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
Double Exposure is a movie podcast in which the hosts and a guest discuss two movies that share a common element such as an actor, writer, or director. They then discuss that creator’s work and the two movies through a unique rubric.
Courtney Algeo and Chris Zumski Finke are great, witty, intelligent hosts and they have great guests on. It’s also great that they accept submissions you from the public about which creators to feature as this definitely means an eclectic and unpredictable range of artists being focused on.
More recently they have started a series of episodes focusing upon movies that Steve Bannon would hate, including Starship Troopers, Obvious Child, and Children of Men. And any podcast that wants to shitcan Steve Bannon while talking about excellent movies and encouraging you to donate to Planned Parenthood is aces in my book.
Where to Begin: I started with Michael Douglas, because he’s an actor I’ve always enjoyed but don’t hear or read enough about. Check out the range of episodes and pick out your fave and go from there.
Non-Movie Podcast of the Week
Doctor Who: Progtor Who Podcast
I guess its not a huge surprise that the worlds of Doctor Who and Prog Rock crossover so much. Both are epic, lengthy endeavours full of wild characters, endless futuristic and alien landscapes, and a heavy sprinkling of madness.
Hosts Marc Atkinson, Bob Flaming, and Craig Stimson are lifelong Who fans and lovers of Prog; they review the newest Who episode and discuss Who news, quizzes, and listener feedback. In the drab, dark months when there is no Who, they dig into classic episodes and the Big Finish dramas.
In each episode they play Prog Rock tunes or songs relevant to the episode or news. If you’re a hardcore Who fan like me then this is the place for you. These guys know their stuff, and they are funny and entertaining.
Where to Begin: Unlike Doctor Who with its 800+ episodes to watch, this podcast is much easier to catch up with from episode one.