Podcasts have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment due to their content, accessibility, and ability to defeat boredom while performing mundane tasks. Support our community podcasters with this new list of lively, loveable, and local podcasts.
Corvallis is known to be a hub of education and knowledge, with Oregon State University at the center of it all. Here are a few educational podcasts to advance your knowledge about various topics.
Courtesy of Oregon State, Inspiration Dissemination brings audiences inspiring stories from OSU’s graduate students. Every week, a new grad student is invited on the show to share stories about their life and research. According to the Inspiration Dissemination blog, “By presenting these stories, we can present the diverse, human element of graduate research that is often hidden from the public view.”
Every Sunday at 7 p.m., listeners can tune in to the show on KBVR Corvallis, 88.7FM, or listen to the podcast whenever, which is featured on Orange Media Network for free or on Apple Podcasts. Find more information on their Facebook Page, Inspiration Dissemination or on Twitter, @kbvrID.
The Crazy Town podcast, produced by Corvallis think tank, the Post Carbon Institute, features hosts Asher, Rob, and Jason – three Corvallisites who, use “humor and in-depth analysis … [to] safeguard their sanity while probing crazy-making topics like climate change, overshoot, runaway capitalism, and why we’re all deluding ourselves.”
With episode topics ranging from global trade to raising kids in the age of climate change, Crazy Town is not only entertaining but informational.
Turn any mundane task into laughs with these local comedic productions.
The Irrelevant Podcast
The Irrelevant Podcast’s Facebook page claims them as “(probably) Corvallis’ stoniest podcast!” Host Santi and a range of guests record their smoke sessions and talk about anything and everything, often focusing on cinema. If you’re looking for an easy listen or funny, lighthearted ramblings, this podcast is perfect for you.
The podcast also usually includes a live version of the show every Monday at 10 p.m, but this may have changed to COVID-19 — find info here: https://www.facebook.com/TheLordBizwahLive/. You can listen to The Irrelevant Podcast for free on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Google Play. For updates and more info, check out their Facebook Page, The Irrelevant Podcast, https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheIrrelevantPodcast/posts/.
The Tangent Lounge
In the same vein as the aforementioned pod, The Tangent Lounge features hosts Dorrie and Gary, who describe their production as “an irreverent blurb of drunken comedy in podcast form.”
From Tangent residents, this podcast touches on almost everything as the hosts go on tangents (ha, get it?) about dating, menopause, C-pap machines, cults, and even condom snorting.
Have an adventure with this gaming-centered podcast.
The Spoony Bard’s Aural Theatre
This production, according to their Facebook page, “adapts old video games into old-timey radio dramas.” Featuring voice actors and special guests who guide you through various adventures, this podcast is truly a journey for your ears and brain.
This podcast can be found for free on The Spoony Bard’s Aural Theatre website, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, or Listen Notes. Follow their Facebook page, The Spoony Bard’s Aural Theatre, for more information.
Become inspired by this creative, OSU-produced podcast.
Beyond the Page
Another Orange Media Network production, Beyond the Page is specifically courtesy of Prism, OSU’s annual art and literary journal. This podcast features all things art; debating ink vs. watercolor, discussing the creation of an art journal, analyzing art in the news, and more.
New episodes come out every Thursday during the school year. Listen for free or tune in on Apple Podcasts or Listen Notes. Check out their blog while you’re at it.
Look no further for local sports coverage, provided by a Beaver alumni.
Produced by KOIN, Beaver Smack is hosted by OSU alumni Marcus Greaves, who provides “In-depth analysis, storytelling, game previews and much more” focused on Beaver sports. With guests like Oklahoma State sideline reporter Robert Allen and Beavers analyst Darrell Garretson, this pod is perfect for any Beaver fan looking for sports reviews and commentary.
Listen for free on The Podcast App, PodBean, or on Listen Notes.
For more local podcasts, check out our previous list.
By Cara Nixon