gives Back by CrystalDave - A $90,000 Dome Home To Give Your Life Purpose by medusa - "Burning down parts of the city was one of the most popular solutions" by jessamyn - #guessthepaint by bitteschoen - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. by bile and syntax - Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus by bertran - Genealogist helps lay WWI veteran to rest by wenestvedt Ask MetaFilter - SKELETON question by longhaultrucker - Road scholars by Not A Thing - Help with Chord Progressions for Lucky Sue by circular - Home High Holy Days Traditions by carrioncomfort - What's the deal with pro athlete pre-game luggage? by zebra - How is data transferred over the internet? by lewedswiver - What to say in job application when supervisor will speak unfavorably? by kingbuzzie - What was this post apocalyptic educational program in the 1980s? by chrchr MetaTalk - Metatalktail Hour: The Past Is a Different Country by Eyebrows McGee - F*****g f***s, f*****g f***s, f**k this f*****g shit by nakedmolerats

    • 3 hr 37 min
    166: The Metafilter Monthly-ish Podcast

    166: The Metafilter Monthly-ish Podcast

    After an August break, jessamyn and I are back to talk about Metafilter, bad weather, libraries, Metafilter, blaseball, and Metafilter. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - element 166 is pretty UHH - and adorable but not-for-everyone hairless, eyeless kitty - mathowie still misses Google Reader - a useful introduction to Blaseball - a somewhat less useful one - welcome to Zook, Kansas - BAT QUARTERS Jobs - Blog migration by brainwane - Game UI/Generalist Programmer, Character Modeler, and VFX Artist by DoctorFedora - Android OAuth2 mentor to help improve some token refresh code by johngoren - Help me with WIX? by cyndigo Projects - Random Animal Crossing Island Dream Codes by disaster77 - 25 examples of Hackney & Islington's BLM street art by Paul Slade - What caused institutions to take Y2K seriously? by brainwane - "Cruiser" is a strong word for what it is now. But just you wait ... by donpardo - Mixolumia by davejh - linocut print: A Powerful Culture by cortex - ReLarn: A classic Roguelike, updated by suetanvil - A Book Of Beasts by dng MetaFilter - Emma Peel, Bond girl, Mrs. Danvers, Lady Olenna Tyrell, etc. by theora55 - "Tagaq's concerts serve as acts of resistance" by jessamyn - "she bought low, sold high, and kept her calm through every panic." by jessamyn - The problem is that this person cannot speak Scots. by Think_Long - Need a safety sign? by GuyZero - Never, ever, anger a librarian by Wordshore - Crying in blaseball is [censored] by taquito sunrise - How To Cook Steak by philip-random - An Awkward, Anomalous Step, Usually Skipped by adrianhon Ask MetaFilter - What would happen if you bought a ghost town? by ficbot - hacking cabin construction by history is a weapon - COVID trend? by snerson - a comment by fancypants - Swallowing Pills For Adults by Anonymous - What lounge chair is this? by lalunamel - Is it possible to stay socially distant at the Grand Canyon by nancynickerson - Are board game rules copyrightable? by escape from the potato planet - When I say lyrical sci-fi, you say... by Beardman MetaTalk - Metafilter Fundraising Month! by restless_nomad - Help cortex cut his hair, fundraising edition. by cortex - Dream Week by travelingthyme - MeFi Posts: $20 SAIT by jessamyn FanFare - Special Event: Blaseball Season 6 by cortex MetaFilter Music Featured in this episode: - Sweet Nell by hades - Heroes On My Sleeve by allaboutgeorge - Better Watch Your Step (It's The Charleston Shoe Thieves) by cortex - Song 1 by Kye - For Now, For Now by moonmilk

    • 1 hr 43 min
    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

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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