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
The Film Room
I listen to a lot of movie podcasts both for fun and for this feature. There are some great ones and there are some that are not. As with anything the charm of the hosts is the key and that’s the wonderful thing about The Film Room.
Hosted by Austin Shinn and Albert Wiltfong, The Film Room is a brilliant podcast that doesn’t just focus on reviewing new releases or analyzing classics. Each episode focuses on something different so there are new releases, but also long running features like the Yearbook and Hitchcocktober, as well as reviews of older movies, documentary episodes about the life and times of filmmaker Harold Ragsdale, mini episodes, The Lost Tapes (bad movies), and others.
Shinn and Wiltfong are funny, erudite movie guys, and it is refreshing how unpredictable and fun the podcast is.
Where to Begin: Anywhere, there’s lots to take in so check out their episodes and dive in.
Non-Movie Podcast of the Week
Now you’re probably already listening to this one if you’re a podcast fan or someone who is just here for Serial, but if you’re not then you need to get on it. Also you need to read nothing about it and just trust me.
The trailer for S Town explains that This American Life reporter Brian Reed was contacted by a John B Macklemore of Shittown, Alabama, and asked to come down South to help investigate a murder. What the trailer doesn’t give you are many hints about what happens next.
This is one of those podcasts that zigs and zags so much it’s hard to describe it even if I didn’t want to ruin the surprises. I will say this though, if you’re thinking this is a true crime podcast about a murder investigation you’re wrong, and if you think you can guess what’s going to happen next in this show, then you’re dead wrong.
Where to Begin: Chapter one.