Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the best podcasts you should be listening to about movies (and other things) so you don’t have to make any more hard podcast decisions ever again.
Movie Podcast of the Week
The incredible thing about podcasts is how useful they are. There are so many podcasts that aim to teach you about business, happiness, psychology, or any other interest you’d like to hear about. And the great thing is often these master classes are taught by real masters.
Scriptnotes is such a podcast. Hosted by John August (writer of Big Fish and Go) and Craig Mazin (The Hangover Parts 2 and 3) Scriptnotes is a podcast about writing in Hollywood. It goes through some of the methods for writing your script but also details how to pitch, sell, and market your script if you ever hope to see it get made.
There are also great episodes in which the hosts talk to seasoned writers like Aline Brosh Mckenna, Damon Lindelof and Rian Johnson. Even if you’re not looking to be the next William Goldman, this is still a fascinating look behind the curtain for any movie fan or writer, and well worth listening to just see what skills you pick up.
Where to Begin: That all depends on the kind of episode you want and the kind of lessons you want to learn.
Non-Movie Podcast of the Week
Everything’s Coming Up Simpsons
Though it is fashionable to talk about The Simpsons as some sort of relic that refuses to die, the show is still one of the best things ever made. The fourth season alone is one of the all-around great runs of television ever and the level in which the family from Springfield have entered our public consciousness is without equal.
The show deserves to be lovebombed and that’s where Everything’s Coming Up Simpsons comes in. Each episode, comedians Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott (along with a guest) talk about a single Simpsons episode. They talk about the characters, the themes, the experience of watching the episode and also go off on wild, hilarious tangents as well.
There are currently over 600 episodes of The Simpsons so really this podcast could run forever and that wouldn’t be a bad thing as it is intelligent, funny, and a lovely reminder that The Simpsons is absolutely awesome and that it’s time for you to start re-watching them.
Where to Begin: Pick an episode of The Simpsons you love and go from there.