Podcasts are awesome (especially mine) 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
I Was There Too
I Was There Too focuses on the bit parts, side characters, and featured extras who make up the sidelines and backgrounds of our favourite movies. These actors are the ones you may have seen in a bunch of small parts or maybe they were only in a few scenes of your favourite movie.
Gourley has gathered some fantastic guests from fantastic movies, and the subjects are always happy to give details from behind the scenes as well as a bit of juicy dirt and some trivia about the stars you never knew. The best part about this podcast for me is that Gourley’s taste matches my own, so hearing behind the scenes stories about Aliens, The Exorcist, Inglourious Basterds, Captain America, Deadwood, and There Will be Blood, is manna from heaven to me.
Where to begin: Rico Ross’s episode about his work as Frost in Aliens is perfect,and a great taste of how good this podcast is. From there, go back to the start and devour the whole thing.
That Awful Sound
There are a million podcasts about bad movies but only one great one about bad music. The best bad movie podcasts manage to be both scathing and loving, and That Awful Sound manages to do that too. Yes, Alexander Edwards and his guests rip apart some of the worst music/music videos ever made, but they will also give credit where its due. Edwards and his guests love music and love a wide range of genres (some of which I hadn’t heard of before this podcast) and this love comes through in each discussion.
The show’s format is simple. Edwards and his guests each choose a music video to discuss from a genre chosen each week. They discuss the band, the genre, the song, and the video, and then get into the song’s lyrics and video’s YouTube comments. The YouTube comments is always a highlight as they’re usually crazy or oddly depressing or simply an angry rant about the popularity of Justin Bieber. There are also occasional special episodes focusing on the career/downfall of a band going from when they rocked right up to how they now suck.
Where to begin: The podcast is non-linear so find a genre or song you like/dislike and dive in, and then when you love the show, go back to the start and catch up.