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
Headcanon – A Film Franchise Podcast
Headcanon is a movie podcast with a very simple but very effective hook. Each week the hosts Benjamin Light and Marco Sparks watch and discuss each movie in a series. So far they have made episodes about the Harry Potter movie series, the original Star Wars trilogy (and The Force Awakens), Indiana Jones, Twilight, Scream, the first two Fifty Shades movies, Hunger Games, and Back to the Future.
Each episode focuses on one movie entry in each series and the hosts discuss the source material, if any, the best moments of each movie, the best characters, and also how each movie fits together with the others in the series.
As someone who loves a good franchise and who is a continuity nerd, this is a podcast I’m surprised I didn’t get around to sooner. Their discussion of the Harry Potter movies is some of the best I’ve ever heard and it has that thing that a wonderful podcast will do in that it makes you want to actively join the discussion rather than just listening in. On an unrelated note, if the hosts ever need a guest from England who lives in Australia, I know a guy.
Where to Begin: Considering how the podcast is set up, you can either go from the start or find a movie series you like and dive in there. You are spoiled for choice, so I would advise Harry Potter or Star Wars as great jumping on points.
Non-Movie Podcast of the Week
Monkey Tennis – The Alan Partridge Fan Podcast
Monkey Tennis is a retrospective of the great man’s work starting with the seminal TV show I’m Alan Partridge before, in later episodes of the podcast, moving into Knowing Me, Knowing You, the talk show that made Alan a household name until he murdered a man on live TV. Anyway, the podcast is a great, analytical look at Steve Coogan and Armando Iannucci’s comedy creation brought to you by huge fans of the show.
The hosts are all avid Alan experts with each seeming to have an encyclopedic knowledge of Partridge. For people like me who haven’t watched I’m Alan Partridge in forever, this podcast instantly reminded me of why it was one of the greatest comedy shows ever made. Give it a listen if you’re a fan, a lapsed fan, or someone who read this article and then decided to binge watch the original TV show.
Where to Being: Episode One