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 Video Negative Podcast
The 90’s are a weird time, especially in movies. It’s the decade Hollywood thought Hulk Hogan could be a viable movie star, that video game adaptations were something they could get right if they just kept making them, and that TV shows could easily make the jump to the big screen. It is a wasteland of big budget nightmares, soundtracks featuring MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice, and adaptations made by people with only a passing familiarity with the source material.
The Video Negative podcast is your guide through this wasteland. The hosts choose only the best of the worst that the 90’s has to offer. They approach each movie with a mix of good humour and volcanic rage, and will give credit where its due and point out what a film does right as well as awfully, awfully wrong. The three hosts have an easy chemistry and bounce off each other with ease without any single voice drowning out the others. And speaking of voices, it’s awesome to hear Scouse accents on a podcast, especially for this writer being a North West of England raised woolly back living in Australia.
Where to Begin: Jump around and find the movies you’re willing to sit through
Non-Movie Podcast of the Week
My Dad Wrote a Porno
What would you do if you found out your 60-year-old father had written/self-published an erotic novel? You would make a podcast in which you and two friends read a chapter each week with running commentary, analysis, and hilarious asides. Obviously.
Belinda Blinked 1: A modern story of sex, erotica and passion. How the sexiest sales girl in business earned her huge bonus by being the best at removing her high heels by Rocky Flintstone is the subject of My Dad Wrote a Porno. Jamie Morton, along with James Cooper and Alive Levine have created a podcast that’s like if Mystery Science Theatre 3000 focused upon badly written erotica themed around the cutthroat world of sales in the pots and pans industry. I listen to this podcast on my commute to work and it has led to me getting funny looks on the train and the street and almost falling off my bike because of how much it makes me laugh. Morton’s deadpan reading of the book and it’s ridiculous content are enough but Cooper and Levine’s constant interruptions and comments put it over the edge. There are not many other podcasts that consistently force me to have to pause them until I get my breath back, but this is definitely one of them.
Where to Begin: At chapter one with the opening line, “Belinda blinked.”