The Wrap Up: Some of our favourite new releases of the last year (ish)

Episode 51

Play episode

Here’s a little bonus for you: We asked some of the previous contributors from Infrequency what their favourite releases have been over the last year or so.

Here we are sharing 5 albums, with introductions and selected songs and we hope you find a new favourite. While some of these might appear on a few best-of lists, I bet there’s a couple that will be new to you. featuring music by the Weather Station, Wet Leg, Los Lobos, Michael Hurley, and Danny Elfman.

Thanks to Nick Hilditch, Aaron Troye-White, Ben Zimmer, William Shunn, and Jeffrey McDonald.

Thanks to Stylon Pilson and Taiko Taiko for the awesome theme music.

Featuring the wonderful...

Aaron Troye-White

Aaron Troye-White is a bilingual comedian, author, actor, and podcaster based in Bergen, Norway.  Besides Temporary Fandoms, he's a regular guest on the Flatten the Curve podcast and MYTH: Makes You Think, Huh?. He's appeared on Ylvis på Holmen where he was a runner-up on their Latterkongen talent competition. You can find his journalism and short stories in a number of publications you've never heard of.

Ben Zimmer

Ben Zimmer is a linguist, lexicographer, and all-around word nut. He is the language columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and you can find also find his words on words in The Atlantic, Slate, Politico, and Wired. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, where his wife and son tolerate his peculiar obsessions.

William Shunn

William Shunn is a writer and puzzlemaker in New York City.  A Hugo and Nebula Award nominee, his short fiction and poetry have appeared in Salon, Asimov's, F&SF, Analog, and many other publications. His memoir, The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary, is available from Sinister Regard Publishers. He is not welcome in Canada.

Jeffrey McDonald

Jeffrey McDonald is a biostatistician working in the field of healthcare research.  While trudging through math and science courses in college, he maintained a modicum of his sanity by studying Flamenco guitar and specializing in “Music History and Literature”.  As a lifelong music fan, he tries to make up for his complete lack of talent for creating music by enthusiastically obsessing over the music created by others.

Episode 51