The Message, Received

Matt Marrone recounts his history with fiction podcasts, starting with Welles’ 1938 War of the Worlds and ending with the 2015 The Message.


Rookie of the Year: The Scariest, Saddest Song of 2016

“What happens when you can’t even remember those favorite things that make you not feel so bad?” Matt Marrone on the horror of Daughter’s first track of 2016.


Rookie of the Year: I am Google Cardboard

“I am Google Cardboard. I come to this realization slowly.” Matt Marrone explores VR, horror, and childhood with a cardboard case and an expensive smartphone.


Rookie of the Year: Jesus Stalks

“When I go to church, it’s not to worship. It’s to stalk musicians.” Matt Marrone finds a way to enjoy his favorite off-tour band live.


Rookie of the Year: A Matter of Time

“Why am I floating above the city of Toronto?” Matt Marrone gets creative with a suite of CG geometric iOS photography additives.


Rookie of the Year: Your Game Just Wants Some Space

“We all know what it’s like to need a videogame. But what about when a videogame no longer needs you?” Matt Marrone on Fallout Shelter and the self-playing game