Podcasts are awesome (especially mine) 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 Black List Table Reads
The Black List is an annual survey that ranks the ‘most liked’ unproduced screenplays as voted upon by studio and production company executives. A third of the movies featured on these lists went into production, including Whiplash, The Equalizer, Argo, Spotlight, John Wick, Edge of Tomorrow, and Zombieland. The Black List is the brainchild of former exec Leonard Franklin.
The Black Light Table Reads podcast is a chance for you to experience some movies on the list that have yet to go into production. With a rotating cast of actors, Leonard presents the unmade movies as movies for your ears. His casts have included Paul Scheer, Matt Gourley, June Diane Raphael, Rob Huebel, Jason Mantzoukas, Lauren Lapkus, Casey Wilson, Colin Hanks, Zachery Levi, and a variety of others. The genres change around with each movie and there are also special episodes with interviews with the writers and spotlights on Black List movies that actually got made.
Where to Begin: The first movie, Balls Out, is a comedy that you’re never going to get see made so get it in your ears ASAP. After that, go nuts.
Non-Movie Podcast of the Week
Oh No Ross and Carrie
Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy are doing god’s work…well, not God-god but good work. They are a pair of investigators who, like most of us, are fascinated by fringe science, the paranormal, spirituality, and religion. Unlike most of us, though, they will actual go to a Christian Science congregation or get their ears candled. They go and check out the weird, wild stuff out in the world and report back.
The thing I love about this podcast is that while there is a certain sense of prevailing cynicism with each subject they check out, each subject is given a fair shake. They go to the temples, the celebrity center’s, the congregations, the sermons, the meetings, etc. and they ask questions and they listen and they tell us their findings. It’s like Penn and Teller’s Bullshit but with less of an obvious bias and less yelling. So much less yelling.
Ross and Carrie are great hosts who tackle each topic with humour and anger/joy at what free hot drinks are provided.
Where to Begin: Some episodes are standalone, some are parts of bigger investigations so to be safe, start from the start and work your way through.