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Who are you and what do you do?
Matthew Latkiewicz. I write about drinks and drinking for places like Grub Street and McSweeney’s. AND YES: this writing is often done while drunk and/or hungover. When not drunk, I run the video team at a software company called Zendesk. I have a book coming out in the spring. It is called Drinking: A Manual, and has a very long subtitle. Please mark your calendars.
What podcasts do you listen to?
My podcast universe contracts and expands as I get more or less overwhelmed by how much internet shit I am trying to consume at any given moment. Right now, I am in contraction and just listening to my core shows:
I doubt my recommendations are new to an avid podcast fan. The above shows are pretty big guns as far as podcasts go, but they are also consistently great and so are RECOMMENDED. I am less of a news/information podcast listener and more of a story-telling podcast fan. One show I am not listening to as consistently, but which is the most exciting story-telling-audio-thing out there right now is called The Truth. If you haven’t heard it, do yourself a favor. It’s like old-time radio, but is not old-timey at all. It is the new new shit.
I listen to ZERO drink-related podcasts. I think this is because making a show about drinks and drinking is hard to make interesting and drinks-by-themselves is a subject I find very uninteresting. Also people talking about their drinks—wine tasting notes or how to make an Aviation or whatever—is something I try to avoid at all costs. Like Stanley Tucci hosted a tv show about wine and it was really, really bad. Don’t get me wrong. I love Tucci. Daytrippers is one of my favorite movies of all time, but that wine show was just… not good.
Maybe there are some good ones out there? I can imagine an interview show with bartenders would be interesting because bars are awesome.
How do you listen to podcasts?
I’m audio only for my podcasts, no video for me. So I listen on my iPhone 5 while commuting (I live in Oakland and work in San Francisco) or running. I use the built in apple podcast app, which is fine. I used to design and build websites (poorly) and I would listen on my computer using iTunes. But now that my work is mostly writing and editing video, I can’t listen that-a-way.
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