Boston expat comedian Myq Kaplan has signed on as co-host of the weekly “Comedy Studio Podcast” produced out of the Union Square, Somerville, comedy club, replacing the outgoing Eli Levy. But he had terms.
Cambridge and Somerville have birthed plenty of podcasts, but there are a handful that not just capture something about the nature of the cities, but are ongoing enterprises you can subscribe to and expect to see pop up on a feed with regularity.
It’s not just there are fewer comedy shows to go to. The coronavirus lockdown is thinning the ranks of comedians as well, according to the panel hosting “The Comedy Studio Podcast” out of the Union Square comedy club and their Sept. 8 guest, comic Kathleen DeMarle.
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, the holidays have arrived in force, with a Christmas Cavalcade, Holiday on Ice, Klezmer Christmas and the like joining a ton of offerings in poetry, music and theater, much of it free.
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo returns, as does the GoreFest musical extravaganza, and the PodTales festival premieres; there’s a cemetery mushroom identification walk and much more.
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, there are new rounds of the Honk! festival of activist street bands, Lion’s Jaw dance and the Boston Hassle’s Black Market flea, and the “Savage Love” and No Sleep podcasts come for live shows.
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, there’s the return of East Cambridge’s Rib Fest as well as a free “Freak Show” psychedelic rock show, a “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text” podcast show, a slew of writers reading and much more.
There are reportedly some 700,000 active podcasts out there, making for 29 million downloadable episodes – but there’s one launching Wednesday that is about you: Danielle Monroe’s eight-episode fiction series “Republic of Camberville.”
As cool as it is that Cambridge has its very own annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, this year that fall event will be accompanied by something unique: PodTales, a festival of audio drama and fiction podcasting.