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 FilmWhys Podcast
A very common question you will face when telling something about a movie you haven’t seen is ‘Why haven’t you seen this movie?’ The answer varies. Maybe you just didn’t have time, you’ve never heard of the movie before, or you just didn’t want to.
The FilmWhys Podcast is all about that question. Host Bubbawheat, possibly in an effort to clear out his own blind spot list, invites guests onto the show with the proviso they bring a movie that Bubbawheat hasn’t seen and that they watch one chosen by him that they have yet to see.
As an added bonus there are also FilmWhys Spotlight episodes where Bubbawheat focuses upon a certain movie and brings in expert and critics to talk about their experiences with that movie.
Where to Begin: With the standard episodes you can start anywhere, but with the spotlight episodes I would advise starting with the episode dedicated to Ang Lee’s much maligned, possibly misunderstood Hulk
Non-Movie Podcast of the Week
Hound Tall with Moshe Kasher
The premise for Hound Tall is simple. It is a live podcast in which comedian Moshe Kasher brings out a couple of funny friends and an expert in a field and they riff about the chosen subject. Subject have included death, Brexit, dinosaurs, Burning Man, religion, baseball, electronic dance music, and a whole lot of others.
What’s great is that the experts are there for a good time too, it’s not some stuffy academic talking to a bunch of slacker comedians who aren’t taking the whole thing seriously. Yes, there are jokes and extended riffs, but the comedians Kasher brings on are interested in the topics and respectful while also being hilarious.
It helps that Kasher seems to be friends with all my favourite comedians like Chelsea Peretti, Greg Proops, Jen Kirkman, Jenny Slate, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Scheer, Reggie Watts, his wife Natasha Leggero, and a murderer’s row of others.
Where to Begin: Choose a topic close to your heart and start there or find a comedian/expert you like. Alternately start from episode one.