The problem with being a procrastinator is (obviously) putting things off until the very last minute. This sometimes leads to skipping things altogether, at least when they’re not essential. In
this last week’s Sunday Seven case, it was a combination of getting sidetracked and not coming up with any ideas. But I promised to blog throughout the entire Outlander season and finally thought of something Outlander related, so here goes.
Podcasts (and a Vlog) I Enjoy—to Varying Degrees
In reverse order (i.e., from least to most enjoyed):
7. Outlander Cast: The Outlander Podcast with Mary and Blake
This is a husband and wife team who conduct a variety of podcasts, including parenting and what to while in Rhode Island. Their Outlander podcast has been around since the beginning of the show. Mary is a reader and lover of the books; Blake hasn’t read the books but does seem to enjoy the show. I initially stopped listening shortly after finding them because Blake’s Boston accent was hard to listen to (no offense to Bostonians—I love your city!). I recently started listening again, and Blake’s accent seems to have dissipated.
6. A Dram of Outlander Podcast
The host is Desirre, a soft-spoken lass who’s easy to listen to. She’s a midwife who brings a unique medical/science take to the series. I don’t always agree with her, but she’s a highly intelligent and thoughtful podcaster.
Hosts Ginger and Summer are sisters who have been fans of the books for many years. They also have gorgeous singing voices and burst into song quite often. During Droughtlander, they provide read-alongs and discussions of the next book to be filmed, along with interviews of show writers other Scotland-ish experts.
4. Loinlander: The Most Unofficial Outlander Podcast
Another wife and husband team, Megan and Joe, Loinlander is one of the newer podcasts on the scene, having only begun with season 3. Like Mary and Blake, Megan is a long-time fan of the books and Joe… is not. But they’re funny and enjoyable to listen to.
Yes, this is indeed the Starz-sanctioned podcast featuring producers and writers of the series who provide commentary while watching the episodes. It’s something showrunner Ronald D. Moore started with Battlestar Galactica and continued over to Outlander. Recently the mantle seems to have passed to producers-writers Matthew B. Roberts and Toni Graphia (probably because Ron Moore has been busy with other projects) with an occasional appearance by Ron Moore’s Tall Ships partner, Meril Davis.
This vlog is the follow-on to the highly enjoyable and sadly missed “The Scot and The Sassenach” podcast. Unfortunately, the Scot and the Sassenach divorced this past year and have gone their separate ways. However, writing and story expert Lani Diane Rich has continued giving us brilliant insight into the series.
1. Podlander Drunkcast: an Outlander Podcast
Hosted by two friends, Allison has read (nearly?) all the books, and Julie has not (nor does she intend to). They are so absolutely hilarious, I sometimes scare my cat laughing out loud while listening. I love that Allison has a drama degree, and Julie seems to have some drama experience as well. They began podcasting season 2, then went back to rewatch and podcast season 1 during Droughtlander, and are now on, of course, season 3. And yes, they adore Murtagh and Duncan Lacroix that much! (Although I’m still not clear on the origins of “Pamplemousse.”)