Podcasts of the Week: 01/09/17
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 Rialto Report
The Rialto Report website is an archive of documentary material, audio, video, and photographs from the Golden Age of adult film in New York and beyond from the early 1960s to the mid-1980s. The adult movie is genre much maligned and avoided or hidden.
The Rialto Report podcast brings a lot of the major players from this period back into the spotlight to tell their stories of this crazy time when adult movies blew up and became a huge money maker. The podcast features profiles, discussions, and interviews, and seeks to educate listeners about this period of cinema history.
The interviews are always candid and uncensored, and fans of movies like Boogie Nights will love hearing about this wild, unrestrained time and the people who found themselves living this high life of going from being nobodies to movie stars.
Where to Begin: I began at random with episode 45 about Fred Lincoln and didn’t look back. Lincoln was there in the early days and is an incredible storyteller with so many stories its a wonder there isn’t a movie made about him.
Non-Movie Podcast of the Week
25 Minutes of Silence
When this podcast was brought to my attention and I saw that the premise was host Joey Clift and a guest sit in silence for 25 minutes I assumed there was more to it. Perhaps the 25 minutes happen after an interview or its some sort of crazy misdirect and they actually talk for 25 minutes.
Nope. Each episode has Clift briefly introduce himself and his guest and then they are silent for 25 minutes, then the guest plugs anything they would like and then the episode ends.
Perhaps it is a commentary on interview podcasts or the nature of publicity. Perhaps its a mindfulness thing or one of those ASMR deals. Perhaps it’s nothing. All I know is that I’m addicted to it and can’t explain why.
Where to Begin: I don’t think it really matters, but the first episode is as good as any.