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
Inside Psycho is a podcast not just about the movie but also about the book that the movie is based on, and the murders that influenced the book. Each episode takes on an aspect of the creation of this classic beginning with a chilling history of the Ed Gein murders.
The podcast is a mix of reportage and dramatization, with some excellent twists and a creation use of the format. For example during the first episode the host takes us on a tour through Ed Gein’s house right before the cops arrive, taking us into the basement and pointing out the horrific ways that Gein repurposed his victims’ skin throughout his house.
Where to Begin: Episode one but be warned—it’s not for the fainthearted.
Non-Movie Podcast of the Week
Clerk and Dagger
Clerk and Dagger is a podcast sitcom about Samantha Newberg, a cash-strapped college grad who takes on an internship with a company that deals with lizard people, mole men, Sasquatches, D20 dice, bathroom priests, and other assorted creatures and occult nightmares. Also the company is run by Satan and a sentient mop.
The idea of a weekly sitcom set in the offices of the Illuminati is one of those ideas that as soon as I head it I both loved it and cursed myself for not having thought of it first.
Each episode is around twenty minutes long and has a ridiculous joke per second ratio. Each character is a wonderful bag of hilarious quirks and weirdness, and the voice actors are marvelous. MVP is the head of human resources, H.R. Giger and his grotesque office furniture.
Where to Begin: Episode one.