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
Someone Else’s Movie
A lot of movie podcasts have quite a narrow focus. They focus on new releases, a certain genre, or, in some cases, a single actor. This focus is great for fans of those genres and actors, but it’s also nice to have a podcast that is unpredictable and changing week to week as that’s your best chance to hear about a movie you have never seen before and need to see.
Someone Else’s Movie is that kind of podcast. Each episode, host Norm Wilner is joined by a guest who wants to talk about their favourite movie (or at least a movie they love). The guests range from directors, critics, artists, producers, podcast hosts, writers, and even a chef, and there is no throughline for the movie choice except that it is beloved by the guest.
The great thing about this is that one week the episode is about ‘80s monster flick Tremors and the next they’re talking about Chinatown. This jumping around means that you’re sure to find either a movie you love or a movie you haven’t seen but will after being convinced by this podcast.
Where to Begin: I would dip in and out of this one. Maybe start with a movie you love and then a movie you haven’t seen.
Non-Movie Podcast of the Week
The Beef and Dairy Network
The Beef and Dairy Network podcast is the official podcast of the Beef and Dairy Network website and printed magazine. Each episode is sponsored by the (lethal to children and the elderly) grass replacement pellet, Graze-X.
Each week features updates on beef and dairy news, as well as interviews and trivia related to the fascinating world of producing beef animals and dairy herds, including the beef forecast (“Strong beef in the south”) and the milk prices (“Gold top topping at 1000 Yen”).
Sort of like Welcome to Night Vale but instead of Lovecraftian horror, it’s all about cows. The Beef and Dairy Network is the creation of comedian Ben Partridge. The joke per minute ratio is intense and you will find yourself rewinding a lot to get the jokes you missed the first time around because you were laughing too much.
Where to Begin: Episode one.