By Allison Johnson
Blog Content Contributor
My senior year of high school, I applied to Texas State to study mass communication. That year, I began to expand my range of where I received content from, knowing I would someday like to write entertainment columns one day. I became an avid visitor of satire sites such as Total Sorority Move and The Onion.
Out of all the platforms I visited daily, Barstool Sports gave me an opportunity to do more than just read a blog and get a good laugh out of it. Their social media is killing the game. Anyone who is friends with me knows I will tag them in a post on Barstool’s Instagram page daily. The content sent in is hilarious and the fact that I feel like I must share it with others says a lot.
Their Instagram account is thriving, but let’s talk about what else I got out of the site. It was one of the first sites besides 101X to introduce me to podcasts. I am a huge fan of KFC Radio. No, not Kentucky Fried Chicken. I’m talking about Kevin Clancy.
As of November 14, 2017, KFC Radio has reached 300 episodes. Now, what kind of content can you hear on this podcast? Just about anything. And if you’re thinking, “I’m 99.9 percent sure whatever they talk about on there is a bit raunchy,” well, it can be. On this episode of KFC Radio, the guys discussed the end of AOL instant messenger.
During the episode, KFC and Feitelberg admitted to pretending to be girls on AIM to catfish guys. How do I find this funny or relate? When I was in high school, a group of friends and I got bored and catfished some older men on hotlines and fake Facebook profiles. We just wanted to see how gullible these guys were. If you were ever a victim of our catfish days, sorry for wasting your minutes and possibly gas money since we gave y’all fake meet-up locations. Petty, weird, I know. But listening to that podcast brought back so many memories to being a rambunctious teen at a sleepover.
I find it hilarious that these guys are 10 years older than me and were doing the same thing, just on AIM. It’s funny hearing those stories from the guys because it makes you realize, men and women are more alike than we think.
Some more content I find enjoyable is Chicks in the Office. Chicks in the Office is similar to the Barstool Rundown, except that the content is focused on one subject instead of four to six. It’s also hosted by women, Ria and Fran. Ria and Fran discussing things that are more targeted to women is great, because it’s another option to consider when looking for content online. Some of the content is very interesting and geared to all unique audiences. Apparently, Apple wants to create original TV shows now that are family friendly.
If you want the girls to discuss a specific topic, follow Ria on Twitter. She often tweets when they are taking topic submissions via DM on Twitter or Instagram. Besides the podcasts, blogs, and thriving social media, I really appreciate the personalities of the bloggers, podcasters, and producers for their raw, honest, and hilarious content.
Here’s some podcast recommendations. For my lovely fathers out there, listen to The Podfathers. For my heroic veterans, Zero Blog Thirty. It’s hosted by a Marine veteran who actually lives in San Antonio. For my hockey fans, Spittin’ Chiclets and of course, football fans, Pardon My Take is for you.
Featured image via Barstool.com.