Hugh Likes Podcasts: The Dork Forest
Hosted by Jackie Kashian
There are a lot of nerdy podcasts out there.  In fact, the later almost always implies the former.  But The Dork Forest is a nerd podcast in an entirely different vein, and it is one of the best.
Hosted by comedian Jackie Kashian, this is an interview show that dives deeply into the  unexpected and delightful things that we all dork out about.  Everyone has something they love, and Jackie finds out about the unusual obsessions of celebrity geeks.  This isn’t just Dungeons and Dragons and comic books, although subject have been covered in the past.  Anything could be a topic, from Presidential biographies to 70’s McDonalds advertising mascots.
A show like this could focus on the bizarre and incomprehensible aspects of these dorkdoms, but Kashian approaches her subjects with an empathy and sense of humor that celebrates their interests rather than points fingers.  The Dork Forest is a podcast that celebrates wonderful and weird corners of nerd culture at a time when so much of fan discussion has devolved into mean-spirited yelling, internet trolling, and attempts to dictate how other people should enjoy things.
The Dork Forest is a geeky ray of sunshine that always shows me something delightful and surprising.  The show can be found in your favorite podcatcher or at