this is not a review for this is not a podcast the podcast

Do you listen to podcasts? It’s cool if you do, and even better if you don’t. The internet has been flooded with podcasts whose hosts get into all sorts of conversations. Joe Rogan gets into the controversially bizarre, Ben Shapiro gets into the politically conservative, and Alex Jones used to get into controversially conservative. Meanwhile, there are podcasts like The No Jumper Show for your underground hip-hop fix, Welcome to Night Vale for your horror fiction, and The Ace Watkins Presidential Hour for your political satire with the gamer twist. With each of these podcasts, there are a set of fans who these shows are written for. So what do you recommend to someone who doesn’t really know what sort of podcasts they would like?

it’s a podcast, but, it also really isn’t

Logan Lofgren aimed to make a podcast that was real and raw. He set to make a show that was genuinely funny and entertaining, and he somehow made exactly that, but all without forcing any comedy bit onto us, or struggling to follow a certain narrative or scripted structure. The content he gives you is exactly as it is titled: “this is not a podcast…the podcast.” Lofgren narrates this show in a cheeky Peter Parker kind of way as a look behind the scenes of the podcast’s creation. To put it simply, it’s a very meta podcast. We’re taking a look into this guy’s life as his show is being made in the duration of his recording sessions. You never know what will come up, or where his show will go next. Is it mundane? Well, sure, but life is mundane, isn’t it?

Just rip your eyes away from all of the screens it has a hard time peeling from, calm your mind as it struggles to cease from racing across thousands of thoughts a second, and sit with Logan for an episode of this podcast, which again, isn’t a podcast. Reality can be as simple, or as relatable as his reality is. You invest in what life throws at you, or rather, at Logan. The minor struggles, the confusion, despair, and yes, mild hijinks of creating a successful podcast become as riveting as any fictional show or podcast written. But that’s how Logan Lofgren gets you; the reality of it is…it isn’t fiction. What you hear is all actually happening, and the fourth wall crumbles as you chuckle and sigh in amusement as you and Logan journey with Irish musicians, K-Pop stans, the Chocolate Rain guy, and Keanu Reeves throughout these episodes. (Yes. Keanu Reeves.)

Take the opportunity to take in what there is to offer in this show. It is not a podcast, according to the title, but if it doesn’t become one of your new favorite podcasts to listen to, then Logan Lofgren will personally pay you $1. Loads of people end up loving it though; myself included. Hell, I’m not even much of a podcast guy myself, but I do love bingeing content.

If you’re interested, check out the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. If you’d like to do more to support the podcast, you can head over to the Patreon to learn more. Check out this is not a podcast on Twitter, and let Logan know if you like the show. Or not. Either way, maybe hit the guy up.

“Stars and Monsters” Patreon Page!

Hey folks! Hope everyone is doing alright! At this point in time, I think this might be my 20th day or so under quarantine lockdown and stuff. Work officially put me under furlough and stuff, so unemployment was swell to file!

Anywho, I don’t wanna drone on and on about how the virus has affected my life and the rest of the world. We all know what’s happening. Some of us are seeing it unfold before our very eyes, while some of us are lucky enough to only be seeing it from the bombardment of the media. The United States government has failed us, America. This is what it looks like when the Dungeon Master of your D&D group is winging it the entire campaign. There’s chaos. And it sucks. But fear not, folks. While the guys up in the White House sort out all of that, they’ve given some breathing time for the Earth, and for others to evolve and grow as well. I promise you, it can be a good thing.

Like I said, the new Renaissance is coming, and new art with it! Such as the new web comic I’m setting to launch via Patreon! That’s right, folks, I’ve created a Stars and Monsters patreon page, and if you folks subscribe and support now, you’ll see new and exclusive digital content from all of my ongoing projects featured on this site! Pretty soon, there will be full web comics to read and view, and you can subscribe right now to see the development unfold and even help be a part of the creative process.

You can find the Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/sameerdiab. Thanks again folks. If y’all ever need anything, don’t hesitate to reach out. Stay lovely ✨

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