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
Film Analysis with Luke
If you’re like me then you love a deep dive into the minutiae of movies. I love a well-written review but I’m a fiend for deep analysis. That kind of stuff where every scene can be broken down into little bits that enhance the whole when critically looked at.
Luke Runges has a podcast that does just that. Each episode focuses on a movie or set of movies and delves into the metaphorical aspects, the themes, and how the filmmakers tell stories within the stories.
He has also begun turning his attention towards the TV show, Mad Men, giving an insight into each episode. Luke has a good eye for movies and analysis and sounds a little like a DJ on a radio station that only plays smooth jazz, which is definitely a good thing.
Where to Begin: If you’re here for Mad Men then you’ll want to find the first episode analysis, otherwise choose a movie you like and dive in.
Non-Movie Podcast of the Week
The Tokyo Hotel
The Tokyo Hotel is an eight part comedy podcast from the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) set in the once luxurious Tokyo Hotel in Hollywood. The hotel has since fallen on hard times and become a place full of weirdos and comic characters.
Genre-wise this is a comedy love story murder mystery heist tale featuring a concierge named Con Cierge, a unintelligible bellhop, a strange jazz pianist named Carlos, and a lift operator named Werner Herzog and who is the Werner Herzog (though not played by Werner Herzog).
You will have noticed a recent trend on these pages for me leaning towards more of these podcast sitcoms and the reason for that is that they are fantastic. The medium being purely audio means they can go to wild as hell places and rely on whip smart dialogue and no wasted moments. The Tokyo Hotel is highly binge-able and definitely something you need to acquaint yourself with.
Where to Begin: Episode one.