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
Another Film Podcast
A relatively new podcast on the scene, Another Film Podcast is a discussion show in which the hosts Colin and Judson choose a modern release and then discuss it in relation to a classic movie. For example, their inaugural episode featured a discussion about 2016’s La La Land and 1952’s Singing in the Rain.
Both hosts are highly knowledgeable in technical aspects of cinema as well as the mechanics of movie writing. They are also big movie nerds without the need for snobbery, which is something refreshing in the podcast scene as there is a lot of snooty chaff amidst the wheat (and Audiences Everywhere has an all wheat policy.)
A fantastic episode of the show focused upon discussing Arrival, Interstellar, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. It is a fascinating talk as they dissect how the movie fit together and how they differ while also giving some great insight into the meanings behind some of the broader, metaphysical plotlines of these sci-fi epics.
Where to Begin: I would start with the aforementioned triple header sci-fi episode. That is a great, confident taster to let you know the quality of the show.
Non-Movie Podcast of the Week
Fictional podcasts are becoming more and more prevalent and gathering higher caliber stars to these modern radio dramas. Homecoming is a scripted podcast from Gimlet starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, David Cross, and Amy Sedaris.
It is the story of Heidi Bergman (Keener), a caseworker at an experimental institute where she helps soldiers reintegrate into society. When the story begins she is focused upon Walter Cruz (Isaac), a soldier having some issues and violent impulses. The story jumps around between her sessions with Cruz and her life five years later where she is now working as a waitress at a shitty diner.
The production values are great and it feels highly immersive with a great cast and vivid sound effects. The first season finished in December, so it’s a perfect chance to jump aboard.
Where to Begin: Episode one.