Best of the Web #127: I Have No Tabs And I Must Stream
In the latest podcast episode, cortex and jessamyn do their humble darnedest to catch up on the last two months of MetaFilter.
If you're looking for a low-key way to celebrate, drop in and join the wise, suave, and good-looking volunteers who help transcribe the podcast. (Thank you podcast transcribers! You are the best!)
... or if you prefer your celebrations more active, join the stalwart band of Pokemon Go obsessed Mefites as they report back from the field.
lately in MetaTalk:
Why, the site is a glorious peacock!: Announcing More Color for the Classic Theme
Mefi Podcast 114 is out: "I Say It's Spinach, And To Hell With It"
Discussing Books in Fanfare: Let's talk about books, baby
How YOU doin'?: What's new, MeFites? Have a life update you'd like to share?
Recently on Mefi, people and places around the world, enchanting, mysterious and magnetic:
Good luck finding parking: "The Precarious Architecture of 7 European Cliff Cities"
The REMAINS of Greenland project is attempting to locate and preserve archaeological sites in Greenland before they are lost to the destructive effects of climate change
Italians Compare the Arrival of Starbucks to the Apocalypse: pjsky's roundup of the unthinkable
Grace's Guide to British Industrial History is a project publishing the history of industry in the UK and elsewhere
"Being Iceland, it gets complicated": Saga Thing is a podcast about the Sagas of the Icelanders
Roadtrip like it's 1966: 1966 video photolog trips of selected highways via BC Ministry of Transportation
No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end: A short video from the British Geological Survey about Siccar Point
This month on MetaFilter's Best Of The Web podcast, cortex and jessamyn's special guest is each other as they pull a dynamic duo all by their collective lonesomes and talk about everything from MeFites' projects about inclusive sex ed and magic realism twitter bots to posts about maps and questions about navigating people's reactions to changing your appearance.
You like music? Of course you like music. And MetaFilter members post their music on MetaFilter Music, but what if you forget to go over there and look around?
Today on Mefi, a post from zarq about earbud.fm, a "friendly guide to great podcasts," while elsewhere around the site:
The latest Mefi podcast (with special guest Eyebrows McGee!)
And recently on Ask Me, Entertain my ears, smartly!; English-language podcasts from other parts of the globe?; Cozy (but dark) relationships / life advice podcasts?; Podcasts Please; Art history podcast suggestions?; good podcasts about extremely ancient history?; good podcasts about niche / specific interests hosted by funny people?; Ongoing fictional podcasts?; Star Wars podcasts?; Podcasts on addiction and substance abuse?
Take thirteen minutes and listen to episode 2 of the new short-form MetaFilter podcast, Out of the Blue, with cortex talking to writer Jess Zimmerman about her essay that spawned an enormous and riveting MetaFilter discussion thread.
And in case you missed it, check out episode 1 as well, about the snail that wouldn't die.
This month we're delighted to have special guest host and MetaFilter's favorite undertaker GJ ColdChef Charlet on the show to talk about some of the things he liked this month on the site, and about some interesting bits of the funeral home biz.