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Podcast and Blog Stats for 2016: Most Popular, Most Downloaded, and Other Oddities

24 Feb

I haven’t done one of these posts in a while, but after randomly looking at our download figures, I got the bug to share what has been popular on this podcast and on the blog. So, with that in mind, the following are a few “top 10” lists of the most popular posts and episodes of 2016 and all time according to our WordPress statistics. I’ve also included a list of our most downloaded episodes of all time using data from our file host, which makes for some curious comparisons.

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#52. Rogue One (2016) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

25 Dec rogue-one

Rebels, galactic empires, and star wars, oh my! In this very special Christmas episode of the show, we review the newest addition to the Star Wars universe:  Gareth Edward’s Rogue One. We explore the film’s themes, its contributions to the universe, some criticisms, and much more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

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#42. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

29 Feb The Man Who Fell to Earth

David Bowie, TV addictions, and H2O, oh my!  In this episode, we celebrate David Bowie’s career by talking about his music and reviewing his unique science fiction epic, The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976).  We tackle the film’s politics, the terrors of modern society, and much more!  Plus, our introduction contains a bonus cat and a bonus David Annandale student riot tale!  Cool, right?!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

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#37. Ex Machina (2015) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

27 Jul Ex Machina -- 2015

The Turing test, eccentric billionaires, and the singularity, oh my!  In this special edition of Shoot the WISB, Rachael takes Shaun and Paul on a journey through Alex Garland’s directorial debut, Ex Machina.  We explore the film’s treatment of AI, its themes, its women, and much more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

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276. Live at CONvergence! Space and Its Discontents (On Contact and Gravity)

8 Jul Contact -- Poster

Alien messages, space debris, and space women, oh my!  The Robogoblins descend upon CONvergence to discuss Gravity and Contact.  We tackle how each film addresses religion, science, trauma, and female characters, and we explore the optimism of Contact versus the pessimism of Gravity.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 276 — Download (MP3)

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