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Once upon a time, Americans gathered around the radio and listened to stories and jokes and pretended that was enough. Eventually the radios weighed less than 80 pounds and did not require an extension cord, and more eventually-er we discovered podcasts in the ancient ruins of Jesse Thorn's high school locker.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour specializes in audio drama, light on the drama, heavy on the audio. Beyond Belief is sort of The Thin Man Meets Ghostbusters.

One really fun thing as we leave the impossible-to-pronounce 10s behind and head into the roaring 20s (again) is how it's a thing to complain that things change. Dumping politically incorrect or sexist jokes does not ruin stand-up any more than it ruined movies or tv, and Men's Magazines evolving into Something We Still Want to Read is not ruining them.

Idiot investors is what's ruining them.

A few Christmas songs and stories while we wait for 2017 to finish burning down around us.

A few Christmas songs and stories while we wait for the year to finish burning down around us.

And if you'd like see a few more Christmassy posts, here they are.

Happy Holidays, everyone. Stay safe.